Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ice storm snow day

In the past 24 hours we were hit with 2" of ice and 5" of snow. we spent the early part of this morning sitting in the dark listening to the trees explode under the weight.
we were lucky to have only lost power for a few hours. Our family and friends in E-ville have not been so lucky. We are expecting house guests as soon as they dig out and get up here.

We lost a few tree limbs. This one took out the cable. It's OK we weren't using it anyway.

I think I'll just let my car have a few days off.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

finally a desk!

I began to become aware that I need to replace my computer desk early last summer. I started to look for desks at the thrifts and even perused all the computer furniture departments at the local office supply stores, to no avail. I knew that it would eventually turn up and it has.
I found this beauty last Wednesday. It is in such great shape and is so perfect for the space. I love it!
And then as if finally finding the perfect desk this week was not enough the thrift gods have chosen to smile upon me again. Z and I stopped at a thrift in Jasper on our way back from the 3 degree birthday hike. I walked to the back and found the other 5 mugs that match my favorite mug. I'm sure everyone thought I was insane squealing about some dirty paint covered coffee mugs. I then jokingly told Z that in the sewing stuff area there would be a box of the metal embroidery hoops that I've been using to decorate the bath room. There was not a box of them, however there were 4 of the elusive and interesting ovals. Those are sure to turn up in next weeks post about the growing bath room wall grouping, but that must wait until I decide what to stitch out on them and Jesika comes over to arrange them aestheticly.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

the party's over

After weeks of constant celebration we chose to end the xmas break with what else, a dinner party. I made tons of enchiladas and Z made a new Garnachas recipe (it's yummy) and T & L brought a lovely bag of mexican sweets to cap it all off. We were able to lure T & L out and what would a dinner party be without Miss M and her entourage. All in all there were 10 of us including bbs and teenagers, and it seems a good time was had by all.

The cats are learning to share the sunny spot.
Here is an actual full face shot of A's new piercing. It's still a little swolen but healing well.