He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

April 13, 2009

When it rains...

And oh, my dear readers, has it ever been raining lately. Around these parts, April showers usually hold off until the last half of the month, but it's been storm after storm here for the last couple weeks. The title of this post actually alludes more to how busy I've been lately than to the weather, but it's appropriate either way.

As for what's been keeping me so busy that I haven't had time to blog, well, there's this, my latest attempt to be a free-spirited work-at-home entrepreneur. I've gotten a lot of work along these lines as I prepared to launch the web site. Sadly, none of it has been paid work, but it's making me feel like a productive member of society nonetheless, and it will all look great in my portfolio/resume.

Also, there was this:



Jackson's Blankie


What a terrible picture. My digital camera is, sadly, in the process of crapping out. At any rate, I finished this blanket a couple of weeks ago, and finally got around to blocking it this weekend. But first I had to build myself a blocking board, following instructions I found here. I'm pretty happy with the finished result, especially since I had to use yarns entirely from my stash. I'm not allowed to buy any new yarn until we start making money again. Boo.

Speaking of money, we also got our taxes done last week. Between the new HOPE education credit and our New Homebuyer's credit, we're sitting pretty this year, and it will still be a couple more months before I have to start panicking about finding a job. Hopefully in that time I can round up some regular clients for the Virtual Assistant business.

Last week felt like I was all over the place, so I'm sure I'm leaving something out. I started working out again, and better yet, am starting to feel the results. We had a couple of days that stayed warm and sunny long enough to do some yard work, which also helped out in the exercise department. I'm still plugging away at novel edits, but I'm going to have to hustle if I want to get them done by the end of the month. And now I'm tasked to redo my sister's web site, which is another pro bono project, but even so, I'm excited about it. It will be the first pro site I didn't make for myself in years, and I can't wait to add that to my portfolio.

There was also reading, and TV watching, and I have a lot to say about the <I>Sarah Connor Chronicles</I> finale, and also about what I've been reading; but that will all have to wait. Right now I need to make up a healthy grocery list and go shopping so I can get back in time for House and Heroes. And now that I'm settling into a routine, it shouldn't be so very long before I post here again. In the mean time, you kids be good.


7 comments:

bojojoti said...

The blanket looks wonderful.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles was finally finding its way, and then they leave us hanging! I've heard we will likely be left there, as the show probably won't return.

garnigal said...

Hey, what kind of yarns do you like to use? Like what weight, what fibres? No reason, just asking. *whistling innocently*

JMBauhaus said...

@bojojoti - I know. I'm so sad. It had really hit its stride, and was quickly becoming my favorite show since Buffy. It was a pretty good finale, though--it gave us plenty of loose ends that could be played with if there was a next season, but it also gave us enough information to make an educated guess about what happens and to tie everything up in our imaginations. If it had to go, at least it went out on a high note.

Now if Dollhouse is renewed, how long do you think until Summer becomes a butt-kicking, ballet-dancing Doll?

JMBauhaus said...

@garnigal - Hmm. I guess I mainly work with worsted and bulky weights. My carpal tunnel won't let me work with sock weight yarns and tiny needles. :( As for fibers, I try to work with natural fibers, but I'm really not that picky. It usually depends on the project.

The Bumbles said...

I absolutely love your new Virtual Assistant idea and site! I envision piles upon piles of paying clients flowing your way - and the need for an Assistant Virtual Assistant position that I would be happy to fulfill!

JMBauhaus said...

@Bumbles - Thanks! I sure hope you're right. Right now I'd be overjoyed with just one.

Valerie said...

Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, House, and Heroes...I love how TV show compatible we are!

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