Tuesday, August 21, 2012
There are a few things still going on along the other wall so I'm still not ready to take a picture of the entire room. Basically there's still a lot of junk over there and the last piece of trim isn't up yet.
Monday, August 20, 2012
This is what I'm reading now. I just picked it up on Monday. After this there will only be one book left until she writes another one and so then I'll try to get the last Mary Kay Andrews. If I still can't get that one then I'll try Katie Fforde and wait until they both release another book.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
After reading my friend Celia's blog about making her own baby food and talking to my sister about her crockpot and dehydrator, I decided to pull out mine and get to it.
This is the Apple peeler, corer, slicer and I don't think I'd bother if I didn't have one of these. At least not after using one. It makes it a super quick process.
I do not treat them with anything. They're just plain apples and they taste great that way.
Friday, August 17, 2012
JUST finished this one. It was a slow start and took me longer to get through but I still enjoyed it over all.
Funny thing happened though, I often catch spelling errors in the books I read but this time the book was missing an entire page! When I got to page 302 something didn't flow and so I checked to see if the pages were stuck together. I glanced down at the page number and saw a 312 so it went from 301 to 312 to 303? I turned to 312 only to see the exact page that I had just read. HA! That's quite an error. I don't know if it will help but I'll let the library know when I return it. Maybe they can send away for the missing page and tape it in place. If they care. I would.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Mollie, Max and Dusty
Mollie is a very blond Golden Retriever and is about the same age as Max. She recently had a malignant tumor of the injection site removed. She has severe allergies and was getting injections regularly. They believe that they got it all out but we will see. In the mean time, she has cancer.
Dusty Dog (Double D) is our little mixed breed. He's our oldest at 14 and he needs another haircut.
Mollie and Dusty
My parent's dogs. It's hard to tell where one dog ends and the other begins. Funny.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I saw the idea on Pinterest and decided that these would be great for my brother, hence his name mixed in there. Strangely enough, the idea comes from intimateweddings.com. I find that odd. They used 5x5 but I decided to do 4x4.
See, I don't follow directions but mostly because I know how to do what they've done just by looking at it. I'm lucky that way. Here's what I did which appears to be slightly different than what they did.
I got some cork from a big box crafty type store and cut it down to size using my super duper cutter from Stampin' Up! Then I used wood glue and a Popsicle stick to adhere the letters to the cork. Put a thin layer of glue on the cork and then a thin layer on the back of the letter because glue sticks to glue. I also plan to spray them with clear acrylic.
Note: I purchased 2 incomplete games at a thrift store. There's no need to ruin a perfectly good game. I was even able to give 3 letters to my sister to fix her incomplete game.
Monday, August 6, 2012
After reading all of the old calendars (previous post) and realizing that my exercise of choice and success is the exercise bike, I decided I need to get another one right away. It is large, sturdy, has a cup holder, a book holder and nothing moves but the pedals. Score!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
When it came to putting everything away I decided to make a box for the car to be donated. I also made a box of stuff to sell online and immediately took pictures and posted for sale. As I work through these items I will reevaluate and donate accordingly but I don't see why certain things won't sell. They will, it will just take time and that I have.
There were 2 boxes left under the pile of yard sale stuff that were not yard sale related. One had calendars that I had saved for referencing specific events dated 1987-2009, the other has old photo albums. I read through most of the calendars and notes last night and the rest this morning only to find out that I was a dork. Only certain years were attempted to be journal like and I'm glad because those were the worst! I found out that I obsessed over boys that didn't even know I existed (c'mon, I was a teen), I wrote lots of letters, I liked quotes and I tracked my weight regularly, I didn't drink milk and rarely ate bread (and that I need an exercise bike in order to rectify any problems there so I'll be getting one ASAP).
I pulled out a few significant pages like when I got my first car, when I graduated from college the first and 2nd time (as if those aren't on the diploma), when we lost Joshua (passed away), when we got Buster Brown at 6 weeks, I couldn't find when we lost Jodi or found Bridget, when we moved into the house on 800 east (August 29, 1993) and a few others. Overall, it felt good to throw these so called memories into the recycle bin. Watch out photographs, here I come. If I don't even know your name and I'm not in the photo, you're so gone. It's time to be selective.
Friday, August 3, 2012
I haven't decided on the actual curtains that will go over the sheers on the windows.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Yesterday I decided to finally get off my butt and get in shape. I have gained 20+ pounds since my return from PA and I was already 20+ overweight to begin with. I have become uncomfortable and sluggish and nothing fits. NOTHING! I blame it on the change (decline) in activity and the large consumption of the foods (Costa Vida and Brick Oven) that I missed having while I was away.
Today I actually did something. I just rode my bicycle from my house out to the Paul Ream Wilderness Park and back (5.6 miles). It was hot but I got it done and of course, I feel great!
Tomorrow I will attempt to do a different part of the Provo River Trail much earlier in the day and I'll attempt not to eat all day just because.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Yes, the house is filthy. That's another project I haven't gotten to yet. Just focus on the light.