Happy things

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.


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…

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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…

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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.

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YAY! I got a little giddy myself looking at this line up. :)

End it all

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.

3 Positives: Day Five

  1. Got my yearly physical done and out of the way for one more year!
  2. Had a chance to knit for a bit today in between working on my project for school, with some madelinetosh. mmmmmm
  3. It wasn’t quite as hot today, which makes it much easier to work on my project for school.



3 Positives: Day Four

I didn’t do much today but study in my room, so this is not going to be very interesting…

  1. I am just about half way done with my project for my history class.
  2. I have plenty of popsicles in the freezer.
  3. My brain has not yet exploded from sneezing about a million times today.