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Goals for the 26th year
  • Quit Smoking.

  • Write to Someone I Admire (Can be anyone from friend to celebrity).

  • Send 27 Post Cards (I miss connecting with people outside of the internet).

  • Leave the State for vacation.

  • Pay off my credit cards.

  • Give handmade gifts for special occasions. (Due to my schedule, I will give as many as I can)

  • Publish writing.

  • Sky dive or bungee jump.

  • Start a work out routine.

  • Debate with someone and try to see their side.

  • Walk for a cause.

  • Take a dance class.

  • Read a book a month (at least).

  • Give a gift to a stranger.

  • Hang out with my brother more often.

  • Seek Grammar/Writing Education Opportunities.

  • Volunteer my time outside of school.

  • Stop to reflect on the good things. (May decide to blog it, may decide to write it down in a journal).

  • Maintain a sick time balance at work.

  • Save up for a cushion/emergency fund.

  • Slumber Party/Diva Evening. (I miss sleep-overs!)

  • Learn to walk in heels!

  • Bring lunch to work (at least 3x a week).

  • Take a financial workshop.

  • Learn to cook/cook more often.

  • Go Camping!

  • Stop spending all my money on coffee!

Clapotis Progress
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Nothing like being nearly finished with a project to get you back into the knitting spirit again. I'm back to searching out patterns on ravelry and digging through my stash to see what I want to knit up next.

Thank You Clapotis for giving me back the will to knit!

One more night of solid knitting and it's going to be done. Pictures to come soon!


posted by Valerie @ 9:02 AM   0 comments
I'm back!!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Hello to all those out there in knitter land. It's been a very long time, longer than I realized.

Due to my extended absence I'll provide an update as to why I have disappeared and what I have been up to since my last post.

Knitting has been really slow going. It's not because I have been overly busy but more that I lost my faith in my own abilities. Every project I picked up seemed to go wrong, so I decided not to invest my time and energy into it. I missed knitting a lot but I simply didn't feel up to being disappointed by the outcome again. My clapotis has been my saving grace. I picked up it and started working on it last week. It reminded me how calming knitting is and, most important, how much I love it. So I'm on the first round of section 4 for the clapotis and I won't be posting photos until it's complete. I don't want to boast about it, then something bad happen. Outside of that project, I am test knitting for an online friend but that is on hold until personal situations in her life iron out. That's it for knitting. I am working out a way to turn the tiny shrug into an oversized bag. I just want to get it off the needles. I need to move on.

As far as everything else goes, here's my sum up:

School: Math is going very well for once. I have a teacher that understands my inability to grasp the concept of numbers and he has taken me under his wing. At midterms I had an A in the class. I still need a little bit of an extra push to get myself through graphing but I'll be okay.
Medieval History, is a little harder than I thought. There is a crap ton of things I have to memorize and I didn't do well on the first test. So I'm at a D in that class, I'll bring it up though. All is well.

Work: As of September 22, 2008 I have been there for two years. Nothing much has changed. I've been given a hell of a lot more responsibility and more hours. Now I'm just waiting to hear about my yearly raise. Keep your fingers crossed!

Derby: Alot has changed with Roller Derby. Since my last post I have left the Albany All Stars and joined with The Hellions of Troy. It's one of the best decisions I could have made. I'm not going to go into the details on my I split. All I will say is that the promise made to me in regards to derby was not found in the All Stars but with The Hellions. Oh and I have officially played in a bout (game). The Hellions of Troy played against the Sufferjets of Ithaca. We ended up losing 95 to 115 but it's not a bad loss for most of our team being beginners.We're a start out team and we still have a lot of work ahead of us but we'll be fine. We're hosting Zombie Prom tonight so pictures will be posted soon.

Outside of that I haven't been up to much. Work, School, Derby and Knitting when I find the time. Our new apartment has come together nicely and over the last couple of months it's started to feel more like home to me. Grim and the babies (kitties) are doing wonderfully.

That's about it guys. I hope all is well for you!

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posted by Valerie @ 1:23 PM   2 comments
A small return!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Hey guys! I wanted to drop in and let you know that I am alive and well. I have been in a major knitting funk lately and I really haven't felt like picking up any project. Hence the long absence and failed knitting goals.

I wanted to also let those of you who read my blog know that I accidentally posted comments under my derby handle. If you see Detrimental Diva in your comment box, that would be me. Sorry about that. I'll post soon!!


posted by Valerie @ 8:06 PM   2 comments
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Name: Valerie
Home: Troy, New York, United States
About Me: I am 26 years old. I work, go to school, participate in roller derby and knit every chance I get. Oh, I also love hanging out with my boyfriend (Grim) and two cats (Kiya and Sigh).
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