Monday, December 11, 2017

Do it for Johnny

Happy Birthday to my Johnny.  I don’t usually like to talk about our relationship in public because I’m very protective of our privacy and like to keep things sacred.  But know that I love that man more than anything.  I just barely finished his scarf.  It is almost 6 feet long, approximately 68 inches and exactly 2 skeins of yarn.  It took me over 6 hours to make (3 hours yesterday and 3 today)!  The different colors definitely fit his outgoing and lively personality.  Happy Birthday my dearest!πŸŽ‚πŸ˜


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Knit knit knitting away

It seems like I have developed a knitting addiction.  Lately when I don’t have any plans or have to be somewhere I am usually knitting.  It’s been really good for me.  It reduces my stress and anxiety.  I am surprised by how much I enjoy it because usually any type of repetition drives me crazy!  I used to loom knit years ago but got tired of it after a few months.  There’s just something about using the needles that are more satisfying.  I finished a 60 inch/5 foot scarf today and even added on some fringe.


I mean if you look closely you can see some mistakes but oh well I think it turned out great for my first full length scarf.  I also finished my first hat but I am almost embarrassed to post it because I didn’t follow any guidelines so the proportions look kinda offπŸ˜….  I overestimated the width & underestimated the length!  The pompom was super easy and fun to make.  


And last but not least I am working on a nice cozy scarf for J’s birthday.  This one is turning out really nice.  I love the colors, it is made from the Isaac Mizrahi yarn I posted on my last post.  I will probably need to buy another skein to make the scarf long enough.  


So far I have only been using the knit/garter stitch.  My next project I am going to use knit/purl combo.  I just wanted to finish a project first!  I have also been taking notes as I go along.  Happy knitting!🧣

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Bigger the Better

I am still feeling kinda blah today.  I must of picked something up from being around a bunch of sick kids at the indoor gym I went to for my nefew’s 3rd birthday party.  So I think I am going to take it easy for the rest of the week because I have my work’s company Christmas party to go to this Friday.  
I bought some new yarn yesterday and some big ass knitting needles that could seriously double as vampire stakes.  I picked yarn colors that are more my style.  And more chunkier yarn because they are easier to work with and I like the look and feel of it better.


I feel like I have finally mastered both the knit & purl stitch and ready to start making things for a little while before I begin learning new patterns.  Can’t wait to start working on these.😍

Monday, December 4, 2017

My first black light yoga

Hello everyone.  Hope you are all doing well.  I had a busy but fun weekend but I think I am getting sick 😷.  Saturday I was out and about for most of the day.  I had such a great time at the soul pose yoga event.  I went to the afternoon session which was at 1pm but I arrived 45 minutes early to browse over the vendor tables and grab some goodies.  Mostly a lot of yoga related stuff and healthy stuff and free cans of LaCroix.  And samples of White Claw which only gave me a slight buzz on an empty stomach.  Our yoga mat, towel & coffetti pack were out on the floor.  

It was mostly groups of women but there were actually quite a few people that came solo including men.  There were also families, couples, and boys/girls of all ages.  I went over and sat next to another lady that was by herself.  I really liked the yoga instructor which I picked based on her bio.  It helps to practice with an instructor who you can relate with and is in line with your beliefs.  She had us focus on our heart chakra which is associated with the energy center for love and compassion.  It is represented by the color green so she had us focus on that color as well.  The 1st half hour was straight yoga. I consider myself at an intermediate level since I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for over 15 years.  I actually found this session pretty challenging especially because the yoga mats they supplied to us were crappy.  I kept sliding off my mat, a decent yoga mat should be somewhat sticky.  Before the half hour she had us do group activities which I didn’t feel too comfortable with but I went along with it.  We all held hands in a kumbaya type of way.  Then she had us partner up, so I partnered up with the lady next to me.  It was so awkward because we had to get in each other’s personal space!  But she was really cool and what a neat experience it was to be able to bond with and trust a stranger.  Then after that the instructor had us throw our confetti and then some cheesy dancing.  Then yoga for the rest of the hour.  Overall a great experience that I will definitely participate in if they are in town again next year.  And it was a really good value for $20.00.  As we were leaving they gave us each this pretty bracelet as a thank you and for making it through the session.  It is actually nicely constructed.  I wore it all day today!


