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chestnutcurls: (Bun)
My work bridal shower on Friday was great. We got two china place settings, some giftcards, a canister set, and our comforter!! A bunch of co-workers went in together to get it for us. I was so glad and surprised, because it was the most expensive thing on our registry and I doubted we'd get it. Now we won't be comforterless. Yay! When the party was over, I went to my parents' so my mom could alter my dress. After the good weight report last week, I was shocked that the dress was snug in the stomach area. :( My mom said I'm not allowed to gain any more (!) weight because she can't take the dress out. I felt like a whale. So now I have to lose a few pounds, which I am terrible at because I already exercise and eat reasonably. Myla told me about a green tea diet she's trying. She heard that if you drink a cup of green tea per day, you can lose a pound a week. I have just under seven weeks, so if it works even half that well, I'm good to go. I bought some Celestial Seasonings Wellness Tea and had my first cup this morning. It was really good, and it even says on the box that it boosts metabolism. Here's hoping.

On Saturday I went to the homecoming game with Ryan, Luke and Myla, and their brother (Evan was at work). The Tigers played well and we won 41-14! It's the first time we've won homecoming in at least seven years. Go Tigers go! After the game, Ryan went to the fair with me since I hadn't been yet. We completed my short list of things I wanted to do (ride the Ferris wheel, eat pineapple whip, go to the crafts building, and visit the petting zoo). He insisted that there weren't any show bunnies this year, but we went to the barn where they usually are, and they had about 30 bunnies. Some of them were for sale, and I was so, so tempted to take one home. I miss Bun.

Any Smallville fans around here (I already know about you, [livejournal.com profile] calypsobard :))? They're showing it on FX now and we watched a few episodes on Saturday night. I think I could very easily get hooked on it.

Sunday was fun, largely because Evan didn't have to work. A whole day together! Our Sunday school lesson was about debt, and we had a good discussion about it on the way to lunch. Later, at home, Evan decided to fix one thing and it turned into a whole afternoon of fixing up the apartment. He easily fixed things that have been messed up as long as I've lived there. We dusted, freshened up, and talked about what we're going to change when he moves in. I felt guilty for doing housework on Sunday, but for once it energized me instead of tiring me out. I look forward to having a home with him. :)

Today is okay. My stomach feels bad - I ate a big piece of leftover cake yesterday and haven't felt right since. Other than that, things are going well. I don't have anything else to talk about, so I now return you to your regular lives.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
My work bridal shower on Friday was great. We got two china place settings, some giftcards, a canister set, and our comforter!! A bunch of co-workers went in together to get it for us. I was so glad and surprised, because it was the most expensive thing on our registry and I doubted we'd get it. Now we won't be comforterless. Yay! When the party was over, I went to my parents' so my mom could alter my dress. After the good weight report last week, I was shocked that the dress was snug in the stomach area. :( My mom said I'm not allowed to gain any more (!) weight because she can't take the dress out. I felt like a whale. So now I have to lose a few pounds, which I am terrible at because I already exercise and eat reasonably. Myla told me about a green tea diet she's trying. She heard that if you drink a cup of green tea per day, you can lose a pound a week. I have just under seven weeks, so if it works even half that well, I'm good to go. I bought some Celestial Seasonings Wellness Tea and had my first cup this morning. It was really good, and it even says on the box that it boosts metabolism. Here's hoping.

On Saturday I went to the homecoming game with Ryan, Luke and Myla, and their brother (Evan was at work). The Tigers played well and we won 41-14! It's the first time we've won homecoming in at least seven years. Go Tigers go! After the game, Ryan went to the fair with me since I hadn't been yet. We completed my short list of things I wanted to do (ride the Ferris wheel, eat pineapple whip, go to the crafts building, and visit the petting zoo). He insisted that there weren't any show bunnies this year, but we went to the barn where they usually are, and they had about 30 bunnies. Some of them were for sale, and I was so, so tempted to take one home. I miss Bun.

Any Smallville fans around here (I already know about you, [livejournal.com profile] calypsobard :))? They're showing it on FX now and we watched a few episodes on Saturday night. I think I could very easily get hooked on it.

