I am an eclectic person, I cook, I knit, I occasionally attempt to garden and I read obsessively. On the other hand I am a computer help desk tech who loves online gaming and my ps2.
You can find me on Ravelry as Temperama.
I am back among the employed and enjoying it greatly. As usually I am doing tech support, for PepsiCo this time, and not getting paid enough, as usual. But I do have free time between calls to get back to blogging on a regular basis. This is good for me.
No apologies this time, just an update or two. It has been over a year since our house fire and in some ways we are still recovering. Having a decent paying job is helping but really I could use a big one time payment of a couple thousand to replace things and get back where we should be. But then who couldn't use that.
I like my job, really like it. It is low stress with great coworkers and for once in my life I have seniority. I have spent the last couple of months training new hires and am just now getting back to taking calls. I need some wardrobe upgrades so I can apply for the real training positions and I need to look into training opportunities to improve my skills, hopefully this will lead to a big raise in the nearish future, another thing that has been missing in my life up until now. For once my abilities are appreciated and recognized. Yay me!
I have still not picked my knitting back up, just haven't had the time / place. I am working on this and hope to have a craft area set up in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time I am working on a pair of socks for a friend (I hate socks) and playing with crochet. It keeps my fingers busy which is good and I am liking the results. No crochet patterns from or for me in the future though, I will stick to knitting for those.
I like the kitchen at our apartment and am getting back into cooking, you know the fun kind not the cook to feed yourself thing. Still don't have a camera to take pics for my cooking blog but I may save up and treat myself for my birthday. Indra and I are both doing Atkins (when we aren't so sick and tired any food is good food) and that means new ways of eating and cooking.
Atkins is working great for me. I have lost 50 pounds since the beginning of the year (gained 10 back because I got an ulcer) and am enjoying the results of a thinner me. I am enjoying the results of real food cooked by me and less prepackaged crud. It is an adjustment cutting out all the carbs and finding alternative to the ones I refuse to do with out, but I am doing it. And eventually I will have a camera and I will show everyone what I have been doing.
The side effects of Atkins are a bit of a bother, I have dropped enough weight that nothing fits me right and I do not have enough money for a complete wardrobe. I have been picking things up here and there from other people and thrift stores but it is a slow process and a pain in the butt.
We are slowly getting our stuff back, it sounds like tomorrow will be the big day. There will be bookcases and lots of other stuff I have been told. I am hoping for yarn, of course, and books.
In recent news Dot made a bold escape from the hotel room and remains at large, search parties are going out daily but if you see a rouge calico prowling around give Cyn a call.
Last week Cookie was missing, we assumed that he had succumbed to the allure of our second floor balcony and gone walkabout. We worried and looked for him but no Cookie. When we came home from doing laundry we found a sooty outline of a cat on our hearth and Cookie looking a little dingy. Turns out he was up the chimney. Plus we now have a clean flue, minus we had a very very dirty cat. He was not happy with the bath that followed.
Today my paycheck failed to appear for the second day in a row. This is not a happy thing. Called work, called the apartment and called the post office. No Joy, work can reissue my check on thursday and overnite it to me. once again I say Not happy. I had some not so evil plots I was using my money this week to finance, you know the kind involving chocolate? Hopefully it wil resolve itself soon.
So I know I am always making excuses but honestly I have the best excuse ever this time. Fire!
For the 4th of july we had BBQ and a house fire, no relation. This resulted in us spending a week in hotels and a week at a friends before finding an apartment to live in so I could go back to earning a living.
All in all this has turned out to be for the best. We had not planned to move out until we had a car, but we are enjoying it being just the two of us again.
The down side is no stuff, the insurance company has all our belongings and has not got them back to us yet. :( also no car, and if friends and family aren't tired of us asking for rides I am sure they soon will be. The last issue is a set of stairs I have to haul things up when our furniture is released (or I get groceries). hot stairs. Hot steep stairs (cause the hot bears repeating.)
And did I mention that currently Texas is hotter than hells hinges (to quote one of Indra's news people) and honestly I don't want to even think about going outside.
weather has moved in an out and it makes my head hurt. And really I just want a better job so I have more money, so we can get our own car and house and I have my own bed/place to hide in. Cause I really want to hide in bed today. With covers pulled up and nothing to bother me.
I have a whole season of Project Runway to watch today (Indra willing) and plenty of knitting to keep me occupied. If I could find hot and cold running nibbles I would be a happy camper.
I have had a run of stupid people the last couple days, I know we make jokes about them breeding but I really believe it is true. The stupid people already outnumber us and we are doing nothing to stop it.
So I am going to read a book and avoid as much stupid as I can by staying off the internet where the Stupidest Stupid lives and hopefully my IQ will regain a couple points while I sleep.
I've got a bad case of the blahs, I have been blaming the weather but I am thinking it is depression and well the blahs. No concentration, everything is a bit fuzzy thought wise and no energy, add in assorted I am old body aches and all I want to do is sleep until everything is better. To bad life doesn't work that way.