February 20, 2011

Where did this month go?

Tee hee, sorry I've been gone so long folks!
One commenter on my rather lackluster bloggerversary post got it partially right. The kids have been sick, and we've had a wonderful time discovering allergies to antibiotics. Now that it's over, we are preparing for the 4th birthday of my eldest. She has chosen a princess theme this year, and a quick trip to the dollar store got us all set up with fine princess decor. My dearest husband has even chipped in on the planning (there are few things I detest more than event planning, paperwork being one of them...) so I have actually enjoyed the process. I even got the invitations out two weeks in advance! That is a major accomplishment for me right there. I've been unfortunately neglectful of some of my ehem, responsibilities lately. My Drivers license is expired, and of course did I remember that before I got carded at a club? I'm not the barhopping type mind you. My dad and I follow a few musicians in the area, and he'll take me for a coke and potato skins while we enjoy some fine tunes. Anyway, imagine my joy when the 6 foot bouncer at the irish pub gave me the evil eye....apparently he's not supposed to let anyone in with an expired license. Who knew? Well, he let me in out of the kindness of his heart I guess, and we enjoyed the musical delights of Jerry Miller (Moby Grape anyone?) So, needless to say, I will be in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles promptly Tuesday morning. Really, I just forgot. Then I was sick. Then I forgot again, and then the kids were sick...you know the drill.
The other area I've neglected is taxes. GASP! HORROR! This being my first year as a business owner, I cannot tell you how confused I was.....there's the IRS, the DOR, and they both want different sets of information from me. Did they bother to mention any of this to me when I got my license? The "pamphlet" that was included with that license was less that usefull. Anyway, I am an annual filer with the state of Washington, so my DOR taxes were due January 31st. I had scheduled a class with a local accountant to help me understand the hot mess, but, of course that was on the calendar while I was sick..... after recovering and rescheduling, I managed to attend recently, but am still facing the process of actually extrapolating the information I'll need....as well as set up a correct and useable record keeping system. Sigh. Really, I just want to make some earrings people. I'd choose dental work over bookkeeping. Seriously lacking motivation but Jim is home tomorrow for President's day, so I'll have no excuse to not shut myself in the office and get 'er done. Pile on top of that my miserably low sales in the etsy shop so far this month, I'll need some serious chocolate to make it through the day tomorrow!


Back to the Bloggerversary. I had planned on a big to-do over it, I've been blogging for two years now. Many changes have happened in that time around here.....arrival of daughter #2, purchase of our home, transition into jewelry business, quitting my day job. Now that it is several weeks past, it no longer draws me with the same charm to celebrate. BUT. I did want to do something special to say thank-you for all of your support through these two years! SO. Leave me a comment on this post, and let me know you'd like to be placed in my drawing and I'll send something special (I haven't decided what yet) to one of you. International entries are welcomed! I am so happy to be connected to this wonderful community....and for those of you dedicated enough to make it to the end of this post, I'd love to send a little friendship your way! Just remember to make sure I have a way to contact you, either an email address or a link to your blog.
Thanks everyone!

36 comments:

Miranda said...

Well, I'm glad everyone's feeling better, anyway.

Taxes. Yeah, I was going to do those this weekend, but I somehow kept finding better things to do. Funny how that happens. But I WILL do them tomorrow... maybe.

Belated congratulations on the Bloggerversary!

Fox said...

Yayyyy, Krystle!

Happy Bloggerversary! And now on to year three!

♥ Fox : )

Ladytats said...

Hi Krystle, welcome back from the sick room, and sorry to hear the issues with taxes. I would love to win something of yours, you are so talented. ladytatslace at gmail dot com.

Karen said...

I'm thankful sickness is behind you and over.
Oh, Krystle, I'd be pleased to own anything by you. Please enter me. Karen in OR (and you have my email)

Josie Passell said...

I am glad that you are all feeling better. I am hopeless at paperwork now and yet I always used to do the household accounts. I love reading blogs, it is wonderful to share experiences with people who have the same interests. Now that I am 'retired' it is my link to the outside world.
happy tatting
Josie

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm not at all surprised that you haven't been posting! When would you have had the time?

Taxes... ugh! Thanks for the reminder that I need to get mine together today. I always dread that task.

Most important of all, happy blogaversary! Has it really been two years already? Keep on dyeing, tatting, and blogging, please!

Bonnie said...

I can totally relate to the nervous chocolate. And as for the taxes, I put it off until the last possible minute, then do it at least twice to make sure I get the same answer both times. Sorry today's your tax day.

Happy Bloggerversary! Please keep your posts coming (as time allows of course LOL)

Carol Lawecki said...

I'm glad everyone is feeling better. Sounds like you've had your hands full with trying to get things done.

I'd love to be entered in your drawing and win something of yours. You are so creative with your tatting!!

Lily said...

Bummer! what a neggy(negative) month!

Here's hoping that March will be better for you and your family!

Good luck with the taxes!

Happy 2yr Bloggerversary!

Anonymous said...

