Saturday, May 08, 2010

The x+1 year plan

I'm not sure what X is, but it's at least one year =)

The plan is as such:
I stay here in Boalsburg for another year, while saving up some money. Rykujin will save up some money and he and 'Kathy' will move to Lewistown around September.

I'm going to spend the next year getting my ducks in a row. I want to pare down all the stuff that I have. I don't know how well this is going to work, but I hope to have a much more spartan apartment. *sigh* who am I kidding? I am a perpetual packrat. It must be the craft addiction, I swear!! =)

Anyhow, more later.

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Delima

CK was in town and I was able to spend some time with her. The Big Topic Of Discussion was Pittsburgh and my potential to move there. The same discussion we had last year about this time.

My lease is up for renewal. I actually don't know if it's too late to make the decision not to renew it. They want 60 days and my lease is up June 30th, so I'm kinda pushing that window. I won't be able to get an answer till Monday, regardless.

I've had long talks with Rykujin and we've now talked to 'Kathy' about it too. ('Kathy' is the name I'll use for the girl who's staying here with us at the moment... Thanks CK =) So the entire household is now upset, not sure what's going on or what will happen. 'Kathy' doesn't want to go home, she's going to try and find a job and her and Rykujin will look for a place together.

I need to seriously weigh the pros and cons of moving to The Burgh. When I talk to CK, I'm excited about the prospect (and scared shitless, too...) and excited to maybe take my life in a whole new direction.

Then I come down off that thrill and I freak about how I'm going to pare my junk down enough to live in a much smaller place (and the cats, at LEAST Havoc, have to come too) the logistics of actually moving my junk, paying security deposit, finding new doctors and settling in. The logistics overwhelm me.

A good point has been brought up: Am I considering moving simply to move? My baggage is going to stay with me regardless of where I'm at.

I think about losing the Crafty Bitches and my Spinning Guild. That weighs on me a lot.

I worry about 'Kathy' and Rykujin being able to find a place in that short of time. He knows that I'm going to be living by myself one way or another. It's just if I don't go to Pittsburgh, he has longer to look.

I'm all over the place with this posting. Sorry about that. I feel really scattered, afraid and confused. I know it's at least that bad for Rykujin and 'Kathy' too. Ultimately I have to be the one who makes that decision, but it's going to affect more than just me...

glah. This "ultimatum" has been a long time coming but now that it's out there, I feel like a deer in headlights...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Of spinning and winding

I've bleached and dyed my hair again. It's kinda hard to tell with this lighting, but it's fuschia with cobalt blue ends. It's also disturbingly wavy today for some reason. I was originally going to go blond with just cobalt ends, but I really look funky blond. I suppose that I look rather funky with pink and blue hair as well, but blond just wigs me out for some reason.

I got a huge surprise from the Crafty Bitches yesterday. They went in together and bought me a pound of bat to spin!! There's a 1/2lb of a spring vegetable green, shot through with bright yellow-green and blueish teal. The other 1/2lb is a BBQ chip orange shot through with a plum purple. They are awesome (both the wool for spinning as well as the Crafty Bitches! =)

Yesterday was our monthly meeting of Spinner's Guild. I had a lovely time. It was so beautiful outside on the deck. We were then treated to goat and sheep cheeses from all over the world. There was a delicious bunt cake with fresh strawberries. nom-nom-nom! I bent the ear of S.R. for who knows how long. She has a friend who's life eerily mirrors my own. I told everyone about my plans to go back to school this fall.

C&J are in town today and tomorrow because J's aunt passed away. I'm hoping to see them tomorrow. We have tentative plans for me to go to Pittsburgh for the week after Pennsic. I'm pretty excited about that prospect. One last "hurrah!" before school consumes me =)

Copal (formerly known as "Amber" =) allowed us to borrow the car today to go to Wal-fart. We needed TP and cat food and Rykujin needed to get a prescription filled. I put gas in the car and it felt **really** good to be driving. Wandering around from one corner of Wal-fart to the other really tired me out, I have to admit. My lower back is less than pleased with me.

Oh, and my finger is still all gross. I forgot to pick up liquid skin. Oh well.

Anyhow, tonight I'm spending time winding balls of yarn. I had spun and set about 2 dozen skeins and it's time to do something with them. THOUGH, I am in the process of knitting another Freya Shawl, though this one is for Mom.

Welp, that's about it for now. I'll blog more later. Maybe with more interesting stuff.

Hugs and Love

Sunday, May 02, 2010

a lazy Sunday

Not a lot going on today. I've spent it reading (Stephanie Plum novels), knitting, and reading Ravelry.

Someone posted this link today and I thought I was going to die from the cuteness!!