Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Being Responsible

Today I had to go and do adult stuff. Whoa whoa now... not that kind of adult stuff! Come on now people geez! I actually had to go out to the courthouse and pay my personal property taxes on my car plus go and get a new sticker for my license plate. Fun...
Well, it all started off fine. I left work around 9:45 or so this morning and headed out to the good ole Wayne County courthouse to give them all my money. I get there, put money in the parking meter (no way I was going to get a ticket. I already had one for the dead sticker.), and went inside. I paid my taxes, got my paper, and headed over to the taxes office to get my other paper. It was, much to my surprise, quite a bit less than I had expected. Score! Then, proud of my grown up accomplishments I head out to go take care of that stupid ticket I got yesterday for my dead sticker. I get all of 4 blocks away from where I pay my ticket and realize something. I paid my taxes, but didn't get my new sticker! I didn't get my sticker? I DIDN'T GET MY STICKER!! This is where I pound my fist on the steering wheel and mumble I don't even know how many profanities. Instead of turning back around and going back out to the courthouse, I decide since I'm already in Huntington I'll go tot he DMV. Yes, that's right. The DMV. Drats! I get there, wait forever, get my ticket, wait some more, and then finally get my sticker! YAY! Then I go on my not so merry way to get rid of that stupid ticket. I go in, show my new sticker and papers, don't have to pay the $50 fine (score!) and head back out very pleased with myself for being oh so responsible. And what do I see on the windshield when I get to my car? ANOTHER FREAKING TICKET!! Are you flippin kidding me?! Now, if I had just skipped paying the meter when I went inside to pay for my ticket, I would've been mad at getting a parking ticket but not too much. However, I not only paid my meter before I went inside. I paid for the one behind me. I did this because I am an idiot and couldn't figure out which one went to my parking spot. So, to be safe I paid both. I had one hour and 43 minutes on my meter, and an hour on the one behind me. How in the frick did I get a ticket then!? Urgh! Most people would go inside and at least mention it to the pay-your-tickets-here lady. But she was so nice about the previous ticket that I just said forget it (in more or less words) and decided to just pay the $5. Much better than the $50 ticket the nice woman got me out of. So that was my morning of being an adult. Like I said, fun!
Now, onto the craftiness!
Sunday I worked on a Garden Girl Dishcloth for my aunt.

It's made from Lily Sugar n Cream yarn. I worked on it off and on for oh about 4 or 5 hours.

Needless to say, my hands hated me afterward. Currently I'm still working on the Tiramisu Baby Blanket and contemplating casting on this hat for my sister. She's been begging me for a hat with earflaps. My hesitation? I've never knitted a hat. Only crocheted one. Yes, I have come down with starteritis. Ohhh help me!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

No Resolutions. Just Promises.

I'm not a believer in resolutions. I think that you should just make promises to yourself. And not even just at New Year's. But whenever. I made the mistake last year of not making any promises at any time for anything. Hence, having a horrible year. For the year of 2011 I have made some promises to myself. They are...
-Do more! More knitting, crocheting, blogging, reading, walking, hanging out with friends, spending time with family, saving money, being grateful. More of all of it!
And that's pretty much it! I'm not going to promise to lost x amount of lbs. by this certain date, or promise that I'll eat healthier and exercise more. Anything to do with all that "stuff" will be decided by my doctor when I go for a check up later this month. Then, I will promise to stick to doctor's orders. I have a feeling the rules or orders I would set for myself would be alot harsher than what the doctor would, but then again, you never know.

On the craftiness front, I'm doing pretty good! I've managed to finish just a few things and have started quite a few. Oh, that reminds me, another promise! I'm promising to not have more than 3 projects going at once. It's just too much for me and I get burnt out and then don't finish anything. I'm hoping this way when I get bored with one project, I'll go to the other and so on with the third.

Here are some of the projects I've done, are still doing, or plan on doing:

Spiral Scrubbie - made for my mother. I got her a Paula Dean non-stick skillet for Christmas to complete her set. (She is obsessed with that woman, I have yet to see the appeal)

Sponge-y Scrubbie - for my aunt. She sent me a TON of cotton and nylon yarn and made me promise to make her some dishcloth/scrubbers in return. So far I've gotten this one (kind of) made. I have to put the sponge in the middle and sew up the sides to put it together. I'm also going to make her a spiral scrubbie as well.

Spice Solace Cap - made for myself. Started and finished on Christmas Eve! Super proud of myself for finishing it up all in on day!

Tiramisu Baby Blanket - Made for my dad's friend. Him and his wife are getting ready to welcome their first child, a daughter, in February. As you can see the main part of the blanket is pink. Soft pink by Caron Simply Soft, edging will be Chocolate (brown) by the same, and the ribbon a simple 1/2 inch wide silk ribbon.

Planned Projects:

Easy Peasy Socks for First Timers - I have yet to knit any socks! And that's what made me want to learn how to knit in the first place! I'm a little intimidated by it all. But I've been practicing and haven't done too bad so I'm promising myself to start them around February.

Sweet Loopy Scarf - I plan on starting this one ASAP as soon as I get the appropriate yarn.

Swirly Brooch - Already started, but ripped apart and thought I'd wait until I got the colors I like. Right now I only have black thread.

