Every spring are the ants just gonna invade my kitchen?
Is this my life?
They have yet to show up in force, so there’s that. The scouts are being drowned in soapy apple cider. Hopefully, eventually they will get discouraged and move on.
I don’t really think that is what will happen, but I’m lying to myself right now.
After claiming they don’t know when, AT&T seems to be bringing fiber to my neighborhood “soon.” Ordinarily, we would be over the moon about this. We have never lived in a place where fiber actually showed up.
Granted, it’s not here yet, but they have left all sorts of equipment around yards. That speaks to forward motion, right?
What’s the downside? Well, about a month ago our “introductory” plan expired. The Hubs called everyone and their grandmother trying to get answers as to whether or not we should sign up for a 24-month plan for internet so we could avoid rate hikes.
After 2 days on the phone and web, he decided fiber was no closer to us than it ever is, and we signed up for a plan. Sure, we’re saving $15 a month for two years, but if we want to cancel to get the phantom fiber, we have to pay $360 to break the contract. I did the math, it’s all the money we would be saving.
There are NO deals to be had in this world.
Was there any doubt the ants would come back?
Over the weekend while the Hubs did Hubs chores, I edged another of my veggie gardens:
I want you to know I totally planned them not to line up.
OK, I really didn’t, and while I was doing it I had this image in my head:
But when it was all said and done, I don’t hate it. I did have the opportunity to watch the Hubs mow around all this, and it seemed like a big pain in the ass. I suppose it would have been easier if they were perfectly aligned. But if he had wanted them perfectly aligned, I would not be doing this project at all!
Actually, I see them all connecting someday, so I’m really not too bothered by the random nature of my squares.
Or that they are not really even square.
I’ll probably do the other two this weekend. Anything to kick the moat project down the road a little bit.
I have sweater news!
Yesterday I sent a random note to someone who has one skein of the yarn I need in her stash. To my utter shock and delight, she answered and said she would be happy to send the skein to me! I was pretty shocked that she didn’t just ignore me. But in a week or so it should arrive and I can continue to ignore my sweater.
Actually, I was so excited, I finished the sleeves last night. I don’t know if making them in tandem was the best option, but it really worked for me. I wish I had done the fronts like that. Right now I hope they match, but I will not be shocked if they don’t.
I blocked the sleeves and back this morning:
Clearly, I need a sunroom because until these dry, there’s no dinner being served here!
This is my first time using blocking pins, and I gotta say, I did not know what I was missing! These things are the bomb. I’m sure when used with the blocking wires I’ll get perfect outcomes.
I have two blankets going right now:
This is yarn Auntie sent me a few months back. It’s super soft and fine to work with so far. This pattern is called “Lars and the Real Girl” by Tanis Grey. It’s kind of my go-to blanket right now. I don’t really know why, but it does look nice when it’s done.
I’m only 3 rows into the other one, so I really have nothing to show yet. I’m using a striping yarn and I’m not really sure it will lend itself to this blanket. I’m afraid the color will change every 2 rows and give a frenetic look to the blanket.
I got a new rug for my desk area:
It’s a lot less dark and heavy than the other rug I had. It’s still a small corner, but I’m trying to make it my own. I keep thinking I really should sand down that drawer unit and paint it something cheery. But I won’t til I get very bored and we’re just not there yet!
The Hubs re-jiggered my little corner to make it less cluttered looking. I still need to hang pictures, and well, clean up my piles. Currently, I’m working on emptying drawers of junk and making room for different junk, which is why I’m starting blankets. I take yarn out of a drawer, cast on, and then stick it in a bag and put it in another drawer.
What? It’s a great system!
I’m now thinking the reason I can’t get settled is because I have two under utilized closets. No, I am not going to show them to you, you’ll get all judgy and say they are anything BUT under utilized.
I picked out some paint samples last time I was at the Depot and am in process of picking one. Once I do that, the bug will take me and I’ll start pestering the Hubs to build out the linen closet.
And then all my storage problems will disappear.
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