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Dunkin Donuts crochet graph! by Penguinnpita
Dunkin Donuts crochet graph!
This will be the first crochet graph I will attempt when we get secure, maybe for my parents for Christmas. I have the graph downloaded for anyone that would want it, let me know! Coffee Dance - Updated Coffee Machine CCCAAAFFFFEEEIIIINNNEEEEEE :coffeecup: rvmp Energy is the Key Coffee Coffee Break 
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Update Journal is now up. Be warned, it is a lot of text, but it pretty much explains the last six months for my family. Laptop is at 50% charge, so I'm going to work on my notifications now. Love each and every one of you. You are awesome.SPN FREE HUGZ 
Hey everyone!
I'm still alive and trying to be more active on DA now.
Forgive me that I haven't been around. I will explain everything but I'm warning you... this may be a lot of text.
Cat fail jump
Ready? Here we go.
So we were in the house we had been renting since 2013, my family having moved up to Massachusetts from the lovely state of Florida in November 2012 to take care of my uncle who is a grade 4 heart patient. He had been through the loss of his wife, heart bypass surgery, a dozen heart attacks and of course, extreme daily stress to simply survive. When we met up with him on his birthday, November 10th, 2012, he wasn't doing well at all, he was surviving but losing all will to live. So we assured him that we would help him recover and he wouldn't have to live on his own ever again. This was the start of a journey I never expected to make us homeless, struggling to survive. And we're still doing it to this day, August 29th, 2015. My uncle had heard about a house for rent not far from where he was staying at the time. A friend of his former employer. The house was a place for us to rest and at least make food for ourselves, we took it because we had no other option and honestly I wish we hadn't. The house was infested with fleas, insects, mold and hazardous materials in the well water. Simply trying to survive, we put up with it for a year, asked the landlord to correct things, a cleaner water source, the mold removed and to be battled against to protect us. A normal, caring landlord would have happily done this to keep it's tenants happy to be at the location. Long story short, she blew us off, deathly sick and wanted all of her rent money, no matter what was wrong. I was attempting to finish for my diploma at a local high school, as I had to drop out in my senior year due to my uncle's medical condition. So began a court battle to get her to fix things around the house. She fixed the windows and cleaned out all the crap from the cellar, but didn't resolve any issues that we stressed were essential to our everyday life, water, clean walls and installation. We didn't care about the windows in the giant spectrum of things.
So I went to work, having worked at Dunkin Donuts for a year. I loved that job, but it ended because of the new manager that replaced the original. Then I began working at a gas station about five minutes from the house. It was easy to get back and forth and a low impact job, but my boss had saw we were suffering and happily worked things out with me, so I had money to keep going, that we had heat all the winter of 2014. I worked all the hours that I could, basically becoming assistant manager, and one of the best workers. March 14th, 2015, my 21st birthday was the last time I could remember being safe, happy and not struggling. That was the month that I started my own business for the Company ItWorks. The company and my team-mates renewed a fire to survive and change things. I still run this business, everyday from the laptop and my cell phone before my keyboard killed over two weeks ago. I started my business as a birthday gift to myself.
But then April came and everything turned upside down. We were forced out on April 2nd, 2015, becoming homeless and having to grab the belongings we could pack into two vehicles, our three fur babies and ourselves, forced out in the middle of the night. Our local friend and her significant other had saw our situation since it started, had offered her home as a place of refuge, us cleaning for her and small tasks. My uncle again fell ill, and had fallen three times since we had gotten out of that horrible house that had poisoned us. He lost all control of his legs and is in rehab now to regain some of the ability to control his legs again. But he has a lung infection. We're praying every day that he can gain some of his strength back, but having reasonable goals as he is only running on 15% of his heart, dealing with Kawasaki's disease on the daily basis as well. Said friend has been such a blessing to us. She loaned us the money to buy a 85' motor home, regaining some level of normalcy. We're paying her back in increments and everything is starting to fall back into place now, but it's still hard, you know? Remember, I'm only 21, I have two disabled parents, a Vietnam veteran who has been the best father I could ever ask for. We swear that he is half robot though, because he has had two broken knees, a broken neck and is a heart patient himself. He's the rock of the family though. :heart: rvmp My mother has lyme disease, chronic fatigue, a weak immune system, and fibromalygia. She had worked all of her life, having lost my grandmother at the age of 19, my grandfather being an alcoholic, and my uncle, her other brother making some horrible decisions. I gotta give it to her, she's so strong even though her body won't let her be physically strong. My uncle is a disabled Navy veteran, a hard worker for all of his life. It shocked me having seen them at their strongest and now at their weakest. I'm trying to do all I can, but sometimes I wonder if I'm strong enough. I've had grand mal seizures, brain bleeds and was born premature. No I'm not pitying myself, I am strong. But I have physical limits too, right?
