22 April 2006

Life is going on..



Well, I am back. I am excited to be back on the computer. I was banned from the computer during healing time...sometimes a break is good. I am feeling much better, thank you for all of your kind thoughts and prayers. It is so nice to be able to breathe through my nose. Ah, the simple things in life! I have lots to catch up on, it is nice to be able to stay awake during the day..the whole day. I was feeling a bit like a granny, needing an afternoon siesta to make it through the day!

Easter was nice. Caden has been aptly spoiled. But, his birthday is just around the corner, so more spoiling will be in order. He only has four more weeks of preschool. He is growing up so fast. He has made so many friends in the new neighborhood. There are a lot of little boys in the new neighborhood, really a nice mix. Everyone gets along really well, that is all we can ask for.

Spring has sprung here. We are discovering what plants we have here to work with, and also adding to the list of things to be done. The pool has been our biggest stepping stone. We cannot find any local companies to come out and kinda explain what goes where. Paul got it up and running, it is a balmy 42 degrees or so. Nice to look at and scoop leaves out of, that is about all the enjoyment we have gotten out of it yet.

I received my Amazon Japan order quite quickly. I am planning on making a spring purse like this:


or



I was really inspired by this also:



so many great patterns. Next, I would like to find a cute skirt pattern, for summer. By the time the purse is done, it will likely be fall ;) I am discovering that I have lofty ideas, but execution isn't so grand. I think I have crafting ADD! On the ceramic front, I have a lot of things ready to be fired in the kiln, but am waiting for Paul to help with the first firing, I am sorta afraid of hot things, and the kiln would qualify as quite hot! I am working on buttons and pendants mostly.

That is it for now, I better get going and work on some house stuff, I am so behind!

1 comment:

bekka said...

nice orchid. do you raise them? i'd like to get into that. 2 weekeneds ago we went to biltmore house in asheville, nc (a vanderbilt home). they have awesome gardens, but their floral arrangeents are out of this world, just the most glorius things ever... i've been to BH many times, so the flowers interested me more than the other interiors. anyway, in one of the rooms they had a four orfive level tierd stand that contained at least three dozen different orchid plants. it was roped off, so i couldn't go near. how dreadful.

and... i have japan envy. those books you got look super. i've really wanted to get into that whole japanese craft book thing but haven't taken the plunge. i love the aesthetic. is it difficult? are the instructions in japanese?