And I probably owe an explanation of where I've been and the answer is just insanely busy. Extremely busy for happily all good reasons.
Last week (where my posting took a halt) I went up to New York City for training at Google. Yes that Google. First of all, their offices rule and I pretty much never wanted to leave. Secondly, I had to wake up before the crack of dawn to make my 4:30 a.m. train which has since really messed up my sleep schedule.
I also got to stay at the Algonquin Hotel. Anyone who knows me personally most likely knows my deep affection for Dorothy Parker so this was a real treat for me.
While in New York I slipped out and ran down to the fashion district got some cheap fabric from Paron Fabrics and some a few pretty notions from my favorite little New York shop M&J Trimmings. Then I made this amazing skirt with my new sewing machine.
Oh yeah I probably forgot to mention it was my birthday last week! A quarter of a century old. And my parents were kind enough to listen to my request and get me exactly what I wanted this kickass sewing machine.
I came back from New York and was surprised by a dozen roses and a beautiful vintage cast-iron patio set on my patio (which I type from you now) from my boyfriend. For my birthday, which also happened to be Mother's Day, we went to Shenandoah National Park to take a drive on the stunningly beautiful Skyline Drive.
We took only one short hike but were rewarded by a beautiful waterfall.
fun job. We've just announced the schedule for our Summit of Awesome in June and the event and the planning that goes into it is probably why I haven't lost my sanity yet.