Saturday, August 21, 2010

Out of Touch But Planning to Change

I've been feeling very out of touch with Blogland lately. I don't think I've had much time to visit my blog buds since I've gone back to work, but I hope to find a little time this weekend to "make the rounds." Heck, I don't even feel like I've had time to devote much attention to my own blog! I was thinking the other day that it's about time I posted a tutorial or a pattern or something fun, but I'm not really working on anything like that right now. Maybe before too long though--I'll think about what I can do. I have a Schnibbles class coming up in September and I wanted to give my students one of my own charm pack patterns, so maybe that would be a good one to share here too.

This was my first week working for my new boss, and I think it went pretty well. Of course, things usually DO for the first couple months; it's after the bloom is off the rose that you can really tell if things will work in the long run. So we'll see. But so far, I've felt good about it, and part of that feeling is just being back in a responsible position with varied duties--unlike when I was just pounding a keyboard as fast as I could for Boy Boss and Girl Boss 2, going from one high stress rush to the next. GAH! No wonder my hands wore out!

I don't know if you've noticed, but I've added a new little "badge" to my sidebar. I was surprised to get an email the other day telling me I'd ranked in Wikio's top 500 craft blogs, especially since I haven't felt very craftly lately. Seriously, I don't really know what the ranking means, but I had two thoughts: First, there are an awful lot of craft blogs out there, so cracking 500 is pretty darn good, I think, and I'm kinda proud of it. Second, by putting that badge in my sidebar, apparently it gets updated every month, so we'll see if I go up or down. And, if you're wondering, I have no idea how they rank blogs--I would think it would have something to do with traffic to the site, but who knows? If any of you have any insight about this, please comment so we'll all know.

The bathroom remodel is FINALLY done! AND Hubby kept his word and did a little house cleaning today--specifically he cleaned the "new" bathroom. He'll probably do a little more for me tomorrow during the day and then I'll take over and do the rest sometime this weekend. No cleaning for me tomorrow during the day though, because tomorrow, from about 11 a.m. until late afternoon, I'll be spending time with a group of quilting friends. I guess you might even call us a "quilting circle." There are six of us, and the plan is to get together at a different person's house each month and sew. Doesn't that sound like fun? And yes, now that I'm back at work, I've been feeling like I've been out of touch with all of THEM too. So this will be a marvelous treat!

I'm really looking forward to the weekend, because I hope to spend time connecting with the people and things I value most. I hope you have a good weekend ahead too, and if you have a little time, think about calling or seeing someone you haven't connected with for awhile, or take an hour or so to do something you enjoy but haven't done lately. I bet you'll feel richer for it.


Jocelyn said...

Wow congrats Kim. Your blog is always enjoyable. Glad that your week went well :-)

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

YOU ARE THE BEST! Congrats on the Top Blog Wikio award. Have fun "relaxing" at home and with your new quilting circle.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congrats on your blog award and enjoy your weekend! Hope you get lots of quilting in!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Glad your job seems to be going well, I hope it continues.