Sunday, February 18, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007 --Bring It On!!

Pete and I went to the mall this afternoon to return a sweater I bought at the Gap on Thursday. We stopped by Macy's on our way out to look at their housewares department because we still have a giftcard from Christmas to use. Well, we left with a sleeper sofa and armchair! They won't actually be delivered for two weeks, but they're ours. The official sofa color is coffee and the accent chair is capuccino with a 'moneytree' pattern. Whatever that means. It has a little branch pattern on it in shades of brown. So, whoever's headed this way in November(nephews welcome), or April for the show, we now have two extra beds instead of just one.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

We've Painted the Dining Room!

Pottery Barn has their own paint colors! Finally! I knew the color I wanted right away and on Thursday Pete took me to the Benjamin Moore store to purchase the perfect color for our dining room --Wedgewood Grey. We painted it this afternoon --here are the pictures as proof. Now all we need to do is install Wainscoting on the bottom half of the wall and we'll be finished! Well, we'll also need new curtains, and maybe a new light fixture, but we're definitely making progress.

I might take another one tomorrow when it's light out so you can get a better idea of the color.
Well, I've got to go take a nap or I'll never make it to Pete's 11:00PM indoor soccer game.

3.28.12 UPDATE: This posts gets hits all the time from those of you looking at the Wedgewood Grey photos. And I cringe every time I see a new hit because the picture was taken after dark with my old camera and it really doesn't do the color justice. We have since moved to another house - where I again had the dining room painted Wedgewood Grey (yes I like the color that much), and we have a better camera now, so here are some pictures that do the color justice:

We have since knocked this wall down as part of a major kitchen remodel, but it gives you a better idea of the color.

And here are some pictures that were taken after the remodel - we carried the Wedgewood Blue over into the new kitchen to unify the space.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Grace Strikes Again

I'm sharing this story because I figure once we're all laughing about it I'll stop thinking about the pain I'm feeling and my pants sticking to my bloody knees.

So we all know I'm in this show, and I've been thinking I should up my cardio, since it's been a few years since I've been on stage in tights and a leotard. I have Intermediate Pilates Reformer every Monday night at 7:15, but for the past few weeks I've been going a half an hour early to run on the treadmill before class. Pete goes as well, runs on the treadmill, and does whatever else for an hour and a half. The YMCA is packed at 6:30 so usually Pete and I can't get side by side treadmills. Last week they were all full and I had to run on the dinky track around the basketball court. If only that had been the case this week.
Long story short, I fell off the treadmill. I don't even know how it happened!! One minute I was thinking, 'Gosh, my ankles feel tight!' and the next I'm on my knees on an actively moving treadmill trying to figure out how to get out of my current situation. Without much thought my body let itself be thrown on its side and tossed off the machine, toward the back wall.
I managed to stand up and a stranger asked me if I was okay before the shock set in and tears started streaming down my face. It was one of those situations where you laugh and cry and act scared all at the same time. Then I had to go find Pete and tell him what happened, all the while thinking my knees really hurt, so I pulled up my tights, and, sure enough, I managed to scrape the Hell out of them. Did I mention slamming on to my right hip before being catapulted off?
So, there's my story. Stay safe out there on the gym equipment. :)
I need to go find some ibuprofen.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I need help, Jenni! --or any other knitters....

I've been so excited about my Sheldon the Turtle project. I had his body knit, and his legs, and his shell, and his shell panel, and then it came to attaching them all together and it said, on page five out of six, to CROCHET around the trim of the shell. I am a knitter, I have NO IDEA how to crochet! So I looked it up on the internet and Friday night I sat with Sheldon's shell in my hand and my computer on my lap, and managed to crochet in a single row around the edge. I thought I was home free. But no...
I get to the paragraph entitled Finishing, and I'm supposed to use an I-cord to attach the shell and attachment panel together, with the WS together?!?!? If you go to, look up Sheldon the Turtle and on the last page of the pattern, the second paragraph under finishing --what am I supposed to do? I can't envision it and am pretty much ready to put it away forever.

So to distract me from my Sheldon worries, I started on a scarf to replace the one Hannah chewed that goes with my favorite coat.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Tonight was the first Crazy For You rehearsal. More of a meeting, really. They handed out scripts and we got our measurements taken (always a joy) and made plans for our first dance rehearsal next Tuesday night. When I was in it at McMurry all the Follies Girls had their regular hair, just worn really curly. But when I saw it at ACU a few years later, all the girls had these cute, short, super curly wigs. Apparently we will be wearing those, which is exciting. But the BEST news of the night --not that this was official, or that I saw a picture or anything --- but a bunch of people were talking about it --is that WE'LL BE WEARING VEGAS-STYLE (MAYBE WITH FEATHERS) HEADDRESSES!!! How cool is that?!?! I hope they don't weigh 40lbs like they did when Diane Sawyer was a showgirl for a day....