For the first time in many years, DH and I are going to go out and have a drink with some friendsd and the Thriller dance downtown. Looking forward to it actually.

On the goofy side, below is what is suggested on those quiz things about what I should be (other than my own strange self of course), and I find it so not me, especially the part about people being scared of me!

You Should Be a Werewolf

You are seen as a bit tough and quite unpredictable. You follow your impulses.

You see Halloween as a time you can go a little crazy.

You love to scare people, and people are quite scared of you.

You tend to be intimidating – and not just on Halloween!



I might be a little daft. With the hat and fingerless gloves that match the socks I made for myself there must also be a scarf. Last night I began it. Yeah, I might have a few problems with wanting matching things. Maybe this yarn just makes me feel like being silly. Will produce pictures eventually.

The MoJo Has Returned!


Since last posting and wondering whether or not the knitting mojo was down for the count, I can honestly say – no it isn’t! Since then I have finished a pair of fingerless gloves to match my socks as well as a hat to match. I have begun a friend a shopping bag, and the sweater that was forever on the shelf has actually been re-packed into a knitting bag and will have the back of said sweater finished, with luck and work, tonight!

The knitting mojo has returned, and it has given me a peace that was lacking for the past several weeks. It seems everything has fallen back into place, and instead of working or not working on things as the case may have been – even getting resumes out have begun to be easier to get out.

One thing that may have had my mood down is that a couple of weeks ago I went for a job interview and everything was perfect as long as the person hiring did not see me. I had all of the skills required and had the perfect phone voice for the position of receptionist … until I went in and he saw the wheelchair. Suddenly he wasn’t certain there were any positions open at all. Despite knowing this was going to happen, it still hurt. It just possibly hurt more than what I let myself realize, because, since then, it has been hellish trying to get motivated to do anything, much less submit resumes and set up job interviews.

Hubby was encouraging and told me to just keep at it and everything would eventually fall into place. I am trying to do that very thing, but I am also realizing I need something exceptionally positive in my life in order to just keep going with this current project of getting a job.

Having a disability makes it practically impossible to get a job. If you happen to be on crutches potential employers view you differently, but more toward human; when you show up in a motorized wheelchair, whether or not you can do the job, the potential employer sees reasons why you can’t do the job instead of looking at the resume he was so excited about earlier.

Thank God I have knitting again!

No Knitting. Loss of Mojo?


Sadly, I must herein admit I have not picked up the knitting needles at all in two weeks…or more! Yes. Yes, I am very ashamed to have to admit this atrocity, but I must be honest with everyone. To put it bluntly – I just haven’t felt like it. I haven’t felt like picking up the needles and one of several projects and watching them come to life in my hands. Why? I don’t know. It just wasn’t…there. Know what I mean?

However, today is a lot cooler than yesterday and my hands are beginning to feel a little…empty. Could it be…? There might even be a little itch in the palm…. Or is that a ‘skeeter bite? No, it is a different sort of itch.

Pray for me fellow knitters as I hopefully return to the fold.



Tomorrow night is the night of my actual sleep study. Should I take some knitting with me, or just the book I am reading? Any input?

Looking Ahead and Feeling…Strange


Things are beginning to hop in the ol‘ brain of late. Stories are going down and knitting progresses wonderfully, although a little slower than was previously expected.

On the writing front, a new novel is in the process: phase one, to be exact, which is research. To read more about that, you can go over to The Kentucky Mountain Girl News and read all about it.

The new novel is going to be set in the Civil War era. More correctly, it is going to be set in the antebellum period before the war actually started. It is going to be a romance novel this time, but I am very into the story that is roaming around in my head. It may be a three-part series – part one before the war; part two during the war; and part three after the war, at least a little bit. Can I possibly pull off a three book series? I know I can do it, but, still, it makes me nervous. But, I really do love the story that is here inside my head.

And, of course, it is leading me to knitting projects centered in that era. Does anyone know of what things were actually knitted in the Americas during this time period? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated at this point.