Saturday, January 31, 2009

Who, me?

I know, I know. I haven't been here for you. And you're upset. You're sad. You're feeling empty. Alone. Disappointed. Well, you shouldn't rely on a blog to give you so much reassurance for crying out loud. Ok really, I'm sorry. I know I've been MIA, and the truth is that I don't even have a good excuse. I've just been....BLAH. Truth is, I think I've come down with a bad case of the S.A.D. You know, the Seasonal Affective Disorder. And even that, though honest, is not a good excuse because the weather here hasn't been awful. It's been OK. A little chilly, a few days with some ice on my car, but let's face it. I don't have it bad compared to those poor bastards I call "family" who live in Michigan and have to deal with snow every other day and temperatures that drop below 0 and stay there for a few days in a row.

So really, what I'm trying to say is, I'm lazy. I didn't have anything to blog about and even if I did, I didn't feel like blogging. But just so you don't feel left out of the loop of my life, here is a quick run-down of the goings-on for the past few weeks. This is in no particular order.

- signed up for a sewing class

- signed up for a book club

- got my hair done (and my hairdresser did NOT talk to me about politics this time, thank you very much)

- bought some clearance shoes at Target for $6.00

- had a huge, painful zit on my chin and asked God why the zits couldn't end when my adolescence did

- ate an ice cream sandwich for breakfast

- tried a new dinner at Taco Night (Enchiladas Blancas) and regretted it.....for a long time.....later that evening.....

- knitted the same scarf for the past 4 weeks; seriously, a simple garter stitch scarf; am totally burnt out on knitting

- went to a wine store/tasting with a friend and her 6 month old baby; got looked at funny.

- ate at the new Carl's Jr. restaurant by our house 3 times

- fell out of a folding chair while cleaning a book shelf; bruise leg bad; hurt to walk for several days

So as you can see, you haven't missed much.

Now here's the good news. I always start my new year's resolutions on February 1st. I don't really feel like explaining WHY right now, but it has to do with the fact that January 1st is when everyone else does it, and there's so much pressure on that date, and I just don't like it. So....... that means several things. First, my sweater, obviously. I made a trip to the yarn store today, and it was not very productive. Details to follow in another blog.

Second, a new weekly feature I will have on my blog pertaining to......drum roll please.....American Idol!!!! I'm not ashamed. I love it. And Hollywood week is upon us, and then the finals, which I love. So every week I will give my Weekly Recap of All Things Idol. This is a carry over from an Idol e-mail group that I started several years ago that consists of some friends and family members who all enjoy the Idol. This way, I figure, everyone can enjoy my witty observations.

I have to go now. Writing this blog has really taken it out of me. But I promise to be here more for you now, in the days ahead.


PrincessPea said...

Sorry to hear you've been hit by SAD, I get a bit of it too, it tends to start in February for me, towards the end of winter. Hope you feel perkier soon!

Anita O said...

Oh, I feel for you. Even the bruise. I blame my anxiousness on the faltering economy. I can't even watch the news without starting to hyperventilate anymore. So there you go.
I love the idol as well. At least that's one point of sanity for us. I will definitely be reading your witty comments, LOL.

Ps. try taking some St. John's wort. It may help your SAD.

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Yikes... that bruise made my leg hurt just looking at it. Hope it gets better fast!

Anonymous said...

I soooo know what you are talking about with the baby at the wine tasting. Remember you were there when I got looked at funny in Fredericksburg as I carried my baby around in a papoose and tasted wine. It's not like I was going on a bender people...Seriously!

Anonymous said...

Hey, i for one, do miss you when you're gone. I am pathetic and need internet entertainment to get me through the day! I hope you get to feeling better - I think a lot of people have a case of the wintertime blues. :)

kristi from ar

Reenie said...

Girl.....I missed you =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy, I'm going to try this again. I tried to send you the knit info but it wouldn't go thru...they insist you do not exist (your Mom says I do have the right address). So, yarn info is available on
You can substitute any yarn that has the same gauge. Also, you can do the math to adjust your pattern,(I DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR YOUR 1ST SWEATER!)You make a swatch that gives you the look (needle size) you want. Check the gauge. Adjust your pattern to fit the new gauge. ie. pattern called for 5st = 1".....your swatch uses 10st = 1". Cast on 50st would become cast on 100st. Good luck and happy knitting!! Nancy