Friday, July 14, 2006

Under the bed

First, the knitting. The tea shawl and I have not parted ways for about 2 weeks. Til today. It seems that the diamond madeira pattern and I do not get along. I got past the spot where I kept screwing up. I kept chugging along and I got past the halfway mark. I celebrated and kept going. I should have shut my trap. I have to rip back about 8 rows. No life line. 574 stitches and 8 rows equals a huge headache. So it's banished for the next few days....or weeks.

Because I not able to be committed to any of my current projects, I started a new one. I started .rpm in the Apple Laine that I received fairly recently. The pattern is written for 2 circs, and I don't usually like to do 2 circs, but I thought I'd give it a go this time. I'm not that far into it, but I'm loving the easyness of the pattern, and the yarn is wonderful to work with.



Now, to the pics of under the bed. I'm embarrassed to say that I am not the best housekeeper. I honestly have not looked under my bed since I don't know when. Therefore, you get just a peek at what has been shoved under there.

The bed, unmade, as hubby left it when he left for work (oh who am I kidding...it's not made unless company is coming by...)...click to see the peek of under the bed:


I pulled just a few things out. As you can see by the layer of dust on the dayplanner from the late 90's (shhhh), I don't go under there often. I found a cookie tin with Betty Crocker points (if you need any, let me know and I'll send them all to you for free), some preemie size onesies that were too big for Danny when he was born, the backscratcher that I can never find and some things for show and tell.

First, a hatbox that used to contain all the letters that an ex wrote me. It now contains a mish mosh of needlepoint/cross stitch stuff (click for a different view).


Next, a fairly dusty, yet empty, blue velvet box that came to me from India.

The blue box used to hold a gorgeous paper mache box, that had been lacquered. It now holds some of my jewelry (clicky click click)


Last, I found a shoebox of pictures. It also contains a diary that I wrote in sporadically from 1989-1991. You don't get excerpts from the diary, but you get 2 pictures:

I was adorable, wasn't I? Now, the next one, focus not on how skinny I was, nor the fact that I look filthy (it was summer camp dammit!). Focus on how DAMN big my glasses were!! Who in their right mind decided that was a good look?!? That's Aug. 1988, by the way. I was 13 and headed to high school the next month.


You may begin the laughing now.

15 comments:

cpurl17 said...

No laughing! (We could be sisters, I'm half Japanese!)
And thank the heavens above that it wasn't "shoot your garage"

mf said...

ohh I'm not going there under the bed!! lol
Not all that bad Nope no lagughing here either!

Gina said...

I think you look adorable in that photo!

Joanna said...

Hey I had glasses just like those! ;) Big, round, purple, and totally covered my eyes. That was so in style. (Or at least that's what I keep telling myself!)

Ali said...

You are ADORABLE in those glasses! Sexy and smart...don't you forget it either.

Brittany said...

Awwww the baby pic is adorable! The glasses are fantastic.

Laura said...

I had glasses like that in 1988, too. But that was the year that I got contacts! It was a great moment in my life to be glasses free for the first time in 12ish years.

Susann said...

I had even worse glasses in the late 70s and currently found them and scared my husband. You look totally adorable and man am I happy that I can't put stuff under my bed.

Jennifer said...

I had huge glasses like those too. Every kid *blessed* with bad eyesight sported numbers just like that. :-)

LaBean said...

Gimme my damn umbrella back!! J/k. mine's under MY bed. And, I'm not laughing. My bed's a zoo, no matter what side we're looking at. Awwww Baby picture... So cuteeeeee. And I used to have sunglasses with frames that big. I loved them. But yeah for regular glasses that's a bit big. My cousin LOVES them big. Crazy woman.

Valerie said...

Is it weird that I'm really glad to know you only make your bed on special occasions? I don't feel so alone now! ;)

The glasses aren't so bad. At least your hair wasn't permed and teased until you appeared a foot taller.

bradyphrenia said...

i had gold wire frames in a very similar shape. just think, one day the kids will all be talking about how those weirdos in the 2000s wore tiny glasses that barely covered their eyes. it's all cyclical. not that i'm crossing my fingers that big frames come back any time soon.

Terby said...

Yup, big glasses here too. Yours were cooler than mine were. Neither pair though can be as cool as the ones with the ear bars that dipped low. Such a stylin' era.

There's nothing under my bed now, but only because I just moved in.

Bezzie said...

I wore glasses like that as well. For longer than I'd like to admit to. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that couldn't keep them up on my nose either! Gotta love the 80s!

PURLPOWER said...

I think you look gorgeous! Although undoubtedly better without the glasses.