Thursday, February 28, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
It's supposed to be close to 30 for two straight days!
Maybe Spring is coming soon?
Nope, 6-10 inches possible for Monday, into Tuesday.
Which, by the way is when Karl is going to be up in the U.P. on a business trip.
Have I mentioned I don't know how to operate the snow blower?
I have pictures to share! Want to see?
A little peek at our booth, all set up for last weekend's bridal show.
I was very very proud of our booth.
Except nobody saw it. Because about 5 minutes after I took the above picture, they cancelled the show. The first cancelled show in the 20 year history of this particular event.
Snow and Ice. Lots of it. The kind that shuts down highways and "makes travel treacherous"
So no bridal show. We've been comped with a booth in the fall show, which will be better for us anyway, since we're booked straight through for 2008, and 2009 brides are just starting to get their acts together.
And finally, while Karl and I were disappointed about the cancellation, we did get to come home to this:
Sorry for the absence of late. I've been trying to practice the, "if you have nothing good to say..." mantra.
But good things to say are coming. February 28th, my last day at work, is right around the corner!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
But then Barb tagged me. And I know if I don't do this tonight, I am going to be less likely to get it done any time in the next 3 weeks. Busy Times ahead! So here I am!
Here are the rules:
- You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
- You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).
- After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.
- At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)
Here we go:
R is for relatives.
I come from a crazy ass family. Lots of divorce, lots of remarrying, lots of scandal. I grew up swearing I would never get married because I had no examples of successful relationships.
U is for University.
From the time I graduated high school (1997) to the time I moved to Wisconsin (2006) I lived in 4 different towns with a major university. I became so used to living in a college town that now that I'm *not* living in one, it feels kind of weird.
T is for Timing.
I have a bizarre talent of being able to tell you what time it is, within about 15 minutes, without a watch. I can also tell you about how long a movie, song, etc is, or how long something has been in the oven. I think it's because so much of my t.v. job is about timing things. It's like I have an internal clock constantly counting in 30 second intervals.
H is for Healthy, sort of.
Until recently I was proud to say I'd never had stitches, never been hospitalized, and never broken a bone. Then in a period of 12 months I had stitches (precancerous mole removal), spent 4 days in the hospital (gall bladder removal gone wrong), and broke 2 bones (two toes the night before shooting a wedding). My streak is over!
Now it's time for me to tag four people.
Steph Vetne (Because I want to know what her middle name is)
Stef Hamilton (see above reason)
Steph Howell (again, see above reason)
Em (because we have random things in common, and because I ran out of Stephs to tag)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So, earlier this week this fabulous box arrived on my doorstep, full of all the fantastic goodies that comprised this month's Studio Calico kit. I may or may not have drooled a little as I took each item out of the lovely brown paper packaging. This is my second month with a kit subscription and it certainly did not disappoint.
But no sooner did I unpack said kit than I realized I needed to use the box for something extra special: packaging up my swap stuff for Miss Em, my valentine at Studio Calico. Now I dig the shopping part. I dig the picking out wrapping paper part. The actual wrapping: not my strong suit. So please don't judge. Instead: imagine what goodies might be inside.
Behold the red and white goodness stacked on my kitchen island.
And there it is all packed up in the Studio Calico box, ready to make the trip a few hours south. I made sure to tape the box well, so I wouldn't be tempted to keep anything for myself.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
So yes, Walker survived the hot dogs. Without so much as a burp. I'm sure he'll use this as justification to eat other things we try to keep out of his reach. He's lucky he's cute.
Speaking of cute, or not cute as the case may be, Tom Petty. When did he start looking like Willy Nelson? I couldn't look at him during the half time show. It just made me sad. He looks so old. I guess living that kind of life wears you out physically and emotionally.
I'm feeling a little worn out myself today. Something about a plane crash on Lake Winnebago during what was supposed to be my quiet shift at the tv station. I spent the afternoon scrambling, trying to make do with less than ideal conditions. Oh well. It went on the air fine, and that's all that matters.
And in 25 days it won't matter at all because I'll be done with all things tv news related!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
I thought so.
I decided that I'd really like to do a month in review entry every month this year, so I can remember the highlights of 2008, as well as the little stuff I might otherwise forget.
So, January 2008 in bullet form(and in no particular order):
- started the year sick. Slept through midnight, then went into work for my last ever holiday shift.
- Welcomed trish back from maternity leave.
- Chose Bliss as my word for 2008.
- Ordered and received by Bliss necklace.
- Got my first studio calico kit.
- Enjoyed scrappy goodness and yummy food with Barb
- Enjoyed a couple of four day weekends.
- Went on the girls vaca
- Made my first mini
- Learned Dad might not need a second heart surgery
- Booked tickets for Florida
- Watched the Packers throw away their chance at the Super Bowl
- Watched Walker interact in a good way with another dog
- Came close to my first ice related driving accident
- Saw Juno, loved it
- Booked our 18th wedding for 2008
- Prepped for our first bridal show