Thursday, December 30, 2010


Tomorrow I have to put my animals back in the kennel for the weekend because I'm traveling to Kansas City and they can't come with me. In my mind, when they are in there they look something like this....

and this...
It breaks my heart to put my animals in the kennel, even though I know they are probably having a great time with the other animals and enjoying all the treats that they get. Harley barely eats when he is in there so they give him treats to get him to eat and Suzy gets them to pet her a lot because she does a really good pathetic act. It just makes me sad that I can't have them with me. I'm one of those people that would take my animals to PetSmart with me every chance I'd get if there was one near. Sadly there isn't, but they are signed up for the PetSmart Birthday Club. Sigh. I think I may like them too much. It's the saddest part of leaving for school. I hate leaving them. I also think that if I wasn't around my grandma would give my animal weight complexes. She says they are fat all the time, when in reality they aren't. They are a very normal weight, but to her that's fat. It's dumb. Anyway, My poor animals will be in the kennel. Even though they will most likely be partying, I'll be sad.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

we're almost in kansas toto!

Thus far this break I have been in five states. In a few short days I'll hit number six and I'm quite excited about that one. I'll get to go to Kansas to see my mom, which is pretty rare for me as I see her all of three times a year. Also, I got her some pretty awesome gifts for Christmas and I'm really excited for her to see them....and to get mine. Not so thrilled about the higher chance of snow there, but whatever.

Crafting this week has picked up some. Mostly because I have gifts to finish and that's 90% of what I'm doing now. I have one special order to do, and then some stock to get done, but that's about it. However, there are going to be some cool things done for next semester and I'm really excited about it.

Speaking of excited about stuff, if you're looking for a good place to donate to, check out Villalobos Rescue Center. They are a really amazing pitbull and person rescue.

Back to crafting, yeah I'm excited about that new stuff. Also hoping that some of it will fund a new tote bag and or hook case. That'd be really sweet. Lots of dreams for it taking off.

That's about all...

p.s. congrats rooms :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Today was a grand day. Only because I stepped foot into a Michaels. This is one of the greatest stores ever! Plus I got a 70% off Christmas items after Christmas day and 30% off of frames! Whoot! I am so happy with the stuff that I got there, which was next to nothing, but still...I haven't been in one in forever. So now, I can really get my craft on. Last night I finished my Dad's gift, and it looks pretty snazzy. I like the way the yarn turned out and all I have left on it is running it through the wash to soften the fibers a little. Tomorrow I'll get to start some ornaments, slippers and a few more mice. Lovely times

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Home again home again

I made it back to Missouri with only minor emotional damage. I learned that night flying is not something I enjoy, airline cookies are gross and lucking out with that random hot guy sitting next to me may not be in my future. Overall, I guess it wasn't a bad trip. Detroit was cold as all get out and there was a ton of snow of the ground which made me kinda freak out that the pilot would hit black ice and we'd go skidding to our doom. I did get to see the most perfect baby snowflake while waiting to get off the death trap that flies. So cute and tiny with six pretty little points. I think the longest part was waiting for my luggage because mine always ends up being last. It was either that or the drive back. Three hours in a car after traveling all day by air seems like the longest time ever.

Luckily I have cute animals to come home to. My dear Harley was over excited to see me and Suzy the cat was excited I brought her mice. Earlier I caught them sleeping together, so that big facade they have of hating each other was thrown out of the window. Suzy is hilarious and one of these days I'm going to video her and the bag that she likes. One of these days she's going to jump in it and out of the bottom....haha Currently she's on her back beside me sleeping and Harley isn't far away snoring. According to my grandma they are never this calm when I'm away. I must have awesome animal soothing qualities.

Anyway, I have yet to put up Christmas decorations. It seems like I'm the only one that cares about it here. Christmas celebration doesn't happen on the 25th here, but rather on the 1st or any other random day. It is disappointing, but its life. People keep asking when I'm going to Kansas, and even though my answer has yet to change, I keep being told that I need to go there and I need to do this or that or the other thing. I'm sorry folks, but this is my winter break. It is set up specifically how I like it so that maximum relaxation can occur and your bickering and picking and nagging is not improving mine or anyone else's mood. Sorry, really had to get that off my chest. I've been home for not even 24 hours yet and almost everything about me has come under the microscope already. From not dating to weight, to father stuff to school, work to animals, everything has been picked on. It's tiring and I just arrived! I'd like a moment or twelve to just breathe.

Ok...breathing. So tomorrow it looks like decorations will be going up and I'm quite pleased about that because I would like to be in the spirit. I also get to go talk to my work tomorrow. I really don't want to work much, but I would like to pick up a few extra hours. Being lazy all the time bothers me. Hopefully I can get a few projects done without infusing them with the smoker's scent (my gma smokes, not me). At this point, I really hope that I get some moments to breathe and relax. I hope Santa brings me just that. And a unicorn.

Friday, December 17, 2010

John Denver,thank you

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to .....I'm leavin on a jet plane and I don't know when I'll be back again....

