Sunday, September 30, 2007

Weekend Recap

  • Saturday morning I ran Race for the Cure and reached my latest running goal: finished a 5k under 30minutes with a time of 29:28 --yay!
  • Saturday afternoon Hannah, Pete, and I met Emily at Oktoberfest --we ate cupcakes and went down the giant inflated slide
  • Had Rachael & Sylvain over for a truly Grandma Prann-esque dinner: grilled pork loin, roasted pumpkin and sweet potato pilaf, grilled asparagus, and apple pie!
  • Went BACK to Oktoberfest, met up with a whole gang of people, played Bingo, listened to bluegrass, drank beer (what's a Catholic fundraiser w/o alcohol?--interestingly enough, none of us are Catholic, but we all like a good time)
  • This afternoon we saw Into the Woods at the Woodford County Theatre
  • So far this evening we've eaten leftovers and Pete has quizzed me on my GRE vocabulary words
p.s. melanie was out of town this week, so I wrote the blog for mmp --check it out! I might have some more in the future!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I love it when I've eaten enough raw cookie dough to give myself a little tummy ache....

Sunday, September 16, 2007

There are those that would have you believe that I'm not as crafty as my mom. (Probably has something to do with me being so organized.) Now I'm not anywhere near as ARTISTIC as my mom, but I can hold my own with a glue gun. I give you my latest project as proof.

Before: tacky shadow-box things found at TJMaxx

I bought four of them and turned them into:

a neat way to organize/display my jewelry!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Every year before it drains the pool, the YMCA hosts a Pooch Plunge--a special day for doggies to swim freely in the pool! We took Hannah for the first time this afternoon, she seemed to enjoy herself:

I don't know who had more fun --me or the dog!!!

Last night we drove to Louisville to have dinner with Pete's sister, Audrey, her fiancee, Andrew, and his dad, who was visiting from Florida. We got to see Aud and Andrew's house and their TWO puppies! Sadie is a dalmation/lab/pointer mix (all white and very soft), and Charlotte --the cutie --is a dachshund/chihuahua mix. I came home wanting to go to Petsmart to find a wee dog to befriend Hannah. Pete says we have to wait until the rabbit escapes.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ta Da!

Hhyeyah!!(a la Dave Chapelle)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

First Saturday Off!

Today was my first Saturday off in many moons, as I have worked retail for the past 5 years and 4 months. My last day at John's was yesterday so I have an actual 3-day-weekend! This morning we did the typical Saturday morning things for which I've been excited: Went to the farmer's market, ate breakfast outside Magee's with Hannah in tow, read the paper on the back deck, etc. I didn't want my day to go to waste, though; I thought my first Saturday should set an example for future Saturdays. I started on what I thought was going to be a near impossible project --window coverings for our dining room. I bought a book a few months ago, and on Thursday I bought fabric and Pete got me a table for the sewing machine. Thank God there haven't been many advancements in sewing machines, as best I can tell Grams' old 1970 Singer sewing machine is as good as one we could buy today. Anyhoo --I've already (almost) finished one window!!! I can't believe it worked. I'm going to be a super-homemaker now, maybe next week I'll re-upholster the yellow corduroy chair in Pete's office, then it'll be new pillows for the sofa --the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures as proof:

The fabric --official color is truffle, it's a great dark chocolate brown

At my new 'work station'

Doesn't Pete make a great model?