Apple Cozy

First, here’s where I got the pattern and idea for my latest Pinterest Project. 

Let’s continue with the finished product:   

 Overall, this was a fun little project. It took about 2 hours from start to finish. Like usual the “magic circle” bit confounded me. I always mess up 2-3 times. Usually it’s because I think I remember how to do it and then I default to the one tutorial that always makes sense to me. After that the main problem was the tightness of some of the stitches. Once I got to round/row 8 that problem ceased to be. The other issue was when I SC around with Color C. I didn’t pay close enough attention to make sure that the two sides had the same number of stitches. This oversight led to the final product being a little lopsided. Once the apple went in that was unnoticeable. 

One thing to consider, that I hadn’t when I started this, was the amount of ends that needed to be sewn in. I crocheted as many ends in as I could. I prefer this to sewing, personally. But that’s why there chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, right. You can do things the way you want. 🙂

I think that I will declare this Pinterest Project a success. 

Dear self,

I don’t feel like adulting right now. I’m too tired and sick to adult. I would like to go shake some sense into past me who thought that being an adult would be awesome. -_-

Well, I would if that wouldn’t hurt the whole time space continuum thing… My limited knowledge of this comes solely from Sci-Fi novels…but they’re probably right. Right? At the very least I wouldn’t want to step on a butterfly and start WW III. Considering how much of a klutz I am it would probably be a public service, should time travel become a normal thing, for me to stay squarely in my time line going only in the forward direction. 

Being an adult is a lot like time travel, well maybe only a little (ok not at all). Stay with me here… Say I decided to adult and make a decision, which then has a result and that result is either positive or negative. Had I not time traveled and stepped on that butter fly (decided to adult) then tragedy (or not) could have been averted. Ok, that was a stretch even for me. 

I cannot not adult, which sucks. I just have to put my big girl pants on and make my adult decision…*pouts (in the most adultly way possible)*

Epstein Barr

There are some things you would like to believe you grow out of: pigtails, boy bands (ok…maybe not), toe socks…you get the idea. One of the things I thought I would outgrow is the ability to get mono. The good ol’ “kissing disease” is something left for awkward middle school dances, not grown women. Well, yeah, I was wrong. It was the last thing on the list to tests to see why I was so exhausted. That and a general brain fog were my only symptoms. Apparently these are common symptoms for “adult mono.”

The typical symptoms (other than fatigue), which I don’t have of course, are:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in the neck
  • Weakness and sore muscles

After some mild research (on my phone while my husband was watching something on TV) I came across things that basically said, “Hey, I know that there are standard symptoms, but ha…not for adults.” Obviously these symptoms are possible, but they are not hard and fast. Adults, apparently, exhibit things differently. Remember the brain fog – I mentioned the brain fog, right? – that’s an adult perk. I read about people that were brought to the brink of insanity trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with them because their symptoms were just so atypical for mono. Extreme fatigue, however, seems to be a relative constant.

So, now here I am 2 months into this crazy thing. Fun, huh? Then my doctor, and my reading online, dropped this one on me: This could last upwards of 6 months…and sometimes even longer. Yay…yeah, no.

So, here I sit. It’s 7:30pm. I am fighting myself to stay awake and not go to bed until at least 8. Somehow going to bed at 8 makes me feel simultaneously less too-young and less too-old. It’s really just a little game I am playing with myself, I know that.

Begin at the beginning…I guess…

So, I am new to this whole blog…thing. My understanding is that it is a place for people to document their lives, share insight, teach lessons of skills, and of course view funny cat videos.

I decided to start this little blog o’mine in an effort to share my experiences, whether they be from my life, my crafts, teaching…my general life.

I am not sure what I will post and when, but I hope that someone will find it interesting and maybe even helpful.