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Tuesday trifles
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      7 comments

The roommate who constantly complained went home, but the CNA who usually takes care of me on the day shift fills the gap. She constantly gripes that she's overworked. She complains about her coworkers (I don't think she likes any of them). She'... Read more
Through the Looking Glass
Monday, October 17, 2016      8 comments

I feel like this place is some alternate universe I've fallen into. The CNA who usually takes care of me in the morning complains constantly about how overworked she is and how little help she gets from other staffers. This morning I told her I ... Read more
How and why
Sunday, October 16, 2016      14 comments

Some people have asked how I got here. It's a long story. A year ago April I had a mental and emotional breakdown. This resulted in my losing my job in July and my apartment in August. I've been homeless ever since. In April of this year I ... Read more
Saturday, October 15, 2016      15 comments

Today is National I Love Yarn Day. Just saying... I'm going to finish the current shawl today or tomorrow. Next one -- hmmm -- the complicated black one or the simple hunter green? Or maybe the tailored lavender one? This morning I wok... Read more
Rainy Friday
Friday, October 14, 2016      10 comments

Heavy rain, coffee and my knitting. It would be an enjoyable morning if my roommate wasn't in full complaint mode since six A.M. She doesn't like ANYTHING. In my defense, the yarn was on sale. I was ambushed by deep discounts. I bought a ne... Read more
Drifting along
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      15 comments

I finished the sea green shawl and I'm knitting a new one in a multi-color yarn in jewel tones of blue and purple. I've wondered if I really need so many shawls and socks. But given how many women have multiple pairs of shoes and/or purses, I fi... Read more
This, that and the other thing
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      16 comments

I'm trying to figure out why they pureed the "roast beef" at lunch today. Most of us still have teeth. Today the ombudsman came around. I discussed with him the problems I've had with some of the CNAs here. Most of them are great, but I've ... Read more
I'm okay, just sad
Monday, October 03, 2016      16 comments

Thanks for all the help and support. I'm not in a position to hurt myself, but I wouldn't even if I could. Maybe I'm just tired of living here. I'm grateful I'm at least not in the shelter or the street, butI just want some semblance of a r... Read more
Feeling low
Friday, September 30, 2016      23 comments

I don't tell anyone, but I feel like I have a lump of lead inside. I can't even cry any more. It feels like I'm disappearing. ... Read more
Thoughts and stuff
Sunday, September 25, 2016      12 comments

Friday night my dear friend Sacha came to visit (and brought fish & chips for dinner -- yum!). During dinner as we talked, I told her something I've never shared with anyone. I worked in insurance for many years. I worked hard and fought to adva... Read more
This and that
Friday, September 23, 2016      13 comments

I just sent a thank you message to the designer of the shawl I'm knitting. With her help I was able to get past the obstacle and now the shawl is progressing well. It's an exquisite design, and I can't wait to complete and wear it. (I'm probably... Read more
And then there's that
Thursday, September 22, 2016      11 comments

I was able to get my yarn, and I got three different ones so that I'll be set for awhile. I restarted a shawl I had a lot of trouble with before. Luckily for me, the designer is a member of Ravelry like I am. I contacted her, and she gave me hel... Read more
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      10 comments

At least I was able to get some decent sleep last night. This morning I finished the blue cotton shawl. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Now I just have to wait until someone has a free moment, because my yarns are in a drawer across the... Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      10 comments

I'm a mess today. Last night my roommate had insomnia, so of course I did too. And we're voting opposite sides this election, and she loves to watch videos of her candidate -- loudly. But mostly I'm just feeling kind of defeated. There's be... Read more
Sunday, September 18, 2016      22 comments

I'm having a cup of after-lunch coffee and watching tv while I surf the web. I'm also nearing the finish of the blue shawl I'm knitting. Awhile ago I had to put aside the shawl I was doing because of a discrepancy in the stitch count. I eve... Read more

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