Still got a lot of mileage to go but my blanket is coming along nicely. You can’t see the details of it in this picture but it’s the Bring It On blanket by Anna & Heidi Pickles. I’ll try to get a better picture of it stretched out. I love it. <3
Granted, there isn’t much positivity when it comes to being laid off, but when faced with depressing situations, it’s important to try and not let it get to you.
Way easier said than done. Especially for someone like me who is prone to negative moods and bouts of depression.
But! I have gotten so much knitting done. I finished a cowl, started another scarf, another cowl (I know…I KNOW!) and I am surprising myself continuously with my first blanket. I’m learning new tricks that’s helping me advance.
I’ve started taking steps to change to a career path that has endless opportunities, although it requires a lot of studying and schooling. I’m testing it out on my own to see if it’s really something I could see myself doing and studying for a few years and if it will be worth it, for me, to shell out the $$$. So far so good.
I’ve been catching up on my reading and my coffee drinking, turned off Facebook and limited my in-take of Twitter.
I’ve also started watching the Walking Dead TV series. I figured I should try since I loved the game so much and it had such an emotional impact on me. Honestly, I don’t care too much for the show and I find myself rooting for the zombies. But it is starting to grow on me.
My favorite little man and I
You can run all over town exclaiming how much you hate Valentine’s Day and what it stands for, but you know as soon as your boyfriend presents you with a gift of his undying love for you in the form of flowers, chocolates, jewelry or cute knit boot cuffs you’ll cave in like every other woman on the planet and throw your arms around his neck. For the full list you can check out my Treasury on Etsy by clicking here.
Flutter Heart Banner by pebblesinmypocket
Red Heart Mug Cozy by LilacGifts
Love Lives Here Pillow by KelsCozyCorner
Red Heart Scarf by womann
Red Heart Boot Cuffs by EmoFoFashion
Pattern: Countless (Ravelry link)
Yarn used: Yarnarchy‘s handspun Yule Ball. <3
It was also my first time blocking something I knit. Turned out pretty good, right?
Back in the late 80′s I started playing video games on my Atari system. I didn’t have many games but the ones I did have I played them until my joystick broke. From my early days playing Milipede and Centipede, Star Wars and my personal nemesis, Burger Time, video games became a big part of my life.
Since then there’s been a long line of video games that stole my heart: From Super Mario Bros on SNES to Perfect Dark on N64 and and all the Metal Gears. I fell in love in Dragon Age: Origins and was crushed when Alistair turned me down when I proposed a night of passion in his tent. I enjoyed the highs and lows of GTA IV, running over hookers and shooting annoying racist 14 year olds in drive-by’s on Xbox live. I was disappointed with the arrival of the sequel to Dragon Age Origins, played the hell out of all of the Call of Duty games, stayed up until the wee hours of the morning playing Star Craft, EverQuest and World of Warcraft. I crushed big time on Borderlands when it first came out and thought the rpg-shooter genre was the best thing to have ever been created. Then Borderlands 2 came out and just made it official that yes, it is the coolest game ever.
And then I met The Walking Dead. I can’t say it’s the best game ever or that it’s my favorite game. It’s not a complex game, mechanically speaking. There’s no fancy fighting moves or difficult puzzle solving. For the most part it’s pretty simple. I never read the comic books or watched the TV show. And honestly, I don’t know if I ever will. Playing this game is rough. It took me a bit to get into, I’ll be honest. At first I figured my decision-making would be like in another games – they make a difference, but not really, since it usually comes out to the same thing at the end.
Oh, how wrong I was.
I avoid spoilers like the plague for this game. I don’t want to know what is to come. I made choices and fought on, hacking zombies with axes and trying to save my rapidly falling apart group of comrades. I panicked often and went with my gut instinct as much as I could. I never really saw it as “right” or “wrong” answers since stealing food for survival can’t be considered bad, can it? Isn’t it worse to not take the food on the side of the road and let the children starve? I don’t know. I still don’t know, but I made my choices based on what I figured was the right thing to do at the time.
And so, here I am, at Episode 5. I’m halfway through this depressing, lonely and bleak chapter. I don’t know what is waiting for me – for us – but I will stay strong for the others, and most importantly, for Clem.
2013 sucks. I keep hearing how great it is, but I ain’t seeing it. 2012 ended badly so I figured hey, it can only get better from here, right? Wrong. Oh so wrong.
But whatever, right? The world keeps turning and life keeps moving forward. Or backward. Or in circles! But at least it’s still moving.
The good news is that I have been knitting! And with all the free time I will have now, there shall be lots of knitting going on. Look! Proof!
It’s something else for my neck. You’d probably think with the amount of things I knit for my neck that I most certainly spend a lot of time outdoors. Ha ha! No. No I do not. The pattern is Countless by Lisa Mutch and I adore it. I’m almost finished with it, then I just need to block it.
I got a nice selection of knitty things for Christmas, including yarn. I also got my first juicer. New obsession? Oh yes! However, I noticed that since I started juicing I have developed two health problems sooo I think I may go back to my old mindset of healthy? Bad. Junk? Good. Just kidding, of course, but what a coincidence. Maybe my body didn’t like all those juiced carrots, apples and ginger.
All the fruits and veggies.
Forced Christmas get-togethers, obnoxius drunk people and christmas lights! I like the christmas lights par but the rest of it you can keep.
I’m not much of a drinker. I start the night with a coffee and end the night with a coffee while everyone else is throwing back the teeth/lip-staining red wine. Gross.
I haven’t baked a single christmas cookie, bread, pie or anything. I have bought one gift for someone and I bought myself many gifts. I think it’s safe to say I am not in the Christmas spirit, despite my co-workers best attempt at singing christmas songs to put us in the mood. It ain’t working. Maybe if I put up my lights it will help. I’m pretty sure if I could find that pig on skies with the santa hat, it would help my christmas spirit greatly.
Later this month it will also have been a year that my sweet beautiful Weebey died and it still hurts like crazy when i think about that. I want to do something special for that day but I don’t know what to do. Lighting candles just isn’t enough for me when it comes to remembering my best friend. I have something in mind but it has to be perfect. <3
I really should be banned from typing medical symptoms into any search engine. I’ve been having some weird numbness/pain in my left big toe for a couple months now. The numbness has been constant for 2-3 months but the sharp shooting pain in my toe started today.
According to Google it could be:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Ingrown toenail