I feel remarkably calm. Of course, I take this as a sign that all hell is going to break loose. I live my life constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. But somehow, this does not paralyze me; instead, I see moving on with my life, such as it is, as a challenge. And it turns out that I like challenges.
Wait, that doesn't mean that I am ready to rock climb or sky dive, so don't go getting any crazy thoughts about that! I meant that I made a decision to leave a steady job that I had held for six years, and try something new. While the new job is not a huge leap from my experience, it is with a major company and I stepped into a corporate world that is foreign to me. I'm working on a contract basis, and so the end result remains to be seen. There are benefits to having a short term assignment (less stress, less ownership) and I'm not panicking (yet) about what I might do when the assignment ends. I can't say a whole bunch about it on here, only because …
Yesterday I attended a "Learn to Crochet" class at a local yarn store, Sip & Knit. The class was only $30 and I received two plus hours of instruction (there were only two students in the class, including me, so I basically received one-on-one instruction). I was totally confused for the first hour and thirty minutes; I felt like I was struggling to get my mind around it and that I was just mimicking what the instructor was showing me. I didn't know the how or why behind it.
I fumbled around and managed to create a simple crochet border on a knitted swatch. It was not impressive but I had fun in the class and signed up for another one on the spot (Learn to Knit Continental). I was intrigued and after I got home, I pulled up as many beginner crochet videos as I could and started practicing stitches. I was a bit bored with it until I found granny squares.
I ran through five or six versions of the granny square until I finally understood the stitches. This was m…
Tropical Storm Fay is headed our way, probably hitting Central Florida tomorrow mid-morning.
I've been pretty lazy about housework lately. I'm at the point where is it too much to try to take care of in one morning. Therefore, in a sign of my ongoing maturity, I have decided to tackle one room a day. In this way, I get the house clean within the week under manageable conditions.
Today, the first day, I took on the kitchen. I cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer. I stockpiled ice (for the storm). Also, the shelves and pantry are organized. The stove and microwave got a thorough cleaning. I even put stuff aside for my friend's garage sale at the end of the week. Finally, I got on my hands and knees and cleaned the floor.
Whew! I love a clean kitchen; although the rest of the house is unkempt, my kitchen gives me hope.
Tomorrow is the big storm and I'm taking on the bathrooms (2 and 1/2 technically). They aren't that big so I can consolidate them into &qu…