Thursday, November 30, 2006

Really very sick.

I was getting better, really. I felt quite human a few days ago. But last night I started wearing down and having trouble breathing. I had several cases on my docket today and I know that we have a hard time finding substitute magistrates, so if I didn't go in, I'd have to continue all my cases. So I drug my very unhealthy self down to work and heard cases all day. But I'm bad enough that my boss coordinated someone to hear my cases for tomorrow so I will stay home and convalesce. If I'm still feeling terrible in the morning, I'll call my doctor just to rule out an infection.

Sometimes life throws big things at us and we hurt, but we muscle through and endure; this month however, we've just been harassed by dozens of little annoying and inconvenient things. I'm just exhausted with all the stupid little things. I'm really minimizing some of it. We actually have a few big things in the works, but I've been feeling overwhelmed this month and I'm not making the progress I should. I'm hoping that December will be better, but really, I'm just ready for 2006 to be over and have that sense of a fresh start for 2007.

We will be moving back into the house over the next week. Hopefully by next weekend, we'll be mostly there. I still have some things to coordinate and with being sick and unable to breathe, I haven't had the energy to make the necessary phone calls etc. I'm not really even sure how we are going to get our things back there.

I've managed to get a little bit of stitching done while sitting quietly in the evenings. The Japanese Garden is coming along nicely and I may have a new picture by the weekend. The blue-black border/frame is almost done and it really looks great. I think I might add some petite treasure braid soon or maybe another half of a bridge. I'm kind of bouncing all over the design right now. I need to get more of the cross-stitching done so that I can start on the specialty stitches. And I'm itching to do the specialty stitches.

Our other good news is that AOL has offered Chas another contract as leader blogger for the NCAA basketball season. They pay a decent rate and we can sure use the extra money right now. He loves it. He thinks this will cause me to get a second t.v. so that I can watch some of my shows and channels. It won't, because I know that what would actually happen is that he would watch two games at once, instead of me watching something. ;oD

I also found a magnet set that Angie loved, but we had to throw out in the post fire clean up. It's a small thing, but I'm pleased to have found it. Angie was actually excited to see it on my monitor. Now I just need to order it!

I go for the Level 2 ultrasound on Monday to see if they can detect any problems with the baby. I'll let you know, of course, what we learn. I wish I could feel some movement. She or he has either relocated or my timing is poor or something bad is happening because the baby was moving quite a bit a few weeks ago, but now I'm having a hard time feeling him or her move. It's just another worry for this month.

So that has been our month, big and small, some good and some bad in all categories. I suppose it's no wonder that I'm sick. At this point, I'd just like to breathe normally again. That would be nice.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I'm Back

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (if you celebrate that sort of thing). We had a reasonably nice time. My parents are divorced so when we visit, the holidays are generally spent dashing back and forth between houses. Mom's house was full with my family and my brother Jay's family. That put a grand total of six adults and four kids seven and under in the house. Just let that mental image percolate a while. Yes, it was that chaotic.

When I wasn't playing Lego Star Wars with my seven year old nephew, which was quite a lot, I did some stitching on most of the projects I brought with me: JG, Ballet Pigs and the Antique Airplane. The only projects I didn't touch were Bedtime Story and an un-named project for a friend who occasionally reads here (I did bag the flosses though so that I could get ready to stitch it). I'm sure I've typed this before but I absolutely, positively hate stitching that stupid Antique Airplane. The chart stinks and I'm adding lots of quarter stitches to make it look right. I'm also running out of a very necessary fiber and this design is part of a kit, which uses the company's fibers rather than DMC or Anchor. It's very frustrating. However, I do love the fabric I'm using: instead of the yucky aida (which was supposed to be tea-dyed by me to give an antique feel), I found a lovely piece of Picture This Plus jazlyn in Fog. It is a beautiful neutral color. It's for my Dad so I am motivated to finish it soon so that he can enjoy it.

We're all more than a little worried about Dad. He is 75 and his health has deteriorated dramatically in the past few years. He plans to drive to Florida on Wednesday for the winter. My brothers, our spouses/significant others and I are all biting our nails about the wisdom of that decision. We've tried to talk to him about it, but he has made up his mind. I just don't know if he can handle the trip. Just typing this makes me worry even more.

