Friday, April 24, 2009


The photo above is one of many piles of trees remaining around the hood left over from the March snow storm we had here in Athens. It is hard to believe that a little over a month ago we had 18 inches of snow. Today we had a high of 90.

This week I made the decision to apply for to the Rolfing Institute for January courses. I also spent an hour on the phone with the woman from Urban Spaces in NYC and things sound promising that I will be a vendor at this years Holiday Market in Union Square. This means I will be a New Yorker for a month. It will be a good taste of the city and enable me to see if I really would like to be back in a city someday. It is all very exciting!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ICE ice baby...

Today I recieved my acceptance email from ICE in Atlanta. This will be my first large market and I am very excited. This is one of the largest markets in the south and host some of the most well known artist throughout the south. It is going to be two days of hard work and lots of fun!

On other news, I am back at boot camp! My first class was yesterday and it was the most fun (and once again, hard work) that I have had in MONTHS! It is so good to be back.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Days at the Pool

Faith opened her pool this past weekend and it is finally warm enough to join her and the girls for a day at the pool. I am excited to meet up with her new daughter-in-law, b/c I have some left over swimsuit from last summer I can't wait to see her in. Only a young sassy Latino can pull these off. RED HOT!

Last night was entertaining, but I should know better. I am just not a 'show' girl anymore. Late nights and drinking are just not my game. Next time I will just say 'no'.

Still waiting on the application for the Union Square Holiday Market in NYC, but I have been sewing my ass off. In hopes of getting excepted. Soon I will have to take a break and start photographing the 60 bags I will have made.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Tonight Janine and I have plans to attend Wilco.

I have to miss my opening day at boot camp because of the show, but I will make up for it Friday. I am so excited to return and it breaks my heart that I have to miss today. I will make up for it! You can count on that. -wink

I am back at sewing and it is going to be crazy. I have so much work to do, but all fun work.

I have also decided to seriously concider applying to the Rolfing Institute in Boulder .

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Saturdays

Yesterday I spent the entire day outside working in the yard and planting for spring, while Brian worked on our new deck. Even though I set myself back from on the healing front, it was worth every moment. The sun and hard work in the outdoors raised my spirits and set me on the path towards happiness.

Tomorrow I rejoin my friends at Boot Camp. I feel like the first day I ever joined...scared and nervous. You would think I would have grown out of that. I hate to see how far I have been set back in boot camp, but it will be good for me to get back in the game. It is worse then starting over, this is like starting in the red. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Canadian

Tonight is the viewing for Jay's mother. I have decided to stay back home and head to Atlanta for the funeral tomorrow. I think it best to leave the boys alone, so they can really focus on supporting Jay through this hard time.

I figure I can sew a few more bags tonight. I am starting to get excited about applying for the NYC Holiday Market. I really think I will get in, but I keep telling myself not to get my hopes up. It will be a huge disappointment if I don't, but I will find other markets to apply for.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Uneaten Dinners...

Thursday was one of the rainiest days yet. I spent it running around town and cleaning the house. Brian and I had plans to make salmon for dinner. I love being in the kitchen with him. What a wonderful meal we created!! What a shame it didn't get eaten. After plating the food we found out that Jay's mother found out she has a week left and so I packed up a bag for Brian and he headed to Atlanta.

At this point I am so full of anger that I feel as if I am going to I got on the phone and asked Lee to come to Athens to baby set me tonight. We are ordering pizza and playing Wii.

While writing this I recieved a call from Brian saying that Jay's mother isn't going to make it through the day. I think it is time to put up the computer and cry.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dog Walks

These are a couple of the cuties I visit on my daily walks around the hood. As you can tell they are both vicious. I fear that the little whitie or as I like to call him, Honkey Dog, is going to be hitting the road this summer. I see the RV being packed up and prepped for traveling. He will be missed this summer.

We had our first meeting for next years empty bowl. It is great to get a start on things early, b/c we are really going to stir things up next year. I am once again in charge of the art auction and organization of the art opening/show. Oh, by the way the last auction went smashingly! We raised more then last year! GIDDY UP!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Showers

I was unable to walk today, due to rain. For some reason I am going through a big anger stage in my recovery and think I will spend the day in bed to avoid any challenges with others.