There's quite a few others but this has been a post and a half so I'll save some for later. Many blessings and good luck to everyone in the new year!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Over 1 year

That's how long it's been since I've posted anything. And trust me, a lot can happen in that time.
This time last year Clark & I had just moved into our house in Ceredo and were trying to catch up from everything during the holidays. This time last year I was still trying to get pregnant. This time last year, life was simple and happy and fun! Well, life is not the same as last year I can say that much.
Now, I am living in Huntington (with my parents, boo) and Clark and I are no longer together so of course, I'm not trying to get pregnant. Life is complicated, not very happy, and certainly not fun. However, it is still life and it must go on. So, that is what I am trying to do. Just go on and get the day done and make it to the next one. One. Day. At. A. Time. I keep telling myself this. I keep reassuring myself that soon, hopefully sometime soon, the downhill slope I feel like I'm on will level out and will start to go back up again.
I've been doing my best to keep my mind occupied. As I'm still working on my anxiety and depression it's a little hard to keep myself busy with going out. So, I've been crocheting and knitting again, and trying to find as many little inexpensive hobbies to keep me distracted from the obvious. I hope to have a post in the next day or so of my little crafty accomplishments if I could ever get my camera to take non-crappy pictures. So, until then I guess bye?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm still alive

yes i know i haven't updated in oh i dont know FOREVER! but things have been ugh to say the absolute least. i plan on maybe getting a different blog, deleting this one, or making just a seperate one all together for my TTC experience im going thru. ive been reading alot of them lately and it seems like good self therapy to have one. so maybe just maybe tomorrow i will do so. if i can remember to take my laptop with me when i go do laundry... anyways, i will update SOON. not that anyone cares but it will happen. =) until then...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Catching Up

I've got alot of it to do lately. Work's been blah this week. I don't have Amanda up front with me so not only is it busier then usual for me, it's alot more boring. I hope she feels better soon though!
I decided the weekend before last that I was going on strike from cleaning. I mean I would pick up and make sure it didn't get gross with dirty dishes and stuff (I'm a stickler for the kitchen and bathroom being clean) but over all I wasn't going to do as much as I usually do so that maybe, just maybe, Clark would see for himself what exactly I do. Long story short, it didn't work. Not only did I have a dirty house but I also was in an argument w/him for 2 days. So yesterday and the day before that, I had to catch up on all the cleaning I stopped doing. Which meant about an hour and a half stuck in the bedroom putting clothes away, picking up all my books scattered everywhere and rounding up all the dirty towels. Then I had to clean Lucas' cage. That rabbit poops more then anything I've ever seen! And he seems to like one particular corner which makes it impossible to get really clean (well as much as I would like it at least). I don't really think he cares though.
The baby blanket is coming along nicely. I found that I had dropped a stitch or two maybe 2 or 3 rows down from where I was at so I had to rip that back and start over but I wasn't too upset. The baby I'm making it for isn't due until September so I'm not too worried. I wish I had my camera so I could show pictures but alas, I do not. (Stupid dog...gr) I have been thinking of going to a local pawn shop and putting one in lay-a-way though. I don't know if it would even be worth the trouble. Maybe I should just try and do the impossible and save up? I'm not that great with saving money.
I found a hook case that I adore! I already have one but this seems so fun to make and is super cute with the bright colors they made it in! I want to try and find some cute fun yarn to do it with but I don't want to get too ambitious. I've been doing alot of knitting lately and haven't done crochet in a while so I might be rusty and get frustrated if I use an odd yarn. What do you think?
Today is my appointment to talk to Dr. Booth about the injectables. Which I guess it's more of a do you think I should doctor? And if he says yes, then I go see the fertility specialist Dr. Burns who would put me on them. The thought of sticking myself with a needle everyday isn't too appealing but eh you gotta do what ya gotta do right?
Lately I've been putting alot of thought into going on a diet and quitting smoking. The only problem I forsee with that, besides the obvious of being miserable, is that I tend to be like alot of people and eat more and gain weight when I quit smoking. I don't know if I should do both of them at once or try one at a time?! I found this method for quitting smoking that seems pretty interesting though.
Well, I've put off working long enough...back to the ole grinding stone right?!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I caved

I now have a Twitter account.
Nothing too exciting with my life as of lately.
I don't have my digital camera anymore (CoCo chewed it up) and without pictures, blogs just aren't the same.
A guy just came in and replied "I heard that." to everything I said. I thought only Clark said that.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

One room down...

eleventy billion to go...actually 3 but it seems like alot. I swear, you would think with a small apartment and it being only Clark and I that it wouldn't take nearly that much effort to clean... well you'd be wrong. So am I apparentally. The other day I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed the kitchen floor. Today I scrubbed pretty much the whole bathroom and come into the kitchen to put away the cleaning stuff under the sink only to find CoCo has left me a huuuuge present smack dab in the middle of my newly scrubbed floor. mmhmm. Yep. I honestly am very close to getting rid of her. She's reverted back to her puppy stage and refuses to go to the bathroom outside. She only goes on her puppy pads now and rarely does that. So my evening after work pretty much consists of going behind her scrubbing, disinfecting and air freshening everywhere she goes.
At least I have Heather's birthday party to save me tonight. I'm happy for that at least. And suprsingly enough, Clark is going! What?! Yes antisocial Clark has decided to venture outside his usual realm of friends. I'm sooo excited to see if him and Heather's new bf get along. *fingers crossed*.
I had previously posted a blog yesterday, well, tried to. But there was some error so I'll probablly be reposting that soon. Hopefully. It was a good one to. Much better than this one which I'll put you out of your misery reading right about now.