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Hey there, so glad you popped by! I've moved to a new address, however, and you can find my new blog at: The Weaver's Apprentice as of Monday, January 26, 2015. I hope you'll come visit me there! See you soon! XOXO

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sleep deprivation and Self destruction

So we didn't sleep much today... We went to the gym and then ran all over hell & back... Getting groceries (from three different stores... lolz), getting beads, getting knitting needles, getting sock yarn, ogling spinning wheels & loving on the in-store cat... It was overall a good day. ^-^

The only downer was when we were in Haggens, and Britt had me (try) to take my BP with one of those automatic machines near the pharmacy... I sat down, tried to stick my arm in the cuff, but it barely fit. Painful reality checks? I gets them... I know my arms hold a large portion of my body fat, but until that moment, I didn't completely realize just how BIG my upper arms are... T____T I haven't felt bad about my body in recent memory. Sure, there's things I want to change, which is why I go to the gym almost every day, but I am generally happy with myself. Today was the first day I can remember actually hating myself. I wanted nothing more than to grab some razors and slice off the offending fat... Loathing & despising my body was a rather foreign concept to me, but now even though I'm not miserable about my arm fat anymore, I'm still painfully aware of just how BIG I am... Sigh... It doesn't help that I'm currently bleeding to death and having an uber breakout on my face because of it... Meh... Yesterday I had an "ugly day"... and in short, it sucked. I'm glad it's over.

Today will hopefully be better. Britt & I are going to yoga this afternoon, and I can't wait. I. LOVE. YOGA. It makes me supremely happy! Unfortunately, her parents are coming over first so that they can do their taxes online... This is almost guaranteed to be stressful, as they want her to do it for them, and she told them NO. She said she'd be on hand to help if they have questions, but that she was NOT going to do this for them. I'm so proud of her!!! ^____^ Anywho... I'm super tired, and can't wait to get off of work & take Britt out to coffee to do some homework before the stressors descend upon us. Fortunately, yoga will follow her parents & their tax hoopla, so we (or, rather, they) will in all probability survive this encounter... We shall have to see...

On a much brighter (well, darker, I suppose...) note, I joined the Dark Artists' Guild. I'm excited to get started on this month's and this quarter's challenges!

I also finally started on my "Wreck This Journal"... Everyone should have one. If you don't have one, go get one. NOW!!! : D

Alrighty... too sleepy to continue with anything else... more to come when I decide what I'm going to do for my shadow box!!! ^________^

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Precepting and Poi

Happy Full Moon!!! Naturally, it's raining so we can't see her, but we live in Washington... What do we expect??? XD

Apparently I'm precepting Danielle tonight & tomorrow. Tonight, she watches me work my staffing magick & tomorrow she gets to do all the work, while I sit by as back up. ^___^ I love the second day of precepting. W00t. Anywho! It's lunch time now, she's reading, I'm typing things here and planning my day tomorrow. Also making hot pockets, as that's what's for lunch. Go me for nutrition... O_o;

As of now, I'm super awake, with more awakedness on the way. If this keeps up, I want to go outside tomorrow & muck about... probably literally, as it's raining. I feel like frolicking outside, and wish I had a pair of galoshes, so I could go puddle jumping... maybe I'll do that anyways... ^_~

Going to look up how to make my own poi, so that I can teach myself to fire dance. Youtube has a ton of 'how to' videos, so I'm relatively confident that I can get a good start. ^-^ Yay!!!

Nommy hot pockets... Mmmmmmmmm...

Not much happening on the crafting front at the moment... I have a hard time doing much between work, the gym & trying to sleep... I sleep far too long... Something I'm working on...

Going to take Britt out for coffee in the morning... partly so she can work on math and mostly because I love to go to coffee with her... ^-^ It will be nice. And best of all, she doesn't know it yet. ^______^ Mwahahahaha...

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Trip update & an Office Invasion

So! On my mucking abouts yesterday, I took the bus downtown and then walked to the American Museum of Radio & Electricity. It was awesome. ^-^ One on the best, most interesting museums I've ever visited. I can't wait to go back & drag all my friends. I bought a copy of the radio play "Arsenic & Old Lace". I haven't listened to it yet, but I can't wait to. All in all, it was an awesome day. Britt and I then drove around for three hours, got lost on purpose, found ourselves back again and then went home. We had a blast, as we always do when we go driving. ^-^

And now onto the invasion...

Lauren & Daniel have invaded my office... I don't know why. They not only have their own office, but also a "Secret Hideout"... O_o

So why did they camp out here? No one knows. It's all good I suppose, as I'm ignoring them and listening to music... and typing. Anywho...

I'm off to the Asylum... Bye bye for now...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Boooo...

