A nurse who knits…

November 1, 2006

A face only a mom can love

Filed under: Life in general — yarnnut @ 7:06 pm


I found this little costume at Target (Tar-shay for the fancy people) for $2.99. I know it is stupid to waste money on something this dumb but it was so cheap and Wendy does like a good costume. I put it on her at 2:30 when I got home from candy shopping and she had it on pretty much the whole night. My other doggie Waldo tried to bite it off but she bit his ear to protect her precious costume.

I didn’t have too many kids come to the house. But our cul de sac had the annual Halloween get together. Dinner consisteed of chilli, hot dogs, and brain jello. I brought chocolate fudge cupcakes with candy corn sprinkles. Yummy. I did get to pass out some candy. My favorite was the Whoppers and Peanut Butter Cups. Those are classic american candies that cannot be taken off supermarket shelves!

No knitting to show but I am making wonderful progress on the Oat Couture Ruana. It may be finished by the weekend. Does anyone have trouble with weaving in ends??? I can’t seem to bring myself to do it. Otherwise I’d have 4 FO’s to wear instead of 4 FO’s sitting in my closet.

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween. If you celebrate Day of the Dead or All Saint’s Day today, have a good one. My parents are visiting family in the Philippines and are at the graveyard as we speak keeping my grandfather’s spirit company. In very Catholic countries like the Philippines, people bake special traditional goodies and cook special foods for the day. Then they bring them to the graveyard and kinda keep the spirt of your loved one company. It’s to honor the dead. Not for people who get creeped out by dead people. I think people in other countries have a different concept of death. I think in the US, people think of dead people as gross and death as a sad occassion. In the Philippines, people celebrate the life of their loved one on Day of the Dead. Check out this Day of the Dead KAL for some more info on the holiday from a Mexican prospective.

Thanks to all the people who wrote me about my NCLEX results.  It feels really good to be  done with this!!!



  1. hey gail,
    we talked ’boutcha today at tb, gave a big cheer for you and i recorded it w/ my new digital camera. when i figure out how to upload it to the computer i will send you the pictures.

    Comment by susan — November 2, 2006 @ 1:28 am | Reply

  2. i have the pics ready, just need you email.

    Comment by susan — November 2, 2006 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  3. Dear Gail thanks for you blog. I’m learning how to knit the constant companion bag and i love it. Glad that you can practice nursing now. Hope you see all us on the picture that susan is going to send you.
    your knitting Friend Wendy

    Comment by wendytait — November 9, 2006 @ 4:43 am | Reply

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