Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wackiness ensues

So I havent updated in awhile, shoot me. I thought the template needed updating, like it? I looked all over for free templates but they were all kinda either boring or not me. So I just made a header and footer in Paint Shop Pro, and put them in the minimalist template.

On the crochet front, I finished my Bollywood Bolero that I made out of motifs. (Pepper had fun stealing them from me, Id find them all over the house) I really like it, I wore it last weekend when I went to the Pima County Fair with Mom, Bob, my Aunt Leslie, and Uncle Mark. It was interesting. There was a small stage when we walked in that had either a really bad retired country band or bad karaoke, we couldnt tell. We looked at spas and motor homes, then we went to the animal areas, where the 4H kids show sheep, goats, cows, chickens, bunnies and other stuff. The bunnies were sooooo cute. Everything else just smelled bad. Tho, there were a couple of peacocks which were amazing. Then we saw a bit of a roping tournament, 2 people on horses and they rope the horns and ankles of a cow to stop it. They didnt wrangle them down or anything, when they actually got them. The one I saw that finished they just stopped and held it for a second. Still kinda weird tho. Then we went in and looked at the crafts, needless to say the crochet was not of the quality Im used to. Most of it was blankets, and I saw 1 either poncho or shawl that was uber simple open net. The exception of course being the doilies which, while not my taste were beautiful and well done. The cakes were really neat, so creative. It reminded me of the cake my little sister Teresa made for her birthday. It looked like a water park with little Teddy Grahams playing in it.It was sooo cute! I think she needs to submit one to her local fair. Later we walked through the game area and I played one of those squirt gun races. I won. My mom says I shouldnt have, that someone else finished first, but I must have been cuter. I always win at those things. So I got a Care Bear. I thought it was Wish Bear but it ended up being "Thanks-a-Lot Bear", while a non-traditional bear, it has all the official stuff on it.

In Craft Kitten news, Im working on a brochure to send out to yarn stores so they'll carry my patterns. I'm also desperately looking for someone to test my Hobbes pattern for me. I do plan on making one for Baby Viv, but Id like to have someone else test it. See how cute he is? Don't you want to make him? Email me jennifer(at) and I'll send you the pattern.(replace (at) with @)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Adventures in Pet Sitting

So, I just got back from a week long 24hr pet sitting gig for 3 dogs.. 2 Bichon Freises and a Stafature Terrier. It proved 1 thing very clearly. I AM A CAT PERSON. I had no patience, i had no idea how to make them not drive me crazy, and I had no idea what they wanted at any time. I also just don't like being away from home and my kitties for so long. Apparently DeDe moped around the whole time I was gone. So I don't think I'm going to do 24hr jobs again if I can help it. I can handle almost anything for an hour or half-hour at a time. So since I don't have many nice things to say about my week, Ill post this thing I got in an email from my mom.Its a game. I got Debbie Reynolds. Don't know if I believe this life's a breeze thing tho.


This is fun!....Ladies only!!! Ever wonder which movie star you are most
like? Don't read ahead please! Well, a team of researchers got together and analyzed the personalities of movie stars.That gathered info has been incorporated into this quiz.
There are only 10 questions so it doesn't take long. Number your paper from
1 to 10, then answer each question with the choice that most describes you
at this point in your life, and then add up the points that correspond with your answers.
Send this to all of your friends (including person who sent it to you) with your star's name in the subject line.
And don't ruin the fun by not responding. Don't look ahead or you will ruin the fun!

1. Which describes your perfect date?
a) Candlelight dinner for two b) Amusement Park c) Rollerblading in the
park d) Rock Concert e) Have dinner & see a movie f) Dinner at home with a loved one

2. What is your favorite type of music?
a) Rock and Roll b) Alternative c) Soft Rock d) Classical e)Christian

3. What is your favorite type of movie?
a) Comedy b) Horror c) Musical d) Romance e) Documentary f) Mystery

4. Which of the following jobs would you choose if you were given only
these choices?
a) Waiter/Waitress b) Sports Player c) Teacher d) Policeman e)Bartender f)Business person

5. Which would you rather do if you had an hour to waste?
a) Work out b) Make out c) Watch TV d) Listen to the radio e) Sleep

6. Of the following colors, which do you like best?
a) Yellow b) White c) Sky blue d) Teal e) Gold f) Red

7. Which one of the following would you like to eat right now?
a) Ice cream b) Pizza c) Sushi d) Pasta e) Salad f) Lobster Tail

