Thursday, October 8, 2009

I've gotta chase the papers


I think the majority of the very few people that read this know I crochet. Even when I had a job, I did it a lot. I have been crocheting for about 5 years. I may be an old lady, but I enjoy it. I can make stuff. Will a ball of yarn. Can you? That's what I thought. 

So in my "time off "I have crocheted a lot.  There are only so many blankets and scarves and such I can make for myself. So now I am attempting to make some for other people.  Maybe someone will actually  buy it. 

I have an etsy store.  It's still in the beginning stages so it looks a little barbaric but my stuff is on there, and this is just a small amount of what I have put together to put on there, I just have to finish it, but my stuff is on there. Look at it. Buy it. Tell all your friends. Support the poverty stricken. 

My shop:

Here are a few things I have on there. 

iPhone Cozy - Yes I am serious

Star Afghan

Rainbow Brite Scarf

Also, if anyone should happen to want me to make them something, I surely take requests and I surely have the time, so let me know. It's something I love doing and I love to make things for people. 

And if I don't sell a thing, guess what all of you are getting for Christmas! So go ahead and pick your faves now!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Just Awoke From a Nap, Actually...


*Doesn’t it look comfy?

I have been given the gift of time by being fired by a shrill, red-headed anti-christ of a bitch and I have chosen to use this gift by sleeping. 

When this whole “Not having a job” phenomenon started, I was still on my working internal clock.  I would go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up around 9:00.  That was when I was trying to stay busy and productive and I thought it would be only be a few weeks until I had a job again. 

Oh how delusional I was...

Now I am lucky if I wake up by 11:00. However, do not let this fool you into thinking that I am getting insane amounts of sleep. I am not. 

No matter what time I go to bed, usually around 11:00 or so since David has to actually get up and go to work, I stay up reading for an hour or two. Reading is my only vacation from the sucktitude of having nothing to do, my only way to escape.  And then I go to sleep. At 2:30 every morning, I wake up.  I am usually up for a few hours watching tv and then I fall back asleep and wake up at my normal time, too dang late for an old lady like me to be sleeping.  

And I would be lying if I said I didn’t take a nap most days, as well. I do. I wake up, read for a few hours and then I end up falling back asleep.  I used to feel badly about this, but not so much anymore. What else do I have to do? Nothing. I literally have all the time in the world to do whatever needs to be done. If anyone has any errands that need to be run while you are at your pesky job, let me know.  

I used to feel worthless when I would sleep past 10:00. Since I was working all week long, my weekends were days I could get stuff done, however we all know that on my weekends I like to do absolutely nothing. But I felt I was accomplishing more by getting up at a reasonable hour and then doing nothing.

I suppose I could use this time to volunteer, do charity work, cure cancer, raise awareness of the evilness of buying from floor covering distributors, but I would much rather be lazy than productive.  Sleeping is fun, you should try it some time. 

And now that it is getting colder outside, I relish every sleeping minute.  You know when you get up for work in the morning and it is freezing and you have to avoid frostbite before you get in the shower? Yeah. I don’t have to do that. I can stay in my warm bed all day if I feel the need. You can apply for jobs all day long in bed.

* Yes, there are six pillows on our bed. Four of them are Davids.  And, yes, I am making that blanket currently.