Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Coming out of hiding

I must apologize for my self-imposed exile from the blog world. I've been suffering from insomnia for a few months and lately I've just been too tired to string word together into a coherent sentence. And even if my brain was still functioning on such a high level by the end of the day, I was too tired to actually type that sentence. And let's not even mention the fact that the aforementioned sentence must be clever and witty. I just wasn't up to the task.

I love bloggers. I've received polite inquiries via e-mail, knitty, and a phone call from my Mom saying she's sick of looking at the ugly brown sweater and could I post some pictures of her Grandchildren for goodness sakes. So here Mom, these are for you.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Image hosting by Photobucket

Thanks for all the love.

Yet despite these efforts still I remained silent. I didn't post progress of Evil, for there was progress. Or the issues of Evil, for there are issues. Nor did I post on my Shetland Shawl, or my new job, or the nefarious quintet of scarves. Silent I remained. The longer I remained silent the harder it seemed to commence blogging again. I didn't know where to start. Do I begin where I left off with Evil, or the scarves or *gasp* my son's third birthday? Do I mention my silence, or act like nothing happened. I couldn't find the words to start.

Then Kim pulled me out of my silence with the only thing I can not resist. She tagged me for a meme. I just love being tagged. So here I go.

4 jobs you've had:
Regional Manager for a company that provide Shared Office Space (my only impressive title)
Filling waffle cones at TCBY
a Maid
1st drive-thru window at McDonald (they always let me work the drive-thru, otherwise I was rude to the customers. I loved the first window because I took orders, handled money, but never had to touch the food)

4 movies you can (and have) watched over and over:
An American President
13 going on 30
The Incredibles
(what can I say, I like fluff movies)

4 TV shows you love to watch:
Boston Legal
Days of our Lives/Passions
(what can I say, I like fluff tv)

4 places you've lived:
Columbus, OH
Chicago, IL
Jacksonville, NC
Moreno Valley, CA

4 places you've been on vacation:
Niagara Falls (1994)
New York (1997)
That's basically it. I really need a vacation

4 websites you visit daily:
Every Knitting blog known to man
Knitty Coffeeshop
Go Fug Yourself
My playgroup's website

4 of your favorite foods:
The Greatest's mashed potatoes
Ice cream, really any kind
Milk shakes (again almost any kind)
Chicken cooked in lemon juice with fresh steamed broccoli on the side

4 places you'd rather be right now:
In bed asleep
On vacation either
~Disney World if it's the entire family
~The Mediterranean if it's just me and The Greatest
~a fancy hotel with cable and room service with a yarn shop around the corner if I'm *gasp* all by myself and left to my own devices
(that counts as four different places right?)

So there you go. The meme of fours. I don't know who's been tagged by this already, so hey if you're here and you wanna take it out for a spin go for it.

And now that I've broken the ice and entered the murky underworld of knitting blogs once again I promise to return soon. Maybe even with knitting progress. Imagine that. Knitting on a knitting blog.


tArA nIcHoLe said...

I was wondering what happened to you too! Every day I would first scroll down my bloglines list to see if you'd updated... well today you had so... I read you first! yay!

New job!? what!? where!? Do tell... I'm also anxious to hear about Evil... and to see pics of course!

I sometimes take a hiatus from blogging... so don't feel bad!!!

PS... my verification word is uggie. That is definately the coolest "word" I've gotten so far!!!!

Lynda said...

I'm so glad you're back- I was worried, too, and was gonna have to check on you! Hope you're sleeping better. I thought maybe Boyd had you tied up somewhere... the kids fending for themselves... like I said, I was getting worried!

Chris said...

Glad you're back! Feel free to start wherever you'd like. No pressure. :)

Earplugs and drugs. That's the miracle of sleep for me.

turtlegirl76 said...

Good to see you blogging again. :)

kimberly said...

Thanks for coming back!! I've missed you.

Katrina said...

So good to see you back! I too thought that Boyd might have had something to do with your disappearance. I really enjoy reading your blog.
I also wanted to let you know that last night I cast on for the Drops Cardigan in lilac Cashsoft. I love that yarn, but I will stop short of calling it my favorite, or else they will instantly stop manufacturing it. Besides, I really couldn't afford for it to be my favorite anyway, so it's just as well...

rincaro said...

Worried about you. You & yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Good to see you back.

Amy said...

I'm glad you're back too. I know what it's like to not be able to put two coherent words together~that's where I am at the moment, although it's my knitting that has sorely suffered.
Take care~

ShelahBooksIt said...

that was fun!

Areli said...

Welcome back! And thanks for the pics of your cutie pie kids, hope to be hearing more soon.

candsmom said...

So good to see you back!! I've missed you!! I kept checking Bloglines wondering if and when you were going to post again. I'm so sorry to hear about the insomnia...coupled with three kids, that's a hard combination. Hope you're feeling better soon. Begin where it feels right...you know we'll all be here reading. ;-) Take care and I'm glad you're back! :-)

shiloh said...

I've missed reading your blog. I know I could call you but sometimes it's hard to get together so i love coming on here and seeing all your beautiful knits. I just love you and your kids and blog. What's up with the job?

Kim said...

I'll watch Passions sometimes too,I just don't tell anybody! LOL!