jennythereader: (* Library Fairy *)
The Rules: )

My Wishes:

1. Followers and people to follow on Pinterest. I'm Jennythereader over there, and I'm always trying increase the varity of what I see on the site. (Some more geeky/fannish/counter-culture/non-mainstream type folks would balance things out nicely.)

2. Music! I love classic rock, all sorts of folk, the blues, some country, big band era jazz, and lots of other stuff. I'm also always willing to try something new.

3. Anything from my Amazon wishlist.

4. Yarn in pretty colors. I prefer variegated yarns on the cool side of the color spectrum, and prefer to work with natural fibers. However, I'll take anything. As a bonus, if you give me yarn you get first dibs on whatever I decide to make with it. (You'd get an email along the lines of "I think that yarn you gave me would make a nice hat. Would you like a hat in those colors? Which of these patterns do you like better? How big is your head?")

5. Things that smell nice. Soap or perfume oils or lotion or bath salts or whatever. I like desserty smelling stuff best, but realistic floral or fruit smells are also good.

6. Gift certificates to Sock Dreams.

7. Homemade candy. Especially things which involve chocolate, mint, cherries, or peanut butter.

8. Make something especially for me.

9. Make a donation to a charity. I'm fond of Heifer International. Your local public library or a local literacy organization are also great causes. Do it in my name if you want, but don't get me on any mailing lists if you can help it. :)

10. Sign up to become an organ donor. A heart transplant saved the life of one of my best friends this year. The only way I can repay the universe for that is to be a donor myself and to encourage others to do the same.

And now, I'm off to find other folks' lists and see what wishes I can grant!
jennythereader: (Default)
What song says Christmas to you?

Not necessarily your favorite, but the one that you can't imagine Christmas without.

For me it's "Silent Night." Especially versions sung without accompaniment and simple instrumental versions.
jennythereader: (Default)
What song says Christmas to you?

Not necessarily your favorite, but the one that you can't imagine Christmas without.

For me it's "Silent Night." Especially versions sung without accompaniment and simple instrumental versions.
jennythereader: (Snowy Pine Branch)
Merry Christmas, everyone.

I hope you all have wonderful days.
jennythereader: (Snowy Pine Branch)
Merry Christmas, everyone.

I hope you all have wonderful days.
jennythereader: (Time for Dessert)
- pick up my winter coat from the dry cleaners
- Stop at the grocery store. I need lunch meat, ingredients for chocolate no-bakes, and ingredients for peanut butter fudge. I may end up buying one of those 5 pound buckets of peanut butter... I should probably also get some regular groceries.
- Wrap the gifts I'm giving tomorrow.
- Make no-bakes for Tom's family Christmas gathering
- Maybe attempt making peanut butter fudge
jennythereader: (Time for Dessert)
- pick up my winter coat from the dry cleaners
- Stop at the grocery store. I need lunch meat, ingredients for chocolate no-bakes, and ingredients for peanut butter fudge. I may end up buying one of those 5 pound buckets of peanut butter... I should probably also get some regular groceries.
- Wrap the gifts I'm giving tomorrow.
- Make no-bakes for Tom's family Christmas gathering
- Maybe attempt making peanut butter fudge

Thank You!

Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:08 pm
jennythereader: (* Kitten: OMG)
Thanks to Laura and Chris for the amazing dinner tonight.

Also thanks to the random LiveJournal person who bought me Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America's Classic Preserving Guide. I wish I knew your LJ name, so I could thank you directly!

Thank You!

Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:08 pm
jennythereader: (* Kitten: OMG)
Thanks to Laura and Chris for the amazing dinner tonight.

Also thanks to the random LiveJournal person who bought me Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America's Classic Preserving Guide. I wish I knew your LJ name, so I could thank you directly!
jennythereader: (* Library Fairy *)
The rules:
Step One
- Make a post (public, friends locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals, or [livejournal.com profile] holiday_wishes) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


My Wishes:
1. Any of the perfumes listed here. There doesn't seem to be a way to link directly to the wishlist, so just click on the tab labeled "Jenny's Wishes." Click a second time if the first doesn't work. The site doesn't seem to have direct links to the sellers, but you should be able to Google them fairly easily. I have no problem with getting any of these second hand or as decants.

2. Music! Burn me CD's or send me MP3s. I love classic rock, all sorts of folk, the blues, some country, big band era jazz, and lots of other stuff. I'm also always willing to try something new.

