My Plan to Survive 2018 – Knitting & Pathfinder

Gotta say, 2018 has been a bit rough so far….

Let’s start with our car being SET ON FIRE on NEW YEAR’S EVE by some nice people playing with fireworks.  Yup.  Not Joking.  Here’s a picture:

No, really.  That’s our car.

Needless to say, that caused an interesting beginning to the new year!  One might say we started the new year with a BANG!!!  Get it!?!  Wanna guess how many times that joke has been made now? A lot.

On the plus side, no one was injured, and we got a new car!  With seat warmers!  I will never go back to a car without them.  Even when summer comes around I plan on blasting the AC but sitting on a toasty seat!

Looking back, the rest of the year hasn’t been that bad.  Just normal life stressors.  So much to do, so little time!

Anyway, the two things that I’m relying on to keep me sane, as explained in the title of this post are knitting and Pathfinder.

Mumsy taught me to knit when I was a kid, and I never really stopped.  If you’ve never knitted before, I recommend giving it a try.  There are countless instructional videos available online to help you get started.  Back to the point though, knitting is making me especially happy this year!  It’s an activity that requires brain power, but not too much.  Plus, I love the act of creating something, especially something that can have a practical use, like a blankie or a scarf (I only knit square/rectangular things).

If you don’t know what Pathfinder is, you are missing out!  You’re also obviously not a nerd like me.  Or at least not a TTRPG nerd.  TTRPG stands for Tabletop Role Playing Game, in case ya didn’t know.  Pathfinder is a TTRPG.  Isn’t learning fun!  So, I play Pathfinder, along with Boyfriend and Mumsy.  We sit around with some other close friends and roleplay to tell an exciting fantasy story.  It’s all the fun of acting without the pressure of auditioning!

This post feels a bit scatterbrained, but I’m just gonna go with it.  Conclusions:  Life can be hard, but you gotta find the Happy!  Right now, for me, that means knitting and Pathfinder.  Creating something with my hands, and playing pretend with friends.  Sounds pretty good to me.

Much Love,

Ms. B.

First Post of 2018


Long Time no talk!  What did I learn in 2017?  Blogging is hard, and I’m a procrastinator.

That being said, Happy New Year!  I know, January is almost over.  Whatever.  The year is still young!

Goals for 2018:

  • Blog more – obvious, but true.
  • Exercise – specifically to train to be able to do proper push-ups!
  • Experiment in the kitchen in the following areas:
    • Crockpot
    • Smoothies
    • Soups
  • Knit, Knit, Knit! (I am making a gift)

I have a lot of things I wish to talk about, and I do have time to write….The problem is making myself sit down and do it!  I know part of it has to do with not wanting to get on my home computer after sitting at my work computer all day.

Oh!  I know, let’s just pretend I’ve been hibernating since last I wrote.  See, it wasn’t that I’ve been lazy.  I’ve just been asleep, or something.  Yeah, let’s go with that. 🙂

I hope you all had a wonderful 2017, and may 2018 be even better!


Ms. B.