...the absent-minded ramblings of a sometime diva, hyperactive yarn ya-ya.

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Name: Cyndilou :)
Location: Texas, United States

Just a little piece of sunshine and rainbow set free to wreak happiness on the universe.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Lock up your wallets

Bendigo now has a website. My yarn budget may be in trouble.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Making a nice evening

Casino Royale in the DVD player, a plate of asiago chicken alfredo (yup, I cooked!) and a glass of water --- ok, it would be wine except I am feeling a bit dehydrated. I might even pull out the blanket I am knitting if I don't get too deep into the movie. :D

Oh, and for the silk reference -- think unintentional peek-a-boo.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lessons learned

Don't wear loose jeans and silk undies on the same day.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Can I get a woo woo?

Heh - that title looks like I'm pleading or something...

At any rate, I certainly want to extol this morning the power and wonderfulness of the underappreciated chiropractor. I'd been in more pain than usual since Friday, which I ascribed to the several incoming low pressure fronts. Well, it turns out that my hips were out of alignment again, and yesterday my chiro worked on that for me. Oy, I feel so much better.

Today is the day that Amy and Jillian (of Knitty and Big Girl Knits fame) will be at Hill Country Weavers for a meet and greet and booksigning -- if you're in town, stop on by!! I believe the official timeframe is 5 to 7 pm.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A contest you might be interested in...

Those lovely ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom have done it again - this time, the contest is to win a 9" Philips photo frame. Go on - go enter!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I am so gonna hurt tomorrow...

...but I think it was worth it.

Today I sang for a friend's wedding - her family is great and I finally got to meet some of the cousins that were at her sister's wedding (except I didn't get to stay long at that one - concert weekend). I was invited to go to the rehearsal dinner last night, and met a couple rather cute (and available!) guys. At the reception tonight we all chatted and drank and danced for hours. I can already tell I overdid it on the dancing, but it was so much fun! The DJ trotted out quite a few 80s tunes for us to shake our behinds to. I also got a lot of great pictures -- I so love candid shots.

All in all it was a blast, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Besides, I think it was the best exercise I've had in six months (even including all that PT).

ETA: Heh - saw a friend's LJ post about doing something similar this weekend - rock on, girlfriend!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

He is Risen

He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Warning: rant ahead

Holy mother of pearl, what made all the people suddenly decide that they all had to be at the same mall today?!? I haven't seen the mall that crowded outside of the holiday shopping season (and don't get me started on the over-commercialization of the Christmas - or any other - holiday...holiday - holy day, get it?).

At any rate, I suppose it is partially my fault for choosing to go to the mall to find a particular foundation garment -- one which I was relatively certain I was not going to find anyway, but I had to look. The underwire in my last one has poked out of the fabric, and the stripping that is supposed to keep that from happening is instead preventing me from getting the wire back in place. For the curious, what I am seeking is a body shaper slip; not one of those one piece shapers that snap in the crotch, because I can never get the hooks redone, but one with a slip shape. Of course, none of my normal lingerie sources carry one this year, preferring to go for the aforemention crotch-snappers or high-waisted pants/briefs instead. Argh.

Well, then I decided it was time to try out the department stores. After all, years ago (before I knew there were specialty stores like LB but not so very long ago that I was much different in size than I am now) I used to get plenty of foundation items at department stores. No joy. The one store that had the type of garment I wanted only had them in sizes that looked like boys would wear them. In fact, all of the options in all of the stores came no-where near to my size. (Rant on) WHY in the BLUE BLAZES can you only find foundation garments in sizes for the women who DON'T BLINKING NEED THEM?!? *pant pant* If you have no breasts to support, no waist definition issues, and no hips or ass to speak of, YOU DON'T NEED GIRDLES. A padded bra, perhaps, but you could probably get away with those little silicone nipple covers I saw today. If I tried that, the moment I moved it would be a dead giveaway that I had on no bra, even if you couldn't see my nipples. Bleah. (Rant off)

Okay, perhaps this week I will give in and go to Petticoat Fair, even though I don't like the clerks there. Sigh.

Weather madness

So, winter decided to revisit central Texas this weekend. It's 37 degrees outside!! That's just crazy - I am used to random weather changes (well, as much as you can get used to that sort of thing), because that's just a way of life here. If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change. I didn't sign up for more winter, though.

Well, with any luck it will kill more bugs and we'll have a mild summer.