Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I am Wonder Woman. Of course I've known this for some time now. Connor came up as The Flash. Little flirt. :)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

This is a list I ganked from someone else's blog (shameless, I know) that looked like fun. You're supposed to highlight all the things you have done from the list. So here's all the things about me you really didn't care to know. (in blue) I have NEVER - - um, okay so I have. Nevermind.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was sh** faced
42. Had an amazing friend
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (my dh has done that, several times..)
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children (work in progress)
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone - toe doesn’t seem like it should count
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (all 3)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life (someone saved mine once)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Week 4 prompt: "a symbol you love" . Kinda hard for me. I don't tend to think in symbols much. I'd like to use a black and white photo on next week's card. Have to remember to keep my camera with me this week!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Aaaarrgh! My Pirate Name is Dirty Grace Kidd. What's yours? check it out at

Monday, January 22, 2007

Here is my week 3 card from Emily's challenge. I wanted to use glitter this week. Already I have a list tucked into my "deck of me" pouch, of some of the cards I would like to make this year. Like one with sheep on it. And one that is covered in quilted fabric.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Erin at "A Dress A Day" tagged everyone who reads her blog. Apparently this means that I'm supposed to tag 5 more people and then post 5 things I've never posted about myself before.

1) I was a giant loser in grade school and junior high. I got made fun of ALL THE TIME.

2) I used to go to the golf course in the middle of the night with my best friend Brandi (this is in high school mind you, not LATELY) and we would use the greens as a slip-n-slide when the sprinklers were on. Usually we did this in the nude.

3) My father's genealogy line descends from Sam Houston's brother, Robert. My father is the last man in his line - when he dies the name dies with him.

4) I got married when I was 19. I have never regretted it.

5) I am LDS (Mormon). (Funny I haven't posted that. Mostly because I assume the folks that bother to read my blog already know it.)

Tag, you're it.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Karalenn and I were in JoAnn Fabrics just before Christmas and I saw this fabric and HAD to get it. I mean, embroidered cammoflauge? Is there anything better than this?

I had a straight skirt pattern with lining, and then I added a bow and a double pleat to the back, for fun. In the picture it looks as though the bow is right dead-center on my tush. It is not, people. The bow is at the top of the kick pleat, 6-8 inches above my knees. I put it on over my jeans just for the photo. That's not how I actually wear it... :)

Here's my week 2 card. My pictures are very fuzzy I'm SORRY. *bites nails* I just don't know what to do about that! And I didn't want to put this one in the scanner because I was afraid the burnt edges would crumble.

The back says "Faith in God is the most powerful force ever to be wielded by mankind." I tried for hours to think of something "powerful" that stood out to me besides God, and then I realized that I was only doing so in response to imagined peer pressure, got over myself, and did what I wanted.

I made a pouch to hold my "deck of me" journal cards! I LOVE IT! It's upholstery fabric, with an old button from who-knows-what and a bunch of pearls! :) This week's prompt is "what is powerful to you" and I've started my card and I'm so excited!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I am going to change the world! One pair of socks at a time....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Have you ever watched someone do something that they are good at? It is one of my favorite things to do.

I love to watch Craig draw.

I love to watch Mom sew and spin.

I love to watch Catherine make cookies.

Now that I think about it, most of the people I know do a THING that I love to watch them do, because it looks good on them. It is calm and peaceful when they do it. It's fun when they do it. It is them, loving something that they are doing just then.

The pictures are a little fuzzy but this is my first card-journal entry for the year. What's this you ask? What AM I talking about? Check it out: . Emily Falconbridge has all the particulars on her 'site. I think it's a creative way to journal and I bet it will be fun! The first week she encouraged us to make a card about something we did that we were proud of last week. Under my little house it says, "my apartment is clean, and organized." Big achievement for me! And it STILL IS! Yay! :)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Just a little note. I've been reading some good books lately and wanted to share the joy. Meg Cabot has a lot of new books out, including "Size 14 is Not Fat Either" - #2 in a series, and one I was REALLY excited about, the final book in the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU series, "Missing You". She ties it up nicely and I was thrilled with it.

Also, Sharon Shinn is a new fun author to read. Fantasy, and she does a good love story too. I've finally started reading Terry Pratchet and LOVE HIS STUFF! I started with "Wee Free Men" on friend Nanette's recommendation, and have read the two books following that one also. They are hilarious.

Looking forward to "Plum Lovin' " By Janet Evanovich, on the 9th. :)


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Where's Connor?

Actually this picture was taken back in April but I don't have any Christmas pics to post and posting pictures is fun SO here you go. It was taken just after my Great Aunt Edna's funeral, somewhere down the coast from Ukiah on Hwy 1 at well, at a Fort that was off the highway. We stopped, ate, walked around a bit. There you go.

Happy New Year! 2007 is upon us! My 10th HS reunion is this year. I so am not going.

Resolutions, anyone? Usually I make a ton of resolutions and then never do any of them. So I'm taking it easy this year. Already I'm off chocolate and I wrote a book in November so I'm feeling pretty darned fulfilled lately. Of course I want to be healthier - eat better, exercize more; and of course I would like to focus on some spiritual improvements as well - but those things are always there, every day. Erin at the "A Dress A Day" blog had a good quote: "Do today the things that you will wish tomorrow you had done yesterday." I like it. And I probably shouldn't put quotes around that because I'm pretty sure I didn't get it exactly right. Oh well.

Karalenn I hope you and your family get better REALLYREALLYFAST. Hugs at you. - Kristen