Happy Stats

Random | Monday November 1 2010 | 9:32 pm | 1 Comment | Tags: |

Oh things this week are happy, so happy stats ahoy!!  In fact these happy things are from today alone!

Being away from home and work!

The circles scarf being complete.  I couldn’t wait to wear it, even though it does need to be blocked because the circles don’t quite lie flat.  I love these colours:

This view from the table while I ate my breakfast:


This appearing in the sky when I was having breakfast:

A gorgeous drive out to Pateley Bridge, a lovely lunch and a mooch around

Visiting the LYS in Ripon and getting myself just a few balls of yarn.  They have a really wide range of King Colewhich I love for its value and usability.

Sheep for neighbours:


Happy Stats

Blogging | Monday October 25 2010 | 8:41 pm | No Comments | Tags: |

It feels like a very good time to be recognising the nicer things in life as there is a lot that is causing a lot of stress and difficulty at the moment, for many people.  The happier things, not matter how small or apparently trivial, can add a little bubble of delight:

my new purple corduroy coat!  Purple, cord, cosy and even better a bargain!

the circles scarf coming along nicely.  2 rows joined with a slip stitch in the middle or the circle to the same point on the previous row:

looking at the frost on cars outside while still snuggly warm indoors in my pj’s (oh, you’re not getting a pic of me in my pj’s, by the way!):

my new Nintendo Wii – why didn’t I get one years ago?

4 days til our holiday in Yorkshire!  And counting…


Happy Stats

Blogging | Monday October 18 2010 | 8:42 pm | No Comments | Tags: |

I’m feeling rather perky today so it is jolly nice to share some happy stats.  Here goes:

Safe rescue of 33 Chilean miners.  Who can fail to be touched by this story.  All arguments about the reasons it happened in the first place and the media circus that ensued aside, its an incredible story.  Caveman said to me ‘This will make a brilliant film’  I actually think that a film of it will not be as remarkable as the reality and all I would want to see in a film would be the actual footage of the families reunited.  My favourite image from the whole thing was the last of the rescuers leave them empty mine and the rescue capsule disappear up through the ceiling.  I’ll never tire of seeing that.

A weekend to myself to just do ‘me’ things as Caveman has been at a film festival all weekened.  I love time with just my own company.

Blogtoberfest… still!  Daily blogging is a lot less challenging than I’d thought, but I don’t know that I can maintain it long term.  I’m sure I’ll see the month out though!

Our holiday getting very close!  Oh, I can ALMOST touch it!

My first purchases from my new LYS!



Happy Stats

Blogging | Monday October 11 2010 | 10:55 pm | Comments (4) | Tags: |

Only me again!  Well, who were you expecting???

A few of the things making me smile at the mo are:

Spending a few days with my family in Scotland.  Ok I know I keep mentioning it, but spending time with my nephews and nieces is one my very favourite things!

Getting back to my own bed!  Don’t we all love our own beds more than any other anywhere?

Blogtoberfest!  It’s great!  I am really enjoying daily blogging and I feel very proud of myself for managing to keep it up. I am determined to complete the whole month.

Lovely comments from lovely new blog friends!

This cat being soooooo cute and funny:

Picture from: icanhascheezburger


Happy Stats

Blogging | Monday October 4 2010 | 12:48 pm | No Comments | Tags: |

The things that are making my heart sing a happy song this week are:

Achieving 100 blog posts and taking part in Blogtoberfest!

My imminent trip to Scotland to see my folks.  I’m just about counting the hours now!

Autumn!  The colours and the smells: crisp, damp and smokey!

Redundancy!  No not the best thing in itself, but I now know where things are at which has got to be better than the uncertainty that took over the past month.

Ikea Cats: Happy Inside A work of absolute simplicity and genius!


What a week!

Blogging,Random | Tuesday August 31 2010 | 12:53 pm | Comments (6) | Tags: , , |

I’ve had a heck of a week, and one that I certainly don’t ever want to live through again.  As a result Happy Stats are cancelled this week as I’m finding it very hard to celebrate anything.

I was told at work last Thursday that I am to be made redundant after over 11 years working in the same place.  I will be here until just before Christmas and there is a chance during that time something else will come up and I could be redeployed, but I have to admit I am already be finding it very hard to stay motivated and positive.  It wasn’t completely unexpected, but I certainly wasn’t ready for it right now and had hoped that other options would have been discussed and considered before it came to this.

I’ve heard and thought ‘oh, it could be an opportunity’ and ‘what about doing more craft based work’ and yes either or both are a possibility.  But for now I need to think a lot, wallow a bit, get used to the idea, get angry, get upset and then eventually start working out what I’m going to do.

On top of that, the very next day actually, someone very close to me had some tough news health wise and it did give me a bit of perspective.  However, it’s horrible when everyone is so upset and worried and all I want to do is be there and help.

I have managed to get some respite in crochet over the weekend and been back working on the granny stripe blanket but I’ve been so tired its not really given me any pleasure.  I am hoping that once I’ve caught up on sleep and got over initial shock and upset that things will start to feel a bit more normal.  Not least because I have present making to get done this week.

Normal frou-frou should be resumed soon but in the meantime, I intend to pootle about a bit, moan a bit and have a good boo from time to time.  But don’t worry, there will still be crochet!  There will always be crochet!

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