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Friday, March 04, 2011

Random Friday, life gets in the way

I love this picture SO MUCH.

Random Thoughts:
  • First, an announcement of sorts- I am taking a little break from the blog. I still plan to do Random Friday, so not a total break. I'll still read your blogs, as much as I do now. I'll probably expand the "What I Read this Week" part to be smallish reviews, unless a book knocks my socks off. I'm hoping to be back to normal by mid-April. We have the move coming up, I have more hours at work, and I'll have my nephew part-time soon. The blog needs more love than I can give it. The biggest downside is that I'll miss your comments in my inbox, so stop by and say hi sometimes, ok?
  • Do you IM? Feel free to say hello any time on gmail chat (under my name, not bookslistslife) or MSN Messenger as bookslistslife at hotmail dot com. If I can't chat I won't reply, so no worries about interrupting. Now that I'm home all the time I need more grownup chat.
  • We have all been sick this week. The bad news, I'm still sick. The good news? Let's say I can't remember the last time my clothes fit so well.  Seriously guys, like years. This morning I'm faking being better- I got up and showered and got dressed. I'm loading up on coffee and oj and I'm about to eat some breakfast.
  • We still don't have a house to move into and we have to move in one month.  HAVE to move. We have a lead, pray it pans out.
  • We had on offer on our house this week, but it was so low that we couldn't reach an agreement.  We really need to sell it, but losing $23,500 on the deal isn't really in the cards. Please note: we are NOT upside down on the house, the bid was THAT low.
  • My new job is going really well. I haven't managed to post about it so here's the bare bones- I'm doing some freelance work for a company that does mobile aps. It is entry-level, so in a lot of ways insanely tedious, but it pays well and I can do it in spurts through the day. I get enough hours that I can stay home with the kids, and the job is flexible enough that I can do it after bedtime or whenever. It is perfect. I am still learning the ins and outs of freelance work, tracking time and invoicing and all that, but it's cool.
  • Seven months ago, when I was pregnant and working at the credit union, I never would have imagined this life. It is nearly perfect. (Will be, once we get settled in a long term house and sell ours!)
What I Read This Week:
  • Faefever: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning.  Still loving this series.
  • Driven to Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery by Karen E. Olson. Finished this one and thought it was better than the last one. Brett isn't doing completely stupid things. Love Jeff to pieces, but am worried about a Stephanie Plum-esque triangle with Jeff and Bixby. Will definitely continue with the series.
  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. Picked this up at the library because it was there and started it while feeling sick. I almost didn't continue wit it because it was just so outlandish at the beginning. Persevered (mainly cause I was trapped in the bathroom with it) and will finish it up to see what happens. I also picked up The Realm of Possibility at the same time, we'll see if I read it as well.
Shop Update:
In addition to putting the blog on modified hiatus, I am doing the same with the shop. I will still be working on custom orders and will still take sales through the shop. I just am not making new items to add at this time. It's too discouraging to add things that don't sell and have them sit in my office looking at me.  For the time being, any sewing will be for myself and as gifts, and by request. If you have a request, by all means, let me know! I'm just not making any more needle rolls or crayon rolls or whatever to have sit in inventory.

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    1. Ok, so I sent you a Gmail chat invite.

      You have to move in a month yet have no place to go? How stressful, but I know something will come up. You will find this super fantastic place and everything will be perfect.

    2. I pray that things settle down for you soon, but I'm glad you've found the perfect job and that you're able to see something positive in being sick.

    3. I hope you feel better soon and get a new house figured out!

    4. I love it that you can feel life is perfect in the middle of such upheaval! Your spirit soars!

    5. Cute photo! Good luck with the move and the sickness, and enjoy your hiatus. I'm glad things are feeling positive even with the stress!

    6. Just like the perfect job fell into your lap, I'm praying for the perfect house to do the same...right after the perfect offer comes in on your house. Then you'll be able to breathe again!

    7. You have so much going on...I can't believe that you keep up with this blog as much as you do. I love the idea of working from sounds wonderful! Hopefully everything works out and you find a new place to live in soon. We'll still be here when you come back and hopefully your break will bring you back feeling refreshed :)

    8. Gorgeous photo! So sorry to hear you're not well :( And we'll miss you, but you have so much going on that I often wondered how you were updating as it is! Good luck!

    9. What DARLING children you have!


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