Doing it!
Knitter issue #4

So, I just just started making a spiderman blanket for a friend of mine who is having a baby in November. 

I may have to make a second one because I want one now…

shortmom:

In other words, it’s really easy to confuse being consistent with being perfect. And that is a problem because there is no safety margin for errors, mistakes, and emergencies. (You know, the type of things that make you a normal human being.)

Cutting yourself some slack becomes even more important when we consider the science behind habit formation and continual improvement. Research shows that, regardless of the habit that you are working to build, missing a single day has no measurable impact on your long-term success.

In other words, it is all about average speed, not maximum speed. Daily failures are like red lights during a road trip. When you’re driving a car, you’ll come to a red light every now and then. But if you maintain a good average speed, you’ll always make it to your destination despite the stops and delays along the way.

I love this message. It’s exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago when I messed up and said, “Ok, here’s my plan on how to get back on track.”

weekend goals
  • hang stuff up!

I’ve basically living out of my bed. All my boxes are unpacked, but my apartment feels like the furthest thing from home. There is no more wedding taking up my weekends, it’s time to focus. 

  • sleep

Self-explanatory. 

  • go on ONE adventure

There’s a night market a couple of blocks from my place on Saturday at a craft brewery (and yes, it is as cool as it sounds!). I need to get out, do new things and have a bit of silly fun. 

Ok, I think that’s enough. What are you up to this weekend?

ottergetsfast:

lifeweightsandpavement:

Montréal Tumblr Meet Up
Date: August 9th 2014
Place: Montréal (duh!), at Dunn’s 
Time: How about 1pm?
Let’s enjoy an easy lunch and then we can walk around either downtown or go down to Old Port? (La Ronde would’ve been nice but way over budget!) We could also try and get to Mont-Royal!
We can exchange phone numbers via asks/private message so it’s easier to reach each other if you want to. If not, see you there!
ottergetsfast keeptriing kadidoesthis mariesante theinfpaquarian
Spread the word!
Reblog!
Please confirm by August 7th that you’ll be there! It would suck to drive all the way there to end up alone… :(

The rest of you have no idea how much fun you’ll be missing… :-D 

Woo!!

ottergetsfast:

lifeweightsandpavement:

Montréal Tumblr Meet Up

Date: August 9th 2014

Place: Montréal (duh!), at Dunn’s 

Time: How about 1pm?

Let’s enjoy an easy lunch and then we can walk around either downtown or go down to Old Port? (La Ronde would’ve been nice but way over budget!) We could also try and get to Mont-Royal!

We can exchange phone numbers via asks/private message so it’s easier to reach each other if you want to. If not, see you there!

ottergetsfast keeptriing kadidoesthis mariesante theinfpaquarian

Spread the word!

Reblog!

Please confirm by August 7th that you’ll be there! It would suck to drive all the way there to end up alone… :(

The rest of you have no idea how much fun you’ll be missing… :-D 

Woo!!

Gardening question

A couple of weeks ago, I used a dried hen manure on my container garden and today, I came home to a whole bunch of blue bottle flies in ONLY my strawberry plants. I’ve googled the crap out of this issue and I keep coming up short on answers. Anyone have any solution ideas besides tossing the problematic plants out?

Gratitude

Thank you all for the beautiful notes and messages. It meant so much to me to be able to put those feelings out there and have them be met by so much kindness.

It ended up being a beautiful day and a wedding to remember so thanks for letting me vent so that I could get it out of my system and enjoy the day.

Always look on the bright side of life…*whistles*

My best friend is getting married today. I’m watching all the girls get their hair done (we’re in a little town where they’ve never seen my kind of hair) and I’m in the throes of a huge body shaming mode.

It’s terrible. I feel that I look like a drag queen and I kind of just want to run and hide.

I can’t talk about this with anyone because it’s not really pertinent to the day. So Internet, you get to be my confidant today.

Ok, it’s said so now I can move on right? Right.

Woo wedding!!!!

Grr…

It’s my best friend’s wedding tomorrow and I’m supposed to leave town in the next hour or so but I feel terrible for leaving my employees for the day. They’re awesome, I just worry…

Psoas

I apparently have them. 

They are sore. 

Hmm!

overtired

I’m so restless. I can’t sleep. Someone bring scotch and be the big spoon please.