No Halloween For You!

I feel terrible even writing this out but it has to be done. I’ve got mounting bills sitting on my back and so…I’ve decided not to buy for Halloween this year. Crying face

 

The kids are going to be devastated but it has to be this way. My door will be dark this year. Instead, I’m going to watch a marathon of movies and television shows while I cry my eyes out at not celebrating my favorite holiday. Also, I hope to be finished with this sweater by then and gearing up for NaNoWriMo. I hope so at any rate.

 

As to the sweater, I’m doing well thus far. I’m into the jacket portion of the knitting and on my way to the first of the body decreases. At the rate I’m knitting, I should definitely be finished with it (or intensely frustrated by it) by Halloween. I have to believe in myself that I can accomplish this feat.

 

Aside from these things, I’ve been writing again. I’m a little further along in my Poly story. Though, admittedly, I’m making some of it up as I go along. I originally intended on moving the family to India or something but France just seemed a natural place to put them. I’ve been posting snippets of the story on my Facebook page for my friends to see but, at the present, I’m not ready for it to be seen by “The Multiverse”.

 

The Aerogarden of Hope is doing fantastic. I just pruned the tomatoes pretty heavily and the peppers less so yesterday. Hopefully, this will aid in the development of tomatoes and Jalapeno peppers. Water changing day is in eight days and I’m looking forward to it as I plan on watering my soil babies with the used Aerogarden water. I figure its better than letting it go down the drain. All those nutrients still in the water can go towards other plants and that water can quench the thirst of a lot of dried out plants.

 

Tonight’s agenda is writing and listening to a bevy of inspirational musical scores. Take care, Everyone. Later! Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow

Now I’m In Trouble

I just got the welcoming e-mail from WordPress for the Writing 101 thing. Should my belly be doing somersaults like this or what?

 

All I can do is my best. *deep breathing into a paper bag*

 

I posted a brief introduction to the potentially thousands of people participating in this. It’s even gotten a few likes. I just hope I can keep the momentum of excitement up when it comes to my writing. I’ll also have to remember to tag everything done in assignment as “writing101”.

 

I’m both giddy and nervous right now but I’m going to knock back the nervousness and allow the giddiness to run a little rampant. I haven’t been involved in a constructive writing class since I was in college. This really is very exciting. Rolling on the floor laughing

 

My short term goal with this is to complete it admirably and honorably. My long term goal is…: NaNoWriMo. *suspense music*

 

I’ve talked it over with my therapist and, unlike Airhead, she has full confidence in my abilities based on her reading the infamous life changing letter I wrote. So, to someone college and medical school educated, I’ve got the chops to write. I just have to do it.

 

I haven’t been up to much else today. Just going over some of the story I wrote last night. I’m really hoping I can finish this one. I like the premise and there aren’t nearly enough stories about Polyamorous relationships out there. So sayeth I. Anyway.

 

I did manage to temporarily pot the Tangelo seedlings and now I have to read more about their habits.

There are four coming up. One is still mostly beneath the soil while the other three have sprouted out. I really hope they don’t get too big. I would love to have fruit without having to move to Florida or some such place.

 

In the realm of Crocheting, I’m a little further along on the October Rust Birthday Shawl. I’m presently at twenty one rows.

I love this pattern. It’s called the Top-Down Shawl and it was written by Nazanin S. Fard. It’s so relaxing, once you get into the groove of the chain one vs double crochet repeats. Starting it off is a little frustrating but, thankfully, it doesn’t take up many rows before you’re into the cakewalk part. I’ve been doing this pattern mostly while watching movies or YouTube videos. My compliments to the designer.

 

The yarn I’m using is Knit Picks Swish Tonal yarn in the colorway Wine Tasting. I bought it specifically to make this shawl and it’s turning out perfect. I’m glad I bought it when I did because, shortly after I got it, they discontinued the line. I’m hoping to have enough left over to make a pair of matching gloves.

 

Okay, that’s enough blogging for right now. I’ve got creative writing and crocheting to do.

 

Later, Peoples of the Sun! Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow