Wednesday, March 12, 2008

You can't live at your parent's house forever

Well, I knew this time would come. It was inevitable that at some point I would have to move out of my parents house. I have enjoyed the last year here, eating free food, watching movies on a big screen with surround sound, sleeping in a queen sized bed, not having to worry about bills, back-rubs from mom, truck maintenance help from dad, free gym membership, toothpaste, toilet paper, no rent... the list goes on and on.

I initially moved out when I was 18 and loved being on my own, however after the mission, home was like my little security blanket where I could hide out... well no more!!!! I am moving in with three girls from church, Jenny Paynter, Kristy Benjamin and Sarah Ware. Four women, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one outdoor pool and a partridge in a pear tree. I am so happy about it that I couldn't wait until the end of the month. I move in THIS SATURDAY!!!!!

I will be close to school, work and church... making my life a lot easier. Now I will have more time to enjoy the things I love (Including BLOGGING!!!) and spend far less time at bus stops and commuting. Wish me well... more news to come.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Express yourself

This weekend I had this incredible urge to paint something. Thanks to Jenny Paynter and the use of her easel and a few acrylic paints I was able to fulfill this desire. Sarah Ware was able to paint with me but was not excited about the idea of me taking a picture of her at midnight to post my Blog.
I didn't finish my masterpiece yet... I will be sure to document the different stages it goes through as it develops. It is completely abstract, so hopefully when it's done you can all tell me what it makes you think of.
This now puts me at 5 started and not yet completed projects...

1. Reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (123 pages to go)
2. Crocheting my blue scarf (it needs about another foot, and fringes at the end)
3. Another scarf that I am knitting.... I just barely started!!!
4. The painting
5. Scanning all of my grandmas old family photos into the computer (about 10 hours left on this one)

I am so glad I have stuff to keep me busy though... there is no excuse to be bored!!!!!

I just realized that the tag was sticking out of my hat. Sarah I can't believe you didn't tell me... I think this calls for your complete forgiveness for the other day, when I didn't tell you about the black spot on your face... deal? For the record I liked it because it reminded me of Cindy Crawford's beauty mark.