Thursday, February 25, 2010


I'm a bit slow with this post - days are getting away from me again. I took the kids to see Percy Jackson last week and we loved it. It's alot of fun. There was everything I love in a movie - adventure, a quest, eye candy, a good but not sappy ending...all in all a great time. No, it's not exactly like the book - but what "based on" movies are? I liked the changes - movie Grover is hilarious, the Pearls of Persephone made for a really fun way to get to Hades and add some action, and Persephone herself was cool and sassy. I imagine the missing characters will come up in future movies - assuming the rest of the books are made into movies. I want to see it again but the chances of that happening are slim - I'd have to go tonight and I have knitting tonight. I doubt there would be time to knit, feed people, and get to the theater without running into myself. I do know, however, that I will be getting the dvd and watching it many, many times.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Did you guys watch the Opening Ceremonies last night? I so want to go to Newfoundland now to hear the music and see the dancing - and those costumes totally rocked! I don't even know what to say about the beautiful boy who flew during the Joni Mitchell prairie part - magical. I love the Olympics.
Before I go, please say a little prayer for the family of the athlete who died yesterday. What a horrible tragedy.

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Percy Day!

We are so excited to see the Percy Jackson movie that opens tonight! I made Kerry this hat to celebrate.
I'm rather pleased with how it turned out - except

apparently my gauge was a bit off. oops.

So, is everyone tired of the snow yet? I think just about the whole country has gotten at least a little bit. I hope you're all keeping warm and cozy.

That's all - short and sweet! Happy Valentine's Day - hugs!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Warmers

The assignment for divination was to make something to protect our palms. Well, you all know how I love my mitts! These are made out of the same Handgefaerbt that I made socks out of last year - the skeins are so big that I still have some left!
Right now I'm working on a couple of February assignments - transfiguration and herbology. I have an idea for both charms and DADA, too - and my brother's sweater is still going strong. No, I'm not overdoing it. I'm trying to cut down on nutrasweet and the best way for me to do that is to keep busy. I'm not one to do a ton of big projects, either. I want to make sweaters for myself and have the patterns and stash to do it - I just need to make a plan to get it done.
What else is new? Khloe got straight A's on her report card - again. I don't dare try to pay her for good grades or I'd be broke. She's still not interested in Harry Potter, though. She watches the movies with us but the books just don't grab her. Kerry and I are very excited about the upcoming Percy Jackson movie - the ads look great. I hope it comes here so we can watch it a couple of times - I don't like driving, especially at night, so I don't go to movies that aren't here. (Why don't I like driving? Tiny car, big animals in the road, no cell understand.)
I'll be going now - more pics as the projects get done!