Monday, August 14, 2006


I can't believe it's Monday already! The days just seem to be slipping past me. Every day has been a new adventure: filing forms to start getting stipend checks, learning how to do neuropsych exams, going to orientations (with a decent breakfast spread,btw), and trying to outfit my apartment. How's the moving in going, you ask? I now dream of going to Wal-mart, Sam's Club, and Target. Most of the moving in has happened, but there are little things that require me to continue to going shopping: white-out, napkin holder, and bug spray (the bug are 10 times bigger than bugs in RI, I kid you not!) to name a few. I have almost finishing outfitting my kitchen. I just need to motivate myself to go to the grocery store for flour, sugar, and other basic staples. I currently have parts of meals that need a trip to the grocery store for the necessary carbs: buns (burgers), rice (stir-fry), and taco shells (well, I don't think I need to explain here). Anyway, soon everything will work itself out and I will just need to visit the grocery store to refill the supplies.

In knitting news, I finished the "Give It a Whirl Bag" from Creative Knitting. I enjoyed knitting it, since it was mindless knitting; however, I do have some problems with the finished product. The handles are too long and the bottom is a tad pointy. See that cone-shaped bag? Not the most attractive look, if I do say so myself. I need to learn to crochet, so I can have flatter purse bottoms.

I also got my public library card and checked out The Shop on Blossom Street and A Good Yarn. I have been wanting to read these, but wasn't really keen on purchasing them. When I found them at the public library, I figured it was a sign. Once I finish these, I want to read those knitting-murder books. I might have to visit another library, but it looks like the Alachua Public Library system has them! You got to love the public library, it lets you indulge in your guilty reading/music/movie pleasures without paying for them.

Alright, time to get ready for bed. One of these days, I am going to have time to read my emails and go to knitting groups and do all the things I planned to do when I got to Gainesville. Right now though, I am off to bed and then am going to buy some clothes that are better suited for 90 degree weather.



  1. I see the 600-lb capable shelves - you're all set there. Have you revisited the yarn shops? Any showing more potential than during your last visit?

  2. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Don't forget our local library has the online catalog and can have whatever book you want delivered to your closest branch....


  3. Anything to indulge our guilty pleasures for free!

  4. The bag's cute. I made one too, but I changed the bottom of it to make it sit a little flatter.