vanillamagick: (Phone Box)
2016 IS the year I get back on social media. I know I kind of suck at it but it's one of my New Year's resolutions and everything. I miss it. I miss sitting here, typing out the random shit that's in my head and reading what everyone else up to.

Of course, on a related note, 2016 is also the year I change all my passwords. I guess it's a good thing as it's something you're supposed to do semi-regularly anyway.

Dreamwidth. Livejournal. Twitter. Tumblr. Facebook. Last.Fm. Goodreads.
All back up and running. Let me know if you want a link to any of them, but in general just search for vanillamagick.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to get my old Wordpress site back up again.

Right now, it's time for the Monopoly death match between my Erin and I. We've played 4 games today, and we're at 2-2, so this is the decider. The last game we had was pretty intense. I was down to like £20 and nearly all my properties mortgaged but somehow I came back and won it. It was a 3 hour game!

Regan thinks we're completely and utterly boring but we're having a blast. It's cold and wet and windy outside, so what's better than being in the warm and dry, having coffee and flapjacks, a fire roaring, good music playing.

Hopefully the pizza we've ordered will come soon. Then it is ON!

Unsettled

Jul. 17th, 2013 01:02 pm
vanillamagick: (I Give My Heart To You)
I really do need to get back to a more regular schedule of blogging. I know [personal profile] imagineireann was saying that she always feels she has nothing of importance to say and I can agree that is definitely part of why I don't post as much.

It also doesn't help that I can't find a layout I want. It's one of those, I don't know what I want but would know it when I saw it. Erin keeps saying she'll design something for me (she wouldn't be able to code it and I'd have to find someone to do that) but I'm tired of waiting and nudging. I suppose because that is part of the work that she does for pay makes it less fun to do for free. This new theme will do for a little while but I'll keep looking for something more me
I'd love a theme that brings in elements of nature and maybe crafting. That’s not asking for much, is it?

Things have also been very unsettled around here, for various reasons.
Erin and I broke up, got back together, broke up, had lots of long talks about what we want/need and our priorities and are back together again. I do think our relationship is stronger for it and we both know how to move things forward, what does/doesn't work for us.
Caden Bryce is fully embracing his terrible twos.
Regan is stressed with school and peer pressure.

Something has to give and I'm hoping it's not me! I'm trying to rediscover my outlets, my escapes from all of that. I'm definitely reading more than I ever used to, and losing myself into various facebook games. And now I want to reassert my online presence this way too.

Next up, poking at ye olde livejournal and wordpress sites!
vanillamagick: (Phone Box)
My baby girl, Regan, has joined Dreamwidth. I can already feel her rolling her eyes at me calling her my baby girl, see that adolescent scowl as she reminds me that she's fourteen and NOT a baby. She'll always be my baby girl though, even when she's forty! My mam still calls me her baby.
That was rather tangential. Regan's on Dreamwidth. Her account is [personal profile] glitterangel and you should add her. LOL

I've been, as ever, cross-stitching a lot this week. Below is my progress on Sewing the Seeds. It is a much softer looking design than what the cover model shows. As you can see, I’ve backstitched most of the over-one lettering in the darker pink. I’m glad I didn’t do the larger “Love” that way, since I like my mistake better.
sewingtheseeds

I’ve also been working on one of Planet June’s creatures as a gift for Caden Bryce's second birthday. Here is all sea turtle pieces. You’d think I have the bulk of the work done, but putting it together will be very labour intensive. worth it.
seaturtle
vanillamagick: (Aly Smile)
Two days without Internet access. Who’d have thought it would be so hard. Of course, forgetting to print out the knitting pattern I’m working on wasn’t a smart idea, and led to much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But in the end we survived, and were back online in just over two days. This morning I did a quick read through of all the email and blog posts that piled up over the weekend, and now I can say that I am reasonably caught up. (No comments left, sadly, because I was trying to read everyone’s blog. I’ve only got so much time. Everything looks lovely though, ladies.)

Over my short break, I finished up the Tesla scarf, which I will share tomorrow. (It was much to rainy and grey here today to take pictures. Actually, I completely forgot.) I also finished the toy sack and tree on Baby Man’s stocking, and got started on the snow at Santa’s feet. Now I’m thinking about casting on another pair of socks, because a woman just can’t have too many socks, right?

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