Archive: November 2013

2013ballooninflationI’m thankful for my amazing husband and daughter, who love me enough to do things like come with me to the Macy’s parade balloon inflation yesterday. In the rain, then in the freezing rain, just to help honor my favorite tradition.

I’m thankful that even though I lost my job this year I seem to be finding my way.

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I took this picture at the playgound last Friday, the day H hit the 20 month mark.

Fall has been crazy, in all kinds of good and tough ways. I won’t say bad ways, because I think in general we are pretty charmed and grateful for that. I feel like I have a lot of friends going through some really difficult stuff at the moment, and so I don’t feel like we’ve earned a “bad” description for life these days.

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Other posts on this topic: Sunny Happy Skies Quilt Pt. 1, Sunny Happy Skies Quilt Pt. 2, Sunny Happy Skies Quilt Pt. 3.

I have been in the craftiest funk evvverrrr. I’ve barely sewn anything for most of 2013, it has not been a great year for my sewing machine. I made H’s crown, which I loved, but I had kind of a negative experience posting about it. So that took some of my mojo away. Since I got the news about my job back in March, I really have just been working to balance life at home, trying to work from home, and chasing a toddler. I feel a little guilty when I sit at the sewing machine.

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lasagnasoupOther soup posts: French Onion with Braised Short Ribs, Apple Cheddar with Bacon, Silken Gazpacho, Chicken Goulash with Biscuit Dumplings, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons.

This is going to be my last Soup Week post. I’d originally planned seven, but one of them needed to be made this week. That did not happen! But I think I’m ending on a high note here, since I cannot think of a more exciting word to put in front of “soup” than “lasagna.” Especially when I know that the bottom of that bowl up there? Is full of cheese.

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