Monday, 27 June 2011

Video Contest!

I entered the Living Lutheran video contest! Follow the link and vote for my video, please? Yay! VOTE FOR KATIE

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Just in time!

Tonight is the season premeire of Doctor Who on BBC America! And we just signed up for it yesterday. I think Victor must have known that it was coming. I'll be at church but we're recording it!!! I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Whether the weather...

There is something about a long, loathing winter that gets into your bones and makes your heart soggy. However, on this dreary day, I have received a great epiphany: I love it! Since I was small, the winter has always been the season that makes the rest of the year completely amazing. Living in places like San Francisco Bay Area and Albuquerque really made me long for winter. Yes, it gets relatively cold in these places, but nothing like the MOUNDS of snow that descended upon us in New England this year. MOUNDS that still exist in places.

I love it. Well, let's say that what I love about it is the common pain that we are all facing at the moment. Every person I have encountered has commiserated with me. A little comment here, a sad face there; this weather sucks. Yes, I reply, it DOES suck. And then we are a little closer because people bond in the face of suffering. It makes us happy that another person recognizes how awful we feel about the crappy weather.

And yet you may not see this as such a big deal. Well, let me tell you, I've also lived in the Pacific Northwest and that small amount of 12 months gave me incredible insight to the human psyche. You see, people in that area of the country know that the weather is going to be crap 99% of the time and they are totally ok with that. On a grey day like today, they wouldn't even flinch an eye. When a complain would be voiced, immediately someone would have to say, "oh, it's not that bad." Yes, the sun is not out and it's been raining for about four months, but it's not that bad.

It IS that bad. Really, it is. When you are going through a rough time and someone tells you "it's not that bad" you want to punch them in the face. Sometimes it IS that bad and when we are able to recognize the pain in other people we gain their trust. Sometimes life IS that bad. Our suffering can be relative but to completely ignore the pain others are feeling can only add to their disconnect from humanity. After my season of winter in Seattle I have learned to let people complain about bad weather, even if I think it's not that bad.

Really, I just want it to be warm again, don't you?

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Take me out to the ball game!

Yay!! My dad and step mom came into town and we all went to a baseball game! It was really fun and since Martha is a Tampa Bay Ray's fan, she had the best time because they beat the Sox.

Friday, 8 April 2011

photoshop church photos

We had a photographer come to church the other day to capture some candid photos of our congregation. On one hand, it's nice to have some photos of Sunday morning. On the other hand, I would not hire this lady. Yeah, I'm practicing some photoshop skills just so we can save a few.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Happy Birthday Victor!

Ok, so I'm one day late! But I did think of posting a happy birthday message yesterday. It was quite a full day of excitement and adventure...and work.

Victor has now passed the all important age of 35. I think he's starting to feel that his age is considered "old". But since I'm still 27 (yeah, inside joke) he will forever And there's my math for today.


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Talkin' 'bout a Revolution...

Last night I went to my first Revolution Major League Soccer game. It was interesting, to say the least. Still not sure if I can say it was a good game. After being used to watching European football, these guys were like watching a college team. They played Portland and even though the score was tied, Portland was the better team. Ball control, passing, whining; they had it all. I got pretty frustrated a few times and I'm sure to the embarrassment of the people around me. Yes, I might have been "that guy".

AND it was SO Americanized I wanted to puke. Well, not puke really, but it sort of took away from the game at time. Maybe it was the OVER THE TOP announcer, like when they announce the starting line up; it felt like a basketball game with all the hype. BLAH.

But my favorite part of the game is always right at the beginning when the players walk out with the kids. I even get a little choked up.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

Also, not another joke, today is my mom and step dad's anniversary! Yay!! They were married in 1997 which would make this year their 14th year of marriage.

I'm not going to lie, that was some hard math.

Love you mom and Carl!!!

Cruel Joke

I wish that I could say the joke mother nature played on us this morning was a good one. However, I'm not laughing as I'm sure, many others are with me on this one.
It began last night around 6:30 and I'm not sure it stopped all night. While I was out last night it was difficult to see the road and the flakes were quite large. But I kept thinking how beautiful it all was. Yes, I'm complaining about it because it's Spring for Pete's sake! On the other hand, I'm not really all that crazed. Tomorrow it's going to be 50 degrees and I hope it melts before we to see the Revolution play!
I have decided that this gives me a great excuse to laze around and knit all morning:) Well, actually I'm doing the laundry so I have to spend the time between loads doing something! I have a few projects that I'm making for weddings that are only a few months away. It's going to be TIGHT!! Really, it's my own fault that I didn't get on it sooner. Then again, who else do I have to blame?
Well, time to put the fire on and cuddle up with my favorite knitting! Yay!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Day out!

Today I finally drove up to Lowell to check out the American Textile History Museum. It was outstanding! I do believe it's just what I needed to get me on the way to figuring out where I fit in around here. There were so many things to do and see in England that I'm feeling a bit thirsty but this museum was so fabulous. I'm even going to become a member! Here are some photos:

And did you know that Lowell has a minor league baseball team? Well they are the Lowell Spinners! How much better can life get?

Monday, 28 March 2011


I just realized this morning why I miss England so much. I lived in England for TWO whole years. Not only that, but two whole years in the same house! I haven't lived anywhere that long since I was in high school.

Problem resolved but not forgotten. Yikes.

I think I just need to start taking some photos. SOON!!