Sunday was fun, largely because Evan didn't have to work. A whole day together! Our Sunday school lesson was about debt, and we had a good discussion about it on the way to lunch. Later, at home, Evan decided to fix one thing and it turned into a whole afternoon of fixing up the apartment. He easily fixed things that have been messed up as long as I've lived there. We dusted, freshened up, and talked about what we're going to change when he moves in. I felt guilty for doing housework on Sunday, but for once it energized me instead of tiring me out. I look forward to having a home with him. :)

Today is okay. My stomach feels bad - I ate a big piece of leftover cake yesterday and haven't felt right since. Other than that, things are going well. I don't have anything else to talk about, so I now return you to your regular lives.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Wedding Week #1 begins. Excitement is in the air. Many things are in the works. Here are some important (to me) things that happened this weekend:

- Evan took me to see The Terminal. It was the best movie I've seen since Return of the King. I think this movie is to me what Lost In Translation was to a lot of people. I expected it to be good since it's Tom Hanks (the most brilliant actor of our time, in my opinion), but I didn't expect to be so moved and drawn into the story. This movie has so much to say about so many things- friendship, perseverance, patience, self-sacrifice, love. It's amazing. I already want to see it again. Of course, now that I've said this, you'll all see it and think it's boring. But to me it was really an experience.

- I bought my entertainment center at Wal-Mart. I ended up getting a different one than the one I had liked previously. It was $50 cheaper and much nicer-looking. We're planning to put it together tonight, but since there have been some problems with Kathy and Daniel's new apartment (basically, management didn't fix up the apartment after the last occupant), we might not be able to move things to make room for it. I hope we can, though. I'm antsy to get the process going already! New decor, yay!

- Both of my bridesmaid dresses are altered and ready to go, thanks to my mom. On a whim, she also made me a skirt in about ten minutes while I was standing there. I'm wearing it today. It's fuschia, has yellow and white flowers on it, and looks like it came from a store. She has an amazing talent. Too bad none of it rubbed off on me. :P

- Most exciting: Casey mentioned after church last night that someone had, without her knowledge, submitted an article she'd written to several Christian magazines- and one of them had accepted it. She was like, "Yeah, you've probably never heard of it...it's called...Relevant?" Of course I went nuts and started exclaiming about how I link to Relevant, and have thought about submitting something to them but have no idea what to write about. She was really flattered that I thought it was such a big deal. I mean, how exciting is that? I told you Casey was cool! :D Anyway, here's her article. It's on "The Venus Flytrap," on which topic she's developed a seminar and has taught it at summer conference for two years. It's geared toward women and is kind of blunt, just so you're aware.

Some very special pictures. )
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Wedding Week #1 begins. Excitement is in the air. Many things are in the works. Here are some important (to me) things that happened this weekend:

- Evan took me to see The Terminal. It was the best movie I've seen since Return of the King. I think this movie is to me what Lost In Translation was to a lot of people. I expected it to be good since it's Tom Hanks (the most brilliant actor of our time, in my opinion), but I didn't expect to be so moved and drawn into the story. This movie has so much to say about so many things- friendship, perseverance, patience, self-sacrifice, love. It's amazing. I already want to see it again. Of course, now that I've said this, you'll all see it and think it's boring. But to me it was really an experience.

- I bought my entertainment center at Wal-Mart. I ended up getting a different one than the one I had liked previously. It was $50 cheaper and much nicer-looking. We're planning to put it together tonight, but since there have been some problems with Kathy and Daniel's new apartment (basically, management didn't fix up the apartment after the last occupant), we might not be able to move things to make room for it. I hope we can, though. I'm antsy to get the process going already! New decor, yay!

- Both of my bridesmaid dresses are altered and ready to go, thanks to my mom. On a whim, she also made me a skirt in about ten minutes while I was standing there. I'm wearing it today. It's fuschia, has yellow and white flowers on it, and looks like it came from a store. She has an amazing talent. Too bad none of it rubbed off on me. :P

- Most exciting: Casey mentioned after church last night that someone had, without her knowledge, submitted an article she'd written to several Christian magazines- and one of them had accepted it. She was like, "Yeah, you've probably never heard of it...it's called...Relevant?" Of course I went nuts and started exclaiming about how I link to Relevant, and have thought about submitting something to them but have no idea what to write about. She was really flattered that I thought it was such a big deal. I mean, how exciting is that? I told you Casey was cool! :D Anyway, here's her article. It's on "The Venus Flytrap," on which topic she's developed a seminar and has taught it at summer conference for two years. It's geared toward women and is kind of blunt, just so you're aware.

