Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day to all!

Happy Earth Day!

I have been celebrating Earth Day all week!  It helps that the organization I work for is environmental, because that has kicked off the week with a great event we do called "Eat for the Earth" in which restaurants give a certain percent of their proceeds to OLCV when you eat there.  Check it out here!

I also registered for the half marathon!  I am totally stoked, and feeling a little like I am crazy! :)  But when you sign up for the run, they have a spot where you can buy carbon credits to off-set the footprint of the race.  I am sorta poor, so I only bought one, but I feel pretty good about that!

Tomorrow I go to Portland to my org's big fundraising event of the year!  I get to get all dressed up and schmooze with people, something I love to do. It should be quite the Earth Week event to be at!

Then I come home, and on Saturday I run a canvass for a local candidate running for county commissioner.  She is great, and is also a champion for the environment!

So happy Earth Day and week to you all!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Granny squares to spare

Ok, not really to spare.  Actually, I had decided to lay out the completed squares and much to my surprise I had the perfect amount!  I had started off counting, but lost my way somewhere.  So it was a very nice surprise!

This is the puzzle completed.  I have laid out all the squares in a way I feel is satisfactory, and now the joining begins....

Can't wait to finish!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

On the road

Not much new, but had to share this beautiful view on my drive to Bend this last Thursday:

It was beautiful!  A little hard to drive in, but very picturesque.

I also had to share this awesome little basket I saw.  I think my sis and I may have to try something like this out:

So many ideas out there for recycling!

Have a good week!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New job craziness-

SO the new job is great!  It is keeping me really busy already though.  And while there are some great things to working at home, there are also some bad things, like feeling like I need to work during all my waking hours.  I will definitely need to work on that one!

There are also a couple of other things that being so busy with the job hinders:

1) Running - I finally went running today for the first time in like 2 weeks or so!  I have to say that I was sort of happy that the dog was so tired.  Made me feel better!  I can't believe I am doing a half marathon in less than a month.

2) Garden - I am so behind with the garden! But on the bright side, my starts are doing great!

Baby tomatoes!

3) The housekeeping- I have yet to train the hubby to really help with the house  We had been working hard at cleaning up the garage and doing dump and thrift store runs, but then I was gone the last couple weeks for the new it seems we have taken a step back.  Oh well, there is always this weekend!

But even with all these things, I am really loving the new job.  I love being in the know, working with local elected officials, and helping save the environment at the same time.  :)