Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Places We Go

So this weekend I was off from work. It has been so nice. While I was able to find things to do to fill each day it was nice to have the chance to just do stuff on the weekend without being on a time schedule and realizing that I should really be sleeping.

Saturday we had auditions for Snoopy at the Junior Theatre. For those of you who don't know I was asked to be the choreographer for Snoopy. I'm super excited because number 1 it's with Junior Theatre, which is how I got started in theatre, and number 2 "Snoopy" is one of the shows that I did growing up. So that's very, very awesome. Although it is a little nerve-racking to be choreographing again. But I'm sure it will turn out well.

So that took up most of my day on Saturday, but it was a ton of fun and we got the show casted and I had a good time running the dance part of the auditions. So yay! Then today I was able to go to church this morning which was nice. Then I went out to lunch with my friend Gail who I haven't been able to hook up with recently since we are both on very different and awkward schedules. So that was nice. I'm actually writing this blog while sitting at her house cause I'm keeping her company while she cleans her house. I brought Blossom with me and Gail's son clipped Blossom's nails for me! It was good cause her nails were getting kinda long. He also clipped all of their dog's nails. So yay! And this way Gail got to see Blossom again and Blossom got to hang out with all the dogs at Gail's house, although they weren't really into hanging out together. I guess they all kinda forgot each other. But I think she had fun anyway. Plus it just kinda got her out of the house.

So yeah. It was nice to have an actual weekend. Although next week I get to go back to working all weekend. Which will be nice to get back to a routine as well. So good things both ways. But yeah, that's what's going on with me right now. Cheers!

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Sewing Project

So today I got back to work on sewing finally. I didn't quite get as much done as I would have liked, but I did get a good start going. I'll hopefully be sufficiently motivated to get more work done and finish some of the projects that I've been working on. Like poor Gail's pajamas. We'll see how it goes.

But while I was sewing I decided to take a couple pictures to show my work area and the progress I've made on the dress. Here goes!

So here is the Dining Area table. Which is where my sewing machine sits. You can also see my sewing box on the chair in the fore and the trash can from my room which I use for lose threads and the like. You can also see my laptop in the back of the picture. That way I had some entertainment while I was working.

Here is a shot of the body of the dress which is mostly done. All I need to do are put on the sleeves, put in the zipper/hook and eye, and hem it. You can't really tell, but it's a dark green color with a black lining. Yay!

Here's a shot of just the bodice of the dress which is sitting on the Ironing board. Which as you can see in the picture above I moved onto the Dining Area table as well. Unfortunately with and apartment its hard to find a dedicated place for sewing.

And last but not least are the sleeves. I still need to put the bands on them and then attach them to the body, but they are all put together and basted. So that's where I'm at. Once the dress is done I'll for sure take a picture of it, and can maybe convince Sam to model it for me. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Man It's Been Awhile

So I really need to stop saying that I'm going to update more often. Because every time I say that then I don't update for a really long time. Although in my defense I really don't have that much happening in my life. So I don't feel like I have that much to write about that anyone would be interested in. Honest. I'm kinda boring.

Anyway, we had our first real snow of the season this week and my mother has asked me to post pictures of it. So here are some views around my apartment building. My cousins Elizabeth and Paul posted about having to shovel snow from their driveway after the storm went through Colorado. Luckily I don't have to do that because I live in an apartment building, so they take care of that for me.

This is a shot across our parking lot to the houses that are just behind us.

And here is the view jsut to the right of that. I think that's my car in the lower left hand corner. Isn't it cute?
And here's the back of the building. You can see the little patio area that people use for bar-b-ques when the weather is nicer.
To the left of our back door is the bird feeder all covered with snow as well.
This shot is through the trees behind our building and down the hill. Those houses are across the street diagonally from our little hill. The street that you see is 12th Ave. I turn left there in order to go to work every day.

So there are some shots of the snow. I'll have to put up some more pictures from life in the Quad Cities as soon as I get them. Unfortunatley I'm not as good at taking pictures as my mother is. But I've got some good ones of my animals that I'll have to put up eventually.

Other than that things are moving along as always. My Thanksgiving was great. I went to the house of a family that has adopted me since I first moved here. They go to my church. We had an amazing meal cooked by the father of the family. I played quite a bit of air hockey, watched "Sleeping Beauty" which I hadn't seen in a long time and played cards. It was a great holiday.

I did audition for the Mouse Trap at Playcrafter's which is the next show they are doing, but was not lucky enough to get a part. So now I'm just sort of waiting until auditions come around for the next set of shows. I do know that auditions for Music Guild are in February. So I'm attempting to figure out what I want to sing for that. I'm thinking maybe something from "Anything Goes" since that would match my vocal range a little better. However I do not have the score from that, which I will need to audition...(hint, hint parents...that's a Christmas present idea for you). :). So we'll see what happens.

Ok, I think that's all for now. I hope you all enjoyed reading and please feel free to leave comments!