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Happy Easter/Ishtar/Eostre/Rebirth/Celebration of Life!

And what a beautiful day it was! 65 and sunny- I, unfortunately, did not get to enjoy most of it because I had to work.

Boo.

C'est la vie...at least I will have all 6 of the major federal holidays off this year, instead of having to work half of them like in the past.

I am feeling quite poopy. The husband seems to have given me his cold. At least I'm hoping it's his cold. I'm praying for little to no allergy activity this year, but it could definitely be that too. I'll give it another few days before I start popping Claritin with any regularity. In the mean time, I'm drinking Theraflu and hot tea and just trying not to sneeze on everyone I see.

I haven't gotten much accomplished for the shop this week, a few pacifier cases and I'm about 10 rows from finishing a new ruffle scarf...literally like 10 rows. I should really just bust it out tonight, but I'm at the point in the night where I'd rather be writing than knitting, so I'm putting it away for now. I'll probably finish it on my lunch hour tomorrow. Tuesday is listing day this week! I'm excited to put the scarf in the shop, because it really is adorable. I decided to give a new type of ruffle yarn a shot- it's Bernat's Twist and Twirl yarn. Works up beautifully, but it isn't nearly as easy to use as the Sashay that I so dearly love. The mesh is much much tighter, and this translates into spending more time keeping it spread out. I haven't yet decided if I will make another one using this yarn...at this point I have 4 skeins of Sashay I need to get worked up and listed, not to mention the 50 million other yarn projects I want to start (I really want to learn Fair Isle...one thing at a time, Stephanie...).

I'm also trying to finish up projects for little Miss Roaree's imminent arrival...less than 2 weeks left! I know Jessica and Justin are super excited, and super ready, and I can't wait to meet her! Jessica and I just found the fabric we are going to use to make her car seat cover aka 'Greeter Deterrent' aka 'Keep your germy hands off my baby if I don't know you' cover. It's going to be ADORABLE. I'll post pictures when it's done. I have a few other presents to finish up for her...they are going to be her "Happy BirthDay!" presents for her arrival.

Oh, and my husband wants me to make him a Batman shift boot. Yes, seriously. I keep telling him I need the old shift boot to use as a pattern, and he keeps saying I should be able to do it without one. We'll see.

After my last woe is me post, I'm actually feeling better. We got a lot cleared out this weekend and put into the storage unit, and that helps. I'm just about ready to take pictures to show my crafty apartment living organization style, once I get my area cleaned back up a bit. I'm one of those crafters who makes a mess for a week straight and then goes into a cleaning frenzy when I hit my clutter point. Actually, I'm just one of those people period, but since Jon is a neat freak, I try to keep it limited to my craft area and stay on top of the rest of the house on the regular.

OH oh, and the other exciting thing I forgot to post about last time because I was too busy feeling sorry for myself...I got my new Tardis phone case! And it's aaaamazing! I <3 me some Dr. Who. And the phone case is like a nerd flag...when other nerds see me talking on my phone, their radar goes off when they realize I have the Tardis as my phone, and then we have something in common and we become friends! It's great! :D

Welp, I think that's it for the moment. I'm almost done with my Theraflu and I believe I'm going to go have a quick soak it the tub and head to bed.

Food for thought for today:

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." -Kurt Vonnegut

Be good to yourselves, and each other.

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