Monday, April 01, 2013
I haven't slept well the last couple of nights; I seem to be plagued by weird, complex, and frustrating dreams. I think it is because I just have too much on my plate and I'm struggling to keep on top of everything.
My stay~cation has been involved with following up on the candidates for the teaching position at my school, arranging their guest teaching and interview times, and delegating calling their reference contacts, etc. I'm also getting all of my tax stuff prepared, and taking care of getting my yearly check-ups scheduled, hair cut, poodle groomed, blah, blah, blah.
It isn't as onerous as it may sound, because usually I am juggling all of this AND working full time. At least I can intersperse walks, visit with friends, and reading time, and if I didn't sleep well get some kind of nap in.
It's great to have my fitbit back! I have been getting in good walks, with the exception of today. Now I really need to get back to weight training. Since it is my vacation, I really should get to body pump and get started with that again. I have fallen off that wagon and for some reason it's hard to get back to it. I enjoy the weight training when I do it. I'm not certain what the hang-up is getting back into it.
And finally, FINALLY we are getting a bit of sun. It is still cold for this time of year, but what a relief to see blue skies, white fluffy clouds, and that yellow shiny thing,
Not only is it wonderful to see crocuses, but also to see the sun shining through them.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The late Victorian!
Please don't think I'm absolutely lacking in imagination when I build this. I may have to stay with the color combination of pink and gray for sentimental reasons. The house I grew up in was pink and gray.
But wait; there's more!
It was REALLY hard to decide because I loved them all with the exception of the traditional, mostly because it was too similar to the house I build for this year's gala. So my BFF gave me a surprise.
She bought the cottage kit for me!
I will probably wait until the following summer to build this one.
As for the Keep, this one is funny. Some people love it, and others really don't care for it at all. I have great visions for this one and think people will be amazed at a finished castle keep. I still plan to buy the plans so I can get some experience in building completely from scratch. This one may be for me. As you know from my fairy house, I am really into fantasy. For the Keep, I want to do landscaping with a moat and do up the interior with tapestry wall coverings and fire places. A dragon needs to be part of the theme.
I am going to try to get back to playing my guitar this week. My plan is to practice only short periods several times a day instead of long sessions. I have been wearing wrist braces for my carpal tunnel issues and that seems to be helping. It has been very frustrating staying away from my sweet guitar this long. I hope my wrists and thumbs are up to playing music again.
Another thing I want to do to take advantage of spring break is to take several long Stella walks a day. Today looks like it will be rainy, maybe even a little snow.
But the rest of the week looks like it will be mostly sunny. The squill is up, little sparkles of lapis blue, and the daffodils look like they will blossom out in a couple of days. Spring has been awfully slow in coming this year, but it IS coming. Yay!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I was pleased my dollhouse did well in terms of bringing in scholarship money for my sweet little school. Several people expressed interest in bidding on one next year, so I think I will build one. However, I would build it over the summer rather than when my available time is already crazily pinched, crunched, and otherwise decimated.
This weekend, I have a 40% off sale I can take advantage of so I need to make a decision pretty fast. I have eclectic and eccentric taste, so I'm not always the best judge of what the rest of the world wants. I am wondering what your various opinions are, sweet friends. If you were going to buy a dollhouse for your child or grandchild or niece or nephew, which would you most want to get?
Whatever this is ~ Late Victorian?
a Castle Keep?
If I built the castle keep, I would be trying my hand at completely building from scratch since no way on earth can I afford the kit which is not on sale.
I would love you to help me out and cast a vote.
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