All posts for the month May, 2010

Feeling the need to vent for a minute….

Published May 26, 2010 by kazkitty

Honestly I don’t really feel like I  have a lot to complain about. I’ve got a home, a job, great friends, awesome bf, mostly supportive but crazy family, and a good life all around. But I am by nature a complainer, and I have been really stressed out and feel the need to get something off my chest.

My roommate/best friend has been struggling with jobs for the past year and a half. She has been unemployed most of that year and really trying to get by. It seemed like she would be ok when we moved in together.. but it has been slowly going down the drain, and now I’m at the point where I’m a a bit of a loss as to what exactly my next step needs to be.

She called me this morning and informed me that she would no longer be able to pay rent and would be moving out by the end of June. She is at least going to give me one month to figure out what to do about living arrangements. Thanks. I am completely frustrated by this, although I really should have seen it coming. I guess I kind of knew it was.. I just didn’t expect it to be so soon. It did come as a bit of a shock because I didn’t realize how bad her situation had gotten since she hasn’t come home in a month.

My choices I guess are… to find a new roommate that will not only be able to live with me, but the kitties and bunnies as well… move out and find a cheap apartment that will allow the fur babies… beg my landlady to lower the rent by at least $300/month so I can still stay here.. or move in with Nico, but that would involve getting rid of the bunnies, which I am not willing to do at this point in time.

It’s not the worst situation in the world.. heck it’s probably not even really that bad. But right now, it sucks. I feel like I’m under a time crunch to get shit together and make something happen and I’m feeling resentful because for once, it’s not my fault. It doesn’t help that she still owes me $300 for oil that I’ve been putting in the tank, and that she still hasn’t paid her half of the electric bill.. which I think I’m going to end up being responsible for catching up on now. I just really hate moving… and I really don’t think my landlady is going to let me have a 3 bedroom for $700/month. But it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

Guess I’m going to have to go back to the part time sushi waitress-ing…

Work is another thing that stresses me out… I’ve been there a year and a half… making a whopping $0.50 more than when I started as a tech.. and now I’m supposedly the office manager and he’s so damn cheap he can’t give me more money??? Or insurance? Or vacation????  I really need to look for a new place to work.. or start making demands…

Ok I’m done.. The pity train is moving on!

So here’s a kitty!

And on a more positive note.. I finished knitting the Echo Flower Shawlette yesterday! I knit a shawlette in 2.5 weeks!!! I’m astounded. I just need to find time to get to Nico’s so I can block it. It’s not gonna happen here.. certain kitties have already been trying to claim it for a bed. Buttheads. ❤


French Toast, Mimosas, and Shoes

Published May 23, 2010 by kazkitty

Lookit a blog post!  Jacie and Alison can stop yelling at me now. 😉

So today was a lot of fun! Went to Kris’ place for a super yummy brunch this morning. She was an amazing hostess and made the most awesome creme brulee french toast ever. And there was bacon. From Vermont. Also yummy. And Alison brought fruit salad consisting of kiwi, strawberries, and pineapple… three of my fav fruit. I can’t even remember the last time I had kiwi… And mimosas! Which I, being obviously deprived, have never had before. They were delicious and I think I need to start adding that to a sunday breakfast routine. 😉

Best brunch ever!

We hung out and knitted, chatted, and harassed the kitties, then went to the New Britain Museum of American Art to see the Ruthie Davis shoe exhibit.

There were a lot of cool exhibits and paintings. One of the first things you couldn’t help but notice, was a colorful wall of plastic cups. Totally awesome.. I want to do that to my room.. except the cats and bunnies would probably eat it! lol

Kris and Alison check out the wall of awesome.

There was also some nifty contemporary art pieces made from pencil and carved out of pencils.

Raaaaaawr! Monster made from pencils! (I think it was titled "Naiad")

Each pencil had a letter of the alphabet carved into the lead at the tip.

And lots of paintings and sculptures to check out.

The girls have a discussion.

Pretty glass sculpture.

But of course we went mostly for the shoes.

My fav... Kitty shoe!

Definitely a fun, awesome day.

Weekend happenings

Published May 2, 2010 by kazkitty

Yesterday was absolutely GORGEOUS.

I wanted to do something outdoors and enjoy the nice weather, but failed to find anyone to go hiking with me. I decided to dye up some of the fiber I had purchased months ago. It was a lot of fun, and I really had fun experimenting with different ways of dyeing. I also spun one of the batts I bought at the last guild meeting and I knit a little bit on the Brigade sweater.

What’s that? Pics? Why of course I have pics… 🙂

Some were dyed in jars in the microwave, one was handpainted and given the microwave treatment, and some were dyed in a crockpot. I really enjoyed using the crockpot to dye fiber, as this was new to me. I think the purple roving is my favorite by far.

Don’t know what I’ll do with it all quite just yet… we’ll see.