Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Sun Came Out Today, But Only For a Moment

 
 
Today has not been a very good day.
In fact I've been a little down all week.
Anyone know any good jokes?

Those new headbands are now available at the shop.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I Haven't Worn Pants For 2 Weeks


Just skirts, dresses, leggings and tights.
It feels awesome.
This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin
Tried to reach deep but you couldn't get in
Now you're outside me
You see all the beauty
Repent all your sin
It's nothing but time and a face that you lose
I chose to feel it and you couldn't choose
I'll write you a postcard
I'll send you the news
From a house down the road from real love...
 Live through this, and you won't look back...
Live through this, and you won't look back...
Live through this, and you won't look back...


I'm only a couple years late on loving the band Stars.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here it is...

Sorry for the confusion. Moving to Charlotte would be nice, we are actually going to be moving to.....


Arkansas.


Why the tears? Well I don't like Arkansas. We used to go there to visit family. It's not my family I don't like, or the people of Arkansas. I've just had some stinky memories there. 
Twelve year old Rachael once vowed to never return.

We found out last night and I just kept saying, "No, you are joking me. No, No NOOOOO!"
Taylor's boss heard me over the phone.

I immediately called my mom. I told her through tears that we were going to move to Arkansas in a month. Both her and my dad started laughing. 

Then my mom cheered me up.

It's time to replace those stinky memories with good ones.

Arkansas deserves another chance.
After all, it will only be for four months.

So I've been waiting all day to change the subject.
Waiting all day to share my newest creations.

Here they are.

Tiny paintings.
Framed for hanging,
not on a wall...
but around your neck!


Big News

I'm getting ready for the big long drive to Charlotte.
I like to keep Taylor company on the long drives.

We found out where we are moving.

 And

Remember This Post?
Well I finally have it done and pictured.

But
I will just be gone all day.

Come back tonight for the details.

Oh and I'm not too excited about the location.
I may or may not have cried.
 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Don't Burst My Bubble

These pictures don't have to do with anything.
Or maybe they do.
Maybe they mean I can't manage my time properly. 







I now have a blog button. Up there in the little right hand corner? 
See it?
You can have it! 

I Looooove when I'm Right!

 Captain Alaska and I were out shopping at our favorite stores. 
Rachael = Michaels
Captain = Best Buy

We decided to go out to dinner. We recently found a new place. 
Taylor though it was in Raleigh.
20 minutes away from where we were.

He found it in the GPS and so we hopped in the car. 
We get to the restaurant and it had been closed down! 
I said, "This isn't the one we went to."
Captain insisted it was.

I point out that there is an art store across the street and a chocolate store right next door to this one.
The one we went to didn't have any chocolate stores close by.
Captain said I just didn't notice the first time.

Riiiiggghhtt..
Me not notice chocolate and art stores?

Anyways we got into an argument about if this was the store we went to the first time. 
Our GPS could only find one. 

I'm stubborn.
We both are.
Our conversation was like this.
"I am right! YOU are wrong!! Stop arguing with me!"
"The one we went to had a bigger parking lot!"
"You just don't remember!!"

We were both getting a little mad.

Well I did some research, (cause I knew I was right. )
I found the restaurant.
Back by Michaels and Best Buy.

Captain was still convinced that he was right until:
We pulled up.
Walked into the resteraunt.
Saw familiar employees.

He finally said, "You were right."
I danced a little. Then I got it in writing.

Childish?
Yes.
Immature? 
Yes indeed.
It was very funny though. 
I gloated and danced and bragged alllllll night.
Then I bought him some of his favorite candy.
You know, to help him feel better.

Going on crazy journeys to prove who is right and who is wrong isn't all I've been up to.
I have had some BIG custom projects.

I like custom orders.
They keep me on my toes.
Sometimes it seems I knit the same thing over and over again.

These last two projects have been very different from what I normally do.

First is a 16X20 painting.
Definitely not my normal style of painting.
But sometimes that's just what you need right
This was a Valentine's Gift.
Her boyfriend is a break dancer, 
and she wanted her boyfriend's breakdance name to be in the background.
This reminded me of my brother in law. 
I thought he would probably like this.
 



Next was a scarf.
Scarves take so long! 
But the owner of this scarf was very patient with me.
I even learned a new stitch for this one.
This scarf is every light and delicate.
Made with silk and alpaca yarn.




Well if all goes well I should have some NEW things for the shop this weekend!
Wouldn't that be nice?

Oh and we have had this fella hanging around our back porch. 
 
Charming isn't he?
He is Measle's new friend. 
That is what he looks like all the time. 
He meows like a human pretending to meow.

