Sunday, September 13, 2009

Home from DC

Had a good trip to DC. It was sort of whirl wind with lots of sightseeing. I about died though, I am so not used to walking that much, in crappy shoes no less, on concrete and asphalt. I am beyond out of shape, and it's beyond depressing. My legs still hurt. BUT I had a great time anyway. The architecture and the monuments are truly awe inspiring.

The last two weeks have been so busy, we've been doing a LOT of eating out, and I feel really bad about it. It's expensive and unhealthy. In a way, I can't wait for hubby to go back to work JUST so we can stop eating out so much. So I haven't been cooking much, although a made a batch of killer chocolate chip cookies for our trip. Pretty standard chocolate chip w/oatmeal. made half of them with cocoa powder and half plain vanilla, ya know, in the spirit of racial equality and all. I've even had to throw veggies back out into the compost because I just haven't been able to get to them before they turn. Mostly it's been the cherry tomatoes and the peppers and the chickens will eat the tomatoes.

Baby is practically walking now, he walks between the furniture, and can go several feet at a time without falling. He gets to going too fast and loses balance. It was amazing, we got to our hotel thursday night, and he just started toddling around where as before he'd only been taking a couple steps at a time. It makes me sad, because I don't want him to grow up so fast. Walking seems like the last break from infancy into toddlerhood, and I am not ready for that. *sniffle*

I've been having a little bit of baby lust lately too on top of my saddness. Reading the birth stories in this month's Mothering, plus all these ladies I know just having babies, or about to pop, or newly pregnant. I'm still so scared of giving birth again. I desperatly want a home birth next time, but I am scared that a midwife won't take me being as overweight as I am. I just can't go through another experience like my son's birth at the hospital though. I really need to focus on getting healthy before we have another one. But a snuggly little newborn... oh my... nothing in this world is more wonderful. *sigh*

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

my first sale, and my first commission

I sold a hat last week, in mom's shop, I was so proud! Then a couple days later I got a "commission" to do a hat for a friend. Too cool! I thought it turned out super nice.

the black is an alpaca blend, and the purple is a fun faux fur that this picture really doesn't do justice. It's really gratifying to actually sell a few items and have people interested in my work.

I'm also selling a few eggs here and there, our hens are continuing to lay well, and I just can't keep up with them.

We've had a super busy last couple of weeks, and it's just not going to let up until the end of the month. Thursday we're driving up to DC for the Tax Payer Protest, and to see some of the museums around the Capitol. I am a little nervous about the 6 hour drive, and driving in a city I've never been to. BUT our hotel is very close to the Capitol, and they have a free shuttle to the Capitol and Smithsonian, so once we get there, we should be able to leave our car parked nearly the whole time.