Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sewing Projects

Ok, so here's a picture of my new sewing machine. It's pretty close to the bottom-end of Berninas because that was what the budget allotted for, but I was really excited about it and I really like it. My first project after getting the machine was to make curtains. So, here is a picture of the finished product. The lighting was bad, but oh well.

This is thrilling, I know. But, I just wanted to show proof that I actually sewed something my mother wasn't too embarrassed to display. :D I want to start another sewing project, but can't think of anything that sounds like much fun. So, if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears. Hopefully I'll have something more exciting to report soon.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I haven't posted anything, because nothing really exciting has happened. James has been working and I've been trying to keep myself busy. Some days I accomplish a lot, some days I don't think I get any work done. Here are a few of the very very exciting things I've been up to.

* Got a sewing machine
* Sewed my first item (curtains) with the new machine
* Done lots of cooking and baking. Some has actually turned out well, some not so edible. :D
* Found somewhere to let me volunteer each week. Yay!
* Gone through all of our Thailand pictures.
* Finally got back into the habit of daily exercise.

Now, on to the list of things I want to get done in the next couple of weeks.

* Go to Arizona to feel warm again.
* Scrapbook all of our Thailand pictures.
* Make bedding for our newly purchased crib.
* Get together with our long lost friends.
* Buy a car

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

We have now been living in the land of milk and honey for almost 3 weeks. It's kind of crazy in lots of ways, but time is flying by. There are a lot of things I love about daily life here and these are just a few.

Laundry is so much quicker with a machine. It's amazing. And, when we use a dryer our clothes actually get dry before turning moldy. Yay!!

Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with squat toilets. In fact, the one in our house was just about as good as they come, but I'm a fan of the western version. I don't have to plug my nose every time I enter the bathroom. That's a beautiful thing considering I go in about 25 times a day. (Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration!)

Any who know me very well know that I'm not a good cook, but I absolutely love having an oven and a stove with more than one unit. I actually want to bake and cook because it has been so long since I've had the chance. Plus, the boneless, skinless chicken is amazing!!

We have been eating cereal like crazy. We just can't seem to get enough of it. We love having fresh milk in gallon containers. We go through so much. I'm pretty sure we're making up for our lack of calcium the past couple of years.

It might seem rather lame, but these things are still new and exciting to me. I'm sure that it won't be long before I'm complaining about doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, cooking, and bored of milk. I know I'll take it for granted, but for now I just smile every time I see them. :D