Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Sorry it's been forever!

Hi friends,

I'm glad this blog is here because every time I go into my own blog, I find this one and it is a reminder that I have other bloggers who are caring, creative and willing to share and listen. What a special thing we have created!

Even though we may go long without writing, it is always here and I hope that will continue indefinitely.

A lot has been happening lately. My husbands publishing company is really taking off and I am so proud of him. I help his with some office stuff but have started to really branch out and do my own artistic endeavors.

I found my dream job just last week. In Pensacola, there is a shop called Bia's Sublime Tea. It is a loose leaf tea shop with all the tea you could ever imagine and it is also a local artisan shop. In the back part of the store, Bia has three sewing machines and a workroom for crafting and making art. Bia and I have worked out a deal where I work for her a few days a week to keep the store and the tea organized and she pays me under the table. We also worked out that she would teach me how to sew and I could make items to sell in the store and make money off of what I make! I will also be teaching beginner and intermediate knitting classes as well as some other craft classes for children. On top of all that I get all the free tea I want! How crazy is that? It's literally my dream job for right now.

I'm currently working on a line of knit fruits and vegetables. Some are magnets. Others will be baby rattles and others just plush toys. I was approved to have my own stand at the local farmer's/artisan market and will be selling my items for the first time on August 6th! I thought I'd share some photos with you ladies because they are sort of fun and quirky.

The strawberries and the Mushrooms are magnets and the eggplant is a couch pillow that I made for my sister for her birthday. These projects have been so fun and rewarding. My focus now is on baby rattles. I'd like them to be able to be sold in boutiques around the country. So I'm going to be testing out price points and the right market for them and all that. It's exciting times! 

On a sadder note, I lost a good friend and mentor yesterday. He was an amazing man who changed thousands of people's lives. He pioneered hikes with people who could not walk and took thousands of people on thousands of hikes to see the world in all its natural glory. He even has peaks of mountains named after him because he was such a pioneer!! But more importantly he was my friend and taught me how to love with all my heart. I have a post about him on my blog if you'd like to read my tribute to him.

That's all for now. Thanks for listening everyone!


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Happy Caturday!

Let's celebrate Caturday with a picture of my kitty, Demon, curled up in bed taking a nap :D

Sorry I haven't been around much, my boyfriend is staying with me and he is a major computer hog! How is everyone?

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Just my second post... I read the person below me had to give up. What a pity. I just thought about being more active in here, and she gave up...

So, I got my internship started! Nothing really spectacular, putting books on shelves, doing some paperwork (only basic, luckly). I'll have to deal with children who come to the library during school break. It would be probably a pleasure, but I'm not of those children-lover so I'm a little bit afraid.

Some people asked me to write something about myself so here I go: I'm Justyna, usually called Aleksis by my friends due to my RPG character's name. I used to play a little bit as a primary school student (well, something similiar to the RPG, at least ;) we had no idea about dices and points but we created everything and killed demons, rescued princesses and stuff like that) and I did also few months ago, until my group split to two parts. Life is brutal.

I'm an university student, studing slavic philology. I really like it, dealing with Slavic languages and also a folclore and rest of the culture. I felt in love with Upper-Sorbian language, but I know only basics of it (had 15 lessons at the uni) and I need to learn more! The first language I learn is Croatian and the second is Russian. I'm thinking about learning Czech by myself too! :)

Okay, time's up, my mum's calling me.
To the next time.
Ask questions to make my introducion easier ;)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Hi friends!

I'm sorry I haven't been here lately and am afraid that I'm going to have to give this up though when I signed up, I fully did intend on writing on it long term.

I've had to much going on and then not being able to get over here has made me feel guilty and stressed out.

I hope you all understand and I'll still be on Swapbot so will see you around there.




Friday, 1 July 2011

News news

Hey girls, how's life? :D
I'm doing fine and I'm here to write my weekly annoying post!! I actually did something this week, so hopefully it won't be boring as the last one.

On monday I began a volountary work: I met this girl that teaches italian to immigrants. She's very smart and I think I'll learn a lot from her. During this first session I just sat there and watched what the lesson was like. It's nice to see people from different countries chat with one another in my language.
I've to be trained to make this on my own, of course since the classes consist in making them talk for a couple of hours and I can't make it!! It's really challenging for me to do something like this but I'll do my best!

Yesterday I went to the market with my mum. She finally managed to find a hour before going to work to make something together. She's not around a lot lately cause she's very busy at work and I've been lonely lately, since we're just the two of us at home.
My dad and my grandma came from Torre del greco yesterday though, so the house is full again!
Oh I took a picture for you while waiting for her to get the car. My house is the one with the red-leeves tree in the front:

I found a couple of cute things while shopping. I've to change the dress though cause it looks funny on me (silly me that didn't try it before buying it >_> ):

My shopping brought me to the Chinese grocery shop too and I got some stuff to make sushi (soy sauce, sushi mat and nori seaweed). Finally!! Do you girls know some vegetarian sushi recipes? So I can make it for my parents too.

And I forgot to post this last week, but I finished my pyjamas made from bad sheets. I also used it, it's comfy :D And, on the right, the loads of buttons I received for "Choose our own theme in a ziplock" swap. They're cute, aren't they?

Ok, I wanted to keep this short, so I stop here.
What have you been up to lately? Any plans for summer vacation?
Hope to read from all of you soon :D
Have a great week end!