Mix Makers Swap #1!!!

November 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm (Craftiness, NaBloPoMo, Ravelry.com, things I love) (, )

So yes, my knitting and yarn obession has become pretty well known.  But i wanted to try something different, and i had heard of this thing that happens on Ravelry called swaps.  So, i signed up for one.  The Mix Makers Swap.  basically make someone a mixed CD, send them some yarn, and some other fun things.  Mine got here today!  Lookie!

 

a twix bar, which is currently being consumed…i was in NEED of chocolate! yummy pomegranate lotion, 2 skiens Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in mulberry stripes, and a fantastic sweater, fiber and color inspired CD. LOVE IT ALL!!! I think this music will be excellent crafting music for me this afternoon!

So, i am excited.  in other news, i am not feeling too hot, so i am getting  back into my sweatpants!  love it!

Oh yeah, i totally just decided to say f that to the NaBloPoMo business.  over it!  went out one night, then i got busy, then lazy.

Hope today is filled with some sort of special surprise for you!

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Overtime

November 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm (Life, NaBloPoMo, reflections, Work)

Lately, we have been really shorthanded at work.  So, for the last couple of weeks I have put in a couple of hours of overtime every week.  now, not a lot, but, anything on my paystub under overtime goes right into the savings for a car.  So, that is helpful.  But, i am struggling with, how much overtime do i work.  I know it probably sounds stupid, but i am not real great at working a crapload of hours.  I am in desperate need of downtime.  and my days off have been full too.

So, i struggle.  Do i work as much overtime as i can get, and be closer to a car, sooner.  sounds great.  but if mentally, emotionally, i am a mess everywhere else, what is the point. 

I think i need some me overtime.  but until then, i keep plugging along.  I really wish i would be independently wealthy and didn’t have to work.  That sounds terrible!  but i just would love to work part time in a bookstore or craft store, and enjoy myself the rest of the time.  oh i can dream…

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Why oh Why???

November 6, 2008 at 8:43 pm (NaBloPoMo)

Why did i sign up for this NaBloPoMo?  i have had no good blogging thoughts for the last two days….sorry.

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I have nothing to say…

November 5, 2008 at 6:39 pm (NaBloPoMo)

But i wanted to write something….

this is it, sorry…see you tomorrow!

Oh, and i don’t have to make plans to move to Canada…how great is that!

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A good day

November 4, 2008 at 7:27 pm (NaBloPoMo, things I love) (, )

Great things happened today:

I worked in the Pharmacy, which i love.

I PASSED my Driver’s license test.  I know, i have lived in MN again for quite awhile, but i failed the first time and was super nervous.  I am all officially Minnesotan again.

I got a new, to me, cell phone.  I killed my phone last summer, have been using my mom’s old phone, but that is dying real quick, and so i mentioned it to someone I worked with.  Her daughter had an extra, and sold it to me for $20. Whoo Hoo!  maybe i can now have a longer conversation than 20 min on my phone.

I voted.  and that is always exciting.

Now, i am going to eat dinner….yummy.

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Election Day

November 3, 2008 at 5:14 pm (Life, NaBloPoMo) (, )

Tomorrow is Election Day.  You are going to go vote right?  You better be.  I have made no secret about who i am voting for, and if you can’t tell, ask me, i’ll tell you who and why.

All I ask is that you do your best to be an informed voter.  Please don’t vote on just one issue.  Vote for the person that best represents what you want for yourself and your country on all the issues. 

If you are happy with how the last 8 years have gone, then you know who you are going to vote for.  If you are happy with the current state of the economy, a long war, high gas prices, and the state of education in our country, then vote for it to stay the same.

If you are like me, and fed up with all of these things, then vote for change.  Now, realistically, will all of these things change?  Probably not.  But for me, my priorities for this country are education, the economy and health care. 3 issues that the future administration will have to tackle, and that I hope by voting for change will turn around.

Thank you for getting out your vote.  It does matter.  Not registered to vote yet?  in the state of MN, you can register the day of at your polling place with an ID with your current address.

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Lack of Motivation, Christmas Music, and more

November 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm (blogging, Life, NaBloPoMo, reflections) (, , )

I really did not want to go to work yesterday, hence the title, lack of motivation.  But actually, I was motivated.  To do stuff at home.  I wanted to stay home, update my Ravelry Projects, cast on a shawl, do laundry, etc, etc.  But, i had to go to work.  So today, I don’t have to go to work, but i don’t have that same motivation.  crap.

So yesterday once i went to work, i noticed something that I was quite annoyed with.  CHRISTMAS MUSIC.  on Nov 1.  ugh.  Yes, i have an aunt who listens to Christmas music in July, but not me.  I am going to be VERY tired of it once Christmas actually rolls around.

I went to church today for the first time in a long time.  So, i should be good until Christmas now, right?  It is hard, since that used to be a central point in my life, and isn’t anymore.  I don’t if it is the church, or just the whole thing. Being there makes me kind of irritated, and then i am irritated at myself for being irritated with church, and it is a whole vicious cycle, and I leave, really not getting anything out of the whole experience.  I feel as if my day would have been better served by me staying at home.  Things to ponder I guess.

Off to find that motivation….

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NaBloPoMo

November 1, 2008 at 9:41 am (blogging, NaBloPoMo) ()

Ok, I did it.  I had been thinking about it, but I did it.  I have signed up for NaBloPoMo.  Which means, I will be blogging everyday in the month of November.  I can’t promise they will all be great, but hopefully a few great ones will emerge.  Wish me luck, here we go!

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