December 31, 2010
After reflecting on 2010 this week, I am ready to bring in 2011!!!
2010 in review...high/low
January - Celebrated Z's 4th birthday, signed her up for school while saying come on K1...daycare is killing us
February - Had the best Valentine's Day on record (maybe this year will top last year...maybe. LOL)/Arguement with best friend of 15+ years (gone forever...so sad)
March - Can't remember...
April - Celebrated D's 32nd birthday, re-enrolled in school (Northeastern University)/Sent said bestfriend a very happy birthday text, had a bad car accident (while working),
May - Celebrated my 32nd birthday. Taught my sister to crochet (she ran out of yarn and never finished the project. Laid off from the job I loved
June - Watched J bid elementary school adieu (yup middle schooler now), mastered the Daisy Square (finally). Said good-bye to co-workers, wished bestfriend well on her wedding day (didn't attend)
July - Began my summer vacation, started walking, got some much needed rest, received word that I was hired for the Burke position.
August - More rest, walking, and relaxation. Traveled to Miami, FL with D for the first time. I had so much fun. (Just realized i never posted pics - sorry). Started work and made a couple of friends
September - School started for all of us (college, 6th grade, kindergarden), lots of PD for the new job. Celebrated sister's birthday. Realized I was totally out of my league at work, asked for assistance
October - Gave J a huge birthday party, noticed J is a very talented artist, did the Halloween custome thing (still hate it). Still uncomfortable at work
November - Celebrated Nana's birthday, Shopped the day after Thanksgiving (great deals!!!). Admitted to self that it was time to start looking for a new job
December - Counted down the days to Winter Break from work (yup I hate this job), baked like a crazy woman, attempted to make some handmade gifts. Failed at making handmade (project is still in progress)
With all that said...bring on the new year.
Happy New Year to you all!!!
December 18, 2010
I am not ready to post all the craftiness that has been completed just yet -- I will do that tomorrow, must organize photos and such.
For now I wanted to say hey to all of you my fellow bloggers. I've missed my hooks and yarn and man have we been reaquinted over the last two weeks.
I also asked Santa for knitting classes, hoping to add that skill to my belt in the coming year.
October 17, 2010
In September, everyone in my home had some sort of life change.
1. J started 6th grade
2. I started my new job and then my second quarter at NEU
3. Z started K1
As you can imagine, lots of schedule changes have occurred due to all the new beginnings. We are still working on all of them. LOL. J gets on his bus at 6:39 am, Z can arrive at school by 7:30 and I need to be at work by 8. Needless to say, mornings in my household are crazed. As a result of the crazed mornings, I began drinking lots more coffee (from a medium to a large) in the morning. While I love my new job, there has been a lot of stress related to it. A co-worker told me to get some tension tea because it really does work and guess what...he was right. I end most evening with a cup. School for me hasn't been too bad. I am still struggling with meeting deadlines for papers but all work is getting done. This quarter it's Intro to Liberal Studies and College Math 1001. I'm in school two nights a week. Not bad.
We celebrated J's 12th birthday earlier this month and can you believe he asked to have a party??? How could I say no? He hasn't had a party in 3/4 years. So a party he wants, a party he gets. The theme was Family Guy. Well at least those were the directions and cake. The party had nothing to do with it. He drew his own banner (4 characters) and chose who to invite. I was so stressed out and aggravated until I just let go and let him do what he wanted to do. All he needed me to do was cook and spend my money. Gotta love him. The party was great and he was happy at the end. That's all that mattered.
As for me and my crafting...it's been very slow. I just can't find the time to do anything. I started a few "quickie" projects and those also fell to the side. I wish I had some motivation to finish something. It's been cold already and people are requesting scarves and hats so maybe this week I will find the time to work on those things. BTW...Christmas most likely will be store brought this year. Sorry to anyone who was looking forward to something handmade. Unless Z makes it...it won't happen.
While I haven't had lots of time on my hands, I have made time to go out with my friends. I partied with my cousin for her 30th and I went to a Ghostface concert (I didn't meet Ghost but I did meet Sheek Louch from the LOX. Very exciting!!!)
