Nichole D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I currently live in New Mexico with my boyfriend and beautiful daughter in The Retro Palace. I'm currently a student double-majoring in Cosmetology and Architectural Drafting. I spend what little free time I have knitting, crocheting, sewing, and almost any other project I have time for. I do occasionally eat and shower, but only if there is no knitting to be done.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008


Hello again, folks! I got an email this morning from a good friend, and I think that it is an amazing idea. So, women out there, I want to recruit you to the Army of Women. (Please, click the link!) This is going to be a massive study for breast cancer research and prevention, something that should be important to each and every one of us. So go sign up, spread the word to your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friends. Because I think this is ridiculously important, I want you guys to spread the word! So, if you post a similar message of support on your blog with a link to the Army of Women site, you'll be entered into a drawing for a box of knitterly goodies (unless you're not a knitter, then we'll figure something out). Just leave me a comment and let me know you've posted it! Send your friends here to participate in the contest, too! And if you'd like to donate a goodie for the box, leave a comment for that, too! GO SPREAD THE WORD! I'll keep the contest open until November 14th.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

So. Tired.

Midterms should not be called "midterms". It should be called "that one week in the middle of the semester where you're so tired you can hardly stand it and you're studying so hard you want to die and sometimes you wish you could just cry or punch yourself in the face or both but you can't because you have to study more" week. Although that doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Hee, even writing that made me giggle a little. Might be the lack of sleep, might be that I'm so damn funny I can't help but laugh at my own jokes. Hardy har har.

I really want to relax. one of my favorite things to do is lie on the couch and "motivate". today I told The Hubbster, "Dammit, I never get to motivate any more. All I do now is stuff, and it sucks."

I want to take yarn pictures. I want to knit more. I want to motivate on the couch. I want to watch television and go to bed at 9 (or earlier!) if I want to. As i always say, though, you can want in one hand and shit in the other, and see which fills up first!

Now that I think about that statement, it's kind of gross. i think I'm done here.

How's your week going? Will you all please do some motivating for me?

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Friday, October 17, 2008

No Pictures Yet...

...but at least I'm blogging, right? Gah. Sometimes being so busy sucks. Oh well.

My dear friend Erin offered to let me celebrate my birthday at her awesome house on Saturday, which ROCKS! Isn't she the sweetest?! (Oh, and Trent too, of course.) So, yaay for birthday celebrations!

I'm actually done with all my homework for this week! WOO! Now I just need to figure out a study schedule for midterms. That should be loads of fun. Let's give that another "woo". Ahem.

I REALLY want to show you guys what I got at the Wool Festival! That, and all the other pretty yarns I've accumulated in the last few months. Ooooh, and the birthday yarn! YUM! OOH OOH! I got a $40 gift card for my birthday, too (thanks Cathy and Loren!) and squeezed four books out of that! Two are knitting, one is amigurumi, and one is embroidery. I'm excited to get them! It'll be like a little more birthday fun when each one comes.

Hmmm, what else... I got a new tattoo! It's one of nicknames from the Hubbster in Latin. No, you can't see it. And you probably don't want to know what it means. But it's cool, I promise!

This has been a good week. A really good week, in fact. Good good good. Maybe even great. Yeah, great.

Okay, enough blathering from me, I need to go catch up on my blog reading now!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Rainy Birthday

Who's birthday? Well, mine! Having a pretty good day so far, even if it is cold and rainy here today. I had a great time at the Balloon Fiesta, and it was really awesome to see all the family that came to visit me last week. I know I said I'd have pictures soon, and I will!

Still busy with school and just life in general, but it's going well. Life is pretty good, I guess. I'm a little bummed that my family left, but it's always hard when they do. I sure don't get enough time with them any more. Also a little bummed because I like the big, crazy party for my birthday (hey, I'm only 24!), but with no babysitter this year, and a tiny apartment, and living a good hour from all of our friends, I don't think it's going to happen this year. I guess this weekend will just be a mellow, quiet one with gaming on Saturday and football on Sunday and no partying.

Oh, and if you want to send me a birthday present, just let me know. I'll be more than happy to give you my address. Heh heh heh.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

A Quick Hello

Hi! Life has been consistently crazy, with the added bonus of a lack of sleep lately. School's been good, and I've been cleaning like a mad woman in preparation for a mass of family that is coming to visit this week. Went to the Taos Wool Festival on Saturday with some blogless friends, met the Ravelry folks, and spent a lot of money. I got some AWESOME stuff, though! I promise to share it soon. Hmmm, what else... Oh! Balloon Fiesta started on Saturday, as well, and today the wind was just right and blew all the balloons right over our apartment. Monsterette was pretty excited about that, and it was great to get our first glimpse of the balloons. Fall is getting into gear here, as well, with a bit cooler temperatures and the leaves finally starting to change color. Knitting here and there, and a new scarf on the needles.

Less boring updates soon, with pictures!