Happy Friday, everybody!
I'm afraid I'm not facing this particular Friday with the kind of pep I usually have. I'm still sick - and it's been almost 2 weeks. I am really tired of being sick. I'm not as sick, but still enough to be prevented from normal activity levels. I feel like I'm behind on everything. This bout of illness has made me really really grateful for having a husband who provides enough for us that I don't have to work outside the home. As much as I sometimes struggle with being 'just' a housewife - not even a mom - I really am so grateful to be able to have this time to build a home-based source of income without having to worry about the finances. We might not be able to save up for a home as quickly as I would like, but that's ok. The work I'm doing now will pave the way for me being able to stay at home if/when we have kids. That's worth delaying the purchase of a home, in my book.
Speaking of books! I had the pleasure of working with fellow Company Girl Cari on a book she's now published. And girls, it is AWESOME. Cari has such great insight on the topic of friendship, and it was such a pleasure to work with her...She has a real heart for women's ministry and I'm so happy to have learned about her work. Cari posted an excerpt from the book here - please have a look and leave your thoughts in a comment. You can buy a copy of the book here. I would really encourage you to do so - it's really really good. And I'm not just saying that! There's nothing in it for me at this point!
And of course - if you are in the market for an affordable editor - might I suggest me? I do just about everything - including blogs. And I'm still running a special - mention why you hate Duke and I'll cut you a deal. Seriously!
I don't really have a whole lot to report - I haven't been up to much in the past two weeks...including (excluding?) the Small Things - meaning, I haven't done many. My mom and her husband came and went - and I was an invalid for the majority of their time here. We did make a nice trip up to Boulder before they left. I found a mirror in the art coop that I fell in love with immediately (too bad it's $770) and some prints by Karla Gudeon that were so wonderful I was afraid to look at their price tags. We had some good times at the Redstone Meadery (mead, like what they drank in the middle ages - it's like wine but made with honeyed water instead of grape juice) and at the Celestial Seasonings factory (if it could be called a factory). I discovered that I like mead a lot more than I like wine (I don't really like wine that much), and I love the African teas that Celestial makes. In fact, I'm drinking their pomegranate rooibus tea right now. YUM.
I finished those two socks I was working on weeks ago, but I haven't managed to send them to their new owner yet, so I can't post pictures. I worked on a shawl but I drastically underestimated the amount of yarn I had, so the shawl is 'hibernating' until I can afford to get about $50 worth of yarn (so...maybe this summer?) I made a funny neckwarmer with a mustache embroidered over the part that sits just below the nose - Brian hates it, but I think it's hilarious! If he sighs at it one more time, I might have to put it in my moribund Etsy shop. I'm currently working on some socks for me.
The Olympics start tonight! I love the Olympics and I especially love the opening ceremonies, with the torch and the parade of nations and all that, so I'm really looking forward to this evening. Does anybody remember the opening ceremonies from Torino - with that mob of people moving around in the shape of a skier? That was so fun. We'll see what Vancouver comes up with!
I hope you all have a great weekend and you aren't stuck with the sniffles like me!