52 Books in 52 Weeks 2012

52 Books in 52 Weeks!!!

Book 1: Lunewulf Law - Lorie O'Clare

Book 2: Date Night - Emma Holly

Book 3: Bewitched - H.P. Mallory

Book 4: Unicorn Bait - S.A. Hunter

Book 5: Darkness Dawns - Dianne Duvall

Book 6: Night Reigns - Dianne Duvall

Book 7: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble - H.P. Mallory / Week 4

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Prepare yourself....I've posted pictures! And I do too knit! ; ) I give you Sweet Mary's Twinkletoes! This is a modified version of Sweet Mary Janes, Erin (who created the SMJ pattern) helped me work it to fit my 5 year old daughter. So I married SMJs to Twinkletoes and came up with Sweet Mary's Twinkletoes! TaDa!

Leslie loves them and insists that she now needs a new ballerina dress to wear with them! Which, ya know, is totally correct! Um, that was sarcasm......

And here we have a pair of Sweet Mary Janes in the works for Leslie's teacher....shhh don't tell her. It's a surprise. I'm casting on another pair tonight for one of our crossing guards. These are "thanks you were great, goodbye we're moving" gifts. The other crossing guard is male so I'm gonna get out and pick up something nice to make him this. I'm also making some Sweet Mary's Twinkletoes for Leslie's little best girlfriend and her older sister! So I'll be busy with knitting and packing this week!

And last but not least we have my "poor neglected sock". I cast this thing on sooooo long ago! It has sat in it's project pouch waiting for some TLC. Poor thing. So, I'm working on it too this week.

That's it for now folks! Happy Knitting!!!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Dear Bad Fairies,

Please return my children. I know that you have hidden them away and have assumed their identities.You've been running through my house pulling out all their toys, drawing on the counters, and getting into everything you can get your hands on. You throw tantrums at bedtime and have not been saying please, thank you, and may I. You have pushed and shoved and tattled on each other until I can actually FEEL the grey coming out in my hair! My children would NEVER do these things. So please, I'm begging you, return my sweet and well mannered children to me before I go insane.

Leslie and Davey's Mother

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Desperately Bored Meme

I am desperately bored today. Desperately. Bored. Today.

So I snagged this meme from Creative Kismet.

5 Jobs I've Had:

~Stable Hand - very hard work but the owner (and friend) gave my dad a break on the boarding fees and I got free riding lessons.
~Cashier - at a local family owned drugstore.
~Bus Girl / Everything Else Girl - at Northern Harvet Bread & Pasta Company. I was fired from that job for leaving my shift early (with permission but later denied) to attend Dave's grandma's viewing!
~CNA - I did not enjoy the job but very much enjoyed my patients.
~Midnight Janitor - at a local bearing factory. It's VERY hard to work nights and take care of a young family. Kudos to all the Moms and Dads out there who do it every day, er well, night.

5 Movies I Could Watch Over & Over:

~Practical Magic
~National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
~Home Alone 1 & 2
~Pride & Prejudice (2005)

5 Place I Have Lived:

~South Haven, IN
~Valparaiso, IN
~Chesterton, IN
~LaPorte, IN
~Well, I don't know if this counts but we are about to move back to Chesterton.

5 TV Shows I Enjoy:

~The Office (US Version)
~Grey's Anatomy
~Desperate Housewives
~Quantum Leap (Obviously Reruns)
~Cooking Challenges on Food Network

5 Places I have been on Vacation:

~Boca Raton, FL
~Miami, FL
~Las Vegas, NV
~Washington DC
~Somewhere in Texas, I was little I don't remember!

5 Places I Would Love to Visit:


5 Websites I Visit Every Day:

~Yahoo Mail
~Ebay (well ALMOST everyday)
~Bodywork Online
~Blogger (again, ALMOST everyday)

5 Favorite Foods

~Rolled Roundsteak
~Ice Cream
~French Toast

I hope you all enjoyed my boredom! Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Alphabits Meme

Hey All! I snagged this from Erin. I too have no pictures to share at the moment, although I have a pile of stuff screaming to be photographed! I'll get it up as soon as I can. Ack, like with out a digital camera.......it sucks!

A- Available or single? Married : )
B- Best Friend? Yep!
C- Cake or Pie? Cake, white with buttercream frosting.
D- Drink of Choice? Wild Cherry Pepsi, Caramel Frapaccino, Strawberry Margaritas.
E- Essential Item? A good book to read.
F- Favorite Color? Shades of Blue, Pink.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Worms
H- Hometown? Valparaiso, IN
I- Indulgence? Books and yarn!
J- January or February? February, it's Leslie's birth month.
K- Kids and names? Daughter Leslie, son Davey
L- Life is incomplete without? Family
M- Marriage Date? June 17, 2000
N- Number of Siblings? 2 older sisters.
O- Oranges or apples? Apples
P- Phobias/Fears? Bugs, ALL bugs. Driving in the snow. I'm getting over that one, trying to anyway!
Q- Favorite Quote? "If wishes were fishes, we'd have some to fry!"
R- Reason to Smile? There are TONS of reasons to smile!
S- Season? Fall and Summer.
T- Tag three people! Nope
U- Unknown Fact About Me? I alwasys wanted to be an actress!
V- Vegetable you hate? Squash
W- Worst habit? Biting my lip.
X- X-Rays you’ve had? Teeth, shoulder, arm.
Y- Your favorite food? Steak
Z- Zodiac? Cancer

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It was my first time!

