Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Fragments Returns- May 7, 2010

I started having Friday Fragment guilt because I was linking up and not being able to get around to everybody each week, but I decided that's okay. I've met too many fun people to give it up and I'll just do the best I can and visit as many people as time will allow.

I submitted my inburgering portfolio and waited a month for them to tell me it wasn't good enough. They are SO VERY specific in what they will accept, yet they don't actually tell you what they want. Some of my things were rejected for being "reading evidence" instead of speaking or writing evidence, but their "reading evidence" is perfectly appropriate for other things. Apparently this is a big problem with a LOT of people so I tried not to be too devastated and only spent half the afternoon wailing and stomping around. I fixed the crap things they said weren't good enough and resubmitted it. I hope to find out in the next month or two if they accept it this time around. I'm not holding my breath.

It's been raining the all day and I wish that it would stop but the forecast for the next several days looks quite wet.

Life isn't all bad though. I finally found my Holy Grail Orange Sewing Machine. I already posted a picture a few posts back, but you can never have too many. We tuned it up a little and it sews like a dream. A DREAM!

Orange Husqvarna Viking 6430 Sewing Machine

Next on the list is selling two of the other ones I bought to tide me over until I found THE sewing machine. Martijn keeps teasing me about having 5 sewing machines (which I don't- only 4 and a serger) which isn't really fair because he has WAY MORE than 5 computers. I think it's a bit of a double standard, don't you?! Really though, I need to unload a couple so I can make space for other awesome things.

I'm starting to feel like my creativity is coming back. For awhile I felt like all I was doing was filling out paperwork and asking Dutch people to take pity on me and sign my papers for my portfolio, but now I'm FREE since I can't do anything else with it until they approve/reject it again. Now I can start making monkeys again. And maybe finish Mrs Yummy.

Tomorrow I'm going to brave the rain and meet up with a couple of pals in Utrecht. I love hanging out with them but we live on opposite sides of the country (shut up people in great wide expansive America... I'm turning European and 2 1/2-3 hours of travel is JUST TOO MUCH) so we don't see each other very often. I look forward to it very much.

Mommy's Idea


Erika said...

I hope your paperwork is approved this time. How frustrating I would have done the same thing you did. A pity party is a good thing sometimes especially if theres chocolate.

Have fun with your friends.


4 Lettre Words said...

Hope you have a ton of (dry) fun Saturday night!!

LOVE that orange sewer!!!

Doreen McGettigan said...

The nerve of those paperwork people..I hope next week is a better one!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm glad you decided to let go of the guilt of not being able to visit everyone. I like reading your fragments. I have a hard time imagining that your creativity has left you; it's such a big part of who you are.

♥Suzanne♥@AbbyShabbyB said...

Visiting from The Girl Creative,,,Sounds like you'll have a blast!

brainella said...

I still love that machine. And yeah, you so totally should keep the others -- how many computers does Martijn have??

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I say no guilt allowed! I make it to as many as I can, and I've noticed that many of my regular reads do the Fragments- because that's where I found them to begin with! Fragmenters are good people.

Coby said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I too, feel guilty about not getting around to all the fragments, but come on! I've got 3 kids!!! (It's not that we eat poop-scented candy, by the way, it's that my kids hardly ever even eat it, and my kids are very imaginative!).

Send some of your rain here - I LOVE the rain!

Wizardress said...

Hope you hear something POSITIVE from them soon, AND I had a great time yesterday. I hate that we live so far from each other too and I'm still trying to figure out how we are going to get this girls night thing pulled off.

We can do it :)

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

Good luck!
Also, I agree, complete double standard. I say, keep the machines :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Feel free to visit anytime

Melinda Cornish said...

sorry about your rejection, but it will happen...I know you worked hard on the whole thing...the good news is now you can sew!!!!! YAY!

Meal Planning with Connie said...

So sorry to hear about the rejection. I know it will all work out soon. Hang in there!
I am glad your making more monkeys! I love to see the photos. They always make me smile!
Best wishes for a great week!!!

Kmama said...

I'm visiting after you stopped by to make my SITS day so special last week.

That sewing machine is fabulous. My boys would love the orange color!!

Messy Mommy said...

I have absolutely no idea how to sew! Isn't that terrible?!

Mrs4444 said...

Glad you got to hang with your pals for a while :)

Yea! More monkeys!! Gotta love your monkeys :)

I totally relate to the FF guilt thing, but YOU are not obligated to read them all, seriously. I'm thrilled if people visit a few! Now, ME, on the other hand, I feel like I am the one who HAS to read them all, and I just can't keep up. What can ya do?!

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