Some very special pictures. )
chestnutcurls: (beach girl)
This icon is a picture from Hollywood Beach, Florida, where I spent almost every Saturday when I was younger. My best friend Kristi and I would "surf" and play in the sand and walk on the boardwalk all day. I'm missing the ocean a lot lately. I was looking online for things to do in New Hampshire, and there's a whale-watching tour that guarantees a whale sighting! I'd be so happy. :) Evan thought it sounded cool, too, so maybe we can go.

I am finally forced to admit that I've become addicted to Quizno's. Turkey Ranch & Swiss on rosemary bread. It's what's for dinner. Er, lunch. Plus, they're the only restaurant I know of that has Vanilla Coke on tap.

I'm spending the next three nights at my parents' because they're going out of town and didn't want to leave my brother alone. I don't mind staying out there- it's nice and quiet and I can do laundry. Unfortunately, my mom had plans for Kevin and me, which I can't do because of flute practice and my hair appointment. Now she's irritated, but at least I can spend all of tonight with him. Evan is coming out to the house so we can watch American Idol together. I'm sure Kevin will be glad to see him. They're buds. Oh, and tonight is Evan's last class of the semester! It's already Study Day week. Where does the time go?

It's still kind of weird at the house without Bun.

You know, I got a neat star guidebook for Christmas and I've only tried to use it once. I want to take that to New Hampshire, too- we can probably see a lot of stars there. The thing is, how are you supposed to use it? It's dark when you're looking at stars! Do you take a flashlight, or just memorize the map of the thing you want to look at before you go out there? What do amateur astronomers do?
chestnutcurls: (beach girl)
This icon is a picture from Hollywood Beach, Florida, where I spent almost every Saturday when I was younger. My best friend Kristi and I would "surf" and play in the sand and walk on the boardwalk all day. I'm missing the ocean a lot lately. I was looking online for things to do in New Hampshire, and there's a whale-watching tour that guarantees a whale sighting! I'd be so happy. :) Evan thought it sounded cool, too, so maybe we can go.

I am finally forced to admit that I've become addicted to Quizno's. Turkey Ranch & Swiss on rosemary bread. It's what's for dinner. Er, lunch. Plus, they're the only restaurant I know of that has Vanilla Coke on tap.

I'm spending the next three nights at my parents' because they're going out of town and didn't want to leave my brother alone. I don't mind staying out there- it's nice and quiet and I can do laundry. Unfortunately, my mom had plans for Kevin and me, which I can't do because of flute practice and my hair appointment. Now she's irritated, but at least I can spend all of tonight with him. Evan is coming out to the house so we can watch American Idol together. I'm sure Kevin will be glad to see him. They're buds. Oh, and tonight is Evan's last class of the semester! It's already Study Day week. Where does the time go?

It's still kind of weird at the house without Bun.

You know, I got a neat star guidebook for Christmas and I've only tried to use it once. I want to take that to New Hampshire, too- we can probably see a lot of stars there. The thing is, how are you supposed to use it? It's dark when you're looking at stars! Do you take a flashlight, or just memorize the map of the thing you want to look at before you go out there? What do amateur astronomers do?

day 2

Apr. 4th, 2004 11:09 pm
chestnutcurls: (minas tirith)
I want to thank you all for your nice words about Bun. They're comforting to me. I am blessed with so many caring friends. I e-mailed a few other people yesterday morning, Alli being one of them. She called and left me a condolence voicemail, and then even told our church/RUF friends so I wouldn't have to. Everyone knows how special he was to me, so they (mostly) knew not to be insensitive about the situation. When Matt and Chris got to church this morning, they said, "Sorry about Bun." I was like, "How did you know?" Everyone has been so nice. Thanks.

