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Monday motivation 

No motivation at all today. Noisy neighbors had a party yesterday and they didn’t turn down their obnoxious music until 1045p. Needless to say I’m very tired.

Lola agrees, and sleeping next to such a cutie sure makes things better.

Have a quiet night.

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Lazy Sunday 

So here’s what I did on my lazy Sunday:

  • Took puppies to the dog park 
  • Sanded and spray painted plant stand to take into work 
  • Spray painted water buckets (you know, to make them look fancy)
  • Mowed back yard
  • Vacuumed out car (way too much sand and dog hair)
  • Cleaned interior car windows
  • Took car for car wash
  • Vacuumed house
  • Mopped said floors
  • Did laundry
  • Knitting (of course)

I had a friend over for dinner and now it’s an early evening, with some more knitting, and Wolfie by my side.

Enjoy your Sunday 

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Quote of the day 

I’ve been feeling a little like this lately, what with moving and all. I’m uprooting my life, albeit for a good cause, nevertheless leaving my home of 20 years, all my dear friends, great co-workers, fabulous boss (yes, really), and very temperate winters for…Ohio.

Yes, I have heard, “who moves to Ohio?”

I do/am, to be closer to my family, whom I miss, and have missed these last 30 years. And thanks to modern technology, I can keep in better contact with my friends here.

Still, it doesn’t make it any easier.

Enjoy your day.

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Wordless Wednesday 

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Lazy Sunday 

I took an early nap today so that I could be more productive in the afternoon. It’s starting to get hot and humid – already – so I cleaned and packed some this afternoon. After living in a home for 20 years it’s amazing how much crap I have accumulated. Lots of stuff is going to goodwill, some stuff to friends, some to neighbors; I’m trying to downsize as much as possible. I’m not one of those people that can just sell everything and move, there are some things I want to keep. Although, it would be a lot easier that way, and cheaper too, hence the reason to purge. 

The girls have been great company for me, even if they are kind of bored right now. I’m trying not to do too much at once so as not to stress them. A month ago Nate was here and we cleaned and repainted doors and put up new ceiling fans and purged some stuff and it totally freaked out Duke. He was constantly whining and he was on my ass the whole time. I stepped on him a few times, totally by accident but he would just not leave me alone. When the actual packing and moving day comes, they are going to the pet sitter, I can’t take a whole day of this. 

I’ve almost finished with another dishcloth and I’ve managed to keep count this time, so now it all looks symmetrical. I figure dishcloths are a good way to perfect my  skills, try something new, and they don’t take a lot of time or yarn.

For now, we rest. Enjoy your day.

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Quote of the day 

Truth

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Challenges 

I am working on a new dishcloth pattern and I don’t know why this is so hard, really; it’s just a knit and purl stitch, every few rows I’m mixing up the stitching, it’s not that hard, really. I think all the counting is throwing me off.

I know that sounds stupid, but it’s true. I lose count of how many rows of what stitch I’ve done and then I try to look at the stitches to figure out what I just did so I can undo what I did so I can go back and fix it. I’ve already undone this thing 5 times to fix the pattern so it all is symmetrical, but I failed at that and said to hell with this, it’s going to be an odd pattern but so what, I’m tired of undoing the damn thing. 

See how there is a larger gap of stockinette stitches between the garter stitch rows? That’s my dilemma. So now I have more rows of stockinette stitch on that part of the washcloth than is called for in the pattern. F*@?! It. This pattern has taught me the art of “focusing on the moment”, learning how to count rows of stitches properly, and recognizing what stitches I have done on the WS and RS. 

Nevertheless, I think it will turn out beautifully. 

I’m using the blue yarn I got from my yard sale score a few months ago. Awesome!

I hope you are having a less stressful day.

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Wordless Wednesday 

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Monday Motivation

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edison quote

I often think of this quote when I’m feeling like I can’t do it all, or just do it – period. Then I remember to do just one thing at a time, work at it a little day by day, and it will get done. Maybe not as fabulously as I had hoped or imagined, but it will get done. I never thought I’d be very good at knitting, but I’m doing pretty well, mastering the stitches, and trying something new almost every week, and not with the same easy stitches either, I’m getting into some yarn overs and K2TOG, etc.

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I’m learning to be more patient with myself in the stuff I do, and I am totally honest about my limitations; if I can’t do it, I can’t do it and that’s that.

I bought myself an ID lanyard with the Wonder Woman logo on it and wore it to work. One of my smart ass coworkers I joke with says “I know you’d like to think you’re Wonder Woman, but you’re not.” Pshaw…I know I am.

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Lazy Sunday 

Lola was not so entertained by Rogue One today, so she found a comfy chair to relax, all to herself, no one to bother her, and with such a cute little face! I probably have more photos her than any of my other dogs. (Don’t tell them that). I love them all the same, but Lola is my superstar she-could-be-in-a-commercial puppy dog. Although she does need a haircut, but that doesn’t take away from her cuteness.

Ah the life of a dog in my house. I wish I had it so good. Maybe in my next life. 

Enjoy your day.