Monday, May 31, 2010


The tall plants/bed are potatoes. Jason is very proud and excited about them. Next to those are the zucchini and some marigolds. We did some serious weeding in this bed and the tomato basil bed behind it be fore getting to work taking down the following. We decided to air out the tents and see what they look like. He's never seem mine, I've never seen his, so we set them up and left them over night. All nice and fresh. Next day what had been a bit pink was red, the tank I've got on is pink, if that gives you any indication. I keep forgetting I have that tattoo. The whitish stuff is the lotion Jason lathered on for me before heading off to work.
I've thought a lot about sunburns. Remembering some of the worse one's I've had in my life and so forth. I realized something, all the worst ones, except the one on my scalp, happened when I was the one responsible for my sunscreen. In other words, when I was on an outing without mom, or since I've been an adult. Yes, this is in part due to my belief that I am unstoppable and impervious. Also a bit daft. I always, always forget how bad it is until it's happened again. I'm a wimp about it too. Poor Jason's had to put up with all the wincing and whining. But last night I managed to sleep on my back and only woke myself up a couple times trying to roll over. Is there a moral to this story? Duh, were more sunscreen, and make sure to get you're back. But, will I actually remember that next time, doubtful. So, I've been stuck inside. I choose to sort through my fabric. Remember how clean and nice this room was a week or so ago? It's already looking better, and I'm getting lots of things planned out, it's pretty exciting. If a tad overwhelming.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Candle Project

So you get to see this project in reverse. These are the finished two tone candles...
more of the two toneness. We are using wax from candles I've kept either because there was so much left over after it burned out, or because I loved the scent. The chopstick holders were Jason"s idea. He's so cleaver.
this is the melted wax. Candels we had started earlier and had sunk in the middle upon drying. The chunks of old candle about to melt.
Now we have lovely scented emergency candles!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

All done

This is where I will sew, and do most of my crafty things. So much more space!! Need to clean this up a bit still, but I like having a display of some sort. I had to use as much of the under table space as possible, but I think it works. Ready to get to work on my big window project! These shelves are finally organized in a way that makes sense to me. And all those trunks are full of different goodies. It's hard to tell from these photos, but there is a lot more floor space in this room than there has been, ever maybe. Now, to get busy on projects!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Distractions GOOD

I have rearranged a bit in the study in the hopes of getting it all clean and organized. These are before pictures. I should have taken some before I rearranged, and even right after I moved the furniture. What you see here is much better and cleaner that what was this time last week. Geesh! What a mess! I realized this past week that after studying and practicing for a couple hours I really needed to DO something, something for which I could see immediate results, so I began this process. And I think it has helped everything. Won't you be glad to see the after pictures? I will. :) Much studying to be done this week, interspersing it with some hands on work in here should make things go much smoother, and I'll have a chance to talk myself through what I've just studied to be sure I've got it in some kind of sense.
Soon I'll be back into Dickens with my reading buddy!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Camera!!

Finals begin today and I'm not as excited as I usually am to be done with them. It could have to day with the 17hrs I'll have this fall and knowing how much work that will be. These next few weeks of freedom don't seem as thrilling knowing what's a head of me. And that I need to spend them getting ready for grad school applications and my senior recital. Gonna be a busy summer.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Busy Spring

The Way Ladies took a trip to St. Louis recently. Hosted by my in-laws, Joe and Linda. We had a wonderful time.
Sunday we stopped at an international market for some goodies. You can't tell in this picture so much, but they are sampling the amaretti cookies Meredith picked up. :)
One of the many shops we visited on Saturday. Linda commented how it looked like the pictures in Victoria magazine, and I quite agree. We really had too much fun and Gringo Jones. Thinking we should have got that hat, maybe one for each of us, then when we finally make it to a beach someday we will be prepared! Another view of the shop that could be featured in Victoria, maybe it has been....
I am so thankful I have such wonderful in-laws! They opened their home to us and were perfect hosts, and I was so glad Linda could spend the day with us Saturday, we all had a blast! This weekend was the president's concert at school. Something I've participated in every spring since I started back to college. It's put on by the choir and orchestra, so I kind of have to, but I always love the music and being a part of it. I don't always love the long hours of rehearsal right at the end of the semester when I should be studying and so forth, but I soon forget that when we are in the moment. It is very frustrating at times to be around students who seem to think it is a waist of time. People in choir are there because they are music majors or they WANT to be there. GRRRR... Sometimes I wanted to turn around and tell some of them clam up and enjoy it or go away you're ruining for the rest of us! But I was good and just held my tongue. This year we did Elijah, oh, it was neat! I love Mendelssohn's music and this was one of the best, the harmonies and melodies and mingling and intertwining of voices and instruments is superb. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this sort of music making.