Saturday, May 27, 2006


We ran off last weekend to Savannah to celebrate our third anniversary. Our celebrations for our first and second anniversaries were quite small. This bothers Matt more than it bothers me, so I let him spoil us this time. (Of course, there was pre-planned saving involved and some monetary gifts from family.)

Savannah is beautiful and historic. And hot. We didn't do any of the trolley or ghost tours, but we walked over the entire historic district, I think. The only disappointment was that First African Baptist Church wasn't open for tours on Saturday.

So here's the pictures.
It's all pretty like this. So many pretty plants and great architecture.

An example of that architecture - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It's also pretty amazing inside.

The house in the middle is Flannery O'Connor's childhood home. I wrote a paper about some of her short stories in college, so I was somewhat interested in this. We thought it was open to the public, but it's a private residence.

We stayed right on Forsyth Park. This large fountain in the park seemed to be a very popular place for pictures. We saw several wedding parties.

The photo is blurry, but this is us in the courtyard of our inn the night we had our fancy anniversary dinner.

And that's where we stayed. It's the Forsyth Park Inn, and we'd recommend it. (You can also see me standing in front of the palm tree.)

We REALLY liked historic Savannah. So much that we were dreaming about moving into one of the homes in the historic district, even though that is an impossible dream given the prices. Still, a great weekend getaway.

Friday, May 26, 2006

I ate bear last night.

I think that speaks for itself.

But I will explain - we are visiting churches again because the one we were going to just isn't right and we knew it but it was easy to go there. We like the big baptist church and were given tickets to their annual Wild Game Dinner last night. It sounds hideous, but it was fun. (Well, not the bear part. That was kinda gross, actually. And I couldn't even look at the frog legs.) There was entertainment and the most well organized system of serving people I've ever seen.

But I don't recommend the bear. And I'm still not going hunting. Ever.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Happy Anniversary to Me! To Me!

Today I have been married to my sweet, funny, easily-distracted-by-televisions-in-restaurants, blue-eyed, long-legged, probably dyslexic, musically talented (especially when making up songs about the cat), patient-even-when-I'm-hungry-and-tired, all-around-wonderful husband for 3 years.


Saturday, May 13, 2006

My new needle case

I had knitting needles floating around my knitting basket and I didn't like having to dig around for them. I've seen needle cases online that I liked, but they're pretty pricy. (See an example by clicking here.) I also have seen instructions for making your own needle case, like here. So I made my own, and I didn't follow any pattern, just looked at some pictures and thought about what I wanted. Even though my sewing skills are not great, I'm pleased. Here's the inside. (Sorry the picture is not good.)

You like my rockin' fabric choices? The outside green and white fabric was a remnant I got at a thrift store. It's a fairly heavy-weight fabric, like canvas, almost. The inside pink print is a light-wieght cotton that Matt's mom bought for me about a year ago. And the green ribbon that matches perfectly? I found that in my ribbon box and have no idea where it came from.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Fake Mother's Day a new holiday we've invented. It's what you do when you're not going to see your mom on Mother's Day. This year, we celebrated Fake Mother's Day on Sunday with Matt's mom. (On the flowery greeting cards this holiday warrants, you can be fancy and call it "Faux Mother's Day".) She was here for the weekend, which was nice not just for her company, but it's also an excuse to enjoy $.99 all-you-can-eat pancakes! And she provided us with free labor for yard work and pants-heming (does that have two ms?).

The Fake Mother's Day part was mostly celebrated on Sunday with a snazzy, jazzy vocal and instrumental concert at Matt's school, which he directed (the vocal part) and Mom and I enjoyed while serving/supervising refreshments. Then there was a movie, and a small gift, and poker. Her game of choice this weekend - and she totally beat the pants off us during the first game.

Tonight we celebrated another new holiday called "Matt's Fake Birthday."

Friday, May 05, 2006


Okay, I only have a minute, but I finished a book this week. Avalon High by Meg Cabot. The other stuff I've read by Cabot was much more fluffy and not as clever and creative as this one. She takes the story of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, and the Lady of Shalott and updates it to a romance/mystery in a high school in Virginia. It was fun and kept me guessing and what a great way to expose teens to some classic literature and old tales.

In other news, I'm very glad it's Friday and I get to go home soon. I think my desk chair is making my legs fall asleep.

P.S. Happy Birthday to Dado!

Monday, May 01, 2006

A finished knit - OR - Clapotis by the Sea

I haven't had a chance to post about it, but we went on vacation during spring break to see my Nana and Dado at the beach. It was very relaxing and Nana and Dado are a lot of fun.

I also finished a knitting project that I'm actually pleased with. It's based on this pattern, but I made it skinnier. I used a laceweight yarn - Knitpicks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor.

And here's the glamour shots: