Monthly Archives: January 2015

Re-springing your step

So, my first ever attempt at a daily prompt. Who’s step are we re-springing? Mine, or yours?

I put some spring into my step recently, by:
-ending 2014 with my new tattoo
-finally growing up a bit and getting contact lenses. After 13 years of glasses.
-getting back to the gym after a recent back injury
-having a dry January
-keeping my New Years resolutions (to actually blog stuff, as well as keep a grip on my emails)

What puts the spring back in your step?

Octopus

I get bored sometimes…

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Sometimes people will compliments me on something I’ve made. I don’t respond to compliments very well. I used to respond with ‘I get bored sometimes’… I’ve managed to stretch that to the slightly more socially acceptable ‘thanks, I get bored sometimes’. But my social ineptitude is sometimes impossible to hide.

Anyhow, I made Mr Octopus over a couple of nights after work whilst watching TV. He’s a pattern from a book, I got a bargain on some sock wool (the best stuff for monster making) and had to test it.

In other news, my fridge-freezer gave up and the end of last week, which wasn’t good as I couldn’t afford a new one. Santa is helping though (he gets earlier every year) and a new one arrives tomorrow. A different santa helped when our washing machine stopped washing just before Christmas. I like Santa.

Someone on Facebook posted something which describes my financial status… He said ‘I dropped a pound coin under the car seat and couldn’t find it, so I guess I have savings now’

It made me chuckle, anyway.

Well, enough rambling for tonight! G’night folks!

“similarities between diverse things..”

Is actually the name of the piece of music I`m listening to right now. It’s pretty good.

Anyway.. my dream reader.. We’re talking my ideal reader, right? Not a creepy monster who sneaks in and reads my dreams?

Glad we got that cleared up.

The music was actually relevant, as my dream reader is someone similar to me, I guess.

Today has been a day of too many things and my brain is not quite functioning, so I’m gonna give myself a break and sleep.

so… dream reader, please don’t read my dreams.. Have a nice sleep and I’ll see you tomorrow..

New year, same life..

After a break from blogging due technical and life difficulties, I signed up to blogging 101 to try and get back in the habit.

Lesson one? Who I am and why I’m here.

That led to a bit of ‘what’s the meaning of life’ type thinking, but I don’t think that’s what they’re after.

So, without further ado… My House:

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My house is like my blog. It’s small and gets overcrowded and sometimes there’s a bit too much going on. There are kids – 1 & 2 (large and small). A zombie gnome (there really is, it’s new) as we have a bit of a zombie thing going on after a thing last year. The things in the windowsill in jars are crochet hooks (crochet is usually a major theme) and buttons – yes, I know it looks like a jar of pills. It’s not, honest. The spidery-type things behind the jars are balls of wool, being true to their role in my house by threatening to take over. The door is open as husband has nipped out for a game of football (he seems to have forgotten the ball though) and you can here music – another blog theme and all that’s ever be on in here if I didn’t let the kids watch cartoons sometimes.

So, that covers a lot of it really.. I missed me, I’m probably on the sofa with a camomile & spearmint tea, telling the kids to stop staring at people passing by.

The blog started as somewhere to put stuff, and hopefully find people like me, who don’t have a lot of time in the real world. That’s about it really!

And today was the first Monday back at work after xmas, which we’ve christened ‘Miserable Monday’. That’s a thing now, honest!