Wednesday, April 25, 2007
remember when i got this? i am finally learning how to use it!
i go to a sewing class on wednesdays from 10-1.
it is in the basement of an old church with an eighty year old dear of a teacher.
i started last week. i am making european shams.
what took me so long?
this is heavenly. :)

  posted at 4:23 AM  

Sunday, April 22, 2007
at least, i hope so...
  posted at 6:42 AM  

Friday, April 20, 2007
hokie hope day
we love our hokies.


Friday, April 20, 2007
'How do we go on from here?'
The tone among reporters and Virginia Tech representatives inside the Inn at Skelton Hall was markedly different Thursday afternoon. No longer were reporters attacking the speaker with a barrage of questions, shouting over one another to get answered first. Perhaps it was because they were tired, their tone much softer.

Perhaps it was empathy for the man responsible for our briefings: Larry Hincker, Virginia Tech associate vice president for university relations.

Hincker walked up to the podium. He leaned on his weary right hand as it shook and he spoke. Sometimes it was difficult to hear him even a few rows back. He addressed the media as friends, some now very familiar to him.

"How do we go on from here?" he asked quite literally in terms of how to logistically best go about relaying information to the news media from then on. The room fell into total silence.

It was clear we were taken aback by his sincere frankness and effort to work with us as much as he felt possible -- even despite his tired, beaten demeanor. Maybe 20 seconds passed until someone replied, "You're doing a good job."

The room broke out into applause.

For a few minutes inside the presser, we all reminded ourselves that though we are aggressive, we can and must appreciate one another -- mostly perhaps, because no one knows what might happen to them next.

-- By Michael Sefanov, CNN National Desk Assignment Editor
Posted By CNN: 9:20 AM ET

  posted at 7:19 AM  

i won a contest :)

i get a prize too! :) :) :)
  posted at 5:43 AM  

Thursday, April 19, 2007
5 things
1. i have wanted to say thanks to those of you who have contacted me through flickr. i don't know how you did that, but i am glad you found me and i always look at your pictures!
2. i am in the process of redoing this blog, i want to add some more of you to my links. can you give me your link and your name so i can add you to my sidebar? (if you want.)
3. thanks for the advice you give me, i do go to the sites that you recommend and i look into your suggestions - i appreciate them!
4. today is hokie hope day. wear orange and maroon in honor of the hokies.
5. i have a sinus infection - again. :( bleh.

have a great weekend!
  posted at 8:14 AM  

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
if i were a shoe

this would be me on most days. i know, you were expecting a croc, right? :)
  posted at 5:21 PM  

Monday, April 16, 2007
virginia tech

thinking of the hokies right now. my prayers are with the students and all the families involved.

update/3:36 - the story gets worse and worse, the number of deaths higher and higher. i lived in west ambler johnston. this is my school. i am just sick.
  posted at 8:32 AM  

Saturday, April 14, 2007
bump beds

check them out. you can't get them in the states and it makes me ill! seriously. what can i do?
  posted at 7:45 AM  

Friday, April 13, 2007
words words words

it is art. simple. elementary. just words.
do you have any words hanging around your house?
i would love to see them.

  posted at 8:16 AM  

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
the happiest meal

i am a sucker for a good happy meal toy. so you know i was all over these adorable madame alexander wizard of oz dolls that are at mcdonalds right now. yup, even my husband has been getting his happy meal, "with a girl toy, please."

  posted at 12:48 PM  

Monday, April 09, 2007
little lutherans
my children are very good little lutherans, especially on holidays when we travel about an hour away to go to church. they sat very quietly yesterday during the sermon, actually listening at times! seriously! people were very impressed because they are only four and five years old. but some didn't know the secret. my children know that if they are really well behaved, i give them candy (right there in the pew!). and they had lots to choose from on easter sunday:) they also have another good reason for paying attention...they love the preacher. he's their grandpa. :)

  posted at 7:31 AM  

Sunday, April 08, 2007
happy easter

this has always been my favorite holiday. the celebration of new life, with more meaning now than ever before. there are signs of it all around us...these transformations...a little old seed turning into a strong flowering tree, a furry caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly...just hints...that the best is yet to come.
happy easter :)
  posted at 5:14 PM  

Wednesday, April 04, 2007
the smallest one was madeline

madeline is on tv on saturday mornings now. my children and i love it. the beginning of the show is always the same, just like the books if you remember, and it shows the twelve little girls breaking their bread together at a long table. i was always a big fan of annie, madeline, the parent trap, any show that had gobs of little girls living together. it just looked like so much fun. i always loved their bedrooms, too, with just row after row of cots. they were all the same. simple. white. uniform. i find that so pretty. shocking, huh? :)

  posted at 8:49 AM  

Tuesday, April 03, 2007
another yellow beauty

this house is in my neighborhood. i love it. i think it has the perfect color combination of house and shutters. when it was for sale many years ago, we walked through it and it was the first modern house i had seen with a clawfoot tub. that trend seemed to catch on, and you see more and more of them.

there is one more yellow house in my neighborhood that i am going to try to snag a picture of, but then i guess i am going to have to go on a field trip :)
  posted at 3:36 PM  

Monday, April 02, 2007
outgoing personality

don't you just love those houses that scream - WELCOME! you know what i mean, those happy houses. i think if you paint a house yellow, it is automatically in this category. i love yellow houses. with flowers out front. maybe that will be my project this week, taking pictures of yellow houses. am i allowed to take pictures of people's houses and post them? don't tell on me, okay?

  posted at 7:35 AM  

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