well, things are going ok. i'm not ahead, and just barely behind. i'm actually working on 2 squares, since one is hard on my wrists (a kind of crossed stitch herringbone looking thing). the other one is seed stitch. sorry, no pics, yet, the herringbone one is at mark's and i want to take group photos (i'm gonna be posting my pics to the frappr map that stephanie has up for all of us olympic knitters. not everyone has put a pin on it yet (when i looked a few minutes ago there were 1444, andi believe that we are up to 4000, if not more.
liam is a little shit. he's behind on all his homework again. so he spent the weekend doing all of it. mark has been going into the school when he picks liam up, and talks to his teachers. gets all the assignments that liam is missing, and then makes liam sit until they're done. as of right now, all he has left is social studies (which he forgot at school, imagine that!) and a power point presentation for literature. of course, since liam was unable to complete this on the computer by the deadline, he gets to do it in poster form now. ah, such is life.
work is it's usual annoying self. i'm allowed 24 attendance points, and i've got 14.5 right now. i got a verbal warning (ooooo, i'm frightened), and my supervisor and i looked to see when i was going to have points drop off, and it's not gonna happen til may. sigh. i suppose i should use vacation in lieu of points, but i'm trying to save it up for the wedding. mark has put down for the week after off, for the honeymoon. i'm going to try for the week before and the week after, so i can finish up those last minute details (like the shawl i ahven't started yet, sigh).
you might be a redneck if you put ketchup on chinese food (oh my god, the evil demon sauce!)
. . . you plan your wedding for when the fish aren't biting (i probably have upset a ton of people, because i'm sure sept 16 is NOT a by week for nebraska or iowa state, lol)
. . . you think cappuccino is a tv detective.
. . . your wife bought you motor oil for your birthday.
. . . there is a tree growing out of a car in yoru yard.
. . . you own a pair of knee-high moccasins (i thought that made you a hippie, not a redneck?)
what i'm reading
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Neffennegger. i like this! it's definitely interesting, but i think i already have a hint of what is going to happen when henry is 43.
Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon. i won this book in a contest that Natalie had a long time back, asking why girls are weird. i won, lol. she finally sent the book to me, and the plan is to pass it on to a contest winner here. i'll post the contest when i'm done reading it (it's pretty good (and weird) so far)
The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice. (book tape in the house, i've got 4 tapes to go!)
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (book tape in the car, i'm on the second book, and i think the voice is michael york (and lestat is french, isn't that interesting?)
The Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings. this book is on semi-hold, since i'm trying to finish book #1, since i believe it was on hold for me, and will probably be unrenewable.
knit on, fellow olympians! (i watched the men's single luge last night. has anybody tested these guys' mental stability? i have serious doubts about a man who will ride a sled downhill at upwards of 88 mph, feet first)