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posted by [personal profile] askye at 05:40pm on 27/03/2012
 Had  a good therapy session. Not sure how the temp job is going to effect that, I will probably only be able to see my therapist once a month. But I'll figure it out, however I knew it wasn't going to be forever, I won't be living here forever.

Got off my ass and FINALLY worked on dishes.  Going to therapy helps me get into gear afterwards. My apartment got so bad, not Hoarders, but Clean Sweep bad. So I'm getting out from under that.  Found plastic containers for books that don't go on the bookcases (and will double as cat perches under the windows).  I have a file box but I found a cheap file folder envelope folder thing that I can put more recent stuff in. I don't know where I'll store it, but at least I got papers in it.

Also organized some of my stuff in the bathroom.  Laundry I have to work on but I put the dishes as a bigger priority.  Yarn is stored. Various card board boxes holding stuff have been emptied stuff stored in more pleasing things and the boxes put in recycling. Got a different trash can for recycling - holds more and works better. My place still looks bad and no one could tell I've done anything but I'm seeing progress.

I'm hoping to have it look 50% better by the time Will comes back. Not perfect but better.  I still am struggling to figure out how to organize everything without enough space.  I never used a dresser, my clothes are usually in clean piles and dirty piles, but the wardrobe I have is cool, but not practical. I'm not sure how to make it practical.  And of course I don't have enough shelves for books. But I don't have tall bookcases.  One solution is to get rid of more books but.... I don't want to. At least until I read them.
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 02:43pm on 21/02/2012
 I've been surprised at how well I've managed my money this month and thinking "wow I have a lot left in the bank" . But I only have a lot left because I haven't paid any bills this month!

I forgot to pay everything. My credit card payments are late and there are fees tacked on, I haven't paid the utilities, or cable/ Rent is the only thing I've paid.

I don't even know how this happened, except I was feeling bad and then thought about paying bills, even went to the websites but didn't actually pay the bills.

So now, not so much money.
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 10:50pm on 26/01/2012
 I have a bunch of yarn that was at mom's she had a throw she started but didn't really like the pattern. So If ound another one I did like to make for her. I was all excited because it was going fast and I was practically done with the whole skien and had only had to "fix" it a few times.

Only to realize I'm doing it wrong. It's not a bad looking throw, it's just not what I was going for. The original problem I "fixed" was the actual pattern.  So now I'm starting the whole thing over again. It's supposed to be a basket weave pattern, with alternating front post double crochet and back post double crochet.  And on alternate rows you switch to back post and then front post, and it gives a weave effect. I was making sure they all lined up.

This is what I get for crocheting without a clear image of what I want.

Well, it got me through Gunless - a cute comedy although I totally didn't buy Paul Gross as an American bad guy. and I watched a few other things, most of Domino before I got tired of the way the film was edited and most of the WWI Paul Gross film I'm too lazy to look up the spelling - I didn't like the characters and gave up on it.

With something like this, at the beginning, I think I need to stick with Murder She Wrote or rewatching SGA or SG1 or something where I can pay half attention to the show and still know what's going on.
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 04:26pm on 01/01/2012
I think I'll keep it simple. My goals for this year to do more things. Try different things, cook more, be more active, push myself more.

I think it's vague enough to be doable. 
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 07:36pm on 18/11/2011
 Got my schedule for next week, finally put in a wordpad note so I won't lose it. 26 hours! I wanted more time and I got it, I hope I can squeeze in a time to get snow tires, I was going to do that today but I ended up working a temp job for Spherion - one of the places I worked before (not one that offered me a job). It was an extra 4 hours!
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 06:09pm on 21/10/2011
I had a great visit.

On my way down I got a call from the temp agency about a great job they had and they were submitting me. The job wanted someone with Publisher and Power Point experience which I don't have.  Then I heard that the temp agency considered me the best candidate  but the company wanted at least one other resume.

Today I heard that they went with the other person based on their experience with Publisher and Power Point. Which is so frustrating. I'm going to try to find some free or cheap classes in Microsoft office products so I can be up tod ate (I don't have Office on my computer).

However the part time job is still happening, I'm supposed to call Sunday to find out when I'm on the schedule. Although now I keep getting small paranoid thoughts that they are going to take the job away.

On the plus side almost all my Lands End stuff fit. There's one sweater I'm questionable about and I need a second opinion so I want to Skype with Mom. I tried to cal her today several times and she never answered, I guess she's busy.  The clogs from Lands End didn't fit but the Mary Janes did. So I'm going to return the clogs and get a pair of the Mary Janes in black.

Today I went to TJ Maxx and got some socks and wrist warmers. I didn't see gloves I liked or a hat I liked.  And I went to the shoe store and found a pair of clogs that fit and were comfortable and were affordable (versus being $120). So I bought them in black. They are patent so kinda shiny but on the black it doesn't look bad and now I've got what I need for the temp job.

