August 22, 2016

Mr. Peaches (betta fish) and my 2nd grader...

This is my new pet betta fish, a dumbo halfmoon betta!  I got him about a week ago as an early birthday present (we had a good coupon and PetsMart had a decent sale).   I raised at least two before this, but that was almost 11 years ago.

I've forgotten how weird they can be!  LOL.  Spent awhile figuring out the tank set up and getting his water right.  I also had to train him on how to eat pellets at the surface as opposed to on the bottom of his cup.   That took awhile and was scary because he wasn't eating and it was making me concerned.

I also thought he might be hiding in the corner of his tank because he keeps seeing himself in the reflection of his tank.  So I put one of Noah's drawings on the back.  He flared at that and everything else since then.  He goes in his cave which took him about 5 days to find!  LOL.

Also, Noah is starting 2nd grade this year and it's amazing to see him grow!  He had a rough day today, came home with a knot on his forehead because of an accident while on the play ground.   He bumped his head on the fence.

That mischievous look!  Hahahaha...

May 18, 2016

Recovering From An Injury and Other Stuff

A Commission I did.

     So I decided to help an old woman get a wood doll house out of the trash for a little girl that she claimed had no toys.   Later on that day I felt the intense pain of a pulled muscle.  I waited a day and went to the Urgent Care center, they gave me a shot and then sent me on my way with two prescriptions.  I had to quit taking both of them, because the muscle relaxant was making my pain worse and the Naproxen was making me lethargic.

     It took a day or so to come off the Naproxen, but it triggered a terrifying episode of sleep paralysis, that I never want to have again.   I saw this giant red gargoyle sitting on my abdomen and I couldn't do anything!  I could move my leg, but it seemed nothing was making me move.

     Sleep paralysis is when you wake up before your REM cycle has finished, i.e. your eyes open but your body is still asleep.   I.E. why they call it "sleep paralysis" and it's not pleasant at all.

     So when I discussed my injury with a friend of mine, they suggested that half the battle was a vitamin deficiency, and they were right.   I took one capsule of calcium and things changed almost immediately.  I am also taking this thing called "Joint Care" it's a giant black pill but it brings back mobility to my arm and as a result my muscles haven't been stressed out and can heal quicker.   I am also taking Potassium and Magnesium Citrate.

     I did start a crochet project before all this happened; however, the weakness in my left arm made it to difficult to do anything.  :(    I'll be fine though.   I have been working on coloring pages and just doing my nails and playing some Dota2.  I will add some pictures of what I have.

I am finding that I prefer colored pencils over markers because blending with a pencil is much easier than without.

This one is finished, but I didn't take a picture of the completed page.    I love coloring pages, because I get to be artistic and not have to  pull out all of these supplies!   It's simple and I can start, stop, and finish when I feel like it.

I was just looking through the old photos that I have posted on this website and I think I might share some for laughs.

When my son wasn't so mobile!

Now he's riding the bus to school! :(

February 1, 2016

Hello...... I am still alive.

I can't say I have done much over the past few months, crochet wise.  Just a few orders here and there for people.  That has consisted mostly of octopus and Ewoks!  LOL.

I have no pattern for this guy, he will probably end up in my free amigurumi patterns.

As of lately, I've been having a great time doing these adult coloring books!  I tell you what, it's a lot easier to pull out a pack of pencils and start coloring, and not have to draw everything to color.  Kind of like a quick fix you know?

This is one of the first pages that I colored with marker.  "Stress Relieving Patterns" -Blue Star books.  It was a Christmas present from my husband.  

This guy is an official first grader and loving the snow.  I had my back to him while walking back to our apartment, I turned to check on him and this is what I saw! Hah.  All and all, life has been treating the Herman family pretty nicely.  This is about all I have to say for now.  Hopefully there wont be another ten month gap in-between updates!