Friday, August 28, 2009


Here is the sock. I'm so proud...we will see if it ever gets finished.

Rachel May

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Looking up...

I'm starting to feel better. I got some good sleep last night and wasn't woken up by my coughing or a sore throat-so that's progress. Work has been crazy, but interesting, home stuff has been uneventful.

I did start knitting a sock-I should post a picture-it's getting pretty far along! Other than that, now that we're in the new place, I need to clean so I can take pictures and show you!

How are you doing?

Rachel May

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Still sick, and now the boy is, too. Went to work yesterday and am going to try to make it today, but yesterday really wore me out. We will see how it goes.

How has your week been?

Rachel May

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spoke too soon...

So much for a happy Monday. I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but it all started yesterday morning when my throat was hurting just a bit. By the end of the night, I was light-headed, fighting a fever, achy, etc. etc. I called into work this morning, and it sounds like my boss is sick, too. Poor guy. I hope he doesn't have what I've got. Now I've slept 14 hours last night, most of today, and I.feel.worse.


Rachel May

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Monday!

Here's to hoping this week is wonderful. I started knitting socks this weekend-got pretty far, too. I will try to post pics later today. Got the dishes done and going to say goodbye to the boy and head to work.

What are you up to this week?

Rachel May

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Still Kicking...

But barely. Somedays I feel like I'm really busy, accomplishing a lot of things, and others....not so much. I've been away from the blogosphere lately because the boy and I are in the middle of moving. We didn't get internet until this week, and let me tell ya, that's been rough. I never realized how internet-dependant I was until it was stripped away from me.

On another note, we're really liking the new place. We are now renting a house, and we're living sort of in the outskirts of Denver, in Englewood. The house is really cute-built in 1912, and it needs our love. I have so many ideas! Did you know that in 1912 storage was not a necessity whatsoever? It must be true, because we have zero closets! Have no fear, because I come with solutions! I will be sharing my first solution in the next post. The boy helped me create something for our bedroom-but I won't be able to share our lovely solution until I clean our room! Maybe I should do that right after this...we will see.

My weekends seem to fly by. I don't want to go to bed yet tonight because I don't want Sunday to be here yet. Do you ever feel that way? What have you been up to this weekend?

Rachel May

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Waiting to Start

The boy doesn't want me using a circular saw by myself (which I was going to use to build the shelves this morning at our new place). He says someone should be there if I cut my hand open and pass out. I say that might be interesting considering I'm the only one who knows where the hospital is near our new place, but I digress.

Since I'm just hanging out, but I'm motivated, I thought I would share what I've been up to lately. I have been reading like crazy lately, one book after another, thanks to swaptree. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this site before, but it is absolutely awesome. Here's what I've been reading-all of these books have been given to me, purchased second-hand (which I <3) or swapped.

Good In Bed (swaptree-free, just paid shipping) turns into a surprising story. This book is awesome-great summer reading. This book is about a woman who's ex-boyfriend writes an article-"Loving a Larger Woman." It's an empowering story, with great drama mixed in. Towards the end is when things really get interesting, and it becomes a major page-turner.

Prep(Swaptree-free, just paid shipping) is a great book when you want to reminisce. The author did a great job of capturing the emotions of an awkward teen thrown into a new situation. It's got the typical "My parents are SO embarrassing" thing, and a lot of what you think boarding school would be like, without being a boring book. I really liked it.

The Perfect Fit (found at Goodwill, 50 cents) is one of my favorites. This book is written by an author in the UK. I like the language difference between American writing and UK writing. It's a novel, but it makes a good point. Women always say "I'll buy that once I lose 10 pounds," or, "I would look so much better if I was a size smaller" and the main character in this story does what women say they are going to do-she loses weight, only-she loses around 100 pounds. However, this story is about how the weight doesn't change things the way you think it might. The main character's friends get jealous, people think she's a snob, and her whole life revolves around keeping low calories and working off all she eats with exercise. It's really interesting.

Now I'm reading Little Altars Everywhere, the first book in the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood trio. It's really good too. I love the southern dialect used in the writing. Each chapter bounces from character to character and different time periods, so you have to pay attention when you are reading that. I'm only halfway through...

With reading, I go in spurts. Sometimes, like now, I read one book after another...although I have to say this is getting to be one of my longer reading binges. Usually after a while, I'm over reading and I'll get back to it another time.

Right now, I have a lot of books waiting to be read, so I feel I owe it to them to give them my time of day. Once I'm done reading Little Altars Everywhere, I have the other two books in the trio (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Ya Yas in Bloom), then I have A Million Little Pieces, Memoires of a Geisha, Montana 1948, Pride and Prejudice...the list goes on. I will update you as I go:)

What have you been reading? Any good book suggestions (not that I'm out of books, I'm just asking)? I love a good book!

Happy Reading!
Rachel May


We found a new home, which I mentioned before, I believe. Well, it needs a little work (which I love, actually) and I'm starting today! Yesterday I purchased supplies from Home Depot and today I will be building a shelving unit for the boy and I's bedroom. I have an entire design plan, and got a helper from work to get materials with me (I drive a very little car. I needed a big truck for this type of I will post my design plan on here after I'm done. I'd like to show a before and after of it.

I might even paint if I have time:)

What are you up to this weekend? I hear some people are headed my way:)