On Saturday my friend Anna and I met at one of the state parks for the annual winter hike hosted by the Buckeye Trail Association.
There were four choices of hikes, an 8 mile, 5 mile, 3 mile and a 1 mile. Anna and I chose the 5 mile. We hung out at the tail end of the group, took lots of pictures and chatted with one of the guides. He has land in the area and has some great plans for it. You could tell he is passionate about his plans for the future.
Despite it being winter the scenery is still beautiful.
And we saw many beautiful and interesting things.
I really enjoyed our hike, even though the terrain was a bit rough and I stumbled a few times along the trail, but no worries I didn’t hurt my self. I did learn one thing though,
these boots despite the fact that they are called hiking boots are definitely not meant for hiking and I am now on the hunt for a better pair of boots. All in all though it was a good day and I look forward to another hiking adventure with Anna.
Wow I hadn’t realized it’s been awhile since I’ve written but I’ve been busy creating and I tend to lose track of time when that happens.
Anyway today we woke up to an icy wonderland and the kids once again had no school however none of them seem to want to venture out in the ice. As for me I braved it then managed to slide down the hill on my backside and inadvertently snapped a pic as I went for the ride. Nothing was hurt but my pride and I managed to get back up without any troubles.
I was then able to get a few pictures of the beautiful icy world outside.
What’s it look like in your part of the world?
Once in awhile I like to pretend I am an artist. Creating these goddesses is not only fun but also therapeutic. I tend to suffer from knowing my self worth and believing in myself but with each goddess I create I find a little more of me and know that I am worthy of self love.
I think that each one I create portrays a new side of myself that I am only just discovering.
I hope you enjoyed my art share as much as I enjoyed creating these dolls and sharing them with you.
Friday night into Saturday morning we got hit with a snow storm that dropped around 5 to 6 inches of snow.We managed to get dug out, not that we actually went anywhere but it had to be done so we could get out if needed.While out exploring I took a tumble but thankfully it was a soft landing. So I decided to head back inside and work on some art. Not that I had anything better to do, well I did have other things but they aren’t nearly as much fun as my art.
I am working on creating a series of cards to sell at the local artwork that is held monthly. I call these ones “Hippie Chicks” I want to get copies made so I can keep the originals. This little guy was the first one I created and started the idea of the “Hippie Chicks”. However he already found his way to a new home and was a hit.
I hope you stick around because I have so much more art to share and one of my New Years goals is to get myself and my art out there in the world.
I try not to make resolutions but instead strive for goals. Resolutions are easily broken and I don’t do well with sticking to them.
Goals are something I can do. I set goals last year and achieved many.
2018 goals are much the same as last year.
I vow that 2018 will be a year of change in so many ways.
I will get out and do more, the couch does not own me. I want to bring more into my life. . I will experience life instead of letting it pass me by. I hope to attend a few classes aka social events each month as my schedule allows. Travel is one thing that I hope to achieve also. Seeing new place and having new experiences is a big goal for this year.
I will find my passion and embrace it! This is an on going battle for me. I love both food and art. I want to be a part of the local art community but also the local food community. It’s about finding balance and working on figuring out which one I want the most.
I vow to make new friends and cherish the older ones. I made several new friends last year and hope to meet many more this year. This goals is a big on for me because I am such a introvert.
I will encourage others even if I am not being encouraged and feel discouraged.
I will not worry about money issues so much, sure I may not have much of it and the bills will still be there for sure but I’m going to stress less and do the best I can to get by!
I vow to be kinder to those around me and worry less about things that aren’t my business.
I will do all that I can to be the best and most authentic version of myself.
I will not take life so seriously because life is meant to be enjoyed and embraced and lived! Life is to short to wish it away and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. So today I vow to start living.
You know it’s time to start looking for a new job when just the thought of going to work makes you angry. There have been so many changes lately where I work and I can’t say they’ve all been good. I really don’t mind working 2-11 but I am really tired of having to work every weekend. Mr Halloween and the boys are home weekends and the rest of my family does all their get togethers then too and guess who has to miss them all because she has to work. For the longest time my days off were Tuesday and Wednesday and I was able to plan things for those days but recently the’ve began messing with my schedule and I never know what days I will have off, but rest asssured it will not be Saturday or Sunday. Mr Knowledge gets so disappointed because I have to miss his football games due to work. But thats the trouble with retail. You have to live your life around them because they must come first. Well I beieve it’s time for my life to come first, I’ve lived their life for 9 yrs now it’s time to live mine.
Now that I’ve bored you with my ranting it’s time to move on to some knitterly news(spell checker is gonna hate that one). I’ve been knitting a beanie for my brother for christmas and I finished it this morning. I used one skein of Cleckheaton Country 8ply Naturals in a Navy tweed. It’s a machine washable wool/acrylic blend, which is good because I know my brother is not going to take the time to hand wash anything. would you if you were a 30 yrd old unmarried guy who is always on the go.
Still waiting on from one of my two test knitters for my fingerless mitts. Thanks to Kattie and Ally B for volunteering to knit them for me. I appreciate their help so I can make a better pattern to share with you. Here’s Ally’s mitts She did a great job and they turned out nicely.
I’ve already got another pattern idea. I have to work things out first then I’ll try knitting it before I give you a sneak peak at it.
Guess what:) my good friend Donnely has loaned me a computer and I can share my pictures again. YEAH- I am excited. I ‘ve been able to get my projects uploaded to Ravelry and hope to add many more. I still can’t add my printer so I am not sure if there is something wrong with the software or it’s just not compatible with these older computers because it worked fine with my old pc. But anyway be warned you guys will get sick of seeing all my photos now that I’m able to add them again. HEE HEE.
Ok now I’m off I have a sock to knit but I thought I’d leave ya with the view from my back door. Yeah I know it’s not very exciting but it’s the only veiw I have.
Happy knitting and Have nice day.
Today I had my annual Harvest Party. It went well despite the fact that it rained all day. I had originally planned to have it under a canopy in my side yard but had to change locations and the front porch became party central. There were six of us. Two of the ladies I invited were not able to come due to last minute happenings. We ate lots of good food, had a few laughs and made mini pumpkins.
Donnely did a dying demonstration and we hand painted wool roving using kool-aid. I dyed a skein of thick-n- thin handspun Merino that I’ve had for about a year now. It’s a red, orange mix, nice fall colors. Still not sure what I want to knit up with it yet.
All in all we had a great time even if Mother Nature decided to rain on my parade so to speak. I’m already looking forward to next years party.