Sunday, July 30, 2006

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood.... (or "Never Rue the Roo")


It feels a bit like a million years and also no time at all. How does that happen? I've been bouncing around like a kangaroo with one leg tied behind her back.

In any event, life has been more than a little chaotic for me lately, but it has inspired some New Month's Resolutions, which I've started early because August is a stupid hot month, so I'm hoping if I start now it will also end earlier. Don't tell me if I'm wrong.

So here are August's New Month Resolutions. You'll notice I've done away with the Kanga-bounce and am focussing on the roo:

1. Roo the Spinning Wheel Blogring. check
I went through the entire ring in the past twenty-four hours. That's well over two-hundred blogs. I was unable to comment on them all, but I did comment on a few. My main purpose was to check that the ring navigations work and the blogs are being updated. I was fairly loose on restrictions - ring rules state must be updated once a month, and I wasn't real picky on that, but if it's been much longer (more like "months" than month) or if you moved your blog and didn't tell me, you got bumped to the cue. If you want to get back on the list, do what's needed, let me know, and I'll let you back in. Some got exceptions because I know of life situations that made blog updates tricky, and that's fine. I also bumped those that didn't have the correct code, though in most cases I did send them the code again.

If you're reading through the blog ring and find something wonky - a link doesn't work, or a blog hasn't been updated since the turn of the century - please let me know and I'll look into it.

2. Roo my schedule.
My eyes are bigger than my stomach right now. I have a dozen or so projects that I really want to do, and I've known for a while that I have knitter's ADD, and that just isn't working. So I'll be really trying to focus on things and get a little more organized. Next proof of this you'll see is a very special pattern that I hope to release by the end of this week. This means I will fight the urge to get started on the top that I was daydreaming about yesterday and get going with the project sitting right next to me now.

3. Roo my home.
I've been stepping over things since I moved in here two and a half years ago. I made an attempt to do some solid junking & donating a few years back and it became apocolypse:trailer. What I learned from this was to not involve my father or husband (long distance) in any decisions. Nothing will be missed. Much will be missing. This will be a slow, on-going project. I'm betting it won't even be noticed by anyone else in the house.

4. Roo some weight.
This is in preparation for the cruise, lest I be mistaken for a lifeboat. Wool that is rooed is gone forever. Weight that is lost can be found again. 'nuff said.

In other news, a new Optical Mouse (is that what it's called? I just picture a little mouse in spectacles) has been purchased, cut out of its packaging, thereby causing the previous mouse ball to roll out of its hiding place literally thirteen seconds later. One of them will get set up with the other computer soon (but first, re-read #2 - some other things have to come first!) and will have pictures forthwith.

These are all good things. Honest.


Anonymous Shea said...

Glad to see that you're still ticking! I was beginning to get worried :)

We did some emotional paring back recently... it took a good couple weeks for it to "work" but I can tell you that now I'm much more focused on my "here and now" and not my "there and maybe."

Besides I've got all these kittens keeping me... chaotic! but they're sweet and charming... I almost don't mind when they upend the wool baskets and pop all the drive bands!


1:10 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I miss your usual almost daily posts. I hope you're not letting yourself get too overwhelmed by things. And you're right. Guys will never notice when something is missing. If they do a vague "Mmm...I don't know honey...what's on TV?" will usually do the trick to make them forget again.

Take care of yourself, and don't forget to check in!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

Glad to hear you're alive still. Very interested in seeing what the new pattern is!

I wish I had something deep and profound to say, but I really don't. Those seem like some great goals, and you know you will always get encouragement here when you need it.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Bess said...

Oooo!! Resolutions! NewYears in July! What a great idea! I think... I think I'll go make my own. bit of copycatting here, but i know you won't mind.

molto hugs to you sugar.


7:09 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Amie, It's good to hear from you again - I was starting to get a little concerned. Cleaning out in July/August heat sounds a little much in this heat - I'd wait until the fall. but, then I am not the one climbing over things....Take care. Linda

11:56 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Good luck with all of the "roo"ing. I am in the same boat with the decluttering the house (yikes!) and the weight loss, so we can have a support group - good thing we already meet twice a month! :)

9:02 AM  
Blogger erica said...

So glad you're alive and well, I figured you just had a lot going on. I've missed reading your posts.

Good luck with all of your roo projects. That reminds me I was in the middle of checking my own blog ring and didn't get very far - dang this dial-up. :)

6:50 PM  
Blogger AuntyNin said...

Good to see you posting again, and best of luck with all the "roo" projects. I'm also trying to shed excess poundage before the cruise, in hopes that the dessert trays won't destroy me (yeah. right. sure.).

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got some punds to roo off my arse! im with ya!

10:55 AM  

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