And in keeping with the holiday spirit, it appears that Angie and I are both sick.


Monday, November 20, 2006

Rediscover the Dancing Pig

Here are the before

and after photos from the weekend Rediscover SAL at the HAED BB.

Some sparklies are stitched on the right side of the design, but the scanner never picks them up. I wasn't certain that I wanted to use the Kreinik, but I like it well enough now that it is stitched. Thank heavens Bedtime Stories doesn't have the braid.

I am using tent/continental stitched over 32 count belfast pale blue shade from my Grape Thread Keeper kit. I like the speed of the tent stitch, but I've discovered that it distorts the fabric when I stitch in hand. I have a small q-snap now which seems to be helping. I also don't like the uneven weave of the belfast so I don't think I'll use it again for an over one design. The colors via scanner aren't as beautiful as they are in real life. I tweaked it to get the design colors mostly right, but it does make the color of the linen too dark. In person, the Ballet Pig glows.

She pulled me away from Bedtime Stories, but I do think with a little effort, I can probably finish her within the next few weeks. My immediate plan is to finish the background and then fill in the rest of the pig. The confetti stitching for the pig will slow me down, but I my progress over the weekend has inspired me.

Besides, I can't let Hubby's Pitt Panther be the only thing I finish this year.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Can't Sleep

My back is in excruciating pain. I can't find a comfortable position. Hubby bought me a new body pillow (all pillows, casualties of the fire) and it isn't supportive enough. I don't remember being this miserable so early in my pregnancy with Angie. I need to do more exercising and pre-natal yoga to strengthen my back muscles. I know I should.

Then the neighbors in the next apartment come home regularly between 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. How do I know? Their front door and living room are adjacent to our bedroom (what a stupid layout for an apartment complex). We here them come in (stumble in on the weekends), turn on the t.v. and watch it for one to three hours. I've taken to turning on the bathroom fan when they come home to serve as white noise so we can sleep.

So here I am, uncomfortable, tired yet unable to sleep.

I do have a nice cup of warm milk and some Tylenol. Hopefully that will help.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Yummmmm--Alphabet Soup!

There were still a few letters available at a good spot to wonder, so of course I asked for one.

The rules are as follows: Comment to this message and I will assign you a letter of the alphabet. Then go to your journal and post a list of 10 words that begin with this letter and what they mean to you.

I like my letter, partly because I have four in my full name. And I think it is reasonably easy. Maybe. Two popped into my mind right away.

1. Lucky: Generally how I feel. We had both bad luck (miscarriage and fire) and good (second chance at pregnancy and escaping the fire unharmed) this year, but I feel lucky to be here with my family at the moment.
2. Love: I love and feel loved. There is really nothing better.
3. Life: It is what it is. Good and bad. I'm satisfied with mine and hope to make it better for my family in the future.
4. Leftovers: The second best part of the holiday season. Unless my extended family is driving me crazy. Then it is the best part.
5. Lemonade: Beloved by me at any time, it's turning into a craving. My mouth waters at the sight of the Minute Maid six pack at the grocery store. I love the Lorena sparkling lemonade we buy at World Market because it is sweet, a little tart and fizzy.
6. Lavender: Both a favorite color and a favorite plant. I love to smell my fingers after I've brushed them against my lavender plants.
7. Laugh: I love the sound of my daughter laughing. I love to make people laugh with my silly comments. I figure life is hard enough as it is. Tragedy and sadness occur too often. We should laugh at the absurd and the enjoyable and hold onto the good moments as much as possible.
8. Loans: I will be paying these for the rest of my life. Sigh. I appreciate my education, mostly, although I'm thinking about finding a new path. I'm happy I met my husband at law school, though I didn't go with the expectation of finding someone so special. So the actual value of what I received far exceeds the amount of the loans, but still. I'll be paying these loans for the rest of my life. Or so it seems.
9. Lake: I live near the Lake now, but don't see it that often, except in brief glimpses while driving. I used to contemplate life while sitting on the rocks, watching the gulls and the waves. It brought me so much peace. I sometimes think that I would like to live in a house on the edge of the Lake so that I could watch it from the comfort of my own home. Near our house, a new home was built within the last two or three years. It is an ultra modern structure with what appears to be a poured concrete facade--not something usually to my taste. However, at the top of the house is an amazing enclosed observation deck with a wonderful view of the Lake. I often think that it would be a fantastic place to go sit and stitch or read or just look out at the water and listen to music.
10. Lip Balm: My favorite is the non-petroleum tangerine flavored balm we found at REI.

