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Jan 8
Tea readings. #goodearth #cozy #knit

Tea readings. #goodearth #cozy #knit

Jan 1

Helloooo 2014

Hello dear friends. 

A follow up from 2013 resolutions

2013 

Find a new job:  Leave Ashford University- Done. I thought this was going to be an easy task considering i started my search in January with no luck in the beginning. time really tells all when suddenly your employer decides to create a voluntary reduction program in june, which was gratefully accepted by me. Yes another opportunity to find a job right away…. but yet it still took until October to secure something.  

Live a healthier lifestyle: cut out red meat and pork out of my daily consumption- Done. other than a few bites of Scott’s bbq brisket in Austin, and accidently eating a chicken fried steak (which I thought it was something more like a chicken waffle) … I was fairly successful! 

Run: No marathons- Done. Only a few half marathons, but proud to have beat my personal record of 2:15. From the SD holiday half i got my time to 2:00:50 minutes.

"I’d rather not make resolutions because I know I’m not going to hit them. Why disappoint?" 

Setting an action plan however is something that makes me look forward to tomorrow. I am more than ever certain that life must be lived with simple intentions and that the path to achieving even the smallest of goals, creates even more anticipation of what one’s self can do. 

2013 was a challenging year, as I am sure 2014 will reveal itself to more uncertainties and unexpected plans. 

2014 Resolutions

Give: Knit 365 Cozies. coziesforkindsouls.tumblr.com/ With an arsenal of yarn, and knitting needles, I plan on knitting cup cozies and give them anonymously to people who do kind things as a reminder when they drink their cup of coffee/tea of what goodness people can see in them. I have to work out the details, but the first cozy of the day has already been completed. 

Live a healthier lifestyle: Only eat organic meat or poultry. Giving up the red meat was great, except my consumption of poultry products increased. Hello to meat back into my life… except i need to know where it’s coming from… which will then probably swing me towards more vegetables. Challenge accepted. 

Complete a triathalon: Yes. Even if it is a small bike ride, I think this is the year to learn.

"You can has presents Felix, I can has has string"-marshmallow #cattranslation #crazycatladytalk

"You can has presents Felix, I can has has string"-marshmallow #cattranslation #crazycatladytalk

"Merry Christmas everyone! Now can I has open presents?"—Felix

"Merry Christmas everyone! Now can I has open presents?"—Felix

Hello September 24th!

Hello Friends,

My birthday eve is upon me and so far this summer has been much of a blur. Still knitting, and making signs out of cardboard and sharpie… perhaps i’ll post up a few of my recent projects soon.

30 going on 31. What does it all mean? It means that its another year solidifying that in fact our lives are full of changes and we will it will be a good transition…. or not… depending how we decide to take it all in…

Changes, changes, changes. Let’s see here.

The 9-5 is no longer. In June I took a company buyout of which I thought I would find it easy to move into something that I would feel happy about.  Yes! A step in the right direction, a step to fulfilling my new year’s resolution “Find a new job in 2013” Oddly enough, I haven’t found what I am looking for, and i’m still question what would be the best path for me to take.  I’m grateful for the experience and the overall pursuit of my education goals and of course I believe that the people I have met in the last 4+ years has been life altering :) Remaining with them would probably be most detrimental.  I have previously concluded (about a year ago) “wasn’t for me.” It wasn’t for me industry wise, and also a good fit in what my idea of a stimulating job would be.

I’m active in my search though. I’ve been posting applications and sending out my resume and even been to a couple of interviews. Things will happen in due time I’m sure. 

My husband and I have moved back into my old condo in Mira Mesa, and the transition has been pretty good. I find myself working on mini projects and forcing myself to be more tidy since I have more quality time on my hands. It’s still tough sometimes. I wish some of my close friends were still within distance to take a quick run and let out the stresses of not working. Where does the time go? Really? 

The cat: My cat is not doing well. My vet called me back and his blood work showed that he has signs of a kidney infection/disease. It is a devastating blow to our little family seeing that he is about 6/7 years old. Not only that, but she mentioned that he is suffering from arthritis with him only having three legs so he may actually be in some pain. I’m waiting for her to give me an idea of what treatment for him would be like. The question I keep thinking about is at what point do you allow an pet’s quality of life to continue to diminish?  Is it worth keeping him alive if he’s suffering? Hopefully we can get some word back soon. 

Anyway. In about 12 hours I will be 31, and on my way to womanhood. weird. I’ll keep you posted. 

Chris, I read your update. Whats your schedule like on oct 2nd? 

Jun 4
Yes! Leg model! #knittingfrenzy #knitting

Yes! Leg model! #knittingfrenzy #knitting

A co-worker of mine asked me to make him a drawing. I asked him what he wanted. “Well my 2 kids are driving me crazy right now…” This was the end result. #cardboardart #parenting #unconditionallove #kids

A co-worker of mine asked me to make him a drawing. I asked him what he wanted. “Well my 2 kids are driving me crazy right now…” This was the end result. #cardboardart #parenting #unconditionallove #kids

We took knitting to a new level today and brought it to the streets of normal heights. @denisehoe #knittingfrenzy

We took knitting to a new level today and brought it to the streets of normal heights. @denisehoe #knittingfrenzy

May 9

Happy birthday drawings for some of my favorite running girls.

This is what happens when you Craigslist shop for a friend.

This is what happens when you Craigslist shop for a friend.