'Cept I do know when I'll be back. In 22 days. Just enough days to get all the loathing of snow out of my system for the year and want to come back to school for more learning. I'm packed. That much is true. At least all that I can pack tonight is packed and the rest will happen in the morning. It makes me quite nervous that I may be forgetting something. I mean, half of my suitcase is yarn and presents and extra stuff. I'm really hoping that my bag is still 50 pounds and below because I so can't afford the heavy baggage fee. But we'll see tomorrow. I don't think it is...oh the anxiety is building over the impending flight. I hope everything is in order for it. I suppose we'll see tomorrow.

On another note, the dorm is empty sans a few people. It's really eerie and quiet. But that's okay. I get to watch Elf without any interruptions. My roommate leaving was the saddest part of the day. She gave me this awesome Wreck a journal book which I hope to work on on the plane ride some. She is pretty much awesome.

As for projects over break, I plan to do a few pygmy puffs, a few mice, work on the eco-bag and probably a couple more slippers for gifts. It doesn't look like I'll be working at the store very much so I'm going to attempt to enjoy the downtime of the break. I know when I get to Kansas I won't be doing much crafting because I'll be too busy visiting family. Oh, also, if you're planning to order or contact me about prices or such, please either comment on the facebook wall ( or email me at Well....that's all for now folks. I've got to prepare to leave on the plane.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is my current project I'm working on. By working on right now I mean I rearranged it and am looking at it waiting to get the energy up to start it. It is over halfway finished and I will finish it tonight. some it might look like piles of yarn. Right now I'm making slippers! Whoot! I'm halfway through the pink pair and then the red pair is all that will be left. So far I like the pink ones the best. Tons of fun tons of fun.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yeah Final!

Ahem. I am done with finals. I took my one final today, aced it! And may have picked up a new customer for crochet things...even though she'll be getting a few ornaments for free naturally. According to the forecast, it is supposed to snow again tomorrow. I am only okay with this because 1. I have a pizza in the freezer so I don't have to leave the dorm
2. I have lots of projects to finish. By lots I mean two.
3. I still have some hot chocolate left.

Today was a pretty exciting, besides the acing of the final. Me and my friend went to Hopeline which is this really neat thrift store. I scored a new suitcase, some unused(!) Nob Hill Yarn- two skeins of it!, and two bags full of really spiffy buttons. I'm really excited about the buttons because before I just had the normal basic colored ones and now I have all sorts of buttons to craft with! Whoot! I'm sure this just added to my old lady status, but oh well.

So the projects I'm completing now are slippers. Four pairs! I have one and a half done so far. Really needed to take a break so my little fingers don't cramp up all funny. Its the sad side affect of crocheting for too long, finger cramps. At least there's a great episode of Glee on to occupy me while I rest :)

Monday, December 13, 2010


This weekend has been mildly crafty for me. We're not allowed to put up mistletoe in the dorm because of obvious pda issues (ewww) so as I was browsing one day I saw someone make one and thought, I could totally do that! And thus the mistletoe that blushes was born...
I also got into the great mood of making snowmen ornaments. Mostly because I had a bunch of white yarn that I didn't know what to do with and because they are super adorable. I ended up making six of these guys for someone! Not all of the hats turned out the same and I wish I had thought to get a picture of all the heads together...oh well...
So those were my two projects over the weekend. Besides putting mailing labels on 870 postcards for Oasis. And rearranging my book shelves so that it would look like I have less books than what I really do. Which is 90. I've read all of them at least once, and not counting school books about 10-15 of them this semester alone. Its pretty safe to say I'm kind of a nerd.

In a different subject, I saw a bunch of really cool crafty tattoos and now I kinda want another one. I don't know what I'd get, or where I'd put it, but now the idea is there and it's kinda stuck for a while.

Also, it snowed today.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am a week away from leaving North Carolina for Missouri. I am kinda excited about it but also very apprehensive. I would much rather drive than fly, which is what I get to do this year. I don't mind flying, at any other time in the year. I really hate flying when the runways could be iced over or snowed on. I also really don't like the one bag rule because there are a lot of things I would love to be able to take home. Plus the fact I have to pack enough clothes for a month and all of them have to be clean before I leave here. It is less than ideal in my mind. I always worry I'm going to leave something important here, or my bag will get lost or any number of not good things will happen. Then there's the added stress of not having a car when I go home which means I can't drive where I want or work. All around stressing about this.

stress stress stress stress stress

Normally I would have this stress about finals. But I only have one final so I'm okay with that. Whew. Just trying to remember to breathe. On the brightside, orders have picked up a little bit. Joy.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Semester Done!

Ahhh....the end of classes. It is a pretty refreshing feeling. It looks like I only have one final next week too, which leaves a lot of open time to create and craft up some Christmas presents and things. Last night I made a cute little mistletoe thing, and tonight I hope to work up a couple snowflakes and maybe a frosty ornament or two. Tomorrow will be a much bigger crafting day because, well, it's Saturday and I have nothing else to do! Yay!

On a less happy note, the dr didn't call today so I didn't get to hear any news on my leg. Which is super sad. I was really hoping for something, but, oh well. Maybe Monday!