And because it is November, the bonus word:

11. L-Space As described by Terry Pratchett. I can't remember in which book you can find the explanation. This site says it is in the Discworld Companion. You should just go buy all his Discworld book in order to find it.

I'm sure I'm missing an obvious "L" word, but I'm satisfied with my efforts tonight.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Some Stitching

I have been diligently stitching lately--I love that the HAED SAL last month jump-started me again.

I am about halfway finished with the first page on Bedtime Story (let us not discuss how many pages remain). I'll post a picture, but the first page is really just a large blue blob.

I pulled out Buttercup Kitty Fae for the HAED QS SAL last week. Just stitched a teeny tiny bit, but at least I can say I touched it.

I've worked on JG again. I stopped doing the over one crane--I still need to get the Eternas for the background of the cranes. However, I've finished one side of the top bridge and added more blue to the blue-black border. Funny only because it is the same shades of dark blue as are in the first page of Bedtime Story (well JG uses NPI's instead of DMC but trust me, they are the same colors). You would think that I would be sick of those shades after roughly 4000 stitches of them, but I'm finding that doing Bedtime Story (and loving it--I may never go back to the quick stitches [of course that may be because I will never finish Bedtime Story]), is motivating me to finish the last portion of the border in JG.

Someone posted a great finish of three little girls playing with ribbons in the wind--can't think of the name of the chart, can't find the blog tonight. I was itching to do a cross stitch figure and so I pulled out Mom's Japanese Lady. She should be an one of Barbara Baatz's international angels, but since Mom doesn't really do angels, she will be stitched without the wings. I ripped out the black DMC already stitched for the hair and obi. I don't know about anyone else, but black DMC never seems to cover adequately and the fabric seems to peep through. So I added a strand of Rajmahal Art Silk in Black to the Black DMC, did the loop method (my favorite) and the coverage is perfect. It adds a little more texture because it is slightly plumper than the DMC and Blending Filament (gaak) in the rest of the kimono so I think it looks perfect for the hair and obi. Once I finish stitching with the art silk and dmc blend, I'll post a picture so you can see what I mean.

Tomorrow, Buttercup Kitty Fae and Bedtime Story will argue about who goes to work with me. It's the QS SAL, but I want to finish the first page of Bedtime Story this month--I want to get to the wings soon. Thursday I hope to work on the Japanese Lady while Mom is here and over the weekend I want to finish either the other half of the top bridge in JG or finish the blue black border entirely.

Chas bought a new digital camera so maybe I'll try to take some pictures this weekend as well.

Crafting It Forward

Even though I have plenty to stitch, I saw this at the purple faery's blog and thought I should give it a try:

The first five people to respond to this post (via the comments section) will get some small stitchery made by me. I'm not as talented as Angi--I really only cross stitch so that's what you'll get (unless you want one of Angie's FOAMIES creations). I'll go with your favorite colors if you tell me what they are (give me three or four favorites or if there is a color you can't stand, tell me that too). After you comment, tell me how to get in touch with you if you don't have my e-mail already. Any one at the ez-boards can find me by my user name which is Hmm11.

There is a catch, of course, the way this works is that if you sign up, you have to blog this as well and continue sharing.

And I'm not only beautiful, I'm extra, extra tough...

I like the quizzy things. Sorry everyone, but thanks Faye.

You Are a Mermaid

You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are.
While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.
Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational.
You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.

And if you recognize the post title you clearly have a pre-schooler. It's from a Backyardigan's Viking Adventure--what can I say, it's my guilty pleasure.

I'm also really amused that Faye and I received the same result. I originally was classified as a Chimera, but that was so completely wrong (I'm not outgoing or rarely found alone) I retook the quiz using my first impression (rather than overthinking a five question quiz the way I did the first time).

Monday, November 13, 2006


I'm completely exhausted. Had a lonnnnng day.

I have posts in my brain, but they won't make it to the blog today.

