It has been too long! I apologize, life has been crazy busy. Between work where I have taken on another persons job and the school term in its last wk I am crazed. I have two papers to write this weekend. After this term I have 3 more to go and then I am done with my associates. I want to be an adoption and fostercare social worker.
There are a few more things I wanna mention. I have reached out into the crochet community this year. I found a local knitting and crochet group and have met with them twice now. I am so excited to be among fellow yarn lovers. I have not surrounded myself like that before. I look forward to the new conversations and friendships that I will be developing. Not to mention new skills I hope to pick up. I have also signed myself up for two swaps on Ravelry. I am still trying to figure out how Ravelry works. That has been an adventure. I finally just today figured out where my message box was other than when I have one and it tells me at the top of the screen...lol! I am so excited to make something for someone else and send it to them. My first swap person is located in the UK...yay! For her I have to make 6x6 squares. I made two already and hope to include a couple others and send it out soon! I have not found out about the second swap yet, hopefully any moment. My partner for this one could be overseas as well. The thought of this truly excites me. I look forward to the different treasures that she or he will be picking for me! I too cannot wait to send some goodies!
I have not been in the holiday spirit the past few years. As I have gotten older it has changed as I have not spent it with my family as they live in Oregon. I really think that children make the holiday. I am not yet a mom, one day. This year I get to spend Thanksgiving with my two nieces and two nephews. They were given a second chance by a wonderful family in Long Island and were adopted. The family has invited me as well as my boyfriend to spend that day with them. I am elated! So I have been christmas shopping and enjoying it. I love being so close to them, building a relationship with them and being able to see them whenever I am able to.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
It makes me smile and happy. I do not know why I waited to make myself a blanket. I think I was trying to fight the color urge. Ever since I was a little girl these colors have always drawn me in. I cannot wait until I can wrap myself up and be cozy warm. That makes my heart happy. I have nine more colors to go and then start it all over again. That should be plenty big enough.
This past saturday we got a snowstorm. I love not having to go anywhere and any reason to bake. I also go to use my awesome kitchenaid mixer that is also in my favorite color! It is so pretty I could just stare at it all day long. So I crocheted on saturday and made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies. They were super fantabulous!!!