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Making Touch Choices

Published July 22, 2019 by wackybrittany

I had to make a really touch choice recently. It’s for my own health. I have to go from full time, back down to part time work. L

Please don’t argue. But what about the money? Please don’t say anything that has to do with “but that’s part of being an adult.” Yea, I know, but I’m not a normal adult. I’m an adult with “special needs.” I’m autistic, I have mental health issues, I have other health problems. Working full time is too much for me. I know my limits. I have gone far beyond my limits.

Those are the reasons why only a handful of people know my decision. The ones closest to me. I know people are going to judge, so I only told those who wouldn’t judge.

I’m lucky I’m in a position to make this choice. I need more rest than others. I need more time for myself. I need more time to sleep.

It’s a tough choice. But it’s one I had to make. I’m hoping this will do more good than harm. It’ll be a bit of an adjustment.

Thanks for reading. Take care!

-Brittany

It’s Been A While

Published April 23, 2018 by wackybrittany

It’s been a while since I’ve posted or had anything to do with WordPress. It wasn’t intentional. I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life. With school, family, friends, my relationship, and other things going on I just haven’t had the energy or time to keep up with this.

Updates in my life:

I stopped going to school. I realized becoming an ASL interpreter was not possible right now for me. Math was frustrating me and the teacher wasn’t being helpful. So I just dropped out. I plan on going back, but I need a break.

I’m no longer in a relationship. This is something I don’t really want to talk about. Things ended peacefully with us and we’re still friends.

I am now a self checkout host at work. Same pay as a cashier, but just a different position.

I went on a trip to San Diego in the beginning of March with a friend. That was fun. It had been over a year since I went on a trip, and having my tax return helped.

I went on another Autism Walk this year. I’ll write a post about that later.

Besides that there have been a lot of little crazy things happening, and I’m working more hours at work, that I just havn’t had enough time or energy to keep up with this blog.

 

I do want’ to blog more, but I’m kind of out of ideas of what to blog about.

 

Thanks for reading, take care!

 

-Brittany

 

Fun Experiment

Published June 10, 2017 by wackybrittany

I learned how to spin yarn using a drop spindle. If you don’t know what that means, basically, I take something called roving and I spin it into yarn. Roving is basically wool before it’s spun.
I took a picture of the drop spindle that I bought and some roving that was given to me. Please excuse the stained food tray.

I really love spinning yarn, but drop spinning has done a number on my hands and wrists. I really want a spinning wheel, but I don’t have the space or money for one. So that got me thinking. I had bought a small fan that has a low and a high setring on it. I wanted to glue a wooden dowel to the fan and attach a hook to it to make spinning faster and easier.

I spent weeks thinking about this. I finally got the courage to try it out.

It looks janky, but it actually works decently.

Hahahahaha, man that looks terrible. It took several layers of hot glue and several sticks before I reached this level. I used Gorilla Hot Glue. It was a guessing game of how much glue I needed. So I just kept on going until I felt it was sturdy enough.

First time I tried it without a hook it didnt spin at all. I kind of figured that would happen. After attaching a hook that I took from a other drop spindle that I have I started testing it more. It works. I dreft the roving, or pull the roving apart to spin, instead of spin and dreft. It just works for me that way. Drefting the roving before spinning seems to work a lot better rather than drefting while I go.

I have to constantly stop and go with this, just like with drop spinning, it just spins much faster. I have to keep a careful eye on the roving to make sure it isn’t spun too tight, or gets tangled since its spun really fast.

I like it. I hope I make good use of this thing. Yes I do plan on getting a real wheel in the future. Until then, I’m happy with my little device.

Thanks for reading! Take care!

-Brittany

PS:

This is a post about a DIY yarn spinner that I came up with. This is just talking about what I came up with and not a step by step tutorial. If you actually want to try this I am not liable for any outcome you have. This was a just for fun experiment.

Oh My Goodness

Published March 15, 2017 by wackybrittany

These last two terms have been hard for me. Whew! I don’t handle working part time, going to school full time, and get everywhere by bus. It’s just too much for me. Next term I’m dropping to part time school. Lets hope that helps relieve a lot of stress and that will give me a free day. That will be mostly for homework, but at least ill have a day to sleep in and have a free day.

Next week are my finals. I hope I pass at least one class this term. My spring break in busy with work and seeing friends, family, and my boyfriend.

My New Crazy Life

Published November 14, 2016 by wackybrittany

Recently my life became incredibly crazy, at least for my standards. To make a long story short Social Security decided to do some tests to see if I’m still considered disabled. They decided that I’m not disabled enough to be on Social Security, so my benefits have stopped. This sent me in a bit of a panic and I decided to try to apply for a job. Well, Walmart called me and hired me on as a part time cashier. I was shocked. I have never been a cashier before, I don’t have money handling experience, and it’s been six years since I’ve worked. I’ve been there for a few weeks and I like it. Sure there are a few grumps, but most of my coworkers are really nice and I get along with them pretty well.

What does his mean for the rest of my life? I still plan on going to school, but I do t have a whole lot of free time anymore. I pretty much work, go home, go to bed, repeat that cycle, then go to school, come home, and sleep. I don’t know how people can do it. It’s a struggle. I take two buses to go to wrk and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and if I miss my connecting bus downtown and have to wait.

I want to continue my Etsy shop, but with how much little time I have I don’t know if that’s possible. It might have to be put on hold for a while. Let’s just wait and see.

Thanks for reading! Take care,
-Brittany

My Etsy Shop Is Doing Better!

Published October 2, 2016 by wackybrittany

I don’t know what is happening, but my Etsy shop is doing better! I’m pretty happy about that. I added my hemp ring back into my shop and sold a few over the summer.
These are the Items I sold over the summer:
Hemp Ring. I sold eight hemp rings.

Seahawks Team Colors Crochet Hat.

Puzzle Piece Fleece Beanie. I made this for Autism awareness. My younger brother has Autism.


Star Trek Red Shirt Inspired Slouchy Beanie. Since I have learned a better way to crochet beanies I don’t crochet this style anymore. I do have another red shirt beanie. Click here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/462721308/star-trek-inspired-red-shirt-beanie

I also have a blue shirt Inspired beanie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/463158012/star-trek-blue-shirt-inspired-beanie.

And I also have a yellow shirt Inspired beanie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475453455/star-trek-inspired-beanie.


I am proud of myself. I have stuck with it. I didn’t give up completely on my shop. I almost did a few times, but I stuck with it. I started taking some better pictures, which could be better, I know, but I’m working with limited resources. I started making things that I like and people also like. Also I just love to making stuff. Right now I am pretty good at making hats. I got down the technique of making my rings. I hope to come out with more items as well.

Thank you for reading my post. Take care!
-Brittany

Trying To Get Back To As Much Normal As I Can

Published August 30, 2016 by wackybrittany

Trying to get my life as back to normal as I can I have made a couple of more hats that I put in my shop. I made a heart eyes emoji hat and a Star Trek yellow shirt hat.

My favorite hat of the two is the Star Trwk hat, but that’s because I’m a little bias, lol. I really like Star Trek. I’m going to be making one for myself for when winter rolls around. 

I can make these from size child to an adult. I could probably make them in a baby size, but I’d have to buy a special type of yarn that would be soft enough for a baby’s head.



If you’re interested in the emoji hat, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475516439/heart-eyes-emoji-hat

If you’re interested in the Star Trak hat, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475453455/star-trek-inspired-beanie