Thursday, March 2, 2017

No power yesterday............

for most of the day and then when it came back on it was only for about an hour and then it went back off again for a couple hours.......thus....no blogging for me.  I was lucky to heat up some supper in the microwave! LOL!  But the roof is still on and we're all fine but there were many in AR, MS, and IL that didn't fare as well.....my prayers go out to them.  My old metal lawn chairs were tossed down the driveway and they have  never moved during a storm so it must have been pretty wild.  I can't hear much in this house it is so well insulated plus the girls are too feeble now to go down the basement steps.....I'm afraid they would fall.  I left the basement door open and the girls I stayed put in the family room which is in the middle of the house with no outside walls.  There were 70 mph winds evidently which took many power lines down and trees.  I saw quite a few downed trees and the power company still working on lines when I went out today.  
Today was Walmart and I treated myself to a few items along with supplies.......first of all.....I could not resist some Spring bulbs on sale and then herbs and lettuce for salads....
 and I treated myself to a few magazines which I have not done in ages..........but I was looking for a little distraction and inspiration as I have frogged 3 knitting projects this week and I am not going to be knitting for a good long time if ever again.  I love it but I cannot seem to be very successful at it so I am taking it as a 'sign' for now that I need to be doing something else.......
I have learned over the years that rejection is protection and/or direction so I am trying not to view myself as a failure but rather that I am supposed to be devoting my time and effort to something else and I think I know what it is.  Although, I was not sitting for hours knitting, just to take a little break inbetween chores but that might have been the problem too.  Maybe, I needed to 'focus' on the knitting more...remember my word of the year this year?  FOCUS.......and so I am but not on knitting...it is on moving forward with selling my house, clearing and cleaning.
Don't get me wrong...there will still be handwork and projects as I have gifts to make and a quilt for my bed and projects to finish but it just won't be knitting.  I spent too many hours knitting only to tear it out and start over again and again.  I can't afford to waste time right now as I have too many irons in the fire.  
So, tomorrow I have 2 appointments and then it is carpet shampooing time with the Big machine!  I wish I could clone myself but unfortunately that's not an option right now.  What I want to do is buy a house up North, move and then have an estate sale here and then put the house up for sale....it would make my life so much easier!  We shall see.  I hope you are all fine and dandy and I hope, if you are knitting, that it is going much better for you than it has for me! LOL!
Oh, I also got some Spring stickers for my bullet journal but there were no St. Patrick's Day stickers!  Dang!  I guess I'll have to use my own artistic attempt at some shamrocks.
 Happy Trails!

11 comments:

  1. So glad you are safe! I'm sorry to her bout your knitting. Would you like me to knit your Hermione socks for you? I would be glad to. Seriously I would. I want to sell this big house and move too, but I don't have the energy right now anyway.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. You are so sweet to offer but maybe someday I will try again but just not now. I love knitting and I love the feeling of making things myself that's where the satisfaction comes in for me. But you are so kind to offer. I'm not sure I have the energy either but I have to try! I don't like being down here away from my family.

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  2. Glad you made it through the storm safely.

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    1. YOu too! You had some in OH too didn't you?

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  3. Hi Sam :) My sentiments are the same, glad you're safe! Oh gosh knitting...I SO WANT to be a knitting woman...I've also tried and failed so many times that I stopped as well. But that desire is STILL in me! I managed to get a few crafty things done, but the hat I made for myself was too big...the sweater I knitted for my dog Jack didn't fit right (even though I measured and measured...) and a nice cable knit scarf I tried, somehow came out all crooked. I haven't mastered the art of picking up stitches, I'm the rip it all apart and start over kind of gal! I gave up last winter when my hands started aching after an hour of knitting. But I think you're right to focus on what's working right now for you, maybe down the line when you have your place up north, you can knit quietly by the fireplace! :) Oooh magazines, nice treat once in a while! And I love your philosophy of rejection being protection/direction. Very smart. Too many people use failure and rejection as a self-criticism or a way to find fault in themselves. It's just all a learning process! :)

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    1. You and I are are SO on the same page! I knit and knit and have very little to show for it! Also, that's me, I just have to start over and I even used a life line this last time but I obviously didn't do that right either because it didn't work! LOL!

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    2. LOL...you can't say we didn't try! :)

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  4. I am glad you are okay after the storms. :)

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