Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My friend Sarah is famous!

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/12/ ... oples.html

i love cake wrecks. so much. And now i even know someone who "made" it, though I'm not sure thats a good thing. Anyway, I'm trying to earn more friendship points so I'll get a dead body cake. Or something equally gross and awesome.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas quilt

This was made for my Auntie Sheryl. She's been my mom's best friend for like 30+ years and so my mom bought the supplies and I put in the labor. She loved it!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Front and Back of the quilt i made

I made this for Scott's parents for Christmas. The colorful side is all fabrics from my trip to Singapore. The other side has a batik panel from Singapore and the blues were chosen to match their house. I was trying to make his mom cry but she must not have felt quite that emotional. She was close though I think!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Salad Spinner Squirrel

While dog sitting recently the pups started going wild at like 4 am. I thought there was a prowler so I let the beasts out onto the porch. But they were not interested in the porch. They were watching the blinds, waiting. I saw a teeny tuft of fur and I thought it was a bat. mom taught me years ago that you need a tennis racket and a towel to battle a bat. I did not have a tennis racket so i settled for a salad spinner. I caught a teeny baby 3-4 inch tall squirrel! Yes, i set him free after the photo shoot.

Chop Chop

While this picture is not great, I wanted to show you what i did recently. I chopped off my hair for locks of love. They make wigs for cancer patients and I had plenty of hair to give!

Thanks to Keirsta from Urban Body Salon who did a fantastic job on the cut!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dear all,

I am pathetic. I don't even have a job and I can't manage to make a single post in like 2 weeks. You can all quit worrying your pretty little heads though, I have a whole slew of photos and I will upload and share them pronto! i mean, when i can find time in my busy busy schedule.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Velcro Dog!

So medicine has made some fantastic break-throughs and now my dog is part of science. As many of you know, she has had an open wound since mid August. She had a tumor taken out and then she exploded and then she busted more staples. Well, many months later, many sets of staples, some stitches, a couple of surgical procedures and she is on her way to healing it seems! The doctor has super glued velcro to her. This takes pressure off of the wound and helps the open sides pull together. Want to see what I mean? Well, here's a photo essay of me changing her bandages yesterday:

First you see her bandages looking "juicy" and yes that is the technical term the vet used.
See the straps holding the bandages on? Those are elastic.
I just opened up the top two velcros and took out the bandages and look! Its like a portal to the dark underbelly of my dog.
She's very good about all of this as you can see. She just lays there, defeated.
Once I was done with the science that os my dog, we put fresh gauze and bandages in and then closed it up with the velcro.
The velcro should fall off in about 10 days and hopefully she'll be healed up.

Monday, December 1, 2008


So today Ted and I went to the unemployment office. Its a lot like the DMV with its worn out carpet and chewed up chairs. It sees thousands of weary people each day and you can tell. There are no smiles and very little happiness in there. First you stand in line and get checked in. They tell you to make 2 copies of your separation notice and sit down. Then they call you and check your paperwork and tell you to sit down somewhere else. Then the lady calls your name and you go sit in a different place around a table. She recites the procedures that she recites over and over each day: Look at your booklet, turn to the back, write Dec. 10 on it. Now look at your first 8 and a half by 11, there's an address in the middle, now look at the pink page, this explains your benefits, now look at the green pages..." over and over to group after group. I bet she dreams about it. Well, after she was finished reciting she told us to go sit somewhere else, this time in front of some raggedy gross sticky computers. We had to enter our info and then give the lady our papers and we were done. The one funny thing was when this random strange man in a superman shirt walked up to our neighbor and told him that if he needed anything to let him know and gave him a business card with the wierd guy's picture (in the same superman shirt) and his email address. Very odd. Anyway, we made sure to wash our hands when we were leaving. Unfortunately we applied today, but we have to check in on the 10th and then we won't receive a check until after the new year. What a crock of shit. Next time they lay me off i would like more severance pay than 1 week please.