I'm here!! Lol. So, if I thought I was busy before, my life just got even busier! No, I'm not expecting! I got a second part-time job, and I signed up for my first marathon. Exciting things are happening, but unfortunately they haven't been jewelry related. In fact, I haven't had time to even sit in my studio for the last 3 weeks! It's all good though because other doors are opening for me. Things may not always go the way we expect, but it doesn't always mean that's a bad thing. I am working at the local running store, Running Zone. I am already on their racing team, and, as one would expect, I spend a lot of time there, so when the opportunity arose for me to work there, it seemed like a great fit. I really enjoy it! I already know quite a bit about things running related, and I already know most of the customers, so it is a very comfortable fit. A nice discount in the store and an extra paycheck aren't bad either!
Unrelated to my new job, I had been planning on running my first marathon in November, so I finally made up my mind and registered for it. It is the Space Coast Marathon on November 28. I have been gradually increasing my mileage in preparation and am now running about 45 miles a week, and will probably keep increasing in the next few weeks. Needless to say, I don't have free time for much else lately.
I did have yesterday and today off, so I went in my studio to make some jewelry and realized it was a disaster area. In fact, the entire upstairs was quite a mess. I decided to go on a massive cleaning and re-organizing spree. I completely rearranged my studio and the spare room connected to it, then proceeded to empty an entire dresser of clothes and go through 2 closets of clothes! I ended up with 2 garbage bags of garbage and 5 garbage bags of stuff for Goodwill. What a great feeling though! And I have so much more room. I will take photos of my studio to share soon, but I'm not quite finished yet.
I have still been keeping up with everyone's blogs for the most part (although I am behind for this week already!), and I have enjoyed reading everyone's adventures at Beadfest in Philadelphia - even though I was very jealous! I am already planning for making the trip next year so I can join in on the fun. And saving up some bead shopping money!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and I hope to be back again soon to share some fun things that I won recently!!
Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade
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