Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just a very quick note from me this week as I work retail and this has been one crazy week for me.

Thanksgiving lovely
Black Friday evil

Eugene I'll be sending your package sometime this week (I hope)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Being Thankful

There are many people and things I am thankful for, but the one that kept coming up in my mind as I pondered what I would write about for my blog post is the one I think I may value most. My memories. They aren’t particularly grand or exciting; most of them are very small moments in my life that I’m glad to have experienced.

I ‘m thankful for the walks that I’ve taken with my mom in the park, just talking and enjoying the fresh air and the sounds of birds, or the time we brought only a few pieces of bread to feed the ducks with and that day every duck in North America was in the lake. We looked at each other with eyes wide and then laughed until we where nearly sick.

I’m thankful for that first moment that I realized I had met my best friend. Her sister and I had been friends in School and although we were the same age I was a grade below her, she had called and asked if I’d go to the mall with her, as we started talking that day we realized how much we had in common, I’ll never forget seeing a CD on her desk and asking her about it, it was for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, We’ve been to every concert they’ve had near us since that day, we’ll be going next week. Every time we laugh and say “do you remember that day?”

I’m thankful for the man I met on the bus ride home from school seven years ago, I was reading a Biography on Lon Chaney my favorite actor, and this older gentleman sat next to me, he talked to me the entire ride about his career in the television business, the people he had met, the places he had been, and actors we both enjoyed, near the end of the ride, I told him I my hopes of becoming an actor, and traveling, I told him about the things I feared most, it was my first year in collage and I was very lonely, and what he said to me made me feel like I could accomplish anything, He told me he had no doubts I would do incredible things in my life. I knew when I shook his hand at the end of the bus ride that I would never see him again, but I would think of that stranger who sat next to me and was kind , and made me feel worthwhile at a time I didn’t feel it of myself for the rest of my life.

I am thankful for the time I got to spend with my grandmother who passed away this October, even though I never got to say goodbye, I am happy in the fact I got to know her, and for the family and friends I got to meet, some of whom I had never met before, The end is where start from, sometimes it takes an ending to make new beginnings.

I am thankful for the little things my Step-Father does to say he loves me, like when I first left home for school and he told me if there was anything I needed he would be there for me, I just had to call him and he’d be there as soon as he could.He has never been the type for hugs and kisses, but his voice that day and his words said more about he felt then anything.

I am thankful for Harry Potter, for all of the friends and events and experiences I have had surrounding the books in films. For the conversations that have gotten started to the trips taken and the costumes made, because of Harry I know people around the world and have laughed and cried with them. I have realized my skills and writing and research and just how much fun being a little silly can be. I will treasure forever the memories of beginning so excited about something as small as watching a movie for the first time, or reading a book with a friend.

I am thankful for all of the small moments in my life and the memories they have given me, and I am thankful for the ones to come, because sweet or sorrowful they make me who I am.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oooo more updating

Hey guys!

This has been a pretty nice week for me, lots of time out in the fresh air just tossing the ol' Quaffle around. I'm working hard at my Spoilee's hand knits, I have a feeling judging by people's reactions to the ________ I may be making more in the future. My Step Father was kind enough to try on one of the items to see it would likely fit Eugene. It fit him well  so I think I'm in the clear!. I will have to use this yarn again, it knits up so well! I'm still looking around for fun things to throw in the package along with the hand knits and yarn for his project

Speaking of yarn I scored big time at a little junk shop today, hidden under ugly fun fur I found 3 skeins of Angora all from the same dye lot for $4.99. it's pretty light brown color. My mother has already decided that it should be used to make her a Christmas present.:) I've never knit with Angora before but it feels lovely.  I probably shouldn't have spent the money but I couldn't just leave it.... :)

In other good news I reached my fund raising goal for The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Walk . My friend Mel  was diagnosed with ALS a little over two years ago. It has been a tough fight, but she has fought with a kind of courage and humor that you don't see every day. There is not a lot that can be done for ALS right now, so in order to help find a cure for others who have this disease, and to give back to the GA Association that has helped Mel and her family during this time. I'm asking if you could support me, and in turn the ALS Association by donating to this great cause. It doesn't have to be a lot of money. Any amount will help. I greatly appreciate what you can do. I've been torn about mentioning it on this blog because in some ways it didn't feel right to ask for donations from my fellow swap buddies but on the other hand it can't do much harm just mentioning it this once. Click this to go to my donation page.

The walk is this Saturday and I'll be wearing my Phantom of the Opera costume during the walk which goes though Downtown Atlanta. Last year, as you can see on the donation page, I wore my Hogwarts robes.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

updating is fun

Hi guys,

woo I've had a long day filming for Top Broom, and then cleaning up my room. But now I've got my nice clean room, a good story and a bowl of Kale soup, or Caldo verde. It's a lovely cold weather soup with broth, potatoes, onion (just for flavor),chouri├žo ( a type of sausage) and kale. The is also some garlic and bacon in it for flavoring. Yum yum!

I've been enjoying working on my Eugene's knitted items, and after speaking with other quidditch players I'm pretty sure he will like the items I've picked as well.

Today is my Sunday (I have Wed. and Thur. off) I don't want to go back to work tomorrow, I want to stay home and knit, watch tv.

Alright I'm about to hit the showers.

Night all!