Warm and Fuzzy
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Last week I decided to start going out and doing things more. I have been working almost non-stop besides just doing the normal day-to-day stuff such as sleeping and eating. (You know---the basic necessities of life.)
Tuesday night I went to a knitting night at a local yarn shop. The women who attended were all very friendly. I sat near a woman who lives on a boat with her husband and dog. It’s not every day you get to talk with someone who lives on a boat, so I thought that made my outing extra special.
Thursday night I went to a business networking event. It was quite interesting and the speaker was excellent. He asked us a lot of questions after which we’d then break out and discuss with the person sitting next to us. One of the questions was “What makes your business unique?” Another question was “What 10 influential people” would be most helpful for you to meet?” This question stopped me in my tracks. It made me realize I really need to know the direction in which I want to go in order to answer this sort of question. Fascinating way to think about what I want to do with my life!
Yesterday I went to a veterinary hospital open house. I’m glad I went, because I really like the manager of this hospital and it was great to see where she works and to meet some of her staff. Afterwards I met a friend along with some of her friends at a street fair in a little town about an hour’s drive away. I hadn’t seen this friend in months. I didn’t come away very energized at all from seeing her because she was very needy and had to be the center of attention, even cornered us in an aisle in the back of a thrift shop we visited to tell us a story we “had to hear” about a road trip she took with a friend where the windshield wipers came off and they placed tampons over where the blades would be to stop the windshield from being scratched up while they used what was left of the blades.
I kept looking around at all the things for sale around me while this friend was telling her stupid story. The other women with us were marveling at how inventive it was to use a tampon, etc., while I eyed the piles of yarn on sale. Unfortunately most of the yarn was acrylic so I never did get that “warm and fuzzy” feeling.
Other photos of the thrift store:
Speaking of knitting and yarn, I’m almost finished with the oven mitt I’m making. It will be felted like my other stuff. Can’t wait for the felting part!