Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Skiing, Crafts, Kai-Lan...

Wow, I did not realize how long it's been since our last entry. Not a ton has gone on lately. We are trying to get through the bitterly cold weather. OK, really just me since Ben doesn't mind it as much.

On the plus side, in cold, snowy weather you can do winter sports. Being a warm weather girl, I had never done these kinds of things before. We went skiing with some friends from church a few weeks back and it was a good experience. I must say I didn't love it because I didn't do very well, but I would certainly try it again. This was Ben's second time, and he might've been a little rusty at first, but was fairly comfortable on the green slopes.

Other than that... my love of crafts has been somewhat re-kindled, thanks to my friend Heather, one of my many creative genius friends. Before Christmas Heather hosted a crafts party where she taught us to make our own earrings and also supplied materials and ideas for us to make our own greeting cards and envelopes. Inspired, I brought back from home some of my craft supplies from when I had attempted to make greeting cards during my senior year of college. Shortly after, Heather and I got together to do some card-making and she also taught me how to knit. So as time permits, I have been making cards and practicing my knitting. Who knows, maybe you will be the lucky (or not-so-lucky) recipient of one of my homemade cards, or a knitting project if I ever get that far.

Over the last few days I have been getting over a cold. Yesterday I stayed home from work and was searching for something to watch on TV. (Funny how even with cable, there are still times when you can't find something good to watch. Perhaps it's a way that God reminds us there is nothing on earth that can truly satisfy all the time.) I settled on Nickelodeon when I found "Ni Hao, Kai-Lan," a show I had heard about from my cousin Caroline, who has two little girls. It's like Dora the Explorer, but a little Chinese girl (Kai-Lan) who teaches Chinese words instead of Spanish. I learned how to say jump in Mandarin (tiao).

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