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I hit my head twice!

In Countdown on August 14, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

I started to track the times I’ve hit my head (hard!) here in an effort to document what I’m sure will be a future medical condition. Then I magically stopped hitting my head.

Until now….

We have a towel hanger inside our shower. I’m not sure why, since it gets soaked every time we take a shower. But it likes to assault the top of my head when I bend down and thenĀ  the side of my head when I straighten up.

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day 3

In Countdown on August 3, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , , ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!).

Day 3 Assembled a pub table!

Start Time – 6:46pm

End Time– 7:14pm

We had free bar stools, but nothing to do with them. So I found a pub table on clearance at Target that we can use in the kitchen or bring out to our mudroom if we want to get some outdoors in rainy or cooler weather.

Before: Box taking up a corner of the kitchen.

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day Two

In Countdown on August 3, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , , ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!).

Day 2 Attended a workshop at the Newark Museum about teaching the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) of the Civil War.

Start Time – 12:o0 (noon. am or pm?)

End Time– 4:30pm

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30 Day Challenge: What is it?

In Countdown on August 3, 2011 by Edelweiss

Challenge: Spend 30 minutes every day for 30 days either making something prettier or admiring and learning about something pretty.

Ok – so I was first learned about the 30 Day Challenge from Mighty Girl who is embracing the challenge in a really awesome way with 30 days of fun.

Being a dork, I immediately started reading up about it and watched this TED talk.

I am the queen of getting obsessed with hobbies or the idea of hobbies and then leaving half-finished projects all over the place. My grandpa was the same way. Growing up every other room had some woodworking project, half-installed door or something else going on. I remember when I started sleeping over there a lot, he set up this whole special area for me to use in their bedroom with a big Barbie Ice Cream Shoppe and decorations and shelves. Then my bed ended up being a piece of foam on some wood with a brand-new yellow quilt. It was made with love and I loved it back…but sometimes I still wish I had inherited a finishing gene from someone else.

And I definitely rocked that side ponytail

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30 Day Challenge: Make Things Pretty: Day One

In Countdown on August 2, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , ,

Every day for the next 30 days I’ll spend at least 30 minutes making something prettier (or admiring beauty and therefore making my mind pretty!). I’ll write about what this is and why tomorrow. But I really want the first post to be the first of the month. And it’s late and I’m tired and I’ve recently gotten into watching Cheers re-runs.

So. Day 1 Walrus and I unpacked the lingering boxes (except the last “decorations box”).

Start Time – 6:30ish

End Time– 7:45ish

Boxes and clutter lying around:

Jeb confused by the new landscape:

Then we took the cats outside in time to catch the end of the fireflies. A stray walked by and tried to work out who/what they are. And we enjoyed the moment.

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I hit my head

In Countdown on July 28, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

alot.

I’m going to start tracking it here in case it results in early onset memory loss.

This freezer handle is a frequent culprit.