Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time For New Adventures

I feel like I took a big adult step today. Granted, I have been an adult for quite some time, but some days it felt like I was just playing at being a grown up.
My old Dodge has now been retired. I thought I'd be a little more emotional. Not over the actual retiring of the truck, but what the truck represented. It was my first vehicle that I purchased with my ex-husband. It did have a lot of memories with all the little adventures we experienced. Now I'm more relieved than anything for a few reasons. The first is I do not have to worry about being stranded on the side of the road. The second is that I'm happy I can start a whole new bunch of memories and adventures. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. It was the last major tie to a part of my past.

I made a few attempts to take pictures to share with you all, but apparently my camera has retreated into vampire mode. I'm trying to fix that.

The camera does not like daylight.

It does look pretty bad ass eh?

The first vehicle that I have acquired on my own. I am thrilled!! I did have a very awesome friend negotiate the deal for me. I'm the first to admit my negotiation tactics are very poor. I'm happy with the outcome. I haven't stopped grinning since I had the keys placed in my hand.

Just thought I'd share that with you all. I'm off to watch the hockey game. Have a great week end.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

It is our Canadian thanksgiving this week end. Some of us are sweating in our kitchens trying to out do what Mom always made look simple. Some of us are drooling in anticipation of someone else' kitchen adventures. Others are rather low key. They have their video's or games picked up for the awesome long week end and looking forward to just trying to decompress. Whatever you are up to this week end, I hope it is everything you expect and more.
In a few hours I'm off to visit with my parents. They are actually in their camper staying not to far from where I live. Their camper is actually quite a nice set up. It has more space than most apartments I've seen. Hopefully I can take some very cool scenery pictures. The leaves this year have the most colour change than we have seen in a very long time. They have actually just started to really change around my place. This is another reason why I love my country. You can't capture these true colours on canvas, although we keep trying.
I've been lying low since I felt so under the weather this week. I've just been watching television and hanging out with the fuzzies. They are great company. We watched the hockey games, and whatever movies came on television. I have to replace the speaker set for my pc. Apparently they have had a fallen out and my computer will no longer recognize my speakers. I have had to write down the shows that I really want to watch for when I find speakers that are compatible. I just have one episode left of The United States of Tara and its killing me I can't watch it. argghhh.
At least hockey is back! Even Rebel is right into it:

It is a little blurry, but Leafs just scored on the Senators for the fourth time.

Napoleon couldn't care less:

While I watch television, I just can't sit there and absorb whatever is going on. I have to be moving or thinking. So I worked on my painting:

February is coming along nicely if I do say so myself.

I knit on a pair of socks that I started during the Sock Knitters Pentathlon from 2008! They are called Summer Olympic Socks. I just never finished them. Then I started to go through that personal stuff. I must have just tucked everything away into boxes. I found these unfinished relics in a box with some comic books. At least I had some system to my madness, all my favourite things in a box together.

Now I can move the dial on the progress tab in my Ravelry projects.

Speaking of Ravelry is that for a segue? This is the reason why I started to create my own little patterns:

Just not enough strength to try and get my pattern out from under Rebel. He is a really big cat with a thing for paper. I find it best not to argue. Eventually he eventually he gets hunger and moves.
Napoleon just makes it difficult for me to find my yarn:

That is all that is happening in my little world at the moment. When I get back, maybe I can share some autumn pictures with you all.
Happy Thanksgiving!