Six flippin’ years!


Every year around the 15th of December, I finally get in the holiday spirit and go looking for matching stockings. Of course, all the good letters are gone by then. This year, I was strolling through the discount Halloween candy Christmas section early and snagged us some. It only took 6 years.

I knit a hat! Have I mentioned it has been cold here? Like break records set in 1890-something cold. It was a free pattern and unless you know how to correct bad math, don’t use it. The yarn is some Manos stuff I added on an order to get free shipping. Of course it is soft and lovely (and won’t hold up to a bunch of wearing). Details on Ravelry.

Happy Wednesday y’all!


Something about the cold makes me want to cook. I get all Becky Home-Ec-y and don’t want to leave my nest.

Saturday turned out to be one of those days. Pork chops and eggs for breakfast and Cheddar burgers for lunch (He’s almost gone! Sadness!).


I made Faux-giving spread on Sunday. They had beautiful, organic turkey breasts and fresh cranberries at the Sprout’s. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the huge yam. You could have killed someone with it.

I even went all out and made an apple crumb pie. Because I was, um helping to heat the apartment?

There was even knitting.

When you find the normal me, please come and kill the body snatcher. Texas never has to know.

Happy Monday y’all!

Boss Lady


Because I’ve been looking for the Boss Lady messenger bag for a while. I bought a different BlueQ bag about three years ago and have used it well and good as an everyday purse. Yes, a $17, everyday purse that lasted three years. (They’re now $19.)

I threw the other one in my basket because I had a $50 credit to use and it will make the uptight people around here cringe.

We will not be talking about the USPS drama that happened with my box.

Happy Saturday y’all!

The cold cometh


Since it’s been so cold, I’ve been diligently working on my sock yarn afghan. It’s been nice to sit underneath it as it grows. However, it is also a little boring.

I may have started another pair of socks. Yeah, yeah. I know I have three other pairs started. But they’re cotton! I needed a wool pair.

And someone to finish my WIP’s.

Whatever. It will give Texas something to figure out when I’m dead.

Happy Thursday y’all!

There was Rhinebeck

And here is my haul:


Not that I actually went to Rhinebeck. Anne was nice enough to do some shopping for me via texts and with some help from Cookie. I’ve been coveting Into the Whirled batts for a while and this year, the stars aligned.

I was doing this local dye day thing instead. I only have two things to say about it. 1) Stop touching my yarn! and 2) Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! I KNOW how to dye yarn.


Maybe I do have a little more to say. Most of the ladies were nice and the hostess has an amazing collection of fiber tools. Also, my husband geek bonded with the hostess’ husband. What? You think I was going in alone? Hells no!

Then there was gay Halloween. Not as fun as last year because someone had a crappy attitude, but it still had it’s moments.


What are you doing for Halloween?

Want a lake house?


Coming down to the lake has made me realize how much we need to sell it and move on. I need to be out of the apartment and my mom needs to be in one.

Watching your parent age sucks.

Besides, all the stuff that needs doing on a property that you don’t live at is kind of overwhelming. Today, I’ll be getting some gutters and learning how to install them. Luckily, not on the whole house, just a section that needs repairing.

It also makes me miss the life we had here. I don’t got no time for those types of feelings. Maybe it is because I drove by the farm on my way down and finally took the time to mourn the loss of the animals and that little dream.

Time keeps marching and changes keep coming.

Happy Saturday y’all!

10 Years and all I got was this blog.

Who knew I’d be doing this 10 years later. I decided to take a look back at the past ten Octobers.

9 years ago, I had just gotten my job at Edwards and was moving to the desert.

8 years ago, I made the floppy.

7 years ago, there was some type of crazy weave along and 2 pairs of socks from Socktoberfest.

6 years ago this month, I made the decision to move to Texas. My head also went all splody around that time*.

5 years ago, I pretty much spent the whole month blogging about my trip to WI that took place the previous month, trying to avoid the reality of the official NMO diagnosis

4 years ago, I was traveling back and forth to Pennsylvania trying to help family.**

3 years ago, I took fundraising for NMO to the knitters.

2 years ago, there was another round of fundraising, a completed pair of socks and DUCKS!

1 year ago, yet again, more fundraising and no knitting at all.

I think I better get on making this October a little more interesting than the past three. They seem kind of boring compared to those first few.

I’m not doing a fundraiser this year because the things in my head decided to act up last month. If you still feel like donating, here are some options.

Happy Wednesday y’all!

*Hmmm. Anyone else wonder if there is a connection? Really there isn’t since we can now trace the NMO back to 2003, but it doesn’t hurt to josh with Texas about that.

**Yeah. Well, that was a waste of a month. Just saying.