Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

humorous pictures

Please note that the you referenced is not any of my readers. If I'd found this yesterday I'd have posted it then.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Complete Skin Transplant

The skin reaction from hell is taking over.

I've gone to the dermatologist. He did a biopsy (YOWCH - the stitches come out in a week) and we are waiting.

And I am shredding my skin because NOTHING IS STOPPING THE ITCHIES!

That and stuff going on at work and the fact that a couple of things I was supposed to get in the mail haven't arrived yet, maybe haven't even been sent yet are NOT AT MY HOUSE.

And I want a new script for Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream.

And while I'm dreaming I still want a pony, a bright yellow Smart Car, a baby, and someone to make me something hand knit for a change.

PS The next post will be better. We got new furniture. Now to keep the cats from shredding it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You Know You're a Knitter When

you find out a friend actually has one leg that is 13mm shorter than the other and you wonder what needle size that is.


PS 13mm needles are the equivalent of US 17 needles.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Normal is as Normal does

Alison's comment on the last post made a valid point. What exactly constitutes normal at my house these days?

We spent four years trying to have kids and our life was somewhat tied up in that. But that's done.

We have/had the little demon dog from h* (Scrat the Brat), but he's actually turning into a really good little dog so things are easier with him.

We have been licensed foster parents for almost a year with no placements, but that could change.

We spent the last year playing Travian on server6, but that server is over for round one and hubby will find himself wifeless if he starts up with another server.

The past two weeks have been spent dealing with the disappointment of the failed IVF (I'm kind of doing better), the physical pain that is still a part of that (seems we hit a nerve on each side with the last two progesterone shots), hubby's 40th birthday BBQ was a success and...

We got approved for the Foster folk's Emergency Services Program. We went active this morning. We are taking ages 4 to 6. We could get a call any minute, hour, day now, but I'll believe it when it happens.

That said we spent the weekend finally finishing the paint job in the only other bedroom that still had spackle spots on the wall:

That is B3. This will probably be the kid's room for now. The other room (blue and green) ended up being what we call the Pennsylvania Room. It holds the antiques and art from his mom's house. She would have loved visiting that room.

Since B3 was the "Game Room" you can see one the shelves that hold some toys (the Starter Logs box is lego's people). There is a matching one to the left of the window that holds all the board games.

There is a big open area in the middle as a play area, and I'll get the bench cleaned out so it can be used as a toy box.

The sailboats where chosen to cover the previous border that the previous owner stopped three feet short on and it was hubby's game room. So a boy would fit better in the room, but I hope we have the option of getting a little girl too. And given how fast that border went up, hubby and I are placing bets on how soon it falls down.

Let me know what you think while Slugbo and I figure out what normal is going forward.

Friday, April 10, 2009

No I'm Not Bloggin

Yes I'm still here.

Things will be back to normal in about a week.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Good Bye Round 1

Dear Travian players,

The sun was already rising, but still the workers of the metropolis 1.01 Athaja kept on working to finish their prodigious monument. Around 05:25 am/pm a worker finished the greatest and most formidable building in Travian history since the downfall of the Natarian Empire.

Together with their alliance, "Red Dawn", "myyrkezaan" was the first to finish the construction using millions of resources and protecting it with hundreds of thousands of brave defenders and thus receives the title "winner of this era".

In the end, "dmolla", was the ruler over the greatest empire followed shortly by "Rickroll" and "iPwn".

The mightiest and most fearsome commander was "titmouse", and "Slugbo" was the most glorious defender who slaughtered enemy hosts at his gates staining the lands around his villages with their blood.

We, the Travian-Team, want to thank you who stayed until the end for your overwhelming loyalty and the understanding that you showed us when something wasn't running as smooth as it should have.

Best regards,
Your Travian-Team

It was a pleasure playing with the people in my alliance and our Meta. Thank you all for the support you gave hubby, a.k.a. Slugbo, in his quest to make certain that KGB (a.k.a Red Dawn) was not the only alliance with a leveled up WW at end game. He could not have done it without all of you.

It has been a wild year. Slugbo and I will probably not be coming back to this game again. Real life takes precedence. It will be nice to be able to turn the computers off at the end of the day. ;-) Oh and sleep. That is something we've been lacking recently too.