Of course there aren't any pics of completed projects but I will update pics of the lil ones soon.
Keep crafting (or studying in my case)...
September 09, 2010
I've been eyeing this sweater for a long time but never got around to really making it. The first issue was the yarn and the cost to make it the correct size. Now that I know people have used Vanna's Choice, I'm on it. I am starting the project tomorrow!!! Finally something for me.
I will post about my summer off over the weekend.
June 17, 2010
June 02, 2010
May 21, 2010
1. Get up, thank God for another day
2. Make energy smoothie
3. Get the little ones off to school/summer camp
4. Go for a walk (near the water if it's too warm)
5. Eat a healthy breakfast
6. Crochet (while watching tv)
8. Start Dinner
9. Pick the lil ones up
10. Relax some more
Yup, that is the plan for now...LOL. I am considering taking a class or two during the summer quarter. We shall see.
On another note, I finished a quick blanket for a baby shower last Saturday. Came out nice for a quick project.
I have a bunch of stuff on hooks now, I will try to post those later today.
May 14, 2010
I'M A STUDENT (again)
I started school on April 12th at Northeastern University. My intended major is Liberal Arts. Why? Simply because I want to obtain knowledge in all areas to keep my options open. I enrolled in two classes, one is online (12 weeks) and the other was a blended format course (6 weeks). Now that I am wrapping up the 6 week course, I must say it was way easier than the other course. Lesson learned...I should take more blended short courses. I will post my grades at the close of the semester. Reminder...I need to register for a summer course or two.
MY FIRST STUDENT
While I was starting my classes, I also briefly played teacher...I taught my sister to crochet!!! WOW, what an accomplishment. One of her friends is expecting a little boy (he was born last week) and she wanted to make her a blanket. The blanket is granny squares (still not complete, but close). I have pictures, I will post later.
In an effort to get my crochet mojo back, I picked up a few crochet magazines, two aluminum hooks that were really hard to find (L and M), and some yarn (as if I needed more). I started a ripple afghan for a baby girl due at the end of the month. I became bored with that so I started a sweater for her. I hated the way the sweater was working up so I ripped it. I threw in the towel and put everything down. I carried the yarn and hooks with me everywhere and still no progress...
THE ACCIDENT AND WORK
On April 28th, I was out delivering packages to some of the schools and I had a car accident. Talk about an inconvenience. No car for about two days, shooting pains in my back -- HATED IT!!! Out of work for a couple of days, I decided to pull out some more yarn and figure out the Daisy Square pattern. Finally success, well after ripping it twice, but success none the less. Something good. When I returned to work on Tuesday, I received an email saying that the big boss needed to meet with me for 5 minutes on Wednesday. 5 minutes, really??? I already knew what that was about so here's how it went down.
Boss walks in my office, closes all the doors.
Boss: Hi TaWonia, you know why I'm here?
Boss: Has this ever happened to you before.
Boss: Have you ever been fired?
Boss: (look of shock on his face) I'm really sorry.
ME: No response (thinking...just give me the papers and get out)
Boss: Well, this has nothing to do with your performance. You keep the office going, not only going but moving in the right direction. This is strictly budgetary.
ME: (Yea okay) No response.
He pulls the papers out, tells me to sign here and then quickly goes through the package with me.
After he left my office, I walked over to a coworkers office. Cried, looked at the papers, and said oh well. After taking some time to talk to a few people, including my extremely wonderful boyfriend, I have decided to take a long vacation. I have been working since I was 14 years old, I deserve it. How will I survive? I trust that God will provide for me.
THE 5th GRADER
I still can't believe it...my son is a middle-schooler. The time sure has flown by. He's a little man now but I still run the show. LOL
In every sense of the word is doing great. She is growing like a weed and I can already tell she is going to be very tall. Doesn't mean anything. She was assigned to our number one school choice and is very excited to start school. (I am planning on working on some sweaters for her during my vacation). She has mastered writing her name. I will post a picture later.
Until next time...keep hooking.
PS - I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND. He is absolutely wonderful to me.
March 26, 2010
March 23, 2010