Monday, April 21, 2008

WhirlWind in Chicago..

What a weekend!! We got LOTS of wedding stuff done.. Bryan picked out his wedding ring, we toured the hotel and tasted the food (mmm.. good food!!) We tasted and picked out the wedding cake (mmm.. GREAT cake!!) We had a meeting with the Judge who is officating the wedding.

We also took more than 500 "engagement" pictures with our amazing photographer. He is so incredibly talented.. getting the traditional "portraits" as well as the cool photojournalistic shots. We walked from Millennium park in the Loop, to the South Loop by Columbia College, back up to the North loop.. by the courthouses.. taking pictures all the way. We really managed to catch some real "chicago" shots.. with the "L" tracks casting shadows.. We also took some cool shots up on the NorthSide, when we had stopped at his studio on the way back to Mom's. We went into the alley outside his studio and took another bunch of totally "chicago" shots!! We found a dirty couch that was waiting to go to the dump and used that for a few.. and they turned out to be some of the best of the day. Totally worth sitting in the pigion shit!!

I really love all the pictures he took while we were in the Loop, at Millennium Park and in the Art Institute Gardens as well...

Of course Passover was wonderful.. and we got to see bunches of friends and family. We even got a Wii as a wedding present!! WOOT! I'll have to balance spinning time with bowling!!

There was a store update before I left, and I'll be adding more stuff this week. I'm the featured artist the first sunday in May in Pittsboro, so I'll keep everyone posted as I know more about that!!

Off to my wheel.. I went thru withdrawal this weekend!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We are HOMEOWNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow.. I can't believe this happened SO fast!! We are SO very excited!! The sellers countered our offer with what we WANTED to pay.. so there!! HURRAH!! We close at the beginning of June.. and have plenty of time to paint and decorate and move...

Now I can start eating again...


Haven't heard from the sellers yet.. they work all day.. in different places so we may not get a counter offer until tonight..

I think I'm sick to my stomach...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We made an offer..

Now we wait for the counter offer.. this could actually be in contract by the end of the week... HOLY MOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Rock Chalk JayHawk.. and buying a house!!!

Sorry I've been MIA these past 10 days.. it's been a bit crazy at work and here at home..

First of all.. HURRAH KANSAS!!!!!!! It was great watching them beat UNC (sorry TarHeels) and a great game last night with them beating Memphis. YAY for college basketball being over for another year.. hurrah for getting my CSI back :) HA!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..... This is totally amazing and freaking me out.. but I think we found a house. Well.. not I think.. we DID find a house and are putting an offer in tonight! OH MY GOD!! This is the biggest thing I have ever done.. yeah.. freaked out for sure!! It's a cute house.. a *bit* smaller than we were looking for.. but it totally works.. beautiful corner lot, with amazing landscaping.. beautiful azalia bushes in the front.. room for me to plant a garden.. even a big back deck for grilling.. I can't believe this is really happening.. yeah.. did I mention I'm freaking out a bit...

I have been spinning to manage my stress levels. Thank you NC Triangle team for featuring my Spring Chicken feather yarn in another treasury. You guys ROCK!!

HollyEQQ.. who dyes fantastic loose locks, blogged about my Tropical Storms yarn. She dyed the shetland locks I used for it, and loved how the yarn turned out.
Thanks Holly.. I love the locks you send!

I have been spinning some "personal stash" yarn.. hey.. I need some for myself too LOL!! I plan to crochet some great shawls for the fall.. I will have some summer fibers up soon.. they will also be VEGAN!! I have some wonderful bamboo.. and some hemp top too. That should be super fun. I plan to have shawls as well as yarn so atch the blog for sneek peek at store updates.

Well I'm heading back to the wheel until B gets home and then we are going to sign the offer and send it to the realitor.. keep your fingers crossed for us!!!