Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Merry Yule to all the pagans!

For the Christians out there in Bloggyland!

For all the knitters! Happy year of the sheep!!
And for the smartasses out there. Or those who are just plain sick and tired of all the Christmas music/shows/merchandise/what have you in the stores.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Billy Boyd - The Last Goodbye - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Black Friday 'Fun'

As I posted Thursday, I did a little shopping on Friday, mostly for things I need. After I got some laundry done, of course.

What I got, and where.

Mom and I hit Tractor Supply Company first. She went for the sale on Friskies (Yes, we still have two indoor fuzzballs, and a few outside kitties.) and I went for a work jacket (mine's brown, not moss green.) for $51.99, and gloves for $7.99, both on sale. Mind you, I went in originally for just a jacket, but if this winter is anything like last, I'll need both.

Second stop was Old Navy for me so I could pick up a few pairs of jeans (since I lost weight and my 18s are all too flipping baggy now.) and a pair of better fitting pj pants, all half off. I'm seriously thinking of selling some of the pants that are too loose on me now to make room and money for new pairs. Y'know, kill two birds with one stone.

Last stop was Michael's to meet up with mom and I wound up getting some mini-gift boxes and some peppermint bark to give with Christmas cards to teachers and the office staff at work.

Our last stop was Target to price snow boots for work, since the ones I had from a couple years ago had a leak that I only found out about the first really good snow of the year... And mom needs a pair because she can't keep wearing the waterproof sneakers Jo gave her in the snow because they aren't tall enough.

With that having been reported, I'll leave you with a random fortune cookie quote:
'How dark is dark?
How wise is wise?'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to give thanks for the blessings of the last year. Time for family to come together to stuff themselves catatonic, sometimes while watching the inevitable Thanksgiving Day NFL game. And if you're a shopaholic who just has to get the latest, greatest Black Friday (but really Thursday) deal, time to shop, shop, shop!* However you and yours celebrate this holiday, I wish you all a safe, warm, and happy Thanksgiving!
*- We here at KatKnits do not endorse getting up at an unGoddessly early hour to go out and going ape-shit insane for a $90 piece of plastic carp that will likely break within a few days (if not hours) of it being unwrapped on Christmas (or Yule if you are of the pagan/Wiccan faith.). Having said that, I'll be out getting items that I do need (mostly for work) before Yule.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Apparently, a cashier at Giant likes my weekend make up. She's come over a couple times when I've been over in the café area working on something for mom to admire it. And also apparently thought I'm just out of school, as well. Nice kid, too.

Took this using Loki's webcam, so it's not the best pic of me with makeup.
Anyway, yes, you heard me right above. I wear makeup on the weekends now. Not a lot, or really over-done, but a bit darker/odder than normal folks. May post on what's in the make up stash later, and what would qualify something to be considered for said stash. Well, besides possibly looking good with what else I've got...

Saturday, October 11, 2014


I'm definitely not liking how October started out... Wound up losing my wallet last Sunday while mom and I were out doing laundry, and had planned on hitting Michaels afterwards to pick up a couple craft bits... What pisses me off is that it ha $40, my work and state ID, credit card (now cancelled and waiting on a reissue from my credit union.), swipe card for the doors at work, account cards, and store savings cards. What in the hell did I do to deserve this kinda karma? Ugh... And it's a wallet I've had for the last... 6 years and really liked, too. Granted, it's beat up to the point I really should retire it and get a new one, but still...

Friday, September 19, 2014


I am so not liking the new schedule at work.... Instead of working 2:30 to 11 like we've been since I started, my coworkers and I were switched to 9:30am to 6pm. Which means we have to clean around classes during the school day (and shoo kids out of bathrooms we're cleaning), and clean desks/get trash/sweep up the large bits of trash once the kids're gone. I don't know about my coworkers but that ain't a proper cleaning to me.  But, it's what the higher ups want to do to save the almighty dollar.

Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams


I honestly don't know what to say... This comes as a total shocker. I never for one moment would have pegged Mr. Williams as someone who would commit suicide. Then again, I don't know what demons he may have been struggling with after his latest work.

Guess all I really have is I hope he rests well in the after-life.  He'll be missed and loved.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Things are starting to look up.

Finally, too.

I finished knitting a cowl a coworker over at Wilson had requested a couple weeks ago, so that's getting a wash and sent out tomorrow. And a friend over on GhostVillage asked about commissioning a couple somethings once that was finished up, so going to get details from her on what she'd like. Plus Dr. Myers (Bruce's and my doctor. Love the woman to bits, and I've only had one official appointment with her and went to Bruce's Monday with him and mom and she remembered the knitting.) half-jokingly said about having me knit her a sweater. Which I just may do for Yule/Christmas. Saw one in the latest Knitscene magazine that would look good on her.

Well, that's all I have for now. Hopefully, I can get a flipping camera soon, so I can start posting photos of the knits in progress again... Even if it's a cheap point and shoot digital. Preferably a Nikon, because I actually like how the one I had worked.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Thank the Goddess THAT went well!

Dad had h is doctor's appointment today, and thankfully, it went better than mom and I thought it would. Dr. Myers (who's also my doc, and oh how I love her.) actually talked him into going for the tests he's been putting off because he's afraid his insurance won't pay for it/ that it's too damn expensive. So, score one there.

Score two is that she told him that he has to eat when he starts getting hungry, to keep his blood sugar level. Otherwise he gets all kinds off pissed off and suicidal. I don't mean your run of the mill hangry bit, I mean full blown, I'm honestly afraid he's going to hurt me, mom or one of the furbabies we have left angry. And yes, I told her that during the appointment, in front of him.

Score two and a half: He's finally got a walker! His breathing troubles have gotten to the point that he can't go the ten feet from our front door to the car without having to lean on the trunk to catch his breath. For the record, he's got emphysema, and the last time he had his chest scanned, he had a nodule in one of his lungs that just may've gotten worse. Now, hopefully, the insurance company will pay the other 85 % of the walker cost.

Score three: I ran into one of my schoolmates/neighbors from Long's Gap Road when we were waiting on the scrip for the walker and a test for him, and we recognized each other pretty quickly. Though, he remembered my name before I remembered his. (Yes, I've always been bad with putting names with faces. This is nothing  new, and kind of a running jokeish with most folks who know me.)

Well, that's all for now. Hopefully, the rest of the effing anvil of crappy luck will get off soon. (Prayers/spells/what have you welcome to help with that, because honestly? We need all the help we can get right now.)

Well, I'll talk to y'all later!