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Bad bad.. well no really good!

Okay. So I’ve been bad about posting, again. Let me tell you though, I’m doing pretty darn well at life though so that’s a plus!

Good things I’ve done for me over the past few weeks.

  1. Joined Weight Watchers again. Weighed in for the first week last Thursday. Down five pounds. Whoot!
  2. Cooking, honest to goodness cooking. It helps with the weight loss ya know. Far, far less fast food for me. Double whoot!
  3. I’ve been spinning up a storm. And combing wool. And knitting. And spinning. Anything to keep my hands busy besides EATING. More goodness.
  4. I’ve reduced my WoW time. Blasphemy you say? I know it is, but I needed to on so many levels. It’s not good for me. It’s really not. I’ll get into that in another post. Now is just about acknowledging the goodness of letting it go. Yay!
  5. Exercise. I’ve actually done some exercise. It’s a bloody miracle! I looked outside and was expecting to see flying pigs. Maybe there are a few icicles in hell instead.

Five good things. That’s many good things. Many! I like that. I mentioned spinning and combing. I combed mohair for the first time this past couple of weeks. It’s interesting. It doesn’t behave well on its own. All flyaway and stuff. I combed it up with the Jacob fleece I have been playing with and suddenly the mohair is well behaved and the Jacob is soft and shiny. I love it when a whim results in success.

Wooly Goaty Goodness

See, isn’t it pretty. And my first picture on the blog. Fancy if I do say so myself!

So…

Better than last time, at least it hasn’t been a _year_ since I last posted. Only a couple of weeks, not too shabby at all.

I’ve been busy, work is kicking my butt. And to all the people who think I’m complaining, I’m not. I’m stating a fact. I know what I signed up for, I get that. Doesn’t make it less hard so pffffft.  Oh, some background on that would be nice right?  Well I switched bank branches from a ‘traditional’ 5/6 day a week 9 to 5ish format to a grocery store branch. It’s amazing. I work with wonderful folks! I love it and it’s kicking my ass right now. We are down to half the staff I need to run the branch. I’m salary. That means that myself and my asst are working extra hours. It’s hard. Worth it, but hard.  I mention what is going on to my ‘peers’ when they kvetch about their staffing issues and I get ‘Well that’s what you signed up for’.  Hmm.. so since I’m in a 7 day a week branch I’m not entitled to vent with the rest of you… riiigghtt.

Anywho!  Fiber. There is lots and lots of it. So much that I had to buy a big BIG bin and it’s full. My baskets are full. My project bags are full. I may, at the tender age of 36, be S.A.B.L.E! (Stash Aquired Beyond Life Expectancy)  And this has created a clean/purge/organize all the things bug apparently. I’m posting my fiber in my Ravelry stash just so I can see it easier when I want to purchase something. I’m hoping that it will encourage less purchasing. Oh, yeah. I just pre-ordered an awsome looking spindle and have two fleeces on order as well. Yeap. I’m slowing down.

Not!

But.. I’ll be organized! Right? Right!

Next, there will be pictures. I promise. Oh! And Tour de Fleece as well. Lots of fluff n spinning there. Lots!

A year and a day. Oopss?

So, to see if you are truly committed to something, like marriage, traditionally a time frame to prove it would be ‘A year and a day’. Umm.. I guess I’m committed to not posting because it’s been a year and a day _since_ I last posted.  Um. Yeah.

Well, no sense in bemoaning what has past! However I really would like to blog so, I’m going to pair up with the lovely folks at Mindbloom I’m going to keep up with this blog thang. I’m not affilated with Mindbloom but it’s a pretty neat system of setting goals and accountability that will appeal to any person who has ever played a game where you ‘level up’ a character.  In other-words, accountability for the gamer geek! Yeap. I have a level 10 tree. I’m going to go add my new leaf right now. Blogging!

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K, back. You can search for jezikhana@gmail.com to find me over there if you want a friend. You don’t want a lonely tree after all!

Anywho! So what have I been up to you ask? Spinning, weaving, and I just got the goods to felt. This spinning thing is dangerous. Very, very dangerous.  Actually this whole fiber thing is dangerous. Pick up a fleece, huff it, bring it home and it is just all down hill from there.

But, right now it’s 5:30ish AM and I’d like to try to get some sleep. Woke up at 3:00 AM completely awake. Gah. Now I”m feeling sleepy so I’m going to go pursue said sleep.  Nite! Well morning, but nite anyway! At least it’s still dark. Hee.