It’s three a.m., I must be lonely…

Love love love that Matchbox 20 song!  What I don’t love is being awake at three a.m.  So, I went to bed last night around one thirty.  At two thirty, I was still lying there wide awake.  I thought maybe hard labor would wear me out and I would sleep, but no such luck.  I disassembled the dog’s crate, I cleaned even more out of my room, I packed the items I needed to ship.  I was still WIDE awake! 
So, I didn’t want to walk downstairs where my current knitting project was hanging out.  I thought the hike downstairs would wake me up even more.  So, I started looking through all the neatly organized cubes for something I could knit on.  I found something I really wanted to work on– The Summer Shawlette from Knitting Daily.  I haven’t worked on that bad boy in at least a year and it is gorgeous.  So, I got it out and immediately knew exactly where I was.  I ALMOST started knitting on it and then I spread it out and looked at it…  A few rows back, I had totally jacked up the pattern.  So, when faced with this at three a.m. most people would set the knitting down.  Oh no, I figured I could just tink back a few rows.  That was just silly and it turned out I didn’t have the patience for that.  So, then I decided I could just pull the needles out and go back a few rows.  Ummm, wrong again.  So then I figured I would just go back to the collar.  That way I wouldn’t have to redo the provisional cast on (which I didn’t think I knew how to do).  If anyone wants to guess how that went  🙂  So, at four forty five a.m., I realized that with directions I can do a provisional cast on.  Well, it appears I can.  I haven’t knit the entire forty rows that I have to knit before I can “unzip” the cast on yet.  So, we will see if it is successful soon.

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Published in: on January 15, 2009 at 4:10 am  Comments (1)  

Natural Born Killers (Not the Movie)

So, I own a horse… which most of you know.  I have owned a horse since I was eleven.  For those of you who I have not yet revealed my true age to, that means I have owned a horse for eighteen years.  That horse (well Gus and his predecessor, Boogie) has lived in my backyard here in Florida for sixteen of those years.  The other two years (which are irrelevant to this particular story) Gus lived in a barn in Birmingham, AL and I lived in his front yard if you will.  So, back to current times.  I have never had a rodent “situation” in all my years of horse ownership.  I keep my feed in a sealed container.  I do not do rodents.  End of story.  Fast forward to this week…  I think my rodents are are the size of Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Not only that, but I think they have power tools.  How else in the HELL could they have drilled a 3″x2″ hole in the side of the feed container overnight (literally)?  So, because I am, ummmm, completely and thorougly disturbed and disgusted by rodents, I paid my brother and sister in law to clean out my feed room, put the feed in a new container and remove loose hay, etc hoping to eliminate the rodent habitat.  Well obviously they missed the power tool stash, because the next day, there was a huge perforated line in the new container.  Following that, there was an entrance hole.  At this point, I have to hang up the white flag.  I concede.  I need help to win this war.  My poor dingo cannot climb the rafters and so she and I are both at a loss as to how to solve this and that brings us to my natural born killers and the amazing reading talents of people.  I posted an ad on craigslist looking for a cat….  In order to avoid any confusion, I am going to post my EXACT ad right here for you to read.

ISO Mean Wicked Evil Rodent Killing Barn Cat-My barn is being overrun by rodents and I need some help. My dogs are happy to go after rodents on the ground, but they can’t climb and patrol the rafters/loft like a cat can. I need a cat that is used to being outside, is a proven mouser, is neutered/spayed and knows that not all dogs are friendly. I know this is a tall order, but surely someone has some extra barn cats.
Please contact me if you do as I would LOVE to take them off your hands.

Here are some actual real live responses that I received.  As usual, I CANNOT make this stuff up and these are responses I actually received in my inbox.

Our barn cats are always having kittens..i will see if I can capture one if you still need it

   
   

I saw your craigs list post.  I have a cat that is mean and evil and will kill mice even though she has no front claws 😉 yeah, seriously.  We are moving and can’t take her.  But she’s not a barn cat, I can’t guarantee she’ll get the mice and not sure how she’ll do around the dogs.  Can you tell me a little more about you and the property and the situation. 

