Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Excuses for My Excuses

I know, I know - I haven't written in a while! But, let me tell ya that it's because of all the stuff I've been doing! I just haven't been able to get around to take as many photos as I'd like and write about it...

Tonight was not any better - I was planning to come home from work and write this post. Things didn't go as planned because I ended up locking myself out of the house!  Luckily I didn't have any place to be, and was putzing around town anyways getting some groceries and fabric for one of my classes, so I did get some great shots.

Here are some shots from my adventures while I was locked out of my place.
I already had some packages (top left). I took some views of my place from the outside (top right and bottom left).
Finally, I trekked to the local coffee shop for a bowl of soup and a little logic problem challenge on my kindle.
If this is being locked out I'll take it any day with this weather!

Moving forward, I've decided to give you an outline of what I've been doing and will soon be writing about. Here are some posts to look out for, and what I've been up to these past few weeks:

1. Sailing Lessons: Taking advantage of Convenient experiences!

I work in the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin Campus and we have accessibility to the Hoofer's Sailing Club. Since it's right here, and I now live within walking distance, I figure I'm obligated to take advantage and utilize the access to boats while I've got it! It's been quite eye-opening with all the terms and lingo that comes along with sailing, and I never thought about how much more aware of the wind you become when you think like a sailor...

2. Sewing Lessons: Following a pattern and in anticipation of getting an Etsy store going

Sewing is something I have been taught here-and-there, but never have been officially taught. So, I signed up to finally learn how to follow a pattern, and to make and design things like bags; something I've been wanting to learn since I've been carrying bags around!

Here is a sneak-peak at some of the fabrics that I chose!

3. Trip to San Antonio to visit my nephew Collin

My Brother asked me to visit right after his first child, Collin, was born. I jumped at the chance to not only get to see and hold him as a new-born, but also was thrilled to visit while they are currently stationed in San Antonio. The alternative would be Mississippi, which is a bit more of a hassle to get to, plus doesn't have much to see in the way of site-seeing. I also got to meet their dog, Lucy, who is such a great dog - it turned out to be the best time.

4. Cinco de Mayo in Chicago

This post has been oh hold mostly due to the fact that I keep forgetting to get the images from Chad from his camera! Technology is great - but it's still a bit trying at times!

5. Progression of my Patio and Herb Garden: Successes and Learning Experiences

The Patio is going along great! Even though I haven't been able to spend too much time attending to it, other than watering, I've come across a few things that I've learned and a few things I love that I'd like to share.

6. Bikes and my Love/Hate relationship

I own 2 bikes and live in what is now considered a very 'bike friendly' city.  One is amazing and perfect, but I don't like to ride much around town since I'm afraid of it getting stolen. The other is a piece of crap that really isn't good for any kind of riding other than getting beat into the ground! You think 2 bikes would be great, but I still have this feeling like I need to trade the lesser one for a more functional version. Plus, I'm learning how high-maintenance this hobby/sport can be! But so many people on the road seem to be perfectly happy with their bikes! I'm searching for that same feeling of cycling serenity...

7. Apartment Apocalypse

I have had a few unfortunate happenings in my apartment. They are finally under control, but stay tuned to find out all the drama.

8. Attic Angel Sale - Love them deals!

I'm going to this on Friday and am hoping to find some furniture that I can fix up!

Links to these posts soon to come, so please check back!
Thanks so much for reading :)

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