This turned out to be more of a vent thing, but I just wanted you lovelies to be up to speed to what's happened so far to us and why I'm relatively quiet. I love each and every one of you. You are awesome, remember that.
Heart 3D
So what's going to happen now? We're trying to clean up the RV, make it homey and up to date. Me? I'm studying for my GED, making sure my family is happy and safe, working from the laptop, and this coming month, will be opening PenguinnxCrafts on Etsy and possibly RedBubble for business. I will be stocking up loom knit items, knit items, crochet items and more. So keep looking for that when I release it! I will be also re-vamping my blog, so I will be adding the link for that in the near future as well
Be patient with me, as I'm recovering from a bad case of stomach flu and dealing with severe acid reflux, I will be sending lovely notes, comments and such to each of you.
Links!!
-Check em out! No pressure, just positive vibes! Note me with any questions you may have, I always have time for questions!  Supernatural - Paranoid Dean
 Personal Facebook: www.facebook.com/cottonxcandyx…
Business Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/peloquinrewir…
~ I will be adding more links in the near future.
I love you all so much. Keep on going strong, I'm here for every one of you lovely people. Heart Dance - NaNo28 Fella Heart Kiss (Love) Heart 3D Heart free avatar 
For now,
Paula
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: the Science Channel
  • Watching: Computer screen
  • Eating: I'm really hungry.
  • Drinking: Coffee
So I've been going through my DA notifications. Sending out nice comments, likes and watches for some simply amazing work! All of YOU are awesome! I've been at it for 2 days and am at 3,791 out of the original 13,000. I love you all. :squee-love: - PLZ 
So I'm alive. Went homeless in April, been staying with a friend. I'll explain more in the following journal, but I AM ALIVE! Britney Spears - Super funny 
Hey everyone!
I'm still alive and trying to be more active on DA now.
Forgive me that I haven't been around. I will explain everything but I'm warning you... this may be a lot of text.
Cat fail jump
Ready? Here we go.
So we were in the house we had been renting since 2013, my family having moved up to Massachusetts from the lovely state of Florida in November 2012 to take care of my uncle who is a grade 4 heart patient. He had been through the loss of his wife, heart bypass surgery, a dozen heart attacks and of course, extreme daily stress to simply survive. When we met up with him on his birthday, November 10th, 2012, he wasn't doing well at all, he was surviving but losing all will to live. So we assured him that we would help him recover and he wouldn't have to live on his own ever again. This was the start of a journey I never expected to make us homeless, struggling to survive. And we're still doing it to this day, August 29th, 2015. My uncle had heard about a house for rent not far from where he was staying at the time. A friend of his former employer. The house was a place for us to rest and at least make food for ourselves, we took it because we had no other option and honestly I wish we hadn't. The house was infested with fleas, insects, mold and hazardous materials in the well water. Simply trying to survive, we put up with it for a year, asked the landlord to correct things, a cleaner water source, the mold removed and to be battled against to protect us. A normal, caring landlord would have happily done this to keep it's tenants happy to be at the location. Long story short, she blew us off, deathly sick and wanted all of her rent money, no matter what was wrong. I was attempting to finish for my diploma at a local high school, as I had to drop out in my senior year due to my uncle's medical condition. So began a court battle to get her to fix things around the house. She fixed the windows and cleaned out all the crap from the cellar, but didn't resolve any issues that we stressed were essential to our everyday life, water, clean walls and installation. We didn't care about the windows in the giant spectrum of things.
So I went to work, having worked at Dunkin Donuts for a year. I loved that job, but it ended because of the new manager that replaced the original. Then I began working at a gas station about five minutes from the house. It was easy to get back and forth and a low impact job, but my boss had saw we were suffering and happily worked things out with me, so I had money to keep going, that we had heat all the winter of 2014. I worked all the hours that I could, basically becoming assistant manager, and one of the best workers. March 14th, 2015, my 21st birthday was the last time I could remember being safe, happy and not struggling. That was the month that I started my own business for the Company ItWorks. The company and my team-mates renewed a fire to survive and change things. I still run this business, everyday from the laptop and my cell phone before my keyboard killed over two weeks ago. I started my business as a birthday gift to myself.
