Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Kids on the Block

I am so excited. The announcement was made yesterday that the band is getting back together! Make fun of me all you want, but I love them! I still have a box of goodies including a paper cup and paper plate from my best friend Rachel's birthday party years ago. When I was in 6th grade they came to town for a concert and my parents said no because it was a school night. Yesterday after hearing the news, I called my mom and explained to her that she had the chance to redeem herself and take me when they go on tour again! She laughed. I guess everyone I told yesterday laughed, oh well. I know I'm crazy, but I LOVE THEM! If I have to get a passport and travel to Canada to see them perform, you know I'm there!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Back Blogged

So, it's been a while since I've blogged anything. I'm sorry to anyone out there that might be reading my blog. I have a ton to catch up on from the last little bit. Once I get some free time I will sit down and get caught up. My goal for this year is to get caught up with my actual scrapbooks. I have a lot of work to do. Since I've been working on those, I haven't put as much time into the blog. Hopefully later this week I will get a chance to sit down and do that! Have a great day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quilt Class

I've decided to take a quilting class from a woman at church who's been quilting almost her whole life. She has done some beautiful things, and is offering her knowledge as one of our enrichment activities for FREE! I'm so excited to learn her techniques and tips that might help me to be a better quilter. Tonight is our second class, and our homework was to buy our fabric this week so we could cut out our first couple blocks in the sampler. Here is my fabric, and I'll try to post my progress as I go!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside

So we set our thermostat at 70 in the winter because we have a really bad furnace and it doesn't heat the upstairs very well. So this morning when I woke up and noticed that we finally have inches of snow outside to go sledding I was really excited, until I felt how cold it was in the house. The other problem we have is that we don't have a flu cover, so if it's really windy outside, the pilot light blows out. Sure enough, it's out. So here is a picture of the thermostat this morning. 58 degrees!!!!!!! So I called Mike at work and he tried to walk me through lighting it again, (I've only done it a couple times, and I'm pretty nervous about playing with gas and flames, can you blame me?) I tried 3 times or was it 4? and nothing. I can't get it to light. I'm not even sure if I heard any gas being released. So Mike is on his way home now from work, I think. He is still a contract worker, and they just renewed his contract for another six months. During the time when they have to get all the paperwork situated, his pass doesn't work to get him into or out of the building. And on top of that, there is some online health certification course he has to take to get his thing renewed. So he's talking to his boss to figure out if they can get him out of the building to come home and then back into the building later. You might be thinking "take the kids somewhere warm until he gets home." That's a great idea! Except Mike took the van to work today, since he's only supposed to be there until noon, and I didn't have any plans this morning. So until his hopefully speedy and safe arrival, here we sit, bundled together on the couch. At least it's cozy! Here is a picture of our beautiful winter wonderland. I can never get a picture that captures the moment, but I love the snow covered neighborhood!