Tuesday, January 28, 2014


So, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and create another blog - I found my old one (from over 3 years ago) and briefly thought about just continuing that one. But I'm a very different person from that one, living in a whole new place, so I thought it would be appropriate to start a new one...

Unfortunately, when you start a new blog, they ask you for a name. I don't have a clever name thought up (let's face it, this is a spontaneous thought over coffee, who knows if I'll even keep up with this). Then, I remembered that the hubby got a hankering to pick up Rock Band again. We had to start a new band (his old save data was linked with an older profile that no longer exists), and of course, they wanted a name. And this is what I came up with for our band name...Knitted Genetics. Well, he liked it, so I figure it can't be a totally terrible name for a blog. That, and I'm lazy, and I don't want to come up with another name.

Hopefully, the plan for this blog is to keep random tidbits of knowledge, my life, my fur babies, and my crafts in a single place. Mostly to share with friends and family that now live in different parts of the country.  And also to hold myself accountable to record these things.

So, for today's post, here are two happy thoughts:

1) I spoke with a client on the phone last week, who had her old cat boarding with us.  I told her she was doing great and she'd started eating really well for us when we discovered she liked her food warmed up.  This lady was over the moon - she says that her cat loves to be spoiled, and it seems like we're doing a great job spoiling her.  I love happy clients.

2) I got my student loan statement today.  This makes me happy because I've started making a little over double payments each month since I started working as a tech.  I've paid off all the interest that accrued while I was in school (both times), so now 90% of those payments are going to my principles.  And I do love seeing that amount I owe go down with each statement.  My goal is to be rid of those loans in the next 3 years for sure.  But I'm being optimistic and aiming for 2 years.