Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I was standing in the bathroom looking at myself in the mirror and realized that I had been staring at my reflection for a few minutes, but not actually seeing it.  The scene I was actually looking at was me standing at a fork in a road.  It was in the woods, the road was dirt, and there was an old fashioned wooden sign.  You know, the kind that have a point on one end with the destination written on it.  I had the thought that I need to get trained to do something, and fast.  The coffee shop is behind me, and my future is in front of me.  Do I turn left or right?  Do I make something of myself, or do I waste the talent that I was given?  I know that being stuck in a cubical or office somewhere is not exactly using my talents, but I do believe that it will be a stepping stone to allow me to be able to follow my dreams.

So, visions aside...I wanted to put out some positive energy into the universe...or at least my universe.  Every day I've been making sure to clean and tidy at least one small space.  Yesterday it was the dresser in my living room.  Tonight, it was my end table and couch.  I even vacuumed the carpet around the area!  So, here's the proof I've been cleaning: 



You can't tell in the picture, but I'm using my end table the way it was meant to be used.  The remote controls and my iPad are on the shelf between the drawer and the top, and things like lotion, paper pads, and various other random things are tucked quietly in the drawer.  I even vacuumed the couch off...I can't get the spots off the arm though.  I'm not really worried about it, though, because I'm getting a new couch by the end if the year.


Does anybody know what suddenly and unexpectedly being unemployed is good for?  Blogging, cleaning, and crafting!  Yeah!  There is only so many hours a day you can fill out applications.  And you definitely do NOT want to get stuck in that "I'm going to watch daytime television all day" trap.  You WILL find a job...even if it takes a while...but in the mean time, be productive.  You worked full time at the coffee shop until they sold it and you lost your job...you didn't have time to clean, craft, or blog, and your apartment and creative consciousness suffered BIG time, didn't it.  Well, now you have time. No more excuses.  And, hey, why don't you do some sit-ups while you're at it?  
So here's what this unemployed girl has been up to:

About a week ago, our group of friends sent our dear welsh girlfriend home.  We spent the day shopping (this was before I knew I should have been hoarding my money) and I asked my friend over at eyeslifted to help me pick out a new project.  I only had a general idea of what I wanted.  I told her I wanted to make a hipster scarf.  A few minutes later she hands me a couple balls of Bernat Cotton-ish in Crimson Twine.  And, the scarf pattern on the label was PERFECT!  Even though I have been knitting for the better part of a decade I had never knit with such delicate yarn (pssh...delicate...it's knit on size 6 needles...).  I'm used to projects knit on needle size 10 or larger because of my knitters ADD.    But, I'm forcing myself to work on it.  I'll find myself falling into that daytime T.V. trap, so, I make myself knit while I'm watching.  BAM!  Productive.  And, just so you know I'm cleaning, here is a pic of my newly de-cluttered, dusted, and organized chest of drawers in my living room:

Until next time, my friends!