Wednesday, November 7, 2012

christmas challenge, accepted

I love Christmas! Who doesn't, besides Scrooge. And the Grinch. And Atheists. Well, okay. I know that I love Christmas so that's what matters.

Also...I do secretly love Christmas shopping. There's just something obnoxiously American about the mall at Christmas time that warms my heart.

However, I have a bad habit of spending too much at Christmas. I also hate the waste that comes with it. Consumerism, patriotic though it may be, can leave a bad taste in your mouth. And a hole in your wallet.

Therefore (or ergo, as I love to say) I announce my Christmas challenge. I am challenging myself to make my Christmas gifts. I don't think I'll be able to make everyone's. (Example: Anthony Bourdain is coming to Jacksonville in the spring and if I make a ticket for Jon, he can't exactly use it to attend. Even if it's, like, a really crafty interpretation.)

But I think I can handle making most of my presents. There are lots of fun tutorials I want to try on Pinterest. So let's see what kind of homemade crap I can unload on my relatives! :D


Sunday, November 4, 2012

i'm back, bitches

Wow...almost one year since my last update! What a slacktastic blogger I be.

Kind-of funny that was my last post, since, not long afterwards, I quit my job! I didn't think I would ever really leave that school. But, I did. And - I left in the middle of the school year. Something I've criticized others for doing. Oh well. Whatevs. I got a great offer and I ran with it!

I now teach for an online school. I love it! The perk is that I work from home, but, the best part is the one-on-one time I spend with my kids. It's all over the phone, but I can sit and work with a struggling kid instead of having to (as clearly observed in my last post) baby-sit rugrats.

Leaving my job was interesting - and I could go on and on about all the weird emotions - but I'm so glad I did. I feel like for the first time in my career, I took control and did what I wanted, not what I thought was best for everyone else.

One thing I did neglect to do in that process was keep my blog going! So much has happened - moved in with Chef Boyardee, adopted a houseful of pets, and a new job. What will I blog about next?

I used to do challenges, like this one, which kept me motivated to blog. I think, what I'd like to do, is try a pinterest blog. I could blog about trying one new thing from pinterest a week. This is bound to be hilarious, as I am creative, but not really talented with my hands. What do you think? Would you follow this? Idea for another challenge? Maybe I will just challenge myself with something new each month?

Give me your tired, your poor, your awesum ideas.