At the beginning of this year I promised to blog more. Etsy less, blog more.
Well that was a joke. I thought that it would be easier to blog instead of take sewing orders because I can blog in my free time and without a set deadline. The key words here would be ‘free time’ — I don’t have near enough. I actually thought that the first of the year would bring a reduction in work for me in my day job (no, blogging isn’t making me millions of dollars like the Pioneer Woman) I need the day job to support my fabric, spice, pattern, home decor-buying habits but was sort of looking forward to a little less of a committment to something that isn’t really my passion. (I do corporate communications…not very inspiring at the moment.) Anyhow, I didn’t decrease in workload, my Etsy shop got so popular I pissed a bunch of people off by being late with orders and I managed to be blessed with another grandchild, more work, and just a lot of LIFE.
Here I am promising to do better. Promising to keep up the blog and be a better Suzy-Homemaker. I need a deadline.
As an icebreaker, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve been up to while not blogging.
After our family vacation to Palm Springs where my grandchildren got to finally meet my Mom…
And their Aunt Nancy (my younger sister)
Here we are in our homemade family vacation commemorative t-shirts; a fun project that I highly recommend. I had purchased a Yudu for Mister to use for his hot rod shop t-shirts and he was kind enough to let me design a vacation logo and print up shirts for us all.
I was nervous about having little ones around the boat but it turns out they love it so much there’s never a battle about shoes or life jackets just a lot of happy (and sleeping) faces.
Everyone got to do what they love.
Bailey had endless bubbles…
Brody had hours of gazing in wonderment at every leaf on the tree and bird in the sky…
My son and daughter-in-law wakeboarded, went fishing and celebrated their anniversary…
Grandma skied (no pictures though since self portraiture and waterskiing don’t go well) and drove my boat everywhere possible.
Grandpa even got to go to a car show with all of us in tow (wearing our Speedshop t-shirts and doing our best to be company marketeers)
Even some not-so patient waiting for the wind to die down so we could go out on the boat again
So along with the regular everyday living stuff, this is what’s been going on around here.
Peace-out for now (couldn’t resist)