Wednesday, December 27, 2006


I've been feeling like an afterthought idea that one might entertain for a moment and then dismiss with a wave of the hand.

Porkchop tried cheering me up by serenading me with her new iKaraoke (which actually kind of works!), but I still feel glum.


Present Weekend
Porkchop and I went to see my family in northeast Arkansas for an exhausting weekend. My sister and parents were all keyed up and played off each other's respective quirks and foibles. There was nary a moment of silence.

This is how I spent most of my time:


Trying to finish that darned cabled scarf! Thankfully, it is done and given. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of it. Perhaps the owner could take a shot of the cabling and send it to me?

I took a breath from knitting to open some of these:

present explosion

These are two of my favorite gifts received (even if they are from Anthropologie):

little guys

I gave these to my mom and sister:

bags outside

Here are the insides, courtesy of Porkchop and her sewing skills:

bags inside

Here are my sister and dad demonstrating an alternate use of the bags (a use that I do not condone):


My Favorite
My favorite present is a knitting needle case that Porkchop made out of scraps! So pretty! And nearly finished!

The Next Holiday
I hope the next weekend speeds by quickly. I haven't had good luck with past New Year's Eves, making it my least favorite holiday EVER.

The only good thing is time off of work. Oh yeah, and we get to kick 2006's ass out the door.

2006 was the suckiest year for so many of my family, friends, and acquaintances. Yeah! Get the hell of here, 2006! Scram!

With our hastily made plans canceled for this year's holiday, I think I'll barricade myself in our apartment, teach myself some crochet, and get to bed early. Of course, if I plan this, our apartment will probably catch fire or all of my crochet hooks will mysteriously disappear.

Glum glum glum.


ken said...

Hope you are feeling more like a forethought than an afterthought now that holiday weekend number 1 is over and you have resolved not to be moved by holiday weekend number 2.
Just out of curiousity, is there something really wrong with Anthropologie? I have only been in the store once and I liked some of their products but couldn't afford anything really.

Carrie said...

Sweatshop labor aside, I'm primarily bothered by Anthropologie's marketing and selling of the "exotic."

On the Anthropologie website, you can find this quote: "Because it's the study of foreign cultures that bring richness & meaning to our own."

Because buying things makes us understand! Because it's all about us!

Give us richness and meaning while we strip you of your ideas and rip off your designs and sell them for big bucks without giving you anything back!

That's why I don't like Anthropologie. Also, it's owned by the same folks who bring you Urban Outfitters....just another big corporation.

Anyway, that's my beef.