Thursday, February 28, 2008


this was one of the toughest weeks of my life - and it's not even over yet (please let tomorrow be easy!) job changes: am i running from this job, or am i going to the new one? what is keeping me here? what am i giving up? what am i gaining? sigh. all questions i couldn't answer on my own, and that no one could help me answer either. in the long run i think i made the right decision, but boy am i exhausted.
my 5 year plan is still intact, but it would have been slightly helped by making a different decision, but the slightly wasn't enough to sway me. what i'm passionate about is design and technology. this would have been more technical, but still documenting up the bum... which is still not my forte.
settle on a decision and don't look back.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


i had a great weekend thanks to my girlfriends coming to visit me, despite the cold weather and overall iciness around the state of iowa. we went shopping for 9 hours yesterday - we are in fact marathon shoppers. screw the chicago marathon, we know right where its at - des moines. hah. we did have lots of laughs and good times despite the frigid weather.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


yeah i know i whine alot about winter, but seriously, EVERY WEEK there is more snow. i don't like it, and i don't appreciate it. if it ruins my week next week i will be irate.
on the plus side, we met with our tax advisor and she's helping me get my business off the ground so that the irs will be happy to have me as a small business owner.
last night the hubby and i celebrated valentines day, it was nice to have all the phones turned off and able to fall asleep on the couch at about 8:30. you would think i was at least 60 - i'm not.
and from my checklist a couple posts ago, i have finished all of it - whoop whoop. and now i have a newer, longer list. awesome.

Friday, February 15, 2008


i just finished this wallet for my first official customer on etsy, and i think it is definitely one of the best ones i have made so far. I hope she likes it!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


my husband's grandpa is in the hospital... again. i hate to watch him suffer like he is, but no one is ready to see him go either. such is life i suppose. but it does make me wonder about marriage and the impact it can have on life. his grandparents will have been married almost 60 years soon. their lives would have been exponentially different had they not gotten married, or of they had gotten divorced... i can't even imagine. when the hubby and i were leaving the hospital i was very somber pondering this concept. i can't even fathom getting divorced, ever. but i know it happens more often than anyone would really like to think. how does a couple get there? how do people get sick and old by themselves?

right now is when i wish i had my own personal yoga instructor to help me de-stress my life. that or a buddha monk.

Thursday, February 7, 2008



i made the home page for my first website design project, now i have to decipher his other requirements to make sure it all flows together.

agenda for tonight and this weekend:
build 4-5 more pages
sew all the baby blankets i have orders for
sew the wallet for my friend
make kathi's birthday present

sigh... good thing my husband knows i love him regardless of how much attention i send his way.


Reasons I'm sick of winter:
1. wet pant legs
2. dry skin
3. itchy scalp
4. wearing a winter coat
5. static
6. short days
7. the lack of green things outside
8. snow ruining my weekend plans - more than once.

me and mother nature are seriously going to have duke this out soon if she doesn't knock it off. 8" of snow yesterday is a bit much for anyone. it's not like i live in minnesota.