I'm going to go be a zombie.

Friday, November 10, 2006

So I'm Thinking About Dragons....

I have been holding out on you.

I'm pregnant and due in April. I have held off telling everyone other than our families, my boss and one good friend mostly because I am nervous. I'm afraid that I'm going to lose this baby too. With everything that has happened these past few months, worry has been the predominant emotion. I figuratively hold my breath between doctor's visits. However, as tempting as it is, I wouldn't feel comfortable waiting until I have successfully delivered before posting about the baby.

Never fear, we are happy about the new addition to our family. Angie doesn't quite get it yet, but that's okay. At least she isn't driving us crazy with questions about how the baby got in there yet.

Thanks Cathy, we received your card today. Hugs. We love you.

We saw the Doctor today and heard the heartbeat for the first time. I was a little nervous because it seemed to take so long to find it. When the nurse found the right spot I relaxed and said, "Okay." The nurse said, "Oh." She was concentrating so much on doing her job that she hadn't realized that I was holding my breath and listening intently too. Everything seems okay. I go for a level two ultrasound in a few weeks to see if the baby is healthy.

As for the dragons, I'm thinking about using them in the nursery. I think it's reasonably gender neutral don't you? I have the "You were hatched..." design by Teresa Wentzler. Maybe I'll get one or two of those cute little Lisa Victoria dragons. Then just some nice colors like greens and purples or something.

We aren't concerned about the gender. We just want healthy and living. That is enough of a miracle for us.

Happy Veteran's Day.

Lots of info from the VA here.

And here is the USC for our national holidays.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

This Week's SBQ

See, I'm being good. I'm posting.

How many different brands of "complete" embroidery floss sets do you
own? How do you keep track of it? (i.e., spread sheet program, index
cards, palm pilot, etc.)

I think I have a complete set of DMC. I'm not sure how damaged it is from the soot. I haven't had a chance to check.

I have lots of NPI's, Caron Waterlilies, Dinky Dyes silks, and Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colours, and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid but I'm not even close to complete.

I have a variety of other silk and cotton fibers.

How do I keep track of it?

Ummmm. I'm supposed to keep track of my fibers? Ummmm.

Actually, I do have some tables created for my NPI, PTB, Waterlilies and SNC. However, I don't have all the new colors listed and I haven't updated them in quite a while. I know there are spread sheets on the internet, I just haven't bothered with them. Yet.

I love buying silk and over-dyed cottons. Sometimes I forget that I should buy some fabric to so that I can actually have something upon which to stitch with them.

Maybe I should have put keeping track of my stash on my 101 Things list.

Day of Hope/Day of Disappointment

I love Election Day (not just the Duran Duran song though I still am fond of it). I find it exciting to participate in the voting process. I love to watch the results roll in and see what my fellow citizens are thinking. I always find it a hopeful day, brimming with the potential for change (albeit painfully slow because few elected officials can enter office and enact radical, immediate changes).

I was comfortable with most of the results for the state offices. Pleased with the results of most of the statewide initiatives. Take that casino gambling! I don't believe for a second that the profits would go for education. I still recall how the Lottery was enacted with the promise that it would save our public schools. That was well before the Ohio Supreme Court declared that our manner of primarily funding schools through real estate taxes was unconstitutional (twice). Thirty plus years later, the lottery site proudly proclaims that it annually provides 4.5 percent of the funds necessary to keep our public schools treading water. Color me unimpressed. And yes I did a little happy dance to the defeat of casino gambling which was going to provide some limited money for education and scholarships to kids who would be eligible for them anyway.

~Rant over~

~New rant commencing~

I was incredibly disappointed with one of the local Juvenile Court races. One candidate was highly qualified. An attorney who had practiced in our Juvenile Court in every practice area for 27 years. He was endorsed by most every association. He is a fine attorney who definitely would break the negative image most people have of our profession.

He lost.

His opponent had the right kind of name and very little experience with the complex issues in juvenile law. Here's hoping he will perform well on the bench, but it would have been nice to have a candidate with the necessary experience and knowledge on the bench.

I saw him the day after the election. He was noticeably saddened, but he did his job that day with kindness to the weeping woman who opposed his client and sternness to the mom who needed to clean up her act but was instead making excuses. In a word he was professional, though you could tell he was deeply disappointed.

