Thursday, May 21, 2009

A couple of pictures to share while I'm watching The Fashion Show. First off, some babies! They slept sweetly in the yard for several hours Saturday morning. They weren't much bigger than Lillers.


Then, the Rhody parade. I got a sunburn while judging the floats - Sequim's was beautiful. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it. But, it was gorgeous. I do have a bunch of pictures of the motorcycle drill team! The best one - for seeing what they do - is out of focus, but I'm showing you anyway.

I also have a picture of these funny guys! Evergreen Fitness - they were so happy to be there. Endorphins, you know.

The local favorite: The Lawnchair Drill Team! They're awesome! Unfortunately, I didn't get to see their show, but they did walk by in snake formation.

I made some new friends during the parade and got a bunch of hugs from people I already know. It was a great day!

Today at the gas station, I met a couple people who are bicycling around the world. They started in 2003, and have about a year longer to go. They didn't stay long in PT - they were heading straight for the ferry. I wish them well!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fun stuff!

Let's take a break from all the soul-searching and switch to some cute cards! First up, my Mother's Day card for (get this!) my MOM!

Next, an all occasion card for a friend. It's flat, it's square, and it's already in the mail!

Another all occasion card - are you loving the car stereo backdrop? We had a super sunny day today, so I took advantage of it and got some pictures in natural light!

And finally, a baby card for a friend of mine who is expecting a boy... I especially like the way this one turned out. I used colored pencils, smoothed with Gamsol, and the red strip was stamped with versamark. Cute, eh? Inside it says: welcome.

It's Rhody week, and the carnival started tonight. Went after work with a few co-workers and was nearly enticed to break my lifelong ban on portable rides - they looked like so much fun. Here's a pretty kids ride!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Questions than Answers

I've said it before, and I'm thinking it again: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we got some sort of a document from God that outlines where we'll be at each stage in our life? Like: At 28, merryheathre will question everything, but that's okay because then she'll figure it out when she least expects it. Or something. I know that God has a plan for my life, but I'd really like to make sure I haven't totally messed it up. And also, I'd like to know what's next.

I've been thinking about God's will a lot because I've decided that I shouldn't keep complaining about something without DOING something about it. So, I have the opportunity to get a weekend apartment near an active, young church and I really think I'd like to do it. At the same time, that will be, in effect, the first step to me moving away from the place I've called home for nearly four years, and people that I truly love at this church. I only planned to be here for four years, but my work is going pretty well, and I'm a little bit scared of the prospect of change. There's this little voice saying "What if you go somewhere else and hate it? What if this is as good as it gets?"

After church a woman told me that when she makes a decision between two options, she picks the one that she believes will bring her into a closer relationship with God, then trusts that God will prevent it from happening if she was wrong. I hope that this will be true for me.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Garage Voice and Seth Martin

This weekend was pretty quiet and uneventful until yesterday afternoon, when Garage Voice came to town. (Or, the Garage Band Boys, as mom calls them.) They played at the Boiler Room, and while there was not a huge crowd, it was a good show, and the people who were there LOVED it. They let me tag along and afterward we had Thai food - delish!

They opened with a jam and basically everyone there joined in - then Garage Voice & Seth Martin took turns playing. They both played a lot of new stuff, and they were both quite good. Okay, they were great.

The Boiler Room is this place for young people to hang out and there was a girl there working on Calculus homework, so I read it over her shoulder and felt like I was getting some studying done! Bonus!

So, the Garage Band Boys are now on twitter and they're totally excited about it. Also, one of the people who works at Khu Larb - looks like I may have to consider joining up... I'll definitely keep you posted, and I may have to cave and get a better phone... We'll see.

Old News

Well, last weekend was quite possibly one of the busiest times of my life, and I loved it! It started right after work on Friday - Firefly and I met up for some craft supply shopping and "the last supper". (Firefly moved Sunday. Tear.) I got this really cool stuff called Gamsol that smooths out colored pencils so that they blend and look almost watercolor-y. We had dinner at Siren's - definitely the best food in town.

Sabbath morning I made Mickey Mouse waffles (the Mickey waffle iron was a gift from my Grandma a long time ago) with strawberries and whipped cream for Firefly and her husband. Plus we had some tots and stripples and Simply Orange pulp free. Basically, at that point I could have never eaten again, but...

I caught the ferry over to Seattle!

There, I met Lisa and Tompaul and we headed over to U Village for some really tasty mexican food and a bit of browsing in the Barnes & Noble. We were killing time until the Improv started at Greenlake Church. Their theme was monsters, so we did our best to help out.

I was so proud, they actually used one of my suggestions (squawk like a chicken), but the best skit was one where the actors can't move themselves - there's a second person moving their hands, feet, etc. Quite funny.

After a LATE ferry back to PT, I got up early for the Rhody Ride - saw some cute kids out for bikes rides with their parents. Then, helped Firefly move, then hung out with some other really cute kids!

Busy, but I finally caught up on sleep on Wednesday...