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Monday is actually Thursday this week!

Hi everyone. I should really hide my head in shame! K handed me the reins last weekend to post our usual Monday catch-up post, and while I knew I was supposed to do it, somehow it just never happened, and then this morning, I suddenly remembered my slackness!

To be fair, I did have a busy weekend and start to the week as my 2nd daughter moved out last weekend, and I was wrapped up with back-and-forths to her new place up to and including Monday night, and after a busy Tuesday at work, I had to go collect my mum for her usual dinner at our place, plus my daughter's dog from doggie daycare to bring back home, and as she came to dinner too (to see her grandmother and collect the dog!), there was no space for posting much. Yesterday, I simply forgot, as I am wont to do!

BUT, now I'm here, let's catch up! I have not been writing or making graphics because of the aforementioned busy-ness, but I hope to have a slightly quieter weekend this week (although there's still a desk to go, and a serious plant run to be done), so perhaps I'll manage to grab another Bingo card before May runs out! How about you?

Sorry, no time for links today, but check out our tabs to see what you've missed or to find some prompts if you haven't already used them! If you're Big Buddying, you should be around 64% of your monthly totals, so hopefully you're doing OK?

And let's leave it there, but don't be like me and forget what you should be posting! if you have, no biggie, you can still pick it up later! If you need help or encouragement, we're here for you! Let's be creative out there! ;-)


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May. 19th, 2021 09:58 pm (UTC)
all the editing efforts are going pretty well here...but work is really stressful this week and there's an issue with the house/kitchen plumbing I'm worrying about...and I just want to run away and hide.
May. 25th, 2021 02:48 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply!

Glad to hear editing is going well, and sorry to hear about the rest. Here's hoping this week is better!
May. 19th, 2021 10:09 pm (UTC)
Aw, congrats to your daughter for moving out! Definitely makes for busy times though. But at least your busy weekend was full of family, so that's good.

Me? Well, if I don't quit my job this week, I think I might survive. If I can get my aggravation under control, I ought to be able to finish my bingo fic and get a line, but that's so up in the air at the moment.

But enough of my whining. I'm trying to be less annoyed and more positive and some days it even happens. :D
May. 25th, 2021 02:52 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply!

Yep, she's wanted to go for a while, and this seems affordable, plus allows her to take the frog, 4 rabbits and the dog (guess who retains custody of the other two rabbits, the guinea-pigs and the cats?), so it's a win! It seems awfully quiet at home now it's just us and our son!

I hope your week improved and/or this week is starting well? Good luck with the bingo! I still haven't grabbed another one so it's looking less likely, but you never know!

Good luck with being more positive as well!
May. 25th, 2021 06:49 pm (UTC)
No biggie!

That's great for her, sounds like an excellent situation. I bet it's quiet, too. I know how quiet the house is when the older child is at work because the younger child never leaves her room. LOL

So far, I haven't had to threaten anyone's life, so I'm calling that good. :D

Thanks! It's not always easy, but I'm trying.
May. 20th, 2021 03:05 am (UTC)
Wow, two kids on their own! What a few years of change for you all- I hope they're doing great and having fun with it, though I know there are stresses too.

I'm rooting for a rainy day this weekend (we might get one) which would be a great excuse to settle in and write. I keep trying, but .... work/life/more family demands lately. It chews through both time and brain power. So bring on the rain!
May. 25th, 2021 02:55 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply!

Yeah, I know - hard to believe, but good to see! Hopefully life will be good to them both out there - I know it's expensive these days, and we've already had to help out with some cash to both for unexpected bills, but they are young and need to get out there to make their own way at some point!

I hope you got your rainy day and managed to get some writing in, and that the other demands have reduced!
May. 20th, 2021 11:34 am (UTC)
Met my goal for the month, which I'm happy about. I've still got a couple of WIPs that need to be completed, so I might work on them next unless a shiny new prompt presents itself.

I get to see my first (and the way that it looks at this point, possibly last) hockey game of the season tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it. I'm going with my dad, sister, and nephew (who is being surprised on his birthday with tickets to his first ever playoff game). Fingers crossed the team doesn't crash and burn.

