Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

I was thinking earlier about past Halloweens in my life, and I couldn't get this photo out of my head.

This is my favorite photo of me and my grandmother, taken when I was three years old.

I miss my grandmother so much. She was a second mother to me. She was there when I was born, taught me to sew and knit, baked with me, went to all of my school events. She was a strong career woman, a great role model, a beautiful lady. Two years ago, a few weeks before she passed away, I went up to visit her. Rob and I had just bought our first home. As I walked into the bedroom, she whispered, barely audible, "There's the homeowner," in the same positive manner she always spoke. I break down even thinking about it now.

At her funeral, her sister hugged me and said, "Your grandmother was so proud of you." I know that's true. She was never shy about showing it. I just hope I can continue to be someone that she would be proud of as I get older.

Thanks, Nan. You made me who I am today.

Monday, October 23, 2006

FOB-ulous, dah-ling!

Busy busy busy at work so I don't have much time to blog, much to your dismay. But I thought I'd share my new key fobs. So far, I've made about 170, which I think is pretty good! I'll tell ya, they are a lot easier to make than the cards.

I also made myself a new ribbon belt.

Purty cool! Now I just have to figure out what to do with all these dang keychains I have lying around my house.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I'm crafty, and I'm just your type.

I took a good ole mental health day last Friday with the intentions of crafting. And this time I actually did it! Amazing.

I found this website a week ago about making fun little key fobs. So I spent some hard earned money buying loads of ribbon, webbing, and hardware to make at least 100. I was a little nervous that I wasn't going to enjoy it and then I ended up blowing $150, but it turns out it's easy and fun!

I made 75 that day, and it was relaxing just sitting at my sewing machine, plugging away. Here are some of the different ones I made:

And I've already thought about naming them after my wonderful friends. :-) Like the pink and lime one HAS TO BE the "Devon." And the pink one with the little flowers would be the "Maria" because she bought that ribbon for me. And the rainbow one is definitely the "Amy" because she's a r-r-r-r-r-r-r-ainbow!!

I need to figure out how to take some better photos. The fluorescent lights in this house are not pretty. I should probably take my stuff outside to get some good natural light.

That's all for now. I've spent my weekend trying to defend myself against Rob's cold that he's had for over a week now. I've been doing a pretty good job so far, but I had some throat tickles earlier, so I'm getting worried! Oh yeah, and I bought my first pair of Chucks today! Woohoo! They are part of the new PRODUCT(RED) line that was introduced the other day. I was at the Gap, checking out the new gear when I spotted these black Chucks with red trim and I had to have them.

Okay, time to get some ice cream and head to bed! G'night everybody!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Notes from the past week

Hello beautiful people! It's been busy (yet fun) times around my household. Just thought I'd give a brief, drive-by update of what's been up. Here is a list of things I've done in the last seven days.

Went to Princeton

Ate at PJ's Pancake House (a former Friday night tradition of mine in 1999)

Listened to "You Saw My Blinker, Bitch" after Rob purchased a Fresh Prince album. (He also bought Naughty by Nature.)

Took a few naps

Ate a yummy Vietnamese dinner

Saw Takka Takka, Architecture in Helsinki, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah in concert

Saw The Science of Sleep

Played Trivial Pursuit with our neighbors

Went to the Eagles/Packers Monday night game (what an event!)

Went to Educator's night at the Franklin Institute

Saw my first IMAX movie (Galapagos)

Enjoyed a preview of the Darwin exhibit and learned lots about evolution

Booked my trip to Arizona

worked and ate and slept and watched some tv

And that's about it! As for upcoming events, we have the Collingswood Book Festival tomorrow as well as a Built to Spill concert. We were going to go to First Friday tonight but the weather is looking pretty bad, so we may pass. Hope you're all doing well! Have an outstanding weekend!