Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Festivus!

Dearest Reader, 

The festivus season is upon us in full force, many take this time to reflect on another year past; books read and written, stash busted, mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters etc. knitted or crocheted. Miles jogged, pounds lost or gained. But I'd like to look to the next year, goals, aspirations and things to come. 

Books to be read and written: Rescue My Love to be finalized, The Gamble's first draft to be rewritten/edited. Looking forward to new books by J.R. Ward, Michael Scott, Laura Adrian, Laurell K. Hamliton and many others. 

Knitting projects: Will have to remain a mystery as I know want to spoil it for the future recipients. But, lots of socks, shawls and a sweater are two are planned. And lets not forget the Ravellenic Games are coming up!!!! So lets warm up those needles and hooks after a small holiday break and bust out some great fiber projects! 

And I want to give a shout out to a new member over at Ravelry, screen name Traciene! Look her up and give her a warm welcome, she is a crocheter and awesome paper crafter! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September. Seriously?

Okay who stole my summer? But it's fall, I have a new job, with the best group of people ever. I mean that! It is like I died and went to work heaven. It is challenging without being frustrating. Okay some days I feel like a dork, but then you learn something new and it is all good.
These folks do not believe in unnecessary stress, gotta love that. So hooray me.

Another new thing I wanted to try was gaming. You hear people talk about it in the elevator or on blogs. But I don't own a gaming console, when I was in my teens gaming meant going to the arcade and playing on bing honking machines. I did have a game console when I was a teen, but I can't tell you which one without totally relieving my age and as you know that is something a lady never does.

So how does one get started in gaming when this is your background, well like any good writer, I decided to do some research. I went to the store, looked at consoles, looked at games. Okay, which is better? Personal choice there I think. Came home didn't have too many answers so I googled xbox vs. ps3. Okay helpful, but still had questions. Time to go to the source. I got on G+ Communities found the "Gaming" community and said "hey gamers I want to get into this gaming thing, how do I start." I got some great if not at times funny advice from a very supportive group who were just as amused by me as I was some of their answers. So finally decided to try PC gaming as we have more than a few extra PC's around and a few Macs. So I downloaded BioShock, brace yourself that takes a few hours, onto my iMac and am so hooked! Why should all the twenty-somethings have all the fun!

So check out that community on G+ if you need gaming advice in a judgement free zone.

In knitting news. I finished a sock at lunch yesterday. Woot! Time to get back to the needles.!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cha, Cha Changes

(Turn and face the stranger)
Don't want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the stranger)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
~ David Bowie
So much going on these days, I haven't had time to write a post in quite some time. I hate that.
Spring has turned to summer and summer activities begin anew. My garden is thriving sort of, my tomatoes seem a little long in ripening, but I have tons of green ones when they decides to mature.
Cucumbers and eggplants are sticking to the program and providing us with homegrown deliciousness. So much so, I am dropping off some extras to a friend this evening. Who is a shepherdess extraordinaire, so she has less time than I do for too many other activities.
I and very fortunate to begin a new job on Monday, it is a perfect job for me, the kind of thing you read and say, "hey they wrote that for me". I'm looking forward to new challenges and making new friends.
I plan to spend this weekend rounding out the new wardrobe and organizing my very neglected knitting and yarn stash.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring and new beginnings

It has been a long, cold wet winter for many people this year and while today the temperature is only in the mid-50's, it is sunny and there is a daffodil festival, so I have hope for warmer days soon.  There hasn't been much happening in the way of fiber crafts here at the Sheep Shack, owing to some intense studying for a professional certification. The test is in my May and I am in full panic mode at this point. It is a tough test, but many others have passed it so I know I can too!

There hasn't been much time for reading anything not related to the exam either, I'm afraid. But there is promise for so much catching up to do when all is said and done with the test. I have a my Kindle Fire HD which I love, but haven't been able to fully enjoy and I am looking forward to that. My local library just got ebooks and so I plan to make sure of those, not to mention all that is available on Amazon.
and the upcoming books by Dan Brown and J.R. Ward whet the reading appetite a bit.

And the writing of my own book can get back on track.

I hope each of you are having a wonderful spring like day!