8. Which is your favorite holiday?
a) Halloween b) Christmas c) New Year's d) Valentine's Day e)Thanksgiving
f) Fourth of July

9. If you could go to any of the following places, which would it
a) Reno b) Spain c) Las Vegas d) Hawaii e) Hollywood f) British Columbia

10. Of the following, who would you rather spend time with?
a) Someone who is smart b) Someone with good looks c) Someone who is a
party animal d) Someone who has fun all the time e) Someone who is
very emotional f) Someone who is fun to be with

Now total up your points on each question:

1. a-4 b-2 c-5 d-1 e-3 f-6
2. a-2 b-1 c-4 d-5 e-3 f-6
3. a-2 b-1 c-3 d-4 e-5 f-6
4. a-4 b-5 c-3 d-2 e-1 f-6
5. a-5 b-4 c-2 d-1 e-3 f-6
6. a-1 b-5 c-3 d-2 e-4 f-6
7. a-3 b-2 c-1 d-4 e-5 f-6
8. a-1 b-3 c-2 d-4 e-5 f-6
9. a-4 b-5 c-1 d-4 e-3 f-6
10. a-5 b-2 c-1 d-3 e-4 f-6

NOW, take your total and find out which Movie Star you are:

(10-17 points) You are MADONNA: You are wild and crazy and you know
it.You know how to have fun, but you may take it to extremes. You know what you are doing though, and are much in control of your own life. People don't
always see things your way, but that doesn't mean that you should do away with your beliefs. Try to remember that your wild spirit can lead to hurting yourself and others.

(18-26 points) You are DORIS DAY: You are fun, friendly, and
popular!You are a real crowd pleaser. You have probably been out on the town your share of times, yet you come home with the values that your mother taught you.Marriage and children are very important to you, but only after you have fun. Don't let the people you please influence you to stray.

(27-34 points) You are DEBBIE REYNOLDS: You are cute, and everyone loves
you. You are a best friend that no one takes the chance of losing.You
never hurt feelings and seldom have your own feelings hurt. Life is a
breeze. You are witty, and calm most of the time. Just keep clear of back
stabbers, and you are worry-free.

(35-42 points) You are GRACE KELLY: You are a lover. Romance, flowers, and
wine are all you need to enjoy yourself. You are serious about all commitments and are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday, and never forget a Birthday. Don't let your passion for romance get confused with the real thing.

(43-50 points) You are KATHERINE HEPBURN: You are smart, a real thinker. Every situation is approached with a plan. You are very healthy in mind and body. You don't! take crap from anyone. You have only a couple of individuals that you consider "real friends". You teach strong family values, keep your feet planted in them, but don't overlook a bad situation when it does happen.

(51-60 points) You are ELIZABETH TAYLOR: Everyone is in awe of you. You know what you want and how to get it. You have more friends than you know what to do with. Your word is your bond. Everyone knows when you say something it is money in the bank. You attract the opposite sex. Your intelligence overwhelms most. Your memory is the next thing to photographic. Everyone admires you because you are so considerate and lovable. You know how to enjoy life and treat people right.

Now put your Movie Star in the subject line, then forward and share with your friends, including the person who sent it to you.

Monday, April 02, 2007

I have a job!

Finally =) I'm working for a pet sitting service. They provide anywhere from 1/2hr visits to 24hr visits. So like midday dog walking or if you're going out of town and need someone to stay with your needy kitties or give meds or things like that. I start with my first client, Lenny the Beagle today. He needs his afternoon outing. Here in Tucson, you cant really just have a doggie door and also your little one to run around in the back yard.. There's the heat, and the coyotes. No joke they've been right below my window. So someone has to supervise outdoor activities all the time.

In home news, my mom started her job today too. She's working in a Real Estate office in Sahaurita, which is like a 40min drive. But it pays well and has benefits. Hopefully she's feeling better today, she's been sick all weekend. Ive had to do all the cooking and stuff, it was weird. Tho I did make some really good Buffalo Meatballs last night. The cat house is almost done, Bob is just putting up the chicken wire. He still needs to put up the outside door and the kitty door to the living room, then its ready for cat fun. Then Ill take some pictures.

Also in case you haven't heard, I'm going to have a little Niece! Pumpkin is officially a girl, Vivian Bliss Manfredi. I cant wait. My mom and I bought her a bunch of cute things at the 4th Avenue Street faire.

Time to go walk Lenny..