Friday, August 31, 2012

Foto Friday

Here’s my week in review:


My mom had moved and she got rid of a bunch of things. Knick knacks and stuff. I was very proud of her, because I know sometimes, for whatever reason, it’s hard for my mom, and not just my mom, but people in general, to let go of some things. Even though we know we brought nothing into this world and we can’t take anything out. She also got rid of a bunch of dolls. Thankfully, I had this doll, that I borrowed from her about a year ago. I forgot to give it back to her, and now I’m kind of glad I had. It might have been given away, in my mom’s quest to de-clutter her home. I think she’s just too cute.



Speaking of de-cluttering. As my mom was getting rid of things and organizing, so was I. I put all my memories, old photos, old diaries, old dream books, old school reports…...just whatever is old and had some memory to me, went in here. And wouldn’t you know it, it wasn’t enough. How embarrassing. I had two other smaller boxes on top of this, that can also close tightly. Thank goodness. It’s amazing how much things can accumulate in a lifetime. Hey, I’m all for sentiment, don’t get me wrong, it just baffled my mind on how much stuff I had.



*Sigh*. I got through with this pile. But then this pile, got down to a smaller pile of things I have to file away. It’s getting there slowly but surely..or is it surely but slowly. Either way, it’s going down.


That was my week. Organizing. Cleaning. Throwing things away. Keeping things that are important. Some times though, this is a lifelong thing. Not just with paper, clutter, and material things. But even evaluating and re-evaluating old friendships. Are these people a drain or a help to me? Evaluating things that we give our time to. Is this helping people or am I just doing something to be doing it? Is this edifying to my spirit? Am I really getting something out of this, or am I just doing this to please people?


Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Labor Day. I know I will. I’m going on Staycation. And I’m going to love every minute of it.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Crochet: Backpack



I’m excited to try to crochet a backpack. Don’t know what I’m doing, (as usual), but I have this hobo bag (It’s the purple bag below the skeins of yarn), that I had crochet a while ago. Of course I got it from Teresa. I think I am going to modify this pattern though, in making my backpack. I’m going to use all 5 of these yarns at the same time and then I think I might keep crocheting a bit longer than where my hobo bag pattern had to stop.


There’s also this small pouch purse that I had also made a while ago, and there’s a point in making the pouch where you can make it so that you can slip some corded yarn through it, and then you can close it. Like a drawstring. Of course this small pouch pattern also comes from Teresa.


I had a backpack, a cheap thing that I bought from the Dollar Store, but it only lasted about a week. I guess that’s what I get for trying to save money. But I really need something to put my things in when I go out exercising (walking for two hours), since I’m gaining weight.

Sad smile


This is one of the things I love about crocheting and knitting. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s just so neat. If I need or want something, I can just grab some yarn and start working. How cool is that.

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