I'm done with the spring semester and I came out with some pretty good grades so I consider it a success. I'm still unsure of my summer employment and it's getting down to the wire so I have to find something quick. Hopefully things will turn out ok. I also need to learn how to drive stick shift.. I just get so frustrated! Hopefully that will work out as well.
I spent memorial weekend up in Crivitz building a deck.. it was my first time building a deck, well, pretty much my first time building anything that matters. I went up with my Dad and we had a pretty good time. The deck is almost complete, we did the entire foundation and now all that needs to be done is putting the floorboards on top. There is no electricity up there (or running water or plumbing or heat) so we couldn't bring a saw to properly cut the floorboards. So those will have to wait. Overall it was a success. Northern Wisconsin is really beautiful and I hope to get up there more often this summer, work hours and gas prices permitting. There is so much to see and do, it's really a great place. My dad can be a real jerk sometimes but I still love him! He doesn't like hippies, democrats or socialists and blames all problems on them. I guess it's not much different than democrats blaming everything on republicans so I just laugh it off and say, "Ok dad.." and I would never tell him that I am all about socialism!
I am working a couple extra hours during the week by walking Lola, the stupid family dog ,so that helps alleviate a small portion my financial woes. I enjoy it because I get the exercise that I need and I get extra money doing it. It would be more enjoyable if she was a good dog but she's very naughty. I think she's actually mentally challenged, honestly.. what normal dog would eat asphalt and rocks? Oh well, only a couple more weeks.
I haven't done anything crafty lately and for some reason don't have a lot of motivation. I have a lot of great patterns that I want to make but I always feel like I don't have the right fabric to do it. I did make my mom a neat fabric grocery bag and she liked it, I think. I really want a more heavy duty sewing machine. Mine is great and all but it doesn't handle layers of fabric at all. I'm thinking about pulling out my ol trusty blue kenmore, that thing would sew through anything. I think it's because my new one is fancy electronic so it's just a big baby. I also need to clean up my sewing room, it's a total disaster. During finals I let it go like crazy, it's become a giant garbage pile. I think that will be my project for tomorrow.
Oh yeah, two weekends ago my brother Tim came to my house and we had a really good time. We went to the museum to see the Body Worlds exhibit and it was pretty cool. If anyone is debating whether or not to go I'd say go ahead and do it, it was really neat. We also went out to dinner. I need to make it out to madison soon, they have a Red Panda at their zoo that I would really love to see.
That's all I've got to say for now!
Life Lesson #8- This one may seen obvious but if you are going on a trip remember to bring, if you have the space; a tweezers, finger nail clipper, a pair of scissors, and a lighter. Of course don't forget your other essentials but I have found these four things sooo useful on all of my little road trips I have taken!