I’m back….!

This last week has been so very trying. I was very much floored by the amount of frustration and utter dependence on my cell phone and Internet. I wish it weren’t so. I won’t lament any longer about that. my hubby fixed it and bought me the new iPhone! Sqeeeeee!!! I haven’t had a new cell in about 5 years.

Anyway! This week I have made some headway on the flower curtains. Only 38 more to go. I mapped out that I needed 50 flowers. Seems never ending. I did complete a hooded cowl based on the pattern by the Velvet Acorn. It was an easy crochet. I loved the thick yarn and quick work up. I will be making more.

My new business is taking off nicely and I am loving it! I hope it just keeps going but only time will tell. I am still rebuilding my design website and it is taking for-evah. speaking of websites, WP is unblocked at work! yay! But that only is because I’m building out something for work. I so love working and figuring things out. I feel quite accomplished!

So, now I will be going through all my missed blog reading. Hope everyone has a fab weekend!! I shall be busy!!

Is bigger better?

I got a new system at work today. A brand new 27″ iMac. After some oohing and ahhing, I realize some points we neglected when our department researched our new computers. Dual screens doesn’t work as seemless with off size monitors.

Fonts. How we designers love fonts. And we have over a thousand. It’s a bit ridiculous. What is also ridiculous? Installing and validating them on the new systems before any real work actually can be done. Because who uses the default system fonts on custom advertising.

Updates. Oh there are hundreds of those and even though IT took care of most of them, some things just needed to be done. iTunes, Dashboard apps, and installing settings to the new system also takes up more of “productivity” time. Always fun.

And personal preferences. The bane of my workflow and yet so vital to my work sanity. Who knew that the reading pane on emails could have so many options. Why can’t I find my documents, Spotlight! And why are my Pdfs being opened in Preview?! and let’s not speak of my work space in the creative suite.

I lobbied for my tower to stay with me yet was let down and now I have a cold, empty space under my desk, marked by the faint carpet indent outlines reminiscent of body chalk at a crime scene. I shall miss the whir of the disk drive while backing up files. The shelf I used for my random notebooks and snacks. And most of all, accessible USB ports.

We had a good five year run, MacPro. I shall miss you. I’m hoping maybe they will let us adopt and take you home. I will love you, forever.

Just a little bit…

A beginning, even the smallest, is all that is needed. Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock and have the door ever so slightly open,
we find that we can always open it some more. Though self-will may slam it shut again, as it frequently does,
it will always respond to moment we again pick up the key of willingness.