Just wait til you see what goes in them!
My fingers are totally stuck together and I feel all glue-sticky.
Days til the wedding:
Number of wrong ties ordered:
In all seriousness, though, the only thing that’s happened that was remotely stressful was the wrong ties got sent to us, seriously, if that’s the biggest thing so far, then I am a happy camper.
Just got back from Idaho, helping organize and clean the old apartment after a ridiculous HOT Memorial Day here:
Where we got to see these guys live:
The Fleet Foxes, and yes Derek, they sound just as awesome live as they do on their CD. It was amazing. And exceptionally hot.
So with all that randomness I am off to wrap my bridesmaids gifts.
Strip and stain a table, of course!
So I got this table from Tina, who knows how many owners it has had. She loved it well, as did I. Little ghost man and all!
Creepy, isn’t he?
Then we stripped it down;
Found some stain in the garage (really not sure how old this stuff is…)
And got back down to work;
Isn’t she a beaut? And now it looks better with my chairs.
…is to bake this cake.
I am practically drooling on my keyboard right now. Peanut Butter and Chocolate
And you know what I will use to help me make it? My brand-spankin’ new Tangerine Kitchen Aid. (Thank you, Women of Faith Pres!)
I can’t wait to get into my new (sort of small, but that’s ok) kitchen.
My next project is going to be a cabled knit baby vest for Chuck.
Photo by The Purl Bee.
I’ve never tried anything like a vest before (mostly just blankets, scarves, hats, etc) so this should be an adventure! I’ll be sure to keep you updated, unless things start to get ugly, in which case, it will go in my basket of unfinished projects. (That basket scares me)
Check out these Shadow Projects.
As many of you know, I don’t travel far without my camera. It follows me around everywhere. And when I don’t have a camera in my hands, I like to pretend I do; hence this look: (Thanks, Derek.)
Ok, ok, moving on. So, flash forward to Paris (I know, right?) We’re standing underneath the Eiffel Tower, and this is the last moment I remember having my lens cap:
After that… gone. No clue where, just not anywhere on me, or in any of my bags, or pockets, or anywhere else as far as I can see. I figure I probably dropped it and it rolled away. I am a little bummed, but heck, I’m in Paris. Oh well.
So, we go along our merry way and we’re here: (That’s Bruges, by the way)
We’re in our hostel and what should fall out of one of Autumn’s bags but my lens cap! Having been reunited with my lens cap I was full of joy.
We continue on our trip… enter Brussels.
I swear I checked my bag at least 4 times, no lens cap. The next day in the airport, going through security, look who decided to show up… yep, my lens cap.
My lens cap has stayed put for a while now, well, until last week during a trip to our local Frisko Freeze.
It went AWOL. Ben borrowed my camera, he swears he handed me the lens cap, I had no such memory of the event (not that unusual, though).
Today, on my lunch break, I was out in my car, and look who rolled out from underneath my seat.
Dear Lens Cap, I know you will never leave me. You may stray temporarily, but I know you will always come back to me, because you love me.
So, even though we won’t have a real garden, I want to at least have some window plants, so last week I got some free packets of seeds from work… I planted some dill. It’s still cute little baby dill.
But hopefully soon it will turn into…
But I don’t even like pickles… so I don’t know what I’ll do with a bunch of dill. (Leave my cucumbers alone, thanks) But I kind of like the look of dill… so maybe I’ll just keep it around the apartment.
I also planted some Zinnias, which are more exciting than dill!
They’re still babies too, oh awful picture quality, sorry about that, but hopefully soon they’ll be beautiful like these..
We’ve been cautioned at work about the dangers of swine flu, especially in a healthcare facility.* You know what I think about that?
Ok, so maybe we had too much fun today while we were at work… but c’mon, it was my birthday.
So, today I did some serious spring cleaning. I mean, I went through everything I owned. Got rid of a lot of junk that I don’t need. Does anyone else just feel so revitalized once they’ve gotten rid of a bunch of stuff? It’s so liberating!
Had a good coffee date. (Thanks, Hannah!)
Uploaded all of my music onto my computer (alot of my music was already on there, but lots of random CD’s I haven’t listened to in a long time.) Organizing CD’s… I never know if I should organize it by genre, alphabetically… who knows.
And… decided to try my hand at some tatting. Actually I don’t think this is really tatting, as tatting has certain weird knots and such, but without a pattern or anything to follow I just started hooking away.
I think what I’ll do is make some snowflakes and starch them, they make great Christmas ornaments (Thanks for the idea, Mom)
So…. my birthday is coming up soon, and if anyone wants to get me this book, I won’t hold it against them.
Does everyone else love Saturdays?
On a side note, only 3 weeks left of work! (whoa.) This wedding is coming up soon, less than six weeks left.