Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 59: failure, thy name is Joyce...

Attempt one on making a tea time top...fail, my boobs are not that big. Lol





Thankfully, this fabric was only two bucks a yard! Thank you, Paron Annex!

Today I had a conversation with Rich in car about having passion and making sacrifices for that passion; working hard because nothing good comes easily ("sometimes you've got to fight..." lol)... And well... I'm going to keep trying because...I think I found something that excites me and something I could eventually be good at! I just need more practice! :) so yes, attempt #1 was not a smashing success...but it was a learning experience and maybe attempt #2 will be way wayyyy wayyyyyyy better. :) wearable, even! :)

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Day 58: completely unprepared

Don't know if you can't tell, but this is the look of panic on my face at seven in the morning right before my annual MS Climb to the Top event where we walk up the 66 flights of stairs in the Rockefeller Center to raise money for the MS society... Why the panic, you ask? Probably because I'm soooo out of shape and have taken every opportunity to use the escalator everywhere. Lol



But I did it! I always do it. Sometimes you think about how tedious it is to climb up some stairs (especially so early in the morning) and goodness knows I love elevators and anything to make my life easier; but every year, this event reminds me of all the blessings I have in life that I shouldn't take for granted. And if my ass hurts a little for me to remember that, well... Small price to pay!

Until next year... Maybe I'll be in better shape..! Lol key word: MAYBE!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 57: on my own

No more sewing school means I have to figure things out on my own...I kind of like cutting patterns and doing things on my own time...:)



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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 56: the dirty mushrooms..

Today I found out that the office decorations for St. Patrick's Day used to be hidden away and unused...because the mushrooms looked dirty...you know, like a certain organ of a certain gender...and now I can never look at them the same again... Thanks Rich!




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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 53: my beautiful sewing table!!!

The bottom drawer is all fabrics!!! I looooves it!



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Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 52: oh snow! Again!!

I love snow covered trees... So calming...



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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 51: air con in February

That's right, I turned my a/c unit on in February because I can't control the heat in my apt and it's sooooo stinking hot in my room! Grrrrr




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Day 50: island style...

Rolla's bday party was tonight and it was an islandstyle theme...

Here's jen practicing for her ukulele performance...


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 49: I say goodbye to far too many people these days...

Another one bites the dust at work!




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Day 48: fail!!!

I got home, cleaned the living room and then was just watching some tv and the next thing I knew, I passed out!! Only day 48 and I failed already!!! Awww pooooo!!!!

Exhaustion, I hate you!!

Looks like I'll be trying project 365 again in 2012! Lol


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 47: better late than never!

My Valentine flowers from Jeff finally came in!




While I do understand all the bad things about the flower industry and the pesticides and stuff, they make my disaster zone of a work area smell nice and it definitely cheers me up to see them when I'm in the middle of working through so much paperwork. :)

Goodness, this man spoils me and just makes me feel so loved. :)


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 46: riding solo...

That's right, I drove the Benz home all bah mahself today! I was sooooo nervous, I almost peed my pants! (probably didn't help that I drank lots of water)





But I made it!! In one piece! Without incident!!! Wooooo

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Day 45: Someone is super biased...





...And I like it that way! :)

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 44: shake your Bonbons...

Teehee. Yes. I went there. But only because I have NEVER made Bonbons...until now! Oreo bonbons...wooooooo

Not the best bonbons out there, (one of them, not shown here methinks, looks like a boob. Lol)but they're mine and sure to be delicious!




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Day 43: my new tote bag

Not the best picture, but I made this!!!!




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Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 42: reaching new heights of laziness everyday...




Yes, that's laundry detergent, shampoo, and dishwashing liquid in a box. Why? Because I had them delivered to my office today.
Yup. Soap.com is an enabler to my lazy ass considering it's cheaper and easier to order this stuff online and have it delivered to me for free! Gotta love technology!!!


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Day 41: shitty picture day

I passed out shortly after getting home only to realize when i woke up that the only picture I took for the day was a crappy blurry one of Abby on the floor. Lame!




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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 40: special k allllll day

Not really because I was watching what I eat but because that's all I had at the office... Special K tummy by the late afternoon time...blech...


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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 39: super busy Joyce is losing to...


Super Lazy Joyce! I so tired!!!

The view from my bed:




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Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38: sewing is my indoor snowboarding....

As an overanalytical psych major who has issues falling and staying asleep because her mind races a million miles a minute, there are few activities that grant me a reprieve from the hubbub of my mind... I didn't discover that it was actually possible to stop thinking until I found myself living in the exact moment I was in the day everything clicked and I learned how to slide down a mountain. It was utterly liberating, to find myself only concerned with the matter at hand. So while I was in japan, for a few hours every weekend, I got to shut my brain off and feel like I was floating on air...

I never really found that feeling after I moved away from my mountain town...instead, I was always in some sort of constant chaos...worry, anxiety, deep thoughts... And in the city, there is no snowboarding...

But I discovered that sewing is my indoor snowboarding. When operating the machine, it's all there is. I love it!

Nothing like making something after the end of a long day!!! :)




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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 37: are you ready for some football (sugar)?

That's chocolate rice crispy treats covered in chocolate frosting...also known as diabetes waiting to happen...



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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 34: never listen to 630 am Joyce...

...because 630 am Joyce thought it was an awesome idea and now 1130 Joyce is paying for it. :(

No to coffee!!!




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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33: spare tire

NY potholes are ridiculous! Rich busted a tire today and we were forced to stop and change it...well, he changed it and I held his phone like a flashlight and took pictures. :P



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Day 32: I am not a fan of public transportation...

...especially in the winter! It makes me very road rage-y without a car... Stupid bus was super crowded and people were not so pleasant! Grrrr public transportation!!!



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