New Year, New Goals

100_0122[1]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.

2018 Life Board Collage

I just can’t do it.

I tried really I did . I had every intention of staying away but I realize just can’t do it. I know that I would miss everyone just way too much. Seems bloggin is in my blood.I don’t know why I even bothered with a silly post like my last one. I do have things to tell you even if I can’t show you. I guess it was just the fact that I had so much trouble with this dinosaur of a PC that was making blogging no fun. I figured out a few of the settings and changed them and it is working so much better. Still can’t take pics though. I’m really not sure I can handle this til after christmas. I may just have to try my son’s Nickelodeon camera if nothing else. Hey it may be a little kiddie camera but if it works who am I to complain. I’ll try it tomorrow maybe.

I started my weight loss program again. Last time I did it I lost 50lbs and I looked good. I’ve gained back 30 of it and I really don’t like how it makes me feel. I realize it will be a long hard journey but it is one I am willing to take to make me feel and look better. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Also I dyed my hair. I went from a blonde to a red head. Let me tell ya the story behind my dying disaster.

I  bought reddish blonde coloring and was excited to come home and give it a go. well that’s exactly what I did and let me tell you I was not a happy girl. It turned Tomato red. There was no way in H-E- double hockey sticks I was going to go around looking like a tomato.I did not take pics thank goodnes. though you might have had a good laugh if I had. It might have looked fine on someone else but it just was not me. I gave it one day and then went back and got a dark Auburn to cover over it. It is now more burgundy . I am getting used to it. It is such a big change from Blonde and it takes people by suprise when they see me but everyone seems to like it though because I have received many compliments.

In knitting news I have finished my fingerless gloves.

I have to type up the pattern and then find a test knitter before I will post it here. I want to make sure that it is easily understandable to all level of knitters.

Well I have pumpkin bread in the oven I must go check. Yea I know not good for someone who just started a diet but I promise it is not for me. Dh is taking it to work with him tomorrw. So I am forced to behave since it wont be here in the morn when I get up. But it sure smells yummy right now.

Night all and  Happy knitting.

It’s just my opinion.

and I’ll express it anyway I want.nonsweatersmall.jpg I borrowed this from Grumperina. But it suits me just fine. She knits some wonderful sweaters and I enjoy reading her blog. I love to see what others are knitting and ooh and ahh over their sweaters and knitted tops and some of them are really amazing. I however have no desire to knit tops and sweaters. I am quite happy with knitting smaller items like socks and hats and wash cloths and baby items.

Speaking of socks I am playing with making one without a pattern.I figured if I couldn’t find one that I liked I’d just make my own. I am working on the cuff right now. If it turns out ok I will share it with you here. I’ll get you to try sock knitting yet Miss Grace. HEE HEE kidding ya.

One last thing. I want to thank those of you who have been reading my blog. You may not all be commenting but I can tell you are visiting. You are what keeps me blogging even when I get discouraged.

Good Tuesday Morning

to you all. Hope you enjoyed your long holiday weekend. I worked so there were no holiday happenings in my house.

Mr Knowlegde(who is in third grade) played his second football game of the season and his team won 29-0. He was really pumped up after the game. He plays second string defense but still gets to go out on a few plays. This game they stuck him on offense a time or two and the poor boy had no clue what he was doing. Guess they need to work more with him and show him what to do.

Mr Fisherman went to work at the Haunted House this weekend. They are preparing for the haunt season. He helped build a few displays and promptly received a nice sunburn as his payment. I told him to wear his shirt but when all you like to wear are black t-shirt it doesn’t do much good anyway. Now he is paying the price.

I must be a lucky mom to have a son who cooks for me. Mr Teenager cooked not once but twice this weekend. On Sunday he fixed pancakes for breakfast- his first time making them and they were actually pretty good, everyone went back for seconds and thirds.
Then yesterday he fixed homemade vegetable soup for lunch. I think we may have a future chef in our house. He is the one who fixes supper at my house when I have to work in the evenings. Mr Fisherman does not cook. Not many 15 yr old boys enjoy cooking.

