Spreadin’ The Bloggy Love

Hey, thanks bloggy peeps on all your supa sweet comments on my scarf in the last post!  I’m sorry but I faked you out a bit with the photo though.  I didn’t have a photo of Mom’s actual scarf, so I posted a photo of another one I made for someone else in a different color (it really bugs me to post without a photo!).  Mom’s was dark grey.  I’m thinking of offering it as a prize in a contest soon if anyone thinks they might be interested.  After washing and re-blocking of course (even though it’s never been worn) :)  It’s almost my bloggyversary….


So today I’m posting something cheerful that will hopefully make me feel a little better during this crapperlude (crappy + interlude = crapperlude) I’m having.  I hate to use the work “funk” for reasons I won’t go into here.  If you ask me in private I’ll be glad to explain, and I don’t mind if you use it, but I just can’t bring myself to.  Some of you can probably already figure out why.  Anyhoo, I know I made it sound like it was just my birfday that had me feeling down, but it’s oh so much more than that.  The birfday was just the catalyst for crapitude. 

We’ve had some recent changes at work that have me really questioning my value as an employee and my skill as a scientist.  Something that’s not great for someone whose self-worth is already below sea-level.  Basically, I have been unofficially demoted and replaced with someone who, not only has little to no experience in the work we do, but also does not have a degree in microbiology.  I’m left to do the work that a catatonic sea-monkey could perform with both eyes closed and 2 tentacles tied behind its back.  It doesn’t help that the new girl is young, blonde, skinny, and actually fairly smart.  I’m trying my best not to resent the whole situation and everyone that I work with, but it’s been a real struggle the last 2 weeks.  So, while I search for ways to deal, all the great yarny goodness that I have to show you (for once!) is kinda on hold until I can get it together.  Sorry ’bout that :(


But I promised you something cheerful!!  And here it is:



Monica, of Rubys N Purls, was kind enough to give me this award while I was away in Oregon.  Thank you so very much Monica!!  I am completely and totally honored and can’t thank you enough for such a thoughtful gesture!  I’m really and truly touched.


The Rules:

1: Post the award on your blog.
2: Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3: Nominate at least 4 others.
4: Leave a comment on their blog so they can pass it on.


Oooooh, this is always the hard part!  But I’ll give it a shot…..

  1. Monica (Rubys N Purls) – I’m givin’ it right back to ya :)  I love the amazing photos that you take and it’s been so much fun getting to know you through your bloggy over the last year or two. Your knitty projects are lovely too!
  2. My non-knitting friend Fond Of Snape – I love her blog for the fantastic photographs!  There’s always a new perspective on something that I’d never noticed before.  She has an amazing eye!
  3. Chrispy at Pursuit of Fiber – Her knitty projects are truly inspiring!  She’s always modifying things to suit her figure and there is so much to learn in her posts.  Plus, I have really been enjoying getting to know her better and test knitting for her these last few months :)
  4. Knitterly Things – We’re not actually pals per se, but I love her posts about her yarns and projects.  She seems like such a super nice person (we’ve corresponded a few times since I won her 2000th customer prize) and her posts sound just like I might sound when hanging with my homies :)


So, that’s my list!  I actually tried to spread the love in different areas than I usually do this time, so there are a few favorites that didn’t make the list.  It’s not ’cause I love them any less, just wanted to shout out to a different batch of bloggy peeps ’cause everyone could use a dose of warm fuzzies now and then.  Thanks so much again Monica!  You truly made my year!

So get on out and spread the cheer!  Let’s hope it’s contagious :) 


8 thoughts on “Spreadin’ The Bloggy Love

  1. Work-related craptitude (did I get that right?) is extremely tough–I’m so sorry to hear what you’re going through. Don’t let the bastards get you down. Or to quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (may not have the exact words right but that’s the gist of it). Fight the dark thoughts if you have to and know you are fabulous. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.

  2. I’m really sorry that you’re going through so much at work right now. I hate it when there’s such blatant discrimination!

    Thank you so much for giving me back the award! I’m glad it made you day better in some way. ;)

  3. Thanks for the love and the nice things you said :-) I’m smiling now!

    I’m sorry about your work situation, that totally sucks.

    If you want to talk, I’m here!

  4. I agree with Kathy! Eleanor Roosevelt has the best quote for that! You are too stellar of a person to let them win! Go forth and rise above the craptitude! As, always, I am cheering for you!

  5. I have spent a lot of my work life doubting myself, feeling not good enough and insecure. It is so hard to overcome these feelings…but once I started to just say ‘fuck it’, my judgment is sound, I’m as smart as anyone else here (i.e. became kind of pissed about it), I started to feel much better!!

  6. Congrats on the award. I’m so sorry to hear about the work situation. Try not to internalize it too much – it probably has nothing at all to do with you. Maybe skinny blonde is sleeping with the boss.

  7. I’m really sorry about your work situation. The new person’s lack of experience & degree is rather dubious & fishy to say the least. Like Robin, I believe it has nothing at all to do with you. It must be super hard to cope with being there! Any chance of a change?

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