Wednesday, October 20, 2010

going on's from the past couple weeks

Remember how I've moved 3 times since moving to Idaho in late April? Make it 4. And this time I'm here to stay :) At least until the end of my service. I've got a real contract and everything to prove it.

I REALLY like where I live now. Not that the other places weren't good. This one just suits me just about perfectly. The only thing I've got a problem with is it's the end of the growing season, and I've finally got a tiny yard. A YARD :) (Approximately 5x8 feet of a yard).

I'll post pictures as soon as I have the new place the way I like it. It's getting there.

I love my job. Every few days it kind of starts to look like it's not going well, and then something great happens to totally turn it around.

It's nice outside...and yet everyone is getting sick...including me. I do not like this.

I'll update you soon, and hope you're having a great week! And...
The Celebration of the Beauty of Ugly

I found this recipe for slime if you really want to celebrate :) 

Slime Recipe

-1/4 cup White Glue
-1 1/4 cup Water, divided
-1 tbsp. Borax (in the laundry detergent aisle)
-Food Coloring

>Add 1 tbsp. Borax to one cup of warm water. Stir until completely dissolved.
>Make a 50% water 50% white glue solution by taking 1/4 cup of each and mix thoroughly.
>In a ziploc bag, add equal parts of the borax solution to equal parts of the glue solution. (Half cup of each will make a cup of slime.)
>Add a couple drops of food coloring. Seal bag and knead the mixture.
>If slime is too sticky, add a little more borax. If slime is too slippery, add a little more white glue solution.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dressin' Up

I have always been a bit of a collector. If I find something I can make something else out of, it's hard for me not to keep it. When I was little it was dress-up clothes. I'd keep old clothes from anything, and turn something that wasn't even clothing into something "fashionable". Kind of an odd hobby for being a huge tomboy, but I loved it.

This was supposed to be a serious picture, like the ones in the olden days...I still remember not being happy with my friend, Audrey for not being serious enough.
And here she is again! Right before we go out TPing, she's got my sombrero, purple spandex pants, and red high heels on for the occasion. Last time I was annoyed by her, but this time I admired her. :)
I'm pretty sure my friends mainly wanted to come over for my dress-up box. I wish I had more pictures of all our fashionable adventures, because they're pretty great.

 I'm fairly curtain I know where I got my flair for fashion, though. Starts with a G and ends in randma. She was my main dealer when it came to wigs, dresses, props and purses. Here's me, my older sister, brother, and cousins caught in the act. (I'm the redhead).
 Now, despite my gift for costuming it out, Halloween has never been my strong point. I think it's because you can't pressure a gift like mine. It has to come out when it's ready. Halloween is just too much pressure. But this year! This year I hope to change that. I hope this year to be different. It's been over 5 years since I've put on a costume...and that needs to change.

Hope I can come up with something...Oh...THE PRESSURE!