The new girl on the block

The first week I kept my goals simple:

  • Figure out where to park
  • Find my desk
  • Locate the bathroom
  • Don’t do or say anything really stupid

I can honestly say that I managed to meet my goals.

Coffee, cars, and carnitas

I hooked up with a gal pal I met online. We met at a Starbucks. She mentioned the Lamborghini in the parking lot that I completely missed when I drove in. How observant am I? Of course I had to snap a few photos to share with my son. Lamborghini

After admiring the lines of the car and playing paparazzi, we moseyed on to my favorite nail salon to enjoy spa pedicures. The massage is my favorite part.

Once the polish set, we decided we were hungry. Off to the Old Town Mexican Café for Mojitos and carnitas. Oh, and don’t forget the handmade tortillas! (Someday I gotta learn how to make flour tortilla.)

We chatted about whatever came to mind. She has an air of quiet intelligence, an ever-ready smile, and a refreshing outlook on life.

Building skills

LoomThis week was all about building and setting up a loom. At first I was hoping I could get my husband to assemble the loom. No, go as he had too many things going on all at the same time. I cajoled my son – he rolled his eyes at me. Heavy sigh. Fine, I’ll do it myself . . . and I did!

LoomThreadedNext comes warping the loom. After watching a few YouTube videos, I was ready to try my hand at it. It’s fairly simple. I enjoyed working the the lovely yarn my Fiber Goddess gave me a long time ago. I love the colors and I’m pleased that I have a project for which I can use the beautifully colored yarn.

Okay, so I warped it backwards. Up until now everything went well, surly it was time for a mistake. I convinced my husband to help me swap the bars. Once we completed that task, it was time to separate the warp threads on the beater bar. (That sounds naughty, doesn’t it?) While a bit time consuming, the tasks of setting up the loom for weaving are rather calming.

When my youngest daughter arrived home from school, she was excited and took to weaving with the air of someone who knows what they’re doing. WeavingProject

There’s good news, and then there’s good news

The good news is, I have another weeks vacation. Why is that good? Because I get another week to indulge in morning Yoga classes, take my kidlets to school, and be a slug as the mood strikes me. What’s not to love about indulging in an afternoon nap?

As much as I love doing Yoga, I must confess that I’m way, wicked sore. Today I shall indulge in an afternoon nap and I will probably fall asleep early.

I’m thinking 8:30 is a good time to call it a night.