Tuesday, November 24, 2009

is going to the dentist considered procrastinating?

I stayed home from work today so that I could get some of my school work done, cause as usual I am doing everything but. I even had a dentist appointment this morning and then told myself I would get to work as soon as I got home. I knit. Watched a couple shows on the DVR. Called to check on a few things for work.

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OK, so I did spend some time on school, but not as much as I had planned on. This leads me to the looming question… am I ready to continue with school? Is this what I want/should do right now? I have a lot of things to think about especially when it looks like their is some opportunity for me to move up at work. Which begs the same question. Is that what I want? Or should I concentrate on work and forget the schooling for now? Well, I have a few months to think about it. I have a feeling school is going to be on the backburner for a while.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

catching up, again

I feel like I’m always playing catch up. That may have something to do with the fact that I am always procrastinating by doing things that are completely non-productive. Enough of the introspective stuff! Here is what I’ve been up to for the past week.

1) Knitting on the biggest most giant needles ever. They are size 35’s and felt like knitting with large tree branches, which, except for the fact that they’re actually plastic, is what I was doing. When I went back to the baby blanket (size 8’s) it felt really bizarre. Like I had switched to toothpicks.

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2) On Sunday I made Maple Pecan Muffins from Joy the Baker. I highly recommend this recipe. They were super delicious! The prep wasn’t too hard except maybe for browning the butter. OK, that wasn’t hard. I think you can handle it.

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The finished product. Please ignore the random items on the island… it gets crazy on their sometimes.

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3) Sunday night a couple of friends came over and Joe said he was going to get the fire pit going. We still had a bunch of scraps from the new wood floors so he used ALL OF THEM. Not just a few at a time. He threw in the entire box. Giant flames ensued. It may have melted paint off of the cover…

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Cletus was not impressed in the least.


4) Tuesday was an exciting mail day! My order from One Planet Yarn & Fiber arrived with this lovely bounty. I ordered it as a kit with this pattern The Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Their customer service was great and I just cannot wait to start this.

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Alas, I have a list of other things that must be done first. In my attempt to organize and to have things actually leave the closet of yarn,I have compiled said list and an order in which some things need to done. The goal is to stick to that list until I can get through at least 3-4 items. We shall see…

Saturday, November 14, 2009


You see that? It’s the sun and we haven’t seen it for days thanks to Ida. It was a gorgeous day!


After hitting the Farmer’s Market I headed over to Rainy Day Creations to pick up my raffle prize. I was pleasantly surprised! It included two Debbie Bliss books and three from Ella Rae. Can’t wait to sit down and peruse these!

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While I was taking the picture of the books the doorbell rang and look what greeted me. Boxes! So what did they contain?

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Those are two cute knitting bags I purchased from ruddawg on etsy and she also did a special order for me. She was kind enough to line a bag I had knitted a while back and just didn’t carry since it was so floppy. It is perfect! She even added something so it has more body and will certainly see the light of day now.

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Knitting bags

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My new fabulously lined bag

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The smaller box contained my first installment of the Sip ‘n Stitch club I signed up for this fall. As soon as I opened the box the smell of yummy fresh ground coffee was overwhelming. I am so tempted to brew some now, but I think I will contain myself and wait till the morning…

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Not only did I receive the expected, coffee and yarn, but there was also a super cute coffee cozy and I was thrilled to see that it was made by my friend Aimee of fairieknits! Bonus!

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That about does it for now. Time to get cleaned up and meet some friends for dinner.

Friday, November 13, 2009

too tired for a title

It’s been a long time hasn’t it? A lot has happened in the past month or so and honestly, I just don’t think I have it in me to play catch up.

At the moment I am really attempting to organize and figure out what I need to do with myself. Sometimes taking a hard look at what you’ve been doing with yourself can be pretty enlightening. A few weeks ago I gave away 3 years of Martha Stewart Living magazines. Really? Why on earth was I saving those? These are the amazing introspective issues that are being worked on. Set them free!

Tonight I decided to work on some charity knitting for the Charlotte Knitting Guild.  Dish cloths are being collected at the December meeting and I definitely have some excess cotton that needs a good home. See paragraph two about letting things go. Looks like I may finish the first one this evening.


I’ve also been fooling around with the settings on my camera. Fun! Sepia may be seeing more use in the future.


It’s late and I have lots of things planned for tomorrow. Things like the Farmer’s Market, grocery shopping, and school work. Good times!