Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Update

The weeks are just whirling by and I'm so behind the 8-ball! Our never-ending move hasn't ended yet (so we're still paying double rent), and we keep having little problems at our new place. Last weekend, the pipe in the main bathroom sink split; this weekend, my kitchen sink is all backed up; the "new" refrigerator needs a service call, and I'm just t-i-r-e-d.

I wish I had more energy to participate fully in all the Camp fun. My package is downstairs waiting to be pulled together for my sweet partner. This week, I swear!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Another Hectic Weekend

Saturday, the day where I was supposed to finish at the old house, we spent a LONG afternoon at urgent care. My little T had a reaction to antibiotics/OTC, so had to have an IV w/strong meds. Three hours later and she's feeling better. But, we have to go back in Sunday for another round so they left the line in .... she seems to be sleeping okay. So, after we pack more/clean at the old house, go to church, drop off a meal for a sick church member, and have T's follow-up treatment, THEN we're going to pick up our new puppy -- he's going to be HUGE (Dane/Mastiff mix) and is so sweet! Name suggestions??

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sweltering ....

We are just ROASTING in Portland!!! I'm so thankful that today was only in the 90's! Can you believe we've been moving in this heat - in the most IN-efficient manner possible - ever since we signed papers last Friday? We couldn't get movers until next Tuesday AND had trouble getting boxes, so we've been packing random boxes, driving them the 10 miles to our new place, unpacking/emptying out those boxes to re-use.

I'm praising God for lots of things in this move, but ESPECIALLY the fact that our new domicile has air conditioning! YEAH!! A/C is rarely needed in Oregon but it is SUCH a treat this week.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Game #5 - Part 2


Game #5


1. Animagus
2. Daily Prophet
3. Bowtruckle
4. Extendable Ear
5. Radish Earrings
6. Forbidden Forest
7. Golden Cherub
8. Thestral
9. High Inquisitor
10. Educational Decree

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Great movie!

My 10 yo daughter and I caught the 10pm showing on opening day. We had several errands to do first, including buying her a "wand" -- I took her to The Knitting Bee and a pair of gorgeous wood needles were our wands for the evening.

Time for true confession: I'm gonna have to see it again ... I've been so busy at summer camp, I actually fell asleep a couple of times!! Sad, but true. My embarrassing truth is NOT a reflection of the quality of the movie!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Feeling Better

Madam Pomfrey has worked her magic again and I'm feeling so much better. I'm not able to participate fully in all camp activities yet, but am alive! =)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cabins Rock!

Sssshhh, here's a secret -- I'm not really into "camping". I hate the idea of sleeping with the bugs, getting eaten by a bear, being cold ..... THANK YOU for placing us in CABINS!

I love how our cabin has a temperature spell on it so it's comfortable for everyone, with lots of charms to ward off bugs and any other predators!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I didn't realize today was deadline to post our wish lists. I'll put a quick list up, but reserve the right to come back and update, okay?! This is a huge list - I'm just rambling on about things I like so feel free to pick and choose, or ignore!

-Crochet books -

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Art of Tangle Crochet: Sweater Collection Volume V

by Lois Olson (Author)

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Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter

by Robyn Chachula (Author)

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Crocheting on the Edge: Ribs & Bobbles*Ruffles​*Flora*Fringes*​Points & Scallops

by Nicky Epstein (Author)

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Nicky Epstein's Crocheted Flowers

by Nicky Epstein (Author), Jennifer Levy (Photographer)

-German crochet magazines (or knitting mags with lots of crochet diagrams)

- crochet hook roll

- silky yarn

- cupcake themed items

- harry potter themed items

- anything hand-knit

- cute crochet stitch markers .. check out THESE earrings that could be used as markers

- needle felting kit

- wire/beaded crochet kit (or pattern with some supplies)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Flying Car???

My muggle car has been giving me a real fit since camp started. There may be a new car in my future ... who knows where I can get my own flying car??

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Camp Games, Part 2: WINGO Clues About Me

I haven't finished the game myself but thought I'd answer any questions I can to help a fellow camper fill in their own squares:

W4 - Was in HSKS 6
I1 - Played Q in HSKS6
I4 - I was born in May
I5 - I'm a Hufflepuff in Erumpent
N1 - I like chocolate of all type
N4 - I played clarinet and the accordion growing up
N5 - took the train to Seattle
G2 - I have 29 items in my queue
G5 - I speak a little German and can "speak" some sign language, too
O3 - I have a huge apron pattern collection

Summer Camp Games, Part 1: What's In Your Trunk??

In a nod to my love for alliteration, here is a list of lovely little look-sees in my trunk:

1. Llama yarn
2. Licorice wands
3. Lace gauntlets
4. Long underwear (I get cold at night!)
5. Lipstick
6. Literature (muggle fiction)
7. Letters from home
8. Leather journal/diary
9. Lone Ranger comic books
10. Luxurious lotions
... and more!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Activity: 3 Truths, 1 Lie

Our first assignment! Woo-hoo!! Listed below are three truths and one lie about the person (Shawnee) behind the HP character (Lavender O):

1. Helped purchase the first GPS for the US military.
2. Co-authored a cookbook for the freezer.
3. Cried on national television during filming of a documentary.
4. Taught my husband how to cook.

Leave your comments below as to which is the lie. =)

Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 8 - SUMMER CAMP 09

I'm so excited to report that I'm headed to my very FIRST sleep-over camp, and will make lots of Hogwarts friends, too!! I've special requested a lower bunk near the WC and I really hope I'm not a noisy sleeper.

I'm also crossing fingers that there are some crocheters to share patterns with, but I can't wait to see what all the creative knitters come up with, too!!