Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Shop on Blossom Street

Yes, now I'm reading novels about knitting. Today I started The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. So far, it's pretty light and moving along at a decent pace.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I started with this...

Knit Picks Shine (60% pima cotton, 40% modal) in Orchid.

And this is the little jacket I made. The pattern is the Lace Trim Bolero from Vogue Knitting Magazine Spring/Summer 2005. It was fun to knit and the pattern was pretty easy to follow, but the lace trim got a little tiring after a while.

Lace Trim Bolero in Action!

Look how happy I am to be wearing it. I look so bright and shiny against our green wall.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Roses from Matt

My anniversary roses - one for the first year, one for the past year, and one for the next year. Sweet, huh?

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

In other news...

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary. Time flies when you are having fun, we've discovered.

We still have no plans to do anything special, except tonight we are drinking sparkling grape juice and eating oreo cookies while we watch Gilmore Girls. And I think we are going out to dinner on Saturday.

She's Out of Control

I finished The Magician's Nephew yesterday. I liked it. When I had the chance to read (I've been subbing a lot - the last day I wasn't subbing was the 4th), it went quickly. The writing was smart and descriptive. If I'm not working this summer, I'll tackle the rest of the Narnia series.

Today I'm starting She's Out of Control by Kristin Billerbeck. It's Christian chick lit, which I probably enjoy a little too much because it appeals to my desire for silly, girly reads but makes me feel like I'm learning something spiritual too. Anyway, I read the first book in this series last fall and I was finally able to get the public library to interlibrary loan this one for me.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

25 years o' Matt

Today is my sweet husband's birthday. Since we both worked today we didn't get lunch or dinner together but I did make him chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and bring him a Moolatte from Dairy Queen. We'll do something fun this weekend.

Matt is a nice guy. He cheers me up when I'm sad and washes the dishes because I hate to. He's a reader, but with different tastes than mine, towards history non-fiction and fantasy. He gets frustrated with the unbridled energy of the sixth-graders he teaches for one class, but he loves his job. He is a good public speaker, he plays the accordian, and he helps out with church music, even though sometimes he doesn't want to. He really loves my family and they all love him. He can often be convinced to watch chick movies with me. He is concerned that the church make a concerted effort to defend the poor and needy. He earns the big bucks (well, not by anyone else's standards but ours - he IS a teacher, after all), and lets me earn the little tiny bucks while wishing for a job that would as least provide me medium sized bucks and some self-respect. Generally, he eats what I put in front of him, except the green beans. NO green beans for this guy, although I do think he ate them for my mom once.

I thank God for Matt today and pray that his 25th year will be a time of blessing and growth.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Open windows...

...mean happy kitties. Rainey enjoys the breeze, and says "hello" in his cat way. It's finally warm in our house!

Friday, May 06, 2005

WHEEEE! Four new jobs to apply for!

I feel like I've hit the jackpot! Never have I found more than 2 jobs to apply for at the same time since I knew we were moving here. All four of these jobs would require moving and then long commutes for Matt and I to our respective places of work...assuming I was even offered any of these postions. And, considering the pattern of rejection thus far, there's a good chance that two months from now I'll be unemployed.

The application/résumé frenzy begins today. Please pray!