Goofy, yes. Just like the other twenty-four years preceding this one.
I have actually been DOING things, not just writing about them. I have made curtains for our laundry closet AND the kitchen window. I have felted sweaters from the thrift store, and I have made the most lovely lavender scented salt scrub for the bath. I just haven't told the internet about all this. Again, oops.
My most recent project is a continuing work in progress. For quite some time I've been collecting bits of fabric from the clearance bins at Hobby Lobby and cute pillowcases on clearance at Target to make...something. Well, my friends, that something is going to be a quilt. Here's where I am with the thing:
Yeah, wish me luck with THAT mess. I had to move everything in my living room around just to plan the thing, and now it is all neatly stacked away waiting to be stitched together. (And by "neatly stacked away", I mean in a lopsided stack, folded in half, tucked in a bag that is still sitting in the living room. More "oops".) The dogs are as blissed out as ever, the Lady nestled beside Jay in the recliner and the Buddykin sprawled out in my favorite chair. (I told you I was lucky.)
One of my goals for the new year is to write on this thing more, even if no one reads it and it merely serves as a record of life in the Birmingham apartment. At the very least, kids, I'm going to put links to some of my favorite blogs on here. You get TWO today, simply because I don't know which friend to point you to first.
Will is a buddy first from undergrad that I got to know even better while in law school. He has lost half of himself over the past year, and he's one of the smartest, most entertaining people I've had the pleasure to know. He's the brain and the body behind Duct Tape Wedding Ring, and you can find him here.
I met Elizabeth at something I refer to as "nerd camp" the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. We bonded over a mutual love of Harry Potter and reconnected when we both took Italian in college. I love her blog because you can really hear her voice in her posts and her recipes are awesome. I look forward to her near daily posts, as they could be about bread-making or finding a job as a librarian in a tough economy. You can find her here.
That's all for now, but I'll try to be back soon. Happy New Year!