I cannot believe it's been over a year since my last post!
Shortly after my last post, "real life" decided to interfere with my stitching (and my blogging) in a big way. Steven & I dropped our paper route and I then went to work directly for the newspaper, in their distribution center. For the next six months, I worked 5-7 nights per week, from midnight-7am (and sometimes much earlier and/or later). It was very hard work, but I met some wonderful people and found several aspects of the job to be very satisfying.
Between shifts, I was home with our children while Steven worked. The kids were great about letting me nap in the afternoon...most days...LOL. After their bedtime, I would lie back down for a few more hours and then head back to the paper.
In January 2007, Steven changed jobs. Within a month, we could tell that his long days did not mesh well with my long nights. After much discussion, we decided that it was time for me to be home full-time once again. By this time, we'd made the last payment on our minivan, which made us debt-free except for our mortgage. We also had the beginnings of an "emergency fund" in place. Those were the goals we'd set when we began our paper route in May 2006.
It's taken a lot of time since then to get back to "normal". Stitching this year has been fairly non-existent, save for a few exchanges. I see that changing soon, as I've started a few new "just for me" projects!
I will post soon with pics and details of the projects I've completed and the new ones I've started. I spent days switching my blog over to the new layout and am just thrilled to be back!
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