Sunday, December 03, 2006

We're #2! We're #2!

Like the Avis Car Rental company, West Virginia University came in last night as the "we try harder" team of the Big East. Mr. Shrinking Knitter said it was a thrilling ending – we won by two points in a triple-overtime game where we had to convert a two-point conversion. [I was asleep. A hard day of knitting, you know. Completely wore me out.]

That win means that instead of playing a bowl game in December, we'll be slugging it out on New Year's Day, a mark of distinction in college football. I recently heard a radio sports commentator predict that soon there will be 120 major college sports teams and 60 bowl games, so no one gets left out. Heh.

[I had this really cool graphic of the Avis "We Try Harder" button superimposed over a WVU football helmet, but Blogger is not playing nice about the uploading of the images this morning.]
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Yesterday's image of the knitted, felted footwarmer has been a topic of discussion and, frankly, derision, on several knitting lists. My favorite observation was that something might make a home in there ... and not something you'd want to touch with your toes!

Which reminds me of last week when I went to pay my for my haircut. The bottom of my knitted, felted handbag was filled with dog kibble! I know our dogs would never hide their food, and I also know that mice will. It was a bit, um, disconcerting, to say the least, to be fishing for a pen and find chunks of Beneful! The exterminator comes tomorrow. Not soon enough!
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Mr. Shrinking Knitter and I walked together yesterday for about two miles, and also went to an open house at my neighbor's pottery and gift shop. She had a guest artist there selling handmade glass beads. I wish I could show you one of the ones I bought, but since I can't upload images, I guess it'll have to wait. It's a rosy-colored flattened ball with little protrusions all over it than can only be described as, um, nipples. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it to make something for another neighbor who had a partial mastectomy about five years ago. She'll love it!
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Food was good yesterday, including a healthy and delicious homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner. When I eat well and at regular times, I don't even think about snacking in between meals. My menu plan from eDiets "prescribes" an afternoon and an evening snack, but I skipped the afternoon one. I'd had a lean ham sandwich with lettuce, pickles and low-fat mayo on good whole-grain bread for lunch, and that lasted all afternoon.

I'll have to try that strategy again. Like every day. Heh.

3 comments:

mehitabel said...

Which Bowl will your team be playing in? Yesterday was our big cross-town rivalry, too, and UCLA beat USC. I'm working on food choices too, including actually ADDING more food at different times so that it's not such a feast-or-famine life. I tend to put off eating till I'm ravenous and just eat whatever's easy, and that isn't a good plan. I'm also starting NOW to train for what promises to be a very active tour to France in May of next year. Lots of walking, and carrying our own luggage too--so I'm going to work on the walking, and weights as well. Wish me luck, please!

Kristi said...

I once went into my hubbie's sweater drawer, in an unused bedroom, to find about a cup and a half of every kind of bird seed I feed. You can imagine the look on my face!! It ended up a cute little chipmunk had found it's way in through the attic. For an entire year I uncovered 4 different storage areas throughout the house. It was a little unnerving to realize this little creature had been able to scurry around undetected for so long, but once I knew it was out of the house each discovery was cause for a little grin. Thanks for your enjoyable blog and mehitabel.......good luck!

Greta said...

Interesting article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/02/business/02money.html?ex=1165813200&en=e1afa62111b0fbd8&ei=5070&emc=eta1