Gooooozefrabba!

If you aren’t familiar with the movie Anger Management starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, I highly recommend it.  The title of today’s entry is a phrase from the movie and is used to calm and relax those experiencing anger and anxiety in the movie.  I had a goooozefrabba moment yesterday.  Doing much better today.  Found a reason to laugh at/with (he didn’t know why we were laughing but whatever) my son, went for a long walk, threatened his life if he didn’t play on his own with his own toys for a while which he finally did and I got some time to just sit and veg and play with my new crochet thread stash.  He actually came over and helped me sort it.

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Mostly just playing around at this point but whipped up a bracelet for myself…

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And I’ve started on one for my sister.  She says she wants ‘camo colours’…

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She didn’t say it couldn’t be a camo coloured granny square cuff.  She’s being a good sport about it.  If she doesn’t end up liking it I’m sure it will have a good home with me or someone might decide to adopt it.

The Boy is co-operating well today.  Got him interested in his building blocks last night and he’s been keen to build stuff since.  Erected his first bridge yesterday.

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He was very proud of it.  We started a penny chore jar a couple of weeks ago and it seems to be working well.  I let him paint it.

He gets a few pennies for a day without potty accidents and varying amounts for doing whatever chores I need him to do.  Today he got a couple for helping me put away the clean dishes and deal with the dirty ones so we could make cookies.  I think the cookies were more exciting than the pennies going in the jar.

We just used the recipe on the Chipits bag also available at Original Chipits chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Ours aren’t as super perfect looking as the ones on the bag but taste like chocolate chip cookies.  I’m puzzled as to how The Boy manages to get chocolate all over his face by eating itty bitty individual chocolate chips.  Meh, he’s a boy.  His natural state is dirty.

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Time For Mommy To Grow Up

I am a filthy, disgusting smoker.  I’ve been smoking for a very long time.  It is a smelly, unhealthy, expensive habit.  Time to drop it, it’s bad.

I’ve tried to quit before.  Several times.  It feels like I’m losing an old friend.  The anxiety alone is mindboggling and usually is the main thing that drives me to relapse.  I want to quit, need to really, but have a very hard time giving it up.

So, in the interest of creating my family and me a new, healthier, less poor life, I’m quitting.  And I’m bribing myself to do it.  I am bribing myself with this…

Furls Odyssey

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The guy who started the company that makes this wants to make luxury crochet tools available and affordable.  This hook looks like it might achieve that goal.  I’ve looked at their other hooks and oh my GOD are they beautiful!  The hardwood ones are made of some of the most gorgeous woods that I would just love to own and hold and look at let alone get to use them and the colourful Candy Shop line makes me smile just looking at them and their gorgeous colours.  Using these hooks would be a pleasure and a delight (pending trying one out to be sure their design is a good fit for me).  Unfortunately, the handcrafted wood hooks are way too pricey for me.  At the moment.  I will be watching the mail for the next 6-14 days for my Odyssey and once I’ve tried it I just might create myself a reward for non-smoking success.  For every pack I don’t spend $15 a day on, I’ll save it for a while and perhaps pick up a set of the wood hooks.  I am lusting after them so very badly.

I’m finding it incredibly amusing at the moment that the health and finances of my family and myself haven’t been enough for the toddler I turn into whenever I try to quit to bugger off for once and let me succeed but bribing her with pretty, fun crochet hooks might be.