Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More excitement

Well, I ended up coming back to my mom's earlier than I had planned. I got a call from my brother about 10 this morning saying that he had found my grandma lying on her floor. He was pretty shaken up because when he first found her it looked like she had passed away. She was taken to the hospital and found out that she had broken her ankle. She also had burns on her skin because she had fallen sometime yesterday and drug herself over in front of her propane heater to keep warm, only she laid too close to it. She's also very badly bruised. A lot of things were tipped over in her house, so I'm guessing that she was trying to stand up but kept falling back down.

Anyway, I've had enough "excitement" for one week.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quiet around here......

This will probably be my only post for the week. My mom had a hysterectomy today so we were at the hospital with her. Her surgery went well, I think she's in more pain than she thought she would be though. I felt like a really bad daughter when I left the hospital but I have to work tomorrow. I'll be going home again on Thursday to help her out for a few days.

Hope ya all have a good week.

Friday, January 23, 2009


These pictures are a bit embarrassing, ok a lot embarrassing. Welcome to our office/guest room/I'll just put in there until I figure out what to do with it room. It seriously isn't normally this disgusting but for some reason it's gotten really bad in the past month or so.

Anyway, this is where David and I will be spending our weekend. We're doing a major overhaul (well as major as you can get in a rental) and I can't wait to show you the results! Once finished it'll no longer be a guest room because we are taking the bed out to make room for something really exciting. I'll show you what I'm so excited about once it's finished, hopefully only a month or so from now. So for now check out our mess in all it's glory and be grateful this room isn't in your house.
PS - Happen to notice the wine rack in picture 2? It's suppose to be on top of our fridge but it got moved when I decorated for Christmas and I haven't moved it back yet. about lazy.
ETA - No baby on the way if that's what you're thinking ;o)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

Not only is another world possible, she is on her way.On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
-Arundhati Roy

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekend Recap

Made some of these and decided that I really "need" a sewing machine.
Looked around here a lot.

Caught up on my blog reading.

Got some of this ready to send out.

Read some of these.
Watched these.

Went baby shopping for my cousin's baby.

David and I went out for supper Friday night. We visited my brother-in-law and family later in the evening.
That was pretty much my weekend. I did a lot of nothing, um ....relaxing, this weekend and I still have one more day to relax before we head back to school.

Hope you had a relaxing weekend too!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Little of This, A Little of That

Brrr! I can't wait for spring to arrive. I've got a serious case of the winter blahs. I'm tired of getting up early to start the car and being stuck inside all the time!! At least we get a two hour late start tomorrow due to the low, low temp.

I'm a little slow to post on this one. I received a Butterfly Award from Jodi last week. The rules with this award are:
Put the logo on your blog.
Add a link to the person who awarded you.
Nominate outstanding blogs that you follow and link to those blogs.
Leave a message to those nominees on their blogs.

I am passing the Butterfly Award to...

Thank you so much Jodi!


Rambling Girl posted about this swap on her blog yesterday and I decided to join in. I really enjoyed participating in my last swap, and who doesn't love kitchen items?!? Ok, well I do anyway. :o)

In family related nephew was taken to the hospital with a health scare yesterday. He's now back at home resting. I also learned that my cousin's baby was moved to a bigger hospital yesterday. He was born this past Saturday (the 10th) and isn't doing well. Please keep them all in your thoughts if you would.

Monday, January 12, 2009

2008 in Review

I did this last year too so I thought I'd do one for 2008 too.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Got married
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year? I did ok with last year's resolutions. This year I made my 101 list.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? no
4. Did anyone close to you die? no
5. What countries did you visit? none
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A career that really excites me/makes me happy.
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? April 26 - the day Dave and I were married
8. What was your biggest personal achievement of the year? Gosh....not sure on this one
9. What was your biggest failure? not getting more debt taken care of
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? thankfully no
11. What was the best thing you bought? my Goodwill/rummage sale items that I refinished/made over......recycling AND saving money is a GOOD thing!!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? no ideas here
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? uhh??
14. Where did most of your money go? bills
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? our wedding
16. What song will always remind you of 2008? ??
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? 
c) richer or poorer? a. happier, b. pretty much the same as last year, and c. doing a little better financially, but definitely not "richer".
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? tried to see the positives in things instead of dwell on the negatives
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? worried
20. Did you fall in love in 2008? All over again
21. What were your favorite TV programs? The Biggest Loser, Ghost Whisperer
22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I don’t hate anyone
23. What was the best book you read? Twilight series
24. What was your greatest musical discovery? no idea
25. What did you want and get? another car, thought it's proving to be a bad purchase
26. What did you want and not get? a house
27. What was your favorite film of this year? Hancock was pretty good
28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 28, I think we went to Sioux Falls but I can't remember what we did
29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? not worrying so much about things I couldn't control
30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? pretty casual
31. What kept you sane? David

