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Holy FOs Batman!

So anyone wondering how in the world I am about to post days in a row? Sure I know everyone in their mother is curious, HA!

Did I quit my job?

Nope!

Did I become violently ill and on medical leave, or possibly lapsed more in to insanity had to take a mental health leave?

Nope again!

Did I have PLH I had to take with pay or lose them?

YES, baby thats it!

Gawd, I love mini-vacations! 5 days of decluttering and creating and crap and stuff!

Okay, I only have like 2 full days left but hello……………..I have FOs!

Seven pairs of earrings, one necklace thus far!

Oh AND I totally made my first matchbox, decorated and everything. I must admit although I think it’s cute I don’t get them. Oh well, I can at least say I’ve made one. I guess thats an accomplishment! YEAH me!!!!

Pictures to follow tomorrow, check ’em out on Flickr!

So if we do this wishlist blog, what shall be it’s name?

Off to lay about like a large well fed lizard, except I ain’t scale-y and only the ex calls me cold blooded.

Be well y’all!

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Okay, so I’ve been MIA……With good reason I promise. WORK, WORK…..and WORK!

I’ve got to give a shout out to my secret pals…..now that SP11 is coming to an end I find I am getting more comfortable doing the pal thing. My secret to me pal always e-mails or leaves comments. And she sends the bestest packages. My not secret to me pal is equally as awesome. She’s warm and friendly. She’s been very patient as I try and figure out how secret palling actually works. Not that I’m a slacker pal but I wasn’t real sure how friendly to be, that’s so not the right word friendly, hmmmm. But my previous experience on a well known crochet forum was horrid. I emailed weekly, sent e-cards several times a week, sent rocking packages and cards and little to no response. And that being my only taste of Sp-ing, thought I must be doing something wrong, especially when I was publicly criticized by she who shall remain un-named for not trying to connect more, HELLO! Anywho sour grapes, sorry! But the point is I think I am getting into the spirit of Sp now that the end is drawing near and hope I am allowed to participate again. Robyn my hostess has been a great handholder as well. If I lacked blog post, all my days meld into one, ahem, she’d e-mail and remind me to post more. For a newbie to Sp it was nice to be so monitored. Anyone thinking about trying SP, should at least once.

I was very productive yesterday, I got several packages mailed off. One for my fat quarter swap, one for my swap-bot towel swap, one to Swapna, and other little thingies. All of you peeps on the India mail watch, Swapna did in fact get her first test package from me to her new address. So pkg two has been sent. Hoping #1 wasn’t a fluke.

I have loads of pictures to share but will have to feed them into post over several days. But I do have some linkage for you!

My fam and our friend Carole spent a fabu day at Worldfest 2007. Granted it could totally be bigger, but it will grow. We had a blast. We met all sorts of unique people, learned about cultures and was free to ask questions to the different countries reps. One of the booths we hang out at the most was India. Emily and I have decided she and I must have been residence of India in a past life. Stop laughing, for reals!

We ate some pakora. YUMMY! Ours had soft cheese and green onions. And there was this fabulous dipping sauce. I could taste pepper and cumin. Emily and Amy also got henna dyed hands. Mehendi is the correct term, I think. You can see an article here, sitting at the table is Em, Amy is standing in the background as is The Old Man and thats the back of Carole’s blonde head. We were leaving when Emily heard Indian music start from a stage somewhere away from where we were and she sprinted off like a cheetah, the words streaming from her as she ran was “Hurry Mama, move faster.” Then she was gone. We later joked that we’ve never seen her move so fast and perhaps we should purchase Indian Cds to get her moving. I did catch up and we watched and clapped for an hour or more. Got a ton of pictures. Will share, sparingly later.

We also saw a beautiful presentation of Capoeria. Oh my goodness! Wonderful! I could get down with that I think. Okay, wishful thinking but still….. Also have pictures of this. Gotta upload them before I can post them.

Alrighty then, I am off to work.

Be well y’all!

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Today I SHOULD be doing stuff. Yet, here I sit doing very little. Tried to do some shopping online but my Secret Pals wishlish thingy is down and I’ll be darned if I can remember what was on there. OY! I did begin a hobo-ish bag I hope to use tomorrow. Very cute if I say so meself.  I will take pics but not sure how I will post them. ‘member the pc/camera debacle?

Yesterday, Amy and I had an awesome day. We had a lunch date with a new friend. Amy was born with a birth defect which causes a moderate to severe physical disability. Anywho,  being a teen, which in itself can suck, but being a teen with a physical disability can suck major-ly.  So our new friend J is 30ish, has the same birth defect and is a make-up artist, stylist and artist married to a soon -to-be Doctor. She and Ames talked at length about their lives and some of the medical complication and things that suck and things that are awesome. (Ames has the myelomeningocele version, as does J.)

Revealing today aren’t I?

Over on Flickr I got the info on my new swap buddy for the Fat Quarter Swap Group. Going shopping for her this weekend.

One more thing about SP11…. I enjoy reading my pals blog, I enjoy her e-mails…..who knew this was so fun????

I really should go crochet or finish sewing my bag………..

Be well y’all!!!!

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Fat Quarters for me!

So I belong to a fat quarter swap group over on Flickr. I received a loverly package with pretty pink fabrics.

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Love them!

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