Monday, December 13, 2010

Random Monday- Weekend Report

It's me, reporting from Hat Hell.  Progress isn't going very well. Yeah, you knew it, FB games.  I did figure out what the attraction is for me. As you may know, I suffer from anxiety and PTSD.  With the stress of finishing stuff and it being that time of year, my anxiety levels are going through the roof.  Playing those games, I can kinda zone out for a bit, except it causes more stress as I'm getting farther and farther behind schedule.

From Knitting Kitties

The blue is a shade darker than the photo.  More like a bright royal blue.  I really need to buckle down and just finish already.

Friday night D finally gave in and got me Netflix.  They don't tell you, or maybe they do. In the fine print, half way down the page, right at the point your eyes started to glaze over and the words become blurry.  They bill your card or bank account two weeks after sign up, not 30 days like the front page implies.  This doesn't work well with our budget.  So I will call, see if I can cancel then sign up again two weeks later when it will be better for us.

I'm really enjoying the streaming video aspect.  I just wish they had more available online vs. DVD. It really makes sense as far as expense for them with the postage. I'm sure it has to do with contracts and the copyright owners.

From Knitting Kitties

Saturday, I broke out of Hat Hell and took a walk in a different direction up to the Dollar Tree and Wal-mart.  This is my little piece of the NE.  There are three huge sugar maples in front of this church.  Every time I walk by, I wander into the grass and wave my arms in the air at the trees.  Deciduous trees can be grown down here if their trunks are coated with a special latex like material when they are young to prevent the trunks from drying out and splitting.  That and constant watering.

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The leaves are starting to change from that cold snap we had right after Thanksgiving. However, we've been enjoying warmer than normal temps and supposed to have a record high in the 80's today.  Which will be nice when I take my walk for cat food later. This is what we moved down here for.

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Here is a closer view of the mountains I see from outside my apartment. These pictures were taken from the back of the plaza.

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Well, I have ton of cleaning and knitting to do.  Need to try to ignore all the distractions of the traffic going back in forth in front of my window, and the neighbors shouting to each other.  Makes me hate Mondays.

From Knitting Kitties

Butterscotch says, Mom is so hyper today, I can't bear to watch.


Julie said...

awww butterscotch is so sweet

Great views of the mountains, how lovely to see that from your home

Happy hat knitting!

Dina said...

You have beautiful views. Never knew that about coating the trees. Hang in there you will get everything done in time.

Allison said...

What a nice way to escape hat hell. I hope you'll be in FO heaven soon!

Marushka C. said...

I wish I could see mountains from here, but just some rolling hills. And snow, but I hope the snow won't last long! Good luck getting your hat finished, it's going to be beautiful.

by Teresa said...

Fun read today. Take a deep breath and go Ohhmmmmm... :-)

Hugs, Teresa

Erin said...

Oh the warm, sunny pictures sure warm me up inside. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments.

Queen of...Whatever said...

Hey Denise...Your orphan comment got me over on the Palace Post...I almost got verklempt, because you nailed it on the head.....WHAAAAAAAAA...hehehe
I really do want them in my life though, but if I gotta force them, than its not that important to them. That is the sad part.

Heather said...

Sweet kitty, beautiful views, and the work will still be there tomorrow.

I suffer from PTSD, and went through EMDR therapy to help with it. It amazingly enough helped quite a bit. You might want to research it. It's Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)