May 21, 2010

I Now Know...

Since I received my layoff notice, I have been asked a few hundred times, "what are you going to do?" Honestly, I didn't know, until sometime last week when I decided to take the summer off... Here's the plan (for now)...

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)
7. Relax
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


A quick pic of two of the new books and the two hooks.

More pics to come...

It's Been Awhile...

Since my last post. A lot has happened since then (some good, some bad). Even if I don't post, I still visit the blogs that I follow and I must say everyone is doing great work. As for me, I have multiple projects going on and I returned to school (mostly why I haven't posted). So here's the update...

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.

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...

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?
ME: Yes.
Boss: Has this ever happened to you before.
ME: No
Boss: Have you ever been fired?
ME: No
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.

I still can't believe 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.