Its time for a revival! A revival of the "old" Sugar Bunny Boulevard blog, that is. I've been making new marketing plans for the yarn shop during the past few weeks and they include a revival of the blog as well as the creation of new things!
Yay! New things. So fresh and exciting and happy! :)
You may be asking yourself, "What 'old' Sugar Bunny blog? What new things? And do I even care?"
Well of course you care or you wouldn't be here reading.
What new things? For one, I'm preparing to enter the world of Podcasting. Its scary! Will anyone listen? Will it be tricky? Will I run out of things to say? I just don't know. But I hope you'll join me on this new adventure and let me know what you think!
The "old" Sugar Bunny Blog has been in semi-retirement whether you knew it or not. When the yarn shop opened I thought I really wanted to just put away all the old personal bloggy stuff and only blog about shop business. That, however, was pretty boring and I really didn't do it. All business and no personal - that's not how I work. I've been reprimanded at jobs before because I was too chatty, just wanted to sit around being personal and friendly with everyone else who was just trying to work and earn their paycheck! This is a much better job for me. And it includes both shop stuff and personal stuff.
SO I merged the few "shop blog" posts into the "old" blog and now they're ONE. All in date order with my entire Sugar Bunny archive all right here in one place. Whew! It was hard to imagine starting a podcast without referring to projects and experiences that I have blogged about in the past. This will make it so much easier. I hope!
Mitred Square Sock Yarn Craziness and evidence of a Yarn Bombing in El Dorado!
It was a long hot crazy summer for us. Life never stops changing, just so you know. Nobody, no matter how hard they try, ever stays exactly the same, nor stays in the same place for too long. Same "place" in life, that is. Ever growing, ever changing. There's nothing we can do about it. Cryptic? No. Just lost in thought about how long its been since I blogged and it would be impossible to truly catch up on everything so you'll just have to get it in bits and pieces as we go.
Knitters were learning all summer long. Making new things and trying new patterns and yarns. I started a Mitred Square Sock Yarn Blankie last spring when I was overwhelmed with plans to relocate the shop (which yes, we did). That project has continued and gets picked up here and there between projects. Heaven knows I have sock yarn bits everywhere. Children have continued growing (more in a minute on that). And boy. It was hot. So so so so hot. Thank HEAVEN the heat, I believe, has mostly moved on.
We're starting a new Ladies Bible Study series tonight at First Baptist. I'm so ready. So much looking forward to the spiritual refreshment that I feel there. And looking forward to this study: So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore. No homework. No video (I don't think!). Just reading a discussion. Low pressure. And fellowship with the ladies at church. I need it!
And the children. So.
Benny is starting his second year of college at Emporia State University. That is (surprise!) in Emporia, Kansas. He's studying communications. Or audio digital production. Or something along those lines. Its all about music for him. And I think he loves college! This year he's out of the dorms and into an apartment. He has joined a Fraternity and has lots of great friends. He continues his path of following and growing in his relationship with Jesus and has made me so proud to be his mother.
Katie graduated high school in May and is enrolled at Blinn College at the Bryan, Texas campus, hoping to be accepted into their dentail hygeinist program. It is my understanding that she has to apply in February and I don't have a clue when they make the selections. Wow. I don't know that I could bear that kind of agonizing wait if I were her. Thank Heaven it isn't me! Katie is also in an apartment since the campus she is at doesn't have dorms. She's cooking and learning what its like to have bills and other big responsibilities. She's also working at a dental office so keep her in your prayers that she can somehow find a bit of rest and fun to go with all of the school and work!
Suzannah decided that she wanted to finish high school in Texas like her sister Katie did, so she is now living with her Daddy. Its difficult because I wish she was here. It seems like she is supposed to be here, but maybe God has different plans for her. She phoned me to today announcing that she passed her written driving test today and has received (or will receive?) her drivers permit! Look out Texas, Suzannah is on the road. She'll get her real license next July but can still do plenty of damage with adults in the car.
Emeline is now 7 and just started 2nd grade. I don't know what to say about this little girl. She's smart, she's pretty, and she worships Walt Disney. Honest. Tonight when I put them to bed I said "Who wants to say the prayer?" Emeline said, "Oh, I do!...... Dear Walt, thank you for the many Disney movies that you have given us....." and went on to say that Mary Poppins is a very good person and that she loves all of his favorite songs like Feed the Birds and Step In Time. I'd be worried if it wasn't so darn funny.
Lila is 5 (nearly 6) and started Kindergarten this year. Our little one is in school. Oh how time flies. She's one of the older children in the class and is actually the tallest - by several inches. She's an Amazon compared to the rest of the class. I can't even quit telling people because its so strange to me! We're NOT tall people! lol So anyway, she's already reading a lot and is whizzing past everyone with number recognition, etc, and easy math, and I don't know what they'll do with her. I'm waiting just a little longer before asking her teacher if she's really that far ahead of everyone or if I'm just a bragging parent. We shall see.
I'm still running the shop, and my wonderful husband Jeff has taken up so many of the household tasks that I should never complain about a single thing the rest of my life (but that's not very likely). I had a bit of surgery (female stuff ya know) in late July and never could have survived without the help of my friends at the shop. They made things pretty and cleaned up my storage room (cause its where I'm supposed to dye and they really want me to be able to dye!). Friends like these are a blessing that every person should have. I've also volunteered to be on the committee for Box Tops For Education (BTFE Product List) and Lables for Education (LFE Product List) at our Elementary School. If you have either Box Tops or Labels and nobody to give them to, please send them our way! We'll be overjoyed to have them for our school. :)
Is there anything else? What have I forgotten?
You'll be hearing and reading about shop news and I'll bore you with personal news too. Knitalongs, what I'm dyeing and spinning, babies on the way, new products in the shop, and whatever I'm not writing about on facebook.
I'm really really excited to be back. Will I blog? Will I fall away like before? Will the podcast be successful? Its a mystery now to be revealed over time, I suppose!
In the mean while, take care of every little thing!!! XOXOXOXOX