So, does that song pop into your head when you read that title?? 'Cause I read it and have a moment of Beastie Boys for myself... Yeah, that takes me back to sixth grade when we had Radio Days. Days we were allowed to bring our boom boxes (c'mon, you know you had one!) to school. One of the guys that we hung out with brought his Beastie Boys tape one radio day. I have loved them ever since.
Anyways. I got crafty again today. Did you see Chaun's wall of fabric'd embroidery hoops? I had to do the same. And the only blank wall I had left (well, other than my bedroom wall but why put it up in there? It's so small, I only use it for sleeping, not enjoying my wall art) was in the bathroom.
So pretty. :)
It's funny how I took a week off of work to kind of destress and I have been just as busy as if I had been going to work this whole time. My weekend was taken up with horses, driving, and errands (with my Dad:)) and the rest of the week has been spent soaking up quality time with my bff. We spent Wednesday running some errands that included hitting a fabric store and a yarn store. Today was bible study, BB'sKnits (You do know she is closing, right?? Everything is on sale! Picked up some more Silky Wool. Because I love it so much.) and picking up the kids at school (where we had to do open house early because Chaun has a class tonight so they aren't going). Whew! Tomorrow is Thomas Day Out and hanging out at the Andreasen's. Saturday is allll mine. Sunday is church and Marin's baby shower. And then back to work. Lovely.
I am feeling the need to explain some things. This is on a personal note. I am a solitary person. I love being by myself, having my home all to me, being quiet. And occasionally I go through periods where I don't want to spend time with people. More so than usual. I work with people everyday for my job and it takes it out of me. Everyone at knitting makes fun of me because I rarely stay past 8p. The reasons for that are plenty: I usually don't have time to eat dinner before knitting, I have Grey's Anatomy to watch, but a lot of it is that I am done with people at that point in my day. It has nothing to do with the actual people I spend time with, it's just that if I spend 8 hours with people, I need just as much time by myself. I have friends who are social butterflys and I just don't get it! I find myself getting short tempered, crabby, and downright mean when I don't have my solitary time. The reason I bring all this up is that I have not gone to knitting in ... three weeks, I think. And I am not going again tonight. At first I felt the need to apologize to my friends there, but really? This is who I am. I have always been like this. I will go back to knitting group, it may be soon, it may not be. The past year was a rough one and I spend a lot of time thinking about everything that happened (and not just with my mom but with friends whose moms have passed also). I see the world through different eyes these days and it's taking a lot of adjustment. I am not looking for sympathy or any of the such. I just wanted to let you know where I am at. I am here. I do knit (it's been very hard to not cast on more and more, lemme tell ya!) and I do miss my friends.
And on that note, I am off to knit the night away! It's Thursday! A new Grey's is on! Let's all celebrate! :)
Edited 4/19 8:53p: In answer to two questions from my comments, Leslie asks what's up with BB's. Well, she is closing her doors at the end of June. She still has a good amount of stock, enough of many colors to do complete projects. Check her out but don't forget that Julie at Knit&Pearl has yarns on sale also. :) And in answer to Jenn's question, the hoops are not glued. I wanted to have the option of changing the fabric out so I tightened them to within a millimeter of their life. Also, the hoops are from a lot I got off Ebay. $20 for 20 hoops or something like that.