Monday, August 25, 2014
I just started going through wedding photos today (I have been so busy, I haven't been able to) but I had to stop. For some reason, it really hit me hard today that Brad wasn't at the wedding. I've had the same cover photo on Facebook, our last family photo with all of my immediate family members, since a few days after Brad died and I haven't been able to bring myself to change it, until today. It just about killed me to do it, and I couldn't look at photos after that. For some reason, that just really got me. I know it's just stupid Facebook, but I felt like I'm somehow betraying my brother's memory when I changed it. I know Brad wouldn't care, but it was just a way I held on, I guess.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
We made pasta today!! We got a pasta roller for our wedding and we made homemade fettucine alfredo for Kevin's mom's birthday today! It turned out quite well, if I do say so myself. I also made creme brulee for dessert, which turned out pretty good too. Happy birthday, Connie!
My desk (I'm apparently working on holding my camera straight). I need to figure out what I'm going to do with my "craft corner." It used to be a craft bin but it's kind of exploding. The two boxes with green lids are full of my work stuff that is going to work as soon as I have a desk there (it may be awhile):
Master closet (ignore the mess):
Saturday, August 23, 2014
We were THOSE people in Costco today. The people who buy 9 containers of strawberries and nothing else. They were on sale, okay? And we (mostly I, actually) use a LOT of frozen strawberries through the winter. So we're using our awesome Foodsaver to seal 'em up and freeze 'em. We're also making some freezer jam.
Tonight we went to a meetup at a coffee shop near us for people who play board games. It was pretty fun! Not as much fun as playing with our friends Matt & Sara, though. :'(
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Studying for my prosthetics boards. I'm a very visual learner so drawing pictures and creating flow charts is super helpful for me. I surprised myself with this picture. Normally I can't even tell what my drawings are supposed to be if I look at them later!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Today was a day of unpacking!! We're mostly done now (finally!) and I hope to do a "photo tour" soon. This evening we biked a few miles on the Greenbelt (sooo fun!) and stopped at the dock on the way back. We live right on Silver Lake and there's a little dock in our neighborhood. It was beautiful tonight!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
We got BIKES today! There was an awesome deal on craigslist that we couldn't pass up. Just making some adjustments before riding the greenbelt! P.S. Fitting two bikes in our car was tricky! But we did it. Just don't ask us to do it again...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I also didn't know that once you leave Idaho and get a driver's license in another state, then come back, you have to retake the written test. I found out when I went to get my new license today. She asked if I wanted to take the test right then or come back tomorrow, and I said I would try it. It's only $3 to take the test and it would be super inconvenient to come back another day, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was 40 multiple-choice questions and you could get six wrong. Things didn't go so well for me and I missed three in the first ten. I was panicking. Absolutely panicking. And there was a little kid who kept trying to touch my screen and was playing with pieces of paper on the desk between my body and the screen, literally blocking my view of the screen. I asked the proctor to remove the child and she said she couldn't touch him. I asked her to get the parents so I could take my test in peace and she said she didn't know who they were. I don't know what kind of parents would leave their 4- or 5-year-old child completely unattended while people are trying to test, and I don't understand how it's okay that I had to put up with it, but whatever. I thought it was ridiculous that I had to fight off a kid just to take my test, but I kept going. Luckily I didn't miss any more until I was in the low 30's, when I missed two in a row. So then I was up to five wrong and was really panicking. On #39, it was a question that I had no idea and I missed it. So now I had one more question to go and I HAD to get it right. Luckily it was super easy so I ended up passing, annoying kid and all.