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?


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