Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Five!

Time for another list.  Sorry, no video this week.  I never got one speck of feedback on the last one, so I don't know how it was received.  So.... no idea.  I guess I'll just do them as I feel like it.

So, in the meantime, I'll do it old school here.  :)  For today I'm on a random question generator site and I'm going to to generate 5 random questions and go with those.  No passing, no skipping!  *gulp*

Totally Random Friday Five!!

1) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Jeez.  I mean, if the nutrition still counts, no matter what I pick I'm gonna be hella malnourished.  So I guess if we can set that aside and just go by taste or whatever.... hummus and pita.  Although that's technically 2 things.  It's hard to think of anything I wouldn't eventually get sick of

2) What is your least favorite part of your day?
Getting out of bed.  Isn't that everyone's?

3) If you could live anywhere on earth, where would you live?
Northern Canada.  I love Canada, and the weather further north is what I need.  Someplace where summer is a couple weeks and it never gets above 70.

4) What is your preferred method of contacting someone?  (Phone, email, text, etc)
Email.  Written record and gives me time to think before saying anything.  Not that I always do, but I can take a moment to read, react, breathe, then reply.

5) What is the first thing you notice about another person?
Mood/intensity.  I can generally feel what a person is feeling before I even register their physical appearance.  

Well that list was ok I guess.  And I stuck with the no skipping or passing on questions, but they were all fine I didn't feel the need to pass on any of them.

Hope the list finds you all well and that you have an amazing weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Five

It's Friday, I'm grumpy, here's a list.

Random Friday Five!

1)  What was your favorite past time in high school?
Theatre.  Even though I pretty much never got cast in anything I still showed up.  Aaaand I'm just now realizing nothing has changed since then.

2)  What is your all time favorite board game/card game?
I think, bring from Ohio, I'm obligated to say Euchre.  But regardless, I do love Euchre.  I don't really play a lot of board games and don't know that I have a favorite.  I honestly can't remember the last time I played a board game.  Scrabble probably.  But I'm not very good at it.

3)  What is the last movie you saw at the theatre and what did you think of it?
The Imitation Game.  It was friggin amazing.  It was very well done all around.

4)  What is something (no matter what kind of mood your in) that makes you happy the moment you do it, see it, or hear it?
Bad jokes.  Bad jokes ALWAYS make me laugh.  Every time.  Theonlyboyfriend and theonlycat also seem to have a knack for pulling me out of a funk.

5)  Do you believe crop circles are made my human or alien?
Uh... the people that made them fessed up.  I'm not sure why this is still even a question to anyone.

I hope everyone has a great weekend planned!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday WIPs

Well here we are at mid week again.  It's a kind of quiet and uneventful week which  is good.  As I posted yesterday I  finished my newest design.  I'm already starting on the 2nd.  They're going up for auction to raise money for My Pelotonia ride. 

My scarf is coming along as well.

I haven't worked on it a ton,but it's still moving forward.

Haven't really touched the blanket or really anything else lately, but nothing is really on a schedule so I'll cut myself some slack there.

Golly outside of that, not much is new.  Things are getting back to normal at work and evening out a bit, so that's nice.  And it's great working just one job and having one desk now.

Well, short post tonight, but that's really all in my world for now.  I hope everyone is well.  Much love!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I actually finished my secret new design over the weekend and kinda forgot to post it.  Heh.  Sorry.

Anyway, this design is for sale on Ravelry with the note that all the proceeds from the sale of this design goes directly to the James Cancer Center.  I make nothing on these.

The prototype is going to be framed and entered in a raffle.  Every person who donates $75 or more to my Pelotonia ride is entered in a raffle to win this.  I'm making another to raffle at my second annual F*ck Cancer Cabaret.

So without further ado.  I give you......

(The PG version)

The F*ck Cancer doily.  Because F*ck cancer!!

Please visit the link about and make a donation to my ride if you can.  Every dollar helps.  And every penny donated goes directly to the James Cancer Center.  No one else's pocket.  So you can feel secure that your donation will help fight cancer.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Very Special Friday Five!!

Since I've been a terrible blogger and I had the day off work today, I decided to do something a little special for you all.  I did my list on video.  Ack!!  If you read my blog to avoid seeing my face, I'm sorry.  :)  Joking aide if you prefer not to have videos here please tell me!  I love feedback so I know what the heck to do!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday What's Up?

