Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I Have Five Minutes...

In five minutes, surely I can't write anything breath taking, astounding, or great... But, hey, I'm going to take five to write. I guess that John having his name on the mortgage of a house totally changes things. He used to play fix it man at our old house - my first house - but he is like a tornado maniac in this house! He came home from work yesterday and 1) fixed the bars in our closet... They needed new bar holder things... 2) Fixed the board covers on the bath tub... 3) Fixed the sliding door in the second bath... and cooked dinner... all by 8:30 p.m. when I came home from Loops! Amazing I tell ya!

I sat on the couch after a long day of work and knit a few rows :-) If I could only get my sewing mojo to mimic his fix it mojo we'd be in good shape! There's always the weekend, right?

Monday, October 26, 2009

We've Only Just Begun

This past Friday John and I closed on our house. We were able to have our furniture moved on Thursday so as soon as we finished up paper work I was able to head over and start unpacking boxes. Overwhelming. Let. Me. Tell. You. The front two rooms were completely packed full! I believe we likely unloaded 75% of the boxes this weekend - so it was filled with both excitement and exhaustion.

The past year has been filled with so much activity I cannot help but to reflect. In one month we will celebrate our one year anniversary. A huge milestone, no doubt - people who say the first year is the most difficult are right on point! We have sold a house (closing is this week), purchased our first home together. We are losing one job - and in that are able to put in perspective the things that are important to us.

I hope that everyone is well - and enjoying life! More to come later...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Strike A Pose

When I hear the phrase strike a pose, I instantly think of Vogue! Well, my friends, RoseKnits made the pages of what's new in knitting in the Vogue Knitting Holiday edition! This is following an earlier release of the Knit Simple Holiday edition where RoseKnits made the Knits and That section!

Press, in itself, is exciting. Press from people you don't know, double exciting. Press in a nationally published knitting magazine by people you don't know: priceless! It is a great honor and I am humbled by their recognition! The people at the magazine are super nice and encouraging and I will be forever grateful for the kudos.

In one short month RoseKnits will become my full-time gig so all of the feelings of excitement and nervousness are definitely there! Please stay tuned because something tells me this adventure is just getting started.

I've added some new Market Totes to the shop ~ you should check them out if you get a chance!

Monday, October 5, 2009

When the Hustle and Bustle Doesn't End, Then What?

I often find myself saying... "When I'm not so busy..." and "After this happens..." and various other word combinations that express the same meaning of, "when life slows down..." but I'm still secretly still waiting for life to slow down and last time I checked it hasn't. And it doesn't seem it is going to any time soon. I yearn for the Saturday where I don't have to get dressed, get in the car to go somewhere, and where showering is optional.

This is good and bad - just depends on how you look at it, I suppose. When John and I were busy, busy, busy keeping the house cleaning, doing showings, etc. I thought once it sold it'd be different. Well, folks, it sold and we have been packin' all weekend. I wake up in the middle of the night and start day dreaming about the new house and all of the painting, etc. and realize that certainly by the end of the year, it's not going to slow. We're headed back to NYC early November and we'll be spending a week in Detroit over the Christmas holiday. What happens when life doesn't slow down? How do we keep up? And why on earth do we make it so busy? Boredom, today, is not allowed. There seems to be no value in being bored.

Although I threaten to never work again, the idea of not having a 'work' to go to is so scary to me, I've got at least ten things lined up 'just in case...' So, maybe you can help me...

What are your tricks and tactics to simply take time to smell the roses?