The rest of us were disappointed for him the next day as well.

~Rant over~

Also on Election Day, we checked a local school for Angie. We loved the school. She loved the school. It has the small class sizes that she would like, it has all sorts of interesting extras (Spanish, swimming and computers--even for the kindergarteners) that both Chas and I appreciated. She actually cried when we left because she wanted to stay. The Admissions Director thought we might be able to send Angie there in January for pre-kindergarten when the new term started. We were hopeful because our entire little family really liked the school.

The next day, the Admissions Director called to tell me that they didn't have an opening for Pre-K and the teachers did not want to add another student. Another disappointment. I think we'll still apply there for Kindergarten because we liked it so much. If accepted, we'll find the money somehow.

So the search for a pre-k for January continues. We may have missed our chance because every school may feel the same as this one. We're going to another open house on Sunday. Maybe we'll be luckier then.

As Chas pointed out, even if we had enrolled her with someone in the Spring (the deadline for fall admissions to pre-k around here), with the fire and our hotel lifestyle in September, school would have been too chaotic and Angie probably would not have handled another new thing very well. He's right; I just hate for her to miss an opportunity when she is now so eager for it.

I'm so happy that the Court is closed tomorrow for Veteran's Day. I need a long weekend right now.

Firefly Findings

Found at Whedonesque today:

Nathan Fillion now has a blog. The bad is that it's through myspace and I'm just not joining myspace.

I am very amused at the thought of the sheer volume of people requesting to become his "friends" discovered when he next opens his account.

The coolest part--in his myspace profile the video is the the CGI origins of Firefly (the ship). Okay, maybe I'm just the only one to think that is pretty nifty.

And whilst I am in this Serenity/Firefly mode, last month Whedonesque posted a link to this, which amused the dickens out of me.

However, I must completely disagree with the winner in the captains' section, though I love the first two sentences in that section. If you are comparing Mal to Han in Star Wars: A New Hope fine. I won't dispute it. Much. But the character of Han became so watered down in the course of the three movies that by the end credits of Return of the Jedi, Mal wins hands down.

That said, the original Star Wars will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Yet another quiz

You scored as Aragorn. You're Aragorn! This ranger from the north is the personification of bravery. He always thinks of others before himself, and, though he becomes King of Gondor, he is not one to crave attention.
"I would have gone with you to the end. Into the very fires of Mordor."



















Which LOTR character are you?
created with

Found at Nicki's blog.

I don't know what to make of the fact that Aragorn and Arwen tied for first on my list. I always thought of myself as a bit more Hobbit-like. Maybe Eowyn.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Push has come to Shove

Our basement is still yucky. That is the nicest way to put it. Our landlords do not want to do many of the repairs and touch ups their own insurance company says should be done.

My husband firmly explained what his concerns were. For instance, if you touch the surfaces in the basement, they still have grime on them, despite the cleaning done to date. They are supposed to paint the basement and put in tiles. The landlord doesn't want to do it. How are we supposed to put our belongings down there again? How are we to feel comfortable about washing and drying our clothes in that basement?

Instead they are putting on a new roof. They think it will stop the seepage in the basement. Yeah. Right. Has nothing to do with the type of soil and the foundation issues already pointed out to them by other people.

We're completely frustrated at this time. I have lots of sentimental attachment to the house: We were married there. Angie took her first steps there. But the reality is that we need to find another place to live and just commit to buying a place. I have no idea how we are going to do this. My friend Cathy gave me some good ideas since we'll be first time home buyers. Thanks again Cathy. I just need to decipher all the policies and such to be certain I know what we are doing. We've found some nice places that meet our basic criteria but are just out of our price range. I found a few more today that meet our needs and our price range. We're wondering if the good prices are a result of damage from the floods in July. We might check them tomorrow or later this week.

Given that Angie will be going to school next year, the house search necessarily includes a school search. Just based on the reading I've done tonight, I can't help but be a little edgy. I've talked to people around the county and I done some reading on line. Am I the only parent who can't find the right kind of school for their child? Am I too fussy? I don't think my parents worried about this when I was a kid. We just went to the local school district and that was it.

My head is going to explode.

