I don’t need friends to be happy

That was the name of a song I made up when I was 8 years old! I don’t remember all the lyrics but the chorus was:

I don’t need friends to be happy

I don’t need friends to be happy

I don’t need friends to be happy

LOL. I used to sing it to myself  during ‘playtime’ when I was on the swings. No one was around me so no need to feel self conscious about singing it.

This all comes back to the dog, of course. Sam Smith (singer) said that people told him to get a dog so he wouldn’t feel lonely while living alone in his flat. He ended up not keeping the dog when he realized that the dog was a pain in the ass and that HE WAS NOT THAT LONELY. Well that applies to me too. Of course I already know this. I’ve lived alone most of my adult life. I’ve NEVER been lonely. Never wanted someone to come home to….not even a pet.

Unlike Sam, I’m an animal lover so I’m not looking to give my pain in the ass dog away but he is testing me. When I heard Sam say that, I could relate so much.  It made me laugh hysterically….especially since I just got a new dog! Everyone doesn’t need someone in their house. I’m so territorial, I’m surprised I can even tolerate pets.

That is my childhood story. I knew at a very young age that people suck I don’t need people up my ass. hahaha.


For International Gift Exchange Day, I got the best thing evah! Knitter’s Pride Deluxe Interchangeable Long Tip Needles!! I used them for the first time last night. They are soooo smooth. I love them. The needles are wooden and very colorful.  There are so many parts in the kit. I’m worried about losing something since I lose everything.

I’m unexpectedly off today. I finally get a chance to study and work on my practicum. Tomorrow I’m going to spin class. And that is all I have planned for the weekend. Have to get some cleaning in since I have the time.

Speaking of spin/going to the gym. I lost 2 pounds and have kept it off for three weeks….so that’s official! 😉  That probably seems like nothing but losing weight is hard.  I just want to get down to 135. I think it will be easier during the spring and summer. I have less than 8 lbs to lose. I can do this.



Music for the week: Mary J. Blige,  D’Angelo, Sam Smith, Ani DiFranco, Jason Mraz, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Lea Michele

My top 20 albums of 2014 will be coming soon.

TV for the week: Pretty Little Liars, NBA basketball

Movie of the week:  I watched Stephen King’s Carrie.  Next I’ll watch the 1999 version. I saw that one in the theater. I remember really liking it. I haven’t seen it in over a decade.

Book of the week: Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller

Knitting projects of the week:  No pics this week. My mom loved the cowl I made so much (pic in my last entry) that she wants me to make a bunch for next year’s Xmas presents! Of course anxiety steps in when I hear her say that cause the one I did make had mistakes. But if she is willing to buy most of the yarn, I’m willing to make a few cowls. I love making cowls, I just don’t need 15 of them for myself.

I’m working on my afghan, scarf and a lace project. The sweater is driving me nuts. I’ve ripped it out at least 3 times. I hate that yarn. It splits too easily. Sigh. I don’t know what’s going on with that.

Craftsy is having a supplies sale. It isn’t good as their Black Friday sale. I checked. But it is still awesome. I brought 3 hanks of yarn. I so can’t afford to keep doing this!!! Someone slap me. (I’m sure there are plenty of volunteers for that).  See below for links on the sale:

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Yarn – Craftsy’s Year-End Clearance Sale
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Sewing Kits – Craftsy’s Year-End Clearance Sale