May 27, 2012
May 26, 2012
So there's this hymn I grew up singing called "Take my life" and one of the verses says "Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love."
And it's no secret that I love kitties.
It's also obvious that you knit and crochet with your hands.
Which is why the ministry I'm starting is called Take My Paws. I've been knitting like a mad-kitty (<--- haha, see what I did there?) and making stuff to donate instead of sell.
What I'm going to do is make hats, scarves, cowls, baby blankets, mittens, and anything else I can make, and donate them. That's it. just give them away to people who need them.
I'll also be collecting them from other people if you want to contribute. I'm working with another girl from my on-campus ministry who is doing the same thing.
So if you want to make stuff to donate or send yarn (which is obviously appreciated since we wouldn't have to buy yarn to make stuff for people) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you all the info you need.
And if you can't help physically, please pray that God will give me the opportunity to serve Him with my talents and open doors to make things, give things away, and teach other people to do the same.
I got in a car accident.
it was very small. I thought I'd blogged about it but I checked and I guess not.
this orf plowed right into me (he had a stop sign and went before he saw me) so now the front drivers headlight of my car is distroyed.
I'm getting a rental to go to my internship while the car gets fixed. but thus far I haven't been able to get through to the rental place.
anyway. here are pictures.
again, we were both fine. his insurance is taking care of it.
just though I'd let you know since I briefly mentioned it in my last post.
The thing about habits is they take a long time to make and once you’re in them you like them, but they’re really easy to get out of.
Good habits, I mean. Bad ones are the opposite.
This time last year I was sitting exactly where I am sitting right now: I was sitting in a coffee shop. I was also doing exactly what I’m doing right now: I was writing. The difference is last year I got somewhere, this year I feel like I’m a dog chasing its tail.
Last summer I wrote a 60K word novel in three weeks, read tons of books, and taught art camps. this year I am getting up at 11 (because that’s when my alarm goes off to remind me to take my medicine) and I’ve written about four sentences, and read a half a novel. I’ve crochet-ed (is that a word?) a lot of things for donation (I still haven’t come up with a name for my ministry) and planned my art camp, but haven’t gotten around to making the samples yet.
I’m trying not to stress though, because I have an internship in a few weeks, and I need to get my wrecked-car back in shape. My novel is sort of on the back burner.
But not for long. Because I’m making a change.
From now on my schedule will be:
- Wake up at 6
- Pilates, PT, jump rope, and stretch
- Go to a coffee shop (the one I’m in now, because their coffee is AMAZING and only a buck fifty in your own cup) and work on my novel!
- Go to the library (just around the corner from the CS) and work on schoolwork and crafty stuff
- Do whatever else I have to do that evening.
- Go to bed early.
(you can mix in talking to Spheal whenever I get cell service.)
at least that's the plan.
Starting Monday. since today is Saturday, and tomorrow is church.
I miss Spheal like mad.
also last semester at school my Zune got stolen. yesterday my paycheck came in, and I found a zune on amazon for really cheap. so I got it.
I CAN'T WAIT. mostly because my CD player in my car ruins cds. now I'll be able to listen to music and audiobooks without worrying about my stupid car.
here. have a cute picture of penguins in sweaters.
May 23, 2012
I had a bad dream last night. It was really scary... I dreamed I was married to somebody, and I had a baby and the guy didn't want the baby so he said he was going to kill it, so I hid it, and then he found out, and he was chasing me to try and find my baby. I grabbed a knife and I was ready to kill him to save the baby. he started running towards me.
that's when I woke up.
I turned on the fan in the bathroom so it wasn't so quiet when I tried to go to sleep.
I miss Spheal.
May 21, 2012
This weekend I went to Spheal's apartment and picked him up, and took him to my parent's house. We visited with my grandparents on Saturday, and then left Sunday at about 10:30
My grandma gave me something really special: she gave me the watch her father gave her on her eighteenth birthday. It's really pretty, and it still works. I want to make a new band for it that matches the design, because the band right now is just a black strap and it's broken. But I fix and make jewelry all the time. it'll be a piece of cake.
The funny thing is I've actually been wanting a watch for a while. I'm sort of compulsive about time, and I like to know what time it is in class. but I can't check my phone in class! duh. so yeah.
I'll post a picture when I fix it. :)
Another project I want to do this week is make a seat cushion for my car. I lost circulation in the bottom half of my body about 4 hours into the drive… that was annoying. Also it's impossible for me to sit up straight in my car because of the angle of the seat—unless there's a pillow or something behind my back. so I'm going to take care of that eventually.
I also started another crochet afghan. I think I'm going to make it a full size one, and do little flowers or blue-birds on the plain squares. I'll sell it or donate it or something.
and I'm working on a baby sweater. it's purple and white. swo cute!
and I'm decorating a tutu for one of my students.
I miss spheal. a lot.
and I feel awesome. This needs to be a regular thing.
