I feel like a drum-roll is in order. This is my first post in over a year. There should be some sort of fanfare. At the very least an elephant parade. Or someone waving sparklers. Something. It's been one heckofa year.
You may or may not have noticed that I'm no longer listed as a SAHM in my profile. Well, that's because I now have a fab new full-time job as the Administrative Assistant at Lincoln Economic Development Authority. (That's a mouthful!) I love it! Zara started pre-school, so I needed something to fill my time and add to the family piggy bank. I feel like I'm helping to make my county a better place and maybe when Zara grows up she won't have to leave or have a giant commute in order to have a great job. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime, I've had to give up the cupcake business because, well, I'd like to see my family at some point. That was a hard decision for me to make, but ultimately it was the right one. Thank you to each and every one of my supporters! You're amazing and I love you. Even if I don't know you, I love you.
The crafting has slowed down. A lot. Now when I make something, it tends to be more meaningful for me. I spend more time thinking about the finished product and making sure it goes well the first time around. Conversely, I'm also more laid-back in my approach. Not saying I was a control freak before, but I was totally a control freak.
|Snuggle time! Photo by Sean|
We added a puppy to our family. His name is Chauncey and he's a Chipin (half Chihuahua, half miniature Pinscher). He's energetic, sweet as can be, a bit naughty, and he's mine. He claimed me. His jealousy is pretty darn funny. He gets along fairly well with our two cats, Berkeley and Caius. Berkeley puts him in his place. Caius just puts up with him. And then they all cuddle. Soooo sweet!
So, anyway, that's a tiny portion of what's been going on this year. You'll be hearing from me again soon. I promise! Seriously. No joke.