Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I Do Not Heart Tuesdays

Yes, I'm well aware that today is not Tuesday but in fact Wednesday.  But that still doesn't change the fact that I really dislike Tuesdays.  I totally dread that day.  Weekends for us are Sundays and Mondays, and come Tuesday I know that Brett has to go back to work and it's another looooong week.  Both the Munchkin and I were sad to watch Brett leave yesterday morning - the Munchkin is majorly craving Daddy time and I'm hardcore craving some solo "me time".  Le sigh.

My to-do list is quite long today since yesterday was a bit of a write-off.  So today's blog will be a bit random.  I haven't done this in a while!

- yesterday was a bad day.  The grey, dreary, rainy day really reflected how I felt.  I was feeling pretty down and out, and if it weren't for the Munchkin I would've stayed in bed all day.

- I wasn't the only one having a bad day yesterday, the Munchkin was feeling physically rough.  After a weekend of being outside almost the entire time, the Munchkin's mild sun allergy has left him really sore all over. 

- yesterday I really missed living in Vancouver.  The city itself, my friends...and I wonder if Victoria will ever feel like home to me.  Even after living here for almost 5 years, I still don't feel like I belong here and long for Vancouver.  I guess I'll have to make a trip over to the mainland pretty darn soon. 

- the idea of moving closer to family is becoming more and more appealing to me.  The thought of having help (and somewhat of a life outside of the home!) is surprisingly enough to put the thought of moving back to my small hometown into our heads...which I thought I would never do.

- I'm pretty intrigued by the fact that the Kootenays have their own roller derby league! 

- I love the Munchkin more than life itself, but I'm so mentally and physically exhausted that I'm starting to feel guilty that lately I've been counting down the hours of when the Munchkin goes to bed.  Not that it matters since lately I've been going to bed before 10pm anyways.  My energy has been zapped out of me after spending the day trying to keep on top of life and the Munchkin. 

- I was invited to participate in a Mother's Day craft fair by the lovely ladies of The Midwives Collective, but sadly I just don't have the time to sew up enough stock and I don't have child care for that day.  All of this saddens me and makes me want to scream out "FML!".

- a few people (who are single and childless) think this is a situation that could be easily remedied by putting up a Craigslist ad for a babysitter.  They're kidding, right?? I would trust a random stranger with my child.  In my home.  Craigslist.  Let's not go there. 

- I drastically reduced my computer/internet usage over the weekend.  Being outside a lot helped with that, and relied on my phone to stay connected to social media outlets.  This isn't a big deal but my knitting has definitely improved because of this.  As in I actually got a fair bit of knitting accomplished.  Yay! 

- I felt a small tickle of Starteritis about to begin but managed to stomp it out before it got out of hand.

- remember this post about wanting to cast on a pair of socks, even though I already have three pairs on the go?  Well I didn't cast them on.  I know several of you told me to live dangerously and just cast on that delicious yarn, but I'm determined to get some of my WIPs off the needles.

- I discovered a way to curb the Starteritis: hexipuffs!

Hexipuff in progress

- I get the thrill of casting on and after half an hour of knitting I get the satisfaction of binding off.  And in the end it all goes towards a much larger project.  One that I haven't touched since last October and haven't worked on all year...'til now.

- the urge to cast on something new hit me six times over the last few days.  Now I have six hexipuffs to add to the very small collection.

- because someone will ask, the yarn used in the hexipuff above is SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in the Firefly colourway.  This is my favourite hexipuff to date and I absolutely am in love with this colourway.  I must obtain a skein and turn them into some lovely socks!

- I couldn't take it any longer and have decided to dive right into my mini skein collection (particularly the SweetGeorgia minis) and started knitting with them.

- Blogger has officially switched over to its new interface, and man, does it ever suck!  I'm constantly getting double spaces and my sentences are getting jumbled up when I look at the previews, and to top it all off, extra html code is added for no reason.  Does anyone else dislike this new "and improved" Blogger?  Bleh!

- I'm hoping my mood lightens up and that I have the energy (and time!) to get a few things done that I've been meaning to do around here.

- in the meantime, I've got a hexipuff to cast on.


  1. I LOVE that firefly yarn. Oh man. I am just overcome with the love. You can visit meeeeeeeee in Vancouver!
    Just's SUPER RAINY and depressing in Vancouver. I believe I had blocked it out of my mind, although I grew up here. But I remember now!
    Heck, don't visit me...I should visit you guys!

    1. Oh Deb, you are hilarious!

      Melissa, what I find interesting is that it also took me a lot of time to make this strange place feel like home. There's something about this city that is so clique-y. I've been living here since 2003 (not in Van since 2001) and only about 5 years ago or so I felt that this is my home. That Vancouver is just a headache of fast pace craziness and yes, although all my friends and most of our family is there, we still can't wait to come home, to our seclusion. Plus, when we do finally go to Van, we're like tourists and people are more excited to see us. You have to treat that time more special.

      I hope you don't decide to leave (your personality is infectious!), but if you do, we know it's for the right reasons. I'd like to think that the weather plays a big part in our moods, so let's just chop it up to the bad weather. :)

    2. I agree with Mary, Deb, you are hilarious!!!

      And I think you should DEFINITELY come visit us! :D

    3. Thanks Mary for your comment!

      I have met other "transplants" who were not born in Victoria, and they have also told me that they had a really hard time fitting in and making Victoria feel like home. I have to agree that Victoria is quite clique-y. I've tried going to some pre-natal and "baby and me" type groups, either I'm finding the wrong ones or what but every single group I've gone to was filled with 2 groups of people - those that didn't speak English, and the group of girls that are all friends and managed to get pregnant at the same time...or have kids around the same age. Trying to penetrate into those groups is like pulling teeth with a tweezer!

      Or in my case, I was always in the wrong age group. Either I'm too young or too old...and majority of the time I get mistaken for too young. Fingers crossed that maybe things will start to look up?

  2. I have many similar feelings to this post! Not truly feeling like I belong, wishing I could be somewhere else, etc. Also, your single and childless friends are silly—if I were there, I'd be like "you go out and get your hairs did, I'mma watch this little thing for a while."


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