Monthly Archives: January 2014

Snow Rhythm and Blues

Although i thought that  the Seasonal affective disorder was just kinda made up but now i seriously understand that it is real and can happen. so to combat this we have my ……

25 things  to get out of your seasonal funk!

  1. Have a hot shower. it will wake you up and make you feel refreshed. for an even better time turn the water temperature  down a bit just before you get out, you feel so much better.
  2. Get tickling. Either tickle  someone you know or don’t know but always be open to them tickling  you.
  3. Get some bubbles, they are cheep fun mood lifters
  4. Get to cleaning. Cleaning and just organizing can both de-clutter and help lift your spirits.
  5.  Watch a really funny or Disney movie
  6. Make something if its gluing glitter to the cat or building your own super collider just try to make one thing. Pintrest is great for that
  7. Make a cup of warm liquid; hot coco, tea whatever you want
  8. Read a book
  9. Write a letter to a friend or family, snail mail obviously
  10. Teach someone how to do something like knitting or how to make the printer work
  11. learn something like how the printer works
  12. Take a walk, No matter how cold you will feel so much better after
  13. Plan a special day for yourself or for someone else
  14. Go to the library
  15. Make a pillow fort and eat something/read a book inside
  16. Dance! Whether its at a club or at home to your favorite song just do it.
  17. You know that show you have been wondering about…..go start watching it  and get super deep into it.
  18. Finish a project that you have been putting off. The feeling you get when you are done is great.
  19. Play a game! either with a group of people or but yourself video games are fine but nothing gets you focused like trying to play a one person game of Agricola
  20. Dogs, cats, birds and squirrels, get out and play.  Pet the worlds animals obviously some are friendlier then other but i trust your judgment what NOT to touch.
  21. Go to a petting zoo, a museum, an aquarium any place that you can see all the wonders of nature, science and beauty combined.
  22. Start a happiness jar. Get a jar, let everyone you know (and yourself) write something they either like doing, something they think is funny or a memory shared between you and the person. when you are feeling down the open the jar an pull a few out.
  23. Complement someone, whether it is a coworker or it is just someone on the street just say  that they are awesome. Careful with looks complements they can sometimes go the wrong way…..
  24. Sleep. Nothing helps recharge the battery like sleeping.
  25. And the most important of all spend time with the ones you love if its your partner in life or just your partner in crime get out there and see the world together.  Also don’t be afraid to tell your friends you love them.

Well that’s all for me , i had a really hard time thinking of ones that could go for everybody and not just me.


The Tale of John Swift

The swift So a little while ago i had reached the maximum density of  skeins in my house. And so i invented the yarn wall after many people i love griping about my yarn stash being pretty close to everywhere.  So i went out and got a ball winder and the only other thing i was missing to make the yarn into nice and easy to use disk like things was a swift. Now im not a rich person by any means possible. I’m still out of a job (although i have a pretty demanding volunteering scheduled) at the moment so i was very upset when yarn swifts were like 100$ at best so i though ok well i belong to a maker space and there has got to be a better way i looked at people making swifts with umbrellas and other hings but they all just were not that great. Until i found the perfect one and so i went to building it.  I found the pattern for one on Thingiverse  ill put a link down below. It went well and works like a dream. Obviously i had to make a few small upgrades but overall it turned out great.The swift 2