Meh... Kinda cranky again today... lolz. This seems be becoming my 'norm', and I don't like it. So instead of brooding and skulking around my house, I'm going to go hop a bus downtown, and just bum around for a while. There is a certain odd freedom that comes with taking the bus, my bike, walking, etc. The bonus is that I don't have to pay to park once I get wherever I'm going. ^___^ I think I'll go... I actually have no idea where I'll go. I figure I'll get to the bus station... and then decide where I want to go. Maybe I'll get something from La Vie en Rose... or maybe I'll go... I have no idea. I want to go someplace I haven't been before. Maybe I'll go grab some coffee and just wander. That sounds kinda nice. ^-^ Anywho... I had better be off, or I'll not get anywhere. See you all later... I'll let you know where I end up. And I'm off!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dead Bodies Everywhere...

We'll be heading to Seattle tomorrow to meet up with Tim & Bobbie and then go to see the Bodies exhibit. Stephanie may or may not be coming, she hasn't bothered to inform us yet. -_-; Whatever. Today was pretty much shit, tomorrow's not looking good either... sigh. Sigh. I've slept the better part of the past two days... not a good thing. I'm currently forcing myself not to go back to bed now. I'm not sleepy. Not even a little bit. I just feel so heavy. So old. So tired. Breathing seems to be taking too much effort. Sigh. I suppose I should go do some of my bi weekly shopping (TP, cat litter, milk, eggs, etc.) as I'm not doing anything else terribly important. Muur. I can't even seem to get up the energy to craft or crochet... Even typing is taxing. Whatever. Off to Walmart, most hated of stores...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Slackers in the Mist...

Yup. That would be me. Lolz... At work for CareCast training, finished with, well, everything so far... Had an ok time with T & B last night, wondering if they're gonna still be crashed on my futon when I get home this afternoon. I feel odd that they saw the previous journal entry, but oh fucking well. I don't want them to feel unwelcome in my home, I just wasn't feeling it last night. Feeling mostly better today, but still a bit odd. Lunch is in a half hour. I think I'll nap in my car, as I don't have enough gas to get home & then back if I want to be able to go somewhere with Britt later. ^_^ Oh well. A nap will be good.

I can't wait to get home to nap for a bit & then spend some wonderous miichy time with Britt. And craft. There shall be crafting tonight! Just us. ^-^

I feel all foggy... O_o

Maybe I need some more tea... two cups down... Thankfully I have a few more tea bags left. What I really want is a soda. A diet Pepsi, to be exact. Hmph...

Oh well. Off to finish practising.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Urg...

So everyone has finally arrived. And I can't wait for them to go home. I don't know what the hell's wrong with me. My chest hurts... Isn't Britt supposed to be the one with anxiety over company?

Sigh...

I just want to go hide in my craft room with my cats...

It doesn't help that I'm sleepy from cleaning all day, and all I want to do is sleep... -_-;

Going to take a few shots & hope that the alcohol makes me feel better.

Muur...

Brain death & Cookies...

I. Am. Beat. I started out this morning making cookies, paused that to clean around 1100-ish and have been cleaning ever since. All I have to do is vacuum (once Britt wakes up) and I'll be done. It's now 1630. Meh... Sigh. Now it's back to the cookies. I seriously don't remember making this much cookie dough... O_o Even with the huge chunk Britt ate, there's still a shit load. I'm looking forward to having a week off. I will be able to do whatever I want, which currently is READ. I have a five book series that I'm trying to get through, and figure that once I'm able to actually sit my ass down for five minutes, I'll be able to finally get somewhere. ^-^

I have dust in my eyes... they itch. Ack.

Not sure if I'm looking forward to company tonight. All night. I'm a little miffed that everyone's getting here so fucking early. 1800? 1930? For the love of all that's good, they're spending the damn night. What the fuck do they want to come over so early for? Meh. Anyways...

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggghhhhhhh...

Making some more koffee, as I ingested the first pot this morning... o_o;

Lauren stopped by today after she went to the gym & I fed her bread & cookies fresh from the oven. She was all twinkly & happy. She asked if I'd consider taking up residence in her kitchen... I declined.

Feeling kinda brain dead... I suppose I'll finish baking my cookies now. Zya.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn*

Today I am baking! Cookies (Cthulhu cookies to be precise...) for Tim's birthday tomorrow and bread because we're out. ^-^ Ingesting ridiculously large amounts of koffee and the occasional soda. Planning on switching to tea later tonight. I'm also cleaning. Or I will be as soon as I get the bread mixed & baking. Since the bread needs to start out in a cold oven & the cookie dough needs to rise for two hours, I figure I should start the bread now instead of having to let the oven cool off later. Anywho. When I'm finished cleaning & baking, I intend to read & hopefully finish my book (The Lightning Thief) and then move on to the next in the series. Feeling a wee bit twitchy from all the caffeine, but it's better than feeling sluggish and sleepy. Sleep is for the weak, the sane & the dead. Well then! Back to my baking! ^-^

*"In his house at R'lyeh
dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."