On to crafting! And cleaning up this huge mess I've created...lames.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Tonight is my last real class of dev. psy. In honor of it, I'm making these meringue cookies that I rarely make. Pretty stoked about them except for one thing...

someone touched my cookies.
while they were baking, someone decided that they know better than I do when making these cookies, and opened the oven and stuck their finger in one. It left a print. Now these are time and temperature sensitive cookies. I put a couple sticky notes on there saying just that and please do not open the oven. but someone decided they would go on and do it.
Normally, this wouldn't really bother me except I can't go and make another batch because there isn't enough time. I also find it really stupid that because they can't keep their sticky fingers to themselves, my cookies had to suffer. It really gets under my skin when people do stuff like that because it does take a lot of work to have things turn out nicely and they just go and ruin it. I'm going to start advocating for personal ovens in the rooms. Or that Miss Sticky fingers gets her fingers chopped off the next time she does it. Whichever. Anyway, I better go sit in the kitchen to make sure they are going to survive the next half hour unscathed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

last chorale

Tonight was the last night of chorale. It's quite bittersweet. I love to sing and preform, but I am thankful the the stress of a class that has been removed. Now I just have to focus on two classes and the papers that go with them. It is rather nice to be so close to the end, but I'm still apprehensive about winter break. Mostly because I'll be leaving my car here and I won't be driving. Flying makes me nervous and I'm always afraid I'll end up leaving important things here. Which normally I do. Plus it is really hard for me to decide which projects to bring home and which to leave here.

At least this week looks like it will be going by fast. I'm excited about going to work tomorrow to get out of the dorm room for a bit and then going to class in the evening. I truly adore Psychology class. It brightens my Tuesday and Thursdays. And Wednesday will be filled with counseling and then an MRI to see exactly what is up with my leg of soreness. At one point last night I decided it really wouldn't be that bad to chop it off and get a wooden peg leg. Might be a little fun even.

Anyway, I finished half of my Christmas presents! Mom and my sisters' presents are all done! I'm quite proud of this too. And the present for my cat is done! Whoot! I just have three human and one dog gift to get done. I think I may make the dog a bone, or buy him a loofa (shhh! don't tell!). The others, I frankly have no clue on. Oh! And I got my roommate's gift done! Yay! I'm super excited to give her it! I'm kind of excited about this year and am rather hopeful that it will be quite successful.

In other news, finished a new hat. It's just a normal ear-flap hat and I'm teaching my friend how to make a hat. It's her first time really crocheting so I thought a hat would be practical. Maybe she and I can start a granny-square a day challenge and then make a epic blanket! That'd be sweet. We could wist together! haha. Anyway, here's the hat and my super awesome "I'm kinda tired and attempting to convince myself that one more paper won't kill me" face.

Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


It is snowing. If you know much about you'd know that I detest the snow. I find it horrible in every which way. The only thing it is good for is canceling classes and for looking at, if you are inside a very warm house. Neither of which is happening because it is Saturday, and I'm in a chilly dorm room. I'd turn on the heater, except that its super loud and Harry Potter is on. I am very fond of these movies so I will probably just suffer in this cold. To this time, I have accomplished nothing except for making a pair of baby shoes and deciding that I will make myself some mittens to go along with the bomber hat i made a couple days ago. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get the felt to make my hat warmer, so it's still super cold. Tomorrow however it will happen! Until then, I will huddle underneath my super stylish snuggie and make some mittens. Yay mittens!!

bomber hat!!

I borrowed my friend's mannequin head to take pictures of my hats I've made. It was super fun! Anyway, here's the newest hat. I pretty much am in love with it!

Eventually I plan on adding felt to the insides so that it's warmer. Right now it couldn't stand up to the Missouri winter I hope it to! But I like it anyway :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

friday night ramblings

Oh dear. This week has been slowly chaotic. Basically been in limbo with the moving forward of the whole me getting fixed and walking normally thing because of insurance stuff. Thankfully today it was all sorted out and now I can move on! Well, on Wednesday I can. Until then I have these nice little pain pills that make life more bearable haha...

Choir concert happens in about twenty minutes. I asked my Gel group to come, but I don't know if they are. I don't think they are either. Its not that huge of a disappointment, but I would like someone there just for me and for no one else. That sounds super superficial and vain. But haven't you ever wanted someone there just for you to let you know that you did a good job? Still vain, I know.

Few other things have happened. The BexieMorse Designs page has a few followers now (18!!) and has spurred new projects. Last night I expanded the hat patterns to regular beanie, tam, dread beanie, beret and the brand new bomber-style! Woot! I am actually quite fond of my bomber hat. Soon I'll be adding felt to the inside to make it super nice and toasty! Few other things were created, a reindeer and snowpeople and bracelets were added. Tomorrow I get to go and pick up a few more supplies for BMD and will start on all the wonderful Christmasy things!

Well, I have run out of time. I've got to fix my hair and find my shoes before I head over to the chapel to sing. I hope this evening goes splendidly.

love on