Man, it's been a minute since I posted.  Sorry.  Things have been a bit nuts, but in a good way!!

I got a sort-of promotion at work.  Really I'm just going from doing 3 jobs down to 1 or 2.  But I've been training my replacement and getting her settled while still doing my 1 to 2 jobs.  And on top of that I've been fighting something or I'm just really tired.  I've been coming home and falling onto the couch and passing out crazy early.  May also have to do with changing my internal schedule a little bit.  I've been getting up a bit earlier so I can workout before work.  It's seriously the best.  I really prefer doing it that way.  It's a struggle to get used to because it's hard to go from asleep to killing myself in a half hour window.  But once I get going I can get my 45-60 minutes in, get ready and get to work and I feel way more awake and energetic that I have been in the mornings.  Plus when I get home, I don't have to worry about losing an hour of my evening.  And if I want to go somewhere right after work, I don't have that conflict of "how can I get my workout in tonight?"  Regardless it's been tiring, but really great thus far.

Anyway.... as far as crafting goes, I've set most of my projects aside for a minute to get the prototype for my next new design finished.  I'm super close.  I'm hoping to have it done by this weekend.  I'm not saying what it is just yet, it's a special surprise.  So stay tuned for that.

Gosh, outside of all that nothing else really new here.  That's enough though, isn't it?  Whew.

I'll make sure I do my Friday Five list in a couple days and as soon as my super secret new design is ready I'll post it.

Until then, I hope everyone is well and SO much love!!!

And just so I don't leave you photo-less, here's a page from my journal.  ;)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five!!!

Wow, this has been a BUSY week.  But it's nearly done and then it's weekend time!!  But before we can get to a weekend, we need to get to a list, right?  RIGHT?!  Boom, so let's dive right in to today's...

Playground Friday Five!!!

1) How confidently could you pick up and employ a jump-rope, hula hoop, yo-yo, set of jacks?
Of that list, a jump rope.  I used to be able to use a Hula Hoop quite well, but I feel like I've tried recently and it did not go well.  I never could yo-yo and never really played jacks before so.... nope.

2)  How are the playgrounds of your childhood different today?
They're safe.  And clean.  No rust spots...hell no metal.  Everything is plastic now.  Yeah safety was kind of minimal when I was a kid.  We weren't all wrapped in bubble wrap.  And our swings were over concrete.  Aw yeah.

3) What is a game you and your childhood friends made up?
Hmmmm.  We played the usual, already known games that remember.  Tag, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Races.... I kind of recall playing "War" with some kids and we pretended to be warring countries, but I couldn't tell you the rules or anything.  We probably just chased each other around with pretend guns and grenades.

4) What fad from your childhood to you remember with fondness or disdain?
Big hair.  With disdain.  First off, thinking of all the crap we sprayed near our eyes and faces to keep it big scares me.  And my hair is and always has been too fine, thin and greasy to ever have a successful big hair-do.  It just lays there all flat and stupid.  Stupid hair.  Don't get my started on 80s workout gear.  *shudder*

5) What playground rhymes do you remember?
"Aaawwwww, I'm teeelllliinnnng on yoooooouuuu.  You stepped on my heart made me fart,  kicked me off the bus made me cuss, put ants in my pants and made me dance to France."  Yeah, we were a classy bunch.  There was also the good ol' Miss Suzy rhymes with the hand claps.  And yes I knew them all and probably still do.

So there ya go.  I hope maybe this drummed up some fun memories for you too.  Feel free to answer any of the lists I post and link to your blog in a reply.  I'd love to read some of yours too!!

Have a super awesome weekend.  Much love!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Five!!

TGIF my dear readers!  And we're still cold and still covered in snow.  Only it's old, gray, dirty, half melted/half frozen snow, not the pretty white fluffy stuff we had for awhile.  So.... kinda depressing.  But the sun is still shining and we're closing in on the weekend and I am so ready for that!!  Mmmmm, nap.

I took my list from a different source this week.  No reason, just checked there and found a semi-interesting 5 list.  So let's just get on with it, yeah?

Fresh and Clean Friday Five!

1) Do you shave every day?
Uh, no.  I'm thinking question is geared towards men, maybe?  I shave the pits every 2 or 3 days though.  But not every day.  That hurts just thinking about it.  And let's all just be honest here.  it's winter.  My legs are hairy.  Deal with it.  

