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Lazy Sunday

It was a tough day, chasing squirrel and playing ball, but somebody has to do it.

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It has been raining all day here, a side affect of the hurricane. Days like this make me sleepy and want to lie around in my pajamas all day. Which I have, for the most part. I’ve watched The Accountant (fabulous movie, great story line), John Wick, and I’m working on John Wick 2. And being a 3 day weekend, and rainy, it’s a perfect time to catch up on all my movie watching. Along with some book reading and sewing/knitting/crochet.

That’s right, I’m a triple threat.

Now, how productive I’ll actually be having stated all these things is debatable. Nevertheless, it’s been a much needed restful day.

I hope yours is as well.

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Lazy Sunday/quote of the day

That may sound trite, or dumb, or like a no-brainer, but I’ve found it to be so true.

I have lived with varying degrees and forms of anxiety for most of my life. (Once I figured out it was anxiety, and not some fatal character/personality flaw). How often I would make up scenarios in my head of what may happen, or could happen, and how I would react; only to have nothing happen at all. Nada. Zilch. Not a damn thing happened and I worried and stressed and got knots in my stomach and was anxious for nothing. It’s been a ridiculous stress filled ride for most of my life and I’m tired of it.

So now I just say in my head “assume everything is fine, until it’s not”

Which kind of makes sense, right? Why worry about something that may never happen?

Kids are playing outside? Great, assume everything is fine until it’s not.

The dogs are chasing each other in the yard? Excellent, let them run until they are so tired they can’t stand up, and everything is fine until it’s not.

Taking a long road trip? Fun! Grab your travel pillow, phone charger, snacks, drinks, playlist and set your map; everything is fine until it’s not.

Don’t worry that the kids may fall down and chip a tooth. It may never happen. (still, keep an eye on them.)

Don’t stress that the dogs might chase a cat up a tree. There may not be any cats around.

Don’t be concerned about traffic delays or accidents or inclement weather. None (or all) of those things may happen, but you’ll be fine anyway.

And if you’re not, you’ll deal with it then. And you’ll be able to deal with it then, trust yourself.

Just stop with the anxiety.

I know it’s easier said than done, but it is possible.

So say it with me, “assume everything is fine, until it’s not.”

Have a great restful Sunday.

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Lazy Sunday

These kids are taking it to the next level, right? I was working on some knitting and I looked over and saw this.

They made me want to take a nap myself.

I’m still working on my knitting project and it is coming along. It’ll be awhile before I’m done, but it’ll get done.

Enjoying a relaxing day. Hope you are too.

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So I finally finished that purple crochet scarf that I just made up a pattern for (single, double, half double on repeat until I ran out of yarn).
It turned out pretty good, not as long as I would have liked (I should have made it narrower) but still looks good if I do say so myself.

Here's a closer view of my stitches. They are all pretty consistent, which makes me happy. What doesn't make me happy is that I wasn't focusing part of the time and I ended up with one end being narrower than the other:

See? I wasn't paying attention and I know that I forgot to chain one at the end of the row so I ended up making a few rows shorter than the rest. I'm also not terribly good at counting my stitches in crochet. Knitting yes, crochet no. Not sure why but that is a long philosophical discussion for another day.

Nevertheless to the "untrained" eye I think it looks fabulous and because this is a gift, the person I'm giving this to should damn well appreciate it, narrow end and all. 😉

Still working on my knitting project, which I am woefully behind on but that one is now also starting to take shape so I am feeling more confident about it.

Hope your day is filled with inspiring ideas.

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Aren’t we all working for the weekend? Especially if it’s a payday weekend?

So…do you have any big plans? I am still working on a knitting project that is kicking my ass. It’s not a difficult pattern, but I have been having such a hard time getting it all started. I can’t get past the set up. I started with metal straight needles of my grandmothers and the yarn kept slipping off the damn needles. Then the yarn I was using was almost the same color as the needles, and it’s fingering weight yarn, so even with my readers I was having trouble seeing the yarn. sonofabitch. So now I have some bamboo circular needles and different yarn. Even if the yarn slips off it’s not going anywhere, and I have a different color too because by now the yarn I was using is just giving me fits looking at it so I’ve put it away for another day.

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new stash for the project

So this is the new yarn stash and needles I’m going to try today. This is a beautiful knitting project and dammit if it’s not going to be the death of me.

And as for the purple scarf I was crocheting, just as an aside project and because I wanted to use the yarn, it is done, but I need to find the metal pole that connects the wheeled base of my mannequin to the mannequin body before I can post a proper photo. I know it is around here somewhere, I know I packed it and I know I took it out of the POD, so it’s probably in the garage somewhere…

Have a good weekend.

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