I spent yesterday at my parents'. Debs had arrived earlier, and we buried Bun in the yard. It was very sad. I was worried about Debra; she's doing okay, but she says this has been the worst week of her life and I don't doubt it. It was hard being at the house all day because we all kept having knee-jerk reactions of wanting to go see him. Ryan came over for dinner, and then Myla came and we played Family Feud. So that cheered us up some and was helpful. I felt better with Ryan there- he's really like part of our family now. Evan had to work all day and then work on the truck, which was difficult because I really needed to be with him. But we talked on the phone and he was very sweet and comforting. His dog, who he'd had for most of his life, had to be put to sleep right after we started dating. It was sudden and he didn't get to say goodbye. So he understood exactly how I felt. After talking to him I felt a lot more peaceful. Really, this is the best way it could have happened. Recently I had started to worry about whether we'd have to put Bun to sleep eventually, and I didn't think I could handle knowing about it before, or seeing him ill. God worked it all out.

I'm doing okay but I keep having sudden bursts of sadness. I made Evan a pie today, which obviously had nothing to do with Bun, but when I was serving it I suddenly thought of him and got upset again. Hopefully I can make it through work tomorrow without making an idiot of myself. Please forgive my endless rambling about a bunny. I'm sure this is funny or dumb to some people, but this is how I feel. :( We had Bun for eight years- the week we got him, I was going through my senior band camp. He always gave me so much joy. He really was like a member of our family. I will always be grateful for the years I had with him. I'm having a lot of questions now about animals and heaven and that sort of thing. I know animals don't have souls, but doesn't the Bible say there will be animals in heaven? The lion and the lamb peacefully together? I know it's symbolic, but could it be literal too? I don't know. Anyway, thanks for listening. I'm going to bed now.

day 2

Apr. 4th, 2004 11:09 pm
chestnutcurls: (minas tirith)
I want to thank you all for your nice words about Bun. They're comforting to me. I am blessed with so many caring friends. I e-mailed a few other people yesterday morning, Alli being one of them. She called and left me a condolence voicemail, and then even told our church/RUF friends so I wouldn't have to. Everyone knows how special he was to me, so they (mostly) knew not to be insensitive about the situation. When Matt and Chris got to church this morning, they said, "Sorry about Bun." I was like, "How did you know?" Everyone has been so nice. Thanks.

I spent yesterday at my parents'. Debs had arrived earlier, and we buried Bun in the yard. It was very sad. I was worried about Debra; she's doing okay, but she says this has been the worst week of her life and I don't doubt it. It was hard being at the house all day because we all kept having knee-jerk reactions of wanting to go see him. Ryan came over for dinner, and then Myla came and we played Family Feud. So that cheered us up some and was helpful. I felt better with Ryan there- he's really like part of our family now. Evan had to work all day and then work on the truck, which was difficult because I really needed to be with him. But we talked on the phone and he was very sweet and comforting. His dog, who he'd had for most of his life, had to be put to sleep right after we started dating. It was sudden and he didn't get to say goodbye. So he understood exactly how I felt. After talking to him I felt a lot more peaceful. Really, this is the best way it could have happened. Recently I had started to worry about whether we'd have to put Bun to sleep eventually, and I didn't think I could handle knowing about it before, or seeing him ill. God worked it all out.

I'm doing okay but I keep having sudden bursts of sadness. I made Evan a pie today, which obviously had nothing to do with Bun, but when I was serving it I suddenly thought of him and got upset again. Hopefully I can make it through work tomorrow without making an idiot of myself. Please forgive my endless rambling about a bunny. I'm sure this is funny or dumb to some people, but this is how I feel. :( We had Bun for eight years- the week we got him, I was going through my senior band camp. He always gave me so much joy. He really was like a member of our family. I will always be grateful for the years I had with him. I'm having a lot of questions now about animals and heaven and that sort of thing. I know animals don't have souls, but doesn't the Bible say there will be animals in heaven? The lion and the lamb peacefully together? I know it's symbolic, but could it be literal too? I don't know. Anyway, thanks for listening. I'm going to bed now.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Bun died in his sleep last night. My dad called to tell me a little while ago. He ate his apple and his hay and seemed fine, but when they went in to see him this morning, he had died. He was 8 years old and lived a long, pampered life, and I know he was happy. I'm glad he was able to die peacefully and without any pain. I really wish I could have said goodbye to him, but maybe it was better this way. I don't know.

