Thursday, May 26, 2011

Still Here, Again

The storms went around me once again. There were tornadoes just north, east, and to the south of my little town, but all we had here was a tornado warning with some rain, followed by sun and no tornado warning 5 minutes later, followed by more rain, followed by sun the rest of the day 5 minutes after the rain. No really. That's what happened.

On the knitting side of the world, I've started a lacy shawl that I'm hoping to finish within 4 months and wear at my wedding. The only problem with that is that I've never done lace or used a chart, and I'm learning both. So far nothing's fallen apart, but I've had some really annoying moments. Like screwing up one row so much I had to say "Forget it" and just have it be a messed up row. I'll find out if my st count was off when I do the next row. It was just frustrating. I mean, I've done socks, used little-bitty dpns, but goodness this is tiny! I'll post my progress once I find the camera charger....

On that note, I moved! I live in my little apartment now! It's so exciting, and weird. I mean, I own a couch. The couch is mine. It will go with me when I move. How weird is that? I'm still trying to find places for things. And I'm trying to get rid of things. I found out my yarn takes up ALL the shelf space in my closet, so I'm having to give some away. it's kind of painful, but at the same time, I won't use all that yarn, let's be honest.

Again, when I find the camera charger I'll have pictures.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May the 4th Be With You

First, my Useless SAL for May.

Alrighty, now that that's done, I need to tell you all that I have finally watched the entire Star Wars Saga! I'd never seen them. Just part of Episode I and all of Episode III. So on this Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you, always! (even though I'm a Sith. :P)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Still Here

I just realized that I live in Arkansas and, as most of the country is well aware, we've had some pretty major storms here in the south. I also realized that me not updating might imply that I had been carried off with these storms.

I haven't. In fact, all we've really had in my little town is lots of rain, lots of lightning, and lots of thunder. There have been tornado watches and the night that everything got hit we had our sirens go off, but it didn't it us. It hit a town less than an hour away and obliterated it, but my little town is safe again.

Many, many places aren't safe, however. Last I heard the death toll in the entire southern area that was hit was over 300. It makes my heart ache to think about how afraid and unsure of the future all those people are. As I type there is a strong thunderstorm raging outside my window once again. It has been coming down for many hours now.

Please keep everyone affected by these strong storms and tornadoes in your thoughts and prayers.