Monday, November 22, 2010

Remember the last time I blogged?

I don't....just thought I would check and make sure blogger hadn't chucked my blog in the bin.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Do you believe in magic?

Yesterday I deposited a check into my bank account through my iPhone!!!!!! How crazy is that?! I took a picture of the front and back of the check and the magic person in my phone read the check and put it in my bank account! Crazy!!!!!!! Way to go Chase!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Something I love....

...pets with people names. I don't know why but I find great joy in meeting an animal with a human name. I had a cat named Bernard, another one named Norman and we had a dog named Ben. ALL GREAT NAMES! I tried to get my mom to name our newest cat Kevin....what did her and my niece end up naming him? "Kitty"....not nearly as good as Kevin. I'm just saying.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

4 days!

My fellowship in Iowa ends in 4 days! I can't believe how fast the time has gone it's crazy! I am really going to miss this job. I will admit that Ames is not the most exciting of places but there is something to be said for having fantastic people to work with. It makes all the difference.

Anyway I leave on Saturday to go back to Texas. I think this fellowship has been the beginning of good things for me. Hopefully I'm right.

Monday, July 05, 2010

A bit of good news

Well last week I got an email saying I have an interview with the Derry & Raphoe Diocesan Library Project....this is the place I've been to twice to work for free in Northern Ireland. This time I'm interviewing for a 1 year position that is paid! Imagine! Anyway, the interview is on the 16th so I will keep you posted.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Speciality Blogs

So my boss has a food blog called Midwestern Exposure, Annalise has a kick ass food blog And Now For Something Completely Delicious.....maybe I need a specialty blog of some sort. The questions is what could I blog about? I realize this would knock my total number of blogs up to 3, but still it would be nice to have a very focused blog. One where the main theme remains the same. The only thing I can come up with right not is to do a bookbinding blog, but I don't think I do enough of that to constitute a whole blog. Anyway, this is just something I've been thinking about....that and ice cream. Think I'll go get some of that......maybe I could write a blog devoted to tacos, that could even be the title.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

1 for the price of 2!

So I admit I'm not one of those grocery shoppers who stares intently at the little checkout screen carefully monitoring the scanning of each and every item. I'm that annoying person on the phone or the person explaining how that bunch of green stuff is cilantro not flat parsley. Well as I was looking though my receipt on the bus on my way home today and was surprised to see I had been charged twice for my Jif Peanut Butter & Honey peanut butter! I mean in the grand scale paying an extra $2.22 isn't the end of the world but now I'm wondering how often this happens? Every time I go to the store? Half the time? Either way this adds up to many jars of peanut butter I'm paying for and not eating! And I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER! Anyway, maybe not I will pay closer attention...hopefully.

Friday, June 25, 2010


So there are all these ads for the new MTV "TJ" as in Twitter Jockey....seriously?! They are going to pay some lucky jerk $100,000 to tweet like a mother all year long! AM I the only one who thinks that's crazy?!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Killin' time

So I have a lot of time these days....maybe too much time. Last night I probably spent about two hours perusing etsy stores. Here are some of my finds so far.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

She-Ra Workout

So my roommate has been doing the Men's Health "Spartacus" workout. I think I found the women's equivalent today...on accident. Hopefully I don't pay for it too dearly tomorrow. From now on I will be calling the Women's Health "endurance workout" the She-Ra Workout. Remember She-Ra? She was the Princess of Power, said to be the most powerful woman in the universe. If I had the strength to do this even three times a week I might be half the woman She-Ra was, you could call me She-Sti, or Shish-kum-ba, or just Kristi whatever you want.

I would put a link to said workout but as I found out tonight half the links on the Women's Health website are broken....lame! It is in their magazine out right now that is just workouts if you are really interested. Basically I ended up doing sprints, jogging, walking, chasses, grapevines, push-ups, crunches, running up bleachers, I'm tired just thinking about it. She-Ra here I come!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Something New

Something new! Two girls where I'm working were talking about this etsy store they are in love with. The store is called 3dots, you can look at it too if you go here. I bought this little birdie because I thought he was too cute to pass up. It was hard to choose, but he was the winner. I can't wait for him to arrive!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

My Gnomies

I went to Reiman Gardens today and saw lots of garden gnomes! Here are some of my favorites!

This guy is the largest concrete gnome in America!

I think this one looks like Harry Potter.

And a butterfly gnome!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Where are you spin pin?!

Seriously I saw ONE commercial for these babies and wanted them.....yes I know I am a serious marketing victim. At least I am aware of this. Anyway, the promise of being able to put my hair up with one little contraption that is less damaging than my usual hair tie was VERY enticing. So much so that I went out looking for this thing. I went to several Targets, 2 Walmarts, a Walgreens.....basically anywhere I go that has an isle with hair ties and bobby pins gets a once over. Several weeks later and I am still not the proud owner of this thing! Everywhere I look there are all these bobby pins and hair ties and one empty space with a little tag that says "NEW ITEM" and a blank hook where they used to be. Come on people! Get with it! Restock those babies! There's a sucker a'waitin'!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Reindeer Bones!

Today we had a workshop on how to make our own bonefolders from reindeer bones! So I took this bone

And turned it into this mini bonefolder!

These are some our teacher made....they are so pretty!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Well it's day 5 in Ames, Iowa. So far so good. I have attended a 4 day conference on photograph conservation that blew my mind. Who knew there were a million photo processes! Well now I do. Today is my first day of real work so it's nice to be surrounded by things I know about. I will keep you posted....if I have any readers left :)

Location:Morrill Rd,Ames,United States

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I got mail!

I got a package from Annalise today! It was filled with lots of yummy goodies! Thank you!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cap 10K!

Well Jackie and I did it! We both completed the Cap10 10K run in Austin last weekend! Jackie actually had me write the following message on the back of her bib "Hi my name is Jackie. If I drop please call 555-555-5555 and ask for Martin Cummings." I also wrote "see back for emergency instructions" on the front of her bib just in case people didn't know to look on the back. Luckily the instructions were unnecessary :)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Things I have been up to

I bought the fabric with the big circles and flowers in Derry and brought it home to make a it is so far.

I have been working on this book about dragons. Full leather cover and leather onlays in the shape of a dragon tail.

I helped Kate and Jenna make "swaps" for Kate's girl scout troop.

Jackie and I went to a kite festival in was awesome.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I hate that dog!

So there's this blue heeler (a really ugly dog) that I have had a few runins with. By runins I mean to say that it runs after me growling and barking and bearing his teeth when I jog by. This has happened three times now. Usually he comes after me as I go by his house except today he ran all the way across his property and came at me from behind and my music was so loud I didn't hear him until he was right behind me. So I screamed and he came closer then without thinking I turned and screamed at him "get the $&!@ away from me!" that got him to leave....luckily my dad wasn't outside to hear that little gem. Sheesh!