Down the rabbit hole...

Back at work again tonight, but in a decidedly better mood. Yay. Perhaps it was the tea... Tea seems to make me feel better, no matter what. ^-^ Was listening to Alice in Wonderland & making inchies before lunch. I shall now continue listening, but I have to actually work instead of craft. Oh well. I (probably) have today off, so I can craft more later. Going to bake some bread & cookies today, as it's Tim's birthday on Tuesday & he & Bobbi are coming over. I'm making Cthulhu cookies... *squee!* I am excited. ^-^ Anywho... back down the rabbit hole I go. ^-^

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saaaaaaaave meeeeeeeee...

Fuck. My office has been invaded... First by Britt, who's not an issue, so she can work on her math homework, then by Lauren, who isn't here anymore so yay, and now by Heather, who is talking to Britt about her stupid boyfriend. I want to shoot myself in the face. Or her. Probably her. I hate having my office invaded. I love to have Britt here, but everyone else who doesn't work in my office needs to leave me the fuck alone. And stay out of my happy(ish) space. Gah. =_=#
Sigh... I think I'm gonna try to take a nap...

So... tired... Muur...
... and cranky... downright fucking irritable, to be precise...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy as a Clam...

Feeling much better this morning... afternoon. Whatever. ^-^ Went to the gym with Britt, Steph & Lauren this morning & had an awesome workout. W00t for endorphins making my brain feel happy! Now on to some house work & then perhaps a few inchies... or bread making... or both. Who knows? Mayhap I'll forgo sleep all together today & just bake & craft... That option is looking better & better... ^_^ Alrighty then. Off to clean the vacuum & the cat box, fold some laundry, freeze the remaining soup & then I think I'll be free to do whatever the fuck I want... including watch my Britty belly dance around the apartment. ^________^ What wondrous hips she has!!! ^-^ I'm so excited to take a class with her this Spring! It will be awesome. And yoga a week from tomorrow... Ahhhhh... life is looking better again. ^_^

Grrrrrr... Arg...

Back at work again tonight, then to the gym in the morning with Britt & Steph. And maybe Lauren & Jen? Listening to Emilie Autumn & feeling kinda moody. I haven't been sleeping well, and I'm sure that's part of it. I almost didn't get up for work tonight, as my teddy bear that I always sleep with fell off the bed & on top of my cell phone, thereby muffling my alarms. I slept through 45 minutes of alarms thanks to my bear. Meh. Haven't had any time to craft the past few days, and I don't like it. I could bring my stuff to work, but I don't really enjoy doing stuff like that here. I've been trying to write a little more, as I have no problem hauling my laptop around with me everywhere I go. ^_^ Anywho. Feeling downright cranky now... urg. Done with this for now... perhaps I'll come back later when I'm not feeling like such an asshole... -____-#

Thursday, January 14, 2010

For the 13th...

Happy (belated...) Birthday Aunty Mel!!! I love you & I miss you.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Inchies!!!

So I spent a good chunk of today making my very first foray into the world of Inchie-dom... I feel this excursion was a success, as I am now the proud Craftrix to eight inchies. Each is 1'' x 1'' square. I'm contemplating getting a 1'' punch... but cutting them out by hand was kinda fun. All of the backgrounds are done in watercolor pencil, but instead of using water, I used vodka in my own take on "Firewater painting". And now, without further ado, here they are:



The first is moon & stars, the seconds says, "Onward down the spiral".



The one on the left says, "Timeless Love". The one on the right is just b/c I like buttons. A lot. I dream of having a HUGE basket of old buttons... ^____^


The left on says, "Time's Up". As for the one on the right, I thought would make a good inchie. No, my heart is NOT broken. ^_~


The left says, "Out of Time". The right says, "Wish". Unfortunately, the damn sharpie bled... Oh well. Lesson learned... O_o;

So! There are my first inchies. I'm super happy with them, and am now thoroughly addicted. I am ok with this... there are worse addictions. ^_____^

Plans for the Day...

I'll be heading to the gym here in about twenty minutes, but after that, I've my whole day to do WHATEVER I WANT. W00t. I'm planning on making some inchies and perhaps an ATC. Or two... I'd also love to begin a doll (I finally managed to fix my sewing machine...), but now I'm not sure where the patterns ran off to... Perhaps I'll try my hand at firewater painting... I'll probably crochet a few rows on the caplet I'm making or perhaps try to crochet a few tiny apples, for what I'm not sure, but I seriously adore them. Maybe I'll crochet a bunch (a bushel, whatever...) and put them in a jar. I've also been wanting to try a new 40's up-do with my hair. Hmmmmm... Perhaps I'll finally post the pics of my wreath & cookies from last month. That would be just lovely. Hmph. Anywho. Off to find my gym clothes and then to go get a wee bit healthier! Yay!