Category Archives: Misc

Crazy Time

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There’s been a bit of knitting.

Lots of rearranging, cleaning, sorting, worrying, stressing, sleepless nights, anxiety, surface of the sun hot flashes…etc etc etc

There has not been enough knitting and way too much of the other stuff.

But…I managed to color my hair so at least when I look in the mirror every day, I don’t see a woman who looks as old as she feels.

Seems there is drama everywhere lately, plus a visit from Honey, Spencer finishing out the quarter, and the annual apartment inspection (today actually).

I felt a brief moment of “down-timeness” this morning on the way into work.  I was cruising on the leg of one of the Chili Socks and everything just felt all nice and chilled out.

That lasted about 5 minutes.

Tonight I am hoping for more chill time.  All I need to do is wash my comforter, sit back, relax, knit and see what’s on TV.

That’s the plan anyway.

Reality and One More Thing I learned while riding my bike.

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First, let’s find out what I learned:

Ducks not only fly in a V-formation, they also swim like that.  I spotted some ducks in the canal going full blast in a V.  Spontaneously started humming Flight of the Valkyries.  It was fun. They were cute.

Even little baby ducklings will swim in a V behind their Mama Ducky.

Now for some reality:

So I gave up on the cutting down of the broomstick skirt.  Decided it wasn’t going to look right.  Broomstick skirts are long for a reason.  Instead, I stopped in at Ross with Spence today.  Found a cute mini-dress made of the softest t-shirt material ever.  On other women, it would be a short dress, on me, it’s mid-knee.  Sigh.  Anyway, it looks pretty good on its own and I’m sure it will look good over the compression pants.  Even if it doesn’t, I’ll have a cute summer dress.

Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers.  Hug your Mom’s close if you are blessed to still have them with you.  Give them a big hug for me.  Many mixed feelings tomorrow for us here in the Chaos.  Sniff.

Category: Chaos Couture, Misc, Sadness

Did we miss something?

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Yesterday morning, Spence and I were out waiting for the 6:12am bus.

Yes, I said 6:12am bus.

Cars were speeding all over the place.  Three alone just through our apartment complex parking lot.  At 6am.  We maybe see one car per week at that time in the morning.  Three in one morning.  Hmmm.

People speeding up through yellow lights, speeding through green lights, not even slowing down to turn corners.

Were we walking that slow? No.

We then began to wonder if it was the zombie apocalypse and we should be running away or something.  Looked round, nope, no zombies.  I asked Spence if he was a zombie.  He said “not yet, you?”.  Nope.

We looked up.  No Motherships or Alien Invaders.  No flaming asteroids screaming towards Earth.

Gas at the corner station: $4.29 per gallon (regular).

Fast forward to 6pm.

Got off the bus at the corner, gas was $4.35 per gallon (regular).

I think we did miss something.  I think we missed an entire week.

How else would you justify a 6 cent increase in one day?

Don’t answer that.

Category: Blahblahblah, Misc

Think I owe a hair update…

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…it is still not colored.

I’m tired of doing it.

I had to file my taxes early so that we could fill out and submit financial aid forms for college.

I’m getting a refund.

It got deposited yesterday.

Work is having another convention booth down in LA at the end of March.

I’ve lost 9 lbs.

I’m stressed and not sleeping enough.

I deserve a rest.

I deserve a treat.

Mid-March I will be going for the works.

Mid-March plus one day:

The before mid-March will be forgotten.

No grey hairs.

A sassy new haircut.

A happy me.

…and I won’t scare anybody off at the convention.

Bring it.

Going going gone…

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Many things going in the Chaos.

The old year is going (obviously).

Things no longer needed are (eventually) going.

The Chaos is also (eventually) going. Somewhere else.  Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I will be going.  Maybe.  Haven’t decided yet. I always chicken out.  Going where you ask?

Not where, what.  I am once again contemplating NOT coloring my hair.  Just going au naturale. 

Grey. 

I think I’d be a 50/50 salt ‘n pepper.  I’m not quite sure because I keep coloring my hair. 🙂

Anyway, now would be a really good time to do it.

I’m feeling the need for a coiffure change.

Whether going grey will be that change, I don’t know yet.

One thing I do know for sure is that I really need a haircut.

Maybe a salt ‘n pepper new cut?

Dare I do both?

Winter WonderSuck…

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More like Winter WTF?!?

Not much to say here except that there has been a whole bunch of SUCK going on…as in lots of little sucky things have happened to add up to one giant HOOVER.  And from what I’ve been reading in other blogs, I’m not the only ones who has had a Hoover sort of week.  WTF?!?

Whatever.

It is over now – so far as I know.

I’ll take it.

