September 2008


My sleeping has been erratic for a long time, but more so lately. On the nights that I get to sleep at a reasonable time, I’m usually awake before 4 am. This was the case this morning. I went to bed around 11:30 and awoke at 3:00 on the dot. I got up, had some coffee and played a few games of solitaire. When Paul woke up I made more coffee and turned on a few lights.

Normal morning fare.

Except not. Paul tends to leave the door open when he goes out to start the car, and closes it upon entering again. Sometime in the two or so minutes that he was outside, one of the dogs brought in something that looked like mud.

Only it wasn’t mud.

It was only after I’d picked most of it OFF THE BED and swiped the smaller bits off the sheets with my left hand that I smelled the unmistakable smell of cat poop.

This morning will be full of sheet and blanket washing and carpet recon. This is bad enough on it’s own, but to add insult to injury, I’d just washed both comforters day before yesterday.

I hate to say it, but I think my urge to blog has left the building. I go days and days without even thinking about it. Unfortunately, with that, I’ve also not been following anyone’s blog. For that I apologize. It’s not fair that you all come to visit periodically to see if I’ve been back and I haven’t been visiting at all. You’ve all been in my thoughts though.

I haven’t been doing a whole lot of anything relating to crafts lately. I’ve picked up a few projects here and there, but with the exception of a super quick coffee cup cozy I made in the wee hours of this morning, I haven’t finished anything. I’ve been playing a lot of games on Pogo (I bought myself a month’s subscription) and I’ve been working on getting my house in order. I haven’t been journaling at all. I’m hoping once the weather really does change that it will make it more comfortable to do some of the stuff I’ve been ignoring.

to go coffee cozy

It’s small, but it’s something.

Today is my blog’s first birthday.

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Hopefully by this time next year there will be a lot more posts.

As much as I feel I should, I’ve had no interest in updating or blog hopping lately.  I feel kind of bad about it, but I just can’t seem to focus!  At the moment it’s only because I’m a little tipsy, but most of the time it’s because I can’t think of anything to say.  I’m boring right now…horribly so.  I made a lame attempt at folding the laundry that piled up on the bathroom counter today, and I’ve been keeping up with my dishes.  That’s about as productive as I’ve been lately.

We got Paul an Xbox 360 on Friday.  He’s been wanting one for a while now and they dropped the price of the most basic one something like $50 on Friday so we picked it up.  He’s been happily playing with it for about 20 hours now.  (Not really, but it seems like it!)  I’ve been watching The Office (US version) on surfthechannel.com and I’ve moved from dishcloths to knitting a towel.  It’s slow going.  By slow going, I mean really, really boring.

I met up with an old friend from high school on myspace last week.  He’s an absolute dollface.  I met him through this bitchface that I used to be friends with, so that’s one good thing that came out of a lifesucking friendship.  He’s funny and remembers more about the shenanigans we got up to than I do.  One time he brought his brother’s stick shift car over to my house because he was learning how to drive stick and I went for a ride with him.  We were on a hill and it was absolutely terrifying because we kept rolling back.  If it had happened last week I would have been screaming and crying and an absolute wreck, but once upon a time I was fearless and though there was screaming, it was mingled with laughter and it was fun.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to.  Nothing super exciting, just living.  I hope my eager, obsessive compulsive behavior comes back soon because I haven’t been having much fun.  I need to visit blogs, but I’ve been spending most of my time playing word whomp on pogo.com.  And eating beef jerky.