My sister doesn't know yet because she's on her way from Nashville and my dad didn't want to tell her while she was driving. We're going to bury him in the yard this afternoon. I miss him already.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Bun died in his sleep last night. My dad called to tell me a little while ago. He ate his apple and his hay and seemed fine, but when they went in to see him this morning, he had died. He was 8 years old and lived a long, pampered life, and I know he was happy. I'm glad he was able to die peacefully and without any pain. I really wish I could have said goodbye to him, but maybe it was better this way. I don't know.

My sister doesn't know yet because she's on her way from Nashville and my dad didn't want to tell her while she was driving. We're going to bury him in the yard this afternoon. I miss him already.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm about 1/8 Irish and can wear the green proudly. Also, happy birthday to my Bun. He is 8 today, so he's now well into the golden years of bunnyhood. I can't go see him tonight since I have practice, but I always feel bad when I can't visit him on his birthday. Like he knows what day it is. :) We make a big deal of him on Easter, anyway.

Hair Woes: I'm really caught in the endless cycle of haircolor that I never wanted to enter. I'm still getting the red highlights and I love them. The problem is that they fade away pretty quickly and turn blonde, leaving me with brassy, uneven hair until I go back. My salon visits cost $70 apiece (cut and color) so I try to limit them to every two and a half to three months. (I hate waiting that long between trims, but it's easier than going two separate times.) This is an expensive habit, but I don't want to dye it all back...that would look so boring to me now. And I can't do it myself. It's just getting a little stressful to pay that much for hair. I switched to all color-protecting shampoos and stuff, so maybe that will help it last longer. I don't know what to do.

American Idol )
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm about 1/8 Irish and can wear the green proudly. Also, happy birthday to my Bun. He is 8 today, so he's now well into the golden years of bunnyhood. I can't go see him tonight since I have practice, but I always feel bad when I can't visit him on his birthday. Like he knows what day it is. :) We make a big deal of him on Easter, anyway.

Hair Woes: I'm really caught in the endless cycle of haircolor that I never wanted to enter. I'm still getting the red highlights and I love them. The problem is that they fade away pretty quickly and turn blonde, leaving me with brassy, uneven hair until I go back. My salon visits cost $70 apiece (cut and color) so I try to limit them to every two and a half to three months. (I hate waiting that long between trims, but it's easier than going two separate times.) This is an expensive habit, but I don't want to dye it all back...that would look so boring to me now. And I can't do it myself. It's just getting a little stressful to pay that much for hair. I switched to all color-protecting shampoos and stuff, so maybe that will help it last longer. I don't know what to do.

American Idol )
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Today has been very busy, so I haven't gotten a chance to update until just now. There isn't much to tell. My weekend was not great. I spent a ton of time with my family and got some errands taken care of, and my sister bought me the self-titled Nickel Creek CD as a late Valentine's present. Those are basically the only good things that happened. Oh, and the weather remained nice even though it was supposed to get cold and rainy.

Attention Reformed people (and maybe some others): I found out that you can sing "From the Depths of Woe" (aka Psalm 130) over Creed's "One Last Breath." It's slower but the chords are exactly the same. Someone mentioned it when we were all at Garibaldi's last night and it cracked me up. Hymnody creeps into pop music.

I had some quality Bun time this weekend, which lifted my spirits. He seems content and in good health, but he'll be 8 next month and my parents kept saying matter-of-factly, "You need to spend more time with Bun, he's going to die soon." Obviously I got pretty upset, but I finally replied "Hey, do you want me to say things like that about you when you're 80?" The comments are fewer now.

My new window valance(y) doesn't work so well. Kathy feels it's too much pattern in contrast with the couch. Also, it's too short, so it sits in the middle of the curtain rod. I don't know what to do. I'm leaving it up for now because it's still better than no curtain at all, but I'd like to fix it. Here's a picture if anyone has suggestions. )

I'm probably going to redesign tomorrow.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Today has been very busy, so I haven't gotten a chance to update until just now. There isn't much to tell. My weekend was not great. I spent a ton of time with my family and got some errands taken care of, and my sister bought me the self-titled Nickel Creek CD as a late Valentine's present. Those are basically the only good things that happened. Oh, and the weather remained nice even though it was supposed to get cold and rainy.

Attention Reformed people (and maybe some others): I found out that you can sing "From the Depths of Woe" (aka Psalm 130) over Creed's "One Last Breath." It's slower but the chords are exactly the same. Someone mentioned it when we were all at Garibaldi's last night and it cracked me up. Hymnody creeps into pop music.

