7/52: Blessings

After a realllllllllllllllllly long, hard work week, I’m getting a cold.  I have to say, after working at the job for a little over 9 years,  Friday was the first time I’ve ever felt that a co-worker can cause me real physical harm.  To the extent that I’ve already informed management that I will not meet with him alone at any follow-up meetings I need to have with him.  I don’t have work tomorrow and had all kinds of grand plans for the weekend but Friday’s events in addition to this awfully painful scratchy flu throat has left me listless and unmotivated.  Despite all that, I still have things to be thankful for and I am.

This week, I’m grateful for:

  • Good mental health.  I have issues just like everyone else, but I’m glad that I can take responsibility, make changes and not live in a world where everything difficult in my life is everyone’s fault.
  • That my co-worker  (D) was gracious enough to drive me to Ikea so I could get my RED CHAIR (and footstool)!!!!  WOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!  Despite feeling crappy, I just had to put it up and I love it!  I see many happy hours of reading and crafting in this chair.  😀

New Red Chair I

  • Knitting’s restorative quality.  Despite the work week, I was able to finish 2 squares this week for this project and start a third.  All three are from my pattern library so if I don’t get to finish my spring project before February’s up, I’m going to cheat and call them F.O.s for my craft book challenge.  What?!!!  I could do that … right?!!!  LOLOL! 😛

Blocks 2

Block 3

  • Lesson through a plant.  I rescued this plant that was almost dead from one of my co-workers.   I tried everything I could but it seemed that the slips would die.  So imagine my excitement when after 4 weeks of nothing, I came out one day this week to meet signs of life and growth.  That plant reminded me that we could still grow despite difficult, sometimes seriously debilitating circumstances.    


Hope you each had a wonderful week!!!  😀

I Go To Work: Craft Book Challenge 2013

I don’t write I build a rhyme my craft
I draw plans draft the diagrams
An architect in effect
And it slams
And if it’s weak when I’m done
Renovate and build another one
I go to work
I go to work
I go to work
Like a boxer
Train the brain and aim

~ Kool Mo Dee — I Go To Work

(changes mine)

Is anyone else with me at the speed of light in which January passed by?  Holy Smokes Batman!!!!  Insane!!!!  It’s 5:40 pm and there’s still a hint of daylight in my neck of the woods — almost time for Spring and daylight savings time!  That said, like Kool Mo Dee,  it’s time to go to work.  If I don’t, the months will fly by without me having any crafty projects to show for them!  

February is the shortest month of the year so I’ve been trying to stay ahead of the craft book challenge by planning my projects for this month before January ended.  I’m also working on my time management issues.  To that end, I’ve scheduled crafting time in my weekly schedule. 

  This month, my goal is to:

  • complete one of my spring projects
  • start Z’s blanket
  • start my circles
  • start and possibly complete my first sweater
  • start my spinning adventures — go through the Respect the Spindle DVD
  • start my surprise project/technique

I’m not giving the project titles away, so there’s some element of surprise when I actually cast them on and show them on the blog.  😛   I have to say though, I thought working from my pattern stash was going to be boring, but so far, my biggest problem is deciding what to do next!

If anyone wants to join in the Craft Book Challenge (cute as a button Nizzy I’m calling you out 😛 ) feel free!  The participation rules are here.  I’ll be working through the month then posting my final updates on the last Sunday of the month!!!

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Have a wonderful week and “Happy Crafting”!