Tuesday, September 25, 2007

lately...

in list format of course...


  • i love ravelry. it is making it very difficult for me to stay committed to finishing this Pi shawl when i've discovered SO MANY patterns i want to try.

  • i'm trying to find balance in my life. (aren't we all?) with my new sewing job i've been overdoing it lately. i spent too much time working and too little time at home - knitting, cleaning, being. not kidding, usually 5 out of 7 nights a week we have social things going on so evenings aren't as restful as they used to be. so for now i'm going to try to stick to my 10 hours a week sewing, no more than that, even though it's so tempting to stay at the shop. it's really great to be in a place where creativity is encouraged and the people are so fun to be around. but i've been working almost 40 hours a week between the shop and the babysitting and i'm stretched thin. i have to remember how important my sanity is...

  • i'm starting weight watchers again - i'm excited and scared about it. paul is going to join with me which is almost the best part. i don't think his weight is necessarily a concern, but we both need to have healthier habits...and his partnership in this will make everything that much easier for me.

  • so is it just me or are we and all our friends growing up and becoming adults? one friend is getting his MFA at UNH and is teaching a class there and is spending his evenings grading papers...other friends are pursuing grad school and there's possibility of their moving clear across the country to do it...other friends (and me) are realizing that now is the time to really think about what we want to spend the rest of our lives doing...and then trying to figure out how to do it. i feel like i felt right before i graduated from high school. like i was on the verge of leaving my comfortable existence and moving on to something scary and exciting and determining and scary again. it's freaking me out.

  • i need to take pictures of my knitting for ravelry. i'm trying to decide if i want to try to enter some old projects & pictures or just current and future items.

  • paul and i are going with some friends camping this weekend in NH. wish me luck.

  • have to pee - which must mean it's time to stop writing.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

i got my ravelry invite this morning!!!!

see you all in a month :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ravelry

there are 2361 people ahead of me.
i'm gnashing my teeth and rending my garments here people...
(that's my biblical way of saying - i can't wait any longer!!!)

okay - i can wait - but i wish i didn't have to. :)

next day update: just checked the waiting list again - only 1411 people ahead of me - that's almost 1000 invites in one day! maybe in a couple days i'll get mine! (that would be so awesome on the weekend).

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

penelope, me, hannah

i really can't believe it - penelope is a whole year old now.
the birthday party was at our house on sunday, and it was crowded and loud and fun fun fun.

what a fantastic year with a wonderful little girl. she's constantly reminding me how great life is.

love you peanut.

Monday, September 3, 2007