Monday, February 23, 2009

And Now We Move...

Today I feel good about our progress on the Horse Shed. Shaun and I have 5 days left to finish up and move all our crap in. But we have the inside of the shed completely stuffed, chinked, and cleaned. It's still really dusty, but not even close to what it was before.





Ok, so there's still a lot of stuff on the stove, but there is no longer a lot of stuff in the stove. And the things that are on it now (and there's really not a lot) are the only things left in the shed that we need to move out. And it is only stuff that we were using to fix it up, so it is legal for it to be there.

And for once, HARVEY gets the Cutest Dog of the Day award!
Just look at that smile.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Made It To 100

Alright! Less than 100 days until we leave the country! I have been trying to find another countdown timer to put on my blog to tell me how many days I have left until my LAST DAY AT DAVE'S SUSHI... but it's probably best that I can't find it. I think if I knew how many days were left, my brain would completely check out and the only thing I would be good for at work is holding the door.


The cabin is coming along. We have 9 days to get it finished and ready to move into. I have to say I am having a little bit of anxiety about that. I really thought my sister was going to help us out since she is planning on living in it this summer, but heck if she's helped us out for more than 10 or 15 minutes. Oh well. We got conned. The wool pulled over our eyes, you could say. I am a bit put out about the number of hours we have had to put into it just to live in it for 2 months. It's not even finished yet and we just keep getting criticism from my mom. And Shaun's a little bitter about it also.

Oh well. I should not complain. It will be warm. It will be dry. It will be cheaper than the place we live now. And we can do it however the heck we want, since no one else seems interested in helping. They can complain about how we are doing it all they want, but whatever. If they really want it some other way, then they should get out there and do it.

Ok. Rant over.


For a couple months there, our kill count on the fridge was really adding up fast. We've made it to 31, but the past 2 weeks or so we've got nothing at all.
WOOHOOOOO! I think we've finally beat the mice!!!
Harvey and Suka can now eat their hauntivirus-free dog food in peace.


*A little note to all people out there who are religious.*

First of all, I do not judge you. If you want to worship a god or celebrate a religion, by all means please do. But please do me a favor. Go online or go to the library or something and do some research on the history of your chosen religion. After that, find some more informational stuff and maybe do some research on the histories of some other religions.
AFTER you learn the history of your religion and the history of other religions, THEN you can talk to me about your religion and ask me about mine. Until then, please refrain from preaching your word to me, asking me to join your religion, or telling me about other religions which you do not celebrate and you clearly don't understand or even denounce.
And when I say this to all of you 'religious people', I mean AALLLL of you 'religious people'. I don't care what religion. All of you.
It scares me to see so many people blindly following religion when they don't know how or why theirs even started in the first place or even what happened to it since then.

Come on folks... Please don't turn off your brains!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Harvey hasn't received much blog time since I've started this thingy. It's because he can't hold still long enough for a photo and he rarely hangs out close enough for any good shots. This one really captures captures his style. Alone and independent, but still at just the right distance to keep a protective eye. Oh, Harvey. I guess there a just some things that we will never know about you.

Taking the Plunge

This picture was on the front page of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle today. The kid is my little brother Joe. In case you can't see it in the picture, he is jumping into a hole cut in a frozen pond while wearing a cape and his favorite hat.
Joe was the last of 94 people to jump in to raise money for the Special Olympics which will be held in Bozeman this year.
I was so excited to see this picture on the FRONT PAGE today!

I really can't tell you how proud of him I am.
I kinda want to cry.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Who Does This Guy Think He Is?

Hi. My name is Suka. Everyone knows I'm a dog, but not many people are aware that I am also a prince. I eat whatever I want. I listen whenever I want. I follow instructions whenever I want. I poop wherever I want. I play with whatever I want. And I relax wherever I want. Bring me my grapes and scantily clad women. And don't you dare forget the palm fronds.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oh Boy...

I just can't wait to get out of here! My job has become so old and redundant and the weather hasn't changed all winter. We made our travel plans MONTHS ago and just this month, 3 of our friends have left on ventures of their own. So now we wait... and wait... and do the same things day after day until FINALLY, HOPEFULLY, the day will come for us to venture. And I know when it does it will be alot sooner than I expected. But right now, I just feel like it couldn't come fast enough.

I guess I just need to find something to keep me occupied and saving the $$$ for just a few months longer. Maybe if it would just snow...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I finally figured out the tension on my spinning wheel, after repairing a part that's been out of service for almost a year. It is SO MUCH FUN!!! I have been just whipping out the yarn like it's nobody's business. It started out a little rough, but just in the past three days, I have become much better and my yarn has gone from good to great! (Still not quite perfect though.) I am having a lot of fun finally being able to use some fibers that I've had for quite a few years. Consequentially, all the yarn that I've made so far contains multitudes of different colors and color combinations.

We managed to get a ton of work done on the Horse Shed yesterday. It still needs quite a good deal to make it liveable, but we are making progress. Slowly...

It actually has windows now...

Mystery photo!

And for a sweet reward, Amber made cornbread!

And the Cutest Puppy of the Day Award goes to Jefe! (Wow...for once it's not Suka!)
Poor little Jefe broke his leg and spent most of the 7th and 8th months of his life locked up in the house, not allowed to play with the other dogs. He's almost all better now, but still can't go out to play. Does he look sad?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tradgedy Strikes

I am really coming along on my arm warmers/sleeves. I haven't been working on them too much because I was starting to get pretty frustrated there for a while. But I have overcome my frustration and figured out what the hell I'm doing and have been knitting strong for at least the past week. The pattern is beautiful!

After 12 years of crocheting and 5 years of knitting, I have just now experienced my first ever broken knitting needle. I realize this occurrence is somewhat common and it happens to everyone at some point in time. I am a little bit sad that it has finally happened to me, but fortunately it was a cheap needle and I wasn't very attached to it.
Still sad though...