Friday, August 10, 2012

All Quiet on the Anomalous Front

It's been a relatively quiet week here in the Webb household. With no specific places to be, we've been putzing around the house and walking the pups around the neighborhood. I'm going to be in my very first 5K race in November, so we've been walking about 2 miles a day every day for the past 2 weeks. I'm trying to work my way up to walking 3 miles and then I'll start wogging (one of my favorite words ever) and then jogging. It's a bit daunting to think that I could possibly run for 3 miles straight. But my viewpoint is that you never know unless you try and as long as I can cross the finish line (and shed a few pounds along the way), I will have accomplished something awesome.

This weekend will be pretty quiet as well. Kev and I just purchased tickets to a ghost tour pub crawl in downtown Durham for tomorrow night. I had to promise to hold his hand throughout the entire night, but I figure it will be worth it ;) Hopefully we won't have any actual paranormal encounters and we'll just have a great time listening to some spooky ghost stories while we drink beer (Kevin) and wine (me)! Other than that, there could possibly be a trip to the library. And maybe dinner out at a restaurant. And then reading those library books. I know. The excitement is almost too much to handle. Contain yourselves, madams and sirs.

In the crafting arena (Sidenote: how amazing would an actual Crafting Arena be???), I've been a wee bit slack. I made a wreath....I mean, that's something, right? And I've made several lace necklaces while watching season 7 of Bones. So I've accomplished a small amount. I'm going to blame it on all the exercise we've been getting. And our extraordinarily comfy couch. They say that exercise is supposed to be energizing, but it's been kicking my butt. I guess I'm just the anomaly that proves the scientific theory? Man, it's tough being the anomaly.

Aaaaand back to crafting.....I'm excited about a new lace necklace that I made last night. I don't use patterns, I just sort of figure it out as I go along. I know the basics of crochet and I think about what I want something to look like and then try to make it happen. Sometimes it doesn't happen. Like, it reeeeeally doesn't happen and it looks like a bunch of tangled thread that no one would even imagine wearing around their neck ("Oh. That's a necklace? It looks more like a hairball...."). So when something actually works out, it's pretty fricking exciting for me. And as I was brainstorming this afternoon (actually, I was falling asleep on the couch - don't judge.), I had another idea for a necklace. It would be kind of like a multistrand necklace. But lace. No clue how the mechanics of it would work, but that's why the good Lord thought up trial and error.

So next week will be more experiments in lace. And sewing. I went to Joann last Sunday and bought some beautiful fabric that is just aching to be made into embroidered and appliqued pillow covers. Alas, it sits on its shelf gazing at me forlornly, weeping quietly, and occasionally sighing. Yes, my fabric supply weeps at me. Again, don't judge. I figure next week will be soon enough to put it out of its misery. As for now, I'm going to go make myself a drizzly Friday afternoon mimosa. And then I'll make chicken enchiladas. And then I'll attempt to make a multistrand lace necklace that will hopefully not look like a kindergardner's interpretation of string theory. I'm sure the mimosa will help with that...

Love and hugs!

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