Saturday, April 28, 2012

Adventures in procrastination

I have 3 huge projects due for UNO... in 3 days. HUGE projects. Final grade depends on the projects, projects.... so what do I do???


Which turned into this...

A cute little gift, that my wonderful God Mother asked me to make. "No Rush" she said, "I don't need it soon." And of course, since I have soooo much work to do for school, it makes perfect sense that I make the blanket right away and put off doing my projects...

Everybody does that right????

Just me???

Oh, ok...


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Where I want to be....

Shortly after I wrote the last post, an opportunity was presented to me. An opportunity that, on paper, sounds great  (more money, better hours, doing what I went to school for...) but would take me away from where I am now.

I struggled with admitting I didn't want the opportunity.  Am I crazy?!?!? I could do this new opportunity in my sleep. But the fact remains that I am happy where I am. I have no desire to leave for more money, better hours or anything else they could throw at me.

Still, I felt guilty for not wanting to consider it. Then, while reading one of my favorite blogs, Quiltish by Allisa Jacobs, I ran across this...

Photo credit Love Sugar

I took it as a sign.....

Friday, April 20, 2012

What I do....

This is one of the things that I do... Along with being a teacher, I am also the atlethic trainer for the school. Here I am attempting to make an injured athlete smile...

Football was by far my busiest season. In every game someone got hurt. There were old injuries to contend with as well as trying to prevent new ones. Players not only got hurt at games but also at practice. It's a crazy, tiring season.

But we're not in football season, we're in baseball season. During baseball season, I sit in the dugout, eat peanuts and cheer on the team. Mabye there's an abrasion or two, possibly a jammed finger. No concussions, no broken ankles or fingers, no dislocated shoulders. Not that those injuries can't happen... they most certainly can, but they're not typical with our team.

Today is a baseball game against a very tough team, and I'm sure our boys will give it their all. Hopefully no one gets hurt... and if they don't, I will enjoy sitting in the dugout, eating peanuts, cheering on the team.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where has the time gone???

It has been almost a year and a half since I last posted. That's crazy!!!

When I left you, it was almost Christmas 2010, and I had accepted a position as a high school math teacher. After accepting this position I realized that I could not keep up with sewing and teaching. Something had to give.

For a very long time I thought that creating things should be my career, and for a long time I tried to make that work. I was never satisfied though. There was always a hole; something missing.

I am pleased to say that I now feel as if I have landed where I need to be. I am teaching Sports Medicine at a fabulous high school and I am also the athletic trainer for the school. Of course, I still do personal training and may pick up a Pilates class during the summer. I am beyond busy, but I love my job, I love my students and I can not imagine anything else I would rather be doing. But..... where does this leave sewing??? I still sew, but only for family and friends. Maybe one day I will open the shop up again, but for now it will remain closed.

My life has evolved and I hoping the blog will too. I am planning to post more about my life, things I make, stuff I do around the house... It will probably be super boring to everyone but my mom, but it's worth a shot.

Here goes nothing...