Knitting Sleeves

As I neared the end of the body section of this sweater, I decided to add an alternating knot pattern to the sleeves. After all the repetition on the body pattern, I wanted to keep things interesting. I was really in the groove when I finished the hem, so I put the first sleeve stitchesContinue reading “Knitting Sleeves”

Dinner Now, Dinner Later

Once again, I’m getting back on track. Every time I do, it starts with food. I had a couple ideas for meals and set off for the grocery store with my youngest. We have been eating abysmally lately and it shows. Digestive issues, sluggishness, and awful moods with tempers flying. Tonight I made rice withContinue reading “Dinner Now, Dinner Later”

Yes, It Can Happen in Your 30’s

Peri menopause. Intense bloating. Frequent, dull headaches. Tender and sore breasts. Exhaustion. Unregulated body temperature changes. And the unfiltered rage. A friend of mine equated it to a ticking clock. You become more aware of your mortality on a biological level and simply don’t have time to pander to the unnecessary. Your body is adjustingContinue reading “Yes, It Can Happen in Your 30’s”

“What would you do with a free afternoon?”

“What would you do with a free afternoon?” We wax philosophically with each other. “Read a book.” “Take a bath, or maybe a nap.” “I could get that corner cleaned up. It’s been nagging at me for a while.” “I would watch what I want, without worry of interruption.” “I could solve the world’s problemsContinue reading ““What would you do with a free afternoon?””

Progress on Some Sweaters

I’m making some real progress on my oldest’s sweater. With no other projects in the works I’ve been able to really focus on this piece. It’s a fun pattern and I’m happy with how it’s turning out. But the inevitable happened and boredom has crept in. My determination to finish this soon is still there.Continue reading “Progress on Some Sweaters”

Thoughts On Gender

This is my lap at the moment. Something that usually brings me a calming joy. It’s been rough lately. I’ve finished some knitting side quests and am trying to focus on my daughter’s sweater now. I was reading a comforting murder mystery, but my mood has shifted with the world’s turmoil and I’m back toContinue reading “Thoughts On Gender”

Yes, Another Murder Mystery

I am loving this book! And yet again, I forgot I was reading a murder mystery until someone was dead. It was a shock. I’m always tickled when writers write about the magic of books. I mean, what good writer doesn’t know the power of words on paper, bound together, and placed on a shelf?Continue reading “Yes, Another Murder Mystery”

Time For Something a bit Drastic

This is pretty major for me. I’ve had short hair before. I’ve colored it red many times in various shades. It’s been black with lots of purple and some blue. A reddish purple that blended out to red. It was even pink for a few days in Switzerland. I could fill a book with allContinue reading “Time For Something a bit Drastic”