Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 Sockdown!

Stretchy Sock
Every year I fail at my attempt to knit 12 pairs of socks in a year.  I love knitting socks, but I cannot get a pair done in a month, I'm sorry, it's just NOT happening. Now, I'm sure if I tried I could, but there are so many other things I want to knit too.  So, what I will do is this, on the idea of '12 socks' in 2012, I will knit 6 pairs of socks in a years time, that's 1 pair every 2 months.  They may be fancy, they may be plain, they may not even be for my tootsies. 

I will also be knitting 1 short sleeve sweater out of stash yarn & 2 blankets out of half stash yarn, and a Walking Dead mini mania cowl.

I also need to desperately organize my yarny goodness.  It's a mess, a few skeins in one drawer, a few in catch my drift. 

I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gratitude for 2013

With the new year only a week away, I've been thinking about what my word of the year will be. Last year I stole Lacy's word of Nourish.  It served me well despite not doing all I wanted to do.  I stopped doing yoga, but I will be hopefully starting it back up again in the new year. I did not curb my caffeine addiction, but I will say, I haven't been drinking as much. The meatless thing never really took off.

I started knitting daily for enjoyment, I find that I get crabby if I don't get a couple of rows in. I still pray, though not as often as I did at the beginning of the year. I am eating more veggies. I've started exercising daily and surprisingly, I find it enjoyable.  All these small changes add up to a better, happier me. 

I don't know what 2013 will hold in store for me, hopefully, more joy, peace, love, faith and gratitude. 

My goal of 2013, to be grateful and to find beauty and goodness in everyday.

I grabbed some apps to help me start, a gratitude journal, a couple of quote (365 happy days & Buddha quotes)and a Buddha board.

I'll continue with the good habits I picked up this year and hopefully as the new year progresses, I'll have more good habits to add to my list. 

What about you?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Franks World

We just live in it.

Those were the days man, at least they are in my head. 

I do not have the Christmas spirit.  At all.  Not even a little.  Now I'm not sure if it's because I have to travel to Maine, and really, I just want to stay home.  Maybe it's because Christmas starts around Halloween now a days and I'm just sick of it.  I know I'm going to enjoy Christmas, it's my monkey butts first Christmas where he's aware of what going on, next year will be even more fun, with a belief in Santa Clause.  Perhaps a viewing of 'Miracle on 34th Street' is in order, I need something to bring back the Christmas magic. 

I don't know. It sucks though.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Hat & Some Shooting

Ruger & Revolver
M&P 15 22 Riffle

Wednesday we went to a target training class, we shot a riffle, a rugger & a revolver. Now, usually, I'm a Smith and Wesson 9mm girl (that's really all I know about the gun) It's my go to gun when we go to the range, but I gotta tell ya, I LOVED the Ruger, so light, no kick back, it was sweet. However, I was not a fan of the Revoler. I didn't mind shooting, not to heavy, wasn't difficult to shoot, it's just not something I would chose to shoot if given a choice.

The Riffle, that sweet little M&P 15 riffle. I enjoyed that most of all, probably because I was actually able to line up the sights and wasn't just aiming and hoping I hit the target. So, in normal every day life, I am a righty, expect where riffles are concerned, then I am a lefty. That was a little bizare for me, it went against my nature, but I did get a nice grouping shooting lefty with the riffle. :)

And that about covers the gun portion of the this blog.

sleepy pamda

Made a hat for the boy, it fits and he wears it so I am pleased.  It took me about a week to complete, knitting on it, here and there while watching t.v.  I got it finished just in time for it to turn really cold.  (there's a rumor that there might be snow)

Going to make a smaller version for my handsome little nephew with the left over malabrigo.  Ya, the 1 yr old's getting the good stuff, what can I say, he's cute and I love him.

I must admit, I miss Doug when it snows, I have no idea why, he's not a snow person, we never really went out and played in the snow or anything, I just miss him, and holing our cozy little home.  

My ex hubby, did the greatest thing for me when we were first married, it was the first real snow fall of the winter, he woke me up and told me it snowed and to get dressed, which I did and we walked to the park up the street and swung on the swings.  So simple and so sweet, my 3 favorite things. 

Anywho, I'm going on and on.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Who Remembers Mix Tapes?

actual mix tape from my youth
I found 4, mix tapes while cleaning out my storage unit last month.  Bruce actually has a tape deck (and a lighter), I tried to insert the tape but he spit it out in disgust moments later. What was I to do? Then, I remembered, the woman whose job I now have, left me a radio, with a tape deck.  Guess whose rocking out to some D.R.I.? this girl. 

Damn it! I recorded over side 1. Stupid, stupid, stupid girl.

Side B rocks though.  My first metal mix, (thanks Chris, you rock! I'd totally make out with you now) the songs that shaped me me into the twisted little girl ya'll love. 

Rock on my friends \m/

Monday, December 3, 2012


I finished my super awesome Knotty but Nice Hat, and by finished I mean, ran out of yarn.  Ya, super pissed. So gonna frog it (sheds small tear) and start over on smalled needles, because that will solve the problem right?

So sad.