Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Like this locker style piece of furniture. I'd really love to have 4 of these in my entryway. I know, first I need an entryway, but those are just details. Normally, this simple piece is $639, but right now it's on sale for $599. Hold on while I do the math... $600 (rounding up) plus 4 equals $2400. Ya, plus shipping, tax and that ever so pesky 'handling', I'm sure I'm looking a lot closer to $3000.
Well, Ana, over at www.knockoffwood.blogspot.com has the complete plans for a ton of furniture products from companies like Pottery Barn. In fact, she has this locker style one too! All plans, all measurements, all for you for FREE! She even suggests you going to Home Depot and having them make ALL of the cuts for you. That's right, no table saw needed!
Now, I only need to pick an easy one to start with and find some more of that spare time I mentioned earlier.
Friday, January 15, 2010
School started back up for me while I was gone so I missed a full week of classes. Not smart. I'm pretty much up to date in one of my classes but the other one, I'm not.
To top it off, yesterday I came down with a pretty nasty cold. It's mostly in my throat and it is painful!
More very bad news: my Flip video camera broke!!! In New York too, so I couldn't take any videos while I was there. Not happy about that one. It's just in the battery compartment. the little part that one end of the battery sits on is missing. I don't even remember it falling or breaking off.
AND.... my printer is broken too!!! I use a printer at least 4 times a week for work and school. It keeps telling me I have a printer jam and I know I don't. That, along with the funny noise its making, means I am in trouble!!
Ok, I'm done with the pity part...
On a much happier note: Jacob started piano lessons last night. He has already taught himself how to play O Christmas Tree, Silent Night and other Christmas songs. (I'd show it to you but my video camera is broken!)
Maya and Jason are busy with basketball. Jason is coaching Maya's team this year again and let me tell you... the difference in ability between 4th graders and 5th graders is amazing. There are a lot of talented girls on this team!
Molly will be starting soccer very soon. The last time she played, she was 3 years old, so this will be a new experience for her. I'm so excited for her to play but not too excited about being out in the cold and rain again!!! I have class every Saturday so I do hope that I will get to her games.
Macey is in between sports right now. Basketball is over and Bethel Rec soccer sign ups are right now so we just have to wait for practices to start.
So we're all pretty busy, but its a good busy. Like I said earlier, I'm happy to be home!
Monday, January 11, 2010
this is the door handle at the NBA store. Everyone seemed to have revolving doors and this was the most clever one we saw.
Made out of legos!
I never thought of Jason as a short person!
You had to be there to appreciate this one!
St. Patrick's at night. Even prettier than during the day.
The Rockefeller tree.
Our pretzel, purchased in Battery Park. It was almost unbearable how cold it was down here by the water. The guy that sold these to us tried to rip us off. The sign on his cart said, 'pretzel $2'. then he tried to charge us $6 for 2. When Jason said something, he said, "Oh, I don't have the $2 pretzels today". BS. We called him on it and he gave us them for the price on his sign.
This made us laugh. This is a shot of the drive into the city. Each one of these buildings is owned by Mr. D. Trump. They are all apartment buildings. First one is called Trump, second one is called Trump, third one is called Trump... you get the idea.
Well,that is our trip. I had a FANTASTIC time but was so happy to be home.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Jason, outside of the new Yankee Stadium. It must have been 19 degrees that day, with freezing winds blowing which made it much colder! The snow was coming down lightly too.
This was the beginning of day 2. It was about 10 degrees colder on this day. FREEZING!!
I thought this daycare center was pretty cool looking.
never saw David Letterman.
This picture was taken on Jan. 1st. The morning after the big New Years Eve party. If you look closely you'll see that someone threw up all over the window of this police car!