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Not much to say here, just a day in the life of Michelle.

Hobbies: Photography, knitting, coffee, cats, writing & reading poetry, & reading, in general, when I find the time.

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  3. Government Assistance

    It makes me sick to my stomach when the rich or upper class bitches & moans about how they have to pay taxes that go towards government assistance programs.

    Wake up!!!!!

    There are people below you struggling & working their asses off everyday in hopes that they can make enough to make that car payment, rent payment, or afford groceries to last until the next paycheck. To sit there & complain about having to help the less fortunate is utterly ridiculous!

    I’m sure all of you would change your fucking tune if it were YOU on the other side. I don’t want to be associated with those people who think they’re better than & superior to the less fortunate.

    To assume that everyone getting government assistance is lazy & they don’t want to work is completely ignorant & downright WRONG.


    [END RANT]

  4. "

    "I was told
    The average girl begins to plan her wedding at the age of 7
    She picks the colors and the cake first

    By the age of 10 
    She knows time,
    And location

    By 17 
    She’s already chosen a gown
    2 bridesmaids
    And a maid of honor

    By 23 
    She’s waiting for a man
    Who wont break out in hives when he hears the word “commitment”
    Someone who doesn’t smell like a Band-Aid drenched in lonely
    Someone who isn’t a temporary solution to the empty side of the bed
    Someone
    Who’ll hold her hand like it’s the only one they’ve ever seen

    To be honest
    I don’t know what kind of tux I’ll be wearing
    I have no clue what my wedding will look like

    But I imagine
    The women who pins my last to hers
    Will butterfly down the aisle
    Like a 5 foot promise

    I imagine
    Her smile
    Will be so large that you’ll see it on google maps
    And know exactly where our wedding is being held

    The woman that I plan to marry
    Will have champagne in her walk
    And I will get drunk on her footsteps

    When the pastor asks
    If I take this woman to be my wife
    I will say yes before he finishes the sentence
    I’ll apologize later for being impolite
    But I will also explain him
    That our first kiss happened 6 years ago
    And I’ve been practicing my “Yes”
    For past 2, 165 days

    When people ask me about my wedding
    I never really know what to say
    But when they ask me about my future wife
    I always tell them
    Her eyes are the only Christmas lights that deserve to be seen all year long
    I say
    She thinks too much
    Misses her father
    Loves to laugh
    And she’s terrible at lying
    Because her face never figured out how to do it correctly

    I tell them
    If my alarm clock sounded like her voice
    My snooze button would collect dust
    I tell them

    If she came in a bottle
    I would drink her until my vision is blurry and my friends take away my keys
    If she was a book

    I would memorize her table of contents
    I would read her cover-to-cover
    Hoping to find typos

    Just so we can both have a few things to work on


    Because aren’t we all unfinished?
    Don’t we all need a little editing?
    Aren’t we all waiting to be proofread by someone?
    Aren’t we all praying they will tell us that we make sense
    She don’t always make sense
    But her imperfections are the things I love about her the most

    I don’t know when I will be married
    I don’t know where I will be married
    But I do know this
    Whenever I’m asked about my future wife

    I always say
    …She’s a lot like you

    "

    - Rudy Francisco (via katcossio)

    Beautiful despite the incorrect use of grammar in the last part. It’s “she doesn’t”, not “she don’t”.

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  8. stitcherywitchery:

Saarttje’s Booties, a free knitting pattern from Saarte de Bruijn.
(photo source)

    stitcherywitchery:

    Saarttje’s Booties, a free knitting pattern from Saarte de Bruijn.

    (photo source)

    (Source: saartjeknits.nl)

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  11. booksinprogressmilano:

    New Directions in Fair Isle Knitting

    Patty Knox

    Lark Books, 1986

    119 pages

    euro 40,00*

    Collection of patterns worked in Fair isle 
    The charming motifs include bumblebees, mushrooms, fruit, flowers and more 
    There are patterns for all the family —- V-neck sweaters, sleeveless pullovers, round-neck seaters, cardigans, caps, mittens, scarves and more

    orders to booksinprogressmilano@yahoo.it

    twitter : @fashionbooksmi

    instagram : fashionbooksmilano

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  13. knittingproblems:

    youngbloodknits:

    Does anyone else occasionally show off when a non-knitter is watching them knit? Like consciously getting faster while stitching? Because I do sometimes.

    Guilty!

    Oh, yeah. LoL.

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  15. amandapleasedotcoms:

thatmermaidtracihines:


#truth 😸😸😸 (thank you @neverland_mermaid for the augh-mazing tank! Love you!!!) #cats #patronus #harrypotter #ravenclaw #meow #hogwarts


Yes it is

    amandapleasedotcoms:

    thatmermaidtracihines:

    #truth 😸😸😸 (thank you @neverland_mermaid for the augh-mazing tank! Love you!!!) #cats #patronus #harrypotter #ravenclaw #meow #hogwarts

    Yes it is

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  17. hailwoodhandmades:

rachelfolkster:

I found this pic but no pattern …. (#help! ) any guesses? #knit #knitting #ravelry #owls #sock #socks #handmade #pattern


Owlie socks on ravelry! Free pattern too :D

I’ve made these & they’re super fun & easy!

    hailwoodhandmades:

    rachelfolkster:

    I found this pic but no pattern …. (#help! ) any guesses?
    #knit #knitting #ravelry #owls #sock #socks #handmade #pattern

    Owlie socks on ravelry! Free pattern too :D

    I’ve made these & they’re super fun & easy!

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  19. bellecs:

    Favorite Films: Clue (1985) dir. Jonathan Lynn

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  21. One glove complete! I’m making a pair of “Link’s Gauntlets” for my boyfriend. They’re inspired by “The Legend of Zelda” game series!

Pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/links-gauntlets

    One glove complete! I’m making a pair of “Link’s Gauntlets” for my boyfriend. They’re inspired by “The Legend of Zelda” game series!

    Pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/links-gauntlets

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    chubbymon:

    This little rant described the way I look at religion perfectly.

    ESPECIALLY what she said in the last two photos 

    (Source: mindgardens)

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  25. Four years after the war, Ginny and Harry were finally getting married. In a frenzy, Molly began barking out orders to everyone. Without thinking, she turned to George and said “Fred go find your sister and make sure she gets dressed!” Realizing her mistake, she fell into the nearest chair and began to sob. George hugged his mother tight, and his only words were, “Honestly woman, you call yourself our mother?” in a soft voice.

    harrypotterfan1999:

    image

    (Source: harrypotterheadcanons1)

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  27. kaeleiraknits:

stringtoathing:

I made another reference sheet because I’m just tired of digging up standard sizing for stuff. No more searching for the frequent made stuff. You can get the pdf here. http://www.stringtoathing.com/downloads/

Ooh, I am totally keeping this. Great for gift knitting!

    kaeleiraknits:

    stringtoathing:

    I made another reference sheet because I’m just tired of digging up standard sizing for stuff. No more searching for the frequent made stuff. You can get the pdf here. http://www.stringtoathing.com/downloads/

    Ooh, I am totally keeping this. Great for gift knitting!

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