Monday, May 29, 2006

Moving out of Rutland!

I'm so sorry about my abscence again, but a lot is going on. I can finally tell my secret. We are moving! After a long battle we are out of here. Things have been going crazy again and it is almost overwith. Hopefully I will get into a routine soon enough. Happy Summer! Even if it isn't yet, it sure feels like it. I am sweating buckets here. I hope everyone is doing well! Take care for now!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Stress, Storms, Success, and Sewing!

Oh my! I have been absent again. What can I say? Things have been crazy busy. A big change is coming with our lives, but I can't really say just yet in case the wrong people are tuned into this blog. You never know who is listening. Family and close friends know already, so don't think I am keeping any major secrets from you. I thought I'd write anyway to let whoever reads this know that I am still alive.

I have been feeling a little bit better, but still battling with the allergies. I have been using Patanol for my eyes, Rhinocort for my nose, and Claritin for everything else. It has been REALLY bad this year so far. There is green pollen dust EVERYWHERE!
It feels like it has been raining for a week now. I have heard that people in the New England are having trouble with flooding, but it is just rain, gloom, and doom here.
Despite the allergies and rain, there is one thing that I really love about this time of the year...LILACS! As much as I hate this apartment where we live, there is a beautiful lilac bush in the parking lot. I picked some last week and they smelled lovely.


The first Farmer's Market of the year was this past Saturday. It rained for much of the night before and we were almost doubtful that we would participate. However, it had stopped raining that morning and at 7:30 A.M. we decided to do it. My sister came down to help out and as we finished unpacking her car, we realized that Mom had forgotten to pack the tent. As soon as we finished setting up the tables it started to sprinkle. It didn't look very good. We called Mom and she drove 45+ minutes to bring it to us. What a good Mom she is! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were protected and then it didn't rain again until well after the market was overwith for the day! We had a very successful day considering the crappy weather. I did twice as well as the same weekend last year, which was my very first market ever. People were looking for Mother's Day presents. Everyone is so nice and so enthusiastic. We made a new friend who recently moved here from California. She was selling some unique burritos, chips, salsa, and guacamole. I have been busy working on several craft projects for the market. I made two different types of necklaces, which took some work but exceeded my expectations.

I haven't been to any garage sales yet this year, but last week I went to the Open Door Mission and found this cool retro sewing box thing. I can see some old lady having this set up in her living room next to her recliner. It is in perfect condition. Although we all agreed that it is pretty darn ugly, it is still kind of cool. To make the deal even sweeter, it was filled with all of these vintage sewing supplies.



Friday, May 05, 2006

You take the good, you take the bad...

Sorry about my absence. Sometimes if you have nothing good to say, you shouldn't say anything at all. Right? Things have recently been crappy, busy, and stressful. Eric and I have both been sick with colds for two weeks now. I was at the doctors office two weeks ago with pink-eye and now it looks like I will have to wear my glasses for an extended period of time as I have some allergies in my eyes that need to clear up. Yuck. Eric ended up in the hospital on Saturday night due to an abscess in his throat which needed to be drained. He was released on Sunday, which was earlier than they had initially thought. He is doing a lot better now.
I have not been doing very good in the area of searching for a job. I spent quite a bit of yesterday filling out job applications. Blah. Things could always be worse though.
Speaking of which, A month or so ago I found out that my ex-boss, Missy, was very ill with lung cancer. She found out she had it the week that she closed her business. She passed away on April 19th. I had no idea until a few days after when one of my friends emailed me about it. I am still shocked!
The Farmer's Market in Rutland begins this Saturday. If the weather is crappy we will wait until next weekend. It might end up being fine. I have gotten a lot of crafts made, but not as many as I would have liked. Today I tried making a bracelet out of zippers. Not bad. Maybe the next will come out a bit better.

The last time I wrote I mentioned that I had some crafts for sale at Bernier's Vermont Shop. Since then they have closed their doors due to a lack of business. They started out good but it has been slow over the past few months and the rent for the building was just too high. They are going to open a shop soon at their home. They are hoping to be successful there as it is near two bed and breakfasts and on the way to the Chittenden Dam which is a popular swimming and recreation spot for locals.
Just recently I inherited my Mom's 2000 Camry and I am enjoying it immensely. Which reminds me to mention the new Toyota Yaris. I first saw these cars while visiting Montreal this winter. They are just the cutest little cars, and extremely fuel efficient. The starting price is $10,950 for the most very basic. They are now for sale in the United States and if I had money, I would definitely buy one!

My mom and sister finally adopted a new kitten. It is a boy. Any ideas for names?