Friday, August 17, 2007

Random Things I've Learned Over The Last Year Of Blogging

Since I started the blog about a year ago, I've had a lot of random stuff happen and some planned stuff---like buying the new house. And I've made a few realizations about myself that I'd like to commit to paper, er screen, er whatever.

In no particular order:

  • While I am actually fairly impressed with my increased knowledge and willingness to be adventurous with regard to the stuff of knitting, I realize now that I am a shitty cast-oner. No. Really. I don' t know why. I've tried several techniques and it never fails: my cast-on row looks more than a little bad. Decidedly un-good, in fact. Casting off? Not a problem in the least. Although I will admit, I finally got the hang of ribbing! About time, too! So take that you no-good purl stitch!
  • I never thought I'd say this but, my house is too freakin' big. Given whatever unidentifiable "condition" I have that causes my joints ache and makes me feel weak and tired all the time, I just do not have the personal stamina to keep up with cleaning 3 bathrooms, tiding up 4 bedrooms and all the incessant vacuuming because...
  • ...I have too many cats. I love them all to death. But, what the hell were we thinking, people? Seriously. Do you have any idea the amount of upper-body and upper-arm strength is required to successfully remove cat hair from draperies? You either have to vacuum it for 45 minutes or use about 4 refills of those sticky roller things.
  • I hate my stove. I am going to pay a plumber to come in and install a gas line and I am going to get a nice gas stove. This will have to wait until early spring, though, which is when we'll have our income-tax refund.
  • I am luckier than a pig in poop that I have Todd around. Seriously, I have no idea how I'd exist without him. In fact, I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be right now if I had never met him, except that I know it would be craptastic.
  • Somehow---and I think this has to be Todd's fault---I have grown into a Simpsons fan.
  • I want a Nintendo Wii.
  • My gray hairs are getting noticeable. Actually, they are coming in solid white, which I guess isn't so bad. With all the stress that I am under all the time, it's a miracle that I don't look like Moses when he came down from Mount Ararat. And by "Moses" I mostly mean my Charlton Hestonesque vision of Moses.
  • I really haven't seen a great movie since Return of the King. That's not to say that there haven't been movies that I liked, but still...
  • I am sadly, madly addicted to buying things. All kinds of stuff.


Katie J said...

Some of my thoughts on some of your thoughts...

You are jammin' on da ribbing. Todd is also very lucky to have you around too. The white hairs? Never noticed them. Cats? Lovable and messy.

the nicole kline experience said...

i suck at casting on. and ps, you are crazy for having four cats. and pps, where am i on this list? you don't love me anymore because i had to abandon my blog because two single white females rolled up on it and left a heater. or whatever.

Gina said...

Dude! FIVE cats! I have 5! That makes me 25% crazier! LMFAO