Thursday, August 30, 2007

UFO Resurrection and a bunch of random stuff

Hey! We're back. We've been back for a while actually, but I was busy sleeping off my Disney induced coma. We had fun and it was all pretty amazing, but let me tell yuh...Mickey took that big boat of a shoe of his and kicked my ass. Hot. Tired. More hot. More tired. Blisters. Tired. Hot. You know...Disney. Here's proof that we really were there:

Here's proof that it was really hot and sunny:

There's more pictures of course, but I think I'll have to get around another day. Today is random catch up day, you see, so we can't dwell on anything too long.

For August's UFO Resurrection, I opted to rip, rather than finish. This was a shawl I started last summer on our vacation (sorry...wonky unblocked lace....I wasn't about to block it before I frogged it!).

I screwed it up right at the beginning, but as it was vacation and I hadn't notice my screw up for another 20-30 rows, I just kept knitting, trying to convince myself that it wasn't noticeable. But I kept looking at it and it kept driving me batty, which is unusual because I am really not much of an anal knitter.

Do you see? I screwed up the YO's on like the 5th row! Blah! It got set aside, a year...and I finally decided that it must go:

This yarn may still end up being this shawl, but right now it lives as yarn.

I also got into the Sockamania Club this month and managed to finish the August socks, but you'll have to go there to see them because they are for my friend L, and she reads here sometimes, and I'm depending on inertia and two small boys to prevent her from actually clicking the link and checking them out over there.

I packed a few (well, I packed more than a few, but I actually got a few on the camera) more lunches lately:
Here we have a hard-boiled egg, wheat crackers, carrot rounds, celery with peanut butter and goji berries, a mini mac and cheese and pistachios. Yum!

This one contains a green bean casserole type of thing, veggie chicken nuggets made by me (This creation made me realize that I am a total fucking genius by the way....Little A agrees, but, happily, seems to leave out the "fucking"), mini corn, grape tomatoes, rice crackers, grapes, and a Babybel cheese.
And this one....cheddar cheese, grapes, goldfish, carrots, grape tomatoes, celery and little container of peanut butter.

Other random and nice things....

I finally got into Ravelry! But as expected I can't really seem to sacrifice too much of my knitting time for it, so my little notebook is growing VERY slowly.

I also FINALLY read the last Harry Potter book. Which means I cant stop telling people to SHUT UP the minute they try to discuss any aspect of it with me. That's good because I probably already tell people to shut up a little too much for any kind of good karma.

And I'm a little less funky. Thanks for all of your comments. :) Please feel free to ignore my whining anytime!

And that's all for now.

Monday, August 20, 2007

What smells so funky in here?

Oh, it must be me.

Yeah, I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Just sort of bouncing between feeling restless and exhausted and angry and sad and frustrated. Sometimes I feel like I must be at some sort of transitional point and other times I just feel stuck. I listen to people talk to me and feel like I can't trust what most of them say. I feel so lonely sometimes, but also like remaining alone is the only way to stay safe and sane. I feel full of ideas, but have no energy to enact most of them. I feel like I'm swimming upstream and the current is winning. And I'm so tired of it all. All the time, just so tired. I guess its all just the nature of the funk.

On the bright side, I don't think I actually do SMELL funky....maybe.

Catch you all on the flip side of Disney.