There is a sweet cat that was abandoned outside my house. I always see her eting lizards

Im not sure if this cat would be what your looking for…We live in a mobile home park someone had dropped this cat off because it just showed up one day…we cannot take it in due to allergies.. we were told she is spayed and one of the neighbors that passed away the family just let her loose..she is excellent at catching rodents I have personally watch her chase and catch the little lizards and they are really quick.. Please come get her…
Blessedly, I did get a real response amongst all of that and “Ernie” and “Lola” are out in the tack room getting their bearings.  Hopefully, all will go well.  Keep your fingers crossed for me, Ernie and Lola.

 

Published in: on November 21, 2008 at 6:36 am  Comments (1)  

Halloween!

I don’t think there are many people on this earth who know how happy I am that I got to attend the Ferguson Family Halloween Bash this year!  Last year I missed out on this soiree because I was in the “dirty Myrtle.”  So, I have been sulking for an entire year.

I definitely got into the spirit of the holiday and dressed as a “fairy woodland princess.”  I was truly supposed to just be a fairy princess.  Then I discovered that these newfound boobs of mine wouldn’t fit into the pretty pink princess dress I was going to wear.  So, I had to wear it’s twin in aqua which had room for my chest.  Really, seriously, I am 29 and my cleavage just now decides to join the party…  WTF?!?!  Oh well, I better not complain, they might disappear!  So, as a fairy woodland princess, I got to wear glitter– a LOT of glitter!  There is glitter all over my bathroom.  I sprayed myself with glitter literally from the top of my head to my toes (I was wearing open toed shoes, seemed like the thing to do). 

Anywho, without further ado, here are some really cute pictures of the lovely ladies I hang out with and one very tolerant man who is an awfully good sport about all of our nonsense.  Although, for the record, I think he definitely gets into the halloween thing!

 

The Girls- Dana, Kellie, Tricia, Kim, Corrina and Dolly

The Girls- Dana, Kellie, Tricia, Kim, Corrina and Dolly

 

Redneck Kim and Princess Tricia

Redneck Kim and Princess Tricia

 

French Maid Carrie and Princess Tricia

French Maid Carrie and Princess Tricia

We were all so proud of Carrie.  She made her French Maid costume kid friendly and appropriate.  Who woulda thunk it?
Witch Doctor Daniel and Princess Tricia

Witch Doctor Daniel and Princess Tricia

Angel Dolly and Princess Tricia

Angel Dolly and Princess Tricia

Really, I think our costumes were slightly tongue in cheek- no matter how inadvertent!  I mean, my mom, an angel??  Me, a princess??  I know there is irony here, but I refuse to examine it too closely.
Published in: on November 2, 2008 at 7:40 am  Comments (1)  

Women (young and old) Against Sarah Palin

Published in: on October 23, 2008 at 3:32 am  Leave a Comment  

My friend Kimber and the Yarn Harlot!

I have a most excellent friend who I shall call Kimmy.  I say that I shall call her Kimmy because, well, she doesn’t like being called Kimmy.  She would much prefer Kimber.  I call her Kimmy because she was far too polite to tell me that she HATED being called Kimmy until after I formed a total habit of it.  So, please, when you meet her, call her Kim or Kimber but NEVER Kimmy.  Anyway, so she is a Yarn Harlot Stalker.  Today, we had tickets to see the Harlot and what does Kim show up with??  Signage…  Dude, we didn’t make signs for George Strait, if that gives you some perspective.  So, why is Kim a most excellent friend????  DUDE!  She let me hold a sign!

Serious Harlot Fans!

Serious Harlot Fans!

 

We had a GREAT TIME listening to the Harlot.  In fact, I had to put down my adult beverage so I could pay better attention.  Don’t ask how those two things relate, just believe that they do.  Here’s a picture of our Harlot cheering section before the talk began.