Friday, January 9, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

Going with the prompt this week :o)

1. Where did you meet? I HATE telling people this, but we met on the Internet. I guess it's no worse than meeting in a bar but I still hate it.

2. How long did you date b/f you were married? We dated for 2 years and 9 months before we were married. We were engaged for 14 of those months.

3. What does he do that surprises you? What doesn't he do that surprises me? He's not what you'd call predictable.

4. What is your favorite quality of his? He's very romantic.

5. What is your favorite feature of his? DIMPLES!!

6. Does he have a nickname for you? Hmmm...I guess he calls me baby doll a lot.

7. What is his favorite food? Meat and these days juiced veggies and fruits.

8. What is his favorite sport? Wrestling or football

9. When and where was your first kiss? During our first date.

10. What do you like to do together? Most anything. We watch movies quite often.

11. Do you have any children? Nope. I think lots of people are eagerly awaiting that news but it'll be awhile before that happens.

12. Does he have a hidden talent? Ummm...none that I know of.

13. Who said "I love you" first? I did.

14. What is his favorite type of music? He likes most types....not so much on the rap or pop type stuff though.

15. What do you admire most about him? His work ethic and relationships with his family members.

16. Do you think he will read this? I know he will.

To find out more about My Husband Rocks!, visit Katy Lin at the great adventure.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sign How-To

I've had a few questions in my comments and a couple emails asking me questions about the sign I painted. I thought I'd just type up a quick post in case anyone else runs across my last post and wants more information.

The first thing I did was sand and paint my board. I then went into Word to type up my letters. I used the font Bookman Old Style for the big letters, and Liorah BT for Est. 2008. After I printed my letters out, I cut and taped the last name together. I then colored the back of the paper with chalk. Next I tried to center the name as best I could without actually measuring and taped it onto the board. Once taped, I traced the outline of each letter with a regular pen. I took off the paper, checked my lines, and started painting.

Once the paint was dry, I did the same process with Est. and 2008. These letters were much smaller so I had to cut about half of the bristles off one of my small paint brushes to make it work.
And that is how I made my sign. I hope this was semi-understandable.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Weekend Recap

David had to work this weekend so I just hung out around the apartment. I decided I needed a project last night so I dug this wooden sign out of the closet.
I sanded it down a bit then painted it black. While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I typed up my letters in Word and printed them out on a plain piece of paper. I then chalked the back of the paper and taped it onto the board and traced the outline of each letter. I forgot to take a picture before I started painting but here's an in process pic:
End result:

It was a lot more time consuming than I expected it to be, but it kept me busy.
We head back to school tomorrow. It's going to be tough getting back into a routine again, especially since I slept in every day of break!

Hope everyone had a great weekend :o)

Friday, January 2, 2009

My Husband Rocks

To try to make up for my My Husband Rocks absences over the past couple weeks, I'll share a couple reasons with you this time around.

The first is that he has been our car mechanic A LOT lately. We've have a quite a few issues with our "good" car the last couple months and David has been the one to either fix them or take the car in. He has worked very hard out in the cold weather to fix some things and spent quite a bit of his time doing it. I really appreciate the time he has spent working on it and the fact that it has saved us money in the process.

The other reason is that he is happy to spend time at home with me. I am a pretty big homebody and love that he enjoys spending time here with me. He had a day off this week and we just spent the day here watching a House marathon and eating homemade ice cream.

Check out Katy Lin for more information on My Husband Rocks!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009! Hope you all are recovering well from a wild (or not so wild) New Year's Eve celebration. :o)
If you noticed, I have a new little 101 button to the right. If you click on it it will take you to my new blog. I've made a 101 Things to do in 1001 Days list and decided it'd be easiest to stay motivated and keep it updated if it was on a blog. Head on over and check it out if you'd like. Maybe you'll even start one of your own :o)