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Monday, January 11, 2010

monday, monday

first of all, don't forget to enter my pink & green giveaway. i want to help keep YOU organized in 2010 so click here to enter, okay?


it's been a while since i last posted, huh?

i've been around. here, there. well, mostly here. here being at home. the unemployment saga drags on, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. of course, the obvious light at the end of the tunnel would not only be a job*, but to have my unemployment hearing side in my favor. yes, folks, i'm battling for unemployment benefits. at the end of this month, i'll find out if i, indeed, qualify or not. waiting a month & a half for money sucks...and that's all i'll say about that.

the kids are back in school. adam's back to work. i'm back to crafting things, dreaming about things, wishing about things & wondering about things. it's all good, though.

i really do think i'm serious about opening an etsy shop. i don't know where to begin. i don't know what i should peddle {sounds so much cooler than saying sell}. well, i do, but it's such a random smattering of things - reverse-applique shirts, glass ornaments, ribbon topiaries & wreaths. nevertheless, i've got dreams. i've got plans. i'm just not ready to put it all on the internet yet...or am i??

i've been creating lots of things. things i owe you pictures of {tomorrow, i promise, but i'll link you to my twitpics for now}. i painted four wineglasses {the glasses were upside down because they were still wet & not heat set}. this one is mine and i lve it. if you haven't guessed, i hang out with some w{h}iners. i made my momma a cone-shaped breast cancer awareness topiary. i have yet to completely finish it {i.e., set it in the pot} but i'll do that either tonight or tomorrow. i also made my friend, maria, a lovely purple topiary for the desk she'll have at her new job. and, this afternoon, i finished this heart-shaped wreath for my front door. i've definitely been busy.

i've got lots & lots on my plate this week - mostly deep cleaning & organizing our home {oh, and bathroom} - but thank goodness for some fun with friends. on wednesday morning, i'm having coffee with her & her. and, on friday night, i'm getting together with her {again!}, her & her for some mexican food. yum! we've all met up before and, let me tell ya, i'm gonna be in good company as they are three fabulous women. saturday night, i'll be crafting again - painting more wine glasses - with friends & family.

so, there's my week. it's gonna be a busy one. don't worry, i'll be a bit more faithful with the blogging. i've got a bunch of kidlet-related shenanigans to report. trust me.

have a great week, y'all!

* so, about that light at the end of the tunnel i referred to as a j to the o to the b. i've been offered one. it's part-time {with potential to go full-time}. it's kinda-sorta for a company i'd love to work for {all i'm gonna say is that the company i would be working for...if i accept the for a wholly-owned subsidiary of that really big company that's getting ready to move it's headquarters from california to northern virginia}. i've got lots to think about because monday the 18th could potentially be my first day back to work. i'm thankful. very thankful.

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Blogger Classy Fab Sarah said...

Umm... yay on the job front!! That's so exciting!! I have no clue what company you're talking about seeing as how I really need to start reading the Wall Street Journal more (not gonna happen!) - but still - YAY!!

Jan 11, 2010, 5:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Anne Gruen said...

Congratulations on the part time job! ... If you decide to take it. I've gotten a couple of jobs that way. It's a good way to see if everything fits.

Jan 11, 2010, 6:01:00 PM  
Blogger Cas said...

Ok, the breast cancer topiary is amazing. If you posted that I'd have to try and order one of those for Melissa since her mom too battled breast cancer, she won the battle but lost war, so breast cancer research is pretty important to us and October is a pink month at our house. If you set up a site you'll have to let us know so we can start buying from you! And congrats on the job offer! I'm sure you'll post and let us know what you decide.

Jan 11, 2010, 6:45:00 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

I think you should take he part time job. It would give you income plus you would still have time for crafts or to strat your Etsey shop(which by the way I think you should) glasses & your topiaries are to die the cute shirts you make....girl, you are sittin on a gold mine and don't even realize it!!!!!

Jan 11, 2010, 6:58:00 PM  
Blogger C in VA said...

Etsy has been such a fun hobby for me. I think it would be a great outlet for you! I am by no means an expert, but I've been on for almost a year and could answer any questions if you decide to do it.
I LOVE the wine glasses!

Jan 11, 2010, 7:34:00 PM  
Blogger BroncoMom said...

I would like to encourage you to do the Etsy shop.
Your ideas are cute.
Love the heart wreath and if you want to know, I would buy one of those.....

Jan 11, 2010, 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger Summer {Bisfor...} said...

you are one busy lady! so fun to meet up with other bloggers. i missed lis when she was in nyc. i felt bad. :(

i adore you, my michelle!

Jan 11, 2010, 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

You are doing an awesome job. I love Etsy and my shop has really picked up over the last few months!!! Good luck on the part time job. xoxo

Jan 11, 2010, 8:11:00 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

Wow, your projects are freaking awesome! How did you do them (all of them!?!?) The wreath especially! And congrats on the job, that is awesome girl! Do it!

Jan 11, 2010, 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger Brittany Ann said...

Congrats on the job, and seriously, peddle it all! I think that's what's so great about etsy. You can post a whole smattering of stuff and sell it! You've got a customer in me!

Jan 11, 2010, 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

yay for the job thing. If you worked part time you could do etsy too, really seriously. I think it is a great idea! good luck with your decision!

Jan 12, 2010, 1:03:00 AM  
Blogger Classy in Philadelphia said...

Okay, so first off. Please open that Etsy shop. I really want a wine glass. They are lovely! I think you could do really well and I don't think it's a problem if it's a random smattering of stuff. I think that makes it even cooler.

Second, yay for the job! I hope you decide to take it and love it :)

Third, Where In The World Wednesday tomorrow! I hope I see you :)

Jan 12, 2010, 1:03:00 PM  
Blogger Novelista Barista said...

congrats to you !!!! :) :)

Jan 12, 2010, 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

I’m thinking of you and hoping that everything works out with the unemployment hearing. That must not be something that is particularly fun to deal with. I think you should definitely open an Etsy shop and sell whatever you love to make, even if it is different things.

You have been busy! I absolutely love the painted wine glasses. I have the supplies to do this, I just need to make the time. The purple topiary is also really pretty.

Have fun handing out with the girls!

P.S. That is great news on the job front :)

Jan 13, 2010, 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Oh, how I wish I were as crafty as you! Love the wineglasses.

I am addicted to Etsy. Seriously.

Jan 13, 2010, 9:27:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Fingers crossed about the job!

Jan 16, 2010, 6:31:00 PM  

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