Since I'm making your bloglines update, I may as well write something. I've started getting a lot of spam. I don't want to go to word verification yet so I'm just switching to no anonymous comments. I don't really get anonymous ones anyway so it shouldn't make much difference. Hopefully this will do away with those annoying "hello, i didn't quite find what i was looking for" comments. I wonder who it is that clicks on those...someone must, right?
I didn't get much done yesterday. I had a house full of teenagers...a few besides ours. There was lots of laughing and goofing off and man, can they wolf down the food. They played guitar and sang and played video games and arm wrestled and made me laugh too loudly. :)
Nick helped me yesterday and I was finally able to listen to a podcast from Craft Sanity. If you ever get a chance to listen to that, I recommend it. I was particularly interested in hearing Alicia Paulson from Posie Gets Cosy. It's a great blog and a very interesting interview. Alicia is great about sharing what worked for her in getting her craft business going. She's really creative and everything she touches turns into something beautiful.
I listened to part of an inteview with Leah Kramer at Craftster which is the place that got me started down this whole craft road. I was doing research for an article and just happened to hit on Craftster which led me to craft blogs and it has changed my life in significant ways. I am so much happier now. Crafting just fills up some place in my heart and head. I am so grateful to have found the craft blog community (and flickr..oh my..I'm a flickr addict these days).
It was when I taught myself knitting and crochet (thanks to a few wonderful websites) that I was able to stop smoking! Yay! It was 7 months ago yesterday that I have been without even so much as a drag off of a cigarette. I cannot even tell you how my life has improved because of that but I can sing so much better, walk without getting winded, go out without wondering if my hair stinks or my clothes, I'm saving money and I'm not embarrassed. I was very embarrassed about smoking. I only started a few years ago and it just wasn't me. The best thing about not smoking....Tim quit. He had smoked since he was 15...he's 53 now and he's not smoked for several months now. I'm so proud of him! I know it was a lot harder for him than for me. He still wants a cigarette every day. I don't.
Hmmm what other personal goodies can I disclose? lol I guess that's about it. Today is date day. I wasn't sure we'd go. Tim hurt his back lifting some patients this past weekend. But he says that he can endure pain for food. Yeah. My kind of guy. I'm hoping to get some more baby shoes to paint. Emily painted a pair. I need to get those pics up for you to see. She did a great job.
I ruined one pair. They were cute but not quite right and I tried to sand off the paint and repaint them...this does not work. I'm determined that the paint will come off one way or another but I will say, I feel good that the paint stays on so well. Even without the sealant on them, that paint was there to stay!
Well, I can't believe you read this whole thing. I appreciate it and I'll try to do a real post with pictures later. :)
Have a good day. You know... I feel like I have that group of girlfriends I always wished for but could never find. You're such a supportive group of ladies and there's never any cattiness (is that correctly spelled? Never wrote that before. lol Catty ness?). I hope you know how much I enjoy this blogging relationship we've formed.
Ok...getting sappy now. See ya later.