Guys! Yesterday I was offered a teaching position for the upcoming school year. Pre-k 4 teacher at one of the Goddard schools. Such a great opportunity for me. BUT, I’ve already committed to the 2-day a week nanny position, which honestly is a better fit for me. The extra free time beats everything! Especially with a full load of online classes this semester. Admittedly, I’m kind of terrible with keeping up with online classes. It’s easy for me to be distracted and procrastinate even more than I do normally. The more free time I have, the better. And I want to get in as much traveling as I can this year because next year, it’s actual classes and then student teaching.

I already have a couple of trips planned for the next few months. Seattle at the end of this month, Detroit in September, and Seattle again in October. What!? I love Seattle! In November, I would really like to go out of the country. It’s been way too long since I’ve had a stamp in my passport (2011!). I know I definitely want to travel in Europe because I feel comfortable traveling there alone, but I’m not sure where in Europe. My short list includes: somewhere in freezing Northern Norway to see the Northern Lights, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Prague, or Budapest. I DON’T KNOW! Any suggestions for a 5-7 day trip in Europe?

In crafty news, I’ve been working on a baby blanket for my friend’s daughter, Stella, who was born just this morning!

20130808-232427.jpg I knew the blanket wouldn’t be completed before her birth, my goal is to get it to her before she reaches 1 month. It’s my first baby blanket! Even though I’ve knitted for years, I’ve never knitted anything besides scarves! Crazy, right? Mostly because other projects included circular needles and circular needles scared me. I always associated them with big, difficult,  projects with a million different fancy stitch changes. Blech! After a lesson with Meg, I was a bit more comfortable with them and  now that I’m knitting with them, I realize they’re not much different than straight needles. Stella’s baby blanket is my first project with the circular needles. Maybe it’s kind of cheating, because I’m still knitting “straight”- just on circular needles. It’s a good start though! I now feel comfortable enough to try an actual circular needle project. Perhaps a hat or something else in the beginner range AFTER Stella’s and another baby blanket have been completed. Everyone is popping out a kid lately. No more until I finish a new project on circular needles, OK?! OK!




My laptop is getting old! It’s time to upgrade. I really want one of the new macbooks.

I think I’ll get one after I move back to the states. That’s right folks. I’m moving back to the states. Not sure when exactly. March or so. Why? well, I can’t stay here forever! You know laws and stuff. I was originally only supposed to stay here for a year. That was the plan. And here I am. Still here a year and a half later. I love Europe, specifically Amsterdam, and I plan on living here again in the future when I can have a proper job and a proper visa. So, the new plan is after my contract is over-go on a huge European tour by bus or train, go back to the states, work/save money while living with the mom (omg, can i do that!?), and nursing school in the fall. Somewhere. Probably Austin,TX because I can get instate tuition and hello?! I have a built in BFF already there.

*sigh* but my plans are ever changing so who knows!? haha

I’ve been knitting this past week. Working on a cranberry ribbed scarf for myself. Isn’t the color pretty?

Hopefully I can finish before Sunday so I can start on another project. Though I’m sure I won’t be paying any attention to knitting, or anything else for that matter, after Friday. Friday is the day when the new World of Warcraft expansion comes out! Wrath of the Lich King. Of course, I’m getting it and will be leveling both my characters to 80! And of course my professions. Can’t wait for the new content. *squeals*


That’s what I am at writing my novel. So I quit! A record folks. It’s only been 3 days and I’m already quitting!

I still feel the need to be creative this month. So I am off to De Afstap. A store that specializes in all types of yarn! I’m going to spend my free time this month knitting. If you’re lucky, maybe a scarf or hat for you! ^_^