Monday, March 10, 2014

I'm Back...

Well here we are, almost three months into 2014 and I haven’t blog in well over a year—not a single post in 2013. But that wasn’t for a lack of thing to blog about. 2013 was a very busy year. Here’s a little summary of all the things I neglected to blog about.

I started 2013 with a bang and started graduate school. I’m currently in my fourth semester of the Master of Strategic Communication at Westminster College. My studies have kept me extremely busy and the work has been stressful—but also rewarding and fun.  So far I’ve learned about rhetorical and persuasive writing, crisis communication, grammar and editing, and organizational communication.

My studies took up most of my free time in 2013, but I still some time learning to produce more and purchase less.  At the end of the summer I spent hours canning and preserving vegetables from my garden.  I made pickled beets, green tomato relish, and spicy tomato jam.

Charley’s nephew got married, and we were invited to his costumed wedding.  We went as Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox and I decided to make our costumes by hand. I sewed my dress using a vintage pattern—this was the most complicated thing I’ve ever sewed and I need help from my mom and friend Anita, but it came out great.  I assembled Charley’s attire from second-hand item and clothes he already had. I handmade our masks with faux fur, cheap Mardi Gras masks, aerosol fabric paint, and a lot of glue. I was very pleased with the end result, even though everyone though our costumes had something to do with the “What does the Fox Say?” video…GRRR!!

Charley’s year was just as busy as mine. He had two shows within the calendar year. The first was in Palm Desert last February, and the second was in Park City last month. Both shows were successful.

This year I am resolved to write more, so stay tuned for more posts soon.