Monday, July 18, 2011

What I've been up to

Wow, last year I was on here all the time and now...not so much LOL. So much has happened and so much has stayed the same. Chase finished Kindergarten and will be going to Grade 1 this year in September, I can't wait for that just for the reduced childcare costs (finally!). He just lost his second tooth, which reminds me that the tooth fairy needs to stop by his room on her way to bed... Rayna is still growing like a weed and talking more and more each day, she's so beautiful sometimes it just astounds me that she came from me. She's so cute and I'm loving how her personality is starting to show through. She's quite stubborn and opinionated at times, which I don't love but she probably gets that from me too. Work has been going well, my dept is under new management now and we'll be getting a new system (AGAIN!) in October, or at least that's the plan. There's been lots of changes, lots of staff turnover but things are going well and I'm happy there. We are going on our holidays next weekend too! Going to sunshiney Kelowna BC for a week to visit friends, we'll be camping in the mountains this weekend and next to break up the ride for the kids, which I think will be spectacular. I can't wait!! SO excited. Our weather here has been the shits as of late, we've had rain for two weeks straight and lots of nearby areas are flooded. It's so depressing! And then next month I'm also taking a week to go to....(insert drum roll here....) FOOOOORRRKSSS!! WOOO! Yup, a friend of mine asked me a while ago if I wanted to go on a road trip to Forks Washington (the setting for my all time favorite book Twilight) and I said yes so in August I'll be doing that. Had to get my passport but I did finally and I'm totally good to go! So happy that I actually get holidays this year, as usually we just go camping and stay close to home so this will be a welcome change. I also haven't been scrap booking as much as usual, I miss it and do want to get back to it but just haven't been finding the time. I've come to realize there is only so many hours in a day and I really have to work at deciding what I want to do with that time, especially those precious hours that are left to me after work and supper and the kids and all those pesky "life" tasks that get in the way of what I really want to be doing! Here is a sneak peak at what I have been doing (besides reading):

This one is based on the blanket I saw here, but I'm using the pattern I found here. The one on Attic 24's page just wasn't working for me, I don't know why. But the one I'm using is working fantastic and looks the same.

And this one is totally based on the blanket I saw here and she did a tutorial (which I found after I bought the discontinued pattern book on ebay!!) and the tutorial is here. SO super easy and I love it! I'm excited about the colors and can't wait to see how it will turn out! First time using cotton for an afghan too instead of the normal acrylic. Ahhh, the beginnings of something warm and cozy... :)
So I will leave you with that for now, I'm sure it's going to be a busy week of packing the camper and getting things ready to go for the weekend. And judging from my posting history this year I probably won't post again until sometime in at least September!! I really need to see if I can update my blog from my phone, as I hardly ever go on the computer anymore other than to watch old episodes of Fringe online, or to download a new kit!! LOL. Take care, happy crafting and I'll try to update soon :)

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Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!