Yes, I am not ashamed to admit that finally at the age of 28, I made Jell-O for the first time last night. It was an amazing and rather short experience. But first times can be that way! ; ) But it was oh so tasty today! I also recently made rice crispy squares for the first time!!! Can you believe the sheltered life I've led!!!

Aside from Jell-O we had an exciting night last night! We took Leslie to practice with the Valpo Vikettes. She, and other K - 2nd grade girls, will be preforming at halftime at this Friday's basketball game! It's just so cute and crazy. I did this when I was little and I was a Vikette (flag girl) in high school! We took a ton of pictures, if any of them turned out I will post them! *crossing my finger here*

It also SNOWED yesterday and started to actually stick as the evening rolled in! By the time we left the high school we had at least a good 1 1/2 inches! Dave took me out to a far corner of the parking lot to practice driving. Several years ago I wrecked our little Ford Focus while driving in the first real snow of that year. I have been VERY VERY afraid of driving in snow ever since. I'm talking if I get stuck driving in snowy conditions I'm balling! I am seriously afraid. SERIOUSLY. So last night Dave had me drive a little bit with Bullet (our Durango) in 2wd and then he had me switch to 4wd. OMG I am NEVER buying another vehicle without 4wd! It's a world of difference. Since I was feeling pretty confident I drove us all home! Yay me!

On the knitting front I am working on the heel flap of my sock. I'll post a pic or two as soon as I can!

Happy Knitting Folks! Thank you, that is all!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Silver Bullet!

First I'd like to say.....Can you believe it! I posted pictures!!!!!

I'd like to introduce the newest member of our family. In keeping with the Lambert family tradition, we name all our cars, this is The Silver Bullet, Bullet for short. He is a 2001 Dodge Durango 4x4 and I love him! God, do I love him!

And here we have Miss Thang! Leslie with her new do, a bob! Doesn't she look cute and sweet. It's all an act, really! ; ) She is not feeling to well tonight, the dreaded cough has hit again! UHG! She is very excited about The Silver Bullet! She says "It's very comfortable!"

And here we have Davey, aka Little Man. Don't let that docile smile fool you, he is trouble with a capitol T! He likes Bullet very much cause it's a truck! Don't try to tell him it's an SUV, he's NOT havin it!

I have to say 2007 is off to a really good start. I hope I haven't just jinxed myself by saying that! But lets just look at the year so far......

-Moving to a nice big apartment at the beginning of February!
-Apartment is getting ALL new carpetting!
-Bought a WONDERFUL new car....truck....whatever!

Yay 2007!

Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Crafty Inspiration

I must say I belong to a really cool SNB group! The women I've met at our meetings are CRAFTY! It's very inspirational. So being all inspired, here are some cool things you should know about......

Button Bracelets 1 and 2 - They're fun and beautiful!
Will Knit for Tattoos - An essential tote for knitters with ink!
Spindle Kits - These come with a drop spindle, a few different fibers, and instructions in a drawstring canvas tote. I can't wait to learn how to spin! My kit has alpaca fiber in it......oooooo alpaca!
The Nina Shawl from Mason-Dixon Knitting - This is on my list to make!!!

Check back, I'm gonna be adding to this list!!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Resolutions Revised and New Book

Hey all! Okay so Happy New Year and all that. How many checks have you written with 2006 on them? Hehehe I do that every year. So far this year so good! So down to business, here is what I'm pretty sure is my final list of resolutions, um, at least for the time being!

~Get organized, seriously I am the Queen of Clutter.
~Get Motivated, I am also Her Majesty of Procrastination.
~Learn to have more patience.
~Get a sewing machine and learn how to use it. Without sewing through my finger, yes I actually did that in middle school Home Ec.
~Learn how to make jewelry.
~Learn how to spin my own yarn.
~Organize and catalog my knitting supplies and yarn, as well as my other crafty supplies.
~Finish the cross stitch witch I started a couple years ago!
~Start and finish a knitted blanket for Dave.
~Knit something super special just for myself, I don't know what that will be yet. Hmmmm?
~Finish up with my Belavi Facelift Massage certification.
~Get the family involved in some sort of activity we can all participate in.....horses, atvs......?

I think that's a pretty good list! Wish me luck!

I started a new book yesterday. Dave went to the local Barnes and Noble and he ASKED if I wanted anything. I have to say he's a good guy. Ya know, not many men will pick up their wife a romance novel. Or especially a romance/erotica novel! Hehehe! The last time he picked anything up for me the people behind the counter poked fun at him! Hahahaha! Anyway, Dave brought me home "Prince of Ice" by Emma Holly. He made sure everyone knew it wasn't for him. They said "of course it isn't" ; )~

Happy New Year, Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all!