Sunday, September 5, 2010

September 5th

So I guess fall is really here. I miss summer. But a part of me is looking forward to the new adventures that autumn holds.

My sister and brother came over today with their kids for a little labor day BBQ. It was fun to spend a little time with my immediate family. Extended family get togethers usually aren't as much fun..
This is my oldest niece, Jocelyn. Everyone comments on how much she looks like her good ol Aunt Angie. ;) I had a ton of fun today teaching her some  Korean words. She liked 'milk' (oo yoo), 'pretty' (yeppo), and 'poop' (Dong). Although I think that last one might be a profanity. . . Oh well. :]

I painted these corn hold boards for my brother-in-law, Matt, about 4 years ago. He's a big Jimmy Buffet fan. I never got around to taking pics of them when I first painted them, so I was glad he brought them over today so I could get a few shots. 

I bought a nice mouse today for my laptop. Hopefully this will make it easier to work with programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I really want to get back into my old graphic design and illustrating stuff. If anyone needs any design work done, let me know! I could use a little practice. :]

Here's a little sneak peak at what I got for my friend. Her birthday party/ going away party is next weekend. I'll share more about this later. ;)

And the running total of money spent for the months of September is $75. That is $25 gasoline, $25 gift for friend, and $25 mouse. I haven't bought anything frivolous in a whole week! Aren't you proud of me? ;) And I feel like I have the will power to keep this going. 

I got an "intention bracelet" in the mail yesterday from Melissa of Oh My Darling (far right). Seeing it helps remind me to Spread the Love to others. And I love the fact that I've made real friends from having this blog. Something about knowing people in another part of the country feels really special to me. I've never had out of state friends before, unless it was someone who moved away, and I lost touch with them because of it.

The heart bracelet is from my good friend, Alyssa, as a Spread the Love week gift. And the Silly bands are from my nephew. They're shaped like a helicopter, a submarine, a dolphin, and a Jeep. And a beach umbrella from my niece.
I spent some time with a new friend today. This is one thing from my 4 Simple Goals list. Not this is something I can check off, but rather it's an ongoing activity. That is to spend less time alone in my room, and more time with my friends. My new friend gave me these books to help me learn Korean. I think they're for preschoolers. But that's perfect for me! :) 
Happy weekend. Love.


  1. This is so great! I love your intention bracelet! I have just been reading lots of spread the love posts and catching up. So beautiful!

  2. Everything about this post is wonderful!!! I totally agree about blog friends, and it's cool t hear about your four simple goals update!