May 17, 2017

Time Flies!

I can't believe how long I've neglected my poor blog.  I guess that's what happens when your life undergoes a few major changes.

Over the past two years there have been some things that have pulled me away from blogging and other things I love but haven't had much time for.  I've been missing all the projects and product reviews and just plain ole' rambling about my life. So, I've decided to try and pick up where I left off.

I thought I'd give you a short and sweet rundown on my past two years and then I'll give you a preview of some upcoming projects and reviews/giveaways I'm working on.

The biggest change that's happened in the past two years has been my career.  I went from working in a fundraising office with programs and computers to working with my husband in construction with power tools.  He's always been a plumber but, I jumped in and now we're partners in more way than one.  Working together has been the best! We get along great and have a lot of fun.  We love meeting people and helping people.  I've learned so much from him in a short amount of time.  He is a great teacher and mentor.  I'm lucky to be married to such a wonderfully patient man. Because we make such a great team, our business has thrived.  I will most likely be telling you about some of the projects we are working on or about some of the awesome new tools I'm learning to use.

Me, trying to crimp some pex pipe for a water heater supply.

Daniel acting silly while cutting out some old cast iron pipe.

My next update isn't so exciting. It's tragic. I lost one of my best friends.  I'm referring to Diesel, my German Shepherd.  I posted about Diesel's battle with the brown recluse spider among other things.  He was the best dog I ever had.  Smarter than a lot of people I know.  I miss him dearly. Rest in peace fuzzy puppy.

I had blue hair (and purple, green, etc).  Yeah, I know, so does everyone now.  But, mine was blue long before it was popular.  I like to tease my husband and my hairdresser who thought I was crazy at the time, that I started this hair color craze that's taken over the nation.

I had a miscarriage, make that two.  I found out I was pregnant after 18 years of marriage.  So we were ecstatic. Then, 6 weeks in, I had a miscarriage.  Since we had already given up on ever having kids, we thought we might as well try again! I got pregnant on our very first attempt.  Hooray!! But, then, 8 weeks in, another miscarriage.  So, for now, baby making plans are on hold. We're happy to know that we can get pregnant but, not ready to go through another miscarriage just yet. 

So, we added to our family a new dachshund, pictured above and below, her name is Gemma.  She is a terror and an angel in one.  I absolutely love her.  She has been a great addition to our family and helped a lot when we lost Diesel.  She is by my side every step I make and she always wants to help or should I say-be in charge- no matter what were doing.

Gemma in her new pink coat she got for Christmas.
Its been a fabulous but trying couple of years. I'm happy to be back to blogging and doing some fun DIY projects.  A few of the things I've got coming up are :how to make your own DIY wooden baby gate, a product review and giveaway of Infinity Jars and , much more.  So stay tuned, I'll be back soon!