Friday, December 31, 2004

My Knitting Stash...not too bad Posted by Hello

Plans for the New Year..

So as the New Year approaches I am thinking about the things I would like to get done in 2005. Here is my little list: 1. Get into Grad School at CU Boulder for English Literature 2. Finally organize my books 3. I oculd stand to loose a couple of pounds 4. Knit up my current stash 5. And something that is always on my list read at least five authors I have not read yet So that is my little list, I am sure there will be tons more things as we get into the year. So what do you plan to do in the New Year?

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Quiz Thursday...

cara
You're a Caramel!! You are known for your
sweetness. You are comfortable with yourself,
and help others feel the same way about
themselves. You are generally friendly to
everyone, and believe in second chances.

Which kind of candy are you?
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Linguistic Intelligence

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary. You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Have you ever read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen?

You must, must, must read this book if you have not yet. I am so enjoying this novel, and there were times when I thought I would never enjoy Jane Austen. Here's a little summary from the back of the book... Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's most dramatic narrative, centering on the smart and spirited Fanny Price, who was Austen's own favorite among all her legendary heroes. At the age of ten, Fanny is sent to live with her wealthy cousins at their estate. She is ever grateful to her aunt and uncle, but it isn't always easy for Fanny to fit into "polite society." Aunt Norris treats her as no more than a servant and the preening Bertram daughters rarely lose an opportunity to remind their cousin of her lowly status. But Fanny finds solace in her friendship with Edmund, the younger Bertram son, with whom she shares a love of study and of nature. At first a meek outsider among her cousins, Fanny grows into a beautiful woman with a great strength of character and intelligence. But her values are severely tested when the arrival of the sophisticated brother and sister duo from London Henry and Mary Crawford, throws Mansfield Park into a passionate upheaval. This is a great book so far more to come when I finish it. In other news today is a study marthon for the GRE, I never knew how many words I did not know until I began to study for the GRE.

Monday, December 27, 2004

The After Affects of Christmas (part two)

And I find that I no longer hear the noise of the outside world because of these: Noise canceling headphones! As relaxed as I know feel I have found the time and energy to turn all that extra yarn from my Christmas gifts for others into one of these... A little blue sweater for one of my bear friends. And ... well you cannot tell what this is yet but I call it my ... scrap blanket on 10 1/2 circulars Posted by Hello

The After Affects of Christmas (Part One)

In the aftermath of Christmas I feel more well rested because of this: Spa Sensations pillow that cradles your head by taking on your form, well keeping you at the perfect temperature and keeping your senses aroused with a little aroma therapy. Posted by Hello

Chhh Changes

A Big Change in My Life... So hubby and I have been talking about what to do now that we are in one place for more then two weeks and he has tons of ideas for himself and I spent a lot of time trying to decide what I should do with my time in one place. There is of course the job option, yeah that one I have been putting at the bottom of my list. I joined my local library board so I can be more involved with the library nearest me, which is fun, I get to solicit donations and check out new books that make it to our library. It was shortly after I joined the board that I realized I love books, and I loved my time in undergrad for both my degrees (psychology and literature). So I decided to apply to Grad school at CU Boulder for English Literature. I am at a little disadvantage though because I decided a little late and the application is due Jan 15. I spoke with the Grad school counselor at CU and she told me that my GRE scores can come later so I take that Jan 30. So as you can imagine my days and nights are now being spent studying for the GRE and completing my application. So if anyone has been through the experience of the GRE or Grad applications and has any advice, I am all ears! Well that is all from my big change in life, back to your regularly scheduled blog.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas, just for laughs! Hope everyone has a good Christmas. Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 23, 2004

A little something for Christmas laughs

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Oh Boy back online fulltime!

I have missed blogging on a regular basis and today we just got satellite internet to our cabin so I now have communication fulltime. I am so excited, I have so many pictures to post so look out :)! Pictures to come...

Friday, December 17, 2004

Hey look at those mountains! From our little cabin in CO this is what long's peak looks like

Some more gifts I made, scarves are so easy!

Looking out my window this week at our truck, boy oh boy and it is not winter yet

Christmas slippers to keep feet warm. Posted by Hello