There are so many things that I need to update on, but our computers have been on the fritz. That's right; we have three computers and none are working properly. It's been a rather eventful last few weeks.
Friday night, we brought home a beautiful little black kitten that we named Frederick Douglass (he has a white stripe of hair on his head just like the real Douglass!) and smuggled him over to my sister-in-law's home. We surprised her and her fiancee with their first pet! They love him and decided to keep him.
Last Saturday, we celebrated Jimmy's graduation from Loyola by having friends over. I made my tomato and red pepper soup, homemade wheat bread, homemade salsa con queso, onion dip, and wonderful sangria. We had a lovely time and had guests over until nearly 3 am when a few people ended up just stretching out on the couches and staying over for the night.
On Sunday, I got sick and continued to be so until Friday. I made 30 bags last week, however, with having Monday off for MLK Jr. Day and taking Wednesday off due to illness.
Tuesday, January 20 was the most glorious day. Tears streamed down my face as I watched the transition of our nation develop. His first week in office has made me supremely joyous. Yes, yes, yes.
Thank you, America . . . for opening your eyes to the world.
On Friday night, Jimmy and I ate chinese with Mendon and Kristen and listened to Kristen beautifully practice for her violin auditions. Jimmy and I felt extremely cultured as we pondered aloud whether she could play "Devil Went Down to Georgia"! We thought it was funny.
Last night, we went grocery shopping and then joined fellow Starbuck-ers at the Redline Tap right here in Rogers Park to listen to Sheela's band, Half Mad Poet. They were great and so was Cider Jack I drank!
Today, was tote makin' and food bakin'. I attempted a veggie pot pie (mind you, I cannot follow a recipe), and it turned out delicious and thick! I added a little bit of wheat rice too which was a good choice. I also baked blueberry muffins and cornbread.
I started out sewing, but my machine is acting funny. So . . . I complained to Jimmy and we agreed that it is time to buy me an industrial machine!!!!! AHHHHH! I've wanted one for so long, but we've put it off because of the cost. However, getting my tiny little Kenmore tuned up every couple months is quickly adding up. So, I am going to Complete Sewing tomorrow to talk to Emmanuel and hopefully arranging a pick up for my industrial! I spent the rest of the night rearranging my sewing room in attempts to make space for it.
I've also started using my button maker to make up some awesome buttons! I hope to have pictures for you soon.
Speaking of pictures, greenie bean recycle is at a new point in her life. I have hired a photographer! Hopefully we will be meeting this week to shoot the first group of totes. I'm so excited for this and really looking forward to the time it will free up for me to continue the production of the bags. Also, my listings will be much more frequent since I don't have to do the work!
Ok, that's all for tonight. More to come soon!