We're actually going to look at a school tomorrow. There are a few homes that are near the school and in our range.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Naming the Blog

This week's sbq (or was it last week's--I'm so behind) is:

How did you decide on the title of your stitching blog? Was it random,
or does it have a special meaning to you or about you?

The sub-heading for the title sums it up really. I had been thinking about doing a stitching/general stuff blog for some time. I have one (sadly neglected) that is career based. I have another for my daughter so that long distance family and friends can keep up with her (sadly neglected since the fire). I felt I needed something for the other parts of me. I used to write in a journal everyday--it was wonderful for me (I believe that the journals are now casualties of the fire as are several of my past attempts at creative writing). I waited some time before starting the blog because I couldn't think of a very creative title.

Then it hit me. I always said that everything is a work in progress, myself included. There is nothing in this world that is so perfect that it couldn't use some sort of improvement, therefore, nothing is final, everything is in a constant state of becoming something else. Hopefully changing to something better, but constantly changing.

And then there is my stitching life. What do we call projects we stitch? Our WIPs! One day, it just clicked.

This blog is just one more WIP for me and it is about the WIP that I am.


You scored as Moya (Farscape). You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.

Moya (Farscape)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Serenity (Firefly)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
created with

I'm still a little bitter that Farscape was cancelled, though at least I had a few complete seasons with it, unlike the vast injustice that was the cancellation of Firefly.

The funny/best part is that the top four are my favorite sci-fi shows ever, though I would be hard pressed to put them in any particular order. I used to love the X-Files, but I still haven't recovered from the last few seasons and the series finale (total waste of t.v. viewing IMO--down there with the finale for Voyager).

And there is only one muppet on Moya's crew. D'Argo just has a lot of padding. Chiana and Zhaan wear lots of make-up. Lots. Nyah.

(Found the lovely quiz at Mel's Oasis, who found it at Whiz's Blog. I just love the sci-fi--cross-stitching connections in the on line world.)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Musical Tag

Sort of.

I've seen this tag floating around the stitching blogs, but I wasn't tagged, until Faye tagged anyone reading her blog. Woo-hoo. I read it all the time. But then I had to think about songs. I despise the radio in Cleveland. I can never listen to a station for longer than one song. The second is usually a stinker I can't stand so I roam the dial.

I used to listen to music all the time--in college and after, especially when I lived by myself. I always had music on while I played on the computer, while I danced enthusiastically throughout the apartment. That has slowed over time. My stereo got tossed in the post fire salvage. I can listen to cd's on my computer while I surf, but Chas usually has the t.v. on for his work (sports blogging) and the t.v. is next to my computer so that would be too much commotion that I wouldn't be able to enjoy the music. I also haven't bought much music in recent years. In the post Angie re-budgeting, my fun money goes to stitching more often than anything else.

Enough rambling, time for the tunes. I went with songs I love and ones that just pop into my head for no reason. Some I've heard recently on the radio and sang along at the top of my voice.

The rules: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Everlong by the Foo Fighters (one of my all time favorite songs)
2. Already Gone by the Eagles (I'd had a really bad day at work when this came on the radio)
3. I've Done Everything for You by Rick Springfield (was not thinking about anyone currently in my life)
4. Lovely to See You Again My Friend by the Moody Blues (love the Moody Blues)
5. B!tch by Meredith Brooks ("I'm a little bit of everything all rolled into one...")
6. Black Horse and a Cherry Tree by K.T. Tunstall (I need to get this album)
7. Possession and Ice Cream by Sarah MacLachlan

Technically not seven but I tend to treat "rules" in blogging as "guidelines" anyway.

Nearly making the list are:

1. Heartbeat by King Crimson
2. The Theme from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly performed by the California Guitar Trio
3. King Crimson instrumental whose name escapes me (cd's are packed away in the post fire salvage). I think it was on Vrooom or maybe Thrak. It goes:

daa, da-daa da-da-da, da-da-daa-da-da-da-daaaaaa
daa, da-daa da-da-da, da-da-daa-da-da-da-daaaaaa
And so on.

Any idea what it is? Anyone?

Anyway, like Faye, I doubt I have seven readers, especially any who haven't been tagged yet. So I'll tag Cathy and Nicki (sorry ladies) and any other readers who haven't been tagged.