Winter is Coming; Day 11

It’s a wet, cold moody day here in our part of the Southern Hemisphere.  Winter is most definitely coming.  And that’s not a bad thing – it means I can wear more of my hand knits!

Which leads me to my three positive things for today:

  1. I got to wear my Don’t be a D*ck gloves a lot today (pic below) – I haven’t really had a chance to wear them since I finished them last month, so that made me smile!
  2. Puppy cuddles!
  3. Have made an overnight trip to mum’s and dad’s over in the Wairarapa.  The weather is equally bad over here, but it’s meant good company and plenty to do all day!

For those who are curious… these are my gloves:

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Friiiiiday; Day 10

It’s Friday night, so I’m going to keep this quick!  Top 3 things today:

  1. Jelly Tip chocolate!
  2. Clean kitchen!
  3. Jelly Tip chocolate!  (Okay, I know this is in here twice, but it’s just that good…)

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Boom.  Nailed it.

Literally Broken; Day 9

Today I am a broken woman.
…Heartbroken…
…Physically broken…
… but I’m not letting that break me mentally.

The day started with me walking into my bedroom door, breaking my toe and crying my mascara all down my face.  BECAUSE MY LIFE CANNOT GET MORE AWESOME RIGHT NOW. 

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So in a big “eff you” to the universe, I went out of my way to have a great day.   Like yesterday, finding three awesome points to remember was easy;

  1. I incorporated my own company during my lunch break.  Why you ask?  Because I’m going into business!  Specific details to come, but know that this is bringing me a lot of joy right now.  I’m really proud of myself for actually making this happen.
  2. I had a really productive day at my day job, too.  I’m an accountant by training, which some people hear and assume the work I do is boring.  Some of it is (it’s the same of all jobs!), but most of it is really interesting.  If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t do it.
  3. Dessert. As I type this, I am eating my way through 3/4 of a dairy free coconut cream dessert thing.  It’s wannabe ice cream.  But it was in my freezer, and ready to eat.

Wanna share?

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Hump Day; Day 8

It’s Wednesday.  Hump Day.  But that doesn’t mean I let it go to waste!

My three things are easy today;

  1. I rocked a quick workout at the gym after work.  It was the first time I’ve been in a wee while so I didn’t go too hard, but the endorphins are pumping regardless!
  2. Lunch out with a friend today, catching up on gossip and talking about our feelings.  Cathartic and tasty.  The only way it could’ve been a better use of a lunch hour is if it were sunny and we were on the waterfront soaking up the rays (we weren’t.  We’re facing thunderstorms and power cuts here at the moment…)
  3. I’ve settled on the couch now with a glass of red wine, the latest episode of Outlander and the beginning of a cardigan for another friend’s son.

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

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The cardigan I am making is the Professor Sweater by Rae Blackledge.  I’m knitting it in a real wools wool.  It still smells like the sheep.   The body is going to be a natural, undyed oatmeal colour, with stripes of a dark green.   Complete with the cute arm patches.

It screams out for a little red bowtie accessory… so cute!

Feeling Loved; Day 7

It started off really, really sucky, but the day really turned around and I ended up really enjoying myself.  This morning at 4.30am we waved goodbye to The Boyfriend as he went off through the international departures gate.  Destination; Rome.  Eventually… London.  For two years.  Two years.

That’s literally the other side of the planet.  12 hour time difference.  Northern hemisphere to my southern hemisphere.

And it sucks.

But all is not lost, and wallowing does not help!  So, I have 3 awesome, positive things to focus on instead;

  1. I don’t have a lot of friends, but the friends I do have are amazing, loving, totally-there-for-me people.  Quality over quantity, people!  I love them dearly.
  2. Phone calls with my mum, over a glass of wine, on a cold rainy evening.  Comforting and good for the soul.
  3. Dyeing yarn makes me smile.  Tonight I dyed some yarn in greens and browns for a handsome young man’s woollen sweater (and cast on for his little brother’s cardigan while the yarn dries!).

(For those wondering what happened to Day 6, I briefly mentioned in my last post that I wouldn’t be posting.  It was my last day with The Boyfriend, so he got all my attention.  You know, priorities)

Sunday Funday; Day 5

Sundays are for relaxing, not for chores or work.  So that’s what I did.  Fun stuff.

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Today’s 3 warm fuzzies;

  1. Went to the movies with the Tall One.  We saw Where to Invade Next, and it was a pretty typical Mike Moore movie.  The lollies I ate through the film added to the endorphin buzz
  2. I finished a shawl design – my first triangular shawl.   A bright pink, one skein wonder.  I just have to write it up and get a couple of testers… progress!
  3. I downloaded the latest copy of KnitScene and read it in bed – from start to finish – before I got up for the day.  A great way to spend the start of a Sunday morning (though now there are a while bunch of patterns that I want to knit…)

I won’t be posting tomorrow – it’s going to be a big and busy day.   But that’s okay, because it’s about keeping the general habit and not about creating work.  Keeping it positive!

Smells Delicious; Day 4

Today’s 3 things are easy;

  1. My bathroom is squeaky clean and shiny to boot.  While the cleaning wasn’t exactly a highlight… there’s something about a job well done that feels really good.

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  2. I baked bread today.  And it makes my apartment smell amazing.  The kind of amazing that makes your eyes roll to the back of your head and your jaw jut out as you say it. It was delicious, too.  So tasty.
  3. I released my sock pattern on Ravelry; the Fidget Socks – and it’s a free pattern.  If you’re interested, you can download it here.

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All round, it was a really, really productive day.