But then April came and everything turned upside down. We were forced out on April 2nd, 2015, becoming homeless and having to grab the belongings we could pack into two vehicles, our three fur babies and ourselves, forced out in the middle of the night. Our local friend and her significant other had saw our situation since it started, had offered her home as a place of refuge, us cleaning for her and small tasks. My uncle again fell ill, and had fallen three times since we had gotten out of that horrible house that had poisoned us. He lost all control of his legs and is in rehab now to regain some of the ability to control his legs again. But he has a lung infection. We're praying every day that he can gain some of his strength back, but having reasonable goals as he is only running on 15% of his heart, dealing with Kawasaki's disease on the daily basis as well. Said friend has been such a blessing to us. She loaned us the money to buy a 85' motor home, regaining some level of normalcy. We're paying her back in increments and everything is starting to fall back into place now, but it's still hard, you know? Remember, I'm only 21, I have two disabled parents, a Vietnam veteran who has been the best father I could ever ask for. We swear that he is half robot though, because he has had two broken knees, a broken neck and is a heart patient himself. He's the rock of the family though. :heart: rvmp My mother has lyme disease, chronic fatigue, a weak immune system, and fibromalygia. She had worked all of her life, having lost my grandmother at the age of 19, my grandfather being an alcoholic, and my uncle, her other brother making some horrible decisions. I gotta give it to her, she's so strong even though her body won't let her be physically strong. My uncle is a disabled Navy veteran, a hard worker for all of his life. It shocked me having seen them at their strongest and now at their weakest. I'm trying to do all I can, but sometimes I wonder if I'm strong enough. I've had grand mal seizures, brain bleeds and was born premature. No I'm not pitying myself, I am strong. But I have physical limits too, right?
This turned out to be more of a vent thing, but I just wanted you lovelies to be up to speed to what's happened so far to us and why I'm relatively quiet. I love each and every one of you. You are awesome, remember that.
Heart 3D
So what's going to happen now? We're trying to clean up the RV, make it homey and up to date. Me? I'm studying for my GED, making sure my family is happy and safe, working from the laptop, and this coming month, will be opening PenguinnxCrafts on Etsy and possibly RedBubble for business. I will be stocking up loom knit items, knit items, crochet items and more. So keep looking for that when I release it! I will be also re-vamping my blog, so I will be adding the link for that in the near future as well
Be patient with me, as I'm recovering from a bad case of stomach flu and dealing with severe acid reflux, I will be sending lovely notes, comments and such to each of you.
Links!!
-Check em out! No pressure, just positive vibes! Note me with any questions you may have, I always have time for questions!  Supernatural - Paranoid Dean
 Personal Facebook: www.facebook.com/cottonxcandyx…
Business Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/peloquinrewir…
~ I will be adding more links in the near future.
I love you all so much. Keep on going strong, I'm here for every one of you lovely people. Heart Dance - NaNo28 Fella Heart Kiss (Love) Heart 3D Heart free avatar 
For now,
Paula
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: the Science Channel
  • Watching: Computer screen
  • Eating: I'm really hungry.
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Scarves/Blankets
Royal Purple Scarf with Gold Bordering by Penguinnpita
My Blanket :D by Penguinnpita
A Slice of Cranberry Bacon by Penguinnpita
I can make any length scarf in any color. Two tone scarves as well! Scarves begin at $10 USD. Blankets are the same idea. Give me a color scheme and I can make it. Blankets start at $40 USD

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Paula ^.^
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I'm 20, I absolutely love literature. I won July's Camp Nanowrimo of 2014!
Anyways, I'm a very laid-back person, so don't be afraid to talk to me(:
I even crochet! (:
I'm also expanding my mediums to knitting, latch hook and cross stitch.
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AndreaMorrow Featured By Owner 41 minutes ago  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the favorite and the watch! Hug 
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Aqua-Blade Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!
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Thanks for the fave!
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missdusk Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav and the watch! :D
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PaperProductions Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch and taking the time to look through my gallery! <3
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kayanah Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the favorite and the watch! :D
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Thanks for the watch and the fav :)
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You're very welcome! \^^/&\^^/
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Thank you for the fav and watch!
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