So yeah… I dislike these pages, but I know they are a necessary evil if one wants to have a blog. blah blah blah. Some of y’all may have followed me over from my previous blog (not mentioned here for… reasons), but some of y’all might be stumbling upon my musings and ramblings for the very first time. If so — get out! Run while you still can!
Just kidding! I’m harmless. Just a woman getting on in age with a lot of time on her hands, and not by choice. See, I have a host of things “wrong” with my body, and that makes me, for lack of a better word, disabled. As in unable to work. Don’t worry, dear reader, this will not be a blog about my various disabilities. While they are a big part of my life, they are not who I am. Though I do mention them from time to time. Especially when I’m having a bad flare. So while it’s not a blog about the fibromyalgia, the bipolar, the asthma, the hypothyroidism or any of the other things that are “wrong” with me, I don’t go out of my to not talk about them either. Because my body’s war against me is why I’m sitting here writing this blog instead of working, and… Blah, not working is boring. Since I’m unable to work, that means I’m unable to do a lot of things that people do to fill the time when they retire, like garden, travel, or even take long walks around the yard. I did my traveling when I was younger and more able. Ha! So I do more stationary things like write and play video games.
Yeah you heard me, I play video games. Mostly Skyrim and Fallout 4, but I’ve experimented with a few others. I like Skyrim because there’s no real rush to “finish” the game. No real demand to “beat” it. I can pick freaking wildflowers for 100 hours if I want to and the game doesn’t insist that I stop. Not that I would, that’s boring, but yeah. I could.
But playing is only half the fun, I modify (also known as “mod”) the hell out of my games too. Which is why I like the Bethesda games so much. I mean, why bitch and moan about how a game doesn’t work the way I want it to when I can go to a website (in my case Nexus.com) and download a mod that will fix that little problem? I’ve even started trying my hand at creating mods for my games. What? I said I have a lot of time on my hands. Might as well do something I enjoy.
I also knit, and crochet. Yep, I do both. So I don’t have a dog in that fight. I’ve always done both. I enjoy both equally. I don’t think that one is better and/or easier than the other. It’s a matter of personal preference. I don’t even care if someone who doesn’t do the craft gets the name wrong. If someone calls my knitting crochet, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest, and I feel no need to correct them. What do they know? Not a damned thing. They can’t tell a stockinette stitch from a double crochet and my pointing it out won’t teach them a thing. Let them live in their bliss and I will live in mine. The world spins on. But I digress. Which I am apt to do (told you to run). Because I knit and crochet — though not generally at the same time — I will post my latest and greatest creations here from time to time. Mostly because I have very few people to show of here to. And while I love my husband to death, his generic, “Oh, that’s really nice.” is spectacularly lacking. I know he means it, but yeah… sometimes an artist needs more.
Just so’s y’all know, I will often misspell and/or misuse these words and not catch them until many months later, then I won’t care… and/an, one/on, of/for, of/off, and the/they/then, &c…. Sorry if it bugs y’all but you’ll have to deal with it. Blame it on the meds I take for my thyroid. Ever since I started taking the Armour Thyroid, my word recall and spelling has gone down the drain. It sometimes takes hours to make one post, and a lot of that is editing. But when I took the levothyroxine (Synthroid), it was much much worse. At least I’m marginally functional now.
Anyway, there isn’t much more about me to say. I’m here because I have an overwhelming need to write stuff down. It must happen, and I enjoy blogging. Because of my disabilities, I don’t get out much so by blogging on the internet, I can connect with people. I have no agenda. I’m not here to change the world, or even one mind. I just like making my little corner of the world a nicer place, so I hope that when you read my blog, I make you smile, or at least brighten your day a little. Likes and comments are always welcome. That way I know I’m not talking to an empty room (which would be kind of awful, don’tcha think?).