I missed you. Welcome back. Linda

Tatfully Yours said...

Congrats to you on your Bloggerversary!!!! I wonder if you will let Dr. Von Threadmore help out with your draw?!?

Glad to see you are back!! I`ve missed you!!

Kelly

Dale Marie said...

You have been a busy bee indeed! A sick family and tax whoas-sometimes life just dishes one blow after another doesn't it? Glad to hear things are getting a bit better.

Congratulations on our Blogaversary!!! And thank you for allowing us to participate in the celebration:-)

I am fortunate enough to own one of your pieces (the Lady of the Garden set) so I know how lovely your work is first hand!! I would love a chance to win another one of your creations:-)

Margie said...

I don't think I've left a comment before on your blog but I read it each time there is a new post. Love your tatting so bright and pretty.

Just realized where you were from. I was raised in southeast Washington in a town close to Walla Walla. Thanks for letting me follow you on your blog.

tatting-marie said...

Happy 2nd Bloggerversary! I know we will be seeing and reading lots more in your 3rd year. You keep it interesting with all of your tidbits. Love your jewlery, too! It would be an honor to win something of yours, so please enter me in your drawing.

Suztats said...

Happy you are all better! I'd love to win something! Thanks for the opportunity.

Michelle said...

Dear Krystle,

It's so nice to see something from you again! I'm so glad you and your family are feeling better. I don't envy you the business end of things but I will pray for guidance and good help for you.

I'd love to be included in your giveaway- whatever it is!

Safia Ranja said...

Busy busy busy! :)

I must admit- you are one of the blogging tatters that I look to for inspiration as I continue to learn the art. Thank you for your posts and pictures and I look for ward to future inspiration! :)

Safia Ranja said...

Oh- and I'd love to be in your drawing. :)

God's Kid said...

Love those earrings!!! Fantastic colors!!! :)

Gina said...

Good to hear everything is settling back into "normalcy". Congrats on 2 years of blogging and what a BUSY two years!

Jane S. said...

I'm so glad to know that everyone is feeling better! It's always something, eh? It was flu and colds, now it's taxes and princess party planning. I don't envy you the tax stuff, better you than me I must say.

Congrats on 2 years blogging, that is a huge accomplishment especially since you've got so many other things going on. Love the earrings, and I'd love to be entered in for the anniversary drawing too.

janers41 at yahoo dot com

Tattin' Kat said...

Congrats on your anniversary.

We've had the sickness here too!! Here is hoping that both of our families are better for a LONG time :)

By the way did the Dr get the sickness as well? If so, I bet that she was an awful sicky :)

The Chung Family said...

Sorry to hear that your house got hit with the crud - never any fun, and sometimes even more challenging when you wear the prestigious title of "Mom". Glad to hear it sounds like you all made it through, and now for the fun part of getting all caught up...yeah...

I would like to be entered in your drawing, my main email is thechungfamily at yahoo dot com

And congratulations on all that has happened in your life these past two years. God is always faithful.

Beelizabeth said...

Have to congratulate you on your Bloggrversary even if it's a little late! (I'm at beadymom at gmail dot com if you can't find me any other way)

Happy Bluebird said...

Congrats on two years - count me in!

No wonder you haven't been getting either the blogging or the "other" stuff done - you have your hands full! Stay well.

cre8ivgrl said...

Happy Bloggerversary!
You should be very proud of urself for successfully keep a wonderful blog going while managing a full life outside tatting! I always look forward to you posts! Thank you & Congrats! Cre8ivgrl at gmail dot com.

Kimberly said...

I'm glad all is well with you! I love your blog and hope to see many more years! Congrats on your bloggerversary!
~Kimberly
kinters6(at)aol(dot)com

Robert said...

Congratulations on the belated Bloggerversary! Enjoy your blog. Thank you for letting me enter your giveaway. Robert, in northern Iowa.

piece peace said...

Taxes...can't live with 'em...can't live without 'em. I wear my fuschia tatted earrings all the time, and get lots of compliments. I always tell the many admirers that I got them at your Etsy shop. Hang in there.

Trayna said...

Can't let a giveaway go without having a go please.
Thanks

Laivine said...

Happy Bloggerversary! I love your HDT as well as your jewelery designs!

Brigitte Tats said...

Happy Blogaversary! Glad everyone is feeling better. My son and I were sick in January. I'd love to win something of yours! My e-mail is needleandshuttletatter at yahoo dot com and my blog is tattingandbeading dot blogspot dot com.

Laura said...

Congratulations on your bloggerversary! I really enjoy your blog and your tatting. Good luck with the bookkeeping. (ick)

tatterjil said...

Oops! Totally commented with the wrong account. Would be obliged if you would delete the one from laura.r.rowe and this one? So sorry to add that hassle.

tatterjil said...

Congratulations! Your blog is always rewarding to read and your tatting beautiful.

Mrs. Miles said...

Oh HAPPY bloggy-versary K! May you have so many more wonderful blog years ahead. I always love to visit you and you make me LAUGH! (a nice break in my very busy days)

~ Barb