Thursday, February 28, 2008
Posted by Jason and Anna at 2:29 PM
Well, this "it" is the killer cold/virus thing that is going around San Luis Obispo...and the whole U.S. I believe. Jason just had it, or still does, and so does more than half of his extended family...and I believe more than half of Grace Church. It seems to manifest itself in many different ways but the most prominent being an ear infection. Jason stayed home from work for two days and I finally was able to talk him into going to the doctor. I was just sure that he had an ear infection. You see, I've had a ton of them growing up...I've learned to recognize the signs. I am actually pretty deaf in my left ear becuase of it. So, he went yesterday and sure enough...I was right. Now, I have a sore throat (that is the first symptom Jason had). When I called him this morning and told him I had a sore throat he said, "Oh no! I hope you don't get an ear infection! You can't lose all of your hearing! I don't want to have to learn Sign Language." Thanks Jason...the sympathy is just bubbling over. lol! It was funny.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 12:06 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:19 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:44 AM
Monday, February 25, 2008
So, picture this one on a smaller scale (I know nothing really about block patterns so I bet this one has a name...I just don't know it). It reminds me of bricks. They will be staggered skinny rectangles about 3x7. The fabric print is smaller and finer, I just made it bigger so the pattern can actually be seen. This is a lighter blue quilt with Amy Bulter fabric from her line Lotus...wow, just uploaded it and it looks really bad...lol, well, you get the idea.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 3:45 PM
Well, today is Day 6 of working 9.5 hours. Ugggh. I am so happy that this is the last day. My co-worker has been out of town and so I have had to man the post alone. We usually split the day up so that I work 8 hours and she works 6 hours...with a 4 or 5 hour overlap. I didn't realize that adding on an hour and a half would be so hard. A lot of it has to do with being alone the whole time...it get's boring. The up side to working almost 60 hours in 6 days is more money. I guess that's almost worth it. I have a $3000 student loan and I have set my mind to having it all paid off...being 100% debt free by June 1st. Yay! Debt is so looming and heavy. I don't even really HAVE much debt...AND I don't gain interest on it until July 23rd (which by then it should be paid). I can't imagine what it feels like to have thousands of dollars of debt with one of those crazy APR's. Whatever...so, yay for 8 hour days again and yay for the sun once again shining. I got tired of the 4 days of rain. It will sure make for pretty green hills though!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:19 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Posted by Jason and Anna at 5:15 PM
So...I think that I may have found a different designer that I like more. Her name is Amy Butler. Anyways, I discovered her at this site that I REALLY like called quilthome.com. This site is really cool. When you place the fabric swatches in your shopping cart it creates a "Design Cart" on the right hand side of your screen where you can pick the swatches up and arrange them on your screen. It is really neat and helps you see what things are going to look like together. Kind of fun. So, I'm taken by Amy Butler's Bella line and also Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut line. We will see though. Such desicions.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 4:15 PM
Well, I have been desiring to do a quilt for some time. I have done a couple of small silly ones but I have never done a full size quilt for my bed. I know the pattern than I want to do...I just haven't found the fabric. Well, I think that I have found a designer and I really like his stuff! His name is Joel Dewberry (He's a man! Weird) and the line that I like right now is called Ginseng. I seem to be fond of the Mulberry Palette...although the Jasmine one is really pretty too. I'm trying to steer away from pink though. I like pink, I just seem to get tired of it a little quicker than other colors. Being that this will go on my bed for a while I hope...I should probably pick colors that I like a lot. I seem to be drawn lately to a red, pale yellow, and grey combination and these are the colors that he uses. I like it, it's a bit retro but also different than some of the stuff I've seen lately. But...I have to wait until May. Oh well, it gives me time to save up for it!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:56 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Well, I just applied for a new job. I don't know if I will get it although I feel somewhat qualified for it. I think the biggest part of it though was making that first step. It seems like the first resume put in is always the hardest. It's not in a field that I love or anything but I think that it pays well. It also has a 401K (I don't even really know what that is but I think that it's good!), and benefits (which after paying for my own for the last 6 months would be wonderful). We'll see. It would be nice if I got...I would be fine if I didn't SO I guess I just have to wait and see what happens!
