My general rambling about life—covers habit building, decluttering, cooking, goal setting, and random other topics as they come to mind.
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It’s been a quite few weeks in the realm of All Things Hobby, as you can tell by the horrid dearth of posts on the blog. *pats February sadly*
But thankfully that means other important things have taken their place (at least temporarily) and I’ve been feeling quite the Grownup lately. Not quite ready for my trophy, but I’m saving a place on the mantel…
So, grownup’ing aside, I feel like it’s time to get my hobbies back on track.
Which has nothing to do with the fact that April Camp NaNoWriMo is right around the corner.
Right, so, posts! I am totally once again writing posts and Doing Art and Walking Warcraft and other such silliness. You have been warned. *solemn nod*
(And I am not thinking about April yet, because lo, my track record at winning Camp is lousy.)
I’m transitioning departments at the company I work and will once again be roaming the promised lands of IT. I’m not quite sure why I keep insisting that I’m going to be a responsible adult and give up my techie toys– it’s what I love to do! *headdesk*
Anywho, somewhere around March I will be settling into a new work schedule which will shift my free time from after work to the mornings. Which means my normal excuse of ‘I’m too tired from work to be creative’ is going out the window.
It should make April’s Camp NaNoWriMo a heck of a lot easier, but I’m hoping that I can roll that free-time over into my treadmill gaming and model horse painting as well. *crosses fingers*
I’ve been puttering about trying to come up with some good New Year’s Resolutions and I stumbled across a post by Cheryl Barker on choosing yearly ‘theme words’… and I found my hook!
Moving Mountains with Teaspoons has been my unofficial tagline for a while now and I decided to make it official for 2013. While I’m not quite up to doing a list of daily resolutions like I did for 2011, I figured I could pick the smallest possible improvement for each area and then throw in some larger goals as well.
I’ll add to Mountains as the year goes on… Continue reading
So long horses, hello LOLcats!
2012 was a year of lots of changes. Lots of changes. *sighs*
Some good, some bad, and some that are still waiting on the new year for news (possible IT job, woot!). Unlike 2011 and it’s 335ish Resolutions, 2012 had a less impressive list but it’s time to check things off…
…and amusingly, I didn’t manage to get any of them done!
But why don’t I mind? Because I came pretty darned close in places and a I got a whole lot more done that wasn’t on the lists than I had expected to.
Onwards! Continue reading
Cat plus Art
One year ago I stopped being (and cat) and one year ago I vowed I would never stop being (and cat).
I still expect her to curl up in front of my face at night and to insinuate herself between me and the keyboard when I’m online.
I wait for her to wander up the back of the couch and tap me with a paw until I lean back so she can become Shoulder Kitteh of Doom (and helpful typing skills).
I listen for the bitchy maos that means she’s locked herself in the closet, or had enough of the dogs being dogs, or that she is in dire need of shrimps. (Mostly shrimps.)
I walk down the isle in the store and notice when her favorite flavors of canned food are on sale.
I listen for her at night, snoring her purr-snores that mean she’s at peace with the world.
And I will never, ever, stop being (and cat).
(And has agreed to be my guinea pig voice actor for forays into audiobook flash fiction. Mwahahaha! )
What follow is a list of things I gathered that looked promising. Pick whatever you’d like to play with! Continue reading
Blow Ye Winds, Heigh-ho!
Every so often the universe steps in to remind us that our plans are as solid as sand castles. *eyes Very Damp Yard™ sadly*
I spent the entire weekend perfecting my ability to worry about trees falling on the house, which I can now confidently say is at least at Expert level. (The trees had better things to do, so they are thankfully all still in one piece.)
But now I’m facing down the backlog of all the things I should have been doing instead of dealing with hurricanes. I’m tempted to just declare list amnesty and toss it all out since NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and I’ve got new hurricane-related cleanup to do in the yard.
There’s nothing quite like an unexpected reset switch to make you revaluate things. *pokes list*
Money the Gathering
While I was up in Maine I got a chance to play Magic: The Gathering again… and it was wonderfully addicting. (I lost every single game but one, but still!)
So since my new West Coast MtG addiction co-conspirator is looking to fill in some gaps in his collection, I decided to sit down and make a full list of what I’ve got. … And I’ve got a LOT.
I started playing with Third Edition and stopped around Fifth. I’ve been dabbling ever since, but most of my cards are from many moon ago. I have no idea if any of them are legal anymore, but I’ve got the itch to start playing again. *eyes piles thoughtfully*
This post will be a work in progress for a very long time, but I figure if I just do a handful of cards a day I’ll get it done eventually. I hope. Continue reading
View of Maine from the Game Room
I’ve mentioned the cabin in Maine before, although not nearly as frequently as I should. It was my yearly haven from the world as a kid– we’d come up every year in the months before school and just soak in the ocean and the vast glorious lack of Things That Need Doing(tm).
It’s pretty hard to get stressed out about much when the waves are singing their happy slow song along the rocky beach and you have friends and family demanding you come play board games with them RIGHT NOW KTHNXBAI. *happy sighs* (Plus: cheap lobster and fresh blueberries FTW!)
It’s been fifteen years since I was here last, which is just shy of half a lifetime too long.
Phooey on being a grownup– I’m going to start taking vacations again!
I started reading Seth Godin’s blog again recently; I’m a bit of a binge-and-purge blog reader (as you’ll have noticed by the constantly changing line-up in my blogroll and he’s been on and off it several times now.
But the reason he’s back on is the same reason he’s always back on—he tends to post stuff that comes in at right angles to the way I’m looking at the world. Hence the sudden appearance of the List. Continue reading