Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday morning

It's been a lazy morning so far, drinking tea and window-shopping on Etsy (loving this and this) , taking pictures of the dog and the windows.

Yesterday, we (John, Mom, and me) painted trim for the doors and windows, and we hung some stuff up on the walls--so we're that much closer to a finished house!

I've also been taking pictures of the Game Jam at DSU (my favorite pic so far)--a 48 hour global game design contest. My dad (who's a professor there) has been there almost all weekend with his students, and I've been stopping by to take pictures and help them eat some of their junk food. John's going to help judge the games this afternoon.

And tonight, I'll be watching Emma on PBS with Mom and Erin. <3

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy January!


Tomorrow, I'll have been at my job for 3 months. It hardly seems possible, but it's true.

We went to Kansas for Christmas. I was so worried that we weren't going to be able to go...all the weather forecasts were calling for blizzards. Right before we left SD the governor called a "state of emergency"...but the roads in South Dakota were totally fine. Nebraska though...that was slow going, but we made it! We had a wonderful Christmas, and then had to stay an extra day at my Grandma and Grandpa's because 81 was closed in half of Nebraska. Took 4 of us at least an hour to dig our driveway out (Yes, John, you were right. We should get a snow blower!)

We came back to work like crazy on the little house (our for-real rental house that wasn't finished yet) and we celebrated the new year by moving all of our stuff out of our temp rental to the little house(in sub-zero temperatures). Finished at 2:35 am on January 1. Thank goodness for my parents' and Erin (who packed up our whole kitchen single-handedly!)and John. I think my parents are right--it's a New Years I'll never forget.

Had to stay at my parents' house for a few days while the kitchen got finished and the hot water got hooked up (that week we also were both traveling, me to Sioux Falls and John to Omaha--the weather kept us both out an extra day, but that meant more shopping time with my fun coworkers, so I didn't mind).

We've been in the house for almost 2 weeks now...and things are somewhat put away. Life is kind of getting back to normal (and Callie is back with us, acting crazy and enjoying her very own fenced back yard--even though the snow is up to her neck in some places)

We still need to paint the trim and paint the doors...right now I'm totally ignoring all of that...the idea of taking things back apart...painting...sanding...

How about we wait until it warms up? Like in May?