Starting the Year with Losses; What Would You Do?

It’s only the first month of the year, and I’m already running around with a big L-shaped cloud over my head!

First thing: I started a post December 18, featuring an Infinity scarf I made to go with a cute dress I ordered from zulily. I pictured myself wearing it during the holidays. It was olive green, one of my favorite colors, and had a diagonal Argyle-plaid pattern. Here’s the scarf:

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarf

I found a good pattern on Craftsy and another good one from this blogger Crafty Gemini. It took me about 5 minutes, max, to make this.

But I never got the dress I ordered! Finally, after more than a month of waiting, I cancelled the order.

Next, I signed up for some personal training at the gym. I was sorry I did, because I wasn’t feeling so good after working out more strenuously than I wanted to, so I thought I would try to get out of the contract I signed for 12 sessions. Especially after I cancelled one less than 24 hours before it was to happen, and I got billed for it anyway, like I agreed upon in the terms of the contract. Not so! Although I’d been told I could stop any time I wanted to, I could only get out of the contract if a) I moved at least 30 miles away or b) I had some sort of medical procedure, like surgery, and presented a doctor’s excuse. A medical doctor’s excuse, so I couldn’t bring in a note from good ol’ Dr. Ingley. 😦

I am working on the Blogging 101 class. Today’s assignment is to work from the Daily Prompt. So I feel like the anti-prompter in this post about making a prompt your own.

Next, can you see my dilemma in this photo?

sock monkey and fleece blanket

Sock Monkey and Blankie

If you guessed “ran out of fleece binding” then ***ding ding ding*** you’re right! So what would you do if you were me? Go to JoAnn’s and buy another package of red to finish that little corner? Finish it in another color of fleece binding, such as light blue or yellow? Go to the fleece barrel and try to find a piece of red fleece and cut out a strip and use it to bind that little corner, where it will be red, but maybe not the exact same red, and a bigger, thicker texture? Or something else brilliant to fix the problem? Give me some feedback!

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ethgran
    Jan 19, 2015 @ 23:21:39

    I gather it would be beneath your dignity to serge the edge?

    Reply

    • jenyjenny
      Jan 20, 2015 @ 10:06:54

      πŸ™‚ The bad thing is that I’ve already sewn on the binding all around except that little corner, and yes, my dignity sort of objects to leaving a bare, simply serged corner

      Reply

  2. yprior1
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 03:43:47

    not sure what to do about the blanket – but I do know that it is going to be a great year – and even with the L’s here and there – I know you know this – and I hope you get out of the contract – argh!

    Reply

  3. Na Na
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 08:35:21

    For a drag around blankie the color doesn’t matter as much as the love it will get. Hmm… I’ve never joined a gym, do those places actually check or verify that an excuse is from a “real” doctor? Would they somehow drive past your house to verify you actually moved? Just curious.

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  4. Chic Mona
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 09:24:16

    {{{Hugs}}} It’s only January. Better days ahead. Perhaps a bit of ‘monkey brown’ would look cute to finish that corner. I often use contrasting colour binding to define areas. I love Venessa’s tutes. She has a great one for binding too πŸ˜€ cheers

    Reply

  5. blueribbonfair
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 17:22:17

    Wishing everything to work out for you. The scarf is lovely btw.

    Reply

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