Tuesday, April 10, 2007

get up and go tuesday!

well, it's tuesday and Easter has come and gone
in a flurry of snowflakes, freezing rain and wind.

we were stormed in for saturday and sunday,
so the downside is we missed easter-at-my-parents
but the upside is everyone did,
so next sunday will be our second easter!

the kids were happy with what they got
(webkinz and tamagotchis abound)
the downside is when they talked to their friends,
their friends said, "that's all you got?"

i know it is a good opportunity to talk about
commercialism and family differences and
standards and politeness
but it is still hard to hear.

other upsides and downsides:

-watched babel...am not sure that i liked it really...was
thoroughly irritated with the ending
-made a pair of socks, although they are simple and
really just a knit tube to put your feet in :)
-spend some time drawing and was pleased with the outcome
-finally let go of a commitment that had been weighing
me down and even though i am kind of sad to let it go,
i am happy to be free of the detailed planning
-a friend saw my pumpkin hat and booties and asked me
to make her a pair to buy so that she could give them as a
baby shower gift...yay!

oh...and my blog turned TWO on the seventh....hard
to beleive that i have been doing this for two years...
and that i still love doing it...i think if i hadn't have
found the creative/crafty/artsy/poet/photo-taking/writerly
side of blogging, i would have lost interest....
but everyday, i come to the computer and am amazed
at what people can do, can achieve, can dream up
and pull into focus...of what people can give and share
and support....and i appreciate anyone that reads,
and my thanks and hugs to anyone who has been
coming back...i don't do it only for the comments,
but boy, they sure are a huge bonus!!!


deirdre said...

Happy second birthday! I'm glad to have found this amazing community too - what a gift it is. Your creativity always inspires me to make time for something I haven't tried yet. Thank you.

Deb R said...

Happy Second Blogiversary! :-)

acumamakiki said...

Happy 2nd blogiversary! I love the pumpkin hat and booties and thank you for the shout out, much appreciated. (=

Webkinz and tamagachis....isn't it amazing that this is all the rage whereever you live? At least you can find them.....

daisies said...

Happy second birthday :)

i felt the same way about babel and i had such high expectations, sigh ...

yah for the pumpkin hat and booties!!

sigh about the 'that's all you got?' ~ that is hard to hear, i know ..

now i'm off to check out your linkage :)

Bridget said...

Happy cozy easter interrupted and blog anniversary too. You make me smile every post. I'm in awe of your knit tubes, my crochet tubes are wonky and bizarre so I envy you turning out something that people will actually wear!

Hugs XO

Toni said...

Happy Happy Happy Second Anniversary!!!! Sorry it's been awhile since I left a comment, life has been a little hectic around here lately.... Glad you had a nice Easter weekend,

Big Hugs,
Love Toni