I had some quality Bun time this weekend, which lifted my spirits. He seems content and in good health, but he'll be 8 next month and my parents kept saying matter-of-factly, "You need to spend more time with Bun, he's going to die soon." Obviously I got pretty upset, but I finally replied "Hey, do you want me to say things like that about you when you're 80?" The comments are fewer now.

My new window valance(y) doesn't work so well. Kathy feels it's too much pattern in contrast with the couch. Also, it's too short, so it sits in the middle of the curtain rod. I don't know what to do. I'm leaving it up for now because it's still better than no curtain at all, but I'd like to fix it. Here's a picture if anyone has suggestions. )

I'm probably going to redesign tomorrow.
chestnutcurls: (jersey tug)
Okay, some Friday afternoon entertainment. This is the coolest personal wedding website I've ever seen. I love the stories and the little bios of everyone. I'd want a site like this for my future wedding, but I'd have to hire someone to design it for me. Also, here's an interesting Newsweek story about Friends.

I'm in need of Quality Bunny Time and am hoping to have some this weekend. I haven't really spent time with him in several weeks. Wah. I love him and the cat equally. I promise. It's just that one of them lives with me and one doesn't.

Wasn't Scrubs totally hilarious last night? I love Elliot. I also watched the last few minutes of ER- I was on the phone with my mom and she mentioned that they were killing off Luka, so I turned it on to see what happened. This resulted in much confusion and I had to have a co-worker explain the whole plot to me this morning.

I can't think of anything else to say. Have a fun weekend!
chestnutcurls: (jersey tug)
Okay, some Friday afternoon entertainment. This is the coolest personal wedding website I've ever seen. I love the stories and the little bios of everyone. I'd want a site like this for my future wedding, but I'd have to hire someone to design it for me. Also, here's an interesting Newsweek story about Friends.

I'm in need of Quality Bunny Time and am hoping to have some this weekend. I haven't really spent time with him in several weeks. Wah. I love him and the cat equally. I promise. It's just that one of them lives with me and one doesn't.

Wasn't Scrubs totally hilarious last night? I love Elliot. I also watched the last few minutes of ER- I was on the phone with my mom and she mentioned that they were killing off Luka, so I turned it on to see what happened. This resulted in much confusion and I had to have a co-worker explain the whole plot to me this morning.

I can't think of anything else to say. Have a fun weekend!
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Hola.

Photoshop question: I've tried to make an icon for, like, the last three nights, and for some reason the text will not show up. I put in the text box like I'm supposed to, and change the font color and size, but letters won't show up. Numbers and symbols will. I don't get it. I guess I could make an icon that says "437&.{}." I love the new computer, but I haven't spent much time with it. I already feel like a zombie after 8 hours on the computer at work; going home to another one seems like a sad misuse of my time.

I had a sad, bad dream last night in which Bun died and then (I kid you not) turned into a Starburst. Then he turned back into Bun again and it turned out he hadn't died at all, just undergone some weird healing metamorphosis. I must need therapy. I've been worried about Bun because he briefly stopped drinking (Lawson's response: "Glad to hear he's back on the wagon"), but now he's acting normal again. I am so glad.

I never mentioned what Kathy got me for my birthday. Danielle, remember that Clay 8x10 she bought at the concert? Well, when we got home, she made me go into the living room, and after a few minutes she brought me a big bag of scrapbook stuff she had bought specifically for scrapbooking the concert. The colors matched the shirt I was wearing. It was so neat and thoughtful. Then she handed me the Clay picture and said "This is yours." I was like, "No, it's yours!" and she said, "No, I bought it for the scrapbook!" I was so happy. Isn't she great? :) Also, Daniel got me a George Foreman grill! I was speechless. Maybe he wants to compensate for taking my cook away from me. LOL. Anyway, it was incredibly nice of him. Every so often he does something really nice for me, and then I feel like a huge jerk for being so huffy most of the time. One of these times it'll stick.

I changed my journal colors. I suspect they will change semi-often until I find something I really like.
chestnutcurls: (Bun)
Hola.

