Sunday, January 24, 2010


Does that look like a murdered amaryllis to you?!

I think it DOES!

The amaryllis was clearly PUSHED!

The problem is, this gorgeous plant was given to me for Christmas by my aunt.  It is quite customary for everyone of us to receive one of these large bulbous dirt clods every year.  I was so excited to plant mine (i'm not being sarcastic, I really love them!) and apparently the bulb was excited too, since it has been growing inches a day since I planted it two weeks ago.
I've been watering it and sending green vibes it's way, but other than that, I really haven't been paying much attention to it, since it is safely tucked around the corner in the breakfast nook. (Still not quite finished, so we don't really hang out there yet... just have to tile...)
I guess while we weren't looking, pretty much over night,  the damned thing bloomed!  Both stems at the same time... Which created a great unbalanced weight and our poor florescent flowers toppled off their precariously thin ledge, spilling their life giving soil all over my hand sewn nook seats.

AND.......There you have it.  Case of the horizontal amaryllis, solved!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

In The Crafting World...

New happenings in my Craft Life.  VERY exciting!  The lace shawl I started in October is finally finished and all pinned out to block.  Now all I have to do is wait for the damned thing to dry, then I can wave it exultingly above my head and parade it around town for all to see.

  The three months of work were definitely worth it!

To finish the fix up of my sewing machine, I bought a new light bulb.  Viola!  Now I can see what I'm making!
(I know, I know.  The needle isn't threaded... I just wanted to take a picture.)

I've finally finished my projects for the Dave's Sushi Christmas Party Gift Exchange!   How fun!

For the man, the ultimate matching party set...
Beer can coozie, wrist band, head band, AND.........

WAIT FOR IT....(Drum roll here)....

The infamous Willy Warmer!

And for the chica on our list, Moustaches!

In other news, Shaun, the dogs and I went camping.
Or tried to, anyway...

The temp was in the 40s, the sun was shining, we had our climbing gear ready to go, and it was a beautiful day!

So we drove past Norris to our favorite camp spot, Revenue Flats.

And then it started to get windy.

Our tent (thanks Fred!) blew up like a balloon and by the second night, it was blowing so hard we could barely even walk around.  And good luck trying to use the bathroom!

Eventually, by about 6 in the evening, the tent straight up blew over and we were forced to pack up and go home.  Luckily nothing got lost or broken, but it wasn't quite the climbing/camping trip we had planned.  Better luck next sunny weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Twenty Ten

2010 in Montana.  This is where we live.

They're all car photos, but I think you get the idea.  Wow.

And aside from having some of the most beautiful January days and snowy mountains of all time, 2010 has really started off oh so right.
I have started going to yoga to become strong and flexible. I've started running to prepare for the fun runs of the summer and, possibly, the Headwater's Relay. I've quickly started working my way back up to the level I was climbing at 6 months ago, before we slid into The Summer of Lazy.  I've learned how to bake the most delicious bread in only 5 minutes a day.  I fixed up a sewing machine I bought for 7 dollars at the thrift store and it runs like a dream. I've started stretching everyday and can now touch my toes.  I've started my application for college and Shaun has started planning an awesome adventure road trip for us to get there.  We both finally got healthy and beat 'the Swine'.

So many amazing things have happened already and the days, the mountains, the sunrises, and sunsets have been so beautiful that it is impossible to not appreciate everything around us.

And with all that said, I feel pretty darned awesome, even if I have failed miserably at fulfilling my New Year's wake up early.  I just can't do it.  And it makes the days so short, but there is something to be said for late night runs and watching the lights of Bozeman twinkle from the top of Pete's Hill.

Bonus Photo

How old do you think that canned food is?  I know for a fact nobody  has lived in that house since 1994, and I'm preeeetty sure it's older than that.  At least 50 years older.  Yum.