Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

New Year, New ME!

Bwahahahahahahahahaha! Just kidding.  Same old me, same old knitting, spinning, poultry-raising me. I don't need to redefine myself every year. It's just not going to happen.
Brenda in a Lab Coat watching the Autoclave frizz her hair.

I have goals for the next year: graduate school, get a job. pay off some bills. But other than that, I'ma let it roll.

2016 was bi-polar to the extreme:
2 garden stakes and scrap yarn make a great way to block a shawl

Most of the projects knitted for charity were baby blankets this year.....only to find out that the pregnancy resource center is full-up with donations. Which is good for them, not so much for me. Oh well. I'll find homes for them.

Same with the hats.  I finally gave them to a lady who works in a middle school. Kids are always in need of hats. Hell, they'll lose about 1034 of them this week.

The shawl on the right was given to my new Daughter In Law for the amazing feat of marrying my Stepson. She's got cojones for that effort!

The Hubs is doing fine. Kid is still here, doing well. Two cats are still here, though Tigger is getting on in years. He's 18 now and probably won't make another full year with us. He's a good boy though. Dave is eyeing up a German Shepherd puppy as a new pet and a replacement companion for me, who will be working full time.
Dave, fishing down at Decatur Lake

We lost my brother to Alcoholism this year. A few friends to age. My Dad had an issue with this prostate which landed him in the hospital. A few weeks later, he got into a car wreck. Only by the grace of GOD was he not hurt more than he was. Mom celebrated her 70th birthday with a surprise party by My Sister and I.
Mom's 70th Birthday gift from my Sister, who is much craftier than I

We went to a few more birthday parties. Welcomed some new additions to the family. Hatched a few new geese, saw a few of them die, sadly.  We butchered some more. The flock needed to have a few males culled because they were getting too aggro. We mistakenly butchered one that we should've kept, I feel bad about that, but what can you do?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Everyone Just Calm your Roll

So being who I am, my choice of President was "None of the Above" to which I didn't get my way. I didn't get mad and throw stuff, nor did I devolve into a seething mass of  "EFF YOU" to everyone. I'm the kind who remembers the words of the Lord:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres"

I personally want to thank the asshats at blogger at their efforts to forcefully make me TYPE all that instead of copy/paste because their text editor blows snotbubbles.

Being of the Christian faith and trying to lead by that faith doesn't make you grumpy, it just makes you less inclined to share it.  Right now, my mentality is, 'you made this mess. quit whining about it and for Heaven's sake, quit expecting others to clean it up.'

Back to my life for me. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

JUNE?!? That's the last time I Posted? WOW

Yeah, I have no excuse why I didn't post during the summer. Now? I'm working part time, school full time and then there's the farm.

This is my last semester before I start my clinical rotation. There's a petition process, although I'm still at a loss WHY I need to ask someone to become an unpaid intern in their clinic while paying the school for the 'privilege' of doing so..but what the hell.

The professors are loading up on the homework. I swear every time I enter a classroom there's a test due. I'd love to practice drawing blood but the other gals in my class are not cooperative. One has anemia, so can't draw hers. One gets woozy, the other has dodgy veins and the last gal is pregnant. Great, wonderful. Um,..yeah.

I drag my ass out of bed, do chores then head on out to the school for either work or class. Then I drag my butt home, do homework, do chores, do more homework. Any chance I get to rest is obliterated by now. Weekends, rush around doing this or that.

I have been meaning to get my sister her birthday card and present now for 2 weeks, but I'm so busy I forget to get it to her.

I'm sick of never having down time. Fed up with the constant demands of I really NEED 3 packets to finish before class?> REALLY???

I tried to get some rest yesterday. Came home tired and drained from a tour of the Red Cross, and it was great, but SO many people, new people, and the effort to keep perky and shit was just......ugh! Introverts get it, Extroverts don't. I wanted time ALONE after I get home. And I was tired. I tried to take a nap in the recliner and the second my eyes closed, NOPE! PET THE CAT!! CAT NEEDS ME!

So instead of trying to take a nap in the recliner, which never happens due to a very petulant and needy 18 year old cat. I said screw it and went to bed............before 9.  That's why I'm up at 4 this morning. At least I'm being left alone for a bit.