I won’t take the daily afternoon hot flashes though.  Mother nature can have those back.

Reigning in the Chaos…a little at a time…

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This past week has been a doozy, but I sit here today typing, so I obviously survived the dooziness.

A lot of things have changed lately, from where I sit, for the better.  Here are a few tidbits:

  1. I was starting a new online shop.  I’ve cancelled it for now.
  2. I was whole-hog on the looking-for-a-new-place.  I’ve slowed down.
  3. I had signed up to do a local craft fair (at my complex, this weekend actually). I cancelled.
  4. I felt like crap all the time.  I’ve changed my eating habits and I’m moving again (as in easing back into something that can be called exercising). 
  5. I was trying to remember too much with a memory that isn’t as good as it used to be.  I’ve emptied the extras out onto paper and left other things forgotten. If they were important, I’ll find out soon enough.  Then I’ll add them to my calendar or my notes.

All of them important changes that add up to me being able to sleep again.  Not stressing over where I should be and what I should be doing or when things should be done or how many things still need doing.

Life is complicated enough, I really don’t need to make it more so.

There were many things (both big and small) that signalled me that I really needed to change my ways.

The two most obvious things:

  1. My body was screaming for mercy.
  2. I sat down in front of some very pretty sparkly jewelry supplies, had a zillion ideas in my head about what to do with all those pretty sparkly things and could do nothing but look at the pretty sparkly things and think “ooh, pretty sparkly things, aren’t they pretty and sparkly?”.

When my body talks so loudly (or in this case just about whacks me over the head with a baseball bat) and my creativity STOPS, I know there is something wrong.  Not only has something been wrong for a long time, but I’ve been ignoring it.  Bad Donna. Bad.

This time, I sat back and looked at ALL aspects of what was going on, not just the one that was complaining the most.  I unloaded the unnecessary things, rearranged the necessary things, and added some new very necessary things.

I am by no means done, but I have a very good start.

Now if I could just get back all those lost hours of sleep, I’d be golden. 🙂

Note: I know I am moving in the right direction.  I was able to sleep last night even after having 2 earthquakes yesterday that scared the living daylights out of me.

A New Beginning for the Chaos

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Along with everything else going on round here, The Chaos might be moving.

Donna and Spencer of The Chaos are tired of commuting. We’re tired of the heat.

Things are being donated, recycled, and thrown out.  Just in case.

The Chaos Nest is down-sizing.  Whether it moves or not.  Spencer is applying for colleges and financial aid.

I’m in denial.

I go tomorrow to my first open house.  I’m putting together my folder with anything and everything I think I might need.  Can’t forget my checkbook either.

I’m excited, scared, and all sorts of other emotions I can’t even identify.

It’s just too much right now, but it has to be done.

Life goes on.

I was going to say if you don’t hear from me for a few weeks it means I’m busy moving, but, well, um…that’s usually the status quo here.

I’ll keep you posted. Promise.

In the meantime, light those candles, send the mojo, say your prayers, or rattle your beads… I really like the place I’m going to see tomorrow after work.

Wish me luck.

It’s been awhile…

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…I’ve been busy.

Seems like I am always too busy to write here, but not much actually seems to be getting done.

Really hate that feeling.  Really hate when you can’t visually SEE any progress.

But I know I’ve been doing stuff.

Please tell me it is NOT all in my mind.

That would totally suck…and mean I’ve really got a lot more to do than I originally thought.

I need some Advil and a nap.

Category: Misc

Enter the sad time…

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…well, Honey has gone back home and I’m very sad about it. We had an entire month together and somehow it felt like it was only a 2 weeks. It definitely didn’t last long enough. We had lots of things planned, only did one or two things. The most important thing tho is that we did all that “nothing” together.

I miss you Honey!!!!

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Now the hard work begins.

There are lots of things going on right now, all of which are a HUGE strain on me emotionally, mentally, physically. Separately, there are not that bad, but all at once…I’m having problems dealing.

I’ll get back into the swing of juggling anything and everything all at once again, I’m just not up to it right now.

Lots of things need to be done, earned, saved, moved, given away, made, sold, cleaned, and so on and so on.

In a few days or so I’ll sit down and try to map it all out. This time, I’m going to try and write it all down instead of just keeping it up in my head. That doesn’t seem to be working too well for me.

Most of it won’t be put out here in details, but you will hear from me every now and then – hopefully more than last year.

Then again, I might get chatty and then you’ll be begging me to just shut the hell up already.

In the mean time, I’m going to mope about for a few days and let myself feel nothing but the “missing of the Honey” before I jump back into the Chaos full force.

Ms Cow and I WILL see Honey and Cow again this year. We WILL!!!!!

Sniff.

Sigh.

Pass the damn chocolate.