Simple Lazy Days

Has it really been 3 weeks since my last post! Goodness, I didn’t expect to be gone from blogging that long. One week was the tops.

I will be back to blogging next week/Monday. Everything’s fine. Heck I’m currently searching for townhouses to move into and that’s been very exciting. I just hadn’t felt like stitching or doing any other hobbies lately. I’m in the phase of just staying in bed all day, reading, playing video games, and watching TV. Not because I’m depressed or anything. No, I’m far from that. Just enjoying the simple lazy days.

Have a great week! Hope everyone’s doing okay. I have some blogs to catch up on haha.

-waffu-

 

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Sick and Sick

I’m sick.

My allergies were bad on Friday. That next morning on Saturday I had a sore throat that got worse during the day. Whenever my throat gets sore I know I’m going to have it bad. I gargled with salt water, took lozenges, and drank some soothing chamomile tea as precautions. I knew they wouldn’t work, but at least I tried.

On Saturday night, the coughing came. Fever hit Sunday night.

It’s nice that I knew this was going to happen and prepared, but it still sucks being in bed all day. When I get up I’m either super cold or hot. Anyone else feel like they’re lighter than air when they walk in that condition? Well…as I’m writing this Sunday at 6:26pm….I know I won’t sleep and I’ll sweat all over my bed tonight. The good thing? I’m sure after I suffer through the night, partial morning too, I’ll feel much better.

So, no update on anything. I know I still owe you guys the super-mega-good-news I’ve been spouting for weeks. I’ve been bad with getting to that. My bad. For now, I’m just going to blow all the snot out of my nose into a tissue and hope it makes the trashcan.

Hope you all have a better start of the week than me! (^_^)

-waffu-

Growth Takes Patience

I’m currently doing a soul-searching journey.

It all started in the middle of last week. I was talking to a friend of mine when I realized how immature the conversation had become. It wasn’t a negative conversation, we weren’t gossiping. The conversation structure was based on her explaining why she recently broke up with her boyfriend. Really, there wasn’t much logic in her thinking. Well…it probably did to her. To me all her reasoning even sounded immature. I had this incredibly boring urge and felt in that moment that I’ve outgrown her. It hasn’t been just her recently. It’s been other people as well. I like to be very free-spirited and talk about things that don’t matter as much as the next person, but it’s just that it seems like that’s all they talk about. Where’s the conversations that aren’t so visceral? I’ve tried expanding the normal topic of conversation once…and it turned out horribly. After that I just didn’t try putting in the effort when they clearly don’t want to slip it in.

Now, I do get to have “adult” conversations. One of my closest friends lives in another state and we only get to talk once every couple of months. When we chat we tell catch-up stories. She loves her job and talks about advancing in her career and possibly moving into her own place. We even discuss savings and what she wants to invest in. I like these conversations. Even when I have no idea what she might be talking about, mostly it’s about the company she works in, I like her explaining how this and that works. It’s pretty exciting!

I wonder if this is a point in my life called growth. Growing as a human being.

It also gets me thinking more about things other than the “hum drum”. (Yes, I know I’m quoting it up here lol) Like about my career and where I want it. I can’t discuss this with these friend I think I’ve outgrown. Yet, now that I’ve realized this I need some time to think about it. This change has me in search of my own answers. About myself. It’s thrilling because I feel like it’s a great step for someone whose never thought she could be serious, especially about her future, and scary because the territory is completely new.

Thanks to another friend, I’m following her advice on a way to reflect and figure out me. She’s a very spiritual person and I absolutely trust her enough to ask for this help. She’s done far many more spiritual journeys than her years on this planet. She suggests many different things like light workouts, yoga, meditation, sticking to veggies and fruits, staying away from gadgets, and spending more time outside (since it’s going to be great weather this week) to just reflect. I’m hoping for an epiphany of some kind. If I don’t have one that’s alright because this is going to be positive enough to affect my own feeling about my life.

So this is why there’s no stitch update. I didn’t have the time to stitch with so much personal things happening so fast. I want to tailor my blog a little bit once I get back as well. Next week,I will have the page done on AF and work on the last one. (^_^). I’m hoping to participate in building a sweat lodge in my friends, the one whose helping me out on my reflection, backyard. Yay!

I’m excited to begin this soul-searching, self-finding, spiritual thing. I shall be back, a better me.

Have an enriching week!

-waffu-

Hello, My Name is Depression

Hey guys.

No update this Monday. I haven’t been stitching on anything since last week. I’ve been very depressed. I’m sure it’s been because of the warmth in weather that’s been happening last week. Oh, when I’m saying I’m depressed it’s not a normal state of depression by the way. It’s a long story, but I use to be severely depressed when I was in my adolescence and that went through my teens and early adult years. It’s been about 7 years since I’ve overcome a hell of a lot of those sad days. And those sad days happened every day of every year. Life’s been much kinder for me since then and it’s been satisfying to think I’ve beat it. But…I can still have days where I just want to wiggle into bed and sleep all day.

Maybe to some, this just sounds normal.

When it happens to me it’s not.