3. Anything from my Amazon wishlist.

4. Anything from my Etsy favorites list.

5. Yarn in pretty colors. I prefer variegated yarns on the cool side of the color spectrum, and prefer to work with natural fibers. However, I'll take anything. As a bonus, if you give me yarn you get first dibs on whatever I decide to make with it. (You'd get an email along the lines of "I think that yarn you gave me would make a nice hat. Would you like a hat in those colors? Which of these patterns do you like better? How big is your head?")

6. Things that smell nice. Soap or perfume oils or lotion or bath salts or whatever. I like desserty smelling stuff best, but realistic floral or fruit smells are also good.

7. Gift certificates to Sock Dreams.

8. Homemade candy. Especially things which involve chocolate, mint, cherries, or peanut butter.

9. Make something especially for me.

10. Make a donation to a charity. I'm fond of Heifer International. Your local public library or a local literacy organization are also great causes. Do it in my name if you want, but don't get me on any mailing lists. :)
jennythereader: (* Library Fairy *)
The rules:
Step One
- Make a post (public, friends locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals, or [livejournal.com profile] holiday_wishes) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


My Wishes:
1. Any of the perfumes listed here. There doesn't seem to be a way to link directly to the wishlist, so just click on the tab labeled "Jenny's Wishes." Click a second time if the first doesn't work. The site doesn't seem to have direct links to the sellers, but you should be able to Google them fairly easily. I have no problem with getting any of these second hand or as decants.

2. Music! Burn me CD's or send me MP3s. I love classic rock, all sorts of folk, the blues, some country, big band era jazz, and lots of other stuff. I'm also always willing to try something new.

3. Anything from my Amazon wishlist.

4. Anything from my Etsy favorites list.

5. Yarn in pretty colors. I prefer variegated yarns on the cool side of the color spectrum, and prefer to work with natural fibers. However, I'll take anything. As a bonus, if you give me yarn you get first dibs on whatever I decide to make with it. (You'd get an email along the lines of "I think that yarn you gave me would make a nice hat. Would you like a hat in those colors? Which of these patterns do you like better? How big is your head?")

6. Things that smell nice. Soap or perfume oils or lotion or bath salts or whatever. I like desserty smelling stuff best, but realistic floral or fruit smells are also good.

7. Gift certificates to Sock Dreams.

8. Homemade candy. Especially things which involve chocolate, mint, cherries, or peanut butter.

9. Make something especially for me.

10. Make a donation to a charity. I'm fond of Heifer International. Your local public library or a local literacy organization are also great causes. Do it in my name if you want, but don't get me on any mailing lists. :)
jennythereader: (* Bedside Reading)
As of today, I've gotten 3/4ths of my self-selected gifts from my Dad and my step-mom Nancy*:

Sharpe's Rifles for my Kindle
Cordials from Your Kitchen for my homemade alcohol needs
and
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills for my homemade everything else needs

I'm still waiting on the three mini-loaf pans, but I expect them tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

Thanks Dad & Nancy!

*Translation: they got me a gift certificate and this is what I spent it on.
jennythereader: (* Bedside Reading)
As of today, I've gotten 3/4ths of my self-selected gifts from my Dad and my step-mom Nancy*:

Sharpe's Rifles for my Kindle
Cordials from Your Kitchen for my homemade alcohol needs
and
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills for my homemade everything else needs

I'm still waiting on the three mini-loaf pans, but I expect them tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

Thanks Dad & Nancy!

*Translation: they got me a gift certificate and this is what I spent it on.
jennythereader: (Book 003)
Body: I spent too much time walking again this weekend, and my feet hurt.

Reading: I decided I wasn't in the mood for Game of Thrones, and so switched to other titles. Right now I'm just starting Sharpe's Rifles.

Book Review: Over the weekend I read A Prefect's Uncle, by PG Wodehouse. It was pretty good, but made me realize I know even less than I thought I did about the game of cricket. And I know I don't know much.

Hearing: Second Shift a wonderful fantasy audio drama.

Wearing: BPAL's Pomona, again.

Tonight's Project: One last shopping expedition before New Years.

Project Follow-up: The assorted Christmas gatherings were fun.
jennythereader: (Book 003)
Body: I spent too much time walking again this weekend, and my feet hurt.

