Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Wow! It's Been Almost a Week!

How time flys huh? I emailed a friend today to check in on her & gave her the scoop on me as of late. Later in the day I realized I haven't updated the ol' blog lately so here's a copy of the email & then some:

Kaisara & I have been coughing in technicolor for a few weeks now & let me tell you, that's getting old. The lack of sleep, the sedentary days. I'm getting cabin fever but still feel to crappy to be active. Why do I always want to get active when I'm sick & can't?

I was fired for 1 1/2 weeks, was back for 2 days then fired again for 4 more since the mucky-mucks push the start of rehearsal back 2 days & I don't even have measurements for one of my actors I need to build for. Aahhh, the life of free lancing! I'm sad to say i haven't been very productive with my time off. Just finished all of the Christmas stuff. Ya' know? Today i'm working on one of my several dead soldiers (an unfinished project that's lived in the closet for years).

We got a few home depot gift cards for Christmas so I started ripping apart our master batheroom. Base boards, gone. Door molding, gone. Towel rack, gone. Outlet covers, gone. Nasty covering off of the nasty light fixture, gone. Two layers of disgusting lanolium, gone. I guess I haven't done much this whole time but caught up today. Watch out! I've still got tomorrow.

Our pastor made an annoucement week before last that his last sunday is the 7th. Kaisara & i are so bummed. We love his teaching & our going to miss him big time. After our other pastor left this summer we were thrilled to be sitting under Brian's teaching again. Oh well. After 6 years of church transition I guess we're still not done yet. Crap-tastic. And yes I do count all 5 years at The Gathering transition.

Tomorrow I've got to go to Woodbrige & steam Becky's wedding gown for her & Erik's big day on Friday. I realized this morning while coughing in technicolor that I've absolutely nothing to wear. I've gained back all of the weight I lost 3 years ago & apparently haven't had to dress up in a while to have fancy fatty clothes. Oh well. I'll come up with something.

Melissa's coming into town for the wedding & she goin' to church with us on Sunday. We're hitting In-n-Out on the way to the airport to take her back to snow covered Denver. I can't wait to see her.

Well that's all for now. I'll keep you posted of anything else exciting or otherwise comes to pass.

Friday, December 22, 2006

It's Your Birthday

Happy Birthday to my friend Kathy! Kathy's a friend from the good ol' college days. She an actress. I a costumer. It's great how much those 2 positions require one another.

Kathy is a whole-lotta fun to be around & always super great for one's self esteem. May your day be fun filled & one of many that is chalk full of blessings for you in the year to come. Love you girl! You're bitchin'!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This is Four

Here's a photo a my fourth & final baby quilt for 2006. I gave it to my new niece this Saturday. Seeing how she's already slept on it, I guess it's a winner. Needless to say, she's a lavender baby, not a pink one.

The solid was left over bride's maid dress fabric & the floral was a little scrap I got from a coworker. I usually machine quilt my projects but I tied this one. I used thicker batting & used cotton pearl to tie it. It's alot poofier than my usual quilts which is nice & comfy. I'm going to keep tieing in mind for future projects. It's super easy & super fast. I felt like I was cheating. Like I told Luanei, it had better be wore out with love by the time she hits kindergarten.

I haven't posted a picture of my 3rd quilt of the year as I haven't given it to Melissa yet. She'll be out for the Cramer/Marlow wedding & I'll give it to her then. Hope she likes it. I'll post a photo of it after it makes it's way back to Colorado.

I'll also add them to my "Things I've Made" album so feel free to check out that link to the left. BTW Cat, you still owe me photos!

The Brady's We Ain't

My nuclear family is the greatest. Not the Brady's but AMAZING. My extended family on the other hand...

Let's just say that if you never have to go to a funeral where there is yelling at the top of one's lungs complete with cursing (the f-bomb a familial favorite apparently) that is loud enough to disturb the entire funeral home, including the other service right across the hall, you'll be o.k. You're better off than me anyway.

I think that was one of my worst days. Let's just hope the mental scar heals & disappears quickly. Not so sure...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another Goodbye

Grandma died yesterday morning. It wasn't a suprise as she's been in a hospital or nursing home for a month now after a fall & wasn't doing well. My mom, my sister & I went to the mortuary yesterday to make the arrangements. We've known for years how grandma wanted things handled so that made things alot easier.

We're having a visitation on Friday & I've been working on the photos to be displayed with her earn & the flowers we've ordered. Along with the photo at the top of the post, here are the other ones:

My Mom is certain that Grandma had a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ & we are grateful for that. God is good & God is just. All the time.

I love you Grandma! I'll see you later!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Peak Backstage

I came across this cool "Audlio slideshow" of work's "A Christmas Carol". There are some really cool backstage photos of the production. Feel free to take a look.

Monday, December 04, 2006

That'll Leava a Mark!

We all know I'm not the most graceful one in the bunch. How I ever did so well at ballet is beyond me. Today...I topped even me. Did you break another toe on the coffee table you ask? Nope. Did you bruise your tailbone again while roller blading you ask? Nope. Let me preface it by typing this...Them things are dangerous.

It all started this morning while walking from the parking structure to the theatre. I've got a couple things to carry but nothing out of the ordinary. While walking down the sidewalk (operative word is "while") I was noticing the "Laurie's Kitchen" type lady walking down the sidewalk across the street from me. Man! How's she ever gonna pull that off? She's got a flatbed hand truck (that's dolly for all you sissies) that's loaded with two coolers, she's got a pitcher or something in her hand & she's trying to maneuver around the driveway apron. Well I gotta see this!!!

Then it happened. Happened so fast I knocked myself forward at the waist to a 45 degree angle. Yep! Walked straight into the fire hydrant I did. You gotta watch it for those things! They're made of metal & THEY HURT when you walk full speed into one of them.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Bauble Update

Today was the craft show. I actually sold some! Three to be exact. My Mom & Dad stopped by. That was great. Mom wants 11 baubles to give to her people at work. I better get to weaving!