Day 283

Last night I got to bed a little late but we had been waiting for the cool change after a verrrrry long and humid day. The change came about 12.30 am and I was in bed by 1 am. I did a new mediation guide; Heal Your Body Naturally: Powerful Guided Healing Meditation for Pain Relief & Sleep.  I’m really enjoying these ones focused on healing.

I didn’t wake until 8.30 am when hubby checked on me before leaving for work. I really wasn’t ready to be awake and it showed during the day. I battled my mind all day. The negative thoughts came in, I countered them with some uplifting thoughts and the battle ensued. Around lunchtime I realised that I just wasn’t going to get much done today, so I might as well just relax. My positive brain is almost annoying on days when I don’t feel like being positive. On the upside, I really must be making some progress with my depression.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him splashing his friends with a puddle for ‘Step In a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. ‘ Luckily the long-necked flamingo and tiny little red bird didn’t mind at all. They had a fun day in the sun.

I hope your day has been splashed with sunshine, love and joy. You’re a wonderful person with a fantastic smile.


Day 72

I actually got out of bed on time today. The morning went quickly, hubby went to work and I worked out. I was 5 minutes faster than I should have been. I was cold and determined to do better than I have the last few days. I achieved that mini goal. 10 points to me.

Before I got into anything else, my brain decided it wanted to work out what being a friend is all about and how friendship even works. The only people I interact with are hubby and wifey, plus a couple of people I game with. I’m not sure people I game with are considered ‘real friends’ because I really don’t know anything real about them.

With this in mind, why do I feel bad if gaming friends are not talking to me? Should I be the one initiating all the conversations? Are conversations not being initiated by them because they don’t want to talk to me? Am I trying to push my way into their lives and it’s really not wanted?

This is why I have trouble doing friends. What’s the right amount of friending? How do you know if they don’t want to friend anymore? I am in the friend abyss and I don’t know what to do. I don’t even know where to look for an answer.

While my head was full of friend wondering, I picked up my knitting needles in hopes of finishing the fingerless glove that I’d been working on. Not long after lunch time, I had it done. It didn’t look the best but it was finished and wearable.

I decided to start on the second glove. I felt confident I could do this one better. My start was fantastic. Then, I noticed that it wasn’t looking right. Oh no! I had used the same stitch (knit or purl) twice. Of course I had continued the back and forth stitching for a number of rows without noticing.

Once I had noticed, on the next row I used the same stitch and got back on track. As it turns out, the little error in stitch actually looks good. The whole second glove turned out so much better, with no holes to fix and a snugger fit.

Frankenstein Gloves modelled by hubby

I used a pattern from Red Heart called ‘Really Easy Wristers‘.

Although, I have decided to call them my ‘Frankenstein’ Gloves. They don’t look so good but they’re functional. Hubby has claimed these gloves.

I’m looking forward to my next knitting project, which will most likely be some gloves for myself.

Amidst a day of knitting, I still got in 30 minutes of French. I did 4 revision levels with no mistakes. It felt good.

Bonne nuit. À demain.