Thursday, October 15, 2009

ok. who ordered the snow?

Not only is it snowing with no signs of stopping, but it's sticking! It's bloody October bloody 15th. WTF?

Now granted, there was a time in the past where I would have jumped up and down with excitement over this. However, I've gotten old and stodgy. Snow, now, means I'm going to get stiff and sore and cold. *sigh*

According to "'s Chief Meteorologist and Expert Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi" my little portion of PA should expect a cold, wet winter. horray.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

the Degree thing...

My therapist and I have been spending more time talking about what I want to do with the next phase of my life. I'm pretty sure I'm at the point where I shit or get off the pot, as the saying goes. I'm seriously considering going back to PSU and either doing the IST BA or the IST BS. Comp Sci just isn't my cup-o-tea. My math skills are laughable. I don't want to design chips, rather I want to be able to use them. =-) Other areas that I thought about are Art BA (computer graphics) or (photo) Journalism degree.

The other thought was to try and find a job. The problem is the current economy sucks and I'm already 5 years out of touch with Systems Administration. I'm not that attractive of an employee prospect.

One of the other things that I'm going to have to deal with at some point is talking with Demented and going through the process of dissolving Argent Muse's Sandbox, then declaring bankruptcy. Unfortunately, I don't have the money to do either of those things (heh, I have to have money to prove I have no money. Go figure) and I get anxious and feel freaked out at the prospect of talking with Demented. I suppose I could use a third party (KlrWombat??) to act as the go-between...

*sigh* changes are coming and I'm scared shitless.

Tonight I'm going to take my spinning wheel to the local Barns & Nobel and hang out with the spinning guild for a while.

See, I'm making progress, it's just really, really slow progress. =-)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ZOMG! Spinning wheel!

Choperena found a spinning wheel for me! It's an Ashford Traditional single treadle. New, it goes for $425 or so, but she found it for $50!!!!!!! It's taken me a couple hours to get it working (i had to make a brass cotter pin that goes through the wheel and the drive shaft) and get the hang of it, but I'm spinning!! It's a very exciting day for me. *does happy dance* This should make spinning the alpaca/wool blend for my sweater go much faster.

hope everyone else is doing well. hugs and love