Pilates: Hundreds, warm-up rolls, kick-overs, abs series, side series, swan, planks, plank pushups (5 of them…), teaser 1, teaser 2, seal
PT: hamstring curl, Hip ADduction, Hip ABduction, theraband exercises with ankles
Other: some arm pt, tennis ball in my shoulders
Jump Rope: none
May 15, 2012
I've been thinking a lot about God and money and stuff. I'm negative in my account right now (not sure how that happened, I usually keep really good track). I've been trying to sell stuff on my etsy shop like mad, but nothing is coming of it.
So I'm switching gears. I'm going to take a leap of faith and go back to my original plan: make baby clothes and donate them. for free. zero profit.
I know God will take care of me, and I know He'll bless me. I just have to have the faith to do it.
So here we go.
May 14, 2012
so yesterday I got up early for church and went out to breakfast. It was a bit pricey, but it was worth it: coffee and pancakes and eggs. yum! That place is on my favorites list.
Today I got my microwave out of storage (did I mention they don't have a microwave? how do you not have a microwave?) and plugged it in in my room. I started to heat up some water, but the microwave, the heater, and my computer combined blew a fuse. so now I have no electricity in my room until I either a) find the fuse box and fix it or b) confess my sinful microwave.
I refuse to give up my sinful coffee-drinking ways. Not yet, anyway.
I went to school and asked for an advance on my financial aid. Our system is retarded. They credit the financial aid to your account for like three weeks before they deposit it into your account (which takes another week). I have my textbook: I need the money now, and I need it for gas and food (coughcoffeecough). Anyway now I'm waiting for my advance to be approved.
I'm supposed to go home this weekend and visit my grandparents. I'm going to swing by and pick up Spheal. I miss him terribly.
Dad said he'd give me gas money for the trip. but I think he's planning on giving it to me on the way back… which means my paycheck I get on Thursday has to go directly into the tank. unless of course my advance gets approved.
being an adult is complicated.
also being paid only sixty dollars a week is complicated. that's why I have an etsy shop. which, btw, you should go look at.
May 12, 2012
I left Spheal's house at 8:15-ish yesterday morning, took the drive nice and easy, and then got into town at around 3. I went to my campus to the gym, took a shower, and went to picture day at my ballet studio. (I needed to have a staff picture taken.)
Then the studio owner (and my host for the next three weeks) took me and the photographers out to dinner for mexican, where I had a yummy quesadilla with extremely hot vegetables on it that I had to scrape off because I thought I was going to die there for a while.
Back at her house I met her dog Lassie (guess what kind of dog it was), her baby long-hair dashound named Kara (a vegan knock-off of chocolate, because the puppy is chocolate brown) and her hypo-allergenic cat named Grace. I have my own room in the basement (it's freezing, but they put a heater in here for me), and it's right next to the play room.
that's where her two kids are right now.
One is nine, I think the other is seven or six. they're both adorable, but they're definitely energetic. they're playing the drums and
screaming singing right now.
also: they're vegan. which is awesome because they eat ONLY healthy stuff. and that's exactly what I need right now.
although I do really like cheese. Luckily the kids are only vegetarian and haven't taken the leap towards vegan yet.
I think I'm going to like it here.
Also: they drink tea. downside: they don't drink coffee.
I LIVE ON COFFEE. so I'm going to have to go to my storage unit and get my french press.
today we're going to the park for a picnic. the kids want to play Frisbee with me.
May 9, 2012
Tomorrow evening I go back to Spheal's house, and the morning after that I leave for school again. Not really school though, I'll be in the area and doing an online class, but I won't be living on campus.
I'm looking forward to the solitude and the peace. Lots of time to crochet baby clothes to donate, lots of time to work on my novel, listen to audiobooks, and do my online homework (which is a lot of reading and watching video clips and listening to online lectures).
I'll miss Spheal a lot though…
My grandparents come in tomorrow. I'll see them in passing. I'm going home an extra weekend to see them too… not really looking forward to all that driving.
nice and peaceful. yeah, that sounds nice.
May 6, 2012
man that was a long week.
I don't even remember everything that happened. my British literature exam was three essay questions. I wrote for like an hour and fifteen minutes straight.
I passed all my classes though (Including French, thank God) and now I'm chillaxing at Spheal's house (aka John. New nickname. Also new picture of him…with a skiddy on top).
Yeah I gave Spheal the name John because I didn't know how important he would become at the time. So John is officially Spheal now.
and apparently I'm a skiddy. so yeah.
also, my summer semester starts tomorrow.
THAT'S RIGHT, I GOT A THREE DAY SUMMER VACATION. I LOVE COLLEGE.
So here's the plan:
On Friday I'm going back to my university for my summer term, and for work. I'm living at my employer's house (we'll see how that works…)
then about a week later I'm going back to my parent's house to visit the grandparents and I'm taking Spheal with me.
then I go back to school/work.
then I go to my internship.
then I go back to work.
then I go back to work at my parent's house!
then I go back for the fall semester of school!
don'tcha wish your schedule was as tight as mine?
ttyl it's cuddle time. yay.
May 2, 2012