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I have actually done this. My husband laughs too.

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That’s kinda what I’m thinking. When the big one drops, you gotta have some kinda skills, I figure this is as good as anything.

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I just seem to have a terrible attitude when it comes to waiting. I think it’s because I’m getting older. I’ve noticed that in a lot of older people over the years, they have very little patience. Consider my mom, for example. I’m trying to explain to her how to use the remote to access Netflix so she can watch her shows. If the TV doesn’t turn on and switch over to Netflix immediately after she presses that button she’s busy pressing it over and over and over again and then, because she’s been pressing the buttons too much and too often, she totally gives up. Or getting her to use a smart phone, which would be so much easier to send photos and type and text when sending info to us kids, she wants no part of it. So instead, she has a flip phone and has to squint to see the buttons so she knows how many times she needs to push the 7 key to type “s”.

I even have lost my patience when it comes to doing things I really don’t want to do, but should do it for my spouse’s sake; like watch one of those dumb Alaskan wilderness/outback/living-off-the-earth reality shows. Don’t get me wrong, I am impressed with what those people do and props to them for wanting to do it; I’m just not interested in watching it, no matter who it’s for. It’s a waste of my time when I could be reading a book or knitting or crocheting and listening to some awesome music. I can relate to Marc Maron in his new comedy special when he talks about not wanting to do something because he’s “not sure how much time he has left”. I get it.

I’m trying to reach a happy medium but I don’t think I’m even close yet. Still working on it.

What else I’m still working on is the Vee Excellent test knit.

Yes, I know, it has been way too long overdue. I’m getting there, believe me. 

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See? I have all my yarns at the ready and I am now at the point where I am working on the right side of the ‘V’. It’s going well, I’ve got the stitches down pat and now can just work away at finishing this one side and then starting on the left. This has been a great challenge for me and a way to really stretch myself and work beyond my comfort zone. This is going to look and feel so beautiful when it’s finished. And since it has taken me so long I’m keeping it for myself. Yep, I’m being selfish. Once I feel a little more confident on working it and can work it like a production line instead of grandma on a lazy winter day with no deadline in mind, I’ll make another. One thing at a time.

And now, time for a late dinner. I hope you have a great evening. Try to be patient. Unlike me.

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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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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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physically, mentally, emotionally…you can do it.

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Think on that for a minute 

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