Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Can it really be over 2 months since my last blog post?  To be perfectly honest, the summer was pretty rough.  Having all 3 kids home all day with almost no planned activities was really really hard.  It felt like a constant cycle of cooking, feeding, cleaning up and breaking up fights. Obviously I'm not a home schooler type and my experience this summer makes me even more curious how folks like SouleMama manage to do what they do.  And her kids don't watch tv!

Anyway, now that the kids are back in school, I am feeling more human and less like a sow with a litter of piglets, and more able to perform tasks that require higher brain functioning (like blogging).

Last month I sold (or rather offered for sale), some crafty items at the newly established Satellite Craft Fair.  I must say, 50th and Baltimore is a slightly dicey location for a craft fair of all things.  I mean West Philadelphia has come a long way, but I'm not sure it has come that far (Vix and Dock Street notwithstanding).  I did sell a few things and I had a lot of fun, sitting at a table, knitting and chatting with the other vendors.  I'm going to participate again in October.  This is how my booth looked:
Other happenings: we had a great birthday party at the lake in NJ for Penelope, back in August.  Can you believe she's 3? It seems like a long time ago that she was a newborn, so I guess I can believe it.  Her party was wonderful, made especially so by the addition of our much missed friends Christine and Silas who came all the way from California to celebrate with us.  Plus Christine made the oh-so-delicious and important 'butterfly cupcakes' that P had requested.

I've started teaching undergrad ob nursing students and am enjoying my 12 hours a week of getting out of the house.  

I have more to catch up on but Al just arrived home with our Chinese take out and the next dvd of 'Lost', which means I must go.  Hopefully I will be in this space more in the weeks and months to come.

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