- Finish more sweaters
- Sew more clothes
- Keep up with my drawing
- Make more food goodies for friends and family (ie canned stuff)
2012 sucked! Hub was gone, I worked my ass off (a coworker retired and I filled his void while instructing an intern) and it was just a crapper around the world. I'm glad to start 2013. 13 is my lucky number and so far we're working on things looking up. We bought a house, Frankie the parakeet is recovering nicely from his illness and I finished up most of my UFO knitting projects. My goal for this year.
It was early summer in Clarksville and I had just started working at the hospital. My friend had returned from overseas and had huge chunks of free time, and I did too with my crazy hospital schedule. So after we had lunch at our favorite (actually only) burrito joint and not wanting to go home yet the idea of going to look at the dark red Mini Cooper that had just turned up on the VW lot sounds like a great idea. The dealer let us drive it off the lot without him, and just a mile or so down the road in a grade school parking lot I learned how to drive a stick. I was in love. Within the week I would become the proud owner of a slightly used 2003 mini cooper. I had to learn to drive a stick, but it was worth it. A co-worker named him DB after the famous if failed hijacker. DB was my buddy through 2.5 deployments, 4 jobs, 4 houses, 10 states, 1 transmission, 85,000 miles, at least 3 snow storms, 3 army bases, and a lot of fun. I'll miss that little guy. Besides me 2 other people have learned the art of the stick shift on his gears, and hopefully he'll find his way into someone's life soon. He started to have too many problems and so it was time to say goodbye. When I stood and thought about it, my first car a 1991 civic was only really about 8 years old when I started driving it and now at 30 with a good job I was driving at nearly 10 year old car. In all truth I was trying to hold out for DB's 10th birthday, which would have been this March. Oh well. I can still celebrate Sheldon's 2nd Birthday on March 16th! I might have left DB on the lot, but came home with Sheldon, a 2011 Cooper S. He's a huge step up from the bare bones DB. Heated seats, 6 speeds, and a super sporty "S" with a hood scoop. He still sports a huge sunroof and a stick shift, but he has an even more rockin' sound system and most importantly a gigantic warranty!! So as sad is it to loose DB, I think I'll be very happy with my new friend Sheldon whom I hope is more a little more social than his name sake.
|If you know me, you know I'm extremely negative. I've got to be more positive or at the least, more neutral.|
|I don't eat late, it has been burned into me by years and years of being a fat ass. Also I don't like going to bed feeling too full.|
|I forgot I had watercolors, and that I love to paint. So I had fun.|
|Sunday is my favorite lazy day. My mom and I went to the Puyallup Fair (I didn't take any good pictures)|
|Trust me, when these things get thrown off, its not pretty. A non-crossfitted Claire is a grumpy Claire.|
There have been a lot of nasty, sad, angry stories out there about big fat jerks doing big fat jerky things. Lots of yelling because a girl reading a book on the bus doesn't want to talk to them or just people being plain ASSHOLES!
So awhile back I signed up for 30 Days of List, with the intent of it helping blog more and be a better crafty-pants person. Well in all the excitement leading up to this weekend, I plum forgot to start my listing. So today while I watched Batman Begins with Hub (it just kinda played in the background while tons of laundry was done, naps where taken and much lounging about was had) I caught up on my lists and got in some blogging. So here are the first 4 days of the 30 Days of list....
I do knit (this started out as a knitting blog) as well as other craft things. Summer time isn't always the best time to knit, but it doesn't stop me. As of late I've been working on a few things, nothing much...
|The Lazy Girl Shawl|
|New York Cardigan|