although i have really dropped the ball this year i couldn't forget to mark the milestone that is the 5 year blogiversary of good to be girl. the first 5 months of this year have been lacking on my part. i admit that when bloglines went crazy and dropped all of my subscribers i felt like i was blogging to no one. and still am really. the RSS feed on this blog has gone haywire more times than i can count this year and truthfully my heart isn't in this nearly as much as it was so i have not been good about finding a fix. for that i apologize to anyone who cares :) and i myself have to accept that it is ok. because it doesn't always feel like it. the knit blog community has been a HUGE part of my life these past 5 years and it is a bit emotional to look back at the last 6 months and realize that i am not really a part of that anymore. i miss the friends i met through here. i miss the connection. but it is what it is and i am ok with that. i'm not giving up, i actually hope to blog a bit more than i have been but i can't put any pressure on myself. this year has been a struggle for reasons i myself can't even really identify (maybe it's just growing up? i tell you - this blog marks years 29-33 for me and those years are life changing i tell you). enough waxing poetic. getting on with it...
catching up... (you can find another catch up post earlier this year here
1 - i did actually manage a decent blog entry at the beginning of this year - check it out
in case you missed it
2 - ellensburg - short trip that involved finding the lorna's laces edgewater i had been searching for
3 - seattle sounders 1st home game - no knitting. just plain fun.
4 - i throw the silliest of silly parties and have my girls over for a twilight dvd release party. let's just say that if you have to take a drink every time bella stutters or flutters her eyelashes you get drunk fast. we went through a lot of washington apple martinis that night. a. lot.
5 - i make a big decision to part with my first mini, holly golightly, after 6 years and end up with a new mini named alfie.
6 - to break alfie in a trip to vancouver was in order. where they just happen to be filming new moon. coincidence? if you know me well you know not. :) although no vamp sightings we did get up close and personal with mr. big. sigh. if only we had the nerve to say something to him. he looked like such an approachable guy. i did however walk by the restaurant where rpattz had dinner the weekend before. noteworthy? not really.
7 - jury duty in downtown seattle. commuting nightmare. enough said.
8 - atlanta - a conference for work. where i managed to nearly complete my conference cowl. trip was lame except for meeting up with carrie one night for some really bad georgia wine. at an irish pub. don't ask.
9 - that brings us to memorial day. gorgeous weather. last minute trip to hood canal for a bonfire with friends. what a view. knitting on the baktus. first memorial day in a long time that felt like the start of summer.
completely random post for what feels like a very random year. :) but it was the big 5 so i couldn't let it go without mention!
p.s. i'm not sure if i have covered my marzipan obsession on the blog (i searched through some old posts but don't see that i had - although i swear i had - i can see a picture of the marzipan tea i love on the blog in my mind) - anyhoo - for those who are also fans i recommend searching out ben and jerry's mission to marzipan ice cream. so. good.