Oh, my goodness! It has officially been one year since I begrudgingly wrote my first blog! And what a year it has been. I was determined not to let this momentous occasion pass unnoticed, as the anniversary of my Etsy shop did a few weeks ago... Though we have been a bit estranged lately, the ol' blog is still very near and dear to my heart, as are all of my friends in the blogosphere! I have not quite lived up to my expectations with the blog or the shop, but I am pretty damn impressed with myself for trying! I suppose I should say hooray for my half-assiversary!!!
I have been so busy in my long absence! Let's see, there was the rock'n roll tour (which was not so great) and the subsequent struggle to catch up on both rest and work . (Sadly, I am still lagging far behind in both categories.) Then there was a lovely visit from my cousins Kristina & Bradlee (all the way from Paris and New Haven)--my very first house guests! And another equally lovely visit from Andy's family. They traveled all the way from Denver to (finally) meet my family and help us build this:
My first porch!!! Building a porch was incredibly hard work, but it was so worth it! (Andy's parents deserve at least 99% of the credit...) Now we just have to get rid of the horrendous blue trim... It's funny, I hated--no, abhorred--that blue paint when we bought the house, but now I've grown a bit attached to it. I still haven't made up my mind about the green color we chose for the porch. Paint is so deceptive! I'm trying not to agonize too much over the decision, but I just don't want to be that one house on the street that makes people stop and wonder, "What on earth were they thinking?"
I have spent the last few days nursing poor Junebug, who got into a pretty nasty fight over the weekend. She was a mess, with ears practically torn to pieces and one eye swollen shut... I had already accepted her future as a black patch-clad one-eyed cat, but the vet tells me she will be just fine. (Have you ever tried to put antibiotic ointment directly in a cat's eye?) I feel pretty certain the she was the instigator, and I cringe to think of what the other cat must look like! She seems to be recovering quite nicely and milking me for all the attention she can get...
One of the nice things about busy life is that there are generally plenty of things to look forward to... Such as my trip to New York in a couple of weeks to see The Color Purple on Broadway. This will be part of a whirlwind girl's weekend out courtesy of my (truly wonderful) mother-in-law. It is a life-long dream of hers, and I feel tremendously honored to be included! There is also talk of a work-sponsored trip to Paris in the somewhat near future, though nothing is definite yet. It would be a business trip, but still...I am keeping my fingers crossed!
And something else I am looking forward to... I managed to purchase one of Ashley G's bearded men from her upcoming show at Gallery Revisited. My absolute favorite was already sold out, but I am very much in love with this one, too:
Sigh... One of the worst side-effects of infrequent blogging is that I have too many things to say and so little time. I am hoping (rather desperately) that life will finally calm down after the summer so I can resume the creative life. For now my blog and I will have to settle with fair-weather friendship... I hope all the lovelies out there will stick with me as I try to make my way through another year of blogging!!! Happy Weekend!
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