Unti555tled.mxd #156

11:16a this preworkout powder i got is helpful. i feel pretty good after like a 3 “serving” scoop. not tired.

i think i’m just going to keep up with the stockinette on my temperature shawl. changing the pattern would make it way too busy, since it’s busy as-is. not sure what i’m going to do with my other project that i frogged. i did cast on a basic beanie tho, since i don’t have a basic beanie that i like in plain black (all of them have logos).

my fabric for my faire dress should be in tonight. i can’t wait to get that going and have a proper dress, or at least one that’s closer to period than not. last year’s was something i pieced together for dickens on the strand a few years ago and didn’t end up going.

4:15p i broke down and got a knit stitch book. it’s better than relying on free websites because i know they’re tested and they *work*. i tried a couple from the free stitch website i found and nothing i tried for a lace pattern worked. it wasn’t expensive and it’s a kindle book so it’s not taking up space.

Unti555tled.mxd #155

10:50a i got my truck back no problem. i’m assuming that it got fixed. it’s not like they charged me.

note to self: do not take allegra again if you have stuff to do. it might say non-drowsy but it’s not.

3:28P jesus christ today has been awful. fuck allegra. i’m so done with that garbage, never taking it again

i am so tired

in other news, the hollywood handbook guy and jjgo is just a fucked show because it’s literally everywhere all at once but it’s 100% funny

4:30p i’m finally waking up a little bit. this sucks. i’m thinking about my temperature shawl while i’m waiting on the parcel fabric job i have going to finish. i think i’m going to do a shetland lace pattern i saw a knit stitch website for the month of april. it’s really pretty and i think i can make it work with the increases. i just have to sit down and sketch it out in excel or something to make sure it will work. i have zero desire to tink back with that piece, and tbh it might be impossible since i have to break the yarn at the end of the row.

or i might just do a moss stitch, i haven’t figured it out yet. i just know that i want to do something different for the next 3 months on that shawl, since the first 3 have been plain stockinette.

4:35p yeah. i think i’m going to do a moss stitch for the temperature shawl and i’m going to rip out the asymmetrical shawl i have working rn and do the lace pattern on a triangle shawl with that yarn instead of the asymmetrical pattern.

Unti555tled.mxd #146

10:44a my soapmaking stuff will be here tomorrow. along with stuff for more chap stick. i can’t wait. i love making my own stuff.

11:26a i’ve fallen in love with bigg’s dill pickle sunflower seeds. i can only seem to get them at walmart. or amazon. it’s easier to go to walmart.

11:42a i wish i had more me time

11:48a or just go on a road trip. just leave for a week and go somewhere else. it would take 2 days to get the fuck out of texas anyway

3:20p i prepped some pasta salad for dinner for the rest of the week.

10oz cherry tomatoes
1 14 oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
generous 1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
onion and garlic powder to taste

150g dry rotini, i have the ronzini super greens rotini on hand
1 tbsp butter flavored coconut oil (or butter w/e)
vinegar of choice, to taste
add more seasonings to taste, i did more s&p, garlic, onion, paprika and some parsley
** preheat oven to 425*
** slice tomatoes in half
** toss tomatoes and drained artichoke hearts in olive oil and seasonings
** roast for ~30 minutes until nice (my oven might suck, set a timer for 10 minutes and adjust time as needed)

** boil salted water for pasta
** cook to al dente
** drain

** toss with butter stuff and vinegar

** combine w/ tomatoes and artichokes in a bowl, season to taste

makes 3 portions. serve cold w/ cold meat or bean of choice. i use canned tuna or canned salmon. chickpeas or great northern would be an acceptable swap.

3:37p i am digging this episode of archive 81. “exist in the place you are currently occupying”

3:58 “beano looooove elegance, beano love luxury” beano’s my favorite character on mission to zyxx

Unti555tled.mxd #143

8:54a i started a hat for my boyfriend. i love him and i think he’ll love the hat.

but i wasn’t ready for this morning’s friendly fire at all. john rodrick’s monologue at the beginning was way seriously heavy and wonderful.

9:32a “happy father’s day, did we win vietnam?”

11:30a dear me:

you can’t copy and paste between two different computers as much as you want to. just stop.


in other news, i wish i was at gen con. it’s probably way cooler than comicpalooza.

Unti555tled.mxd #142

8:21a i finished up through feburary on my temperature wrap last night. making progress makes me happy.

10:48a figured a fast way to fill in my temperature wrap spreadsheet. super happy about that.

2:08p i have my lotion and chap stick recipes ready. i need to get some more chapstick tubes. i can’t remember if i used all of them up or not. hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm. but all my stuff came in for some honey product based lotion and i’m excited. i’m also going to start making soap, fuck buying that stuff now. it’s not very expensive to buy lard, lye, a stick blender and some wax paper to line an equally cheap loaf pan.

3:01P i don’t normally body shame people but my county’s tax assessor is a huge bitch and i got a GIANT laugh out of how bad she looks now vs. the headshot she had on the tax assessor website for a decade+

Unti555tled.mxd #141

8:29a i hate technology illiterate people who treat everyone else like their tech personal support.

9:22a PSA: fletcher is not the same as feltcher. always check yourself when you’re typing risky words.

1:29p i forgot the creepy podcast did the holder series.

2:28p all i want is nap time. that sounds like kid stuff, but holy shiiiiiiiiiit it’s every day around the same time. i just want to take a fucking nap.

3:00p still want to take a nap

3:37p yep still sleepy. but now i kind of want to knit. like i’m almost done with february on my temperature shawl. i want to start a piece for faire. idk.

4:17p still want to nap. daydreaming about a garter lace wrap. i think i’ll cast it on soon.

4:24p holy shit my treadmill shipped

Unti555tled.mxd #136

11:47a i saw a tutorial on how to make macrame feathers and i reaaaaaally just want to go home and make some right now. i have a bunch of yarn left over from the colder months for my temperature shawl and it would be cute.

i’m halfway through feburary on the re-do temperature shawl and i’m actually happy with this new one. i went up a needle size and the drape is so much better. it’s still going to be gigantic by year’s end but that’s okay.

12:00p i was introduced to a new-to-me podcast called “are you afraid of these stories” and it’s pretty fucking hilarious. i think it’s improv? i couldn’t figure it out from their social media. but it’s supposed to be a horror show, but it’s just jokes and jokes and jokes and jokes based off of horror movie tropes.

1:48p this show is great. “that tree doesn’t have ‘croatoa’ carved in it… it says ‘gatorade: is it in you’????” deep callback to one of their first episodes. i’m trying not to laugh out loud.

i don’t think it would matter. we certified on monday and everyone took vacation. it feels like a week of fridays and that SUCKS.

“what in a kid’s value meal is going on here?”

1:58p “what in the DQ deli bar is this?”

2:46p sometimes i wish i could be an artist for a living. i’d get to sleep as much as i need to, i think.