Tuesday, May 26, 2009


As promised - here are some pictures...

This is the quilt
It took just under a month to do, thanks to a wonderful mother who devoted herself to its completion
It is so bright and cheery.
I absolutely love it!!!
Next is the everchanging bedroom.
This is the before shot - I almost forgot to take one!
This is what I saw when I woke up every morning
Bye bye clouds. It's too late to turn back now.
Fortunately I haven't looked back and I don't regret any of it.

This is the new color!!!

This was one of the last pictures I took last night after rearranging the furniture. It looks as though the dog doesn't mind this a bit. (This is the much more calm side of Paco - he spent the day following me around, absolutely freaking out about all of the extra commotion. I think we took a year off of his poor little life) This is him, completely calm and ready to settle in for the night.

Of course we had to try the quilt on. It looks so great with the new color scheme.

That concludes our photo tour. Unfortunately I don't have the completly finished product, mostly because it isn't quite complete yet. I have already rearranged the furniture twice since the above pic was taken, so who knows how it will ultimately end up. If you want to see it though, in its entirety, you'll just have to stop by.

Funny thought

I have a ton of friends who have recently had babies and it has been so much fun reading everyone's posts about how quickly their children are growing up. Today as I was reading though, I was struck with a thought that literally made me laugh out loud. On every blog I have read today, there was an update of height and weight, all the new things the baby can do and some funny stories about having children. As I was reading the stats on some of these children - I thought how incredibly funny if parents did that for their teenage/adult children. Can you just imagine..."At 25 year-old check up, Scott was 6'2" and 190 lbs", all followed by what new ability he has discovered and a picture of a funny face. All I can say is that I'm glad that my parents DON'T do that.
In other news, the quilt is completely complete and I will be posting pictures soon.
Have you ever read the book "If you give a mouse a cookie"? Basically, if you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to need a glass of milk, and it continues a chain reaction of needs based on what you gave him. Well, if you give me (or let me help you make) a new quilt, I'm going to need a new color on the walls, and once that is done, I will have to rearrange the furniture. So, we spent yesterday, Memorial Day, painting my bedroom (I will also be posting before/after pics...one day). It went from a beautiful sky blue color with clouds on the ceiling to a bright, summery yellow. The furniture has also been moved - I'm still not sure if I like it or not, but luckily, that is a lot easier to change than say, repainting because I didn't like the color, right?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I found out (or more correctly, was reminded) how much I love bubbles. We found 12-16 inch tubes of bubbles at Wal-Mart for - brace yourself - $1!!!! That's a whole lot of fun for a buck. Needless to say we bought several tubes and have been enjoying them immensely. So what are you still doing here? Go buy some - you won't regret it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

You've had a birthday..

Shout HOORAY!!! Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister Lori! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that this year will be the best yet.
Her birthday was yesterday and I am still bummed that I didn't get to celebrate with her. Oh well, I guess that's the way life is.

I have a spreadsheet at work that I put together about a year and a half ago. I update it every once in a while. One page has events that I am looking forward to and the other is full of quotes (confession: I am a quote freak!). I haven't opened it in a while, I seriously mean months. I came across a quote that, in the past day and a half, has brought me a lot of peace, confidence and encouragement. One day I hope to know who said it.
"It's not who you think you are that holds you back; it's who you think you're not"

And with that, I'm ready to conquer my future...