Monday, January 19, 2009


Well, after months and months, my divorce is settled. I signed the papers today. They still need his signature and then have to go through the court, but it shouldn't take long now. It has been such a difficult few years, it is sometimes hard for me to really look at it all. I called my pals tonight to go to dinner, but it just didn't work out. It was pretty short notice after all. But tonight I find that I am sad. I wonder if I will be able to get that close with anyone again. I wonder if anyone is up for the challenge of me. Guess you can tell that I have been talking with estranged one. That is pretty much how I feel after I talk with him. I really don't do well with the half empty version of life. So after some tears and half a box of Puff later, I am wondering if I will be able to breathe tonight when I sleep! Well enough of that, my keyboard is getting soggy!

I worked a bit this morning, and then after the lawyer and arguement with the soon to be ex, went out for some retail therapy. My fave Steinmart is closing, so I got some jeans for $25 and then I went to Hancocks and I got some supplies I need for the Amy Butler purses I have waiting in the wings. I got the free patterns and they are awesome!!! So I can't wait for the next sewing day...Doug I hope you won't be feeling well in early March when I am on Spring Break! Or who knows, we made need a Sunday adventure in Buford at the Kraft Haus pretty soon!

School is all about OB and Peds. I got to see a 2 hours old baby on Friday! So cute!!!! Especially since I don't have to keep her!!!! If you know me, you know I love other people's kids quite a bit! And I have a research class. I am in the minority, but I really like research. And it is good to be studying again. Yea, I know.... My clinical supervisor is awesome..THANK GOD! It makes all the difference!

So, I am off to check my emails again and see what is shakin on facebook. I feel better just typing all of this. Guess this virtual therapy does work huh?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I just LOVE having more time to knit!

So can you believe how different the colors knit up? Weird huh? This is a no purl Monkey sock by the way. Wow do they knit up quick! Thanks Doug for the yarn!!! My SAFF present. Look at this beauty!!! Jane knitted this and gave it to me for my birthday. It is so gorgeous! I will always cherish this!!! Now if it will only get cold!!

Finally I can put up this FO. I made these socks for Claudia. This yarn is from our first dyeing project together. The pattern is from Sockamania and ....

I won this from a drawing for posting my picture!! It is superwash merino and bamboo in the colorway Missy. Nice huh? I got the parcel from England just today!!!

I also finished the gift for my friend from the hand spun hand dyed Claudia worked up for me. She just loved it and couldn't believe it. The color was right on too!
And I finished a little scarf, but I maxed out on the picture limit for this post.
Tomorrow, Doug, Brett, and I will have a sewing day at Claudia's Kraft Haus! I have an Amy Butler purse to finish and Doug is at the fabric store as we speak getting material for project bags alla Jane's design.
I have really enjoyed my break! I feel like a human again. Just my happy silly self.
Today, I went to Abalama and dressed up in a big purple organza dress, tiara, and monkey slippers. I took my magic wand and was the Mystery Reader for my great niece's K4 class. Then I spent a large part of the day with my Dad and gave my Mom a break. She went to the bookstore and had a chai latte. These are 2 of her most favorite things to do and she relished the chance to be alone for a bit. She is the sole caretaker of my father who requires 24/7 attention. So now if I can just get my nose to stop running all will be well in Nancyland.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nurse Nancy is Still Gonna Happen!

Sweet jesus in heaven I made it through this semester! I cannot believe it! I had the worst exam of my academic career! (that is no small statement!) But I passed and will be moving on next semester! Two of my study buddies just about had a nervous breakdown after the exam. I put them in my car and gave them the options of exercising, buying yarn (luckily I am the only knitter or I am SURE I would have ended up with with too much cashmire) shopping or food. The immediate and dare I say obvious choice was food. Not just anyfood but real comfort food...Cracker Barrel. YIKES! But oh my my my what a beatiful thing a table full of carbs and fat is when you are about to lose it! So if you need to reach me I will be the one drinking and tinking for the next week....I am not kidding!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Send Me The Good Vibes!

I am on the home stretch. This semester has been ROUGH and I have had a lot of personal stuff going on too. But I am about to meet with some of my study buddies and look at Pharm AGAIN. Then hit the stack of typed pages that is about 1.5 inches thick for the next test. SO on Monday at 1 then Tues at 9 are my finals. Send your prayers, good thoughts, spidey sense vibes whatever it takes so I can do well enough to pass this semester. May the Force be with ME!xoxo

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I Won Some Yarn!!!

Hey! I am pretty excited and send a big ole' THANKS to Anni from Sockamania! I posted a pic of some socks I made with one of her patterns and won the drawing for the month! I tried to lift the picture from her site, but she already took it down. I will be getting some bamboo sock yarn called Missy. It is a dusky blue and purple mix.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Okay, so like OMG!

One of the secret projects is complete. My friend Kourtney (who just started knitting and comes on Friday's to Knitch FYI) is from upstate New York. Every year, she and her husband go back and go to the State Fair. So this year, I asked if they had any roving. I thought maybe it would be cheap and my spinning friends could totally make out like bandits. But alas, my yarn hording buddies of course are up to thier arm pits in roving. BUT Claudia said "Hey Nance, if you want me to spin it for you I will." So I thought hmmmmm, sounds interesting. So I got some cream colored Romney and some brown something. Then it occured to me....Kourtney's big 40 is the end of December, I will make her something from the roving that she is connected to. It is a SURPRISE!!!!! So one of the adventures that Claudia and I had this past Sunday was dyeing the yarn. She finished spinning it on Friday, right in front of Kourtney I might add. I feel so SNEAKY! So check out Claudia's blog for the picture. It totally ROCKS and I think it will be an awesome gift!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Bit Meloncholy I Guess

I was sitting here tonight thinking how wonderful it is to have my Friday Night Knitting friends. I met them when I was having a tough time in my marriage. The way we laughed and they got my jokes and didn't mind that I was/am a bit loud and crazy and added a bit of adult humor made me know that we would all be friends. So two plus years later, I love them more than ever and some have made permanent places in my heart.
Even when our friendships were first starting, they promised to knit me every night if I left my husband. That was just the extra boost I needed to make good choices for myself.
Now I am only 3 semesters and 5 weeks away from being through nursing school, alone again, my dad is quickly progressing in the last stage of Alzheimer's, and sometimes when I just feel so overwhelmed and down,I know that Friday night is a comin and I am sure to feel loved and have some laughs. I think a good motto is that you don't have to feel great to come, but you will probably feel better when you leave. So here's to you my fabulous friends at know who you are....thank you for the wonderful addition to my life.