May 29, 2007

Whew, I've been busy. A couple weeks ago I moved into my new apartment. I'm still not totally unpacked. It seems like everywhere I go I find something new I need to put away. But I'm really enjoying it. My roommate is out of town for the summer so I have the place all to myself. Work started two weeks ago, too. I'm really enjoying it. I love the place and the people there and I'm really liking what I'm doing. I'm working in a cotton pathology lab for the USDA. Right now my job consists mostly of getting DNA out of cotton leaves so we can run tests to see what genes are there (and if they are the ones we want), but I also work in germinating the cotton plants themselves. Everyone is so nice and flexible that I can work as much or as little as I want and as long as the work gets done it's alright. So I love my flexible hours. Summer school is starting tomorrow. I'm taking organic chemistry. Oh joy. Chemistry is not one of my strong points, but I'll live through it. A little hard work never killed anyone, I suppose. It'll be my first class on my new campus. I have pretty much no idea where I'm going, but that's what friends are for. Andy has volunteered to ride with me to campus early tomorrow and show me what building my class is in. So it's mostly been work around here, with a little play now and then. We went and saw Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End on Thursday and I loved it, of course. The next big thing I'm looking forward to this summer is the double Harry Potter release. The etsy shop has taken a back seat during all of this, sadly. I'm still making good sales though and I'm finally making some headway on my custom orders. I'm enjoying the excitement of life, but I'm beginning to feel ready for things to calm down again so I can get back into etsy and crocheting. I'll keep you updated .... hopefully sooner rather than later.

May 8, 2007

you say goodbye, and I say hello.

Hello again. I'm sorry I just randomly disappeared, but after Spring Break my life got really hectic with school and life and I just had to lay low online for awhile until everything settled down a bit. I didn't even really have time to do much crafting, either besides a few custom orders here and there. But finals are over in school. I've just finished out my second year of college, hopefully with straight A's and a 4.0 GPA. Also during my little "break" I found myself an apartment and roommate (my first) and a job at the USDA-ARS working with cotton and the little buggers that ail it. So I've been busy visiting apartments and doing job interviews, but now it looks like everything is in place. I move into my new apartment next Monday and I can't wait. Other than that, it's just been school and trying to have fun on the side. I'll hopefully be updating again soon with new pictures of my place and some custom order slippers I'll be working on. And hopefully some new colorful additions to my etsy shop. There's still a ton of wonderful stuff there for sale, so stop by and check it out!