On another note...it's now raining. I of course chose to get some exercise and ride my bike to work (it wasn't raining at that point). Bright move! It wouldn't be so bad except I know that Jason can't give me a ride and I need to be at a meeting at 4pm. I am thus stuck riding it rain or shine. Hopefully the Lord will stop the rain at 3:45 so I can get to my meeting dry. I would rather not have to sit in my soaked clothes throughout the whole thing.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:10 AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
So, what do you think? That first girl...whatever her name is (it's a strange name like Mischa or something) is like 85% compatible with my face apparently! :-) I'll tell you what I think...I think all of those women are gorgeous...well, most of them, and I'm not quite convinced that I look like any of them. It's fun anyways though!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 12:48 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
That's much better! I got tired of looking at a blog that was nothing like what I was seeing outside! Right now all of the bulbs in SLO are coming to bloom and the hills are so green. It may be cold outside still but it's beginning to feel more and more like spring. So, here is a new spring time blog...becuase I'm certainly ready to leave winter behind! Hmmm...it is obvious that I would have no tolerance to the cold in a place that actually GOES THROUGH winter!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 4:47 PM
Yes, this is the book that I have been reading as of late! (Did you know that you can buy most of the "classics" for only $4.95 at Barnes and Noble?) I must say that it is one of the best books I have ever read (and no, I didn't read it in high school...not sure why). The character Elizabeth is just...amazing. She's one of those characters you read about and wish to be like. Jane Austen is so talented and she makes me wish I could write. I have been reading it on the bus on the way to work each day and I am finally almost through...about 10 pages to go. Elizabeth has finally confessed her love for Mr. Darcy. The great thing about this book is the eloquence of Austen's writing. There are so many amazing quotes in this book...some are just plain hilarious! Here are a few of my personal favorites!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:13 AM
Friday, February 15, 2008
I just realized that I wrote a blog entry every day this week (at least Mon-Thur.). I wasn't planning on writing one today...I don't have much to say...but I realized that if I do than I will have a Blog entry for Mon-Fri. Wow, that's a lot of blogging. I really wish that I wasn't so bored at work every day. I think that I may start looking for another job...but what?
I can get an Admin. job kind of like this one (but with more work) and get paid about $12-$18 with benny's! I don't particularly like this kind of work though. I mean I can do it and it's not terrible. What I would LOVE to do though is work at The Cakery (a cake shop here in SLO). They had a job opening not very long ago that started at part time, they trained you to decorate cakes, and then would move you up to full time. I think the pay was not much over minimum wage though to start. I would love to bake and decorate cakes some day. I love doing stuff like that and even have sketches of cake ideas. I would also love to find a profession that I can do from home and that uses my creativity. I guess this is one of my BHAG's as Tim puts it. Who knows what will happen though.
Jobs like THAT sound fun...even if I never do it for a real profession. The problem though lies in cost of living in SLO. Minimum wage just won't cut it. So, for now I will pray for joy in my current job and opportunities for me to make my job a little more exciting by sharing my faith and making lasting relationships with the lost who need the Lord here and now.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:25 AM
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Here's to chocolate, and flowers, and evening hours spent with the one's we love (but we're not saying that "L" word yet so..."like" for me!)
Posted by Jason and Anna at 1:43 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Well, it's Wednesday and I meant to write about my fabulous weekend. It was one of those weekends that are just so...fun. Usually I look forward to the weekend but it ends up not being all that special and fun all things considering. Last weekend was great though. It was between 75 and 80 degrees the WHOLE weekend and thus Jason and I, and some friends, basically stayed outside all weekend long...AND I even managed to get a sunburn. A sunburn in February...who thought I would manage that!
So, I had to house sit and watch the Peet's little dog...that was in heat. No more needs to be said except that my family always faithfully neuters our animals and I have never dealt with a dog in heat. I hope to never do it again...yuck! My dear friend Autumn came into town for the weekend for a wedding and so she stayed with me at the Peet's. On Friday night we ended up staying up till 2am just catching up and talking about life. It was so very refreshing. She just knows me quite well and we have a lot of history. It was great.
Then I woke up late, had coffee and tea with Aut in the morning, and finally went on a mountain bike ride at 11am. Our mountain biking friends were out of town and so it was just Jas and I. It was nice to be out there with just him. I love sitting with him and talking at the top of the mountain. This time of year is especially nice becuase it's the time when SLO begins to turn green...so beautiful!
After our ride we met Shannon and Stephen on Madonna Mtn and went on a hike. They are great friends. They are sort of our "couple" friends. Shannon and I usually pair off while Jason and Stephen pair off, then sometimes we talk as a group, and sometimes I even talk with Jason while they talk together...we just feel at ease while we are together. They are really fun people and we always enjoy hanging out with them.
After our hike we decided that since we exercised so much we should reward ourselves with fish and chips from the Custom House in Avila. Jason's brother and sister in law work there and we ended up having...bread and butter, bowls of clam chowder, half a beer each, fish and chips, and this amazing apple fried desert thing. Oh my gosh we were full!!! Uggghh. We only paid for the fish and chips too. Joanna, Tyler's wife, is the manager there so she was able to treat us! Fun stuff! After our disgustingly rich and yummy meal we walked down the Avila pier to digest a little. Walking helps so much with that! Wow. The waves were really big at Avila too. It was neat.
