Tuesday, February 17, 2009

alive, mostly well

Thank you for your lovely and thoughful messages regarding my last post. I guess I've just been in a bit of a funk lately, which I know is totally normal, but still, I hate it. I'll be fine, right?

Hope your Valetine/Presidents weekend was lovely. I enjoy three day weekends and really feel like I'd be more productive if we had them more often. Not necessarily every week, but maybe one a month? That isn't too much to ask, is it?

Remember my 12-in-12? I'm doing one of them this weekend! I signed up for a quilting class at Capitol Quilts on Sunday and I'll be making THREE potholders, according to the email confirmation I received after registering! Apparently I am also supposed to bring my sewing machine. Hmm, I guess I'll need to buy one. I won't be buying one before then, but I'd like to. Do you have a sewing machine? Anyone have any suggestions for what sort of sewing machine to buy?

Oh and my tax refund paid off my credit card! YAY!

Over the weekend, Steve and I went to Fogo de Chao for Valentines Dinner, which was so nice. We'd been once before, for my birthday, but ages ago. We saw a few movies this weekend- Taken and Defiance, both of which were very good and I'd recommend them to you as well. We also watched Nick and Norah's Infinate Playlist, which I thought was adorable and hilarious. I think I have a crush on Michael Cera. Steve bought me the pancake pan from Williams Sonoma for Valentines, which I'd been lusting over for months and months. Who wants to come over for brunch?

Oh, we also went to a few wineries. Please don't let me buy wine for a long, long time. I seriously have at least 20 bottles right now. I don't think that is healthy, do you?

PS. I really want this. I love Susan Branch.


Anonymous said...

oh man i am so jealous of all you people getting money back from the gov. instead of a bill!

sewing class sounds like fun... i wish we had stuff like that here. i've been looking into sewing machines for a while and narrowed it down to a few i really like, of course my main goal was to get one capable of embroidery. if you go to Singer's website (sorry, too lazy to look it up but it's probably as simple as singer.com) you can compare a bunch of machines and see the difference in them. overstock seems to have the best prices around if you can find the machine you want.
best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Blogger ate my original comment. >:|

I hear you on funks. Our apartment, while cute, is making me insane. We're moving weekend after this one, but... the alarm goes off periodically, because there's something wrong with it. Half the lights don't work, due to faulty electric, etc.

It sounds like you have a lot of great stuff going on, too! That class sounds awesome. Post pictures of your potholders! :-)

I'm glad you had a good weekend.

magda said...

I am totally in favor of taking the first monday of every month as a holiday. Now that's a stimulus I'd understand!

I'm so excited for your pancake maker. I've never seen one of those before, but I'd say that should sure help fight the funk. Mmmm chocolate-filled pancakes. Sign me up for brunch!

Down with with the funk. Down I say!

Janssen said...

You know, I have no idea what kind of sewing machine I have. My mom bought it for me when I was in high school, but I've never noticed!

Janssen said...

You know, I have no idea what kind of sewing machine I have. My mom bought it for me when I was in high school, but I've never noticed!