Monday, March 23, 2015

Another Baby Shower Blanket For the Books

I haven't had a crochet post in forever + day. This is the first project I've finished since I moved (in December) and I'm quite pleased with it.  

Grrrreeen baby blanket for my pal Ashby:

Too bad you can't reach into your screen and feel this blankie - it's SOOOOOO soft! 

This ended up going over really well and mom and dad to be loved it!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm

“The Chicago winter is harsh. But every now and then God blesses us with a thirty-or forty-degree day to remind us that misery comes and goes.” 


How true is that?

Keep reading or no?

Have you/will you read this book?


Monday, March 16, 2015


I've been really slacking on the blogging front - reading, writing, even thinking about my blog (or anyone else's).  There are just not enough hours in the day! I sometimes wish I worked a desk job where I could sneak in times to read an write posts - buuut I don't. And after driving around 8 hours of each day, by the time I get home I'm too tired to post.

Since it's been about a month since my last post ... here's what I've been up to:

:::Planning Ashby's baby shower. It's coming up this weekend and I THINK I have everything ready. I still need to pick up balloons and decorations and I HOPE what I ordered on Etsy arrives on time (or I'm screwed)

:::Took Stitch to a new vet closer to my house. The Doctor had SO much energy - almost hard to follow but I liked her and she loved Stitch. She was impressed with how good he looks for being 14 years old and for being a diabetic the past 3 years. I'm apparently a "good" pet owner.

:::Still working on my hexagon blanket. I'll be happy when it's finished! It's taking such a long time - but I guess perfection doesn't happen over night :)

:::Speaking of crochet - I think this year I'm going to make a couple blankets and donate to Project Linus in Baltimore, MD. I wish there was a chapter in my county - I'd prefer to donate there but at least I plan on donating something to somebody.

:::A couple weeks ago I went to VA beach for my annual regional meeting and to my surprise (and delight) I won an individual award for selling the most mobile ads. As a team - team DC won about 7 awards for having a great year in 2014.

:::I've started running again. I'm terribly slow and highly embarrassed. I'm no where the runner I use to be. Guess I have A LOT of work ahead of me if I want to get close to where I was. 

Lots of other gems going on - hopefully I'll be better posting over the next few weeks - but we shall see.

What's going on with you?