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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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Day

On Tuesday, we had a 2 hour delay because of snow here in Albuquerque. it snowed about 1/2 and inch overnight. People in the southwest are so silly! It made me miss Minnesota, though. Most people would think that living in the warm southwest, with out mild winters and general lack of winteryness, that I would not miss the bitter cold and piles of snow that come with living in the midwest. But I DO miss it. Not the cold, so much, but sometimes it makes that cup of hot chocolate or a steamy bowl of chili that much more enjoyable. I miss sledding, and the peace of waking up in the morning to the stillness and quiet of a snow that has been gently tumbling from the sky all night. I love seeing the trees covered in powder, the pristineness of freshly fallen snow, the joy of making a snowman. I've never been able to take my daughter sledding or play in the snow with her until our cheeks were frosty and pink, and then head inside for some chicken noodle soup and a movie on the sofa under a big fleece blanket.

I think that all of the bad things about real winter- the cold, the crappy driving conditions, the shoveling, would all be completely worth it for the joy that I get from real winter. Call me crazy.

I am so close to being done with this term! One little final on Tuesday, and I am done. Then I can freak out about the gift knitting I have not completed, the Christmas shopping, the packing for our big trip, and all the other fun holiday stuff. It is going to be a pretty packed and mildy crazy break, so hopefully I can get a little bit of relaxing done in there, too. I am really excited to take the Monsterette sledding in Minnesota and to take her to the ocean for the first time. So many memories and new experiences and wonders, it should be an excellent vacation, even if it is a little stressful. I just need to remember to find the joy and happiness and relax and smile. Ride the wave, Nichole. Ride the wave.

What are your plans for the holidays? How is the gift knitting coming, if any?

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Well, I made it through NaBloPoMo, which I'm pretty glad I did. It was a good way to get back in the habit of blogging. Part of me still feels like calling it quits on the blog. I don't really blog for me, I blog so I can share my world and my knitting and bitch and air my dirty laundry and all that stuff, and it just doesn't feel as worth it when I know there are not many readers out there. I feel like I am being whiny. I guess I just don't feel connected to the blogging world as much as I used to. Maybe it is the blogging world that has changed, who knows. I do still enjoy reading other people's blogs, I am really glad I got back into that. It is a nice way to spend a half hour on an afternoon like today- cold, rainy, and quiet in the house. For now, I'll keep up the blogging as much as I can.

Alright, done whining about the blog.

School is almost done! One class is over, I will be turning in my final assignment for another class tomorrow, and that leaves me with just two short afternoon classes and one final next Tuesday. I am really looking forward to the time off- this term just seemed like it took forever and was really stressful.

I really, REALLY need to get my knit on. There are Christmas gifts that need to be knitted, and I ahve been putting it off too long. Christmas is only two weeks away! I still don't think that has really sunk in. At least with school out of the way I will have a few days to sit around all day and watch movies and knit. Maybe an audio book would help do the trick!

Thinking about goals, knitting and non-knitting alike, that I would like to accomplish next year. Next year will be another fresh start, more adventures to be had, things to learn, and memories to be made.

Remind me to blog about soap soon. I've been mulling over a Soap Wars post in my head for a while now.

Also, I would just like everyone to know that I have the most wonderful, awesome, sweet, caring, excellent boyfriend, and that I love him to pieces, and that he makes me SOSOSO happy, and that I do not know what I am going to do when we have to be apart for two weeks when I go vacationing for the holidays. I am sad about that. I almost was in tears today because he had to go to work early, and I really just wanted to spend another hour with him. Is that really lame?