Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Perhaps...Maybe...

It’s true. I am one of those bloggers. You know, the kind that get in blogger mode once a year? That will never really gain a reader base because the urge to stop blogging strikes as fast as the urge to blog. I can’t really say it’s ever an urge because I enjoy it. It’s an enjoyable hobby, but I do have so many so you can see where blogging ranks. I do love to write though and when I am reminded of this, that’s when I pop back in to share what the current passion is at that time.

Last year sucked. It just sucked. I did have some good times and did most of what I had planned. I just had moments of dizziness and anxiety attacks to deal with. I’m finally better for the most part. Sometimes I feel kind of funky but nothing compared to what I was dealing with. They never did figure out what was up. I think it was my ears, but maybe I was just having crazy spells.

Because of the way last year was I slowed down substantially on the cooking and hobbies. Since those are things I like to post about, well, I stopped blogging all together.

Currently I’m doing some home improvements. I am a very creative person, but to be honest, I’m not a big fan of decorating and doing this home shit. I’ll be glad when it is done so I can get back to doing the things that I love.

I have become obsessed with farming. I know it’s hard work. I don’t know that I understand how hard the work is. I do know I would love to have some hens, some angora goats, some bunnies and maybe a Llama and a garden. The hobbies I am attracted to are hobbies that serve some type of function. The animals have function, they will supply fiber for my spinning and knitting, which in turn provide function for warmth and accessories. The hens and garden will provide ingredients for cooking, cooking obviously will supply my meals. I love taking things from the very beginning and creating them into something that has purpose. I’m not big on creating things that will just sit there and look pretty. If you can wrap it around your neck and be warm as well as look gorgeous, I’m all for it! If it’s just going to sit and collect dust, forget it! More dust collectors means more dusting, who wants that? These are the things that I dream about and keep me motivated to keep going on the home improvements.

My home has been in distress and really needed an overhaul. It’s always been in the back of my mind, knowing that the time would come to address the house issue and I think it caused a bit of a creative block. I stayed pretty creative with this clutter on my mind, just think of all the creativity that will be unleashed once my mind and spirit is free.

Just might be something interesting enough to write about.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dizzy

I’ve been quiet, I know.
Summer is almost over, it went by so fast.
What I have I been doing?
Nothing.

See, back in May when all things were good and Spring was just the beginning of all I had planned for this summer, I got sick. I am generally a very healthy person, and the bug I had did it’s time and left, or so I thought. That little bug just quietly worked his way in my inner ear and then the dizzies began. I had no other symptoms, other than getting dizzy periodically. Then it got worse. It’s hard to have a good summer when you are dizzy all the time. At first I just thought it would run it’s course and just started drinking more. Heck, drinking makes me loopy anyway, figured I wouldn’t even be bothered by the dizzies if I had a few cocktails in me. This did not work for long. It just made me feel worse..go figure.

Don’t get me wrong, I was seeing the doctor during this time to trying to figure out what was going on. It’s been two months and in that two months the docs had me going to Physical Therapy, put me on steroids and 4 types of antibiotics. I got inhalers, nasal sprays, nasal rinses and ear drops. I’m a wimp when it comes to meds, so it took a few tries to find something that didn’t have my face planted into my keyboard an hour after taking. Now, I’m only on the antibiotic that has enough side effects to deal with. At lease I can appear functional and get through the day, but the moment I get home my butt has been in bed. It stinks. I keep telling myself, it could be worse, a lot worse. I can’t deny I have noticed some improvement, but it’s discouraging that I will not know for certain until I am done with this antibiotic. Being that one of the side effects of this drug is, well, dizziness. I just won’t know until I can get through it. 7 more days.

I’m halfway there.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011 Estes Park Wool Market

This last month the Wool Market was the happening place in Estes Park, CO. If you have never been to Estes Park, it really is worth the visit. It is so beautiful, with deer, elk and moose just hanging out with the rest of us. The views are absolutely breath taking.

We arrived around 10 am at the Fairgrounds which was very easy to find, right off the highway. There was ample parking when we got there so it was already starting off to be a great day.

Now, you know those butterflies that start fluttering all about when you are excited about something? Well, I those butterflies were all over the place for me, I was supa excited as we made our way to the our first tent, which was the Vendor tent.

From WoolFest


So many luscious fibers to see, fondle, grope, fondle. I got overwhelmed. I did a walk through once and didn't purchase a thing. I think my mind just went into over drive with all the creative inspirations I just didn’t know what to do! I realized that the sheep sheering demonstration was coming up so, I figured it would be a good opportunity to try to gather my bearings and come up with a strategic plan for when I was ready to dive back into the vendor tent.







After the sheep shearing, I went off to visit the critters in the other tents. There was the Sheep Tent, Goat Tent, Alpaca Tent and Bunny tent. Boy was I in spinner critter heaven! It took a lot of will power, not to be confused with “wheel” power to not buy the cute little bunny with floppy ears and eyes that promised beautiful fur she would allow me to spin into next to skin soft yarns. Sigh. Someday little bunny, someday.









So I made my way back to the vendor tent, this time with a plan in mind. I started on my mission. I picked up some Alpaca because the 3 pounds I already have at home isn’t enough, but this was very pretty dyed alpaca. I got some Wensendale wool since I nave not yet spun with Wensyndal wool. I also got lots and lots of mohair locks. Some already dyed and some natural so I can play around dyeing my own.I subscribed to Wild Fibers magazine and also got a calendar from this artist. So cute!

Just when I thought I was done, next thing I knew my arms where full of really cool fibers from Bonkers. I don’t know what happened, one minute I was on my way out, finished shopping, the next I was in her booth drooling. What can you do? It’s not my fault she put some “moth to a fire” spell on her fibers.

Good thing Tour De Fleece is coming up. I have sooo much to choose from and spin up. Did I tell you I also ordered my bulky flyer for my matchless? Life is good!