Gah – the last week really slipped away from me! Sorry to have disappeared a bit….I had been doing so well the first few weeks of 2014. Between getting over being sick, catching up from being sick, and transitioning into a new role at work; I can’t seem to recall any free time had to blog, or crochet!
2/10: PRODUCTIVE – as I mentioned last Monday, I was a little ahead of schedule in my posting. I spent Monday recovering from the last of the flu, but this was the perfect opportunity for some seriously hexagon crocheting in between naps, allowing me to catch up on all my days to date in 2014, picking a joining method, and I mapped out the size of my blanket (how many hexs in each row by how many rows to make sure the size come Dec 31st will be proportionate with the correct number of finished hexagons for the year!)
2/11: HAPPY/PRODUCTIVE – Tuesday was my last day in my old position. I had a busy day of wrapping up what I’d been working on, and leaving notes for the woman coming back into the roll. I also got all of the final details on my new role, which was exciting and made me happy to start anew on Wednesday morning!
2/12: FREEZING – holy moly was it coooooooooooold on Wednesday morning!!!! I was driving to work and started hearing this creaking and bending noise on the top of my Jeep. I couldn’t figure out what was going on, but looked up at my temperature gauge and saw THIS!:
If you were wondering, this is 10 degrees colder than it was here during the first Polar Vortex back in January. The creaking and [almost] snapping of plastic sounds reminding me of the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” when everything turns to ice. I think it goes without saying that I had a hard time warming up most of the day.
2/13: SAD/FRUSTRATED – day 2 in my new position proved to be a challenging one. I don’t like to be idle at work, and I had a day of forgetting that it takes time to get adjusted into something new, especially when it’s a newly created position with no previous job description and duties to follow! I spent most of Thursday having a pity party for myself in this respect. Completely illogical, but who said there’s logic behind our feelings??
2/14: VALENTINE’S DAY – we had a bit of a low key Valentine’s Day. We’ve never gone crazy with this holiday, just small gifts and a nice evening together, which is a-okay with me. I came home to red roses and a heart shaped gluten-free brownie. There was wine, a lovely dinner, and an evening in front of the fire watching the Olympics.
Friday was also the day we celebrated Copper’s 1st Birthday! Since he was a rescue, who was found in a field, we’ll never know his exact birthday. When he came to live with us this summer, they told us that his birthday was February 13th. The more I thought about it, I decided this situation had some wiggle room, and I made his birthday Valentine’s Day – cause he’s definitely my little LOVE BUG!
This picture was taken yesterday evening; clearly his birthday weekend was exhausting business!
2/15: DREAMING OF DISNEY/THINKING OF GRANNIE – Jamestown High School’s music department left Friday afternoon for Walt Disney World. Since then my Facebook feed has exploded with status updates and pictures from within the Resorts. There’s student’s family members, and the fact that my in-laws are also currently in Walt Disney World, on a totally unrelated trip (my Valentine’s Day present will even be coming home with them this spring as it was purchased at the Polynesian resort!). All these images of people that I know at the Happiest Place on Earth just makes me want to put on a Disney t-shirt, flip through photos from our previous trips, and listen to this (or watch these….)
Over the past day or two, my mind keeps wandering to my Grannie. Just little things like something happens that I want to share with her, and I think to tell her on my way home from work….then I remember that I can’t.
2/16: LOVED – Last night we were sitting watching the Olympics while I crocheted up my hexagons for this week, and I said to Jonathan: “I don’t know what mood I’m feeling today!! What is my mood??” I spent the day out shopping/running errands, having a phone date with my best friend, finishing up laundry, playing with the puppies and crocheting. Being productive and/or crafty was not really sticking out as my mood for the day, and I don’t have a color for ‘shopping fun’, ‘snuggling puppies’, ‘best friends’ or ‘excitement for pizza for dinner’ (yes, I have a color for excited, but it seems a little ridiculous to use this for the day just over the evening dinner selection…..) Jon’s response was: “don’t you feel loved today?”, and I said: “I always feel loved”.
Everything else with my blanket is still piles of hexagons that need the ends woven in on and to be crocheted together….as always, there are never enough hours in the day/week
I planned to start crocheting things together this evening, at least week 7's work....but in a brief moment of exhaustion; this happened:
Of course, the one that weighs around 70 pounds thinks she's a lap dog...