I managed to do a little bit of shopping for a few swaps and actually have two packages ready to go out in the mail but wont be able to get to the P.O. til Thursday.
Still haven’t found a sock pattern I like for My brothers girlfriend so I’ve decided to put it aside for now and concentrate on a few things I need to make for a couple swaps. I think I’m just trying to hard and the sock knitting will happen when the timing is right.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my weekend with you. Happy Knitting and have a happy Tuesday.

A moment of insanity.

Ok so I had a moment of insanity this morning. I have been chastized for it by several people. I will not stop blogging I promise.My blogging just doesn’t seem as fun with out showing you my projects and such.I promise to figure something out for my picture situation.

I have been on the search for a sock pattern to knit now that my Thuja socks are done. But nothing is speaking to me. I want to knit up a pair of socks for my SP11 pal. She is not a sock knitter but would like some knitted socks. If you know any socks patterns let me know and I’ll check em out.Can’t print them out but I’ll still check em’ out.

Bummed

It seems I will not be getting my computer back because it is just to far gone to be fixed. This really stinks because it means I am stuck with this back-up. It loads at a snails pace, I can use my camera with it and I can’t hook the printer and scanner to it because it just doesn’t haven’t enough memory for it. I guess I am destined to be without a good computer for now. I have so many pictures I wanted to share. I managed to finish my Thuja socks. But I just can’t show ya.

In other news I went today with my friends Donnely and Kathie to help them set up their booths for Hookahville

Everything went without a hitch in sgetting this organized. we left Donnely

 camper thereand rode home in Kathie’s jeep. That’s where things went

wrong. We ran out of gas and had to call Katie’s Dh to come rescue us.Kathie swore up and down it was just yesterday that she put gas in it.She appologiezed several times for it happening. It was no big deal. I mean it has happened to all of us at one time, I’m sure. Anyway what was funny was the fact that she kept saying I know it was yesterday I put gas in it.

The Conversation went like this.

Kathie: I know it was only yesterday I put gas in. I am sorry guys.

Donnely, Tomi and Jen: Don’t be sorry it’s no big deal.

Kathie: I’ll check the mileage. I wrote it down after I put gas in. Wow I drove 119 miles- since yesterday? That can’t be right I only drove around town.

Donnely- You have to be out of gas. I hope that is all that is wrong.

Jen- yea if it’s out of gas that’s an easy fix.

Kathie- I’m sure it was yesterday. I’ll check my receipt.(ruffling of paper while she finds it). Yea guys see it says the 26th.

Donnely, Tomi and Jen: Laughing to the point of rolling on the floor.

Jen: Kathie that was 3 days ago.

Ya gotta love her. She is so scatterbrained she loses track of time. But I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world. She keeps our friendship very interesting.  He hubby rescued us laughing at her the whole time.

Morning Thunder*

No it’s not storming. It’s what I’m drinking. Sounds like an alcoholic beverage doesn’t, well it my new tea. I bought it when I went to Amish country. It’s a caffinated tea. For those who want to kick start their morning but don’t like coffee. Love it. It’s my new way to start the mornings.

Mr Knowledge played his first offical football game this weekend and his team won.19-7. He is second string defense so he doesn’t get to play as much but ya know I’m ok with that cause I wasn’t all that thrilled with him playing to begin with. But it was his decision to play. And I am one who lets my children make choices on their own.

My computer should come home today. I am excited because I am tired of not being able to post pics. I have quite a few to show you once my baby comes home.It only cost me $35 to get it fixed so I think that is pretty darn good.

I am going to be spending my day in the kitchen. I have pumpkin to cook and strain so I can make some Harvest Bread. I will share the recipe later. I am using my white pumpkin. Mr Teenageer was excited when he saw it being cut up. He loves the seeds after they are roasted of course.

Well I am off to the kitchen. Take Care Happy Knitting and have a nice day.

*By Celestial Seasonings.This tea is made with a spirited and earthy combination of moutain-grown black tea and yerba maté, a South American herb and is sure to give you the lift you need to get in gear — without the coffee jitters.It has a buffalo on the box which is actually why I had to buy it. I collect any thing with buffalo. The fact that is was tea was just a bonus.