Reading: I decided I wasn't in the mood for Game of Thrones, and so switched to other titles. Right now I'm just starting Sharpe's Rifles.

Book Review: Over the weekend I read A Prefect's Uncle, by PG Wodehouse. It was pretty good, but made me realize I know even less than I thought I did about the game of cricket. And I know I don't know much.

Hearing: Second Shift a wonderful fantasy audio drama.

Wearing: BPAL's Pomona, again.

Tonight's Project: One last shopping expedition before New Years.

Project Follow-up: The assorted Christmas gatherings were fun.
jennythereader: (Blue Fractal)
Body: My feet hurt. I think I spent too much time walking around the mall this weekend.

Reading: I'm still working on Founding Brothers.

Hearing: The Overthinking It podcast

Etsy find: A cute knitted iPod case

Tonight's Project: A boring project, but it needs to happen: I have to go through my sock & underwear drawer and get rid of stuff that I never wear.

Project Follow-up: Over the weekend, I did what little remained of my Christmas shopping and got stuff shipped. All I'm waiting for now is what I ordered for Stuart.
jennythereader: (Blue Fractal)
Body: My feet hurt. I think I spent too much time walking around the mall this weekend.

Reading: I'm still working on Founding Brothers.

Hearing: The Overthinking It podcast

Etsy find: A cute knitted iPod case

Tonight's Project: A boring project, but it needs to happen: I have to go through my sock & underwear drawer and get rid of stuff that I never wear.

Project Follow-up: Over the weekend, I did what little remained of my Christmas shopping and got stuff shipped. All I'm waiting for now is what I ordered for Stuart.
jennythereader: (Success)
This is what I accomplished this afternoon:

- I got the stuff for KC & family wrapped and in the mail. I'm not sure it will make it to their place by Christmas, but it will get there.

- Lunch

- I bought William's gift, a gift card for Dick's Sporting Goods.

- I bought the coffee, bath salts, and popcorn that form 3/4ths of Mom's gift. It took four stops, not including back-tracking to Professor Java's because I'd forgotten to ask them to grind the coffee, but I got them.

- All three of the above are in the canisters. Miraculously, I managed to buy exactly the right amount of each to fill the canister I planned on using for it. I'd still like to think of something for the fourth canister in the set. Anyone have any ideas?

All of this took two malls, a shopping plaza, and two stand alone stores. I am used up.
jennythereader: (Success)
This is what I accomplished this afternoon:

- I got the stuff for KC & family wrapped and in the mail. I'm not sure it will make it to their place by Christmas, but it will get there.

- Lunch

- I bought William's gift, a gift card for Dick's Sporting Goods.

- I bought the coffee, bath salts, and popcorn that form 3/4ths of Mom's gift. It took four stops, not including back-tracking to Professor Java's because I'd forgotten to ask them to grind the coffee, but I got them.

- All three of the above are in the canisters. Miraculously, I managed to buy exactly the right amount of each to fill the canister I planned on using for it. I'd still like to think of something for the fourth canister in the set. Anyone have any ideas?

All of this took two malls, a shopping plaza, and two stand alone stores. I am used up.
jennythereader: (Books are the only true magic *)
Body: My left knee Both knees hurt like hell. Also my left hand hurts anytime I try to grasp anything, and my head feels like somebody stabbed me in several places with a ice pick. Advil isn't touching any of this. I think it's the cold.

Reading: I'm still working on Founding Brothers.

Hearing: The Overthinking It podcast

Wearing: Today's perfume is BPAL's CHIMERA From their Bewitching Brews line. They describe it as The fiery, volatile scent of cinnamon, thickened by myrrh, honeysuckle, and copal. This is another of my favorites. Sweet & cinnamon-y and beautiful.

I'm also wearing some very cool wool socks from sockdreams.com. I'd link to them, but work seems to have decided that the website is "R" rated and blocked it.
Edited in from home: These socks, in plum. They are nice and warm, but just like most of the other wool socks I've ever worn they're a hair looser on my foot than I like. I'm actually hoping they'll shrink just a tiny bit in the wash.

Etsy find: A really lovely shirt

Tonight's Project: I'm taking tonight off. Maybe Sims, maybe just a hot bath and a book.

Project Follow-up: I got a set of canisters for Mom's gift, and now I'm done with 95% of my shopping.

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