What? No Crochet???

October 3, 2006 at 8:27 pm (Journaling)

In looking over my blog over the past few weeks you will notice not that much crocheting going on.  Why is that you may wonder?  It’s because I am in the FINAL stages of the Autumn Secret Pal Swap at the ‘Ville.  I have been crocheting my little fingers to the bone, but I can’t put it on my blog for fear my secret pal will find out who I am!  Once she gets the big REVEAL package I will post everything I sent her.

I was accepted to a new swap that will last till next year!  This is a swap not associated with the ‘Ville, and it’s located here.  That one starts on the 15th, and I cannot WAIT to see who my partner is!!!

I am also doing a “Hubby Swap” – ok, it’s not what your thinking.  This is a swap where we make things for our significant others!  I already got my partner for this one!  It will be so exciting!!!  She has a little 5 month old son and she said it would be cool to have something matching for her son AND her husband.  Boy the wheels are turning now!

Also, I am involved in making a comfort-ghan for someone who I dearly love and is going thru a rough time right now.  The good ladies at the ‘Ville have been so generous with their time and yarn to help me with some squares towards this endeavor.  I will be posting some pics later on in the week as the squares come in.  I think I am going to dedicate a page to the project.

So as you can see, I have been busy.  You just don’t see it!  LOL

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Generation After Generation

September 28, 2006 at 2:29 pm (Journaling)

My daughter and I were sitting at a meeting last night paying attention to the conductor when all of a sudden I get this note passed to me:

Mommy,

I love you, do you love me?  Yes or No

Love, Me

Now this is exactly what I used to do with MY mother and sister, pass them little notes asking them forever if they loved me.  When I got this from my daughter, tears welled up and nostalgia crept into the brain.  It was a very touching moment.  I love my daughter, can you tell???

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So Lost Without the ‘Ville!

September 22, 2006 at 6:12 am (Journaling)

How sad is that???  The site hasn’t been up since early yesterday afternoon.  And the one place we can generally find information on what is happening is here and yet she has said nothing about what is going on.

It’s times like this that my paranoia/conspiracy theorist comes out in full force.  I start thinking all sorts of implausable situations of why “I” cannot see the ‘Ville (or stick in any number of occurences!) – Anyhoo, it’s a good thing I am working today…so I can bend my mind in a different direction!

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44 Today

September 16, 2006 at 6:40 pm (Journaling)

Yup – I am 44 today – Hooray for me!  Why does that sound so old???

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Is Blogging Really For Me?

September 13, 2006 at 5:41 am (Journaling)

WARNING ~*~Small Rant Ahead~*~ WARNING 

Look at this, I haven’t posted here since mid July!  What is up with that?  I really like having a place where I can post my crochet work, but I get focused in perfectionism, wanting the perfect blog, where in reality I should just post my work for my family and friends to see and be done with it.

I have a problem with perfectionism.  It’s taken me a long time to realize that.  Believe it or not, it’s all because of FlyLady that I have come to this conclusion.  She says we use perfectionism as an excuse not to get things done.  If we don’t have time to get down on our hands and knees to scrub the kitchen floor then why oh why should we do it at all.  FlyLady says I really don’t have to do it right, just do it, do something.  Get started.  With that, everything should fall into place.

Saturday I will be 44.  44.  44 – there was a time when I felt that was OLD.  My body right now feels old.  I have facet syndrome in my back that I deal with on a constant basis.  With this I have a daily pain in my right foot that sometimes makes me walk with a slight limp.  I sit here at my computer with 2.0 reading glasses because I can’t see anything on my huge 19″ LCD monitor, how sad is that after a lifetime of perfect site?  Sadly, I am overweight, and this after I was successful in 2002-2003 of taking 60+ pounds off (yup, I have gained it all back except 4 pounds).  I worry about my blood pressure (coming from a family with heart disease) and the doctor says I am smack dab in the middle of “the change”.

So, although the body is getting older, the mind doesn’t seem to want to catch up.  Sometimes I feel like I am still 16.  This brings in a whole new viewpoint that I am slowly starting to understand thanks to the site BratFactor – I am starting, just starting to understand the power our mind plays in the decisions we make on a daily basis.

I have finally stumbled on an activity that I truly enjoy doing, and that is Crochet.  It forces me to relax, it gives me a sense of accomplishment.  It enables me to make things for my daughter which from the day I found out she was a girl, I wanted to make clothes for her.  I have always loved sewing, but never had the place to do it, so once I found out I could make wearables for children, I was all for the crochet experience.

I also enjoy making things for other people.  Alot of what I crochet goes to others.  I have even done some charity work.  It’s a great deal of pride when I send something anonymously to someone in need.  I don’t need for them to know I sent it, just the fact that it was sent, and it will be used is the only satisfaction I need.

With all that dribble above, I have decided to make this blog my journal.  No longer will it contain JUST crochet, but other things I feel a need to express.  To the world, or just to myself, it doesn’t matter.  I am just going to do it.  My goal is to come here once a day (for heavens sake, I get up around 4am everythng morning, I have a bit of time to do this!) and express something…anything.

With that, I bid you a great day.  I feel better that I have at least started something.  Sucky as it is.  FlyLady would be proud.

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