Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nana's Chair


Here's an update on your chair.
I think I'll need another week and a half or two weeks to finish up. The ottoman is a little further than it was in this photo and should be done by the weekend!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wha Whaaaaa

Bryan & I truly believe that we are disproportionately unlucky when it comes to our cars. We have to have way more set-backs than the average Joe.
So I'm leaving work... a little late... and as I'm leaving the exit ramp from the parking garage I hear 'GUH' then I hear 'ggguuuujjjjjjjjj' so I pull over in front of the Governor's Mansion, stick my head out the window, and see a TOTALLY flat-on-one-side tire. That's the kind of tire that doesn't go well.
Then I called Bryan and prayed that he was still downtown (since I left late) and he was! So I walked a few blocks to meet him and we went to eat dinner then we went back to fix the tire. Bryan taught me how to fix it and I got to help!

The CULPRIT!!!!! A big fat screw!And Voila. A wheel that goes.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bon Appetit

I've been cleaning out all of my old magazines lately. I have no desire to move boxes and boxes of paper. Today, the magazines being purged are all about food! I know, you're all really excited to hear about this.

Thanks for getting me this awesome organizer, Mom!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

foo de fa fa

Today I made pasta!
Bryan and I have done this a few times before, but we did it like cave people... kneading the pasta by hand, rolling the dough with our own brute strength, stretching the dough over a wooden dowel, and cutting it with a knife into somewhat uniform pieces.
For graduation I received an attachment for my stand mixer that extrudes pasta! All kinds of pasta. Today I went with a nice wide flat pasta.

The most work these attachments leave for me is simply cracking a few eggs.I love watching him do the hard part! (I like this picture because it looks like I have on MC Hammer pants. I don't... in case you were wondering.)And eventually, voila! Absolutely delicious homemade pasta! I don't think there's a better tasting thing in the world.

If you would like to make your own pasta try this recipe: I bet you already have all the ingredients!

2.5 C flour 3 eggs 1Tbsp Veg. Oil 1 tsp salt

sift flour onto counter top into a mountain. crack three eggs into a well that you have made in the center of the flour. add veg oil and then salt. start mixing with your fingers in the center of the dough and eventually work in all of the flour. cover dough ball and let rest for an hour. roll out flat and thin. hang flat thin dough over a dowel or a broom handle or the back of a kitchen chair or something so gravity can help stretch it. Let it stretch for 30 min to an hour. Roll the flat thin piece of stretched dough into one long roll. (think cinnamon roll) and then cut that roll into thin strips. unroll the strips and toss in flour. Let dry for up to two hours. Cook for 2-3 minutes in boiling water!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mmmm Mmmm Good

I think the world needs a few more chocolate peanut butter rice crispy treats.

That's what I think.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Big Weekend, Little World

It's been kind of a big weekend around here. My very first installment of Martha Stewart Living arrived!
There have also been several Mortal Kombat fights and fatalities right in our living room.
I won both times I played! The boys got scared and I didn't play again.

Then we had dinner club. This was the decision-making hands-in before we moved on to pizza.

My mom and I went thrift store shopping yesterday! We had fun and found some things we had to have. I really do need this:
I also found a huge metal frame for my watercolor painting!

We both kind of fought over who was going to get the next couple of things:

Yep, it's a soap dispenser.And this... Oh.... this.... comes with the lamps and a round crushed velvet matching red bedspread too.

All I'm going to say is 'I didn't win.'

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Well, it's about time

I got a haircut.
I don't know if you all remember that fateful day last March, March 21st to be exact, when I got that wretched haircut that made me resemble Johnny Depp in Willy Wonka.I know it was just how that awful woman styled it, but it still made me cry.
And then I just never went back. I was totally scarred and swore to myself that I was going to let my hair grow to Rapunzel's length before I let anyone do anything like that to me ever again. After ten months, a round of therapy and a support group later (not really), trust has been restored. And anyone in the Jackson area who is not going to Morgan Cook at Gloss on County Line Road is really really missing out. I highly recommend him. Bryan goes there too!

Have a good day.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekend, Can't you stay a little longer?

I think our apartment has almost officially become a 5th year architecture school apartment. We took it from some of our friends who graduated last year. We live here now. And some of our friends from Starkville came this weekend to look at it for possibly living here next year! That's good for our property managers--- they may never have to look for a tenant here again.

It did make me start to think about moving, though. I knew we were moving soon, but I've never really considered what that really means. It sounds really fun to go somewhere new, but it makes me really sad to move away. This time is for real. All of our friends aren't coming with us like last time. It's so strange to think about.

Anyway, I've been working on your chair, Nana. Here's how it's coming. I'm hoping to get a little more done on it today. Hopefully it won't be too much longer!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year, Schmoo Year

I certainly hope 2009 goes up and up from where it began. I didn't even see the ball drop because I was so sick last night! This year should hold really good things. Bryan will be graduating... We will be moving to where he chooses to go to grad school... I'll be getting a new job in a new city... This year seems really bright and to that, I say: