It's been so long since I've posted, I'm sure y'all thought I forgot you. I just had a lot to think about this weekend. I was offered a job that is nearly 70 miles from the house, and I agonized and tried to reason my way into a plan that would make it possible to accept it, but I finally had to decline the position. And it hurt to do it, but I couldn't have spent 4 hours a day in a car, or on a subway train, nor did it make financial sense to get a raise of $20 a day and then spend $11 on getting there. So I turned it down. And I pray I made the right decision. I think I did, because it was like a weight left my shoulders and I wasn't sleepy last night. Whenever I am depressed, I could sleep forever, and I was sleeping a lot all weekend.
It was a freezing New Year here. Blustery winds, almost gale force, on New Year's Eve. I was running around running errands, and it was throwing my car all over the road. And I thought the car wasn't that tiny. I got stuck in a traffic jam because the wind pretty much knocked a power pole over that was hanging over the highway. Yeah that was scary.
I cut off my hair on Wednesday. I had gotten to a point where I had my hair up all the time anyway and it was so long. I decided that it was time for a change. I really liked a slightly modified angular bob, so we went with that. It was a big change, going from bra-length hair to a bob, and I have to admit, when large long clumps of hair started falling past my face, there was a moment of, "What have I done to myself" but everyone loves it. It has a great color, a strawberry blonde, and it feels healthier. I just HAVE to blowdry it now, but that's OK.
I am pretty proud of myself. I started a New Year's Day project, and I am almost finished it. It's nothing big, a Lizzie Kate, "Land that I love," but I realize that I have never finished a New Year's Day start, and that is pretty wretched, so to be almost finished with it, that's great. SO asked if I would frame it, and I told him no, it is going to be a cube. He'll have to cut the foamcore, he's better at that than me.
And I picked out what I am going to do for my stocking. SO has his pretty stocking, I need mine! And, since I got hosed at the state fair last year, it's ON this year. I will win that flippin' stocking class. I chose this one
I think it's really pretty.