Monday, March 30, 2009

Rainy Mondays

So, I didn't exactly do what I had hoped to do this weekend. Rich has instilled a little fear that I will cut my hand off using the utility knife. I need to find something to cut the tiles on. I don't know if a big hunk of wood will work or not. I have been knitting a lot. I tried to take a picture of my partially finished lacy shawl but it just looks like a brown plain knit rectangle because the lacy part did not come through very well. It will look good when it is done and blocked. The weather today in Boston was cold and rainy. Then there was the wake for the father of one of the tenants I work with the most. It really contributed to my blah mood. I feel a little weird and just slightly blue. Sort of a what is wrong with me day. A bit of good news is that my brother in law apologized to my Dad for the rude things he has been saying after he spoke with the nursing home. I went to visit Mom on Saturday and she kept talking about coming home with me for Easter. I could not tell her no. I didn't say anything to her. I want her to come, as it will not be a holiday without Mom but it is probably not a good idea.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Planning a craft weekend

Well, a while ago, I bought random carpet tiles from Building 19, duct tape and an utility knife. This weekend I am going to use them to create a new rug. I am excited. I saw it originally in Ready Made magazine and I was inspired. First, I have to go to Home Depot to buy some wood to put under the tiles as I cut them. R is worried that I will chop my hand off in the process. Maybe he will help me Saturday afternoon if he is not busy. Other than that, I continue to knit. I have also been really into apartment design lately. My Google Reader list is growing with various design blogs daily. Plotting what I want to do, spending long hours on etsy.com looking for decorations, I am not sure what has gotten over me. This weekend I hope to do a little more spring cleaning, which I started last weekend. Hopefully, I will be successful. Perhaps I am nesting although I am single.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Back to work I go.

I was on vacation last week. I did not go anywhere but I did have the week off. It was great but still filled with family turmoil. That never seems to end. I managed to get by though with knitting, shopping for home decorating stuff and unfortunately, eating and drinking. I did a lot of knitting for me. I am still working on the Hestia wrap. Dad asked me to take him to an appointment so I brought the knitting with me. The ladies at the check in desk were quite impressed. Then this weekend, I knitted up a little storm. It relaxed me totally. I went to Target on Friday and I came out $163 later with new curtains, vinyl wall decals, towels, shower curtain, various cleaning supplies, curtain rods, and a few other nick knacks. I can not go into Target lately without coming out with stuff. I wanted an Orla Kelly table cloth to make into pillows though. They did not have one at the store I went to. I did not find a desk but I think I know what I will do. I want to start to use my machine. Boots did not know what to do with me for the week. I think he was a bit confused actually. What was she doing here? He pretty much ignored me all weekend. A typical snotty kitty I guess. He has been meowing up a storm too. When I meow back, he gives me a perplexed look then meows back at me. A whole kitty conversation.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Maybe it is that spring is coming

I find that I have not felt overly depressed lately. Yes, I have my I don't want to get out of bed moments but generally, I am dealing very well. It is probably the medicine but maybe it is the fact I am on vacation next week! I am staying home but I hope to make a trip to Webs, for yarn and maybe go to the American Heritage Museum, I don't think that is the name. My quest is to find a table for my sewing machine table. I bought my sewing machine and now I need a place for it. I have decided to place it in my bedroom in a corner. I have visions of the bags, skirts, pillows and things I could create. I am still knitting up a storm. I am working on a Hestia Shawl which will look pretty on me. I am using Blue Sky alpaca yarn which feels so good. Only to get through today and tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It has been too long...

I just realized that it has been a few weeks since I have posted. Life has gotten in the way. Mom is settled in the nursing home and they have been giving her additional medicine to control her paranoia. Medicaid has been giving us problems and we have been rejected by them but are appealing. The whole Medicaid debacle has caused more of a rift between my Dad and sister. It is to the point that they may not talk to each other again. It makes me sad. I don't know why she treats him like she does. I hate to have the family broken up. I only have my immediate family and there are not any other relatives that I consider family. I have been knitting up a storm. It calms me. I am participating in a travelling scarf for charity where we each knit 2 sections and we send it on to the next person. I am also knitting a shawl which I am about a 1/4th of the way through. I got a sewing machine! Now I just need a desk for it. I have lots of stuff to make. I am trying to eat healthy in this stressful time. I have good days and bad days. I can't wait for the warm weather to get outside and take longs walks.