Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mr. Wobbles is complete...and some other stuff.

So my Mr. Wobbles is all done!  I'm so proud of him.  I've got a pic of him completed and of my little girl holding him and not letting go.

I had a few snafus along the way, but it was good.  Overall it was an easy stitch and not difficult, but-for the fact that I can't always read and had to frog a few things and re-do them.  But I'm very proud of my penguin!  And Caim seems to love him. 

Speaking of Caim, I have a very proud mom moment, she's 20 months, and she's asked 2 days in a row now to go 'boop' on the potty and she's pooped!  How fabulous is that!  Now, it's not for me, it's for the sitter, but I hope it will keep up with me through tomorrow when I'm off and through this weekend, and into forever!  I know this is only the beginning, but it's a pretty damn good beginning if you ask me!

And I don't want to keep going on about this, but why do people have to talk about people behind their backs?  Why can't people just be real, not fake, and just cordial and try to get along?  I mean, you pretend you like someone and you're nice to them, kissing their ass, and then you go around talking about them?  And then I am thinking that people are talking about me behind my back.  Why?  Because I have a different opinion?  DON'T kiss the ass of someone I don't like?  Because I stick up for myself and my friends?  Because I believe I'm entitled to my own opinion?  I thought friendships ran deeper than stupid shit at work and that stupid shit at work could be put aside.    I try to be a goodhearted person and feel that I'm pretty genuine.  

I am not badmouthing and really haven't, just disappointed and aggravated with people's attitudes.  True colors have shown....and they're not pretty.  Not pretty at all.  Not many people have a rainbow.  I'm not saying I do, but I'm proud of myself and how I've handled myself through this whole work mess.  And if people have issues with me?  What else is new.  I went a lot of years with not many friends at all.  And I value the friendships I have and will keep them and fight for them.  As long as they're willing to fight for the friendship also and we are not swayed by bullies or instigators, then I'll be okay with where I'm at in life and what company I keep.  I will not be happy with the losses of other friendships.  But I'm not going to fight a losing battle or try to keep a sinking friendship afloat.  I have more important things in life than to be the only one working on what's supposed to be two-sided friendship.  So now, until the next time, which hopefully will not be fraught with work crap and bad attitudes.  It probably doesn't help that I am hormonal right now and am looking at the prospect of having another knee surgery....which I will find out if it's truly needed after tomorrow's MRI.  News to come on that front.

Friday, February 10, 2012


You know, you never truly know how much you care about someone as a friend until you see them troubled, crying, upset, whatever....and you ache.  Your heart just aches and breaks to see them that way.  I mean, we've all had times when we get upset with people.  It's a matter of acknowledging that they matter, their feelings matter, they as a person matter.  We've all felt like nothing.  Been treated like shit and down in the dumps and hoping someone will stick up for us or acknowledge we are a worthwhile human being.

Well, I will stick up for my friends until the end of the earth.  And if it causes another argument because I stand up for them?  So be it.  But dammit, no one deserves to be treated like crap.  No one deserves to be attacked.  We are adults.  We should not attack first, ask questions later, 'crap' apologize even later.  We should think first, respect someone, and agree to disagree.  Easier said than done.  And I know people who have not learned this lesson who are two times my age and people who have learned this lesson who are younger than I.  But it remains the same, we have to learn it.  And I learned it, a long time ago.  It took a while to hold in my filter and be calm about it, but it happened.  And I may be 31 and people may disagree and don't think I have a freakin' clue.  But I do.  And let me tell you, folks, this is not 3rd grade and we should fucking respect each other.

And if you are one of the true friends I have in my life, of which there are a few, I will do whatever I can to make sure that someone isn't treating you like shit, whether to your face or not.  And I will, and do, hurt for you when you hurt.  God, do I hurt.  And my heart is aching.  And I wish I could do more.  But I can't.  I can only defend, hug, love, and hope that if you need me, you will come to me.....I will always be there.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mr. Wobbles!

Reblogged from Bethany Dailey's Blog, Gettin' It Pegged about our Loom-A-Long

I am so excited to be working on this guy!  I'm actually, on another loom, in the midst of working on Koby the Striped Kitty for Caim.  But this LAL is for Mr. Wobbles the Penguin.  I'll post a pic of him when I'm done, I'm only on the body, the tail portion, right  now, just at the beginning.  So it could be a little while, time permitting.  But now that I've picked him up and using that new Lion Brand Luxe Fur to knit him up with, I'm excited, because he's knitting up beautifully!  There's a little 'snag', actually it's a tear, I broke the yarn last night, wrapped it juuuuuust a little too tight.  But that's okay.  I'll tie up the ends when I've completed the body and hopefully all will be well.  Mr. Wobbles will be seeing you soon!

New Beginnings

It's been too long.  But it's a new year, new things happening at work and hopefully in life.  We're all getting to the end of being sick, hopefully.  Caim and I spent most of January being sick.  Now, Jeff and other family members are sick.  Let's hope this comes to an end SOON.

I want things to be good with people.  We're all adults.  Can't we all get along and TRY to respect each other in this trying time?  Work is getting an overhaul.  I'm looking at the positive of that.  This will be a good thing.  But I also hope that the crap happening in the work place doesn't tear apart friendships that SHOULD mean more than that, go deeper than "work stuff".  So that's all I am going to say on that.  It's been saturating us all at work and I'm hoping it's all at an end.

On a side note, I LOVE Lush.  Anyone else?  Of course there are.  I try to convert as many people as I can.   Should get a commission for all the business I've sent their way.  But apparently I am not the only one who absolutely LOVED their Jumping Juniper solid shampoo and it's been a Retro product for YEARS (means that you can only buy it online, they just make batches of it every so often and sell them online only, not enough demand, or better things came about, blah, blah, blah).  But I went to the store on Monday and lo and behold....BAM!  There it is!  So apparently it wasn't in as low demand as they though and I've been getting it online as a Retro product for at least 4 years now.  So it took a while, but apparently dedication and persistence prevails!

And on a last note, I got the Groupon for the Bleeding Heart Bakery (who has my favorite Veruca Salt cupcakes) and it's for their Cake Bombs.  Sounds interesting!  I'll let you know what they're like!