Monday, April 5, 2010

Daily Dose Of Deuce

After looking over my blog, and truthfully neglecting it for a couple months, I figured out what the problem was! I started this blog to share my photography and crafting efforts. However, there were times when I just didn't feel like I have enough to say about stuff I make. At the same time, I didn't want to put a bunch of random crap on here as I felt like that wasn't being true to the theme of my blog. Maybe it's a personal "thing" that's kind of weird and I can't explain, but it's true.

So, I have started a new blog - "Daily Dose Of Deuce" - which will house all my insane ramblings. I definitely have enough opinions on things in general that I can share them with you all. It'll be a little crafty, full of random opinions and tidbits of information that hopefully you'll find interesting. I'm not sure if I'm going to be letting this blog lay to rest completely or not, but my new blog will be a bit of a fresh start. 2010 has definitely been the year of a fresh start in several aspects of my life and this is just another one to add to that list. Please check it out - I hope you'll enjoy it!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How time flies

Suddenly it's the end of February already and I'm not 100% sure how that happened. Update on the husband would be that he's feeling pretty fine and had a relatively quick recovery. He hated being on the pain meds as they made him feel zombie-like, but at least let him sleep. Once he was off those, everything went nice and smoothly. The cat on the other hand seems to have got rid of his tapeworm, is back to eating normally and...the best part...has finally caught on to the fact that we don't like being woken up 30+ minutes before the alarm! He will now happily snooze at the end of the bed and when the alarm goes off, he's ready for breakfast.

In more crafty news, I have been making a decision on what to do with my online shop. I very much like selling my wares but with the sample knitting taking up so much of my time, I don't feel like I've had much time to dedicate to maintaining my Etsy store. I think I've reached a decision to let all my listings expire for now and to take my time on a complete revamp. I want to add new things from my photographic portfolio and really want to come up with a good game plan for inventory - knit, crochet, woven or otherwise. I'd also like to dedicate more time to knitwear design. I've been finding myself sketching a lot recently (which is fun considering half the time I'm only capable of drawing stick people). Next thing is to figure out how to get those designs onto paper and into your hands.

Once I've decided exactly how to handle everything, I'll put up more info, but don't be surprised if all the destashing that I'm planning this year ends up being a store full of stuff later on!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Well, this should be fun

Today is the beginning of what will be a very busy week. This morning, the cat had a vet appointment to get his final round of shots and a general check up. Husband calls me to inform me that he has tape worms (gross) but no evidence of fleas (which is usually how tape worms come about in felines). The doc treated him and all should be well in a couple of days. However, I now have to switch out the litter tray, clean all the bed linens, and keep an eye on his behind (literally) over the next few days to make sure everything looks good. The appeal of checking the cat poop for worm remains is far from appealing, but that's love I suppose. As a side note, the doctor was impressed that he was such a good boy while in the exam room. She also confirmed that he is teething, which explains why he'll so lovingly bite everything in reach.Tomorrow, husband is having a septoplasty to fix his deviated septum/wonderfully congested nasal passages. The poor guy has had chronic sinusitis for a long time, and with his allergies, things get pretty miserable. Over the weekend, we were dog-sitting for a friend and turns out that I'm highly allergic to Boxer's, cute as they may be. I was in the apartment for an hour trying to get some knitting done when next thing I know, I'm sneezing up a storm and have lost all ability to breath normally. The worst part being that I ended up with the sinus pressure behind my eye balls complete with an itching nasal passage that made me want to stick a toothpick up there to scratch! All the times I never understood how bad it felt when my husband was having a bad sinus day. I had the problem for 3 hours and it was already driving me crazy. So, here's hoping his surgery goes smoothly tomorrow and that he will have a good recovery without too much discomfort. I'm already trying to figure out what meals I can make this week that will be easy for him to eat with who knows what packed in his nose post surgery!

This week is all about my two boys - the small one and the bigger (slightly) less furry one! Wishing both of you a speedy recovery.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Long overdue

I am feeling like a total slacker right now when it comes to blogging. It seems like I've been on the go since before the holidays and things really haven't slowed down that much.

In the crafty world, more of my knit samples have been popping up on the Plymouth Yarn website, which is proving to be something I'm increasingly proud of. The sample knitting has been quite time consuming as essentially, it is my second job, but I've been very happy with it and seeing the end result really gives me the encouragement to carry on. If you see these in your local yarn store, perhaps you'll think of me!In the meantime, my parents have been out visiting from England. They got some crazy snow out there before they left, and then came out here to some highly uncharacteristic Southern California storms. Considering it's 70 degrees and sunny most of the time, Californians are really quite useless when heavy storms hit, meaning we've spent quite a good amount of time sequestered in the house while the rest of the country probably points, laughs, and says we're all "weak" at our inability to handle weather changes! I am lucky that my parents visit often enough that they don't need to go see the sights, which have mostly been encompassed by a layer of fog, mist and rain.

Around the house, while trying to stay dry, we've also been lucky to have our little Deuce kitty to entertain us. He's quite the character and based on the number of toys around the house, anybody would think we've got a toddler living with us. Given that he's coming up on 5 months old and will play with anything put in front of him, we practically do! I have pages and pages of stories that I could share and may have to start the Daily Deuce. For now, enjoy his attempts at DJing - just like his father.