Yarn for Kalei

Adventures in crafting...my obsession with yarn, beads, and scrapbooking.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I was tagged....

I was tagged by lynnm! Thanks for tagging me Lynn! Sorry I have been a bit slow to post but I have been down and out with a MAJOR cold. So here goes....

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.”Six weird things about me:

1. The number one thing that people say is weird about me is that I won't eat any meat off of a bone. Chicken with bones...NO WAY!! I don't know, but something about it just totally grosses me out.

2. I don't sleep. I normally get 2-3 hours of sleep a day. It drives people crazy. I told me husband when we first met that I have terrible insomnia and he said not to worry it wouldn't bother him. That is until he actually had to start living with me every night. :0) He is used to it now, but I think it was rough for him at first. The good thing for me is that it gives me enough time to keep up with my addictions to TV, movies, and knitting.

3. I get sick at the drop of a hat. If anyone even remotely near me has any type of virus or infection, I guarantee that I will come down with it. My doctor says that my immune system is always worn down because I don't get enough sleep. (See weird fact #2) It is kind of a catch 22. The only time I sleep regularly is when I am sick, but once I am better I can't sleep again which in turn causes me to get sick more often....CRAZY!

4. I have a bit of OCD when it comes to germs. I get totally grossed out and clean my hands constantly. I also hate when my food touches. I knew I was in trouble and had to get a grip when my older son saw Monk! and told me that Monk reminded him of me. LOL!!! So my friends have told me I have been loads better since then, but I still refuse to open a public restroom door with my bare hands. :0)

5. I frequently go to Hawaii for the weekend. I don't think this is weird, but a lot of people I know do. I grew up there and most of my family and friends still live there so I only have to pay for air fare. I am also very close to them so I always end up flying back for baby showers, graduations, and luaus.

6. I always wear my hubby's clothes when he is away on a business trip. I like to sleep in one of his long sleeve t-shirts. It reminds me of him. I already hardly sleep and when he is gone, sometimes I can't sleep at all and the t-shirt seems to help for some reason.

I received a package from my SP9 Secret Pal yesterday and it totally ROCKED! I will try to do another post with pics tonight. I need to take a break now because my mouse is dying.

I will also tag 6 people for the Wierd Things in that post.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends

I've seen this on a bunch of blogs that I read and thought I would try it out! Here goes...

Welcome to the 2006 Christmas Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends! You know the drill. Highlight, copy, and paste (not forward) and change my answers to your answers. Be sure to send back to me. Enjoy!! Everyone has time for a few moments of fun! Don't be a scrooge!!!Come on!

NAME: yarn4kalei

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate made with milk. YUM! I also love a hot chocolate from Marie Belle chocolates in New York that has a bit of chili pepper in it. It is really rich though so I can only drink a half a cup. I also am really fond of Apple Cider.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I wrap the presents as Santa's official helper. I have a bunch of Santa wrapping paper that I have been using since my boys were born. They always know it's from Santa when they see that paper.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored and white both inside and outside. Lots of lights. You can never have too many lights!

4. Do you hang mistletoe? My mom bought me some this year. This will be the first year we have hung it up.

5. When do you put your decorations up? We decorate the outside of the house on Thanksgiving and we try to get the tree the first weekend in December.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Luckily, I am not a big dessert eater. My favorite is rice and gravy. I make the gravy from scratch with my turkey drippings. It is my husband's favorite too.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: We didn't have tons of money when I was little and one year for Christmas I received a doll. Looking back on it now I know that it was a used doll. Someone had cut its hair all weird and it looked so sad. My parents gave her to me with a note from Santa that said she needed a really good home and someone to love her and take good care of her. I loved that doll. I felt so special that Santa thought I was a good enough person to be the one to love that doll. I kept that doll until I was an adult. I gave her to a young friend of mine who didn't have much and I told her the story of how special this doll was because she came from Santa. I sincerely hope that the doll continues to be given to children who need her as much as she needs them.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember exactly when but I was at least 9 or 10 years old.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We all open one gift on Christmas Eve at 12am. Then the boys know they have to go to bed so that Santa can come. My older one knows that my hubby and I (or the parental units as he jokingly calls us sometimes) are Santa, but my younger one still wants to believe.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? With lights and ornaments. The lights are white and multi-colored and the ornaments are all red and gold.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I am from Hawaii and I have never been in snowfall. I would like to experience it once, but I don't handle cold well so we will see if it ever happens.

12. Can you ice skate? I love to ice skate.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My favorite gift as a child was the doll I mentioned above. My favorite gift as an adult was pictures of my boys. My husband took the boys for pictures the Picture People. They are so beautiful. I totally didn't expect it and it was so wonderful.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? I love to spend time with my family. I love the whole festive atmosphere and the excitement from the boys. All of the lights and Holiday Music.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? I'm not a big dessert fan. The closest I come is the sweet potato casserole I make every year. I cook sweet potatoes and mix them with sugar, cream, butter, cinnamon, and fresh ground nutmeg. I bake it in the oven with marshmallows on top. YUMMY!!!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Getting the tree. I love to go and pick a good Christmas Tree. Then we bring it home and put the lights on it. I love that first look when the tree is all lit up.

17. What tops your tree? We have a red poinsettia tree topper. It is really pretty and it matches the garlands that I hang around my windows.

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? I love both. I love planning what I am going to give everyone and either buying or making everything. I also love Christmas morning when I get to see what my Hubby and kids have gotten me.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey is my favorite song, closely followed by Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters. I also love Baby It's Cold Outside by Dean Martin and the new version by Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton.

20. Candy Canes... I have to be in the mood. I am not a big fan of mint unless it is in gum or a mojito.

WOW!! That was long. But a lot of fun. :0)

I hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Time is Flying By and My Swap Package Arrives!

I can't believe that it is already only 2 weeks until Christmas. I feel like the whole year passed by in a flash. Before I know it, it will be 2007. Am I the only one who thinks that is crazy? It can't be almost 2007 already. Oh well, time just keeps marching on.

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

One of many great quotes from a favorite movie of mine.

I received my Knit Kit package today and it is lovely! Thanks so much Gina from Quebec. I love everything. I needed a pair of DPNs so it was the perfect gift. I love the two sets of yarn, they are both so soft. It was too late when I got home to get a decent picture so I will add it to my next post.

I will have to make it up to Quebec someday. I think my family would really enjoy it there. My husband speaks decent French and my older son is taking French in school. So between the two of them we should be able to get in some practice speaking French! I am trying to learn, but my pronunciation isn't so good, so I am not allowed to work with my son! LOL! My hubby says I teach him bad habits on accident. They are both being patient with me. My younger son can't wait until next year when he can take French just like his big brother.