So, we called it a night and the next morning went to church. In Jason and I's Sunday school class we had only 5 kids! That was nice. I love the kids but sometimes it's nice to have a smaller class. We had a blast with them doing things that we wouldn't normally do with say 10-15 kids. After that we conquered Bishop's Peak. It was so crowded. It was a beautiful warm hike and we ended up running down. I'm a bit out of running shape and my legs were quite sore after that. After our Bishop's peak hike we went to Thrifty's and got $1 iceream cones...Chocolate Malted Crunch! Yum! I love that flavor...so good! And finally we ended our day with an evening at SLO-Op climbing gym where I did a climb successfully that I haven't yet been able to do. Yay! So, overall...a fabulous weekend and the weather was amazing. Thank you Lord for blessing us so!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 1:25 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Here are some questions I wonder about sometimes. I saw someone else do this and it seemed fun so here it goes...
Why is it that...
-some internet sites seem to to trap me there. They won't let you go "page back" or anything. some blogs even do it. It bugs me.
-you know how they say that you can't block an emergency exit inside a building? (like you can't hang out inside in front of a door) If there was an emergency though...wouldn't you run out the exit, therefore no longer blocking it!?!
-everytime I have PMS I never realize it at first and think that I am coming down with some sort of bug. You would think that I would figure it out eventually.
-I don't feel hungry from when I get up to about 1pm. After 1pm though I feel like I eat 3 times what I should and I am just starving...even if I make myself eat more in the morning.
-(more on pants :-) )I used to wear a 2 at Gap and other stores and now wear a 0. I didn't lose weight. If they keep adjusting the sizes I will no longer fit in clothes...that's no good.
-it is sooooo hard to give things to the Lord. It is a constant, minute by minute battle for me sometimes. I think with every day I live I see more and more the true depth of the sin and depravity of man.
-the Lord would love ME to send His Son for MY life. I just can't wrap my head around it.
Posted by Jason and Anna at 11:16 AM
Monday, February 11, 2008
I went online and read up a lot on green tea and guess what...it's known to help acne. Green tea helps balance hormone levels and also is an anti-oxidant which helps you keep a clear face.
Apparently there are only two known herbal remedies for treating acne and green tea is one of them. Green tea has natural anti-bacterial properties and antioxidants, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (whatever that is!) which is 200 times more powerful than vitamin E at fighting free radicals. Green tea also helps to reduce inflammation, hormonal activity and aids in detoxification. Green tea digested after a meal is often known as 'Pimple Tea' in many Chinatowns. When you drink it after a meal it aids digestion and helps to detoxify your system, getting rid of the toxins that can cause acne. Supposedly you aren't supposed to drink it with sugar but I put about a teaspoon or so in it and it seems to still work. So, there you go...who knows if it's true but I found this on a ton of sites. :-) So, drink green tea and see what happens!!!!!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 9:13 AM
Friday, February 8, 2008
Posted by Jason and Anna at 2:18 PM
Posted by Jason and Anna at 8:33 AM
Monday, February 4, 2008
and it's Monday...hmph!
So, in celebration of my first check Jason and I decided to have a little splurge! I have been budgeting...very strictly...for the last 5 years. If I have an expense that's "fun" I usually need to save for it. I haven't really been able to do spontaneous spending except for an occasional on sale $6 shirt from Gap. So, Jason and I have been wanting to get into climbing and on Saturday we bought my first pair of climbing shoes and chalk bag. I am super excited!!!! It's those purple beauties shown to the right!!!
The best part of the whole thing is that there is this really sweet underground type of climbing gym around the corner from my work. It's called the slo-op bouldering gym. It's this super laid back, free spirited constructed gym for bouldering! It's non-profit and you pay $25 a month to climb 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You get the combo and you get to go whenever you want. So cool! I'm super stoked to take on a new hobby! So, I will be sure to post some pics of Jason and I looking like crazy people hanging from walls! I can't wait to go climb Bishop's! We'll wait until we are little more skilled for that! :-) This is the gym shown below!
Posted by Jason and Anna at 10:08 AM
- A dollar isn't so bad...
- It strikes again...
- The Little Engine that No Longer Could
- An "After College Life" Crisis maybe?
- Another quilt idea
- Day 6...9.5 hours.
- Spring Fever
- More on quilting...
- Feeeeelin' Craftee!
- Resumes, Biking in the Rain, & Tamales
- My Celebrity Look-A-Likes
- Pride and Prejudice
- A Blog a Day, Mon-Fri...
- Here's to chocolate, and flowers, and evening hour...
- February Sunburns
- Why is it that...
- Back so soon and a question on green tea...
- Missions Meeting
- Oh weekends...how I love thee...
- ▼ February (21)