Sunday, September 29, 2013

Taking A Break

For the past few weeks I've been exhausting myself - the battle to keep myself together and not consume every pill in the house in an effort to never wake up takes most of my brain power every day. I have tried to talk to people, like "they" say, but the people I've chosen apparently don't understand and change the subject. I feel like I'm lost in a black hole of worthlessness. I have to get out, and to do that I need to be away from the things that set my brain off. I've already shut my phone off. I'll be limiting my internet to deleting email ads and checking the weather - chances are I won't be reading the blogs I subscribe to. I've been trying to be outside and exercising to recharge my brain. I'll be keeping that up. I can't keep living like this or I will die. And no, I'm not fishing for comments or sympathy. I just wanted you to know why I'm going to be gone for a while. Thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Won!

Recently the Wearing History blog hosted a giveaway - the prize was a beautiful, handmade, sewing-inspired mobile featuring a mermaid. And I won! Yay!
Isn't it pretty? There's a much better picture on Lauren's blog. You should check her out anyway - she does amazing historical costumes and has a line of patterns that are really nice...and I may be saving up for a few of them. In other news, you may recall that Khloe has a habit of bringing home animals. Last week she brought home this:
I'm not much of a cat person - they annoy the heck out of me - but this one seems to have taken a liking to me. She almost always climbs on my lap while I'm watching my shows and she lays quietly while I'm moving around - none of the crazy crawling all over and getting behind furniture business that makes me crazy. You can see that she has some problems with her legs. We're gathering up some money to take her to a vet to get checked out. Since she's had some food and a place to relax she's much calmer than when she got here. I'm still not sure about having a pet (feeding kids is enough work!) but we may well have a new family member. I just hope she leaves my knitting alone!