Friday, March 30, 2007

Hi... I'm Winni...

I like to sit in the yard, and watch ants.
My mom told me that she started this blog. I'm not sure what that is, but she is doing some laundry right now, so I thought I'd drop in to say hi.

She took this picture of me while I was practicing my yoga. I'm working on my lotus pose, but I think I'm a bit off center.

It was the ants fault. I'll keep practicing my concentration.

Well, that's all for now. I'm going to play in the yard. My dad just got home, so maybe he will throw me some sticks and then I will eat them.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Progress on the house...

In case you don't know, David and I are renovating our house, and getting ready to put on an addition. David bought the house in 2001 and started renovating it soon after. With all of the renovations, the exterior looked a little busy with brick, vinyl siding and wooden siding. To remedy this, we decided to paint the whole exterior.

Since everyone loves a before and after, I have two. The before pictures were taken soon after he purchased it and the afters were taken today.

You can click for a larger view, but this is the front view.

And here's the back.

Paint Colors:
Main House: Behr Sweet Georgia Brown
Trim: Rustoleum Black Semi-Gloss
Doors: Glidden Cranberry Zing

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Does knitting fiction count as an FO?

I'm going to keep track of the books that I read this year. I'm terrible about reading a book and then picking it up a few years later and starting it again. NO MORE!! I shall log them here, with a mini-review. There will be another post later to list what I've read up to now, but one step at a time.

Title: The Friday Night Knitting Club
Author: Kate Jacobs
Pages: 340
Rating: ****

Pros: chick lit while dealing with real interpersonal dynamics (illness, interracial families, reconciling with estranged friends), characters seemed very believable

Cons: no patterns (save a garter scarf), predictable in parts

Favorite parts: James' mother telling him that he hand picked which of her rules to follow, using obedience as an excuse for his behavior toward Georgia; Dakota's baking, Georgia's entrepreneurship and Anita's working all ignored the stereotypical rolls of child, business owner, senior citizen

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy Spring (Break)!

Some of you may be on Spring Break this week. I'm not. In fact, I'm on the way to work with the worst case of hayfever ever. Anyway, David (my husband) is taking this week off. He and the dogs spent some time in the yard on Monday. Sure wish I was staying home too.

I'm off Thursday and Friday. Perhaps there will playing in the yard and progress on the house. I'll let y'all know later.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Not my mother's journal...

My mother keeps a journal every year. In it she records the minutia daily life. What I had for dinner before my first day of school (fried chicken and mashed potatoes) or what I did for my 11th birthday (a scavenger hunt for 11 prizes that ended at Vulcan Park). I love it, but am totally unable (read no discipline) to do it myself.

Instead, I will try to keep this blog. I won't bore you with what's for dinner (unless its really cool), but I'll chronicle some of my minutia (crafts, dogs, home renovations, etc).

Just to start out, here's a picture of the sunset from the back patio at our house. I took it during February at the Superbowl party.