Thursday, June 17, 2010

news and new things

Finally, an update! I'm going to tell you a secret: I started working part time this week. One 4-day weekend already passed without me finding time to blog! That's how productive things have been around here. But I mean "productive" in REAL life. On Fridays, I am helping with goat cheese out at our friends' dairy. At the beginning of this week I applied for college, hoping I can finish up a 4-year degree since I only have a little 2-year one! At long last, tomorrow, I'm seeing a doctor about my ear problem that's been going on for probably 2 years --all that medicine a year and a half ago never really cleared up the problem!

So, that's what I've been doing! I feel sad that my blog has suffered, but I'm incredibly proud that I seem to be out of the rut I was in for about a year. I don't know if it came through on my blog or not, but I had no idea what I was doing that whole time I didn't have a job. And I wasn't really doing much with my spare time.

Now, on to the pretty stuff! When we were in Memphis last time, Robert's mom gave me a big selection of amazing vintage housewares!

Chalkware bird, hanging up in our kitchen. She gave me a couple of these with just fruit on them, too, but I'm not sure where to hang them.

Amazing yellow chair/stool. The foot stool folds up under the chair.

Last but not least: things Robert cross-stitched when he was a kid [Awesome Dude and Surfin' Pig]!!! Aren't these hilariously wonderful? I put them up in his office.

There were several more things, but I haven't had a chance to find places for them around our house yet. I'm happy that these colorful items are finding a new home, and that our house is so exciting. It's definitely not boring over here!

10 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased everything is going so well :) Have a great end to the week and weekend! The goat cheese sounds fun!

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  2. Yay for real life productivity!! That little bird is so cute :-)

    And good luck at the doctor's tomorrow!

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  3. Everything's going swimmingly for you and that's terrific!!! Love your little chalware birdie and the farm work sounds like fun!!

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  4. IRL fun! hahahaha

    Stuff looks awesome. Can't wait to come visit!!

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  5. I love that lemon yellow chair! It would be perfect for a kitchen bar or even beneath a high window.

    A from A Plus B in the Sea

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  6. I love that yellow stool!

    yay on productiveness, and for the coming school!

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  7. That yellow stool was supposed to be my computer chair, but I was informed that I would "probably destroy it in a few months."

    I remember a time when the awesome dude and surfing pig hung proudly in Rob's [now my] room. I like the way cross-stitching makes everything appear to have 16-bit graphics.

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  8. Yay! Congratulations on your new job! Love the chalkware bird!

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  9. Happy to hear about all the good news- no more rut, a new job, school! I love how Robert cross stitched as a kid, too. He was one cool kid :)

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  10. O my goodness, I grew up with that chair/footstool! Exact same one too by the looks of it. But not in that lovely sunny yellow. A really dull drab olive instead. This makes me nostalgic. And congrats on the new job. Goats cheese? How amazing. I wouldn't know where to start. Quarter life crises or any kind of crises involving not knowing what you're doing with life is just such a drag!!! It sucks being in one so glad you're out of it. Now tell me how to get out of mine :P!

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