Monday, October 06, 2008


I've been feeling pretty shitty lately. There's been family drama, Hank stress, and general dissatisfaction. Part of it is hormonal, too. You know. But even though I know all this will fade and pass, I'm wallowing in it right now.

Even knitting is grumping me out. I had gotten past the 3rd button hole on the February sweater and decided to count my stitches to see how much farther I had to go before the next step. I was over the stitch count I needed, but not over in a way that would suggest I had done too many increase rows. I started counting sections and it turns out one of the front sections was 9 stitches over. I'm not sure what I did, but I think it had to do with the button holes. So guess what I did. I ripped that sucker to within the original first 3 rows. There was no fudge room. It was 9 stitches. How disheartening. But I'm not one to accept a crappy result, especially when the yarn is so expensive. I'll just chalk it up to experience and remember to check my stitch count more often.

I don't feel like messing with it any more today. I'll come back to it when I'm feeling less pissy.

To add to my feeling of doom and gloom, I watched The Other Boleyn Girl several nights ago. I read the book quite some time ago and enjoyed it. I have always been intrigued with the story of Anne, Henry & Elizabeth. It's so tragic. For some reason, I always get caught up in the story and am a little surprised by the ending. Not like I didn't know it was coming, but surprised that it actually happened. I don't know how to explain it, but it breaks my heart every time. Anyway, probably not the best movie for someone wallowing in pseudo-depression.

Poor, Anne, poor Marie Antoinette, poor Marilyn.

EDIT: I've added pics of garlic rosemary salmon with roasted new potatoes & chocolate star cupcakes, cuz carbs always make me feel better.


Sandra said...

Garlic! garlic! garlic! oh I adore you (garlic)! Sooo yummy!
Hope you'll find your mood back - I know I am like grumpy one lately!

del said...

Sorry about the crappy time, but boy, does that food look delicious! I hope it cheered you up some. And I'm also one for watching the most depressing crap when I'm down in the dumps.

Jemima said...

My recommendation is, "Eat more cupcakes." What with hormones, drama, and knitting blahs, sometimes that's the only thing that helps.

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