Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Greener Side

I continue to contemplate whether or not I should go back to work. I deeply miss my job, coworkers, and the sense of satisfaction that comes with completing a task at hand and getting a paycheck. However, the boy above brings me back to reality and makes me wonder how I could even think about going back to work. The grass is always greener...or in this case, that crazy slide...and I just need to be happy with whatever "side" I am sitting on.

There are a million things to be grateful for while staying home. Here I am sitting in my jammies at 7:30 am rather than running out the door to get to work on time. That makes me happy. Yesterday Cohen and I killed 5 hours in an almost empty mall doing nothing and had a great time (All of the stores in Cottonwood Mall are closed because they are rearing up for renovations next year) and walking around our little neighborhood. It was fun, and he is such a good sport. I've never waiting for a car repair with my boy in tote. It was much better than having my coworker drop me off to pick up my car.

I don't get as much done as I want to, but that is okay. The house is a little messy, the dishes aren't always done, but man we are becoming the masters of CandyLand and spend a lot of time at the park. I may not be getting paid, but I sure am being loved. That makes it work it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

First Fall Scarf

Yesterday I finished the first of what will be many "fall scarfs" (scarves?). Just in time for Lindy's Fall Swap. Today is the last day to sign up so head on over. You may just get this scarf!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

5 Years Already!

I have had quite a busy few weeks. Cohen and I have had to be out of the house by 9:00 am every morning almost 10 days strait (I know... poor us, but we're used to taking it a little slower). Today I took the opportunity to finish my book (which I totally loved) and let Cohen eat breakfast and watch TV in his towel for an hour. After a trip to the post office, library, and Target, I came home and uploaded all of the photos from my camera. Cohen has been asleep for 3 hours now and I have just finished. The house isn't clean and Mike will be home any minute, but a list of several things that just needed to be done, are done.

We celebrated our 5th Anniversary this month and it is amazing how far we've come. GOSH! Look how young and (read: and skinny) we are! It doesn't feel like a day has gone by, but we're happier and more in love than we've every been. The photo taken above was one of our engagement photos taken by my photographer-turned-microbiology major sister.

And here we are, a little fatter, still enjoying each other. I'm glad to be married. My absolute favorite part of being married is that it no longer takes 3-4 hours to say good-bye every night. Maybe we're so happy because we're so well rested.

Our Anniversary was low key and we did what we always do. We drove to Park City and stayed in a cheap condo, ate sushi, and went to the Park City Art Festival. It always falls on our Anniversary weekend, so we go. This time, I ate the best sushi roll I'd ever had in my life. I wish I could remember what it was called and exactly what was in it. I know it had tuna and a whole lotta goodness!

I love you, babe! I'm glad we're married and I'm glad that still like each other as much as we love each other! You're the best!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fall Swapping!

I'm in, so you should be, too!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Back in Black

Um... I think I look most like Charlize Theron... what do you think? Well maybe what she looked like in her roll in Monster. And for years I dreamed that I could get hair like Christina Applegate as Kelly Bundy. Maybe in my next life. This is fun though... I think this picture is the first one that I haven't come back with more dude's faces that chicas.

I've been sewing. I went through my WIP pile and found everything that needed all black thread. I am such a baby and really hate rethreading my machine. I've made a few throw pillows and a few bags and am now working on my Homecoming Dance Swap items. Luckily, my ladies are requesting several items that require black thread. We'll see how long my black thread spree will last.

I don't have any pictures to show. Cohen and I are going to spend the afternoon at JoAnn Fabrics because I've got my 40% coupon and I need a lot of cherry prints for a quilt I need to get to gettin' on. Did you know that you can get the JoAnn mailer coupons AND the email coupons? If you already get the mailer, you can use the same forms (the have them at the checkout counter) and just put your name and email address - not your physical address. DOUBLE COUPONS BABY!
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