Week in Review: 24 of 52

No Emergency Room visits this week! Whooo-hoo-hoo! And my birthday is less than two weeks away. Double the fun, as I turn 32!

17,293 words written so far, with more to come as the newest brain-munching plot bunny allows.

Two baby blankets have hit completion. The one for Baby B is in my lap now, awaiting the last three rows and its border.

One of this distractions from writing this week was my trying to figure out how to finish my Associate’s Degree, finally. A pair of married friends from work, as well as my ultra friend Jamie and my lovely Darling, have been very supportive this week as I dealt with the various academic shenanigans. 

More information to come as I am able to find out more. Hopefully I am able to secure financial aid and complete my last four classes. Pray for me.

Book-wise, my Kindle has seen me devour no less than five books in the last three days. All The Tide series. Payday will get me purchasing all of them in Kindle. And perhaps a hard copy to give as a holiday gift this Yule? In any case, reading has been a great escape in sleepless hours. As ever, when the stars shine behind thunder-filled clouds, I can’t sleep. 

There’s a storm on the horizon now, actually. More metaphoric than literal, as I plan to start my memoir of transient times. I have no title, as of yet, but my Camp NaNoWriMo project is basically a vaguely organized chronicle of my years being homeless and/or transient. The ordinary adventures of train hopping and shelters and the good times that one can have, even at the bottom of the barrel. Kindness, as ever, can be found anywhere.

Well, I have a baby blanket to finish! Happy reading, my friends. And please let me know if you have any further book or author suggestions.

And as it is Pride Month, the anniversary of the Pulse shootings, and an all around troubled time, please remember my inbox is always open. 

Blessed Be!


Week 22 of 52: busy but a bit stagnant.

I’m at 11,020 words for the second week in a row, but I do have other accomplishments to boast this week! Two visits to the Emergency Room, because my Darling managed to scratch her cornea OFF, somehow. Worked a full day, after the second ER visit running on fifty two hours without sleep. I think, all told, I was awake for sixty eight hours with a cumulative total of three hours of catnaps cutting through it.

Not fun.

In other news, my Darling is on the mend! And there is much rejoicing in the household because of it. And during the six hour wait in the Emergency Room, I knocked out nearly half of one of the blankets!

So, yay for productivity! And during other sleepless hours, I finished the blanket for the still-percolating Baby W! This was a corner to corner done in Red Heart’s Reef verigated yarn and a solid brown for the border.

I am also about a quarter of the way through Dot Hutchison’s “The Butterfly Garden“. The review should be up on Wordy Wednesday, so long as I’ve finished it by then.

There’s so much to do, this week; but I hope I get some writing squeezed in there. The surgery consult to evict Percy the Endometrial Polyp is Tuesday. And Darling has a follow up optometrist appointment after work tomorrow. Have to work up a new budget for the cost of meds and surgery, as well as to rebuild savings.

I’m exhausted. Anyone have some spoons to lend? I’m for bed now, but I’ll catch y’all on the daylight side.

Week in Review: 21 of 52

Week in Review: 21 of 52

Author’s note: posts work much better when one remembers to actually hit “post” rather than leaving things in the draft to languish.

What a week! After a brief visit to the Emergency Room, I was thrown a little off my game. I didn’t get any writing done this week. Zippo. None. Zero. Bubkis. Zilch. Nuffin’. 

I have planning done, four pages of it. But I don’t count that in my word count. So I am still at 11,020. But I am hopeful for this week.

A lot on the hook at the moment as well! My current list of active projects is a little… lengthy:

  • Super Snuggle Queen Sized Blanket for my Darling, made with Bernat Blanket yarn
  • Queen-sized blanket for my Brother in earth tones
  • Giant ripple throw for my Sister in Law in blues, greens, and purples
  • Boho Wedding Blanket I’m making for my lovely wife to be and I
  • A throw for my friend Traci
  • An ombré blanket in yellow, green, and blue for my friend Dan
  • A shawl for myself in purple and copper
  • The insomnia blanket I work on when I can’t sleep
  • Baby blanket for incoming Baby F. being made as a corner to corner in a beautiful Reef variegated yarn
  • Baby blanket for incoming Baby B. made from a Bernat pattern in bright pink and purple
  • Baby blanket for incoming Baby J. Thus far, yarn and pattern are yet undecided
  • Throw for my cousin
  • Ocean wave throw for my friend Dana
  • An overdue winter hat for my writer friend
  • A crochet jacket a la Molly Weasley I’ve been wanting to make for forever
  • At least three other things I have likely forgotten about and have stashed somewhere.

So that’s this week in Review! Now I realize why there is a yarn buying moratorium currently. Heh.

Hopefully, the extra day off will prove a little more productive!

Week in Review: 18 of 52

Good evening!

I’m wrapped up in my post-shower robe, watching an episode of The Great British Bakeoff with my Darling as we wind down from the weekend.

Lots of things accomplished this week! First of all, on the page: 

Word Count update! Week 18 sees 5,921 words done. Not as much as I’d like, but damn well better than none.

One of my handwritten projects

I work in a combination of digital and analog when writing. Some I’ll work on when on break at the day job, carrying notebooks of various sizes in my bag. Ofttimes, my main journal is sandwiched in with a basic spiral bound and whatever hadn’t project I’m working on. Either that or my cross stitching, which I’ve fallen out of just a little as of late. As I can, I’m sure I will pick it up again.

As for on the hook:

Currently, there are several things on the to-finish board. A blanket for my brother, a gradient throw for a friend, the wedding blanket for Darling, a queen sized blanket also for my Darling that I have been working on since last year. Blanket yarn and I do not like one another.

I did also get good start to a gift blanket for my sweet sister-in-law this week! It’s a nine color ripple stripe, the pattern made by the ever-fabulous Attic24.

Blanket for S.I.L.

We had to get Darling’s car serviced again this weekend, and that afforded a bit of time to sit and chat, meal plan, and crochet while we waited. I have two baby blankets to make, here soon: one for my wedded shield-siblings expecting their first offspring (that I’ve already started because I am terrible at singular focus things) and a pink and purple receiving blanket for an office friend.

For now, though, it is near time for bed. Morning comes quickly and tomorrow waits for no one. And I want to cuddle with my Darling. And the cats.

Happy dreams, all, and may your Monday be quick, easy, and well caffeinated.