Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lacking Inspiration

As if you haven't noticed, I have been a bit absent.  I mean, do I even have any readers anymore?!  It has been months!  I envisioned my time of unemployment (yes, still unemployed here!) to be a fantastic time of sewing and crafting.  That has unfortunately not been the case.  I have been lacking inspiration and motivation.  When the stars do align and I get some sewing in, I end up feeling guilty most of the time.  Shouldn't I be looking for more jobs?  Shouldn't I be cleaning more?  How can I do something so self-centered to enjoy this time of unemployment when __((anything else))___ should be done?

So, here's a little most about what I have been up to these past two months.  Besides cleaning and looking for jobs, of course.

I spent some time with my new niece.  Isn't she just the cutest?!  Ok, she may be scowling a bit in this photo and it's one of the only ones we have together, so you'll just have to trust me on this one.  She's adorable!

I visited a great friend in Colorado and enjoyed wonderful company and 70 degree temperatures when everyone else was freezing in Michigan. Yes!

Started drinking green smoothies.  Yum!

Planned to run a 10k but accidentally ran a 5k on Thanksgiving Day instead.  Don't ask.  But, look at that fabulous sparkle skirt I wore.  I was inspired by this wonderfully obnoxious skirts at Team Sparkle.  I couldn't bring myself to paying $30 for a skirt to wear over my running clothes, so I made one myself for approximately $7.  I am quite confident that the workmanship is much higher on the real sparkle skirts, but I figured I was running and it didn't matter if the ruffles were attached perfectly.

And then, most recently, I celebrated my wonderful husband's 31st birthday with a long weekend getaway to rural Ontario.  We rented a home right on Lake Erie and enjoyed relaxing by the fire overlooking the snowy lake.  Just beautiful.

What kind of birthday cake do you make for your husband who eats two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day?  A PB&J cake, of course!  :)

We may have built a snowman while it was blizzarding too.

So now that I have the dreaded catch up post over, maybe I'll keep you updated with some more sewing projects soon.  I actually HAVE finished a few quilts.