I’m still around…thanks for checking in on me everyone.

I’ve been online on and off since my last post, but not all that much. I know I’m feeling bad when I don’t even want to be online! Well, I take that back. I HAVE been online quite a bit now that I think about it, but mainly to watch tv for free. I never got the chance to watch Freaks & Geeks when it was on the air except for one episode and I’d always been intrigued. I finished watching the last episode this morning around 5am and I’m glad I took the time to. It was a great show (imo) that got canceled way too early. All the shows I’ve really liked seem to end that way. Keeping Up Appearances had no definitive ending, neither did Freaks & Geeks or The Dresden Files. Booooo.

Crafting wise I’ve been really boring. I put down all of the projects that involved lace and counting and cabling and picked up some cotton yarn for the first time in months. I started a bunch of simple knit diagonal dishcloths and that’s ALL I’ve been doing. It’s therapeutic I think. All I have to think about is starting with 4 stitches, getting to 44 stitches and then decreasing back to 4 stitches. I can always use more dishcloths. The nice thing is that these suckers last longer than any store bought cloth I’ve ever owned. Well; except when Moxie gets a hold on them. Then they become string again. Drooly, dirty string.

I guess knitting the dishcloths are a doubly good thing right now. I’m gearing up for a thorough house cleaning and I’ve gone back to FlyLady. I plan to get this house in decent shape if it kills me because I am so sick of looking at the dust and the piles of dvd’s and the dirty socks. There’s no reason my house looks like this other than the fact that with it just being the two of us and we hardly touch most of the stuff in here on a daily basis, things pile up easily. I’ve been keeping up with my dishes so I don’t think it’s a matter of I’m too lazy (though that definitely factors in) but that I’m uninspired and bored. Usually when the weather changes twice a year I go nuts and clean the entire house. I’m hoping I can get myself interested in doing it all the time again. I started a new housekeeping journal for cleaning schedules, menu planning, gardening ideas, decorating ideas, all sorts of stuff. I’m hoping it’ll inspire me to finally do a few home repairs we’ve both been putting off and I’m seriously thinking of painting my kitchen when I pull everything out of the cabinets to re-line them. No one likes my color schemes though! I thought it’d be cheery and fun to do yellow (or maybe orange) walls and red cabinets. I’d probably do the doors and drawers in yellow and add new handles. Maybe it’s not a great color combo…I just thought it might be bright and happy. I also thought about delft blue and maybe a marbly cream, but meh…it’s too early to think seriously about.

Other than that, life’s been going on pretty normally. I had a really serious talk with Paul a few days ago about how I’m coping and it left me feeling a lot better. I feel so cryptic leaving the details out, but I really don’t think anyone needs to hear the dirty details; don’t need everyone else scarred too!

I know I haven’t been a good blog friend, and I really do apologize for that. I’ve been mentally checking out and keeping to myself; I hope everyone understands. If you don’t want to visit because of that, I’m totally cool and understand. I’m going to try to get more involved in my blog again, but I need to think up some things to talk about while I’m feeling all discombobulated and off. I’m not doing much in the way of crafting, so I haven’t wanted to talk about that. I’ll figure it out though!

I’ll try to get off my butt and get a few pictures up over the next few days. I’m off to actually come visit some of you now.