Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sum, Sum, Summertime...

Ooooooh weeeee, been just about a month since I last posted. Guess you can tell that blogging hasn't been high on the priority list these days, huh? And, for a while, when I attempted to add comments to the blogs I read, I couldn't for some reason or another, so I've taken to just reading all the blogs I subscribe to. Hopefully, that gives those who may be wondering a heads up on the lack of comments from me.

I have to share that I have absolutely ZERO creative mojo these days. None, nada, zilch. Don't know where it went, but wherever it is, it's hiding real well. As an example, I am trying really hard to crochet a baby blanket for a friend. I've already made a few from this pattern booklet and the patterns aren't hard. My plan was to have it done last week. (I started it around Memorial weekend) No mojo meant I didn't get that goal reached. I didn't even have the body done. So, there went that idea. The edging of this blanket is relatively easy, but I had to evenly space 119 single crochet stitches along the long sides of the blanket and 83 stitches along the short sides. No mojo meant that it was incredibly frustrating to figure out how to evenly space the stitches, and it took wayyyy longer than it should have. And once that was done, no mojo meant that the next few edging rows, which are incredibly easy  normally (basically a single crochet and a chain 5), have been pulled out a couple of times now because I made a silly mistake. At this rate, I'll be lucky to have it done by the end of summer break!

Since there are no creative efforts to share, I thought I'd share some pictures...

Playing in a new sprinkler thingamabob.  
Our backyard may actually be too small for how far this goofy thing sprays water. Some sprinkles got into the open door to the house!
Summer Break as started.

Jessica helping Daddy with the deck re-do. 
The deck pictures were taken on June 1st.
On June 8th...we have a gap!!!
On June 10th, the gap got bigger!
It was the strawberry that created the bigger gap. LOL

The girls and I are enjoying our summer break. So, for now, while the mojo is awol, I'm going to continue to enjoy this time with my girls and not stress about any lack of creating. 

So, if you don't see anything from me for a while, you know why. I hope you have a great summer with your family. 


Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, I know what you mean about the mojo. Mine is on summer vacation too. Have fun with the girls...we are always here when you start creating again.

Summer time and sprinklers are always a great combination.

So nice of Jessica to "help" dad with the new deck. We did that last year and it can be a BIG project.

I bet Jessica is so happy to be losing teeth. Tanner hasn't lost any yet and hopes to start soon.

Have a great summer and enjoy your girls. They grow up fast.



Sharli said...

Ah, yes, summer-time and the living is easy! (well, perhaps not?) but I do love seeing the girls playing and also helping with the deck re-do. The deck looks wonderful - it's larger than I realized!


Barb said...

Hey there! You and I have talked about our missing Mojo's...enjoy your time with your darlings. The mojo will return, it always does. :)

Happy Summer!

Barb :D

Jackie said...

Glad to see you back..even if it is for only one post ;)
Enjoy your hasn't arrived here in the northwest...we are still waiting...unless the two days we had of nice weather was it :)

Jena said...

Glad to hear there are good reasons you've been MIA for so long - fun pics, I especially love Jessica helping with the deck. I've been thinking about you lately - enjoy your summer!

Anke said...

good to hear that all is well with you. Missing Mojo seems to abound this time of the year LOL. Too nice outside! I love what you are doing with the deck, great design. Your photos are darling, I love the gap :)