Well, it appears that the momentum to not blog can be just as powerful as that to blog. That was a long break, and it was even somewhat unintentional. The longer it went, the harder it was for me to jump back in to say anything. So, I finally decided to just write something - interesting or not... at least then I can try to get back in the swing.
It's been a busy month or so. Brynne turned 4 on May 15, and in celebration we had a 3-day Disneyland extravanganza. I'm hooked all over again - going with a child is so different than going without. We had a truly fantastic time, and I can't wait to go again. Luckily, we live close enough that it's not such an ordeal... I'm exploring those southern CA annual passes.
I've also been working a ton - for both superbuzzy and my old job. It seems I couldn't completely quit the old job, as I'm now working for them as an independent contractor. It's hard to say no when I can actually make some decent money working for them in this capacity. Jerry says that the money I make from them now is blood money to help make up for 5 (tortuous) years.
And, of course, superbuzzy is zooming right along. We continue to be surprised (and thrilled!) at the number of people who like what we're doing. It's been tough to keep up with everything and grow at a rate that will keep our valued supporters happy. We're approaching our first year anniversary (August 21!), and that is tremendously exciting for me. Of course, the other big surprise in all of this is that neither Mariko nor I can find the time to actually make anything anymore! I'm sure, like anything, we just have to find the right balance, but it's tough seeing all this fantastic fabric come through the shop and not have any time to do anything with it!
Brynne is now out of preschool for the summer, and we're trying to fill the empty spaces with good times. We're also a bit stressed about the fact that we must start researching kindergartens in a few months! Ack! Jerry and I leave for a work/vacation trip to Hawaii early next week, and Brynne is going to grandma's house. Yes - you read it right - it's the first time we'll have been without her since she was born! I'm wondering how long it will take for me to miss her terribly... I'm sure she is going to be just fine without us!
I guess that's the long and short of the past month. This morning Brynne and I met some of our co-op preschool buddies at Underwood Family Farms where u-pick blueberry picking is in full swing. Brynne had a fantastic time searching for the biggest and juiciest specimens to add to our bin.
They also have some cute farm animals there to pet and feed, including a llama tolerating a very bad summer haircut:
They also had an elaborate series of ramps and towers constructed to allow their goats to climb. I guess goats really do want to be at the top!
see the goat on the first tower, and the other on the way up?!?
Needless to say, the kids were quite impressed with all of this. But, the true reward was this:
These have already been dipped into a bit, but we picked this huge container (2 pounds worth!) for less than $8. Now I'm trying to get creative as to how we can use these up quickly and go picking again!
Waiting at home was this:
reminding me that I need to get the yarn asap to knit in Hawaii - something cute for a little nephew on the way... I'll have to get over this blueberry induced stupor so that I can start considering yarn possibilities!