Still no news on where we move to next. 
Sorry for getting your hopes up.
Mine were up too.
I secretly think it will be Chicago too!

















Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sill Waiting...


We are still waiting to find out where we move to next.
It was supposed to be decided three days ago, but there was some problem. 
So we keep waiting. (Not-so-patiently) 
It could be anywhere! Any of the 50 states, maybe even Canada.
It's funny, we have no idea, no hints, not even 5 states where we think we might go or
one state that it will probably be. 
It is very exciting. Where do you think we will go? 

Until it is announced I will be knitting my hands off, I seem to have fallen behind..

Monday, February 15, 2010

♥ B E M I N E ♥

This Valentine's Day is the first Valentine's Day that Taylor and I have gotten to celebrate alone.
Last year our house was always packed with Taylor's friends, their friend's and the neighborhood kids. All day and all night, our house was always occupied. It's partially due to the fact that we had a 50 inch TV screen and a lot of video games.

Lets just say last Valentine's Day was not a good one. Sitting on the floor of my own house waiting around for video games to be over so that I could go out to dinner isn't a happy memory at all.

Valentine's Day is very special to me. It's the day Taylor proposed to me, and I like to celebrate that.
Taylor learned from last years disaster.

This Valentine's Day was much better.

"Just tea for two,
And two for tea,
Just me for you,
And you for me."

Taylor promised me a couple of months ago he would have a tea party with me.
Of course I went all out.
I even bought a new skirt for the occasion.
This is probably my favorite skirt ever.
Taylor complimented it over and over.
I bought it from Priscilla Dawn
Please check out her shop.
She makes the cutest doll like dresses!!

After tea time Taylor took me on a surprise trip to a nearby lake.


Taylor redeemed himself.
Later we went out to a movie and to dinner,
where Taylor learned the hard way about the importance of reservations.
I forgive him, he is still pretty new to this.


Now I'm sitting on the couch.
There is a meeting going on 2000 miles away,
About where we will move to next.
Mowgli is wagging his tail in his sleep.
I'm waiting for a very exciting phone call.
I'll keep you posted.



Hot Dog!

Check out this cute red/pup related treasury that Mowgli's little hat has been featured in!
 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just a little Retail Therapy

I have many collections. Tea sets, acorns, polished rocks, buttons, incense burners and vintage scarves to name a few. My most impressive collection? Shoes and Clothes. I've had the same "random-I'll-wear-just-about-anything-style" since my sophomore year of high school and I haven't grown since then. I hardly ever throw out clothing. I figure I can always alter then later. So this collection is quite massive and takes up more than 2 closets.

I've lived without this collection for almost a year now.

Last March Captain Alaska got a new job, we were to move to California for 4 months. We didn't have much space, so I was only able to bring about 1/4 of this collection.

4 month later Taylor was given the opportunity to work in North Carolina. We had even less space. I had to leave almost all of my clothes!  I'll go ahead and embarrass myself, I cried a bit. 

I've was only able to bring 2 pairs of shoes! 2! 

This morning I woke up to a blanket of fresh snow and a huge box full of new clothes waiting at my doorstop.
Purchased just for me. From me. To make me feel better. I will figure out how to get them to our new home.. don't you worry.  
New shirt, new jeans, 2 new pairs of shoes, 2 new hats and a new dress, all for me. 
Here is just one outfit.
You'll see the rest in time, I'm sure.

 
Uh-Oh, where is my wallet?
 
Laughing about the above picture.

 I can't think of an appropriate caption.

I asked Captain Alaska to take me to the store so I could buy eggs.
(I hate driving, especially when there is snow around) 
He did. 
 I asked him to wait in the car to keep it warm for me. 
He didn't. 
He followed me around. Which wasn't part of my plan. 
I was trying to buy him some Valentine goodies. 
I tried to send him on various quests.. 
He wouldn't go. 
I finally said to him,
"Look, I'm trying to surprise you for Valentines. Beat it.
He laughed because he knew the whole time. 
We laughed really hard and he gave me a kiss and we picked out candy together.


Can't wait for tomorrow.

Monday, February 8, 2010

High Hopes

Tried to have a little fun with the camera.
Tried to paint just a little.
Resulted in paint all over myself.
Mowgli doesn't make a very good nurse.
Plus he has stinky chihuahua farts.

Wednesday I will be all better.

I will go play in the sun and the trees.
Taylor and I discussed this.
I'm a tree person.
I love trees,
Nature makes me happy.
Staying cooped up inside makes me sad.

Wednesday I will be all better.
No more cranberry juice,
No more antibiotics,
No more pills.

Sunshine Fun-time.
Promise.