Thursday, April 24, 2008

H is for ...

Home Sweet Home, Font Harrington. It is not much to look at but it is Ours! and soon we will be living in it again. We are painting the bedroom on Saturday and moving in on Sunday. We have been gone 6 months due to financial issues, and are desperate to get back.

Money is still an issue, I think it will always be an issue and I really wish it wasn't. I am not good with money and I am not making enough to be bad with it. Consequently I am always walking the tightrope over utter ruin. It would be nice to have someone that would take care of it all for me cause I gotta be honest the worry and stress are about doing me in.

Like I have told Indra, If I can get to the place where I am not constantly worrying about the necessities (rent, water, electric) I can live on very little. I grew up poor I can make food stretch forever and the library will take care of my entertainment needs, I am not a fashion plate so goodwill clothes are fine, But the stress of meeting those basic necessities are about killing me. And when I am stressed I don't have energy or inclination to cook and I spend money on things I really shouldn't. Thus enabling a vicious cycle.

Sooo anybody got those winning lottery numbers?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Heeeere's Jonny!

Quote of the day. I think it sums everything up nicely.
“Ah, yes, the old ‘they haven’t killed us all in our sleep yet’ argument, very comforting,”


from my DeviantArt Account.

Life got 'complicated' in 07. That's the best word for it really. Lots of drama and despair ending with more of the same (thankfully in a slightly lower key of miserableness.)

On the plus side is We still have the house, I have a computer that I can browse the Internet on at home, I am getting better at managing the money. I have finally seen the specialists about my sleeping and sinus problems, I have interest in buying my knitting patterns.

On the down side the usual, the house needs work I can't afford, The computer is a mac and we don't have Internet back on yet, There is not enough money to manage, the Dr didn't help, I don't have time to knit or the concentration to create patterns.

I could go on but you get the idea. I am stressed, depressed and very very tired. Not at all creative feeling.

We should be back in the house next week, with any luck I will start adding computer art since I no longer have access to a scanner. Until then my creative impulses are being channeled into painting the house, planting some flowers and other general decorating type things, basically making the house ours again after being gone 6 months.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Free! Free at last!!

It is official, Tax season is OVER! The last week and a half or more I have been working like crazy sleeping crappy and eating even worse. Consequently I have been a wee bit out of it, dragging bottom, strung out, not doing very well. SO no journaling, no thinking and no well anything, ask Indra if you don't believe me.

I am spending this week at the house cleaning in preparation to moving back in. I am missing Indra like crazy but on the plus side I am getting to sleep and feeling human again. It is nice, I could definitely get use to this sleeping thing. Which brings me to the quote for the day...
“Rest, now,” Martha said gently, seeing how tired the Doctor looked and diagnosing exhaustion. Luckily, the prescription for that was simple. Take two naps, and smash your alarm clock in the morning.

Besides cleaning the house I got lured in by the beautiful weather and did some gardening. I have decided, that since Dean is a little shaky on good plant vs bad weed, that I am going to plant things in groups and put metal stakes in the middle so he will stop mowing everything I plant. Hopefully it will work. I am getting tired of replanting the thyme. And as an additional bonus it gives me something to tie the sage and lavender too so they don't grow flat to the ground in self preservation.

I got to tell you I am loving the plants at Lowe's! They had Turnips! and Peas! and all sorts of goodies. I got Greek Oregano, Sweet Basil, Cinnamon Basil, German Thyme, Carolina Jasmine, English Peas (sweet), A white Rose bush that smells Divine and two surprises for Indra (that is a hint in case you read this) I did not however get the Turnips.

I love Turnips, always have, but I just couldn't see planting them in front of the house. No way I looked at it could I convince myself that Turnips were decorative. At all, In any way. And since I am doing all my planting at the front of the house that means no Turnips :(. If the peas work out though there will be more next yr and Sweet Peas (flower not edible). I really really want to finish the fence so I can put Raspberries in the back yard and I have been thinking of Peonies. Spring is definitely in the air.

Friday, April 04, 2008

G is for Glovely

G is for Glovely, Font is Guttenberg, Pattern is Nona Knit's I-cord Gloves.

I promise this is the last time i will use this project for a letter. But I really really like these. And the seam on the thumb has me all worked up, isn't it beautious?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


For the quotes today I decided to pick a selection of quotes that fit me. Enjoy the abundance.

I believe everybody in the world should have guns. Citizens should have bazookas and rocket launchers too. I believe that all citizens should have their weapons of choice. However, I also believe that only I should have the ammunition. Because frankly, I wouldn't trust the rest of the goobers with anything more dangerous than string. ~Scott Adams~

Fate will lead he who will follow and drag he who will not

The Teutonic reputation for cruelty is not undeserved; they have operas that last for days.

I'm already going to hell, but I'd like to at least keep the handbasket.

Remember, always be yourself. Unless you suck.

"Luck is my middle name," said Rincewind, indistinctly. "Mind you, my first name is Bad."

Those three had more baggage than all of United, Delta, and Northwestern put together.

The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. – Rod Steiger

You won't be'll just be expanding your horizons.

That would have been the smart move, but no one ever accused me of being smart. Well, this teacher in the third grade did once, but I proved him wrong by sticking chalk up my nose.

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be misquoted and used against you.

"I was on fire," Harry protested, looking up in alarm. "Whatever someone says when they’re on fire shouldn’t count.

I'll leave the panicking to you; you're obviously much better at it than I am.

“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light,” she said gently, then gave him a quirky grin. “There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”

It’s not insanity if it actually happens!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I Wanna....

I wanna travel.
I wanna have stuff.
I wanna eat at fancy restaurants with out having to save for a night out.
I wanna buy something with out having to check the price tag.
I wanna garden.
I wanna lot of fancy yarns.
I wanna be feel healthier and be healthier.
I wanna have nice clothes that look good on me.
I wanna make Indra happy.
I wanna have enough I can share with others with out stretching myself thin.

I wanna lots of things, but I don't think any of it will make me any happier then Indra already does. It will just make my stress a little less, or at least different.