Yes, those are my real boobs!  No, I don't know where they came from!

Yes, those are my real boobs!

Published in: on October 21, 2008 at 6:28 am  Comments (1)  

Only in my world…

Some of you may be wondering about the subtitle of this new blog- Only in my world…  If you are Kimber, you aren’t wondering, because you know!!  This blog should capture some of the hilarity that, I swear to you, only happens in my world.  If you don’t believe me, check out the September of 2007 archive.  There you can read about the time my yarn was CUT!  While you read, I am going to try to start updating.  We have so much to talk about.  I even have pictures of Miss Sable the day she left Florida and headed to her new PERMANENT home in Ohio!

Published in: on October 20, 2008 at 5:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sable Week Three

Okay, this post is brought to you by the letter “S”…  as in Sable.  She spent her afternoon today trying to freak me out.  When I went to let her out of her stall, she walked out, walked two feet into the grass and dropped and rolled.  She got up, walked another two feet and dropped and rolled again.  I stood there staring and she got up, shook and looked at me like “what is your problem?”  So, pardon Sable’s disheveled appearance in these pictures.  She had definitely “wallered” in the grass before I took them.

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Published in: on August 7, 2008 at 1:21 am  Leave a Comment  

Sable – 2 Weeks In

So, here we are two weeks into Sable’s recovery here at the Florida spa.  Sable asked me today if the monsoon season here ever ended.  I told her yes, right about the time that hurricane season really kicks into gear  🙂

So, before I reveal the latest Sable photos, I want to talk about fundraising.  I want to thank everyone from Dreamhorse and Let It All Hang Out for getting the fundraiser ball rolling.  I want to most especially thank Kathy, Renae and Ladonna (my new friends!)  These ladies have been dedicated to Sable through their own life issues and I REALLY appreciate it!  Thanks to Jessica and Christine for getting the rescue ball rolling!  Thank you to Margo– for your support both financial and emotional!  Now, I have to thank the non horse and non forum people who saw Sable’s photos and flat out insisted on helping…  All my “yarn and fiber friends”, you guys ROCK!!!  I know we have raised a good amount of money at Knitwitz, but I haven’t managed to get over there to check and see how much.  This past weekend, the Jax Ravelers had a meet up and we raised…..**drum roll please** ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS in one day.  We held a raffle (thank you, Chris/Sugarbee Studios, Ruthee, and Susan from A Stitch In Time) and the winner received a lovely basket.  Now if I knew the winners name, that would make this post complete, BUT here is a photo of our lovely winner and her prize basket.

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Now, for the photos I know you are all here for  🙂  These photos of Miss Sable were taken today in her stall (still monsooning).  In my opinion, the lighting is making her look like she has gained more weight than she has, but she has definitely put on some pounds.  In “real life”, you can still see a lot of hollow up over her hindquarters and a lot of empty area between her spine and the top of her ribs.  So, without further ado…..

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Published in: on August 1, 2008 at 1:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Sable – Day 6

I took some new pics of our girl today!  She is so silly.  She doesn’t want to take her head out of her bucket or out of the grass for anything.  I am going to have to recruit an assistant to get some head shots of her I think.  Anyway, here we go…  I don’t have much to say because it is two am but commentary to follow  🙂

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Published in: on July 20, 2008 at 1:28 am  Leave a Comment  

Sable – Day Two

So, I have only ever had one horse who talked to me…  and it was Gus.  This morning I went out to feed and there were two horses talking to me.  There was a loud obnoxious voice saying hurry mom and then a quiet little nicker saying hey thanks for coming out.  Sweet Miss Sable is already chatting it up with me.  I am genuinely flattered.  We made a vet appointment today for tomorrow and while I scrubbed buckets and cleaned her stall, Sable got a few minutes on the grass.  So, today’s photos are of Sable out grazing.
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Published in: on July 18, 2008 at 1:30 am  Leave a Comment