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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Win!

I think it is well known that I don't like to lose. If you question this, ask my sister or my mom or my college roommate, Kasie...they will have stories for you!

Jacob & I have been playing dominoes a lot lately...& I have been losing a lot lately. So it was a sweet comfort to get this in the mail yesterday:

During football season, the tradition in Umberger is to predict the football score for the week's game. And sometimes we predict the score for Slippery Rock University's game. Why Slippery Rock?! I don't remember...ask Greg. :)

Well, I have never won a prediction before...sad. And surprising given my superior knowledge of all things sports, right?! But all that changed recently...I WON! And Jacob still hasn't ever won a week...like I said...sweet comfort.

Dear Kitties,

I have loved spending my days with you three the past several months. You may have noticed the past week that I wasn't home with you though. Well maybe you noticed, Seaton. Avey & Jackson probably didn't...too busy spooning all day.

As much as I have enjoyed your helping me sew, fill out job applications, play on the computer, and make dinner...and as hard as it may be to get up at 4:30 every morning...I am so happy to tell you that Momma's got a job now!

I'll miss you, but I was not meant to be a house-girlfriend. Getting ready for work on my first day, I was simply giddy. And I think you (and Jacob) will be so happy to have a happy Katie around!



*edited to add:

This also explains the recent neglect of the poor blog. So sorry. But rest assured, Loved Ones, that we are happy, healthy, & BOTH employed! I'm now working (temporarily) for HP at Jacob's job site. I help with the billing (which is quite a task on a project this large) so I get to play in Excel all day again! Jacob & I have enjoyed the extra time it allows us to spend together: on the commute & having lunch. Our desks are even super close. Keep your fingers crossed that we don't get sick of each other anytime soon!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Yes, I still sew...

I started these placemats months ago. They're a gift for some friends who got married...in March. She saw the placemats I made for my sister & requested a set of her own. I have no idea what colors are in her kitchen but apples seemed rather kitchen-y, right? Hopefully she loves them.

For some reason I got stuck on the binding of the last one & just couldn't make myself sit down to finish it. I recently got the bug to finish up some WIPs (Work in Progress). So this makes 1 down, 16 (or so) to go!

(Again, sorry for the quality of photos. I need to remember to actually use my camera sometimes & not my phone!)

I'm not sure why this picture is sideways & I don't know how to fix it...oops.

They are in the mail now & on their way to Jacksonville, Florida! While I feel awful they are getting to her months after her wedding...I know she'll love walking out to the mailbox & finding a gift she wasn't expecting.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Our trip to the desert

To atone for the lack of posts recently, I promised to show you pictures from our trip to the desert. Well, I could share a lot, but trust me when I say that you don't want to know all that happened.

I'll be brief.

The holiday weekend started off great! Friday night I met a lot of Jacob's co-workers at a cheese and wine tasting. Then a group of us went bowling and I made a new friend (adorable little 2-year old boy). Saturday, Jacob woke up early to get in on the golf tournament. I slept in, did some window shopping, and went to the spa for my massage and facial. It was oh-so relaxing! Then we grabbed a quick lunch before trying to catch part of the K-State game online (fail). We had dinner with the group and then a handful of us went to the pool until it closed. This all sounds like a nice weekend so far, right? Well it was until...

Jacob started to get sick at 4 a.m. Sunday. Then I joined in. By about 10 o'clock he was starting to feel better while I was getting worse. Ultimately, we decided I should go to the Urgent Care Facility.

And here's where you get to see pictures!

Eight people from our group ended up being sick over the weekend. We aren't sure if we ate bad food or if it was some type of viral thing. But I'm finally feeling better...thank goodness! And thank goodness for Jacob. He was a wonderful nurse the past few days.

Now if only I could get back to my regular diet. The doctor ordered me to have a dairy-free diet for a week. I opted to be a vegetarian...but this vegan business? I'm sick of it. I almost cried last night because I miss milk and cheese so much!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Weekend Away!

It seems like I haven't visited here in a LONG time. Sorry!

Jacob & I are taking advantage of the long weekend & are hitting the road for the first time since The Trip. We're heading to the desert where the forecasted high is 106! Silly Jacob opted to play golf...while I'll be at the spa. I think I win!

I'll try to take lots of pictures to show you next week.xxz (Apparently Jackson wanted to say hello, too!)

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend & GOOOOOO CATS!