Here’s a crappy picture of a cute candy corn hat I knit. Would anybody buy it - for themselves or as a gift? Hypothetically, of course. It would fit an adult, or be a slouchy-style hat for a child with long hair or big, curly hair. It only took me two days to make. I would really appreciate feedback. I’m also good at making mug cozies, and small scarves/scarflettes/cowls wouldn’t be a problem. I’m learning how to do and make new things, it keeps my hands busy, and any extra income would be incredibly appreciated. Just let me know what you think, if you’re so inclined. ♥
So guess whose flight is delayed?!!?!?! I feel like no matter when or where I fly, my flights will always have problems on the days I fly. If we get there (to Chicago) on time, I’ll have an almost 2 hour layover…so I’m good for now. I really just wish I could get a train ride. I never see or hear about awful train trips. :/
Filtered and edited new icon! Makes me feel cute and soft :)
I got a really lovely ticket agent at the airport yesterday morning, and she looked at my flights and realized right away that I wouldn’t make my connection, and that the only flight back out to NY would have gotten me here around midnight last night. So she actually got me switched over to another airline altogether. I got to go through Delta, so I went to Detroit’s airport, which I’m comfortable with, and I got the last seat available on the flight from Detroit to Elmira…and it was an ‘Economy Comfort’ seat, which meant a little extra room. I arrived pretty much the same time as the flight from Chicago, but I wouldn’t have made the connection - that flight was missing like 8 people. For once, everything worked out for me, and I didn’t even have to pay any extra. Now I’m just worried about how my return flight will go. :P But going home isn’t time constrained. It’ll all be okay. I guess I had some good karma in reserve or something. Anyway, it’s really nice to be visiting my family, and see my new niece (a kitten, not a human), and just have some time to spend not at work or in our little apartment. I miss Michael, but I still get to FaceTime him. It’s a tiny reminder of what it was like to be long distance dating, and it makes me appreciate being with him in person now even more.
Sorry for the long post, it’s just nice to post something positive. :)
Airline bullshit really amazes me.
My flight out to Chicago just got delayed again. According to the website, it’s ‘due to awaiting aircraft.’ So I did some digging.
The plane that will eventually become my flight was scheduled to leave Greensboro, NC at 9:45 and land in Chicago at 10:40. (It actually left at 9:39 and has actually already landed in Chicago.)
That same plane was also scheduled to leave Chicago at 9:45. How was it supposed to leave an hour before the plane was even scheduled to arrive?
So anyway, that flight is now scheduled to leave Chicago at 10:45 and arrive here at about 1:08. Even adjusting for the 1 hour time difference, that makes the flight 1 hour and 27 minutes long.
Then, we’re supposed to leave here at 1:33 and get there at about 1:37, making the flight 1 hour and 4 minutes long.
Is it somehow farther from Chicago to Dayton than it is from Dayton to Chicago?
My 1 1/2 hour layover is now a 15 minute layover, if we don’t get any more delays.
As a testament to my awful travel luck, my flight to O’Hare is already delayed about an hour. It wasn’t scheduled to leave until 12:18 anyway, and now it’s delayed to 1:08. This is why I try to schedule long layovers in between my flights, because I’m not that good at running through airports. This takes my estimated layover time from 90 minutes to 40 minutes, but with taxiing and deboarding time taken off, it’ll give me about 10 minutes to get to my next gate which is - get this - not yet assigned. C’est la vie.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making a bunch of personal text posts and it’s incredible to watch all the misogynistic assholes and thinspo blogs just decide to un follow me. If you don’t give a crap about what’s going on in my life please unfollow me no matter who you are.
Really keeping my fingers super crossed that my flights are all relatively on time and don’t get canceled due to weather because that’s happened SO many times and also that maybe if good fortune could smile on me for just this little thing that I’ll get to sit either by myself or next to a smaller person that’s not an asshole. Flying while fat can suck, but when I get to sit alone, it’s heavenly.
It’s almost fall here in the Northern Hemispere! I’ve been on a bit of a knitting frenzy lately…anybody want to buy some handmade things as gifts or for themselves? Hats, mug cozies, dishcloths, small scarves/cowls…I’d probably throw in extra goodies, too. If you’re interested at all, you can just drop a line in my inbox and we can talk! I can’t make, like, 50 things all at once, so it’s first come, first served. If you’re international, I’d ask for more to help cover shipping, but otherwise I would offer really reasonable prices. Just throwing this out there for you to see. =]
Things that frustrate me: my eyebrows are totally lopsided (not uneven - one is literally higher on my face than the other), knitting is nothing like marijuana, men working on their vehicles tend to curse loudly and suddenly and throw things angrily which is a massive trigger for me, and I always have a craving for exactly the foods I cannot obtain.
Did I mention my great aunt died? :/ I wish I could’ve found a way to fly out to NY earlier. Her funeral is tomorrow. I was supposed to see her at our family reunion on Saturday. This month has kinda been awful. I had a 2-week long period with cramps and mood swings that made me feel terrible, and now this depressive state is just eating up my will to even exist. The best part of this month was getting my tattoo worked on, but even thinking about that is making me super aware that I spend way too much money.
I need to set an appointment with a doctor and a psychologist, I know…but thinking about that is stressful, too. Being a grown-up sucks. Somebody do it for me, please?
Made a headband for a future baby today. Michael’s mom is going to a baby shower. She asked if I’d like to go, but I’ve never even met the mom, so I thought I’d just make a thing as a gift. It’s not amazing, and since I’m bad at seed stitch (and knitting in the round) I messed up the pattern in a small spot, but it didn’t take me too long, and I think it’s cute anyway. And it’s machine washable, so there’s that.
Happy birthday to me! I’m 22 today! I got some color put in (and re-put in) my tattoo today and I started falling asleep while she was doing it. It looks so good so far…the hot air balloon colors are incredible. I always forget how intense solid color is though. I am sore and exhausted and I am considering taking a 4-day weekend from work…but then I’m going to do it next weekend too, flying back to NY. And I’ll need the money on that paycheck. Ugh. I wish there was something I could do at work that wouldn’t risk harming my new beautiful color. :/ I’ll see how I feel tomorrow. I haven’t called off in about 6-ish months, so I wouldn’t feel bad about it. But anyway! I’m off to bed. Pictures will be up in the next couple days of the current progress. =]
Going to work with a super heavy PCOS period feels like the universe’s way of telling me I’m worthless and don’t deserve happiness.