Archive for July, 2009


I am trying to decide which quilt layout to use, and it’s not easy. I think they all look good! What do you think?


^ Pinwheels


^ Zig Zag


^ Furrows


^ Sevens



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Let’s see…

  • I’m working on a quilt (and already have plans for two more, but we won’t talk about that)
  • Working on a shawl (Frost Flowers and Leaves. Not loving it –I think it’s the color– but am sure if I don’t want it, someone in my world will!)
  • Got the retainer check from STBX for the lawyer. Just have to wait til the 7th to get the papers signed and the divorce actually in process! Not really what I had in mind for the day before my 35th birthday. Whatever.
  • Still no ring. Hopefully tomorrow.
  • Still no A/C. The window unit I bought for my office doesn’t fit right because the window frame is really weird. B said to call the repair guy and have him refill the central air, and see how long that lasts.
  • A guy flirted with me yesterday! I was taken aback, as I have not had a man show any interest in me in quite some time. It was nice. Send some mojo so maybe I’ll get a few dates….maybe more wink wink. It’s been seven months….I think my virginity’s growing back.
  • Went to my friend Becky’s tonight to sit and knit, and ended up staying for dinner (at her invitation). Quiche and salad. Yum!
  • Gave my friend Linda the blue Aeolian shawl the other day, and she flipped out! She kept hugging me. I like surprising someone with something for no reason…isn’t that the best?


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Happy day!

What a great day…..I better enjoy it while it lasts.

I talked with the lawyer yesterday, and I am going to be able to get the settlement $$ I requested from B. Now I can comfortably move to AZ, which is a huge relief! Then last night I finished the blue Aeolian shawl:



Love love love it! Hope the recipient loves it too.

I got some hand made stitch markers from The Queen (on Ravelry) that are absolutely gorgeous:


She had asked me about some yarn I had (from a sweater I was making for B), but since I gave up on it, I sent her the 5 skeins I had left over, and she made me the stitch markers. I think I came out ahead in that trade! She says she may start selling them on etsy, so look her up on Ravelry if you want some for yourself!!

Today I went to the jewelry store to sell a few rings I didn’t want anymore (3 rings…got $90 for them!! Plus I’ll get more when she figures out how much my wedding band is worth.) and get my wedding ring altered. She is going to remove the wedding band and replace the small diamonds with peridots, plus size it up 1/2 a size. After all that, I’ll still be getting money back! Great deal. Plus when she saw me she exclaimed “I need to see you for a massage!”, so I got a massage appointment out of it, too. She’s coming Monday, and bringing my finished ring with. I am so happy, and can’t wait to see it.

And here are some funny pictures:


Doesn’t the lava on top look like a penis?


Taffy and Lexie (Lexie’s in the box)




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We talked

Saturday night B and I had a sit-down conversation. We actually talked about what got us here, and he explained why he didn’t think it could be fixed. We both cried, and even hugged. I think the divorce will go a lot more smoothly now, and (gasp) I think we can come out of this as good friends. What a turn of events.

This is making me a lot more emotional, though. I was up until 2am last night, crying. I know I need to embrace the roller-coaster ride and not get stuck on a “high” (all the good memories of us) or a “low” (all the crap we’ve put each other through recently). Our marriage was a mix of high and low, and I need to remember that. I was regretting getting rid of some of the keepsakes, but know it’s just my emotions getting the best of me. I kept some things, and that’s enough. I have been debating what to do with my engagement/wedding ring (which I love), and I think I’m going to have the wedding band removed, and have the small diamonds on either side of the center diamond changed out to peridots (my birthstone). That should make a nice right-hand ring, don’t you think?

I dropped off the paperwork at the lawyer’s office today, and it seems we’ll have the petition filed by the end of the month. Then I need to start getting my Arizona plans in the works.


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It’s dead. The air conditioner officially died last night. It can’t be repaired anymore–it has to be replaced. Not sure if I’m going to tell B or not; I think I’m just going to go and look for a cheap window AC unit for my office to get me through the summer.

He’s sent me a few more emails. Very long emails. About how I’m trying to bleed him dry, and how I’m the one who is wanting the divorce, he never said he did, and how he was such a perfect husband and I’m being an evil vindictive bitch. WOW. Part of me wants to sit down and write a novella back to him explaining just how very wrong he is, but I won’t stoop to his level. We live in the same house, he can walk up the stairs and fucking talk to me about this stuff.

Still knitting on the shawl(s). I’m pretty much just working on the blue Aeolian right now. No pictures of either shawl because I’m too lazy!


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I just realized something

Why am I busting my ass getting all the old/unused crap out of the house? All I should be doing is getting together what I want to bring with me, and let him deal with the rest!

My garage sale sucked. I am taking the leftovers to the humane society so they can sell it at their rummage sale. That makes me feel good…at least the money they make off the stuff will go to the animals.


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Yep, you read right. I started on BOTH shawls last weekend….Aeolian (blue Jaggerspun Zephyr) and Frost Flowers (cone of tan Alpaca/Silk).

Other than that, just dealing with divorce stuff and garage sale stuff.


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