Procrastination is an Art

Things I Have Been Doing Instead of Packing:

Knitting

Playing Hearthstone

Panicking about how much we have to pack

Keeping the baby out of the half packed boxes where she likes to pull stuff out by the fist full because, “Weeeeee! I’m helping!”

Feeding the baby

Feeding myself

Having silent panic attacks as I stare off into space

Trying to calm Matt down from his own panic attacks

Wondering if Red is still gonna be able to help me pack cause he said he’d be home all day today but he’s been missing for hours now

Trying to put the baby down for a nap

Panicking some more

Trying to figure out when I’m going to see all my friends before we have to go

Leaving voice mails on landlords’ phones because LET US RENT A HOUSE. WE NEED A PLACE TO LIVE

Having anxiety induced diarrhea

Picking at my skin obsessively

Reading other people’s blogs

Writing this post

This is super Half-Assed and for that I am sorry

So my life is still a nightmare moving dystopia, full of boxes and no internet (we won’t get it installed until next Friday so this will have to count as an update until then) AND I literally got into a car accident not 45 minutes ago on the way to the old house to get the very last of our stuff (everyone is okay except my poor car) but hey I have access to internet now so in between filing accident reports and insurance claims I figured this was the perfect time to accept my Liebster Award that Orange Smoothie nominated me for! Thank you!

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I actually saw this a few days back but it turns out, despite all my time and effort spent on focusing my latent psychic powers, I can’t summon a wifi signal at will. SO. Now that I have secured some (temporary) access to the wonderful webbernet I can do this post up nice ‘n’ proper!

Like many, I had never heard of the Liebster before but a quick click-a-roo on the link provided by Orange Smoothie and I found out that this is a handy way to help spread the word on new blogs and try to build little additions to the blogging community! A more thorough explanation can be found here but the gist of it is simply:

Here’s how it works:

Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.

Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.

Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.

Lastly, COPY these rules in your post.

((You guys I swear I am trying to find people to nominate but I have always failed at this “being social” aspect of the internet and it doesn’t help that there isn’t an easy way to find NEW bloggers on WordPress so I have spent the as much time as I can right now to actually look but I have to go be an adult again and pack stuff and worry about getting my car across town so I SWEAR I will come back and replace this stupid rambling parenthetical with an actual list of nominees, I SWEAR))

The questions I had to answer:

  1. What is your dream vacation?

I would love to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan, more specifically Osaka. I love food and I want to try as much unique local cuisine as I possibly can and Osaka seems like it would be a very foreign, fun experience.

  1. What is your favorite method of creating (knitting, crocheting, weaving, something else)?

I would have to say knitting, though I love telling stories too (I just lack a lot of the drive to actually commit said stories to paper). Knitting helps me clear my head and work out my twitchy, anxious energy into something constructive. It makes me feel connected with the women in my family’s past, who also loved to knit. If it wasn’t for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome I would partake in it much more than I do.

  1. What creative achievement are you most proud of?

In high school I was taking a crafts class but had been out of the country visiting family for 3 weeks and was thus super behind. I had ten assignments I had not finished and so had ten zeroes on my grade. I walked into my teacher’s office and just started talking. I talked and I talked and by the end of my talk 9 out of 10 of those zeroes had been turned into 100% apropos nothing and I have no memory of what I said to convince her that this was the right thing to do but it was quite an achievement, I’d say.

  1. If you had a superpower, which one would it be?

The ability to manipulate time. Being able to stop time for a bit so I can catch up on all the things I need to do sounds heavenly.

  1. What does a perfect day look like to you?

Overcast, no hotter than 75º , maybe a light drizzle, and nothing to make me leave the house that day.

  1. If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?

Probably the above at #3. I want to hear the BS I spun to pull that off.

  1. How did you get into the blogging world?

I found The Blogess after buying her first book and from her I found Amalah. These writers are just so personable and funny that I found myself sitting there thinking, “This. I want to do this.”

  1. If money wasn’t an issue, where in the world would you live?

Probably somewhere on the west coast, like Washington or Oregon. Maybe it comes from living in a desert but I crave rain, green trees, and much cooler temperatures.

  1. What is your favorite show and why?

Oooh a toss-up between Rick and Morty and Steven Universe. Rick and Morty is hilarious and full of very wry, very dark humor which is right up my alley. Steven Universe does a lot of really good world building and has characters that I genuinely care about (this show has made me cry SO MUCH).

  1. If you could recommend just one place in your country to a tourist, what would it be?

Carlsbad Caverns. They’re huge, gorgeous, and really make you understand where all the stories about scary things living underground come from. Pictures don’t do it justice.

  1. Do you have pets? If so, please post a photo! If not, what pet would you like to have if time, money, allergies didn’t come into play?

MONTY AND SHY

Right now I have these two spoiled kitty cats (Monty is the grey and white one and Shy is the black one) though in the past I have had corn snakes, eyelash crested geckos, and tropical freshwater fish tanks. If I had the time I would love to get a hedgehog. They’re so cute!

((I decided it would be silly to put questions with 0 nominees right now so this too will be retooled after I actually find people. BE AMAZED AT MY PLANNING PROWRESS!))

Phew! Better get this up and get back to the very last of the packing that I’m supposed to be doing! (Waaaaahhh!) While I can’t post until I have more access to internet I am gonna try to keep writing during the black out time so there may be a huge slew of posts come Friday. We shall seeeeee!