what you’re reading
I’m a pretty avid reader but I’m in a bit of a funk with the book I’ve been reading. I’ve stalled and can’t seem to get going. But… as of last night I started a new knitting project so that’s what I’ve been reading today. The Carousel sock pattern from Knitty.com. It’s a pretty awesome pattern and I’m loving it, although I’m pretty sure I’m going to change yarns because I’m not digging the results yet.
Here’s a picture of what the socks could look like. Pretty awesome, yes?
I’m happy to report that I’m slowly but surely getting over the cold that made me fall behind in these posts. Sadly, however, I gave the cold to my mother and she’s been sick on Mother’s Day. 😦
Let’s get caught up, shall we?
something you do every day
I’m a bit of a Twitter Whore. I love Twitter. I love how on Twitter I can say what I want and generally won’t be attacked for it if people disagree with me (unlike Facebook where people are not always as tolerant).
a favorite word
This is a tattoo that badly needs touching up. Buuut, it’s one of my favorite words… Hope. Having clinical depression sucks ass and sometimes on my bad days I need a little reminder to hang in there. This little gem does just that for me.
For Mother’s Day I made stuffed peppers for dinner. I’ve gotta say, they were pretty damn good. 🙂
something that makes you happy
This is my baby, Kira. Although there are days when I want to strangle her… I love her and she makes me happy. 🙂
One of the gifts I got for my mom for Mother’s Day is this sweet little nurse figurine. 🙂 She loved it, and I love her. ❤
I’ve been sick. That’s a shocker, right? 🙂 So yesterday and today’s pictures are cheats… but they are pictures I’ve taken, so they’re not total cheats.
someone who inspires me
First up, “someone who inspires you.” This is a picture of a picture of me and my mom a long ass time ago. 🙂 She doesn’t like me taking her picture so I had to use an old one. My mom is all kinds of awesome. She’s been a single mom most of my life and sure she had her lows but for the most part she did her best and I love her for it. She’s truly one of my best friends. After having to quit nursing school literally just a few weeks from finishing the RN program so that she could take care of my grandpa my mom just took her LPN test and passed! I’m so proud of her! My mama rocks!
a smell you adore
Speaking of how much my mom rocks… she makes THE BEST apple pie in the world. So when I had to take a picture of “a smell you adore” it was pretty simple… Mom’s pie. Ironically I’d just deleted a week old picture of a freshly baked pie off of my camera that I could have used for this. Instead I’m using a crappy cellphone pic from Xmas. 🙂
I’m not the biggest fan of birds but our house seems to be Bird Heaven. We live in an old brick farm house so the birds love to make nests in areas where the brick is broken. This bird is part of a family of doves who are very loud and not at all shy. They’ll walk along the window ledge with one of the dogs or cats going nuts on the other side of the window and totally aren’t phased. This picture is of Kia stalking the Birdie Friend yesterday.
I love taking super macro photos, so for today’s challenge of “You” I pulled out nearest book and found the word you to snap. This happens to be from the most awesome book American Vampire by my homie Jennifer Armintrout. 🙂 Photo edited with BeFunky.com
Something I Wore
I bought two sets of these silver bracelets years ago… one set was for Love and the other for Luck. Over the years several of them broke (they were on elastic) and lost. I finally decided that the ones that managed to survive however needed to finally be transfered to wire so that they too wouldn’t go flying off my wrist. The new version of these old bracelets is what you see above with a few extra trinkets added to the old ones. 🙂
Okay it’s true… last time I did a photo challenge I failed miserably. But… I’m doing it again because I’m in a better place right now and because I want to.
Thanks to Pinterest and @fatmumslim, I have a happy list to work from…
Feel free to play along!