Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I looked at the calendar and then at my Christmas knitting list. I have a lot of UFO's out there! I categorized them into "stuff to be mailed", "stuff Bob will take back with him" and "everything else". I have to really knuckle down to meet my deadlines! How the heck did the year fly by so fast?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ah! Autumn!

I really love this time of year. I love the colors of the leaves and the sound of shuffling through them on the lawn. I love the crisp bite of fall in the air. I love the sound of the rain on the roof. I love curling up on the couch with a good book or my knitting and just relaxing.

There is something about this time of year that sets off the nesting instinct in me. I start thinking more about craft projects and baking. I want to spend time with the ones I love.

Yesterday, my hubby took time off of work and the two of us went to Apple Hill. It was so nice to be able to spend a day with him, since at the moment we do not have the same days off. Just being able to spend a day with him was the best birthday present I could have asked for. I really enjoyed the rolling foothills of El Dorado County and seeing the leaves scattered on the country roads. We watched a flock of wild turkeys searching for dinner, unaware that their domesticated cousins will soon be roasting in ovens across the country for Thanksgiving. We ate fresh apple crisp and drank fresh made apple cider. We breathed the crisp clean air and enjoyed the sun in our faces.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Open Casting Call!

Ever wanted to be in a movie? The new Star Trek movie is having an open casting call and looking for the following:

"The call asks for actors and actresses between the ages of 18 and 70 that are "OK with their eyebrows being shaved from the arch outward to portray a Vulcan-type eyebrow shape.
The call also asks for "Talent with interesting and unique facial features such as: long necks, small heads, extremely large heads, wide-set eyes, bug eyes, close-set eyes, large forehead, short upper lip, pronounced cheekbones, over- or undersized ears and/or nose, facial deformities, ultra plain-looking people, ultra perfect-looking people, pure wholesome looks, twins, triplets, emaciated talent, regally poised and postured talent, or other visually unique characteristics."

Visually unique and Ok with having your eyebrows shaved. Sounds like a few college parties I went to way back when!