Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Excuse my absence, I've acquired this thing called a life.
I love writing. I love writing this blog.
I also love my daughter. And my husband. And spending time with both of them. And reading, and playing World of Warcraft (have I mentioned this before? Yes, I am one of those people), and I love doing crafts...you get the picture. With my new job, writing has been pushed to the end of the line.
It's not going to be like this forever. This is something that I enjoy, so I'm going to do my darnedest to keep up with writing in it twice a week. And I'm going to look for more opportunities to use the word "darnedest" because it's a great word, dagnabbit.
Forgive me, recently my vocabulary has been kidnapped by the early 1900's. I used the phrase "nosy parker" earlier this week and my coworker convinced me that I must have made it up.
I love my job. I believe in keeping a buffer between my work life and the internet so I'm not going to go into much detail, but I'm working with a nonprofit organization as an event planner and individual giving portfolio manager. It's challenging, interesting, and I'm given both responsibility and resources to do the job right. I adore it so far.
Batman passed the bar and is now officially a lawyer. I'm so proud, I knew he could do it! Of course, now he has to get a job...
We're still living with my folks. We were planning on moving out right away until we took a close look at our finances and realized that we could either a) move out right away, and live paycheck to paycheck when our student loans kicked in or b) wait to move until Batman gets a job, save up a ton of money and pay off some of our debts in the meantime.
So we've decided to be fiscally responsible. I know that my parents are ready to have their space back and we're definitely ready to have ours, but I think we made the right choice.
I've started quilting. I seem to have craft ADD. I've abandoned my knitting mid-scarf, the light is too bad in my parent's house to cross-stitch, and my mood/the weather have not aligned so that I can paint the toy box...so I'm attempting to make a baby quilt instead. My aunt runs a big yearly quilt show in Louisiana. She collects quilts to donate to babies in the neonatal unit so I thought that this may be good first quilt project. I would love for someone like her to actually teach me how to quilt, but I'm making do for now learning from a book.
That's about it. I love my family. I love my work. I love my friends.
Life is good.
Posted by Beth C. at 5:40 PM