I've taken a little while off blogging to gather myself up. And sometimes that is hard. The night I wrote that last blog was the hardest night I've ever had. But, thankfully, I feel a lot better now. I did end up quitting my favorite job--my very first job, and now I have a lot more time to spend with my family.
Finals are in full swing down at U of L and I've made a decision. I'm not going there again next semester, I'm going to transfer to KY State U. First of all, they actually have my degree, and second, they're a lot smaller. I don't think the big universities are for me. I have a hard time finding my niche. Also, it's really far away from where I live.
In more fun news, since I live in Louisville KY, it's Derby season! In less than two weeks it will be time for the run for the roses, also known as the Kentucky Derby! I absolutely love Derby. I don't know what it is, but there's something about it that just gets my heart a-flutterin. I don't know if it's the events, the food, the horses, the hats, the betting--it's all fun! There's so much color, so many flowers, and of course, about 25 big beautiful horses. I'm somewhat of a Derby nerd too, ha! I love the history, the science behind it, the athleticism. I used to think when I danced that all our breath sounded like the breath of the racehorses.
So I've decided to throw an Oaks Tea! Oaks is the big race the day before the derby--the lilies for the fillies (also known as female horses). It's turned into a big breast cancer awareness day and a huge survivor's walk on the track. Every year, Dawn Gee from the local news gets teary eyed and announces how beautiful life truly is and I just thank the earth and all that I get to live in this town, in this time, with these people.
But anyhow, I've thrown myself into work on the decor for the tea party--all handmade. I've made a couple dozen paper flowers, twenty five origami hot air balloons (it's a Louisville thing!) and their baskets, and am in the process of making twenty five Pegasus. Pegasi? You get the idea! Hot air balloons are a special thing in the Derby festival. The festival opens with Thunder Over Louisville, a huge fireworks display over the Ohio River. We always watch it on TV, but a billion people go down to the waterfront to watch. The events go on and on but one of my favorites--the Balloon Glimmer--is tomorrow!
Alongside that, I have to juggle making the rest of the decor, Lawd help me! Studying for finals, (two more), and getting ready for moving (again, Lawd help me!) It's a lot, but I know I can do it. I get by with a little help from my friends!
Disco Chicken of Love
sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.