Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tulips and The Slump

Happy Spring!  I made this pot of Blow Pop tulips for the staff of Little Girl's school recently.  I thought it would be a nice surprise and a way to say thank you for all they do.  It was a hit.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the one and only creative thing I've done in a long time.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  I guess I'm in a slump.  If you are a crafter I think you would understand.  Sometimes the creative juices just aren't flowing or seem like they have completely dried up.  I think that is where I am right now.  I'm not worried though, something somewhere will catch my eye and I will be inspired to the point of being obsessed and that is all I will talk about and do until something else grabs my attention.  I do have this one little idea that has been tumbling around in my brain for a while.  It seems to roll around more often lately so I may be creating something new soon.  No promises, but I might. 

I think this creative slump is also why the blog has been neglected over the past few weeks.  The slump and work are probably to blame.  The atmosphere at work has been very intense lately with mountains of work to do.  To be honest, after spending all day on the computer at work I don't even want to look at one when I get home.  I realized recently that I haven't even been checking home emails.  I do sneak a peek at the blogs I follow on my lunch break, just so I don't miss out on anything, but that's about it.  I know and you know this is just part of a cycle and things will get back around to "normal".  Until then I hope you will bear with me and keep checking in on me.  I will try harder.  I do have some things to blog about - seems like it is mostly beer stuff, but that's okay too. 

Thanks for hanging out with me and I appreciate you checking in!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Southern Hockey

John Deere Zamboni - it's a southern thang.

We were fortunate enough this week to score some free tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game.  Thank goodness for good friends who think of us often.  We had a blast.   Of course we always have a good time when we get to go to a game - win or lose.  We lost in overtime - pooh.   I would love to be lucky enough to get to ride on the Zamboni and do my best parade wave.  Wouldn't that be fun?

We've had a busy week.  Monday night we went to our weekly trivia game, I have to tell you about that sometime.  Tuesday I went shopping with my little girl, it was fun but exhausting.  Wednesday night we went to the hockey game - GO CANES!  Thursday we had to run some errands after work and last night I had to catch up on my house work.  Today we will be going to a home brew competition and see how well Hubby's brews manage.  It will be exciting and fun with a little anxiety in the mix.  I'll let you know how he does. 

The weather is suppose to nice here this weekend.  I hope it is in your little part of the world.
Enjoy your Saturday. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brewmasters Bar and Grill

Oak City Flight -
Lonerider Dead Eye Jack, Big Boss Bad Penny,
Roth Raleigh Red and Carolina Pale Ale.

 Good food!

 Sweet potato beer - unique
 Irish Cream Ale - yum

That rowdy bunch from Roth Brewing!

Friday night Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves and went to the new Brewmasters Bar and Grill in downtown Raleigh.  Love it!!!  This is the place to be if you enjoy beer - real beer - not yellow water.  They do have some of that yellow water stuff but if you like beer, are a homebrewer, enjoy good food and good folks this is the place.  It was crazy Friday night.  Our friend Mark from American Brewmaster (the brew shop) has stake in this place and has worked hard to make it awesome.  We think it is going to be the next big thing.  This place is like 5 minutes from where I work and I can see it being a pit stop on Friday nights before heading home.

We enjoyed beers from several Raleigh breweries and then some that we haven't heard of before.  They have 66 beers on tap - crazy choices.  The atmosphere was great.  There were some local breweries there giving samples of their beers including one of my favorites - Roth.  Oh how I love those boys!  Fullsteam and Big Boss were also in the house and have some great beers.  It really was fun and we even ran into some of Hubby's brew buddies.  A great time was had by all. 
Treat yourself and enjoy a good beer this weekend.  It will make you smile.