Having survived the holidays, the crushing depression and a headcold of the apocolypse, our blogging heroine has returned!

December 31, 2008 at 6:22 pm (life in general, um...)

Now that the holidays are over and the associated depression has lifted, it’s time once again for my annual holy-crap-this-is-awful headcold. The one that makes me super miserable half the time and super dooper (duper?) loopy the rest of the time. Do I get this from the hordes of children I have to hang out with at family events? Who knows, all I know is that the second half of my holiday “break” is spent in bed with a book, a gameboy, and loads of ibuprofen (seriously, here is the evidence). Hence the lack of blogging for a while. Here’s some mildly boring catch up:

First of all, I would like to point out that I am super awesome and crazy even when I do not have a headcold of the apocolypse. For xmas this year, I got super crafty and made…drum roll…wait for it…quilts! For only a few people, but let me tell you that was plenty. BEHOLD!

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I am a one woman sweat shop. I say that because instead of being awesome and finishing these quilts ages ago, I was still working on the last one on xmas eve so I had to bust my butt on them. Also, the idea that making xmas presents is a lot cheaper than buying them is a great big fat lie, at least when I do it. Maybe I’m doing it wrong. Too bad there’s no going back now! Also, I want to make myself a quilt now, maybe out of the old t-shirts I don’t wear any more. We’ll see…

Also, these quilts went to some of the motherly figures in my life (well, except the red one, that was a favor). That’s a big step for me, people, admitting that I have motherly figures in my life! Very big! Ah, forgettaboutit.

To keep with tradition (and because I was pretty broke this season) I also made some jewelry for my dad’s fiance’s daughter (who is my age but with a kid and a house…sigh):

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and my mother in law:

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I don’t know if she likes it or not but I did my daughterly duty and made something sparkly for her.

See, I still craft!

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I got a new lovely camera for xmas and I AM SO HAPPY!! Of course, it makes driving a bit difficult in some cases…

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Ah, the 360 bridge…I’ve lived here forever but never actually taken pictures of it. And when do I decided to take a pic? When driving. I am awesome. Anyway the point is that I have a new fabulous camera that I hope to never kill horribly like my last one. We’ll see how that goes, since I am a pretty big freakin’ klutz.

I got a dress form for xmas and I was super excited about making skirts and dresses on it that actually fit me right… and then I adjusted it to be my size and it is DEPRESSING.There’s nothing like seeing your beheaded body in front of you to make you realize just how much you need to start riding your bike to work. All six miles- suck it up, fatty!

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In other news, I am apparently unhirable (which apparently isn’t a word). The one job that I thought I would totally get, easy, was given to someone with “more experience” which is bullfart. It’s probably all stupid departmental politics because the director of my old department hates my old advisor. Or maybe I didn’t pass the gossip test- during the interview, one of the interviewers started talking about how my old advisor got divorced…awkward and totally unprofessional, and maybe if I had said that instead of sitting there like I didn’t care (’cause I don’t) they would’ve hired me. Whatever. I’ve applied for a million more jobs that hopefully pay more than mine so let’s all just cross our fingers that the new year will be better for me than this one, hmm?

Maybe one of my resolutions will be to be more interesting…or at least blog daily so as to dilute the really boring stuff with lots of pictures…

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