Can come in many forms. Here are some things I’ve created recently:
I use to have a diary…or ten. I even had a couple of the ones with the little lock and key built in. As I got older I realized the lock and key was pretty worthless. At some point I started referring to them as journals instead of a diary. Now these days everyone has an online blog. I don’t really know what you’re suppose to do with these. It seems that they are more for the entertainment of others than for personal release of emotion.
Maybe part of this is because I always wrote more in my diary/journal when I was sad. Or lonely. Or confused. Or pissed off. Or disappointed.
I find, that these days, I don’t have the same urge to spew a bunch of depression with the written word. Not that life is perfect and I don’t have the sad or frustrating moments. Maybe I just deal with things in a different way now. Or maybe things aren’t as fucked up as they use to be. I suppose the reason doesn’t really matter.
I don’t really have a point to this. I just wanted to write for a minute. Maybe that’s the point.
Just some things that have made me happy in the past month or two.
Yeah, mostly yarn and cats. So?
My goal is to attempt to write a post to try to at least summarize this past year. It’s been a doozy and there have been multiple events that if given the opportunity to choose…I would have preferred a less stressful option. Yet, at the same time, I have learned a LOT about me, my friends, my family, etc and other things you can’t really plan to learn.
So I consider myself lucky.
So, I’ve been thinking…since I’m already in school I may as well go ahead and get my Master’s degree in Nursing while I’m at it.
Well, I had a really fun weekend. It was my birthday and then a couple of close friends got married on the beach. Until today, I hadn’t done any schoolwork for the past 5 days. Ugh. I’m feeling like that is why today has been so difficult. That and because it’s a Lit, Arts and Humanities essay that I’m just not really into. I am trying to stay positive and at least get all my research done today…but I am having a hard time staying on task.
Keep your eye on the prize.
So for a moment, I want to talk about something else I’m working on. I was thinking today, that it’s kind of funny how I have an ongoing crochet project going on right now. The last time I was in nursing school I crocheted an afghan for the first time ever. I suppose it’s fitting.
This current afghan is made from some yarn that I won, which is one of the best parts. I got to pick the colorways…
I have been wanting to make another afghan but it takes a decent amount of yarn, and I have been attempting not to add to my stash. This time around, I wanted to make a granny square type afghan. However, I often have a hard time deciding on ONE pattern and end up over thinking it and then end up not doing anything.
So, in addition to keeping my sanity while I’m in school, this is also an effort to do a stash busting project without thinking too much about it. I’m using this book that I’ve had for a while…
Another attempt at using what I already have.
So there is plenty of potential. It’s also fun because each square is like a little project in itself. I’m trying to just kind of flip open the book when I have time to crochet and just make the first square that catches my eye. I’m also trying not to think about which color goes in which order in each square, so I’m just grabbing blindly out of the bag as I go. I only cheat a little bit, as there are 2 very light colors that look too similar to be right next to each other. Here are the squares I’ve made so far. They are a little wonky because they need a little blocking (shaping) but this gives a good idea of the awesomeness that is to come.
YAY! I got a little giddy myself looking at this line up.
Astounding, the way the mind can trick people into thinking they are all alone. Especially when the reality is that there is an overwhelming amount of love, admiration and appreciation surrounding you.
At my brother’s memorial service so many years ago…the building that was meant to hold a maximum occupancy of 200 was over-flowing.
I hope, after this life, there is peace for those that suffer in this way.
- Today is our SUNDAY!
- Lynnwood farmers market
- I think I will keep doing this…
- I am 3/4 of the way done with my school project. Yay!
- BBQ Brats is on the menu for dinner tonight.
- The sun is shining and I am healthy! (sorry, that’s 2…but it’s the best)
- Got my yearly physical done and out of the way for one more year!
- Had a chance to knit for a bit today in between working on my project for school, with some madelinetosh. mmmmmm
- It wasn’t quite as hot today, which makes it much easier to work on my project for school.