Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oy Vey with the Puppies Already

Holy camole- this summer is going to go by in a blur. I was in AZ for a week- my sister-in-law just got married. It was great trip- absolutely beautiful wedding! However, the whole week was filled with social activities- a luncheon here, a dinner there, somewhere in there a wedding, oh, and more food sprinkled along the way. WHEW! If I didn't gain 5 pounds, I'll get checked for a tape worm. As the old adage goes, time does indeed fly when you're having fun- it would have been really nice if we could have spent some more time there with our family. I have great in-laws and we didn't get to spend much time alone with them. I also didn't get much crocheting done; however, I did finish 2 headbands- one for my sis and one for me.

Unfortunately, I won't get much crocheting completed in the next few weeks, either. I'm leaving again Sunday for Summer Camp with my church- I love being a camp counselor. I get to do all the camp stuff- ride horses, go swimming, play volleyball, etc., AND get to boss kids around! It's awesome. :) I'll be back for a week, with a day trip to LA thrown in the mix (seriously- I live on the east coast...I'm flying to LA in the morning, have a meeting at 3, then fly back that evening- YIPES!), then I'll be gone again on a mission trip for yet another week. It will be the middle of July by the time things start to get back to normal! (Yes, I did inform my new boss of these trips prior to beginning my job...they still wanted me to start ASAP, go fig.)

This lack of crocheting time is a little distressing for me....I received a commissioned order for a bag. I am loving this bag. I see it in my mind and cannot wait to bring it to life. I'm just awaiting the go-ahead with the order. I'm hoping it will come soon since they want it by a certain date and I know it'll take a while to complete. It'll be about a month before I can showcase it, but I'm really looking forward to it. :)

Also, for those of you who are awaiting my watermelon bag pattern, it'll be up on Saturday. These past 4 weeks have been so hectic for me- anniversary trip, mom in hospital, starting new job, wedding trip....I really am looking forward to the solace of my hooks and yarn. Especially since I have projects planned and can't wait to see them alive and well. :)

One good thing about the long flight to and from AZ....I got to read. WHOO HOO! My first love has always been books. Ever since I've been crocheting so hardcore this year (starting with the Mario Blanket), I've been neglecting my literary friends. I read Brisngr (any Eragon fans out there?) and I finally broke down and read Twilight. Umm....yeah....now I know why there is such a huge female following. Why the heck didn't I marry a vampire?? I guess I was in a fantasy mood this week. I just bought New Moon...I'm kinda hooked. It's strange- I actually felt guilty reading....like I was cheating on my hooks and yarn. Maybe I've been reading too much fantasy.....

Alright....back to my regularly scheduled life....whatever that may be.....

Friday, June 5, 2009

Crazy couple of weeks

Well, good things happened: my hubby and I had a blast on our anniversary trip- it sure was nice to get away for a few days. But, the day we got back we had a family medical emergency, so for those of you waiting for my Felted Watermelon Bag pattern, I'm sorry for the delay. Things are settling back down now, which is good. Also since we've returned, I filmed another commercial, which was fun. I also started a new job, which is good, too. I'm back in the Nutrition business- I guess all those years slaving away at my degrees should be put to good use. I think I'm too ADHD to have just one job, though. Nah...I'm not too ADHD, I focus just- what is this crap on my shirt??

If you've read my profile "about me" info, you've seen that I tend to like to do a lot of stuff. You know what I'd LOVE to do??? Have my own Martha Stewart type show. I could combine the Nutrition, the training/teaching, the cooking, the crafting/crochet, AND the entertainment sides of me. It'd be PERFECT! I'd be the younger, nicer Martha Stewart- without the jail time! Sweet- get ABC on the line, stat!

Just a short check-in....I have to finish- seriously, what is this crap??