Archive for April, 2010


It’s been a pretty uneventful week around here, just consisting of school and work for the most part.

I’ve had a little bit of free time to work on projects, though, and I’m happy to share that I’m 23 squares into the afghan!  :oD  I’m starting to wonder how long it’ll take to sew them all together..

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We finished painting!  We finished painting!  Hooray!  I am so in love.

Alright, so we only mostly finished painting.  The moulding is still green..soon to be white.  I am in love anyways.

This past weekend was fantastic.  My friend Anthony came to visit us!  Purdue was having its annual Springfest, so we headed over to campus to check it out.  All of the different departments were out in tents selling food and hanging out.  Fun times.  We also went to check out the community garage sale at River Knits.  (Yes, I actually dragged poor Anthony to a yarn shop.  But, to be fair, he bought more yarn than I did!)  I won’t know until next week how many of my things sold, but I scored some awesome deals on a skein each of Jitterbug and TOFUtsies:

And as the perfect end to a great weekend, I finished my Sockhead Hat.  :o)

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Motivated by the leethal 24 hour Make-a-Long and the promise of a visit from an old friend, Dave and I finally decided that this weekend was high time to rid ourselves of the hideous green paint covering our living room/dining room walls.

Friday night, we prepared for our adventure with several paint cards from Home Depot.  We were so ready.  Or so we thought.

As it turns out, picking a color is actually the most difficult part of painting a room.  (Who knew?)  We thought that we were doing really well!  The paint was looking amazing, especially compared to the grossness of the flat green..  By the time we realized how vast the difference between our perception and the actual color of the wall was, we’d already painted a little more than half of the room.  Pink.

Ohhhhh yeah.  So after numerous trips to Home Depot and a weekend full of work, all we have to show is mostly pink walls with green trim and five color samples hanging out in various places around the room.  Great!

Dave will be picking up our new color of choice (a lovely brown much closer to what we had envisioned..it doesn’t really show so well in that picture) tomorrow on his way home from work, and my week of studying and tests will now be accented with home improvement.  :o)  Can’t any of these damn house projects be easy?

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Living in Tucson, I always felt pretty bummed that I didn’t get a real fall season.  Until this past week, though, I had completely forgotten how exciting a real spring can be!

I am so struck by the beauty of everything coming back to life on campus that I’ve actually begun to carry my camera with me again.

It seems as though the drastic seasonal change has also brought some SCIENCE! along with the flowers.  :o)  Just last week, I started taking some measurements in the lab.  Damn, does it feel good to be productive.  Classes and lit review alone were getting really tiresome.  This really seems like this is the start of my research, and that is a great feeling.

Oh!  And I’m up to 18 squares..

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