2) What brands (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc) do you use?  Do you stick with one brand?
Soap; whatever is on sale.  Shampoo and conditioner; mildly touchy subject.  I'm trying different types lately and not having good luck.  I want to find something more natural/ sulfate-free to use, but with my hair type everything I've tried has been a complete disaster.  I have incredibly thin and fine hair that is disgustingly greasy.  Pantene has always worked great so when whatever I'm trying one month fails again, I go back to Pantene for awhile.  I'm about to give up on this quest.

3) Do you brush your teeth in the shower?  
No.  Ew.  Sorry, I know a lot of folks do this, but I find it gross.  Honestly, I really hate showering and the less time I can spend in there the better.  But toothpaste spit and nudity.... not my favorite combo. 

4) Shower at night or in the morning. 
Night.  I hate leaving the house with wet hair.  I prefer to just do it in the evening when I'm in for the night.  

5) Do you listen to the radio while in the shower?
Nope.  Again, I want to be in and out of the shower as quick as I can so I would only maybe hear a commercial break and the first 30 seconds of a song anyway.  So no point really.

Well I guess that's it for this week.  I hope everyone is well.  Do something fun this weekend.  DO IT!!  :)  Much love.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday WIPs

Kinda left this post out last week.  Sorry.  Almost didn't write it this week.  I'm having a serious case of the "Why bother with anything ever?" this week.  It's very hard to stay positive when you're beaten down day after day after day.

BUT ANYWAY, you don't care about all that blah blah, you're here for some WIPs, amirite?!

Dude, my Year of Weather scarf is really coming along.  It's gonna take some blocking and breaking in once it's done, but I have a whole year and all.

And looking at this, we've had a lot of sun so far this year!  You wouldn't think it, with how cold it's been, but the scarf don't lie.

Speaking of scarves...

Ta-da!  I was going to do blocks of colors, but I think I might make it all blue with the magenta on the ends.  We'll see, it might look really cool, or really dumb.  But either way it's really squishy and soft.

The blanket sits in the corner, begging for a row or two, and I may comply if I get some time this week if I can stay awake past 9.

That's really it craft-wise.  Life outside of crafts is not really worth talking about right now so... we'll just leave it at that.

I really hope you're all staying warm out there!  Much love!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Five!!

It's been a minute since I posted last.  Whew.  But I'm back and have a fun little list for Friday.  First, I'm happy to say my brother is back home again!  He's staying with my folks for a little while to finish healing up and get his strength back.  But he's no longer up in Cleveland and can be with his kids again.  Happy news indeed!!  As for theonlyhousehold, it's been busy and stressful and kinda annoying.  Got myself into a bit of a funk this week, but managed to keep moving forward.

But enough of my blathering, let's get on with today's....

Chinese New Year Friday Five!!!

1)  What is your experience with firecrackers and sparklers?
We used to shoot some small ones off in the yard on the 4th of July.  And of course went to see big displays on the 4th of July as well.  So really, the bulk of my experiences are related to the 4th of July.  Outside of that, they're not all that big in my life.

2) What is the occasion the last time you gave someone money as a gift?
A wedding I think.  Pretty sure.  I gave some gift cards and Christmas, that's kinda like money, right?

3) What is the reddest thing you own?
Our bedroom.  Haute Red to be specific.  It is RED!  And looks amazing.  :)

4) What animal represents you in the Chinese Zodiac, and what qualities do you have in common with it?
I'm a snake.  Reading the description is sounds pretty identical to Scorpio, which I am also.  Introverted, yet strangely active.  Insecure and jealous.  And much like a Scorpio.... don't piss us off.  Ever.  Yeah I fit the bill pretty much spot on.

5) What is your favorite order in a Chinese restaurant?
Chicken lo Mein.  Mmmmmm.  Something about those noodles.  Dang it now I'm hungry.  I don't get Chinese food much because holy calories, Batman!  But I love to treat myself on occasion.

I know it was yesterday, but Happy Chinese New Year!  I hope everyone has an awesome weekend ahead of them and for the love of all things holy, STAY WARM!!!  You know I loves me some winter and snow, but this -30 windchill crap can go away any time.  Brrrrrr.

Much love!!