February 24, 2009

A Promise

Ever since I bought my house, my posts have been filled with everything house related and precious little knitting. Well, I sincerely apologize for that. I will start posting more knitting related stuff. So, let's start with what's currently on the needles:

Lordana Boucle Jacket:
I sent the Herringbone Socks off to Daddy today, so I know that I will receive a message from my loving mother very soon inquiring after the fate of this jacket.

I wish I had an answer.
There isn't much left to do. . .knit the sleeves, sew it up, and mail. But for some reason I can't pull myself to do it. But I'm tired of having UFOs around the house, so I'm determined to finish this and have it ready for presentation soon.

The Shapely Knit Top:
I started over. When I frogged the bottom of the top, I ran into a horrible problem with the Cotton Twist that I'm using. . .

Why didn't anyone tell me that this yarn splits??? That's a full ball of yarn in the baggie that I can't use! Boo!

New Project: Yet to be named
The need to swatch is crying out to me. I haven't done my swatches for the Walker Treasury Project in a while, so I think I'm going to take one of the cable chapters and swatch that. Now, I just need the yarn (Ignoring my entire stash . . .)

February 22, 2009


Yes, I know. I haven't posted in a while. There's a reason . . .I've had absolutely no energy. Here's why:

  • Wordpress vs. Blogger: In the eternal Wordpress vs. Blogger debate, I am pleased to say that I've finally decided that Blogger has won the day. I will continue to update the Wordpress site as necessary, but I'm done with that debate. I have more control over Blogger, so I'll stay with Blogger. However, Blogger has to step the game up.

  • The Gym: I joined Lifestyle Family Fitness last week. I waited until after all the New Year's Hoopla and decided that this really was what I wanted to do. I've been three times since joining (an excellent rate of return for me). I even packed my gym clothes to go again tonight.

  • SSN Removal: Ever since I bought my house, removal of my Social Security number from every conceivable database known to man has been my life's goal. (not bad for 2 months). I'm still in a fight with Peace River Electrical Cooperative (home of the rudest, nastiest customer representatives I've ever had the misfortunate to have to interact with). If the possibility of signing up with Florida Power and Light ever presents itself, I will leave PRECO immediately. No questions asked. FPL never received my SSN and they were OK with that. They also charged me less for the deposit.

  • House Cleaning: I hate to clean my house. Now there's 1700+ sq. ft. to clean. This sucks.

  • Money Issues: No, I'm not having cash flow issues, although it would help if more of my bills occurred in the first half of the month. No, my money issues are "I'm trying to get my credit cards back down to $0 but it's hard to do that when I want to spend, spend, spend so badly". If I stick with the debt reduction plan that Quicken and I mapped out, by December my only debts will be the Student Loans and the House. I fear I might need to push the target goal to December 2010.

  • Anger: I spent a lot of the month angry. Angry at myself for taking out student loans when I didn't need to, angry for not being able to account for where $12000 of that money went, angry for being single for the 7th straight Valentine's Day (yeah, yeah, I usually deride the holiday as a meaningless commercial claptrap, but I would have liked some flowers), angry that I'm alone in South Florida and I haven't met anyone beyond my co-workers and neighbors, angry that I'm such a loner, angry that my childhood left me with none of the skills necessary to go out and meet people. I don't like nightclubs, I reject organized religion, I refuse to join the NAACP or Urban League, and I don't volunteer at the usually places for meeting people, so I'm all alone. sigh
That's it. That's all I have.

February 9, 2009

I love Swaps!

I love swaps!
I am a convert!

Tonight I received my package from my swap partner, Wildthing1058.

I love Wildthing1058.

Here's what she sent.





Do you have any idea how excited I am? I much I loved seeing this package on my doorstep? I love this. My swap partner did an excellent job stalking me because she picked out things that I love.

She sent me Yankee Candles! I love Yankee Candles. In Splash of Rain. (I keep sniffling the candles...yummy).
She sent me small misters from the healing garden in White Tea Scent....I keep spraying.
Chocolates.....(I've already eaten 2).

Yup, I already signed up for two more swaps.