Saturday, February 27, 2010
February certainly flew by...
Pete in front of the Olympic flame.
This month we have made progress on our home -- Pete finished wiring the second floor. With more outlets on the second floor, I have been able to set up a sewing area. And, I have started to make curtains for our bedroom. I have completed 1.75 curtains for our bedroom & am fairly pleased with the way the curtains have turned out -- especially with how they block out sunlight in the morning! I will post pictures when I get all 3 curtains finished.
Pete just returned today from Washington state. He had been there this past week for work. Fortunately, he and his co-worker finished up their project a day earlier, and were able to head up to Vancouver for a day to enjoy the Winter Olympics.
Waiting in line to get into the curling arena -- notice that its through a residential area of town...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It's absolutely beautiful today...
There's about 10" of fresh snow on the ground, and as I am stuck at my house (until I get plowed out)... today feels like time has stopped. Granted I have been working on things from home. And granted I have been getting other things done (unpacking from recent trip to Scottsdale, laundry, etc.). It feels cozy -- like the world has been wrapped in a white fleecy blanket. How lovely.
I went to Scottsdale over the weekend for work. It felt completely amazing to see bright sunshine and feel 70 degree weather (remember short sleeves anyone?). I also had an opportunity while I was there to see an old friend, Emily. It was wonderful to catch up with her -- I have not seen her since college. Funny how time can pass so quickly by!
I used to dread going out of town for these meetings -- I think I have rather come to enjoy it. Perhaps, its because Pete's not travelling as much that these short trips are enjoyable. Or perhaps, I have become more comfortable with venturing out on my own. Maybe, its both. Whatever it is... sometimes spending a few days away can be refreshing.
Monday, February 1, 2010
I made the decision to quit the play. There is a fine line between busy and crazy, so I quit.
Although I miss acting, really enjoyed being on stage again (first time in a decade!), and met some wonderful people... I am glad that I made the decision to quit. The schedule for rehearsals was becoming increasingly demanding. Late last week, I found out that I am going to Scottsdale, AZ this weekend for a work meeting (with accompanying increase in work due to being out of the office). Additional hockey games were added into my hockey schedule on Sunday. And Pete & I are trying to finish up a few house projects (Pete: wiring, me: getting up the enthusiasm to set up a sewing area to make curtains). It was simply becoming too much. So, I quit. I needed sleep more than something to do in the evenings.