I also have stuff being sent to me. Mom had a yarn stash that's now mine. And she bought some knitting and embrodiary stuff at a garage sale about 10-15 years ago. So now the knitting stuff is mine. I only ever have to buy circular needles again. This includes some pattern books.

Plus Grandma gave me some pattern books and her yarn AND her work bag! I've wanted one and now I have it. I stopped by the yarn shop and told K about it and she wants to see everything so as soon as I get it I'll take it over there for knitting.

I started a scarf, Mom found a 63 square crochet sampler with different stitches and the puff stitch was one. Except then I put in the box of stuff to be mailed (which was at Mom's house) and couldn't remember how many chains to make so I guessed and guessed wrong. But then I just kept going and I'm calling it my Chaotic Puff Stitch Scarf. I started doing sort of random things. Like 2 single crochets, then the puff stitch or alternating 2 and 3 single crochets. I think it looks neat.


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posted by [personal profile] askye at 01:39pm on 03/10/2011
 Let's see, instead of just giving my landlady the rent money in cash I wrote a check. I forgot to stick a note in that said "please don't deposit this until Monday afternoon". And then I didn't get to the bank in time and I overdrafted so that cost me an extra $25. It was suggested I ask to see if that could be waived, but I think this time I'll take the penalty.

On the plus side my cold seems to be pretty much gone.  There's still some congestion but I sound okay so I didn't call my primary care doctor. I did call the urologist and they can't see me until Thursday!  I did ask they let my urologist know I made an appointment.  Then I went and gave a urine sample at the lab. Benefit of living in a small town w/hospital - everything is easy to reach and no waiting.  I'm still on AZO, Benadryl, and ibuprofen for pain. I don't know what I took as a kid but it did something similar to  AZO only I think it was prescription and turned everything blue. I kinda miss the blue.

Oh! I finished my shawl/wrap/throw thing I made for Grandma. I realized at her size it's probably a blanket. And I'm saving it for Xmas present. I keep having to stop and start over on my Aunt J's shell scarf because the stitches get tighter and it looks wonky. Also I tried to crochet in my benadryl haze and that was just bad. I could probably do something simple.

Knitting is going okay. Purling I can't seem to get the hang of and now I'm wishing I had circular needles because I keep dropping the needles when Im starting or finishing rows. Somehow I don't remember the basics of crochet being this hard to learn. The shell pattern gave me fits at first but that was keeping the pattern straight. I guess I'll get circular needles and try it out.

And I have therapy soon and I need to remember to talk about a psychiatrist and to contact my primary care dr about getting a new seroquel prescription, its going to run out while I'm out of town.


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posted by [personal profile] askye at 10:47pm on 14/09/2011
 Went to the knitting club tonight and learned how to knit! And then I came home and was trying to practice and the needle slid out of the loops and when I was trying to put it back in I accidentally started to unravel everything.

Sigh. Well I cast on more stitches but I'm having trouble with getting the first row so.... back to crochet. I'll struggle with this for a while longer and then go to the yarn shop for some more help.

Holding two needles does not feel natural and I struggled trying to keep them held properly and the yarn. There's so much stuff to hold! There was another crocheter there (although she was working on a knitting project) and she said crocheting felt more natural to her as well. 
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 03:01pm on 01/09/2011
Methos is going to be a doctor. Okay Peter Wingfield is.  He lives in Burlington and he's attending UVM Medical school http://www.7dvt.com/2011peter-wingfield 
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posted by [personal profile] askye at 10:53am on 27/08/2011
I have medication! It was very easy. I was the first person at the urgent care. They were very nice and the doctor did express a tiny bit of concern over the high dose of Seroquel but I told him all my blood work was fine and that I knew it was high and once I got a shrink I was going to talk about reducing it. He started to give me info about counselors and shrinks but I told him I had that covered.

Then I went to the farmer's market and got some great chicken and potatoes and rice and beans. And empanadas. T, who makes this lovely food, also makes a garlicy sauce for the empanadas that is out of this world.  She said if I called her middle of the week and could come by Saturday she'd make me a batch special. I forgot to ask how long it lasts but I could it straight. I'm having a hard time eating because Dean is circling me like shark. Seriously, I'm at the computer eating and he keeps jumping on the computer. I knock him off. He jumps up on the window and tries to casually get in my lap. I know he wants the chicken which will just make him sick. He just wants a crumb.


The farmer's market had winter squash and these adorable pie pumpkins. I need to go get my knives sharpened and find a pumpkiny recipe because I want one of those cute little pumpkins to eat! And little fingerling potatoes and turnips. And apples. I bought a bag of young apples at the grocery not realizing I'd get some at the farmer's market. 

I'm realizing I'm more excited about fall/winter produce than I am about spring stuff. Maybe after a real winter I'll feel different. I love squash and asparagus and next year I'm trying fiddle heads. And all that. But there's something about pumpkins and acorn squash and other winter squashes and dark leafy greens - kale, collards, etc. 

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