Craving Pizza and other ramblings


For some reason, I’ve been craving Pizza again. Sighs, not just the kind of pizza you can get from any delivery service, but that crispy, cheap toaster oven pizza you can get for a dollar.

I’m getting older. I was mucking about in the Amazon app and decided that I didn’t need most of the crap that was in my cart. Now, it’s time to weed things down to the budget. My budget is abysmally small. Yet, I want to celebrate my 21 years clean by getting something a little something.

I have been thinking of taking up painting again. This has two inspirations. I had been going through my social media account, and saw some paintings that I’d done years ago. I missed the relaxation of painting, and yet that didn’t get me started.

What got to me was my journal. I’ve been working on some homework in my journal and decided to go to my favorite old style of bullet journaling with a combination of the current style. This style eats up paper, but paper is cheap.

A couple of years back I’d done my daily homework in my bujo, and got much better at doing it. When I was working in the blog, I’d seen a pic in my uploads that inspired me to go back to that format.

Old format number one.
Old format number two.

These are the only formats that I had used, but were among my favorites.

New format one, daily lists
New format two, tasks and time log.
New format three, rapid logging and journal pages.

The pencils I use are a combination of water colors and cheap standard colored pencils. I’m using about 6 pages per day, with homework and journaling. The pens are a combo of fountain pens and paper mate flair mediums.

I’m getting the daily homework done, and pre-color the pages a day or so ahead in order to have plenty to work on. The last thing I do every day is set up the next day’s pages, with the grids and time logs. I enter in several things on the task list, and enjoy the work. It’s relaxing.

So, why the urge to paint? I jumped down the Amazon rabbit hole over the last couple of days. Before I knew it, there was a couple of hundred dollars worth of paints, canvas, easels and what-nots in the cart. The kicker, the tiny tiny budget. So, I will stick with the water-color pencils and a couple of things, and wait for the canvases and other things for a later date.

Note: using water colors in bullet journals can lead to mold and other issues, this is WATER. So be sure to dry thoroughly before shutting the journal.

I use paper towels as blotter sheets and switch them out over time. I also never fully wet the pages.

Standby for the recovery related post later today. -L


Live writer, my favorite thing

Hello there, I’ve been mucking around with the laptop today, and have found…. LIVE WRITER! I used to use live writer exclusively for blogging, and mourned horribly when she went away.

Now, thankfully, she is back, as a tiny little app on my laptop (It’s a samsung windows 10 tablet.) and woot woot! I’m a happy clam in mud.

I’ve been thinking about my wardrobe, and have been digging through amazon again. My birthday is coming up, and this year instead of buying a phone I don’t need, and other crap I don’t want, I’m settling down to look at a new to my wardrobe.

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I use Amazon for inspiration, and have the patterns to make what I want. Wait, what!

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On the 24th of October, I’m heading back to the farm and retrieving the few things I’ve left that I really want. If I don’t, I run the risk of the old man burning them to stay warm.

My sister and I have set a date to pick up what I want/need. The rest, of course can be burned to keep the old man warm.

Lastly, the sewing patterns I have, I had ordered off of Amazon years ago. I had just realized today that most of the things in the cart for clothing items are things that I can sew up and make for myself. I can choose the fabrics, colors, length, the whole nine yards.

I’m a happy clam in mud.


Knitterly Goodness

Finally, back to the knitting!

I’ve been fascinated by knitting from the center out. I stumbled into that video from very pink knits. Holy crap, I was mesmerized. I am always up for a new dishcloth/shawl/bedspread and what not pattern. I’ve also been fascinated by cotton yarn again. Sighs.

The feel of the cool, smooth cotton in my fingers… The long hours of loop after loop. The quick turns and yarn overs, the simplicity of one stitch at a time, I love knitting. I almost always have a yarn drawer in my desk, with a few wips for when I’m stuck on some aspect of website design.

Life is still good, and I’m okay. I will do a proper photo post one of these weeks. Please accept my apologies for the dry writing.


Working the steps in NA

  • Here is a short list of the tools you will need
  • Basic Text
  • It Works, How and Why
  • Step Working Guide
  • Notebook and Pen or the electronic equivalent
  • Living Clean the Journey Continues
  • Dictionary non-abridged
  • other tools such as pens, hilighters, or software that will allow you to work the steps on the electronic equivalent

The procedure is the same as for the other fellowship. You will want to read a bit every day, and you will want to study/take notes, mark the shit out of your book, and etc….

Over the next few weeks, I will walk you through the steps of NA. Hugs not drugs.