Tuesday, March 31, 2009
For my homework a couple of weeks ago, we had to take a couple of personality profiles and analyze them in light of language teaching and learning.
I was surprised to find that both tests now call me an ISTJ.
I thought personality was supposed to be a constant. I like my old description better. She sounds like a lot more fun.
Here are the two tests we took.
Anyone else change?
Monday, March 30, 2009
A gift bag! That smells fruity!
We've got 4 more cute boxes. Anyone have an idea?
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
We didn't quite finish before Spring Break was over, but we did do good work, and it was fun to do something so big together.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Construction-y types: Any answers for me?
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
After that we eventually started hanging drywall on the ceiling, which was taking FOREVER. We also discovered that I can only carry 6 sheets of drywall into the basement before I am too tired to carry any more. Hmph.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We also hung doors. That is really really hard. Super hard.
And we went to Home Depot AGAIN.
I was feeling a little discouraged.
You can tell because there are no pictures.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I had this fun "Incredible" yarn from Megan that I hadn't been able to figure out what to do with. I decided to try a bag, using this pattern from Lion Brand.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Here's the pattern I used.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, I thought about putting a pin on the back, but I'm not quite sure how to do that. It would also be cute as an applique on a bag or sweater or something.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Who knew there even was such a thing?
The pattern is "Tantalizingly Teal" from "Afghans for All Seasons" from Oxmoor House. I make this blanket ALL the time because it's quick and fun and you get to use a huge hook.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Answers by Anna, age 3.75
1. What is something mom always says to you? I love you
2. What makes mom happy? When I give you a hug.
3. What makes mom sad? When I do something wrong.
4. How does your mom make you laugh? When she's silly.
5. What was your mom like as a child? You played with your Mama.
6. How old is your mom? I don't know.
7. How tall is your mom? Hunanimous...that means big.
8. What is her favorite thing to do? Play games and races.
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Help herself.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Party.
11. What is your mom really good at? I don't know
12. What is your mom not very good at? Umm, rolling. (demonstrates a somersault) I mean this.
13. What does your mom do for her job? Go to school.
14. What's your mom's favorite food? Umm, lots. Chinese food?
15. What makes you proud of your mom? When she wins.
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? A Mama.
17. What do you and your mom do together? Play games and races.
18. How are you and your mom the same? Have two eyes, one nose, two ears, one mouth.
19. How are you and your mom different? Big and small
20. How do you know your mom loves you? 'cause love to pieces.
21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? School.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
And here's the website.
Oh my! They have them in Spanish too! Exciting.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
I went because it was an auction with lots of crafty supplies. Mostly they went too high for my low budget, but I did get the main thing that I wanted. A giant stack of old crafting magazines from the 70's. I'm super excited. I keep thinking that I can have a party with a bunch of crafty girls and we can look at them together and it will be loads of fun and then I remember that I am the only person who thinks that would be fun. I'll have to have my own party.
I put a couple in front so you can see-The stack is a good two feet tall.
In the months ahead, as I slowly savor my treasure, I'm sure you'll get to see some funny ads and ridiculous projects.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
"I don't know."
"You don't know science?"
"Well, let's see if we can find it in a book." .... (about 2 minutes later) "About 5 million"
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
For the last 6 months or so, she always picks "the one from the festibal"
Hot Club of Cowtown.
She heard them at the Tumbleweed Festival last August. I was sick that weekend and had to stay home so they brought me this CD.
She even recognizes the band when the Marshall plays them on Western Swing and Other Things.
It's fun that she has opinions and can express them now.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I got yelled at (it all worked out, no hard feelings, but still no fun)
My sewing machine broke. The one Mom gave me, that we played with together, that we were supposed to take to sewing classes.
My computer crashed, I lost the hard drive, 6 months worth of pictures, and my homework for class.
I had to talk to the airlines, found out I couldn't do what I wanted to do, Anna has to fly or we're out $$$.
Talking things out always makes things better.
I have another sewing machine because Matthew is nice and classifies it as a basic need and Target had one on sale.
We didn't lose anything too important, and after 5 hours of hard work I'm all caught up for my class. We had a really easy week this week so I was able to do both in one night.
Because Anna had to fly, we decided to vacation in Oregon for our 10th anniversary, and Anna gets to play with Jonathan, which sounds better anyway.
Algunos días son así, inclusive en Australia.
Monday, March 02, 2009
She is much more like Mom as a quilter than I am. Slow, careful, and particular; she's going to be a wonderful seamstress.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Here are the steps:
Everyone should bring a couple of skeins of fun yarn.
Then you cut the yarn into 9 foot lengths. You can cut the whole skein, or just part of it, depending on how popular you think the yarn will be. It's a good idea to have some room to lay out and measure, and also lots of scissors. We draped the yarn lengths over the balcony, which worked well, it was easy to see all of the colors and they were out of the way and not tangly.
You can trim off the uneven bits or leave them dangly.