Monday, June 23, 2008

Leg Warmers!

I finally finished my first pair of leg warmers! They where actually pretty easy to make...I will be making more soon.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

New earring design

I just completed a new earring design. What do you think?

Sex and the Salt Lake City

Last night was Ladies' Night Out. 10 of us got together to see Sex and the City (the movie) and decided to make a night of it. The evening started with dinner at the Paris, complete with fancy cocktails, appetizers, dessert and excellent service from cute waiters. The food was delicious and atmosphere was perfect. After dinner we went to the movie.

It was my second time seeing the movie, and I most say, it was still just as enjoyable. This movie is a must see for any Sex and the City fan.

I notice several couples in theater this time, which surprised me and leads me to this note....Ladies, this is NOT a date movie!! Leave your poor guy at home and go with your girlfriends. The whole point of the movie, and the show, for that matter, is female camaraderie, right? Its much more enjoyable when your with group of girlfriends, I promise.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Cat's Life...

Katya at 8:00 am: Katya at 5:30 pm:
Still in the same spot as in the morning...What a life. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ruffle Yarn

I just started a new knitting project using Lions Brand ruffle yarn . The yarn creates a lovely ruffle effect with little effort. I'm making a scarf. Here's a picture of the project so far:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Raccoon update

This morning all three pups were gone. I think mama must have moved them to a new safe location. What a relief.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The raccoons are friendly!

As many of you know, I've been living with unwanted roommates for a while now...a family of raccoons who have taken up residence in my attic.

Last evening the situation escalating. Shortly after I arrived home from work I began hearing a raucous coming from inside the kitchen wall...thumping, thrashing, chirping, and screaming. I realized one of the baby raccoons must have fallen into the wall and become trapped. I called my landlord, Weston, and he came right over. After determining the pup could not be free via the basement or attic, he decided to cut a hole in the wall in the inside of my kitchen cabinet. With the help of his wife and mother, I built a "corral" that would hopefully guide the raccoon out the front door once it was freed.

As soon as the hole was cut a little face appeared...and it was not a baby. It was the mama! And she was huge. (Please excuse the bad photos. I took them with my iPhone) She sat for several minute in the cabinet just look at us and the tried to hide under the sink. Finally, she came out and casually strolled through the kitchen and living room and then out the front door. She then run across the alley and hid in a carport.

While Weston prepared to go up to the attic to search for her pups, his wife started closing up the hole. Suddenly something grunted! One of the babies was in the wall too!

Here is
the baby. Isn't he cute? But I so glad to have him out of my house. After the baby was freed we put him outside with his mama. Weston went up to the attic but did not find any other pups. But during the night I could hear babies moving around up there and the mama trying to break back in.

This morning Weston pulled two more pups out of there and placed them with the first one, who was still in the carport. The three of them are still there...Hopefully mama hasn't abandoned them. I'll keep you updated.