Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
When this book first came out, I read a bunch on-line before actually purchasing the book, then I set it aside and forgot about it. Then, someone at Tidewater was ready it, so I thought I'd revisit it. "The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner" is a companion to "Eclipse," and definitely adds to the story. I'd finally watched Eclipse not too long ago, and wondered about some things that weren't in the book that were in the movie. Now I know where some of that comes from. And even though I knew how it ended, I was sorry to see it happen.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
We saw Black Swan, which was good. I thought it started out a little slow, but it definitely conveyed the story well. The psychotic thriller aspect got me a few times, and I left the theater in deep thought over the meaning of some things, and whether or not other things actually happened.
When we returned home, I fixed dinner, and we ate and watched football. Donnie gave us lessons on penalties and the different positions, and I have a newfound respect for the sport and it's level of difficulty. Donnie left after the game, so as to miss the upcoming bad weather and holiday traffic.
Overall, a pretty low key holiday and a pleasant visit from Donnie. I hope your holiday was a happy one.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Well, I finished reading "With This Puzzle, I Thee Kill..." by Parnell Hall today. It drove me batty. The story was decent, some of the characters pretty annoying, but what drove me batty was the wording. Argh! The author wrote the dialog the way people actually speak! Gonna, gotta, wanna - I wanted to pull what little hair I have straight out of my head!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
For a halftime show, we did a Christmas show. The songs included You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Dig That Crazy Santa Claus. We did fine (all we had to do was march onto the field and stand there), but the cheerleaders messed up. They were supposed to get on the field and dance during Dig That Crazy Santa Claus, but they didn't until there was around 30 seconds left!
Friday, December 17, 2010
After Amie took it home tonight, Ashley called the restaurant - she loved it!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I don't know, though, I'm such a bad decision maker...
Monday, December 13, 2010
And this is what she did to her door.
This is what I did to my friend, Fitzgerald's door.
He wasn't planning on decorating, and I just had to use my wreath and leftover holly leaves for something.
And last, but not least, here's my door.
Linda found a picture on-line of someone's cubicle decorated as a gingerbread house, so I used that photo for inspiration. It turned out super-cute, and I'm really happy with it.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Our halftime show had some good songs in it: I Don't Care, Black Dog/Kashmir, and Seven Nation Army. As usual, we were fabulous.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Their party favors were candle holders etched with snowflakes, filled with green and red M&M's.
Their wedding cake was really cupcakes (except for a small cake to cut and save).
And someone even made them a towel cake, which we displayed.
They even had a DJ and dancing, which made this one of the more fun reception parties I've done in a while.
Friday, December 3, 2010
And had a very pretty candle for the centerpiece on their "Sweetheart" table.
They also put up an arch in the room, which they got married under.
It was all quite sweet - most of the weddings we have at Tidewater are held out on the end of the land, with a view of the water.
Monday, November 29, 2010
So, I started reading this book a lomg time ago, and I finally kicked it up a notch and decided to finish it. I must say, I was disappointed. The ending had an odd twist that felt like it was just thrown in to finish things up. The book was fun for it's scrapbooking tips - but there weren't many.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Ravens also came up with a 10-17 win, against the Buccaneers. The game wasn't super exciting, but I'm actually starting to stay awake through the games. I've decided to stop bringing candy with me. I'm theorizing that I eat the candy in the first and second quarters, get a quick little sugar rush, then crash after halftime, which may be why I'm falling asleep all of the time. I'll continue to monitor the situation.
Friday, November 26, 2010
After a good amount of time, we completed decorating it.
Unfortunately, the icing/glue didn't hold like it was supposed to, so the house fell apart before dinner.
After dinner, the whole family went out to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
I, of course, cried, but I cried when I read the book, too. I can assure you that I will be a blubbering idiot when I finally see Part 2.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Lisa Kaus taught my second class, "The Secret Inside the Bottle." This project didn't turn out nearly as well as I had hoped it would.
And last of all, I had "Funky Felt Flowers," with Betz White. This class brought me completely out of the funk I felt from the previous class. I feel like I could make these flowers all day!
Friday, November 12, 2010
My second class was "Around the Ellipse," with Sally Jean Alexander. I finished my project in this class, too. I'm not as happy with this bracelet, but I still like.
Then there was Vendor Night. This year's theme had to do with hats, and I went crazy with mine.
People loved it! What was really great was to see people's expressions when then first saw it - or the double-takes!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
What great stuff!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Well, tonight, I was exposed to my next great obsession - "The Gummi Bear Song." Without any further ado, here it is - I hope you find it as infectious as I have.
I find the underwear and facial hair quite disturbing, but it works. Enjoy!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
For halftime, the band performed a U2 medley, to advertise U2's upcoming 360 Tour. It turned out okay.
Friday, November 5, 2010
One letter is supposed to be coming late, but Marian did an excellent job with the whole thing - from the covers, to the table of contents with school pictures of each participant - thank you, Marian!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I think I might need to use more solder, and I want to figure out how to even out the edges, but overall, I'm quite pleased.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
See what you can do when you improvise?
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Then, I made radish and olive eyeballs with Mel and Julia. They turned out well, too. Later, Mel and Julia moved on to making Jell-O shooters. It was a good time.