Saturday, December 6, 2008

The HP Knitting/Crochet House Cup!

So, if any of you know me well, I've talked your ear off about The House Cup over at Ravelry. It's this great group of Harry Potter enthusiasts (among which I proudly count myself) who get Sorted into Houses, then compete in a three-month-long series of fiber-related challenges that result in one House winning the House Cup.

Dorky? Definitely!! (To me, that's sort of what makes it so fun, indulging in my HP dorkiness.) Fun? You cannot even believe how fun it is and there is no way I could properly express it to you. Also, I've met some folks through The Cup that I consdier to be real friends, not just "online-friends." The people there just plain rock. Add to all that the challenge of coming up with clever projects for the classes, the fun of learning new techniques, and producing tons of FOs, and it's a game that actually gives you something to show for it. Trust me, it's awesome.

Check it out and tell 'em I sent you!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Seven Things

I was tagged by Michelle!!

The Rules
1) Link to your tagger and list all these rules in your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs
4) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. I, like Michelle, am also terrified of the dark. I don't like one of my senses being taken from me.
2. I watch holiday movies all year 'round because I like the warm fuzzies I get from them.
3. I'm a huge, harmless flirt; I flirt with just about everyone.
4. I do bellyrolls better from the bottom to the top, which is not the norm.
5. I often dream of running off and living like a wild animal in the woods, using only my wits to survive. If it weren't for my family, I'd do it, too!
6. I'm a Pisces with Aries Moon and Aquarius Rising. Yes, I believe in astrology.
7. Three of my favorite things: the feel of my children asleep against me, the first bite of chocolate, the next new idea.

I'm tagging Donna and Candi! I know it supposed to be seven, but it's my blog, so nyah! lol

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Life is all about synergy


syn·er·gy (sĭn'ər-jē) n.
pl. syn·er·gies

The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Ok, first, I need to apologize for not giving the other half of my Twilight review yet. I'm a slacker. I promise I will get to it!

Now, for the point of this little entry: Synergy. Synergy is basically when the combination of a few things ends up being bigger and better than any of them were when they were apart. A loving relationship can (and hopefully, is) like that. Two people get together, and suddenly, they are greater for being together, they can possibly produce children (really becoming greater than the sum of themselves: 1+1=3... or 4... or 13, whatever) and they are just generally better because they have that other person in their life.

For the record, yes, my marriage is like this. :) It's more than I can describe here.

Anywho, I'm here today to talk about little synergies. The epiphany I had this morning is that I have two ordinary (wonderful, but ordinary) things on hand: sugar cookie dough and Hershey's kisses. My oldest son asked this morning if we could make cookies today. Of course, I said yes. Then, when I realized I have everything on hand to introduce him to a whole new cookie that also happens to be one of my favorites, I literally stopped what I was doing and broke out in the biggest smile!

That simple dough, those chocolate kisses, and maybe a few sprinkles, are going to produce a synergistic combination of a cookie that is truly greater than any one ingredient alone. Also, an afternoon of making cookies, no matter the ingredients, will produce something far greater for me and my kids than just a few batches of goodies.

So, dear reader, look for the moments of potenial synergy in your life, then work to bring about that entelechy. (Look it up, you'll be better for it. ;))