Saturday, June 30, 2007


I cancelled my account and apparently there were images from my blogged still linking to the server for that site. Ooops. It's for previous posts and my header so I'm not going to worry about it for now. I plan to overhaul the look for this blog anyway, but I apologize for things not showing up if you're surfing into the archives.

Friday, June 29, 2007

New Project

I used to write in journals almost every day. Up until a few years ago I'd usually finish a blank journal in a year. I've slacked big time and it's been on my mind lately to start up again. I thought maybe one reason I haven't done it so much lately is because my current journal is really hard to write in. It doesn't lay flat, which I think is totally annoying when you want to write a lot. So, I've decided to try using the computer and typing out my entries in snazzy designed pages created by me :) Then, every 6 months or every year I'll print them all out and bind them into a book. What do you think? I found a program that will create imposition layouts for me. That was the one thing that made it seem to daunting a task at first. Mine won't be nearly as complicated as the one shown on Wikepedia, but having to figure out how to match up pages for printing when you have over 10 can be a big pain. I will post some page designs as I get them done and of course pics of the books when they are bound. It will be a slow, ongoing project but I think it will give me the incentive to start writing again.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Pictures . . . finally!

It's been awhile since I posted pictures. This is where we went camping this past weekend. Isn't is amazing? I couldn't believe how beautiful the lake was (Cliff Lake) and how clear the water was. If you block out the mountains and trees you'd almost think you were in the tropics! I posted these pics on our Man, Woman, Dog, House site as well. We had a great time camping with our friends. Weekends like that are what makes living out here so great. It took us an hour and a half, maybe two to get there, pitched a tent, set up a campfire and just relaxed. I am still getting used to sleeping in the wilderness though and didn't sleep too well on Friday. It was sooooo quiet and I'm used to having a fan on and earplugs in (Jim snores). It was great, although 2 days with no shower is about as long as I can stand. Actually, the only thing that starts to bug me is having my hands and face be so dirty. I hate the feeling of dirty hands, it drives me crazy. Anyhow . . . these pics are to lure my friends and family out for a visit :) I miss you all.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Fun stuff

I just got the latest Liquid Treat and it profiles a couple of great blog/sites. One called "Obsessive Consumption" was started by a shopaholic who began creating illustrations of her credit card statements and selling them to pay off the minimum balance. What a great idea! I love people who take the ordinary and make it interesting. The other is a woman who made a list of 101 things she wants to accomplish and has given herself 1001 days to do so. It's called "Daily Guilt". The set up is great because along the left side of the blog she has crossed off the ones she has completed, but you can still go back and read the post. Great stuff. I wish my blog was that interesting.

New job!

I have accepted a position with Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply in Bozeman to start July 9. I am really excited about this new opportunity. It is with their internal marketing department and I'll be working on anything from ads to in-store signage to possibly new product packaging. The women I met with are super cool and I think this is a great next step for my career. Also, no more commute :) Which is somewhat hard for me to grasp since I've commuted for my entire professional career so far. I'll be 5mins from work! Crazy!

Sorry for the lack of pictures lately. We went camping this weekend at a really awesome lake and I got some good pics that I'll try to post this week.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lucinda Williams in Bozeman

We went to see Lucinda Williams last night at the Emerson Theater in Bozeman. I thought it was a good show. She is super talented. Her lyrics and songwriting have this simplicity to them that I love. It kind of takes you back. I've seen her before when I lived in Chicago and last night made me miss that music scene. I saw a lot of great shows when I was living there and there was almost always a show worth seeing every weekend. I miss that.

She has a new album out that is pretty good, however "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" still remains my favorite. I think I can say I love every song on that one.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blue lobster?

I did not know that a blue lobster could even exist. Look at that color? It's so cool I just had to post the pic. The way nature creates colors sometimes blows my mind.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Hello. I have decided that as of July 1, 2007 will no longer exist. I will instead be directing people to this blog for the time being as I re-evaluate my career and freelance work, etc. Please come back to the blog often as I hope to keep it up to date on progress. Thanks to all who have visited in the last two years or so.


Friday, June 08, 2007


So, I think I'm becoming a bit of a blog addict. There are sooooo many, many awesome sites out there. I just came across one today for a mag that sounds totally awesome. Most of you crafties probably already know about it, it's called ReadyMade. I think I might have to subscribe . . . although it could be totally bad for my already insatiable craft addiction. I've added a link to my list. Check it out sometime.

I've also added a link to our new family blog. We're having fun with the house and Bill and are trying to keep our friends and family up to speed with what we're up to. It's called "Man, woman, dog, house".

Check it.