Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I was able to escape today and head to Archivers to work on Valentine's Day cards. I will post pics later, as they are part of a card exchange that I am participating in.
Quilt update: The center square that I had to redo due to poor measuring skills is finished. Yea!! It seems so easy and so hard at the same time for a first time quilter :)
Friday, January 26, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Here's the description, because I find it hard to describe:
In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined.
Besides being an riveting plot, you see Africa and the conditions in which they live there. You see raids, you see lack of food, you see people desperate for health care, as well very modest living conditions.
I went to bed in total amazement that I have a warm, non dusty bed to lay in and I can go to sleep without the worry of being killed in the night. Boy--this film blew me away...
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I guess that is one way he expends his crack baby amounts of energy while it is freezing outside.
Also, I am still hot cocoa obsessed and made a card for my friend, Jen, in Denver who has mounds and mounds of snow. The template for the card can be found at Mirkwood designs: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm --a great site by a pretty creative person.
Monday, January 15, 2007
I had some today and felt like poop cuz my sugar levels are all out of whack. Yea--almost passed in Target yesterday...seriously, not being overly dramatic or anything! Luckily I had half a turkey sandwich in my car that I dug out and ate like a pig, or like a teenager devouring an afterschool snack. I STILL have those at 3pm daily. But when I skipped this daily bite to eat, "Walleye Vision" and severe dizziness as I was trying to shop for diapers for my ginormous kid. My dad suggested looking for them in the geriatric aisle.
Tate is in the bathtub and I am frantically typing, savoring my 10 minutes of alone time that I get each night. If I wasn't 100% sure that his bathtub water had little kid pee in it, I would jump in after him to relax. I guess I'll wait and take one later...
I hope everyone had a good MLK Day. More later with pictures!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I know someone is supposed to tag me first, but I am initiating it for Mom and Uncle Jim. :)
Here it is:
A= Available~ to Paul only
B= Best Friend~ I have many :)
C= Cake or pie~ cupcakes!
D= Drink of choice~ water, hot tea and coffee
E= Essential item you use everyday ~my planner.
F= Favorite color~ blue (deep, yet vibrant blues that blend into black, like the sky at night)
G= Gummy bears or worms~ WORMS.
H= Hometown~ not sure, I move too much
I= Indulgences~ coffee, chocolate, art supplies, falafel, getting nails done
J= January or February~ February (I love V Day)
K= Kids and Names~ Tate (or Stinky)
L= Life is incomplete without?~ quiet time
M= Marriage date~ Sept 6, 2003
N= Number of siblings~ 4 (1 sister, 3 brothers)
O= Oranges or apples~ both, but I love oranges in winter
P= Phobias or Fears~ something happening to my family members
Q= Favorite Quote~ right now: “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
R= Reason to smile~ I'm in pjs and relaxing
S= Season~ Fall, no contest
T= Tag 3 or 4 people~ Mom, Uncle Jim, Ursula!
U= Unknown fact about me~ eeee..don't know!
V= Vegetable you don't like~ peas! That is probably the only one.
W= Worst habit~ picking at my nails
X= X-rays~ lots! teeth, arm, jaw
Y= Your favorite food~ all, but I particularly like fresh veggies, freshly cooked meal with good wine eaten outdoors
Z= Zodiac Sign~ Cancer Crab
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
"I just made oatmeal in my pants!" running out of the room... "Are you serious?" After checking on him... "I didn't get any on my underwear 'cuz it stuck to my butt cheeks." And while on the "pot" telling me this, then starts dancing and singing "I'm bringing sexy back!" by Justin Timberlake.