My depression is anything but the norm. When I say I want to wiggle into bed…I can wiggle into bed and stay there for 3 days straight. I use to stay in the bed much longer way back when. I can’t stay in bed for 3 days now. I have work responsibilities. It’s my positive right now. It makes me get up in the morning and push through this depressive state.  I just I don’t want to talk to anyone or do anything when at work.

I just want to sleep.

I’m not sure how long I’ll be like this, honestly. If I’m like this for another week I’ll probably have to set up an appointment some time soon. I don’t see it lasting that long. It usually doesn’t last so long. The last time this happened was in the beginning of spring of last year. I think it only lasted 2 weeks. You can try all you might to break through it (trust me I definitely try to break the cycle) but some times you have to reach out a hand and ask for help. I’m not afraid to ask.

Enough of my moping.

I hope you all enjoy this week.

waffu

A New Cross Stitching Year

Wahhh, I am missing Christmas already. Don’t you? At least the New Year is the last hip hooray of the year. Jeez, it’ll be 2015 very soon. Can you believe it? This year went by really fast, in my opinion. It’s just a good time for a yearly reflection. I don’t have any new year resolutions. I don’t really favor deciding to make a goal that should have been made during the year before. It doesn’t take another year for me to self improve. Improvements happen as time continues to go, not at the beginning of a new year coming.

Speaking of a New Year…

I’ve decided to join a SAL, or a stitch-a-long. I’ve actually been really wanting to join one, but never found one to suit my needs. As a professional procrastinator, I really needed a SAL that was flexible. Thanks to my stitching friend, Leonore Winterer, I was able to find one that I can totally get with. It’s the 2015 WIPocalypse! The SAL’s very laid back and I get to check out other stitchers and watch their progress on any WIP’s they might accumulate. I really like finding new stitch bloggers and watching their progress ^_^.  I’m an introvert at heart, but since I’ve been blogging it’s opened me up to socializing with others online who enjoy the same hobby as I do. Many new bloggers to follow.

Have a great entrance into a new year guys!

-waffu-

 

Happy Holidays!

Ooo…it’s a Wednesday and I’m posting…Ooo.

I didn’t do anything seasonal, blog wise, and I love this time of year! *Huffs* It’s unforgivable. So of course I have to make it up before it’s too late hehe.

My holiday celebration is Christmas. ‘Tis the season for being gushy. I get into that spirit and I can’t stop but want everyone around me to just be happy and smiling. Maybe I’m conditioned to feel this way through the years. If so, I can’t complain. ^_^

Everything’s been Christmas-fied at the house.

The tree is up.

Christmas 2014 a

There’s major handmade decorations going on.

Christmas 2014 c

Even the bathroom has a little something!

Christmas 2014 b

It’ll be sad to take everything down. It’s Christmas Eve after all. (Usually everything comes down at the beginning of the New Year in the house haha. It’s nice to have the decorations up.)

Whatever you’re celebrating this month be safe and happy holidays to everyone.

Best wishes and tons of warm fuzzies,

-waffu-

Christmas in 10 Days!

Hey guys!

There’s 10 more days until Christmas!!! I’m excited, but not because it’ll be Christmas. It’s because I’ll be on vacation for at least 2 weeks. *Gives a happy sigh* I’m very due for such a long break ^_^.

I don’t have much planned. I do plan to redecorate my bedroom during that time. I want to string up some lights, not Christmas lights, and give my carpet a nice clean. I might put up a shelf or two as well. I always like redoing my room at the end of the year. It’s a fresh start to a new year coming.

Other than that, I just desperately want to hobby. Between work time, workout time, and sleep time…I don’t have much time for any hobby…time. This past month, so far, I’m so tired after work I just want to nap. I don’t know about you, but my naps are at least an hour and a half. Whenever I wake up from said nap, I do some house chores, eat, get ready for work the next day, and go back to sleep. On weekends, when I’m not working, I’m usually in bed and watching TV.

This has only started this month.

Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself and my body’s in “vacation” time early. I don’t know. I’m just not cross stitch productive so far.

I did decide to put KL to the side guys. I’m just super bored with it. I was pushing myself to get it done but not much progress. A stitch here or there every couple of days. Then a wise woman, at work, told me that she’s got tons of unfinished projects and will come back to them when she can and that the fun she had on them, before she got bored, was the best. After hearing that I felt better putting her to the side. I’m still disappointed I won’t be finishing it this month. I hate saying something and not back up what I say *sighs*. I’m super hard on myself maybe? I dunno. I just feel sucky about KL.

To make up about feeling sucky I went to Joann’s and got my threads, and etc., for one of my cross stitch patterns! I still have to get fabric before I can reveal which project I decided on. You’ll just have to wait! I hope to get it this week to give a nice post next Monday.

Things have been slow this month so far in showing any kind of progress on my cross stitching. With my vacation approaching, I’m sure I’ll totally make up for it in the next couple weeks.

*Yawns* I totally need a nap. Someone pass me some very strong coffee. (By the way, strong coffee has a higher coffee to water ratio haha.) I have to make it through this week. It’s only Monday ^_^.

Have a great week guys!

-waffu-