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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!

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  • _CYNDY55_
    Interesting Blog...
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    3387 days ago
    Wow I am so late commenting on this, but sounds like a great way to get out and do stuff and not work so hard.
    I wonder if I could live in a boat? maybe for a weekend.. LOL

    I have needy friends like that.. ugh.. I try hard to avoid them in public.. but sometimes they catch me.. ugh.. of course if I escape I usually feel bad for trying to avoid them.
    3406 days ago
    Cute blog - thanks for sharing!
    3424 days ago
    ooooh, i love thrift store rummaging! man we would be such good buddies ;) i have stocked up on cotton yarn for summer and have been having fun inventing new patterns to add to my repertoire! oh, those needy people! ugh! i haven't gotten to the point of going out much more yet, i am meeting new people thru the up & dyed shop, but i am not really pushing for any new friendships or relationships, i am still feeling very used up from all the dramatic folks i was hanging with, thank goodness for spark and all the good souls here, i feel like i have a supportive network without having to reach out to the poisonous people i already know out of sheer desperation. i love the idea of living on a boat, the sounds and feel of the waves rocking you to sleep at nite, ahhhhhh!!

    i was thinking of you the other day, thinking of your rocking yourself in the cradle of loving kindness blog - i am trying to do that more. i have had to take it easy on the exercise lately due do an injury and instead of beating myself up for it i have been looking at it as a reset button because when i come out the other side i will have all that much more energy stored up, it's all about perspective and i am trying to look at things in a kinder, gentler way, so thank you for the reminder ;)

    i am glad to hear the update on your life, glad you are networking and meeting new people, i too need to FOCUS on where i want my life to go next, i am craving change but not exactly sure what, when, who, where, why and how, i think it is time to start to think about the direction i want to move in and the things that will help me get there. how is your room coming along? have you had any time to work on pimping it out? are you looking fwd to some outdoor adventures with the weather warming up? sending love and good vibes your way my smart friend!!
    3425 days ago
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