Thursday, July 30, 2009

Are Those Gloves? Or Heads? Hmmm....

This is what happens when the kids play in my fiber room while I'm photographing and listing yarn. I don't know how those dyeing gloves turned into heads. Silliness all around. :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Few Pictures from My Reunion Weekend in Bradenton

Please excuse the lack of blog posting lately. I've been busy as a bee.

Friends from the "old neighborhood".

Catching up at the Meet 'n Greet.

The view from our hotel room.

Us with my cousin Eric and his wife.


Me and my cuz.

Rose and I have been friends forever.

Sandy and I have also been friends for even longer ... since we were about 7 or 8 years old.

My brother doing what he does best ... and Brody right there with him.

At the pool with Grandma.

Houston was so excited to ride his bike in Grandma's neighborhood without training wheels. Never even fell down!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Florida Etsy Street Team Ads

The Florida Etsy Street Team (etsyFEST) is putting together a catalog. I was an ad angel and made an ad for two of my teammates. I am no graphic artist and all I had to work from was their etsy shops and a few pics in a photobucket account. I think they turned out okay though. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Endeavor Set to Launch ... again

Let's hope launch attempt #6 at 6:03 pm today is a go. We drove three hours to Titusville on Sunday for the boys to see a launch up close. Got scrubbed with about ten minutes to go due to weather. We had a great meal at our favorite restaurant though so it wasn't a total loss. MMMmmmmm.... rock shrimp! It was a nice little trip down memory lane as well. I sure do miss living down there.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

What Have I Been Up To?

The Tour de Fleece 2009! See the Rocket Yarn Blog for details. Here are a few pics to give you an idea...

Monday, July 06, 2009

Birthday Reflections

To me a birthday is much like the first day of the year. It is a time to reflect on life ... where you've been, where you are and where you are headed. It works out well for me that my birthday happens to fall smack dab in the middle of the year. It's also a time to celebrate life and all that you have ... friends, family, accomplishments, etc. Because if you don't celebrate your own life, nobody is going to do it for you.

I had a great birthday weekend. We spent Saturday on the river with family and had a really nice day. Nancy made me a really yummy birthday cake and everyone sung happy birthday to me. Sunday morning Brett made me a yummy veggie omelet. Then that afternoon I had my knitting group here in Lake City that I started back in October. It was a really great meeting. We had some guests from the Gainesville group and we even had a new member join us. Diane moved here two weeks ago and found us through Ravelry. (Yay Ravelry!) I even got birthday gifts! I was blown away by that ... totally unexpected. Really gave me the warm fuzzies. :) Starting this group is one of the best things I've done for myself since we moved to Lake City. It has brought all kinds of friendship and happiness into my life. Then Sunday evening we drove to Gainesville to meet up with our friends Andre and Stephanie and baby Simone at Chuck E. Cheese. Yep ... I went to Chuck E. Cheese for my birthday ... and you better bet I played some ski-ball!

I racked up quite a bit of birthday money this year too which is greatly appreciated. Apparently it was burning a hole in my pocket because I already spent it. I ordered a motor conversion kit for my drum carder along with a bunch of angelina and firestar to make some artsy batts with. Yay sparkles! :) I'm on an art yarn kick for the Tour de Fleece. If you want to know what i'm talking about ... go check out the Rocket Yarn Blog.