Company Girl Coffee 3.5.10


Happy Friday, everybody. Is it just me, or is Friday feeling particularly good today?

It's probably just me.

I'd like to offer a special welcome to any Company Girls visiting today. If you don't know what Company Girls are and you'd like to know more, you can click on the button up top and learn more. Basically we're a group of women who gather each Friday to talk about what's going on in our lives and share with each other. It's pretty rad, if you ask me.

This week has been kind of a weird one for me. I've been on antibiotics for about a week now. This is - as far as I can remember - the first time I've been on antibiotics in many years, and I have to say, I am not convinced. Next time I feel a need for the drugs I am probably going to turn to holistic methods. I feel like my general condition has worsened rather than improved. Yes, my sinus infection is mostly clear, and yes, my ear infection appears to be gone. But the exhaustion, the inability to sleep, the dryness in my mouth and throat, the brain-fog, and a couple of other 'fun' side effects have made this a negative, rather than positive, experience. There's got to be a better way to clear an infection. I'm thinking massive doses of garlic.

Happily, though, I woke up this morning feeling much better than I have in a while. So here's hoping that the month of sickness has passed, never to return.

Despite being sick, I've had a pretty good week. Not much knitting has happened, but those days will be returning shortly. Remember the socks I was working on a couple of weeks ago? You know, the ones I ran of yarn while making? Well, yesterday the extra yarn I'd ordered showed up. I am a pretty strict 'knitting monogamist' which might dictate that I finish my shawl before I finish the socks, but I am considering putting aside the shawl in lieu of having a new pair of squishy warm fun colorful socks. I mean, who wouldn't?

In other news, I have made progress inside my head and inside my home. You can read more about that, and see a small pocket makeover, here. Bit by bit, my home is starting to look like actual grown-ups live in it!

Speaking of grown-ups...Brian posted a funny comic as his Facebook profile picture. I think it's hilarious. See for yourself:

In case you couldn't tell, I handle the finances in our little family. Fine by me - I like to know what's going on, and he would rather just help with goal-setting and know what he can and can't do. I am in the beginning stages of working some hard numbers for our home-buying plan. If you have any pointers, let me know! And no, we will not be buying a home with the 8,000 tax credit ending April 30. We just aren't there yet, financially.

I also managed to get my etsy shop back up and running. I'd love it if you took a look and let me know your thoughts. Y'all know I love knitting - so if you've got something in mind, I'm your gal!

That's it from me, for now. Did anything exciting happen to you this week?


  1. I saw that comic on facebook and totally laughed. That is so Matt. Especially the batman part ;)

    I'm go glad you're starting to feel better!

  2. We just started Financial Peace University...what fun! Honestly, though, the fact that he is willing to sit with you and agree on things is a great start!

  3. Enjoyed reading your post today and I agree with you about antibiotics. They always leave me feeling yuck and I never take them unless it is absolutely necessary.

    Good for you and hubby not buying a house until you are financially ready in spite of the government lure.

    I'll definitely check out your Etsy shop. I'm all about Etsy and have found some fabulous items on there. Blessings to you!

  4. Love the comic! I hope you can find a way to cure any lingering ailments. Garlic seems promising. And maybe a good healthy dose of springtime and sunshine would be good too!

    As for your question...hmm. I am excited that new friends of ours offered to help replace a door that we had to bash open last weekend!

  5. Oooh - beautiful knitting! I tried once and didn't have the patience, but I did learn to crochet and enjoy doing some very basic pieces. One day I will move up to patterns. Maybe. :) Check out my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cloviscreations

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I went for several weeks with a sinus infection before I finally gave in to antibiotics but when they were done I will admit to still having the pain...I refused to go back to the doctor though...I really don't like having to take antibiotics...hope you feel copletely better soon!

  7. I'm with you. This Friday was super! But I'm always in favor of Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. I'm afraid I can't offer any thoughts on money. But like I mentioned before - I hope that Etsy shop of yours can take off. I really like that wavy scarf!


  8. Here is my version of that comic:

    Me: Do you have any other questions or concerns?
    Patient: No, I don't think so.
    Me: Well, I have one I'd like to share. I'm concerned that we're sitting here talking like I am even somewhat mature about bodily functions and clinical terminology for certain body parts.

  9. {Thanks for visiting my blog!}

    Love the comic - so tongue-in-cheek, but so true.

    I hope youre feeling back to 100% soon!

  10. Cute comic! Hope you feel better soon. I do not take antibiotics often, but after a month, I don't blame you for trying, hope they end up being worth it!

    Someday I really am going to learn to knit...someday!

  11. "Knitting Monogamist!" Girl, you crack me up...I wish I could say that ...I have something more akin to craft ADD...

  12. oh, and btw...your signed copy of "Living Life with Strings Attached" is heading your way!

  13. Thanks for stopping by to read my rambling thoughts! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has "brain loss" moments! LOL

    I hope you're feeling better! I really need to learn how to knit better - I can cast on and knit one at a time, but that's about it! I do enjoy crocheting, though.

    Have a GREAT week!


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