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Here I am again, saying useless things.

But you guys like reading my useless things, right?  I figure you must if you're reading this.  I recently gave the link to the sister-in-law cause I was unhappy and she wanted to talk but I don't like talking on the phone so I figured hell, I'll let her read what's been on my mind lately.  That lead to the brother-figure also reading this........nnnooottt what was intended, but hey, the more the merrier right?

It's fine.  If anyone in the family would be understanding, or at least shrug off the odd things I say, think, and do it would be my brother... and vicariously through him the sister-in-law (I hope).

I can't really tell you I had any reason for this post, just as I had no reason for the last two.  I guess I'm just feeling chatty?  Restless?  Who knows.  What I DO know is that I'm making good strides on my current project of choice.  In an attempt to beat Lydia at the NaKniSweMo competition we wrangled ourselves into, I've started the first sleeve.  But the increases on the ribbing are really boggling my mind, you just can't increase the way the pattern says and have it stay a 1x1 rib.  I don't really want to but I think I may have to alter where the increases go just to make it work.  Not sure yet cause I haven't done them.

Hmm... not a lot else going on in life at the moment.  Really itching to get my sewing machine fixed cause I have some good Christmas flannel that I wanna make a skirt out of.  I saw this thing on Etsy that's a Victorian bustle inspired skirt and I really want to try and replicate it, it was super cute.

In the mean time, I'm still waiting to find a permanent job, hoping this Broadcom thing works out ASAP, having no money to get Christmas presents this year..... again.  I swear to Sagan that one of these years the family folk are gonna get BOMB X-mas presents from me to make up for the.. oh..  15 YEARS of the nothing at all I've gotten you. 

Damn... those presents are gonna have to be super bomb, aren't they?

I think I just trapped myself into knitting everyone a gift next year.  >.<

.... three posts for three days in a row, that's lucky, right?
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... to counteract all the unpleasant ones.  I got out of work early today and got to go to Strands and Stitches in Laguna Beach for a "yarn tasting."  It was quite fun!

They had some food, cookies and lots of people to talk to.  It was an event to show off the Louet Wet-Spun Linen.  So I oggled it for a long while wishing I had the extra cash to buy some and hung out with knitting buddy P.J.  At least I was able to help her pick out some good colors for a design she's working on.  They had a drawing for a hank of the linen and a pattern, I think they gave away five of them but my name was never called. =(  Oh well.

I didn't find out until near the end of the event that the lady who came to bring all the extra show-off pieces and yarn is actually the lady who OWNS Louet North America!  So that ended up being a nifty surprise!  We chatted about my Louet spinning wheel and how I needed a new flyer for a while.  She's actually very nice and fun to talk to.

All in all, the evening went well and was enjoyable.  I got to see pretty yarn, see some lovely knits and have a look at the ocean to boot!
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Hmm.. exactly one month since my last post. At least I haven't forgotten or given up yet!

Work has been interesting. The doc finally decided on an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) software to go with and actually purchased it! A step in the right direction for sure... but he's still working me 9:30 - 6:30 when he promised me I'd be 8:30 - 5:30. His excuse is that I'm not "100% yet" but the real reason is he needs me to be there until that time of evening because he can't manage to get his own work done in a timely fashion.  

No joke, I tend to spend at least an hour every evening after the last patient (4:30) just waiting around for him to come in and check charts.  Most of the mistakes he finds are his own.

sigh... Pretty soon I'm gonna have to strong arm him into letting me work the hours he said I would.

On a bright note, I learned to make a really neato bracelet today!  It's an abacus on your wrist. =)  They're easy and pretty fun so I may try to make a number of them with the stuff I've got lying around and see if I can Etsy them. (yah right)  We can hope. 

That's about it for now.  It's late and I'm tired but it's Friday night!  Perhaps I'll knit on my gloves....

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Exactly that. I've got a headache and a box of Thin Mints. Problem is I can't make myself get up to go to the kitchen to pour a glass of milk and get the cookies so right now I only have a headache.

I see a severe lack of good things in this scenario.

So I'm typing and considering what to have to dinner. I realize this all sounds very random and it's probably because that's the way my thought process was running and my head hurts too much to organize it into a coherent post.

So it's incoherent and my head hurts.

I also need to pick up the hubby from work but he hasn't told me when yet.. it's almost 8:30 pm. Guh.

Oh! I'm test knitting a pattern for my OC knitting buddy, PJ. It's a reverse-able lace pattern, pretty simple, not a pattern I would knit normally, but I had some hideous pink yarn that I'd bought when I first started knitting and I wanted to get rid of it. So it all works out in the end.

That was semi-coherent, yes?

Gonna go make some Mac n' Cheese for dinner I think. Night!
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Oddly enough, it looks as though I update this about twice a month... not bad for someone who doesn't keep these things well! Let's see... what's been happening...

Well, I have a new job! I work for a psychiatrist as his receptionist. It's basically a medical records job plus checking in patients for their visits... and marketing..... and billing and insurance.

It's a lot. But it pays well! 14/hr right now, then in a month or two I'll be up to 15/hr, not bad! The doc is kinda hard to work for. He's a SEVERE micro-manager who changes his mind from one moment to the next on what he wants. No joke, he'll ask me to do something, I'll do said task immediately and he'll ask me as I'm doing it, WHY I'm doing it or he'll say I shouldn't do it! Strange...

But he's a nice guy overall and it's a good stable job, so I'm happy. =) The nurse is a pretty cool guy, we have a lot in common and get along very well. All in all, things are good! Hopefully I'll get a paycheck soon. I just started, and it's always hard waiting for that first paycheck.

Everything else sort of got put on hold because of this. Knitting has all but halted, not much time for games though we just got Little Bit Planet 2. It's awesome! We got the collectors edition so I have an OFFICIAL Sack Boy plush. ^^ He is very cute! Hrm... what else?

Can't think of anything. Perhaps now that income is to be had, I will do more with myself and have more to talk about. Until then, toodles!
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So it looks as though this job selling RC helicopters didn't work out so well. I've been "benched" because I wasn't able to sell enough of them but I ask you; how does one sell over 100 helicopters in a single day when they've been placed in a holiday store that no one knows is in this mall, in a mall that is quickly going out of business because it doesn't hold the traffic, where 7 of the 10 food court restaurants have gone out of business(including Burger King!)and even a Hot Topic can't stay and is having a Store Closing sale?

Exactly, you can't.

So I'm on the hunt for a new job again... I haven't been "officially" laid off, but it's pretty obvious that they won't be asking me to come back to work. I need a nice office job, something filled with lots of paperwork, cause I'm really good at that. ^^

Aside from minor job woes, things still go splendidly. The hubby and roomy both have actually ASKED me to quit this job in order to find a better one, so I'd say it's all good right now. I made a batch of my Great Great Gramma Morrill's Molasses Crinkles and they turned out really yummy. They aren't as yummy as the ones me and Amy made when I was at her house, but they're close. I think it's because I didn't have a choice of Molasses at my store, so it was lighter than the super dark stuff Amy bought. I also did a half batch and that always messes with the cookie taste a little bit.

I started a hat for mom out of awesome Merisoft merino in a lovely purple colorway. I hope she likes it!

Aside from that, there is no Xmas tree here or lights up. We're still "moving in" which means we've got boxes lying around still. I am assured that next year we're gonna do everything up all Xmas-y and stuff.. we'll see. =)

That's kinda it for now. I shall update accordingly! Honestly, it's pretty spectacular that I've made this many posts!

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