Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

Sitting here trying to write an amusing readable blog is a pain.  Writing it wondering... does anyone really read this?  I really don't know.  I spend all this time trying to sound interesting and clever.  Writing well is hard.  I'm not a writer.  Shocker.

This week was hectic.  My big news?  I started a new job and so did my Sweetheart.  :)  A friend called me a couple weeks ago and told me about it for my Sweetheart knowing that times have been hard looking for jobs.  Well, the whole idea blew my mind so I threw my name in too, and within a few days we were hired and given a start date.  This past week has been a whirlwind.  I was so amped to start my new job, and it seemed like it would be a breeze.  It is too for the most part, but getting used to a new job is always hard for me at first.  I'm sure once a little time has passed the routine will flow just like the streams do.  :)

We went from 70s and 80s back in March, which was ridiculous, back to more normal spring temperatures,  40s, 50s, 60s.  The trees are all blossoming and budding.  My flowers are starting to pop up.  I've noticed that the local lilacs are blooming earlier this year.  I love spring.  It feels so crisp, and fresh.  Plus with all the little flowers, I've been out with my camera shooting some macro.  I've managed to get a few shots I'm pretty happy with.  :)

Johnny Jump Up

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Mini Updatey Type Post

Kinda fell off the map for a couple months there.  I had full intentions of blogging every week and talking about my awesome glass bead making adventures.  My last "class" was today.  Well, the actual last class was last week.  Today entailed picking up my last batch of beads, chatting with classmates, and making functioning jewelry from our beads.  It was nice to see everyone one last time.  Another session might be offered coming up in a month.  I'd LOVE to take it.  It will all depend on how the money is flowing.  Its not completely ruled out yet in my opinion.  :)

Work pretty much dominated my last few months.  Which is fine because there are bills to be paid.  Though its been so tight and tough even with all the extra time.  Just when you think you're stuck in a tight spot, the universe throws you a rope.  I was prepared to sit it out and wait in that hole.  Still, I'm thrilled to be able to climb out.
I was least expecting a big change like this.  I was hoping for a minor one.  I don't know what I did for the universe to look down on me and smile, but I'm feeling pretty lucky.  More about all this later as it develops.

Spring is here and we have been working in the yard trying to make a little haven in our corner of the world.  The big hedges in the yard have perked back up to life, some of our flowers from last year have started popping up, and so have the sweet lily of the valley.  My sweetheart has been working hard re-digging the trench the planter bricks sit in.  During the week we "planted" a ton of seeds.  I cant wait to see what starts to grow.  I just hope this last past frosty night is the last frosty night we have for a while.  Ive been shooting some of the little flowers that have been blooming around me with my macro lens.  Some have turned out and some haven't.  I suppose I should use my tripod.  Apparently my hand is not as steady as I thought.  :p

Other than that I've just been chugging along.  I think I'll leave it at this for tonight.  :)