Friday, April 1, 2016

Oh the Madness...

The Madness Part 1


I am participating in Sock Madness 10.  It is hard to believe that this crazy knitting competition (if it really can be called a competition) has been going on for 10 years.  I've competed in 3 of them but due to life events, have never gotten past the 3rd round.


This year I snuck past the second round by hours with this beautiful pair of 'Rose and Thorn' Socks.


















Now it is a waiting and resting game.  I'm sure round 3 will start soon enough. 

The Madness Part 2

So now to the explanation, I really would rather avoid, but you deserve.  Frankly, I don't have a good explanation for abandoning you.

About a year and a half ago, I posted a blog post written by someone else.  After it was posted, it was difficult for me to get it looking the way the writer wanted. (She had every right to want it to look good!  I am not criticizing her at all! This wasn't her fault!) The process disenchanted me with the blog.  Now to be perfectly honest, I was never very consistent with my blogging; more or less because I haven't felt like I have anything to say.

Recently, I have felt like I had something very important to say, so I started writing occasionally at Out of My Personal Wilderness.  This got me to thinking about this sad and long forgotten blog.  I'd like to resurrect it by writing about my interests, all of my interests.  I am a very diverse person.  I have opinions about a lot of things including politics and religion.  I enjoy a lot of different hobbies like knitting, sewing, spinning, guns and motorcycles.

So I promise to speak my mind and write about what is in my heart, when it is in my heart.  This may not always be politically correct, but I promise that I will do my best to be sensitive.

In the words of Tigger, "TTFN" or Ta Ta for now.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nov 13 - Blogs

Sometimes you trip across something you really need to hear.  Today was just such a day.

I have a whole list of blogs that I try to keep up on; some are knitting blogs, biker blogs and even a fashion blog or two.  I have eclectic interests. :)

Today, I was reading Savage Roads.  His post was about being real.  This is something that I, probably like a lot of people, always struggle with.  I want to succeed and 'fit in' so I do what I have to in order to look right and act right according to work place etiquette.  But after awhile of being that person, I become uncomfortable and have a need to rebel.  Today it was freeing, to see that others think like that too.  I probably will continue to yo-yo back and forth but at least I'll know that I'm not alone.

I'll leave you with a picture of my baby from the day I bought her.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov 11th - Cell Phone

Today I am thankful for my cell phone.

Thanks to cell phones, even though I am 700+ miles away, I can keep informed on how my nephew's basketball game is going. (They are currently winning.)  I can see pictures of both nephews through instagram and facebook; and see what they are thinking thanks to twitter.  Thanks to my cell phone that 700 miles doesn't seem so far away.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov 10 - Kindle

I am thankful for my Kindle.  I love being able to order and have books when I want them. I also love not having to wait.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 9 - Starting Over

Today I am thankful that we are able to start over.

We all have to things that we are trying to accomplish, knitting a difficult item, stop gossiping, quitting smoking or losing weight.  Sometimes those things are rather difficult.  But thankfully, we can keep starting over until we get it right.











It isn't always easy to start over, but I can do it. And I can keep doing it until I succeed.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 7 & 8 - Woolies and exercise

I forgot to post yesterday, so you get two for the price of one.

Nov.7

I am thankful for wool. It has suddenly taken a turn for the colder here.  I am so thankful that I can bundle up in my Woolies and stay warm.



Nov 8

I am thankful that I can exercise.   Like so many I have  few pounds to lose, but at least I can do something about it. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6th - E-mail

Today I am thankful for email.  I know this isn't very exciting or sexy.  However, I vividly remember the days prior to e-mail.  The days when you would write a letter or memo by hand or typewriter.  You would then place a stamp on it or send it via inter-office mail and wait days or weeks for a reply.

Today if I have a problem or just a question, I can send off a note to someone within seconds.  Of course this can be good or bad, ask anyone who hasn't thought something through or proof read before hitting the send button.  But overall e-mail has made life a little easier.