Sunday, January 14, 2007

01.14.06 Good Weekend

I have had a really good weekend. Saturday, my mom came over and we sewed/worked on our quilts. I didn't get much done quilt-wise because I was cleaning my apartment while my mom worked on her quilt. However, I REALLY enjoyed the company and I got my apartment clean. The picture on the right is what I have done so far. Once I get all the little squares sewn together, the block will be finished.

On Saturday night, two of our friends came over and we went to dinner at the Clay Pit. I don't get to eat much Indian food; so, it was nice to have something different. I had grilled lamb and potatoes. YUMMY!

After dinner, we went to Club 300 and bowled 2 games. I'm not too good at bowling. The last time I bowled, my scores were 87 and 89. Despite my lack of skill, I still have fun. Last night, I bowled a 99 and a 137! I was proud of the 137. Here's a pic so it can go down in my blog history. I may never see an over-100-game again. :o) Yea, me!
Tonight, we are going to Dick's Last Resort to see one of our friends play in his new(ish) band. The last group he was in was a duo with his best friend. They were the best...VERY entertaining.
Other things I need to accomplish before tonight is over:
1. Finish my photo assignment from my photo class (I have 1 out of 8) and get the pictures printed.
2. Bake and decorate a cake for a co-worker's birthday on Monday.
Damn...I hope I get it all done. Looks like tonight might be a late night. ;o)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

01.09.06 Photo Class

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a beginning photography class. The class meets once a week on Monday nights. The instructor is Michael Blackwell of Dallas Darkroom. I am really excited about the class and look forward to what I will learn.

We had our first meeting last night and I have to admit it was almost overwhelming. There's a lot more to it than you could ever imagine. And, we barely scratched the surface. However, once I get a better understanding of a few concepts, I really think (or hope) my photographs will start to get better.

I have a list of different kinds of pictures I have to take and turn in at the next class meeting. Maybe after I have them all, I will post them here. We'll see.


01.09.06 Blogger Blocked

They blocked Blogger at work. I did most of my blogging at work during my lunch hour. OK...I'll admit...I did some blogging not on my lunch break and on regular time. Guilty as charged. I promise to be good and only blog at lunch.

Think that will work?

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

12.6.06 Saturday Photo Hunt: Memory

Cameron and Mindy - Grand Canyon 2005

This was the first road trip my husband and I ever took together. It is one of the best vacations I have ever taken. We have many great memories of this trip and still talk about it often.

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1.6.07 It's time to snap out of it

Well, I've had my time to it is time to snap out of it and move on with my life. I apologize to my friends, family and bloggers that I have caused to worry about me and my well being. The last post concerned several of you...many of you called or emailed. I appreciate the concerns and love you sent.

I set a time limit on my sulking and told myself that at the end of it I would get back to normal...whatever that is. :o) So, here I am back to normal. Welcome back, me!

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

12.27.06 Gray Sky Morning

And it may take some time to
Patch me up inside
But I can't take it so I
Run away and hide
And I may find in time that
You were always right
You're always right
So you sailed away
Into a grey sky morning
Now I'm here to stay
Love can be so boring
What was it you wanted
Could it be I'm haunted
I need peace. I'm trying to find it. I'll let you know when I do. Sincerely ~ Haleigh Anne


Monday, December 18, 2006

12.18.06 I Love to Read

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Literate Good Citizen

You read to inform or entertain yourself, but you're not nerdy about it. You've read most major classics (in school) and you have a favorite genre or two.

Dedicated Reader
Book Snob
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz

Thanks, Pam.

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Friday, December 15, 2006

12.15.06 I can't bake...but, I think I could handle this recipe

We had a Holiday Cookie Exchange at the office yesterday. I was the one that instigated the whole idea and the one who organized it. I sent out cute little invitations on card stock and everything. Well, when it came time to bake my cookies, I had a TOTAL DISASTER!

I have tried baking cookies in the past and they rarely to never work out. They are too big and run together, they taste funny (probably because of a forgotten ingredient or a mis-measured ingredient), they don't cook all the way through, they are burned...pick a reason and I promise I have that one covered.

I waited until the last minute to bake my cookies. I had total confidence in myself and knew that this time would be different. Ha! When I had everything mixed together, my batter was not sticking together. I called my dad for help. He knew immediately (without even looking at it) that I had not added the eggs. Ugh! How did he know that? So, I added the eggs at the end. I also realized I had forgotten the vanilla; so, I added that too. The mixture was already tough to stir so the eggs and the vanilla didn't mix in all the way. I thought it would be fine.

The first batch I baked were too big and joined together to make one big cookie. My supportive husband said, "Just change the name to cakies." Isn't he sweet?

The second batch burned on the ends and were not cooked in the middle. Ugh! My sweet husband said, "Well...they're not too bad". He was smiling really big and trying to be helpful.

I got frustrated and threw out everything. I swore off baking and said I would never try again. My sweet, suportive, trying to be helpful husband said, "Haven't you ever heard 'Practice makes Perfect'? You really need to try again until you get it right." "Not tonight," I said.

I called a bakery the next morning and ordered 3 dozen cookies. Since then, I have found this cookie recipe and have decided to try it. I think this recipe is more my style. :)

Christmas Cookie Recipe

1 cup of water

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp salt

1 cup of brown sugar

2 tsp lemon juice

4 large eggs

1 cup nuts

2 cups of dried fruit

1 bottle Crown Royal

Sample the Crown to check quality.

Take a large bowl, check the Crown again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer...Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again.

At this point it's best to make sure the Crown is still OK, try another cup, just in case.

Turn off the mixer thingy.

Check the Crown Royal.

Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit...Pick the frigging fruit off floor.

Check the Crown Royal.

Mix on the turner.

Check the Crown Royal.

If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a dewscriver.

Check the Crown Royal for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet.

Check the Crown Royal.

Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.

Add one table.

Add a spoon of ar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

Check the Crown Royal.

Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.

Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window, Finish the bottle of Crown Royal.

Make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.



12.15.06 Where are my readers?

I noticed that no one has been commenting lately and I was starting to get a little bummed out...until I read on Leesa's blog that she can't comment on Beta Blogs. My blog is a Beta Blog.

Are the rest of you having the same problem? If so, will you please email me at If there are several of you having this problem, I will contact they will be much help...but, I can always hope, right?
OK...that's it for now. I have been so busy I haven't had much time to blog or visit. I will catch up this weekend.


Monday, December 11, 2006

12.11.06 Weekend Fun

This is what my husband does on the weekends:

:and he loves it! Lookin' good, honey!!

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