Sunday, September 6, 2015

Done and Dusted!!!

It seems like it's taken years to get to this moment, when in all actuality it took just a few weeks, but folks, I'm so happy to report that the craziness surrounding and following our move to Texas, has finally died down.

I can say that it's done and dusted.  What you may ask?

Well, all the commitments we had, either with family happenings, or friends, or whatever we were involved with, and now I can sit back and get back to just making this house a home, taking care of my family, and working on getting our finances back on track. 


So what brought this all to a close?  Our trip to Dallas, which let me tell you, I am so glad is over and done with cause I'm absolutely SICK of that place and the nasty traffic, the bad drivers and the long drive.  I don't plan on going down that way for a really long time.


Curt, Nick and I headed down to meet up with Jasmine, her boyfriend, his brother and their friends Sarah, Blake and Lucas, who were all staying at the Sheraton for the Anime Convention.


What should have been a 2 and half hour drive, turned into 4 hours as we battled construction and the usual traffic congestion in the Dallas area.  Nerve wrecking and annoying, to say the least.

Anyway, let me show you the finished product of Jasmine's armor that she wore to the convention.

It was so much work, I really worked hard for weeks getting it all done and it was down to the last day when I finally put the finishing touches on her boots and called it good.  Keep in mind that it is all made out of foam and fabric.

;Jasmine's Lux Cosplay

Jasmine's Lux Cosplay


She's already got a huge list of other outfits she wants to wear so I know I'll be super busy again in the future, but I'm also looking forward to it because I've learned so much in making this one.

So yeah, this convention was the last big event we had to worry about.  We went, we saw and by the time we headed home the sun was setting and all 3 of us were more than happy to see Dallas in the rear view mirror.  


Right, moving on......I'm sure you've noticed I have a new template?

I wanted a new template to motivate me to get back on track and blogging and I think this one is pretty enough to do just that.

Now that I am done with everything I had to concentrate on, I can get back to what matters and what I enjoy.

You know I actually hadn't been to my Feedly account in over a year, probably more.  I pulled it up yesterday and was reading all the old blogs I used to follow, and it brought a lump to my throat.

Some bloggers have stopped blogging, some have had babies who are almost 2 years old, some have moved, some have kids in college now, some are no longer with us, and others are exactly the wonderful bloggers they have always been.

That may sound so dumb to you, but I don't know if it was just because it took me back in time, or because I miss blogging regularly, or whatever, but it was quite bittersweet.

Anyway, knowing that I have a pretty free schedule is going to allow me to get back to homemaking, crocheting, cooking, decorating, crafting and taking pictures, which is something I've actually lacked for a while.  I remember when I used to have my camera with me everywhere I went, but I haven't had the time to do it lately so that's something else to look forward to.....and then of course, getting ready for Fall, to decorating, to hosting our first big Thanksgiving Dinner at our house, and then Christmas etc. 

So yeah, pretty happy right now.  I think I was going on adrenaline because the past 2 days I've just kind of passed out on the bed and slept all night long and without waking up even once.  I'm so tired all the time, and it only came about after I finished what I had on my list.

I think my body knows that it can finally breathe and relax.

Right, I'm going to go watch some youtube videos, take a shower and once again have an early night.

Wishing you all a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!!!


debbie said...

like the new templete

Jill said...

Love the new template, country life is awesome :-) I'm right with you about traffic, very nerve wracking with everyone texting, driving aggressively etc. Wishing you all the best as you settle in.


Amy at love made my home said...

Your new blog look is lovely, I hope that it gives you the inspiration you wanted! Jasmine's outfit is fantastic!!! Well done you for making something so great!!! xx

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Lovely new blog love the costume awesome job.....

Your blog roll is gone though?

Have a happy Labor Day......

Carrie B. said...

You did such a beautiful job on Jasmine's costume!! Amazing talents Lady! And I LOVE the new template of your blog. Just beautiful Sandra. Blessings and catch up on some rest now. ;)

Susanne said...

Wow, you did an amazing job on the costume. You are one creative and talented lady.