So, I just got a lovely email from my sister-in-law, Tami. Among some other very nice things, she said this, "Also, I still check the blog daily, and I have to tell you I miss your "voice", Julie. I know you are busy, but your humor and writing style are so appealling and it feels like I haven't heard it for a while."
I want you all to know that I am still here. I still really, really care about Cosmo Cricket and all our fans. So I thought I would appeal to your kindness and offer up some more excuses for my absence..... in complete Julie-honesty fashion.
1. Winter is a REALLY hard time for me. It is so cloudy for so long where I live (it was snowing yesterday.... yep, snow in May). You know when you pull a blade of grass out from the bottom and there is that white, limp part that doesn't ever see the sun? Well, that part is me during the winter. OK, I'm white all the time, but in the wintertime, I am limp and life-less too. I can't pretend to be happy Julie, even on the blog, and nobody wants depressed Julie on the blog, trust me!
When the sun comes out, so do I. It is out today. I am happy. I am singing. I have more energy than June Cleaver on 10 cups of coffee. Eric is wishing he could turn the sun down just a tad, because I am driving him crazy!!! But, I love my sun-induced mania...... shine on me lovely, round globe of light, I have missed you so!
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2. Have you heard the phrase, "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach"? My mom would say this to me when I would put more food on my plate than I could eat. I seem to still suffer from this dilemma...... except now I manage to eat all the food, hence the voluptuous thighs. Who would guess that this tendency would find its way to my worklife?
We will be at Quilt Market in SLC, Utah on May 13th. I will be doing make and takes for Moda with our Circa 1934 release.
The very next day, we will fly to NY for the SurTex trade show at the Javitz Center.
Then, a few weeks later, Eric and Lindsay will be in Las Vegas for the another show. I won't be joining them, because I will be in Ohio, being filmed for Crafting at the Spotted Canary PBS show.
Don't forget I have four kids and Kate's recital is on May 6th. Jack just had his birthday last week. Ethan and Abby have their's June 3 and 4. School gets out June 2. Whewww!
So, I am letting slide the things that can slide. For example, it is 11:30 and my breakfast dishes still aren't done. I am sporting an Ace Ventura morning hairstyle that rocks, I must say! My desk is piled with what I like to refer to as SHtuff..... (Eric calls it something else, but we won't write that on the blog.) My current dinner menu includes grilled cheese (Ethan's specialty), cold cereal (Kate's specialty) and take out pizza (Eric's specialty).
And, I can't find my laundry room anymore, it's somewhere under the laundry. Chop, chop Eric. The laundry is your job!!! (Really, he does do the laundry, when he's not so swamped.... neither of us do it when we are swamped which is why my shirt stinks right now.)
I hope you are all laughing, because without a good sense of humor, this would not be funny!!!
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