“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but paddling like the dickens underneath.”

~Michael Caine

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Why is it...

...that when I have piles upon piles of work to do on my desk I get so overwhelmed that I can't even find where to start. Of course, I know that once I get started, I can actually accomplish more than the average person. I'm great at multitasking. What's the holdup? Why can't I just get started. I feel like an old lawnmower. You know, the one that takes 100 pulls on the starter to get it going but once you get the motor running, mowing is a breeze. Ugh...I'm in a funk.

Besides work, I'm having a blast at home. I have so many projects I don't know what to do with myself. I recently offered to make cupcakes as a gift for a friend's, daughter's birthday party. Tinkerbell themed. So after endless hours of google searching for ideas, I finally decided to suck it up and just use icing. Well, thanks to my bookstore loving aunts that happend to be visiting at the time, I got an AWESOME cookbook all about cupcakes! WOO HOO! Of course I found exactly what I needed to be inspired in this book and voila! Perfect Party cupcakes! They turned out amazing and another girlfriend asked if I would make cupcakes for her son's County Fair themed party! So...I'm making some that look like popcorn tubs and some that look like cotton candy. I'm also making a tiered display stand with a top that looks like a circus tent. Ok, so I'm not sure about the display thing, but I'm going to try to make it work. I hate when I get these images in my head about how I want things to look and then can't make it happen. Gotta love a challenge. Ty's gonna have to help me with this one.

On to my other projects, one of my friends recently decided to start a craft business. She makes Custom Tutu's. Absolutely adoreable! I had her make one for Emma and, since it's the first of it's kind, it's called 'The Emma'. We are scheduled to have pictures taken on Sunday. I thought I'd also make the most of the photo opportunity and get (much to Ty's dismay) a family photo taken. Well, this means getting coordinating outfits. Not the easiest task unless you go to Gymboree. For those of you that don't know about Gymboree, please do not seek any information about this establishment. Especially if you have children! I warn you that they put some kind of addictive substance in the air system in all of their stores. Shopping at this store is EXTREMELY HABIT FORMING and detrimental to your finances (even with a 20% off coupon) and your marital relationships! STAY AWAY! (unless you want your kids to look absolutely amazing in photos!) The pictures of 'The Emma' will be posted at http://www.onceuponatutu.net/ hopefully by the end of the month. My boss keeps looking at me as if to wonder what it is I'm working on. I guess I should actually do some of my work, or at least look like it. Will someone please pull my starter?

1 comment:

tysandiego said...

If I knew how to pull your starter you'd be a much happier duck.