Tuesday, July 24, 2007

sheep drives

So today I got caught in my second sheep drive...ON MY BIKE!!! I wasn't really sure what to do (either time) and since I was going with the flow of sheep I just scootched by on the side of the road. The sheep got freaked out, as sheep do, and ran away from me as I approached them. Although, I did get a good scare from one who stopped not too far in front of me and stared at me, but she moved just in the knick of time.
My first sheep drive occurred last week, but I was in the car and moving against the flow of sheep. Again I just scootched around them, but I had to drive on the right side of the road. I couldn't help but take the opportunity to snap a pic through my dirty windshield! Oh and right after the first sheep drive, there was a cattle drive, it too was funny and entertaining, but just not as cool as the sheep.
Many of the local sheep are lambing right now, so I got to see some cute little lambs on my ride today too and some momma sheep with loads of milk hangin' low.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

some pics

These are the socks that I finished probably a month ago and haven't taken a picture of them until just now. I used my computer camera because I am too lazy to to use a real camera and then upload it. But these socks are great, made with yarn that was gifted to me about a year ago (thanks sk) I used a grumperina pattern that was in the spring interweave (i think).

This next pic I took when we first got here. Our hotel was right by this tutu shop and I thought it was hilarious. I also thought my sis kiki would think it was funny, so this one is for you!

And lastly, this is one of me making a funny face, on a windy windy day in lyttleton (with texas hair - rache take some tips!).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A dearly missed 4th of July :(

I missed the 4th of July this year. There were no boca brats, potato chips, fire works, sparklers or alcoholic binges this year. There was also no hot weather or swimming either. Ah, but there was one good thing this year - a job! I had an interview in the morning and was offered the job in the afternoon. It is only a part time position, but comes with some good perks. Now instead of blue working in my lab on projects similar to mine, I will be working in his department on projects similar to his! Should be fun and I am excited to work on invasive species stuff since I never have before! I will still keep my cafe job which will be good for the bank account!

In other recent events, we have found a bigger apartment, in a more central location. It is not too far from the beach, at the base of the hill (at the top of which are hiking and biking trails), and it is a lot closer to the city center. We will now have to commute into Lincoln for work, but it is so boring here, I think it will be worth it. We move in 3 weeks and I am very excited about the prospect of having a bathtub and a garden :)