Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's almost the weekend!!!

I'm so excited!  Tomorrow is Friday, and for my birthday, we're going to the beach!  It's been a little while since I've been to the beach.  I can't wait to go.  I love the beach!  The smell of the ocean, the sound of the crashing waves, the sand, and yes, even the sound of the seagulls.  It'll be fun to go.  My mom is booking the trip, which I wasn't expecting her to do at all.  I can't wait to go.  Taking my crochet with me, we'll take a few dvd's with us since they have DVD players in the rooms now so you don't have to rent one from the office anymore.  It's even supposed to be nice this weekend.  Definately have to pack warm clothes though.  My mom also gave me her old camera so I'll be able to take lots of awesome pictures to post as well!!  (Insert squeels of joy here)  We'll come back sunday to so we'll be able to do lots.  I'm hoping that we'll be able to find some sand dollars on the beach while we're there.  Just have to make sure we get up early to go and look. :)

Is it Friday yet??

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So far, so good!

Well, everything is so far so good!  My mom will be here tomorrow and I can't wait!  Haven't seen her since christmas and I'm really looking forward to it!  The house is pretty much clean, just need to finish the dishes.  Not that worried about the outside.  It looks ok, I know she won't be happy with it, but we've done our best. 
This week has been pretty good to.  Not to bad at work, not to bad at home.  The thing that makes everything the best though, I now have 7 days off!!!  My birthday is saturday and my mom will be here to celebrate it with me.  I'm so glad she's gonna be here for my birthday!  She hasn't spent a birthday with me since she moved to California 8 years ago. 
The Ami I'm working on is coming along just fine!  I'm almost all done wtih her.  I've got one leg left and then the 2 soles of the feet, then the body is done.  then I just have to figure out how I'm gonna dress her.  I have somewhat of an idea, but I'm not sure, so I have to play around with it a little bit.  I only have til next wedensday, then I have to send her and her pet dragon out.  the dragon is pretty much done.  I needed to take a break from him.  He just needs his hands, the other wing, horns and the brow ridges.  All that stuff will be pretty quick and easy.  The body was the hard part, and that's all done!  I can't wait to send them to my swap partner.  I hope she likes them.  I know I do.
And that's the cliff-notes version of the week so far.  Now it's time to go and wathc LOST!  It's so exciting!  Can't wait to see what happens this week!!

Hope everyone had a great Tuesday!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Take your child to work day!!!

Well, today was take your child to work day.  It was actually a lot of fun seeing everyone with their kids.  Not to many people were allowed to bring their kids because it's a hospital and certain areas with children in them would violate HIPAA guidlines.  Fortunately, I work in an area where we are allowed to have children in the work area.  So I got the ok from my boss, and she was allowed to come.  Unfortunately it was only for half the day.  One of my other bosses was nice enough to pick her up from school today and bring her to work with him.  I have some of the best bosses ever!!!  I'm so grateful that he did that!  And she was thrilled to come.  She said it was fun and exciteing getting picked up by someone that wasn't me or her grandma.  And on the way in, she talked his ear off the WHOLE time!  He said she never stopped talking. 
So when she got there, she came and said hi, and I gave her my name badge so she could have some lunch and charge it to my account.  When she was done, we had to find someone for her to shadow because unfortunately she couldn't be with me at the grill.  Kids weren't allowed to be in food production areas.  She was so excited to be there and so eaget to help!  I wish she was that eager when it came time to clean her room!  She got to clean carts, put some supplies away, help with the dishes and wipe down tables.  She was really anxious to get to the dishes.  She had so much fun doing the dishes last time she was there, that's all she wanted to do this time.  My baby!  She's so cute!!!
Of course everyone there was in love with her!  I mean how can you not be!!  She's so bubbley and talkative and sweet!  She's polite and curteous.  I know I'm bragging here, but she's the child every parent wants!!!  I've had people compliment me so much on how well behaved she is.  I truely am the luckiest mother alive to have such a wonderful child!  I wish every day could be bring your child to work day!  We had such a fantastic day together. 
After work, we went and saw my uncle who was there after having a  heart attack on saturday.  He was glad to see us.  It was good to see that he was donig pretty good.  He had the nasty chest scar and a nasty scar on his arm, but otherwise he seems to be faring good.  He looked good.  And for the first time in my life, I saw him without a beard!  I have never seen my Uncle without a full face of facial hair.  It was kinda wierd.  So I took a picture!  Had to have the proof.
Then after seeing the uncle, we went to dinner.  One of our favorite new places, Cafe Yumm.  They have this AWESOME sauce that they put on all their dishes, and it's fantastic!  Then after dinner, we went to Target to get a movie to watch at home.  We picked up Fern Gully and Avatar.  We choose Fern Gully.  I love that movie, it's so cute.  I mean, who doesn't love a story about fairies living in the rain forest?  I think next week we'll watch Avatar.
It was a very good day today.  I love being able to spend quality time with my daughter.  I love the bonding most though.  What more could a girl ask for?  A beautiful, sun-shiney day and a beautiful daughter to spend it wtih!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!  Hope everyone had as great a day as I did!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 2 of blogging :D

Another fun day of doing nothing!! :)  Ok, that's not ENTIRELY true.  I did work on one of my craft projects.  I'm making a little Amigurumi cat from a Japanese crochet book.  It's  hard 'casue I can't read the directions, I just have a chart to go by.  I can read the chart ok, and that's not the problem.  The problem is the changing of colors.  So far, mine looks nothing like the pictures in the book, and I'm not sure how to go about the color change.  I'm still experimenting and it doesn't look TO bad, but I want to hurry and finish it as I have a lot of other projects that need finishing so I can mail them off.  I'm doing like 4 craft swaps right now.  An Avatar: The last airbender swap, Magic yarn ball swap, an Amigurumi swap, and a twilight Eclipse swap.  I need to finish the Avatar and MYB swaps first so I can send them out at the end of the month.  Amigurumi is ending May 5th, and I haven't finished yet.  At least the twilight swap isn't due until june.  I'm almost ready to send the Avatar one.  I need to make a shirt for my partner.  I'll have to post pictures of it here when I'm done.  the MYB swap isn't to hard, I've pretty much got all the little crafged items done for it, I just need to get a few other things for it so I can send it.  I'm almost done with the Amigurumi's to.  But I thought I had more time to finish them.  I didn't realize they were due so soon!!  I need to get crackin!
But this is the LAST time I take on 5 swaps at a time.  Gonna try and limit it to no more than 3.  Dividing my attention between that many swaps makes my crafts suffer a little bit, and I feel I don't do as good of a job as I could.  I hate being rushed.  Of course, with all the stupid things I do on the damn computer, it's no wonder I have no time.

Well, thanks for reading!!  Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

YAY!!! I made a blog!!

WOOT!!  I made my very own blog!  Now all I have to do is remember to update and blog.  This should be fun.  Plus this will be a good way for me to share pictures and events with far away family.  I can't wait to start blogging.
It is my goal to blog about projects I make, frustrations of everyday life, and just the plain and simple joy of living.  I hope to share LOADS of pictures here to.  Pictures are awesome, and hopefully I'll be able to post some of the crochet patterns that I create to.  Obvoiusly not all of them, because some of them I want to try to sell on Etsy.  But I have a pear that I made that I would like to post the pattern to and see what people think about my pattern writting abilities.

And now I think I have my blogger blog all set up.  There's a lot to work with here.  Not to confusing since I'm pretty new to it.  But please, leave me a message and let me know what you think of the page.  Anythink I should change, or something I could add to make it better, etc.

Thanks for reading!

And hope everyone had a happy Monday!!