Friday, August 3, 2012

Catching a Break

It has been a long month, filled with ups and downs, but with the arrival of Friday, things are finally looking more up than down.

Stress 1
Work is a lot of "work" right now. I'm project-lead on on a new website for the university where I work. It is a HUGE project that has consumed the last 1 1/2 years of my life. The site is slated to launch this month. That means tons of work to get everything ready.

+ Stress 2
On the home front, we had a new patio/fire pit area installed at our house. We tagged it on to a project to fix the drainage in our backyard. Kinda funny to do it this year, considering it is bone-dry back there, but most of the time it is a swamp. We thought the project was going to be done in June, but they crew just came the end of July.

So add construction and a torn up yard to the stress-factor list.

+ Stress 3
And just to keep things interesting, I managed to get into some poison oak. For a good two-weeks, I had head to toe hives with insane itching. Now, thankfully, I just have mild itching and lovely red scabs.

= Almost missing the challenge
With all of this going, entering my polymer guild challenge this month was, well, challenging. But August is the Polymer Clay Artist's Guild of Etsy "charity" challenge and I didn't want to opt out. Fortunately our awesome challenge coordinator allowed us to enter something we made earlier, as long as it that fit the bill. 

About the PCAGOE Challenge:
For our annual "Charity Challenge" we chose The Global Genes Project, 7000 Bracelets for Hope, which provides bracelets for the rare and genetic disease community. Bracelets needed to be blue, in keeping with the projects color theme. 
Voting is open for the public through August 7. The winners are selected at random from the voters. So vote and you could win!

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy. Sorry about the poison oak, ouchie itchie! I have to say that both the bracelet and the patio are totally awesome, though. :) Best of luck on getting your work project launched, I hope it goes well.


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