Saturday, August 1, 2009

Busy Times

Well, I'd like to say its bee a fun couple of weeks, but thatd be a lie. I am totally stressed out with this stupid math class and can't wait for it to be over. Had an interesting time in my personal life too, but lets not talk about that.
I did spend last weekend with Tamila in Trade Tennessee. We had fun just hanging out, going letterboxing, we even went to a drive in movie theater and saw My Sister's Keeper.
Next week I am packing up my stuff the minute I get don with my final and I'm heading to San Antonio Texas, to hang out with my friend Charlie. I can't wait. I don't really know what we are doing yet, but it will be nice to actually have a vacation.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

Yeah, her birthday is not till September, but her present is done. And since it was a custom request by her, I thought I would post a picture.
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I also finished these way cool socks the other day!
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I'm also taking a Calculus Class right now, but trust me, you don't want to hear about that.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Drama Llama rears his ugly head...

Yeah, its been a fun week. (not!) All sorts of stressful stuff is going on at home. And its just more stressful to me because I'm given a play by play, but its not like I'm there to actually do anything and make it better. But c'est la vie.
Luckily this is my last week teaching classes until September. I am so ready for a break. My students are really starting to get on my nerves. Its really frustrating when I know that all the information they need to answer their lab questions are in the lab notebook they have, and they still don't know whats going on. Or when they learn something in an experiment, but can't apply it to a real life question. Like since when did simple logic disappear?
I planted a letterbox yesterday and that was pretty exciting. I put it at the Wesley Foundation, and the stamp is a squirrel since Ken and the squirrels are mortal enemies! lol. Ken was not amused. I still think its awesome.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I am so glad its summer. I made it through the semester, and now have a 3.2 GPA which will allow me to take classes in the fall! I am teaching one class right now, and not taking any, and am really enjoying my extra free time. I have been a pretty productive knitter in the past month. This is all I've done:

A Stargate Dishcloth

A Gryffindor Tie

A Baby Blanket

A Camel (to go with Granny's Nativity)

And I started a cool pair of socks.

Right now I'm sitting at the Wesley Foundation and the first game of the Stanly Cup Finals is on, so I'm going to get back to that!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I have been so busy the past couple of weeks. I have so many papers to grade, papers to write, and tests to study for. I have to give a presentation on Friday for my thesis proposal. I'm crossing my fingers it goes well and I don't sound stupid. I can't wait for summer to be here.

I have managed to get a little knitting done. I am trying to make one Christmas present a month, that way I'm not rushing to finish them all in December. I finished Grandma's present this past month.
Its a pair of convertable mittens in a black wool I had in my stash. I think they are really cool.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A little Letterboxing stuff, and some updates

So I've been a little busy with school and have been neglecting my poor blog. I wanted to show some pictures of stuff that I've been doing though.
I made this stamp for Darcy for letterboxing. I actually made two. As you can see in the picture, the letters are BACKWARDS! UGH. After two hours of carving this stamp, I had to scrap it and start again. Luckily the second time around I have better luck with those pesky letters.
This second one is the stamp I made for Tamila so she could go letterboxing with me. It didn't take me quite as long as Darcy's but she was still pleased. (I checked and double checked the letters on this one to make sure they were right.)

Other than that, school has been keeping me pretty busy. Lots of tests, papers to write, papers to grade, and oh yeah, that thesis thing. I should probably start that.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Long Leave of Absence

Wow. Its been a long time since I posted. I've been really busy with school. Also my computer has been broken since Super Bowl Sunday. It decided that loading Windows was WAY to much work. I turn in on and just get The Blue Screen of Death! Ugh. Luckily for me one of the guys that comes to the Wesley Foundation named Chad knows how to fix it. He has successfully reinstalled Windows. I have procured a copy of Microsoft Office 2003. Hopefully it works on my Windows XP. Cross your fingers! Chad just has to install my web drivers and I should be good to go. I can't wait. I am so tired of going to campus everytime I want to check my email or Facebook.

Other than that, my life is pretty uneventful. I'm just trying to keep up with school. I only have two classes, but I really need to get all A's this semester in order to stay in school. I am really worried that I'm not going to be able to stay.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

What a week

It was definitely an interesting week. I had class on Monday. Then an ice storm hit Kentucky, and much of the eastern side of the country. Then I proceeded to get 4 days off school. This is what I woke up to Tuesday morning:

Ice covered everything. You can't tell but the ice on my car was about an inch thick. I didn't go anywhere until Wednesday, only becuase I lost power that day. I went into town to get some groceries and maybe hang out at church. Church didn't have power, and town was chaos. You would have thought the end of the world was here. You couldn't get near a restuarant if they had power. I don't even want to talk about the scene at Wal-mart. I went to Kroger, and get some food that didn't require heat or refridgeration, basically snack food and apples. I didn't get power back until early Friday morning, and since the Wesley Foundation got power Thursday night, I ended up spending the night there Thursday night.

But I have power and heat now, thankfully. Though statewide nearly half a million people still don't have power. And now they are saying some might not have power until middle of February.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I finished this blanket this morning.

I'll take it to the local Humane Society soon. It was a good way to use up some odd balls leftover. And studies have shown that animals who have a hand made blanket at the shelter are more likely to be adopted. So hopefully this helps some dog or cat find a new home!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Socks! And Skating!

I finished some socks!

It felt nice to knit something for myself after rushing to finish stuff for Christmas.

I also went skating last night, and that was really fun. Although I am very sore this morning. I didn't fall once, though, and that was a plus. It was a little rough getting started, but once the zambonied the ice, and I got back into it, I did much better. I want to go again at least once before the rink closes for the season, maybe I'll even learn to skate backwards!

Oh, and random picture of me in my new Sesame Street shirt Darcy and Dad got me.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My new coffee mug

So I got this sweet mug from Starbucks today. Its a travel mug, but you can change out the pattern. The bottom unscrews and you slip a piece of paper in with whatever you want on it. I bought it thinking it would be fun when the boys color pictures for me to be able to carry them around.
I went through a magazine of mine and found this cool ad for some kind of liquor, so I ripped it our and it became my first pattern.

Isn't that fun? It looks like antique wallpaper to me.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Look What I Did!

My brother gave me a giftcard to Lowes for Christmas. At first I didn't know what to buy. But then as I got home and started unpacking, it hit me. I need another dresser. I went to the store today and got this:

And yes, I assembled it all by myself. So now I actually have an empty drawer in my dresser, which is nice. I've been trying to cram stuff in to no avail.

Oh yeah, I started school. But thats boring, I'll talk more about that when its exciting.