Nichole D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I currently live in New Mexico with my boyfriend and beautiful daughter in The Retro Palace. I'm currently a student double-majoring in Cosmetology and Architectural Drafting. I spend what little free time I have knitting, crocheting, sewing, and almost any other project I have time for. I do occasionally eat and shower, but only if there is no knitting to be done.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008


Ugh, it's been a while since I've blogged. Sorry. Life has been REALLY hectic and busy, but really awesome, as well. A few weeks ago, The Hubbster quit his job. He really hated it there, and rightfully so. That, though, is a whole different story.

So, a few weeks ago, we found ourselves with one last check in the mail, enough money to get us through August, and no income at all. Kind of scary. We sat down and talked about what we wanted to do- should we both try to work? Should he try to find a job that paid as well as the last one? We struggled with the ideas a bit, then came to the perfect decision for both of us. We're both going back to school. We might try to find part-time jobs, but we'll both be full-time students at the local community college. It looks like our student loans will be able to support us through the summer. Monsterette won't have to go into daycare at all, unless we decide to work. All in all, we're really happy with it, and family and friends have been very supportive.

All of this has been a little stressful, but we're thisclose to being done with everything. I have very little left to do, just getting my student ID and that stuff. I'm officially a registered, full-time student. (For those of you wondering, I'm really close to finishing my classes for Cosmetology. Not what I want to do forever, but it's a great option for me right now.) I'm a little scared. A little excited. A LOT happy. We both are, and that makes life much more easy to deal with. So, until classes start on the 2nd, we'll been doing a lot of running around, filling out forms, and standing in lines. But it's good.

I do feel bad about not blogging. More for myself than for you guys, even though I do love you guys. Blogging was a lot of my stress relief, my outlet to the world, my place to share my life with whoever wants to read it. to put myself out there, and to take a moment every day to write or share. So, I'm REALLY going to try to blog more. Life is going to be crazy, but I think everything will be okay. I hope so. I'll try to keep you all updated!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

This week's Ten on Tuesday is supposed to be your Ten Favorite Movie Villains, but I can hardly think of one! Instead I'll be doing last week's topic...

Ten Events That Should be in the Olympics

1. Speed knitting. How much fun would it be to watch this and hear the commentary?
2. Toddler Wrangling. You'd get low marks for crying or pulling out your hair.
3. Knife Throwing. I just think this would be fun to watch, really.
4. SCA-style Fighting. Those guys are bad ass.
5. Hide and Seek
6. Pizza Dough Tossing
7. Bowling
8. Curling, just because it's my favorite Winter Olympics sport and I'd like to be able to watch it more than once every four years.
9. Sheep/Alpaca Shearing
10. Egg Balancing Relay. you know, egg goes on a spoon, you try to walk as fast as you can without it falling off...

Trying to blog more. See you soon!

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Color, not the Flower

you are orchid

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

Seen around bloglandia quite a bit, most recently at Monster Crochet and Twitchysticks (formerly Crochet all Day). What color are you?

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