Photoshop question: I've tried to make an icon for, like, the last three nights, and for some reason the text will not show up. I put in the text box like I'm supposed to, and change the font color and size, but letters won't show up. Numbers and symbols will. I don't get it. I guess I could make an icon that says "437&.{}." I love the new computer, but I haven't spent much time with it. I already feel like a zombie after 8 hours on the computer at work; going home to another one seems like a sad misuse of my time.

I had a sad, bad dream last night in which Bun died and then (I kid you not) turned into a Starburst. Then he turned back into Bun again and it turned out he hadn't died at all, just undergone some weird healing metamorphosis. I must need therapy. I've been worried about Bun because he briefly stopped drinking (Lawson's response: "Glad to hear he's back on the wagon"), but now he's acting normal again. I am so glad.

I never mentioned what Kathy got me for my birthday. Danielle, remember that Clay 8x10 she bought at the concert? Well, when we got home, she made me go into the living room, and after a few minutes she brought me a big bag of scrapbook stuff she had bought specifically for scrapbooking the concert. The colors matched the shirt I was wearing. It was so neat and thoughtful. Then she handed me the Clay picture and said "This is yours." I was like, "No, it's yours!" and she said, "No, I bought it for the scrapbook!" I was so happy. Isn't she great? :) Also, Daniel got me a George Foreman grill! I was speechless. Maybe he wants to compensate for taking my cook away from me. LOL. Anyway, it was incredibly nice of him. Every so often he does something really nice for me, and then I feel like a huge jerk for being so huffy most of the time. One of these times it'll stick.

I changed my journal colors. I suspect they will change semi-often until I find something I really like.
chestnutcurls: (huh?)
Okay, annoying. The other day I scanned some fun old pictures on Debra's new scanner so I could randomly share them with you guys. I saved them all to a floppy, but apparently they didn't really save, because now nothing can open them. I don't know what's wrong. I guess I have to scan them all again when I get back from Miami.

Anyway. Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was okay. On Friday night I went to the Redbirds game, which was pretty fun. I spent three hours of my Saturday sitting in Wal-Mart, waiting to get my tires rotated (at one point they lost my keys, which made me feel great, let me tell you). After that fiasco, I went to my parents' to bunny-sit for a while, and then home to hang out with Evan and MaryElaine. We had a great intellectual discussion about fantasy novels. Later, Chris, Joe, and Steve (church guys) called to see if we wanted to go get coffee, but in the end they just came over and ate a large amount of my jelly beans. :P On Sunday I went to church, Evan happily joining me for the first time in eleven months, and then to lunch at McAlister's (again, because I could eat there every day). I spent the afternoon with Bun again and watched I Love The 80's for a couple of hours. :) When I got home, I felt restless. I wanted to talk to someone, or do something, but couldn't justify calling anyone since I had already seen them all weekend. I couldn't think of anything I wanted to do, so I ended up painting my nails and then going irritably to bed. Too much restful time is as bad for me as too much activity. Where is the balance?

In other news, Robert Jordan's books are really, really, really long.
chestnutcurls: (huh?)
Okay, annoying. The other day I scanned some fun old pictures on Debra's new scanner so I could randomly share them with you guys. I saved them all to a floppy, but apparently they didn't really save, because now nothing can open them. I don't know what's wrong. I guess I have to scan them all again when I get back from Miami.

Anyway. Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was okay. On Friday night I went to the Redbirds game, which was pretty fun. I spent three hours of my Saturday sitting in Wal-Mart, waiting to get my tires rotated (at one point they lost my keys, which made me feel great, let me tell you). After that fiasco, I went to my parents' to bunny-sit for a while, and then home to hang out with Evan and MaryElaine. We had a great intellectual discussion about fantasy novels. Later, Chris, Joe, and Steve (church guys) called to see if we wanted to go get coffee, but in the end they just came over and ate a large amount of my jelly beans. :P On Sunday I went to church, Evan happily joining me for the first time in eleven months, and then to lunch at McAlister's (again, because I could eat there every day). I spent the afternoon with Bun again and watched I Love The 80's for a couple of hours. :) When I got home, I felt restless. I wanted to talk to someone, or do something, but couldn't justify calling anyone since I had already seen them all weekend. I couldn't think of anything I wanted to do, so I ended up painting my nails and then going irritably to bed. Too much restful time is as bad for me as too much activity. Where is the balance?

In other news, Robert Jordan's books are really, really, really long.

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