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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Post of 2011

Yes indeed, this post finds me at precisely one hour til 2012. This year has been a mostly good year. Even the not so great parts have fostered growth, and I can't ask for more than that.

I'm at work again tonight, and at midnight will head down to the ER to spend the first few moments with Britt (as long as she's not cleaning wounds or something... ^_~)

I've been insanely stressed & overwhelmed the past few days, and have felt completely helpless to change anything. I decided this morning before I went to bed that that was not what I wanted for myself. I wanted to start the new year in a positive way, not as the negative doom cloud I had been for the past week. When I woke up this evening, I felt amazingly refreshed & light. I was without any stress & without the headache that's been plaguing me for the past few days. I feel hopeful & happy. ^-^

Britt & I have a lot to do in the next few months, but I'll get to that in my New Year's post. ^-^

I'm also working on picking my Word for 2012. I've got the idea of what I want, but am now contemplating the perfect word to encompass the idea.

Alrighty then... I hope all of you are having a wonderful night. This has been a wonderful year with y'all, and I hope this coming year is even better. ^-^

Love & hugs & toasts of fizzy drinks. =D

Happy New Year my sweets.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Simple Womyn's Daybook

FOR TODAY, Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Outside my window... The wind is blowing madly. I haven't checked the weather yet, but I have a feeling we're in for a bit of a storm. This is one of my favorite kinds of weather though... I can feel the power carried on the wind, eddying about.

I am thinking... About not a lot at the moment. ^-^ Just relaxing here, while my pie bakes. It's so nice to just be calm & content & feel relaxed. I don't have a lot of moments like this, so I am enjoying this to the fullest. ^-^

I am thankful... For my family, friends & kitties. They make my life brighter & warmer.

In the kitchen... My second apple pie is baking. I made cookies last night for our Occupy Bellingham camp (figured they could use some holiday cheer, with the weather we have here ^_~), made a pie for one of the ladies I work with & am now baking the one we'll eat for dessert this afternoon.

I am wearing... My purple slippers & a silky robe. Wishing my robe was longer... warmer. May go trade in the robe for my footy pajamas...

I am creating... Holiday cards... yeah, I know. I'm late, as per usual. Lolz... I'm also going to start a cross stitch based on a pic I saw online. I think I'll probably bring that with me to the in-laws' this afternoon.

I am going... to Britt's parents' house this afternoon, and then to a family friend's house this evening.

I am wondering... if we're gonna get snow, or if it's just going to be rainy & windy.

I am reading... The House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo. I thought it was a one shot story, only to realize it's a series. YAY!!! =D

I am hoping... my heater isn't broken... I accidentally tripped on the cats' water dish last night, kicked it toward the heater (which sits on the kitchen floor) and soaked my leg, both of Britt's legs & the whole damn heater... yeesh. That was about 8 hrs ago, and it still won't turn on, despite my not being able to find any trace of water in it. Le sigh...

I am looking forward to... getting my info packet from the Oregon Culinary Institute. We may be heading to Portland after Britt graduates in March, so I can attend school there. I'm excited & utterly terrified. Mostly excited. ^-^

I am hearing... the WIND. @_@ Holy bloomers, Batman, it's really gusting out there. Just got a call from Britt's folks that their power is out. Lolz... Puget Power usually gets it turned back on pretty quickly though. Car alarms keep going off as branches bonk them or huge wind gusts rock them. The dumpster lid at the apartment complex next door keeps getting blown open (BAM!) and shut (KABAM!!!). My bamboo wind chimes are clacking like mad. I kept hearing my wreath smack against the front door, so I nabbed it & hung it inside. Just until the wind blows over. ^-^

Around the house... it's a bit of a mess, but that's pretty par for the course around here. ^-^ We did some good cleaning & scrubbing yesterday, but there's always at least one art project going on here. We've decided that our place is part office, part art studio, part tacky 70's hotel room... lolz. The office & art studio are from us, the 70's hotel room is just the way this place is built. XD

I am pondering... what it will be like to go to school for something I'm interested in & love. I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around it. I'm so excited & so nervous... But Britt's being so wonderful & totally supportive. When I mentioned that I was interested in this school, she immediately jumped online to look at job opportunities for her in the area. She said we will go wherever I want for school. I love that my sweety is so supportive & wonderful. ^-^

One of my favorite things... is the "Poor college student mocha"... Because I'm using candy cane hot cocoa, I get a Poor college student peppermint mocha. Oooo... Aaaahhhh... W00t.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Finish up holiday cards!!! Mail them! Read my book, cross stitch, snuggle my kitties & buy some candy canes (because I forgot again yesterday... @_@)

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Lovelovelove Simon's Cat... =3

Happy holidays my lovelies. I hope everyone is having a marvelous day. ^-^


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Simple Womyn's Daybook

FOR TODAY, Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Outside my window... It's quiet & cold. The clouds hold promise of snow or rain. I've been cleaning up my porch, getting things ready for Winter. There's still a LOT to do.

I am thinking... A whole jumble of things. My mind feels like an out of control carousel, which is why I'm here... I find this very relaxing, following prompts but still being able to just kind of ramble on.

I am thankful... for having a place to write & ramble & vent when need be.

In the kitchen... as always there's dishes to be done, but I'll get to those shortly. There's fresh coffee in the pot, spiced with cinnamon. It tastes like Winter, but warm.

I am wearing... camo pants & a black tshirt with a pic of an astronaut handing a balloon to a big, fuzzy monster. <3

I am creating... a bunch of stuff. ^-^ I've just finished cutting out snowflakes, now I'll spray paint the backs of them & add glitter before hanging them from my ceiling. I'm working on my mini village & making holiday cards as well. I've also been working on a big (for me, anyways) canvas. I had no idea what I wanted to put on it, but did the background & edges. It's turned out perfect to put a sugar skull on. I'm excited. ^-^

I am going... to work tonight, and am not looking forward to it. Aside from that, I'm feeling like I'm going a bit crazy(er).

I am wondering... why I can't get my shit together... meh.

I am reading... Bite Me, by Parker Blue. Kinda cheesy, kinda tacky, but kinda awesome. ^_~

I am hoping... that this week of work will be uneventful. Boring, even.

I am looking forward to... visiting Desty & the teacup human tomorrow after work. Yay! =D

I am hearing... lots of computer key clacking. Britt's writing a paper for school & I'm blogging.

Around the house... kitties are snoring, Phiphi's trying his best to combust by laying as close as possible to the heater, Britt's at her desk writing that paper (she's almost finished), and I'm about to proof read what she's already written.

I am pondering... what to go to school for. I have decided that nursing is not for me. At least not right now. Culinary Arts is looking good though.

One of my favorite things... is candy cane hot cocoa.

A few plans for the rest of the week: work, clean, try & figure out how to get my shit together...

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... Love this! =D

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