I did make a couple of good dinners...
Chicken Parmesan, with fresh pasta and homemade sauce.
Breaded tilapia with lemon
I also ordered a custom made dress for the military ball, coming up this October. I'm doing this for Thomas, as I really didn't want to go. They are very long (and boring) affairs, and most of the conversation is "shop talk". Some bigwig will be coming to make a (long winded) speech about something or other. It's just really not my thing. And you need a fancy dress. There are no fancy dress shops around here. So you have to order things online. And hope for the best. *sigh* I found a seller on eBay who makes custom dresses to your measurements. Their feedback was stellar, and it was cheap. We.Shall.See.
This is the dress.
Besides not blogging much for the past two months, you might have noticed that I haven't been doing much crafting either. It's been a rough couple of months, not going to lie, but I'm so hoping that August is the 'turn-around point' of this difficult year!! If I'm not feeling good, physically or emotionally, I just cannot craft. There is zero mojo!! A month ago I ordered some new things from SU, including their new "clay". It's not really clay, but sort of this foam stuff that's easier to use and when dried has some give to it, while still retaining it's finished shape! Unfortunately while the clay was available, the molds they offered were on back-order (and still have not arrived a month later!!!). So I went online and ordered a bunch of Martha Stewart silicone molds from Amazon!! Even when it was too hot to craft, I would go up there and push around some clay for a few minutes.
Deskful of finished pieces
The detail is really amazing!
So today I will be finishing the last of my room clean-up, and then I will be CREATING something in there for a change!!! I'm still not feeling 100% yet, but I'm working towards it. Good news yesterday really helped to turn things around, and I'm so grateful for the minor miracle!!!! Baby steps....baby steps...