The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Bound

I am in DC for the event of a lifetime. Tomorrow morning, I will gather with my dearest friends wearing multiple layers of clothing to witness the swearing in of the 44th American President.

ETA: I bought a series of magnets, buttons and zipper pulls from a fabulous Etsy vendor and gave them away as stocking stuffers last Christmas. Check her out.

We have picked out a spot on the National Mall close to a jumbotron screen and plenty of other modern conveniences. I have my MetroCard (I didn't get the commemorative one), my silk thermals, snacks and extra batteries for the digital camera.


I mentioned in an earlier post how very grateful I am to live in a time in this country where such an event is possible. Now more than ever I can barely contain my excitement.

Anxiously, I am now off to bed. Early tomorrow morning I will commune with millions from all over the world to witness all of the hard work and dreams of generations manifest. ~ksp

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I Don't Make Resolutions...

...but I am a wicked goal setter...and 2009 is chuck full of goals.

1. Be More Present - sometimes I find myself rushing my life away and my days are a blur. Working on being in the moment. This is from a fab vacation with a good friend a few years ago.

Me in Jamaica many moons ago.

2. Visit London 2009 - Very good friends of mine moved just outside London two years ago and I have been remiss to visit. I am going in June, unfortunately, the USD sucks compared to the GBP. While I'm there I may take the chunnel toParis. Im going to Wool Fest and Wimbledon for sure.


3. Danskin Mini-Triathlon. It was my intention to complete this charity mini-triathlon in 2008. Missed the mark. Hopefully, this year.

4. Improve Batting Average - See previous post about shameful batting in previous softball seasons.

5. Expand Gardening - The economy being what it is, I am looking to expand my the offerings in the garden this spring.

6. Enter a Bowling Tournament - I have finally gotten my bowling average to a decent 150. I am entering my first real tournament at Parkway Lanes.


7. Start Business - gourmet jellies, sauces and rubs. More info on this venture later...

In the meantime, I am working on a quilt/blanket combo for my friend Azalea who is expecting her first child. More on the blankie/quilt combo later.

'Lea in Cuba in 2005

Be well. ~ksp

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
January 2009

Hello and Happy 2009 to everyone out there in blogland.

More time than I intended has passed since my last post. I had a very busy holiday season including a wicked cold that took my voice for several days.

For the new year I got some much needed recuperation in sunny Florida. (Truthfully, I too was celebrating my grandmother's 80th birthday).

Looking forward to sharing in a fabulous year of crafts and good times. Be well. ~ksp