Monday, August 27, 2007

Okaaaay ok!

I'm still here. Vacation was swell, thanks. My attitude was adjusted appropriately I think... just in time too.

I'm back to work at the peace sticker place. Most of my coworkers left for a week or two, so I'm holding down the peace fort. I have skills. And it's been slow. Also, I refuse to be stressed. So it's working out fine.

I also just scored a last-minute spot in the Fort Bragg festival this weekend... um Paul Bunyan Days. Yippee! I have wanted to do this one for a few years, but always miss the deadline somehow. I usually do pretty well in that area, and it is a holiday weekend. So I suspect the wealthy vacationers will be in abundance.

Luckily, I have been reckless in my online ordering during my break, so I have lots of stuff to dye up. I'm a bit behind schedule, due to car issues and my own lame tendencies... but I can hear the washer finishing up a load of Ocean colored stuff as I type. I'll have a few things for the mendo throngs to adore. Worry not.

I did go up to Trinidad for um... 2 sundays. I still think it's a cool little market (go check it out!), but alas I fear I have passed the point of being able to justify the work for the money. It was cool when I didn't have anything else going... but I have too much happening this year to justify working on my boyfriend's only day off, you know? That hundred bucks isn't enough for the half hour drive each way, $10 in gas for the Beast and 6 hours of work. Whew. But really, if you haven't checked it out you should. Penny does a great job, the music is always awesome and the crafts rock.

That is all. Carry on.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

It's Vacation Time! Woooo!

Oh, yessss. I'm lovin it. After months of hard work and slaving away at the Peace Sticker place between craft shows, filling in for other folks and whatnot... I now have a whole week off! Yippee.

Can I afford it? I don't know. But that won't stop me from enjoying myself. Oh no.

I managed to work o
ut a Mom visit, which is pretty cool. She'll be arriving on Tuesday from North Dakota, and on Thursday we'll drive to Reno to visit my little bro and his wife in their new house. I'm getting pretty excited about the whole thing. I mean, Mom hasn't been here to visit for a couple years, hasn't seen the new digs. And I haven't seen my brother since his wedding over a year ago. Eesh. Way too long! It's going to be so fun!!

So, for now... after I'm done basking in my vacation-ness, which means lounging on the computer in my pj's for hours at a time... it will be time to clean the house real good. Yip.

I have a few things planned for Mom when she arrives... I thought we could go from the airport up to Trinidad and hang out a bit. She'll like to see where I've been doing the markets and it's a good spot for a sammich at the beach. Then, we'll hit the grocery store on the way home so Barney has some good stuff to barbecue for us. I think I'll see if my good friend Dimitra is available to join us for a little festivizing in the back yard.

Wednesday, I thought we'd maybe have breakfa
st at the Marina... Mom can see from there the new Boat Safety building Barney just finished next to the Adorni. Then, some shopping... around town and in old town. In the early evening, we'll take the Madaket on the cocktail cruise around the bay. I haven't done that in years, and maybe Barney can join us by then. Afterwards, we'll be dining at the lovely Mazzotti's just blocks from the bay. Sounds like a great day to me!

Thursday, we're off to Reno... woo! There, I can guess there will be more shopping and eating and watching of movies. Mom will fly out of Reno, Barney and I will return home Sunday... happier and well rested maybe.

Then, back to work Monday. Sigh. I'll be filling in for one or the other of my coworkers for the next 2 weeks, actually working alone for a few of those days. Yeah. But hopefully my attitude will be well adjusted by then. Cross your fingers.