And… she’s back.

Yes, yes, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted anything.  Much has happened, and yet much has stayed the same.

I’m still working my day job, working for “the man.”  If I haven’t mentioned before, I’m a legal secretary in the wonderful world of intellectual property.  Trust me, it’s not as glamorous as it sounds.  (I may be a bit delusional to think anyone even interprets it as such.)  I’ve been plugging along at my “career” (oh, it kind of pains me to call it that) for a little over ten years.  This is definitely NOT what I wanted to be when I grew up, but the money is good and I’m good at what I do.

I’ve also started a new hobby – designing jewelry.  It’s fun, definitely a wonderful creative outlet, and the instant gratification is killer!  I can whip up a pair of earrings in the time it would take me to cast on.  I’m hoping to start selling some of my wares on Etsy.  But for now, I’ve been making stuff mostly for myself (it was glaringly apparent that I needed to expand my jewelry wardrobe).  For Christmas, I made all the women in my life earrings.  They were a big hit, although now my mom is all-not-too-subtly  hinting that she needs a matching bracelet.  I think I’ve created a monster.

I haven’t been knitting much.  Not sure what that’s about.  I have a modest yarn stash – definitely enough to start a few different projects, but I guess I’m just waiting for inspiration to strike.  Until then, I occasionally open up my ottomans stuffed of yarn – I have three – and take inventory.  (Yes, I keep my yarn in ottomans, don’t judge me!  Where do you keep yours??)  I’ve also stumbled across a few stashes sprinkled throughout my apartment, totally forgetting that I’ve hidden them here and there, and think “Oh, that’s where I put that.”  But I’ve yet to come across anything that really screams “KNIT ME!”  So, I wait.

And last, but not least, My Guy, Jason Oppman has started a new music project, and I’ve moved into the role of musician’s wife.  His band, Girl Detective, boasts “original alternative and experimental music with a lush and cerebral postmodern / altrock sound.”  I’ve attended many late night gigs, schlepped a lot of band equipment, and met some cool people (and a few weirdoes, too).  I have to say, though, this rock star life style is a bit trying on someone with a day job.  But, it’s fun as hell.  And I don’t get out much otherwise, so it’s totally a two-birds-one-stone thing.

So, that’s the wrap-up of the past nine months.  I promise to post more and more often.  Til then, peace out.

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