Monday, January 28, 2008
One thing I can still do is ogle pretty shirts from Anthropologie. I love the feminine details! Even if these are several times the cost of what I would ever pay for a shirt.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
For the first time we went to the National Western Stock Show on Friday with the Walkers. It was fun to go as a cultural excursion. Everything was new to me. Everything was familiar to Ben and reminded him of his younger years. We saw cows and chickens and bunnies and sheeps and dogs. The dog agility show was pretty fun, but they took far too long to set up their courses, especially since it was just a demonstration, not a contest. I had a giant hot dog with kraut for dinner. There are more pictures on Ben's flickr site.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
These are from Forever 21. I cleaned out my closet this week and made a huge donation pile. I realized I have very few blouses. Many button ups (I hate wearing them but felt compelled to buy them for work) and MANY t -shirts. I like the ruffles and poufy short sleeves.
Yes, that's me in the header. The colors are kind of weird so my eyes don't look blue. Those are flowers Ben gave me for May Day when I was living in my closet, I mean, dorm sophomore year. I'll probably change the picture from time to time. Maybe I can come up with some iconography. What other new features are there?
- Wide window for viewing two photos on a single line
- Larger font for easier reading
- Colors that are easier to read
- Updated profile
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I got these sweet black boxes when my office bring emptied. Now there are neatly labeled boxes for pens, scissors, embroidery, ribbons, etc. Next to the desk I set up a charging station for all our electronics. Above the ironing board (that I use more for clutter than ironing) is the painting Andy made me for Christmas.
My vanity (how did I live without it?) with my Black Apple print. On the right is the cabinet I rescued from our dumpsters. Behind the dress form is an improvised scarf rack made of foam board, fabric, and thumbtacks.
My little sewing desk, now with bulletin board so I can quickly glance at my patterns. Now I just need to get my sewing machine fixed ;-)
By the way, a certain someone has a birthday coming up. She has a list here if anyone is looking for ideas. Ben and I still want to make a better wish list site, but for now this ugly one will have to do.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza was absolutely delectable! My fresh ham sandwich was also tasty.
This winter meal was made with alternative cooking vessels. I steamed the sprouts, carrots, and parsnips with herbs and butter in a clay pot. I cooked the lentils in my pressure cooker (which I'm LOVING) and stirred in some kielbasa.
Desserts! This lemon pound cake got a little too brown because my oven was too hot. I covered it up with lemon glaze. I couldn't wait to eat the cinnamon rolls before taking a picture. They have cream cheese frosting but I store it separately so the rolls don't break down from the gooey-ness.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
It's week three of my online Ethics course, five weeks to go. At times the class is thought provoking and interesting. Most of the time I'm bogged down by the online course format. I hate the forced thread posting for credit. It makes me glad I've gone so long without having to do an online class. Tey r teh suxor.
I'm taking a Monday night ballet class this term. It's great to stretch and leap about. I'm trying to do aerobics everyday so I can improve my stamina. (Denise Austin in hilarious.) I think I'll do better in dance class if I don't wear out so easily.
Bugger. The toilet piece is hissing at me now. It's not defective, it's just bad design. Irg. I still don't want to pay for another piece after I bought the whole kit!
Monday, January 21, 2008
And when it was all done and I turned the water back on, it appears that one of the parts in the kit was defective.
I think it will work fine. Probably not worth the hassle of explaining to the Lowes returns cashier that they need to take back just part of this kit and give me a standalone part - for free.
And now I will enjoy the cinnamon rolls I baked today.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
- upstairs toilet
- Ever since the water came back on it won't stop running.
- Ben's watchband
- He tripped and busted a piece off.
- my engagement ring prongs
- They've needed replacing for almost a year now. Just had my 6 month inspection/cleaning and they reminded me.
- my macbook keyboard
- stops working for a few minutes periodically. Probably a loose connection. Just don't want to give it up to get it fixed.
- sewing machine
- has needed repairs for who knows how long. It's extremely clunky now
- Ben's uvula
- He woke up with it stretched down, touching his tongue. Icky.
- my ipod
- tells me I need to reformat it. Strange, it worked fine when I had it tuned to windows. Now it doesn't like the mac ;-)
- Jem's eyes
- Red and oozy since New Years. We have eye drops that help, but it comes back after we stop using them.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Last weekend we saw "I'm Not There" at Neighborhood Flix in Denver. It's a new theater that combines dinner and a movie in a swank atmosphere. It's located in the same complex as the new Tattered Cover and Twist and Shout. The crowd was hip and polite. The food was delicious, healthy, and well priced, and the theater had the nicest employees I have met in a long time. What a great experience! We can't wait to go back for lunch and a matinee, where tickets are only $5. Sadly, they only run a few movies at a time and there's nothing coming up that I want to see. But you better believe we'll be back soon.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
What a crappy day. At least I got to spend most of it at the office.
update: Ben determined that our modem was kaput. He got a new one and after registering it on the phone with comcast, we are back in business! Still no water. They're saying they can't locate the leak, that it was higher up the pipe than they anticipated when they busted up the parking lot this afternoon. So more digging tomorrow and hopefully it will be resolved by the evening.
Monday, January 07, 2008
I'm glad I have close neighbors who let me use their toilets. I hope I don't have to go to work greasy-haired tomorrow.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Today I squandered the afternoon playing Rock Band at Brian's house. I know, not the best Sunday activity. But man, is this game fun. I wish I could play hard on SOMEthing. I'm medium on guitar/bass, easy on drums (although I can limp through a medium), and singing is completely hit or miss. If I know the song really well I'm fine. If it's punk or new to me I'll fail on medium.
I made supper tonight using Ricky's Hot Sauce, which you may remember from The King of Kong as the hot sauce made by the villainous Billy Mitchell. We got the sauce in our stockings and Santa refused to name his source.
Tomorrow I start my Health Care Ethics class at Regis. It's my first online course, which is kind of shocking. How did I make it this far in the 21st century without a class on the webs?
P.S. How could they dare make the Rock Band game without including Queen or Journey?