Monday, June 30, 2008
Arghh! That was not cutting it. Finally after researching some poison ivy cures I came across spray starch. Of course the can says not to contact skin with it but I was desperate. I sprayed it very liberally and fell asleep to the sweet smell of dollar store starch. (Great, it was probably made in China and has weird chemicals). Relief was immediate, the burning went away just like that. That is obviously not a cure for children's poison ivy, but it definitely did the job for me and I didn't have to spend any money.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
p.s. no that is not a picture of me but doesn't her hair look pretty
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
How cute is this bathing suit? A lady on etsy makes this and it is my absolute favorite. It reminds of of the 1940s and "The Notebook" movie. I am going to order it very very soon. First I need to take my measurements because it is custom made...and then work out like crazy.You can roll up the top part to wear it more like a tankini as it comes with the bathing suit bottom. I wonder if I could find some pink swimsuit fabric and have her whip me up one.
I really love this lacy top that I found on etsy. Isn't it elegant? The owners are in Korea and just set up shop so I'd prefer to see some feedback before I go ahead and order it. On the otherhand I wonder if I'd find something similar at a store like Forever 21 or Old Navy...wait a minute, do I need more clothes...I better clean out my stash first.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This weekend I didn't really get anything done on my list...oops again. We went downtown and walked around and ate at the cafe again. Zora is so adorab-lay! Her hair is very curly and floofy, when she woke up she had an afro. Jon and Jamie and kids and Roger left on Friday night after dinner. Jilian said they are learning to play the violin so maybe next time they come out we can play a duet. Although I haven't really played in years.
There was a water main break near where I work so a lot of the eateries and restaurants are closed. I got a fiesta salad at Starbucks which contains black beans, corn, picante salsa and a few pieces of grilled chicken on top. It is soooo yummy and sweet. Which reminds me of the choclate molten lava cakes that Becca and Alana made Saturday night...too bad we ate them all.
Friday, June 13, 2008
1) building raised beds for the garden
2) hiking at the nearby falls
3) eating more raw (salads, fruits)
4) finishing up my artwork orders
5) maybe finish painting my bedroom yellow
6) put up a fence around the garden
7) spending time with my cutie pie of a niece
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Of course we weren't sure where the candles were so we had to go out and buy some lanterns. By the time I got home from work and running around trying to find candles it was almost bedtime. And water was very limited as well water does not pump itself out the facuet without electricity. Meanwhile I had been thinking of doing laundry that night and was wondering if I had any un-wrinkled clean clothes to wear. Good thing I just bought a few outfits the other day that were brand new.
So I made a list for next time the power goes out:
- have candles, matches, lanterns, batteries in a special place
- know where the Coleman gas stove is (It is probably out in the garage under miles of junk)
- store clean water for drinking, bathing, washing dishes, etc.
- do laundry and iron clothes more often
- get a first aid kit
- have a bonfire and cookout for dinner
- get a solar powered oven
- if all else fails, get a hotel for the night (ha ha JUST kidding!!)
Good thing that it wasn't 90 degrees last night, it was probably in the 70s. We haven't even turned on the AC yet this year because it has been rainy and cool the whole month of May. I guess that is what it is like living in the pacific northwest.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
No they are not from a sweetheart but rather some junk email list. Dang...Come to think of it, I can't imagine a guy writing sappy emails like that. I guess it would be alright as long as he was a manly man hee hee.
Well I would rather receive those kind of junk emails than the other unmentionable kind! Yikes!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Our local post office also puts the weekly AC Moore flyer in the mailboxes so if I'm there and glance at the trash I can usually score a bunch! Although I try not to dig through the trash for very long as to avoid suspicous looks. When I worked at my aunt's in downtown Honolulu there was a certain homeless man that would come into the post office and always dig through the trash.
I usually use these coupons to buy canvases for my artwork. This way a huge canvas that is normally $100 is half price.