Monday, March 30, 2009

Wait, what?

On Saturday, we got 7" of snow, cause you know...that's normal. 

Spring fighting with winter. 

Sherman had to check it out.

I normally get pumped about snow, but I have been enjoying the warmer weather and wasn't really into a random snow first. Then we went outside and I was suddenly overwhelmed with the desire to build a snowman and a snow fort. It would have been the perfect snow for that! I kept telling Nathan that it reminded me of the Blizzard of 1993. He always looks at me funny when I talk about the Blizzard of '93. I'm originally from Birmingham and well, it doesn't snow there very often. Imagine what happened when we got 13" of snow one March! We were out of school for an entire week with no electricity. We played in the snow all day long and my dad put chains on his 4 wheel drive Jeep and drove around town helping people get groceries. I remember the snow was up to the bumper. My whole family slept in the living room by the fireplace the whole week. It was seriously awesome. My dad even had one of the t-shirts that said, "I survived the Blizzard of '93" 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cause I have so much time...

So, today of all days I started working on a laptop sleeve. I've been wanting to make one for over a year now. In the midst of having half my craft room in boxes, I get the urge to sew. I plan to sell these. Hopefully, I'll have time to make some before my next show.

This is merely a prototype, so please do not judge its imperfections. It is lined with wadded up plastic bags. Though it is a good way to recycle them, it makes for a crinkly sleeve. I haven't added a closure yet. I'm debating between velcro or a cute button. Thoughts? 

Only 25 days until we have to move out, but my computer is warm now. Priorities people.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Packing it up...

For the past couple of months, we've been planning to purchase the home where we currently live. We adore this house, but it's an older home that needs some repairs. Unfortunately, the people who own it have been less than easy to negotiate with...I will move on for lack of having something nice to say about the matter. 

We hadn't known for the past month whether we'd be going or staying. Since we've decided not to purchase the house we have until April 20 (happens to be my birthday) to move into a new place. We are still planning to purchase a house, just not sure which house yet! I have been so stressed out with the whole matter, but I can at least focus on packing now. We're going to see a potential place tomorrow. I know that everything will work out. I'm just glad to be done negotiating with people who don't know what they're talking about!! Oh my gosh...

Did you know that if you go to Walmart Neighborhood Market after they've started restocking (10 p.m.) you can just grab the shopping carts full of empty boxes? Well, you can and the cereal aisle has the best ones. Sherman was sooo excited when I started putting the boxes together. So many fort options! 

So there's an update on why I haven't been around much lately...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Practicing Selflessness

He gave her about 10 minutes in there before jumping on top of it, 
causing it to collapse and forcing her out.

Cat Nap

It is very rare that this happens. When it does Sherman is always in 
the middle, cause he gets along with everyone.