Saturday, October 12, 2013

Annapolis Boat Show!!!


We're here! The 2013 Annapolis Boat Show is in full swing!
It's been raining NON-STOP! ...but hey, these are sailors  so they are a hearty bunch not afraid to get wet. 
We've had a great turn out so far and expect the weekend to be ever more promising. Top down spinnaker furlers seem to be the order of the day and we have plenty to sell. 
So if you happen to be in the area please stop by booth#56 and we might even buy you a pain killer!!!


 
 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Farewell....

Hello all & Happy New Year!
I just wanted to drop a note that I feel it's time that The Adventures of Suelo blog come to an end.
My initial intention for this blog was to follow my move from Dallas to Chicago waaaaay back in 2007. Since then I have obviously completed that task and my life has continued to take many turns in different directions.
Now that I am in Florida, my life is in a completely different stage & I feel that this blog has run it's course.
I want to thank each and everyone of you who followed me, especially in the insane early posts of my move to Chi-town... That adventure was one of the greatest challenges and accomplishments of my life to date and I couldn't have done it without the support of my friends, families...and even a few foes...

One thing I learned for sure is what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Is this the end of my blogging??? NO WAY! Just the end of this saga... so to those of you who are closest to me... be on the lookout for a new blog coming your way soon... to those of you who's friendship is no more but you still feel the need to read... farewell and I wish you the best in all of your own adventures.
Namaste,
Kristen

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holy Karma Batman!!!

Well karma does exist... not to mention, a little prayer helps!
For various reasons unknown to me, I have been blessed with an amazing amount of work! In the past 2 weeks I have gone from teaching one class a week to picking up an additional 6 more! PLUS I have an additional email out there for what might be 1-2 more classes on top of that!
So when all is said and done, I will definitely have 7 by January & potentially could have 8 or 9. Wow...
Let's just say that I have faith and I do believe in how things work. I have never been perfect by any stretch of the imagination and I have made TONS of mistakes, blunders, pitfalls, sins, whatever you want to call them... I won't get too spiritual on those of you who are not but as someone who has found God in her life more and more the past several years, I truly believe that he helps you and leads you in the right direction... even if that means going in the wrong direction first to learn things the hard way...and more than once....
Not to get off track but...
I had some nasty comments posted on this blog a few months back & I know exactly who they were from. Am I mad about it? No... do I feel sorry for those who feel the need to judge others when they are far from perfect? Yes. I only hope that those who have made their mistakes are willing to pay before judging others. I am a firm believer that "those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"... and those comments were definitely from some fragile houses.
...at any rate, things can change for the better, even if you have ever felt like you are at rock bottom. Sometimes it just takes time and asking for forgiveness...over and over again... deep and from the heart....'cause He knows if you are sincere or not!
Happy Holidays to everyone! xoxo

Friday, November 6, 2009

I need a fix...


I need my needles... my knitting needles.
I've been home sick for 3 days & outside of have an Office marathon yesterday, I've done nothing, which I suppose is what you're supposed to do when you're sick but I don't sit still well.

I've been facebooking & watching all of my old Stitch N' Bitchers still talking about their needles. It only seems like yesterday that I couldn't get enough of my sore shoulders, wrists, & back from cranking through 2 hours of stitches. Now, I haven't finished the scarf I started LAST AUGUST. How sad is that?
So with box of tissue in hand, I think I will drag myself out into the garage & dust of the box that clearly says "Closet of Doom"... which is where all of my knitting gear resided in Chicago.

K1P2K1P2K1P2K1P2

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Step-?

According to GNR, it is supposed to be "the cold November Rain"...yet it's still 80 degrees where I am. Funny that I know that all of my Chicago friends are bitching about the cold rain & dreary weather yet I'm dying for a reason to wear a sweater!
One thing I will not miss how the time change affects the midwest. At its peak, the light fades away & disappears at 4:15pm... seriously. 4:30 looks like midnight & SAD disorder sets in, hard.
Halloween has come & gone & I was super proud and excited to put together my first costumes for the little people. I even got a pretty good response from the face painting. Surprisingly enough, Kieron was far more receptive to the make-up application than his sister was. He'll be in good shape for his future days in drama class... 'cause with the dance moves & the voice that boy carries, I predict some stage stardom in his not too distant future.
I am super jazzed about being daddy's girlfriend. They've decided that stepmom isn't appropriate as that means 2 mom's & they only have one mom so until we come up with another term, I'm just Kristen... daddy's girlfriend...and that's just fine with me.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pooped...

So with this move I've been the sucky blogger. I WISH I had time to blog! In one month I've bailed across the country, changed careers, bought a house, moved twice, and become Stepmom For Dummies...
I'm toast....

Friday, September 18, 2009

Workin' 9-5... well not really


After a week of not working, I've decided that I'm meant for the job market. I am SO ready to teach!!! I did a few hours at the "office" today which was a nice change from sitting 'round the apartment watching the dog & the cat try to get along.

Aside from that all is well. I learned that I am almost as smart as a 3rd & 4th grader based upon my help with this weeks homework...and I've also learned not only from this experience but from the frustrations of my other friends that 4th grade is apparently one big bitch all the way 'round. These kids are CRAMMED full of hours upon hours of homework. No down time whatsoever.

When do they find time to enjoy Space Invaders? Galaga? Going to Six Flags & eating Pop Rocks with Coke?

...a 10 year old should NOT, I repeat should NOT have digestive problems....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunshine State!!!???

Well here I am! Officially in Florida! We arrived late Thursday night after 2 days & 22 hours on the road... quite the trip...especially while holding a 10lb. dog the entire way!
All went pretty smooth with the small exception of a flat tire on the car trailer. Lucky that there are not only helpful people in small town Georgia, but that you can always count on a Wal-Mart when you need one!
Everyone is settling nicely... dog & cat are working things out...slowly but surely.
Today was my first real day not having to get up for work! I can't really decide how I feel about that... I should start work by the end of the week & early next week. A few more gigs will begin in October.... not to mention we close on our house in two weeks... woo hoo!!!
Now if I could just get used to seeing cows & hay bales on the side of the road...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer Fun



This has been the year of no summer... at least that's what the locals are saying. I for one have enjoyed not haveing the A/C on, not sweating my nuts off, and having good hair.


This was the perfect time for a bike ride... 23 miles to be exact. Who knew I had it in me? I love this city.



Saturday, July 18, 2009

allo allo!

I am sitting in humid Florida with a houseful of Brits! Well, actually Julian's mum corrected me and said, "no, we are not British, we are English".... so there you go...
I have been here since Wednesday evening & leaving tomorrow. This trip has been a blur. We ended up working at the factory a few days this week to help Julian get the office somewhat pulled back together as he had to fire yet another office manager.
You would think that in the current economic situation this country is in, that it wouldn't be hard to find good, dependable, trustworthy help. Yet the thief seems to be a recurring theme. Is it small town USA? ... or just hillbillies in general? I am not only speaking on behalf of his current situation but from my own experiences in business. There are plenty of trustworthy folks out there but it seems that the pieces of scamming, lying crap out there tend to come in droves.

As I teach this week I am going to focus the intentions on trust and truthfulness... 'cause if you're not truthful and trustworthy, it all comes out in the wash my friends.... trust me.