Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Guess what today is??


It's so awesome to be able to write that, and to think back on the fact that I've already been here for 10 MONTHS!! Wow =D

Friday, April 15, 2005


I started riding my bike again...and it's been pretty nice. I haven't been getting all dude-d up in my bike clothes, just rolling up my pant legs and riding around town and seeing whats going on. Someone was watering their lawn yesterday using what me and my sisters would call a "Monkey Sprinkler." One of the ones where the two holes for water look like eyes, the nozzle for the hose is the neck, the bumps on top are monkey ears. It instantly reminded me of running through the sprinkler when we were little, swimsuits, beach towels, little lawn chairs, once I even remember bringing out a drink (I'm guessing it was orange juice)...like a little beach holiday in our backyard in Kansas.

I keep telling myself that I'll be able to deal with the humidity in Kentucky...I mean, I grew up with it right?? I can't fault Wyoming about that one...the summer was gorgeous here...but summer's supposed to be HOT and HUMID, going swimming, ice cream melting all over your hand, tank tops and shorts because you don't want to wear any more clothes than you have too, barbeques, going to the lake (the beach!)...why am I looking forward to humidity? Well, my first guess is that I've spent too much time alone and totally lost it ;) Second guess...it doesn't feel like home without it...who knows but you'll be able to look back on this post when I'm complaining about how sticky it is in Kentucky and laugh at me. It's ok...I'll be laughing too

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Yay for Spring!

I am so excited about Springtime I'm about to explode! =) Well, maybe not explode, but I am getting the crazy desire to grill out, plant things, and just be outside! I was planning on grilling tonight, but this morning's beautiful weather has turned cloudy and colder (I think it's supposed to dump snow on us tomorrow) so I may have to settle for some George Foreman grilling while I listen to some Jimmy Buffet ;)

My countdown is now 2 1/2 months and I just can't believe it!! When did it get to be April?!? Wasn't it just yesterday I was visiting Wyoming to pick out an apartment and was freezing cold in all my summer clothes?!?

Monday, April 04, 2005

The purse I made! =D

Cute like a cupcake, isn't it? ;) Posted by Hello

Wild Dog Pack

Bailey, Hero and part of Maggie

While visiting my parents, I also got to see my sister Erin (our breaks overlapped a little) and her two dogs, and when you add her to dogs to my parents' two dogs and you've got what my Mom likes to call the "wild dog pack" Had a great time, loved playing with all the dogs, and can't wait to get one of my own!
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Friday, April 01, 2005


Is there anything more exciting than finding a new swimsuit in ONE TRY that only cost $17??

Okay, maybe there is...but it's still pretty darn exciting. Last summer, I looked and looked and looked and looked for a swimsuit...and let me tell you, that's not so good for the ego...and here I am in TJMaxx on april 1st with the insane desire to try on swimsuits (maybe I'd like to pretend that its swimsuit weather in Wyoming instead of coat weather) and I try on one and it's perfect!! YAY!

I also got a new jean skirt...pretty cute...maybe warm enough to wear it tomorrow (either way I'm about to the point where I PRETEND it's warm enough to wear my spring/summer clothes and then shiver all day long) and fabric to make my very first purse (from the Jordy Bag tutorial on www.craftster.org) My Mom's going to help me so hopefully it'll look purse-like when I'm finished. =) I'll post some pictures when I get back to Wyoming.

Other news...well, Dad and I have been climbing a few times here at the community center and thankfully, I haven't totally forgotten how to climb. My Mom swears I still look like I know what I'm doing so thats always a good sign AND my Dad got his first pair of climbing shoes today! We're going to the wall tomorrow afternoon, and I'm so excited for him to see what a difference they make! =)

AND my Mom is doing an Ethinic Foods Demonstration tomorrow morning...Chicken Enchiladas and Chalupa (yum!!!) so that's what the whole house smells like right now. Luckily is doesn't have to be your OWN ethnic food...or else we'd be eating...ummm....potatoes? porridge? (squinching up my nose) Actually some German food would be good, but my Mom really rocks when it comes to tex-mex...so I'm sure she'll do awesome tomorrow (and we get to eat the leftovers!)