Sounds like a busy week so far for you. I'm hoping you get a little time to catch your breath and relax. Have a great week & happy writing!
May. 25th, 2021 02:58 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply!

Glad to hear your goal was reached so early! Good luck on the WIPs too!

Hope the hockey game was all you hoped for!

Yes, and even though I don't feel I've done much since, somehow the time got chewed up with no new writing! Ah well, tomorrow is another day!
May. 21st, 2021 04:37 pm (UTC)
I have written nothing! I am behind on my blanket! ALL THE THINGS!!!!

The breakfast boys had dr appointments on Saturday (which was a circus) and then I went visiting at a friends house as we are both fully vaccinated. It was a very nice afternoon as I haven't been anywhere since this horror began!

On Tuesday the result came on in a test I only had run on one dog and it was positive for a parasite. Oh joy! So they are both on meds, and I have to follow them around the yard and pick up their leavings, and I have to spend the upcoming weekend bleaching the bejesus out of the house. But hopefully I'll also get caught up with the knitting as the scheduled dog park visits are now off the calendar.

Just the thought is exhausting.

But, ... I don't know.

Happy Saturday to you!!!
May. 25th, 2021 03:07 am (UTC)
I AM THE SAME! In fact, with all the wisdom that comes of doing 4 & 1/2 months of just TWO colours, I have now decided to adjust my blanket by narrowing down the temp range so I can use more colours - blow this completely direct comparison thing. I was beginning to suspect I'd only use three colours all year, so this is the plan - narrow my range from 0◦C to 30◦C instead of the <0◦ to 30◦> range I had (based on yours), and divide into 5 degrees per colour so I can use all SIX! This means I need to undo the whole thing and start again. I'm also going to replace a couple of colours as the thickness of the yarn was too narrow compared to the others, so while they may not be 100% the same colours as yours, nor the temperature range, it will be more interesting for me and still close enough to sort-of compare to yours. Plus it'll fix the whole thing I managed in my first 10-15 rows where I accidentally increased before figuring out how to keep all the rows even. That had been bugging me for weeks (though I had vague hopes of correcting it by just crocheting back over them from the other way to fill in those corners), so despite all the extra work it's going to cause, I am happier about it than I would have been in another 4 months!!!

Yay for the visit with a friend - that sounds wonderful! Oh no to the puppy problems though... I do NOT envy you that job (no pun intended!). I hope everything has gone OK this last weekend, and that the limitation doesn't last too long! Good luck on getting caught up on the blanket!!!

Edited at 2021-05-25 03:08 am (UTC)
May. 25th, 2021 02:20 pm (UTC)
I’m so glad you’re changing your blanket. It’s sad that you have to take down all that work, but I believe it will be worth in in the long run. It will be much more interesting when you can see the difference in the days rather than having a 3 color blanket that doesn’t have much of a change. If you are going to work on something for a year, you should (at the very least) appreciate the effort you put in. I am loving the blanket I’m doing, and when I catch up (still 5 days behind) I will hit my 6th color as we were pushing 90 this past Friday, and tomorrow should be the same.

My temp range only goes up to 95, and If I go over 95 I’m wondering if I should go back to my coldest color, or just stick with my warmest. There isn’t a darker color available to get (or I’d have gone with 7 colors to start). Just thinking out loud here. Shouldn’t hit it as an issue until July.

I’m very glad you are ripping it apart and starting over.
May. 26th, 2021 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! It felt very liberating to make the decision. I would have been less inclined I think if I hadn't done the whole slow increase thing at the beginning, but now I am glad too. And your reasoning makes so much sense since we are both putting so much time and effort into them! I haven't pulled it apart yet, but it may be on this weekend's list of things to do!

Hmm, yours is a difficult question, but I think I'd be more inclined to keep it at the 95 colour if you don't think it'll go over that too often, but that's just me! You didn't ask for solutions, and I'm sure you'll decide what works best for you! LOVE YOUR WORK!!! ♥

May. 26th, 2021 02:13 pm (UTC)
It's always discouraging how quickly something unravels versus going together. But it will be nice to start over!

I'm thinking I'll stick with the color for the 95, but maybe change up the stitch so that it's clearly different like a double rib. Yes! That's what I'll do.
I do appreciate your input!
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