CountryMouse's Diary

Part 56

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Saturday, October 1, 2005, 9:12pm:  I've added some new things over in the Garden of Friendship section, specifically in the gifties part. :-)  More to come after I get some food. :-P Or if I poop out tonight, tomorrow then. I hope. Can't Monday, because Monday is going to be busy, what with seeing my Cancer Family Care social worker in the a.m.; then moving some things from one room to another followed by major cleaning, then installing a futon; and then dashing off to my knitting group at 6pm for four (I hope!) hours of knittin' and dishin'! :-P

Just a little FYI: I choose the music for my pages carefully. I love love videogame music (because I like playing videogames and also enjoy the gorgeous soundtracks too!) and anime music. So, yes, I know pretty much what I am using when I put these various songs up.  :-)  I even go to my own pages just to listen to music sometimes. :-P

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Sunday, October 2, 2005, 1:38am: Go see all the beautiful gifts GrammyJ has given me! She is one talented lady!! Page 2 is all new things. And some of the gifts she sent me are in the GOF 5th Birthday Bash section.

Lost in BlueStuff to do yet (soon): put up all the nice presents I got for my birthday; put up pics of the latest knitted and crocheted FO's (finished objects). Later down the line: general photos and also stuffed animal photos.

2:31am: Just visiting my ChronoCross Summer page and briefly thinking of replaying that game. The pull is there. But I am the kind of gamer that has to get EVERYthing out of a game. I use strategy guides to the utmost. ChronoCross has so much to it, that it takes a lot of time. I don't have that right now...

I shelved "Lost in Blue" (for the Nintendo DS) until a FAQ and/or walkthrough comes out--it's just toooo hard! I can't survive past about the third day. My stamina just won't hold out. And I am terrible at starting fires.

HOWEVER, we just got "We Love Katamari" and, well, we LOVE it! :-P  We loved "Katamari Damacy" too! LOL! Cat'r, atWe Love Katamari this very moment, is rolling up the WHOLE WORLD (in "We Love Katamari")! Click on the pic at right to see it larger. Heh. The King of All Cosmos thinks we all love him for his chin. But I like his tights! W00t! Sexy legs! :-P

I just finished reading A Northern Light. If you've ever read Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and/or seen "A Place in the Sun" (which is highly sympathetic to the killer...grrr), you must read A Northern Light. If you are a teenage girl, you must read this. Powerful, gripping!

I just started reading Rebel Angels, which is the sequel to A Great and Terrible Beauty. Victorian times, magic and power, a girls' school. Great stuff!

5:33am (eeeeek!):  Okay, I have the pages up of the birthday presents I got from the Garden of Friendship. I didn't receive birthday pages made especially for me because ::d'oh!:: I forgot to sign up in time for that committee to even *know* about it. Same goes as to why I didn't get wedding anniversary pages from the Garden. My fault. I do wish I'd remembered, as it was our 25th (silver) wedding anniversary this year. Ah well.


3:12pm:  Ooooo, I've been poking around the gorgeous Garden of Friendship Adoption Shoppe and grabbing, uh adopting things. :-P  May I turn your attention to a much nicer version of a page I have had up since last year. It's called Happy Fall!   :-)

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Lion Brand Fancy Fur - Stormy SeaMonday, October 3, 2005, 4:32pm: Futon fits just fine (see top of this page)! It's all made up and ready to be slept on tonight. :-) 

MammothI started a little Lion Brand Fancy Fur scarf this afternoon in Stormy Sea (see pic at left). It's just going to be garter stitch on US13 needles. I'm also taking along with me to tonight's Stitch 'N Bitch: a poncho I am crocheting in Patons Allure (Ruby); my "Little Fuzzy, Child of the Ice Age" woolly mammoth scarf that I am knitting from Little Fuzzy's extra fur/hair--uh, actually it's this incredibly SOFT 100% nylon yarn from Red Heart called Kiss. The colour is Hickory. I started knitting it while I was reading this WONDERFUL book by John Varley called Mammoth (click on pic at right to see it MUCH larger)! In addition I am taking a stockinette scarf I am knitting from Moda Dea Sassy Stripes yarn (I think I am using the colour Lucky--I have other colours of this yarn here at home, so I forget exactly which one I am using for this scarf :-P ).

I have several projects I've finished that I need to take photos of and get up in the Needlework section. Soon soon. Okay, off to grab a bite and get ready to go!

11:59pm: Received in an email from Bunnicula's aunt:

Life is TOO short to dance with ugly men

Heh. That's why I only dance with caterpillars...well, one in particular.  ;-)


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Sunday, October 9, 2005, 3:14pm: I have been remiss in not mentioning this earlier. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click here for more information.

4:42pm: A new poem.

6:16pm:  I know I didn't actually mention anything here at the time in CM's Diary about the awful tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and her aftermath, compounded by Hurricane Rita. I was in the midst of preparing for surgery (which didn't have to go forward after all, thank the gods!). I watched so much coverage on TV and made many prayers. And I have had notices up in several places on the site here linking to the Red Cross so that you can help out with any kind of donation at all. I just now found a memorial plaque over at Louise's Lodge. It's now on my Remembrances page.

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Monday, October 10, 2005, 2:02pm: I was invited and accepted into a very new group yesterday, Wings of Love and Light. Neat people!

I finished reading Rebel Angels a couple days ago (I could hardly put it down near the end!). Now I am reading The Full Cupboard of Life. I know this is not the first book in this series; but someone said it contains some nice descriptive prose about crocheting. :-)  And I am finding that enough backstory is there that I am not totally lost. says, "In the fifth book in the prodigiously successful series, traditionally built, eminently sensible Mma Precious Ramotswe continues her enterprise at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana." I'm finding it a very comfortable read so far. :-)

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Friday, October 14, 2005, 11:13pm: Finally! I have our handfasting pages done. :-) It's called Our Dance of Love and can be accessed off The Mouse House Holiday Pages index. I've been working on this for a couple days. In fact, I started yesterday (the 13th), exactly six months since our handfasting. :-)


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