Saturday, November 22

My 6th Day Alone

How is it that 6 days after Curt left, his dirty clothes found their way to the bathroom floor? I may just leave a dirty shirt there to remind myself that I am not totally alone, despite being the only human in [our side] of the house. They had their first show last night, and I guess it went well. 300 people stuck around in the rain to see them, and some people even bought CDs, so that's really great. Now they are on their way to Perth for another show .. tomorrow? The whole time change thing is really hard to understand, today's tomorrow, tomorrow's today, it's pretty ugly. All I know is right now they are 14 hours ahead; it's nearing afternoon there, they have a show that night. 

As a result of the strange time difference, I haven't directly spoken with Curt in a few days. When he is away other places, it's not a huge deal, we can at least talk or iChat once a day, but I've just been getting random emails scattered over the last couple days. Hopefully he will have good internet in Perth and we can get a little schedule for a couple days until he moves again.

I worked this morning, and boy was I ticked. Please, everyone, if you have a $52.67 bill, leave more than $3.33. Especially if you specifically told me and my manager that I did a fantastic job! It just doesn't make sense people -- do you know anything about proper eating-out-etiquette?! Leaving crappy tips for great service is probably my biggest peeve, it's just uncalled for. 

I've been watching DVR'd episodes of Little People, Big World all night. I'm 1.5 episodes away to catching up, then I'm not sure what I'll watch. I have a couple movies on the DVR, perhaps I will check those out. 

Back to knitting dishcloths, sewing table runners, and whatever else I can find for myself.

And because I don't like posting without a picture: some summer flowers to cheer me up from the nasty cold that has set in here. 

post signature

Thursday, November 20


For all the giveaways I always enter, I finally won one and I can't be more excited!!! Just the pick-me-up I needed after a long week kicking off a long, lonely winter. 

(How cute are these?!  -photo taken from Melly & me)

I was a runner-up over at Melly & me, and I get to pick one of three adorable patterns. I think I will have to go with Bonzer & Beaut - two cute little stuffed koalas. So appropriate since Curt is landing in Australia literally any minute now. I'll have to make some for his little sister Cali, as well as a set to bring with me to Australia and leave with the guys there. I can't wait to get the pattern! AHH I'M SO EXCITED! My heart skipped a beat when I saw my name, with a link to my blog (yes, it was me!) listed as a winner. I feel so super now. 

Are you visiting my blog from the link? Please leave a comment! Are you from Australia? Check out No Greater Sky's tour and go visit my husband Curt at a concert near you. His band is playing a bunch of different events and camps over the next couple months, he'd love to see you and your family! I'm traveling over there for Christmas & New Year's time, so let's get together and talk crafts over coffee. Do you drink coffee in Australia? I'll sip whatever it is you sip over there. 

Now I'm heading to the fabric store to pick up some fabric for binding table runners and batting to put in between. I feel a busy night coming on... Thanks again to Melly & me for the awesome giveaway! 

post signature

Sunday, November 16

The Final Night


Today is Curt's last day in town before he jets off to Australia. In less than 12 hours he will be totally gone, on his way to LA for a couple days then to Melbourne. I've been sleeping the day away because 1) I don't feel well and 2) I don't want to have to think about life without Curt for a few months. I've been on the verge of tears a few times this weekend, but I'm trying to hold off because he's still here and crying now just seems silly. I'll save that for the ride home from the airport. 

I wish I could crawl back into bed for the rest of the day then, but I will have to just stay awake and go into school. After school we have CPI training, which means wrestling people for three hours. So that will kick off my marathon of trying to keep busy. With that on Monday and work Tuesday and Wednesday, my first solo week with be packed full of distracting duties. 

Also keeping me busy? A long list of Christmas gifts I have to make. I'll document that list later. For now, more time with my hubby, he just got home from the store.

post signature

Sunday, November 9

Wordless Sunday?

I am about to get ready to go into work, but before I do I want to post some pictures of my life lately. I figure this might be easier than a very long/boring post.

Curt is leaving in 8 days for Australia. He will be gone for 3 months. Oh yeah, and he is also gone right now until Tuesday night. Boo. 

I got a new job as a teacher's aid in a special needs classroom. I have to wear this lanyard everyday. I'm considering making myself a new one because as you can see, this is ugly.

Because of this new job, in addition to my job at Olive Garden, I opted to get a flu shot this year. I have never done this before, but with kids sneezing and spitting on me all day and guests handing me their dirty plates and silverware all night, I figured I better play it safe. 

I made my mom this purse out of Anna Maria Horner fabric squares. I used a brown polka dot fabric for the sides, bottom, lining and straps. I love how it turned out; I almost kept it for myself! Curt delivered it to her this weekend and she really loves it too. I also made some t-shirts for my dad, I'll have to get some pictures of those later from him. Maybe some actions shots of him wearing them!
Alright, 3 o'clock is nearly here which means it's time for me to get ready. I really don't want to go into work tonight, I have a terrible feeling that we will be crazy busy, and I'm just not in the mood.

post signature

Saturday, November 8

Catching Up

It's been far too long since I've updated, so to get back in the flow, I grabbed this meme from another blog (sorry, can't remember, but I'm sure it will make it's way around). The answers have to be only one word. 

I'm watching a repeat of SNL on E! right now, and Jimmy Fallon is singing songs about St. Patrick's Day and I love it. I can't wait until he takes over for Conan on late night. I haven't watched late night TV in a long time, mainly thanks to my two jobs I'm working constantly (that's what it feels like, at least). By the time I get home, make dinner, eat it, clean up, visit with my hubby, I'm ready for bed before I can watch any of my beloved TV. 

Furthermore, my TV watching has been reduced in part because of this book. I finished it last night and absolutely loved it! I had such a great time reading it and I really didn't want it to end, but alas, all good things must come to an end. That's what they say at least, right?

Now onto that aforementioned meme:

Where is your mobile phone? couch
Where is your significant other? michigan
Your hair colour? blonde
Your mother? home
Your father? healed
Your favourite thing? life
Your dream last night? unknown
Your dream goal? careers
The room you're in? clean
Your hobby? making
Your fear? losing
Where do you want to be in 6 years? tennessee
Where were you last night? work
What you're not? quiet
One of your wish-list items? happiness
Where you grew up? michigan
The last thing you did? changed
What are you wearing? fleece
Your TV? on
Your pets? sleeping
Your computer? mac
Your mood? lonely
Missing someone? Curt
Your car? dirty
Something you're not wearing? socks
Favourite shop? online
Your summer? missed
Love someone? forever
Your favourite colour? changes
When is the last time you laughed? now
When is the last time you cried? yesterday

I had a spinach omelette for dinner and now I'm going to grab some mint chocolate chip ice cream, my staple food when Curt is out of town. I can't imagine how much I'll end up eating during those three months he'll be in Australia starting in 9 days! I can't believe the time has actually come for him to pick up and leave me, there is still so much he, and I, have to do before he leaves, I hope we find the time to fit it all in. 

post signature


Related Posts with Thumbnails