Happy Happy Joy....repeat ad nauseum
I have been a bit frazzled lately - vacation was not as relaxing as I might have hoped, and I have had some business setbacks in the last few weeks. Nothing horrible, mind you, just one of those months where I felt I was getting nibbled to death by ducks. But things are looking up!
So I decided to accept that things are looking up, instead of looking for the clouds over the silver linings.
So look! Another cute alpaca photo! This is Serafina's cria, didn't catch her name.
And look! The very nice Nichole made me a Rockin' Girl Blogger. I clways see these things floating around the internet and then I get all junior high left out feeling, and now I can be cheery because I was not left out. How lame is that? Okay - pretty lame, but a cheerful thing nonetheless.
Ooo, Oooo, then I got an assignment from a big old national (non-craft) magazine that I have been tossing story ideas around with since April. Nice contract, decent editor, a story I was actually dying to write instead of one that I was pitching for the paycheck.
I got to send a copy of the book to a very nice person who donated to the Red Scarf Foundation. See the blog of the lovely and talented Norma for more information.
Speaking of junior high - the Kid got through her very first day of middle school today, despite the fact that she was working so hard to kick higher in her step dancing that she whomped herself in the nose last night (with her knee - just the idea of that hurts) and made two horrible bloody scratch marks on her upper lip. She and I both think very highly of Bare Minerals.
Plymouth Yarn said my pile o' beige spaghetti looked great! Of course it was blocked and all when they got it. Check to come soon, the big unveil still scheduled for the
Knitting Cruise! Ooooh, and I get to go on the knitting cruise - that in itself is a nice thing.
Got a note from an editor I had submitted a pattern to asking me which issue I thought was a better fit. Which I am hoping means that that design has been accepted. Then another editor called and apologized for being difficult to get in touch with, which I am hoping means that project will get going soon too.
Normally I would be dwelling on the large project that got unexpectedly cancelled, and the fact that if all these designs sell I will be knitting and crocheting 24/7 for the next few months. But today I am not dwelling. I am wallowing in the happy happy joy joy. Remind me of this when I start bitching in a few weeks...