Thursday, May 17, 2018

Saying Yes

Honest, I tried posting earlier this week and I clicked "publish" and poof! my post was lost!! I got fed up and went on with my day but now, I'm feeling a little guilty so I'll post today. I don't really remember what the post was about so...shrug. 

Last week,  I was feeling a little discouraged and blue. I had scheduled a coffee meet with a friend for Monday but she called to cancel and reschedule for Tuesday. Cool. I can do that and later I had a dinner event in Orange County so that's doable.

Then I texted a customer/acquaintance about products then followed it up with a let's meet up for lunch soon. She texted back right away that she was off today (Tuesday) and could meet. I thought's on the way to OC.

So I met my friend, V for breakfast and coffee at Kings Hawaiian in the morning. I didn't want to eat too much so I noshed on her chicken and waffles. That was yummy. 

Got an errand done and then I was off to Huntington Beach to meet L. I've never met her in person so this was going to be interesting. I had so much fun with L and so glad I made that little extra effort to squeeze it in my schedule.

Next I was off to OC to meet up with J and N. I was inspired to really work my biz and I can't treat it like a hobby anymore.

J made a great dinner of chicken curry, pork miso and brown rice. She made an ambrosia salad, Filipino style and I really enjoyed it. I brought along my Fireball mini-cupcakes and during the long day, the icing melted a bit but still very tasty.

So the lesson of the day was to say yes because you never know what will happen. I need to take more opportunities and see where it takes me.

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Monday, May 07, 2018

Peeking in

Hi again! Popping in again to see how much you missed me because I miss blogging/vlogging but there are not enough time in the day for all that.

As you probably noticed I'm not the most focused person since I have way too much side projects so I'm learning to narrow it down and find the ones that give me joy. Life is too short.

So on to the fun LA Kings have been knocked out of the playoffs so on to my side projects. 

Our cats get to go outside occasionally and with the warmer weather, Shadow the black cat has been bringing me dazed & confused lizards into the house. Luckily, I've seen them so I can round them up and put them back outside minus their tails (also outside).  

I've been knitting which is always nice. A pair of hand warmers for a teenage boy and another planned for his brother. No, they're not my boys but it'll make nice presents this Christmas. 

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I haven't knit socks in a very long time since my feet only like hand knit socks for lounging at home during winter so I was intrigued by my friend's Tanya designs. She asked for test knitters so I volunteered. I have a month to finish them so it works to add a little time crunch for me.
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Here are the socks that are short socks and will hopefully fit a family member for Christmas.

Now I'm on to my next project which is mindless knitting that I've casually joined another friend in our Noro knitting. Noro is a Japanese yarn that many have a love/hate relationship. Love the long color ways and many hate the rustic feel with little twigs/sticks and knots. 

I love the Noro for certain projects and I almost always keep the  finished items for myself. Stay tuned on my latest project. Striped Baktus.
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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Deep Breaths

So,  a wrench was thrown in my life and the daily one minute vlog got thrown to the side. Everything is fine but I had some very normal things to do with my elderly mother. As plugged into technology as we all are, it's good to focus on real life and family.

So I will catch you up on other things with my Instagram photos and mix it up. I'm sure my followers won't mind..all 4-5 of them!

Did I show you my new hair?? I wanted to do something a little different but didn't know I let my niece figure it out to surprise me. The picture doesn't really show the exact color but my hair is a darkish chocolate brown with little pops of bright red. You get the idea.

The Winter Olympics are over...I finished a cowl and  Hector's Shiny Magikarp hat and more of my 10-stitch blanket. I decided the blanket is big enough for my lap and naps so the final strip is in progress. The yarn I'm using is the green, brown blend so stay tuned if I have enough yarn.

I'll end this post with my two kitties!

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Monday, March 05, 2018

Chill Weekend

This weekend was super nice because we didn't have any commitments or anything planned. It was nice and relaxing..I got to build a fire and veg. Sometimes I really need it to decompress, I found myself having genuine laughter at silly things because I was able to focus on the moment and not stress over other things.
Every person is different with different stress thresholds so find your calm. I did and feel ready to take on the world this week.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Gray Friday

It seems like I'm managing this one minute vlog since I don't have to show everything I did today which would be pretty boring. I was rushing to beat the rain and it did sprinkle while I was driving home. Then I hurried transferring wood closer to the sliding door for my fire burning adventure today. And still no rain. 

I worked a bit and started the fire while editing my video. Oc course it over the time limit again and I left stuff out. Should I bump it up to a 2 minute vlog? I'll think about it this weekend or maybe I'll vlog longer on the weekends. 

I record during the day and have my content but last night we went to the Kings game which would have been nice to include too. I'll have to plan better. 

I don't think we have any pressing or concrete plans this weekend which is super nice. I'm thinking maybe of seeing Black Panther. Did you have anything good planned for the weekend? 

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Time Lapse

Hold on to your hats because I vlogged again while cleaning! 

I had finished my errands for my mom and was thinking of what to film. My yucky bathroom needed attending to ever since we re-piped the entire house in September (?)  with house issues, family issues and more. Uff as my SIL would say.

The time lapse feature on my phone is pretty nifty. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hump Day

Sometimes things get so hectic and certain things get very know what I mean?? During those times, I need to take a day to reset even though some people may not understand or get it.

I tried to reset today, got about 1/2 there which is better than nothing. I'll have to face it again so tomorrow is another day.

I'm at Day 3 of my one minute vlog experiment although I may need to bump it up to 1.5 or 2 minute vlog since I'm not super great at editing but it's fun. I tried filming portrait since its easier to look into the camera but I'll keep working at it. :)

It's already March tomorrow! Spring is around the corner.