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.