I haven’t had much time to work on any projects over the weekend but I am learning new knitting patterns and working my way to completing a project.  I am getting better at reading yarn labels and finding the right needles to use.  Have a great week and Namaste πŸ™ 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hello December❄️



Hello December!  This seems to be a big social month for most people because of all the holiday parties and get togethers.  December (16th) is also my birthday month!  Growing up I had to share my birthday with Christmas AND my brother’s birthday (19th).  And now with my husband (12th).  Also my sister’s husband birthday is the day after mine.  As a family we still celebrate December birthdays alongside Christmas.  I don’t mind it at all, the more the merrier!  
Tomorrow I am going to my first black light yoga event.  I am going by myself but I know some friends who will be there.  We get these goodies plus all of the vendor goodies before & after session.


They will also supply all the glow paint.  I couldn’t believe my luck yesterday when I came across some glow wearables at the store, still around from Halloween at 80% off.  I don’t know if I’ll need them but will bring just in case.


I will let you all know how it went.  Have a great weekend!πŸ‘ΈπŸ»

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Messages From The Other Side

This Saturday will be 2 weeks since my mother in laws passing.  Since that time we have already received messages from her.  Whether you believe in that kind of stuff or not, the coincidences are just uncanny.  Most of the time you have to be open to receiving the messages.  Since I already had a close friend who passed, I was open to receiving and was able to pick up on my MIL’s messages.  The day after she died we went back to her apartment to start clearing out stuff.  My husband asked me if he thinks his mom will ever try to contact him.  J is aware of all the feathers I came across after my friend died but wondered if there was anything else.  I told him to watch for anything that comes up that reminds him of her and that it will be pretty obvious.  And sure as shit not a few minutes later one of her favorite tv shows Dr. Who comes on while I digging through her sewing box.  Right at the same time I came across an old newspaper clipping of her engagement announcement to someone that J doesn’t even know with a picture of her on it that was hidden in between some blank folded up papers.  This was significant because one of the things we used to talk about a lot was all of her failed engagements, she was engaged 8 times!  
Then on Thanksgiving I came across this on Pinterest.  The date written on the page was the day she died 11/18/17.  


And don’t get me started on the necklace!  This was definitely a message from her.  It almost made me cry because despite being in and out of many bad relationships, I know deep down in her heart she was a true romantic.  And I also think in a way she was trying to apologize for coming in between J and I for so long.  There are other things such as the feather we found by our mailbox the other day and some strange whooshing noises coming through the phone while J was talking to the funeral director at the mortuary.  Then yesterday my MIL’s cat knocked down an empty cremation urn that we had sitting on top of the counter.  She was probably trying to tell J to get with it and turn in the cremation paperwork!
So even though it has been rough, there is comfort in knowing that she is still with us somehow.  All we got to do is believe.🧚🏼‍♀️

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Unlearning




It seems like the more life experiences we go through the more traits we develop to cope with each situation.  Including the traits we develop through our interaction with others.  Good people and good situations help inspire us to become better people and it is very important to have them in our lives.  But I have found that negative situations and having the wrong people in your life can cause us to experience more significant changes.  If we are lucky we will eventually become stronger and wiser because of them.  Negative experiences can lead us to say or do things that we never thought possible.  They can suck the life out of us and at the time we think that we will never get out of that situation.  But life is ever changing.  It may remove us from the bad situation or person but if we don’t consciously let go of what is holding us back then it will almost always come back to haunt us through a similar situation until we finally learn to let go.  Stuff like trying to compete or one up others or making others look bad so you look better...toxic shit.  It takes you away from your true authentic self because instead of trying to become a better version of yourself, you are basically trying to become a better version of someone else!  To break away you have to somehow get yourself into the mindset that your life will become better once you do things that are in line with your destiny.  Sometimes it takes an unexpected tragedy or turn of events to trigger you to finally wake up and realize your fuck ups which can eventually help you to learn and grow.  Once you hit that point you will have no interest looking back.  You “unlearn” these bad habits and slowly start to feel like yourself again but this time with the added bonus of all the strength and wisdom that you’re accumulated.🧘🏻‍♀️