Friday, November 19, 2010

At Least My Feet Are Covered

It has been a while since I've had a fashion Friday, but since I have a bit of a fashion conundrum, I figured I would post my problem here, like a good blogger, and seek the wisdom of my readers.

Every year, Stephen's National Guard unit hosts a Christmas-time event. This year the event is in Sacramento, which should be a fun change from Visalia (no offense to Visalians). They call this event a "ball." This is deceiving.

There is no dancing. There isn't even any music. It's just a dinner and slide show and speeches and lots of men yelling "Hoo-ah!" repeatedly. Not very Cinderella-esque, but I'll let them call it what they want. They defend our country and all that jazz.

Also unlike Cinderella, I have no fairy godmother to produce for me the perfect gown in the perfect shade of blue to match my eyes. It's formal attire required, but I (sigh) have nothing to wear. Such a basic life conundrum, really, and not at all limited only to "balls."

But with the event in two weeks, I think I need to get it figured out--and figured out before everyone is out shopping every second of every day. Anyone know of any good, affordable places to find formal attire?

Thanks for your help, you fairy godmothers you.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Latest

So here's what's up with me lately:

I am currently researching some new career options. I am not yet going to elaborate on them on the blog, other than to say they seem like they use a lot of my writing and researching skills, and fit with my lifestyle. I will say that when I am comfortable and confident enough that they are the right fit for me that I will share more. Until then, you can pretend I'm doing something crazy, like underwater sea urchin hunting, synchronized sky diving. Whatever blows your skirt up.

With my increased amount of free time, I have been able to catch up more with friends and acquaintances. This is something I didn't make as much time for as I should have while I was working, and I hope I can continue to maintain this reconnecting after I figure the career stuff out.

Also while I figure out career stuff, I am embracing the holiday spirit by baking pretty much everything in my repertoire, and then some. Do you have a holiday party coming up? Want to give some yummy gifts out to friends? Need some sweetness in your life (like as a hidden midnight snack)? Give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and maybe I can make something for your holiday that will brighten your spirits and fill your tummy. Win-win.

I appreciate your patience as I figure out my life alongside figuring out when the heck I will get my blog to the spot that I want it.* I truly want to dedicate more time to the blog, both because I enjoy it and because it deserves more attention. I so appreciate when people tell me that they enjoy reading my blog, or let me know that they miss it when I don't post something new. It means more than you could know to hear that encouragement.

New things coming my way from all angles. I want to know: what is new with you? Are you going through any big career, education or life transitions?

*Art imitating life?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blog Neglect

Sorry to any who may have been poking around on the blog the last couple of weeks. I have been busy on the job hunt, researching some new opportunities, and getting sick. I have also been doing some good old fashioned cooking, and prepping stuff for Thanksgiving. I will be more on top of things next week and hopefully get into a more suitable routine for blogging very soon.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. This is where I'll be (at least on Saturday at 1, where there will be a craft fair!)