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Thursday, May 17, 2012


So the plan is that we're moving... if God wills it so (I always add that to show God that I still know he is in control, so that he doesn't do something drastic to remind me)  This is a dream come true.  The map above is an illustration mostly for people that don't live in Denver so that you can visualize the city.  The blue little car at the bottom represents where we live now- it is a car because living so far south means we spend a lot of time in the car driving north.  The yellow money sign is the house we are under contract to buy.  It is a money sign because moving is as good as winning a bunch of money.  The purple telephone is sort of where Luke and Sarah live.  It's a phone sign because mostly we only communicate through calling and text because we live so far away from each other- it can take an hour or more to get to and from each others homes.  The star is where most of the cool stuff happens in Denver, and thus, we we end up driving to a lot.  Oh, I forgot to add something to show where Matt works.  That's important too- and it's why we couldn't move right into the middle of the star (well... because it's too far from matt's work and because he doesn't make a million dollars a year which is what houses in the middle of the star cost).  Matt's work is like where the two major interstates cross at the bottom of the map. I also didn't add where my parents live.  That would probably be right about at your space key on your keyboard.  But even though we'll be farther from them, they are happy because it will be easier to see both their kids (and grandkids) when they come to Denver without having to go to opposite ends of the city... although I don't think my mom has ever realized how far apart Luke and I live because she often calls me and says "I'm leaving Luke's house now, so I'll see you in 20 minutes"... ummm... more like an hour.
Ok this post is the worst one I've ever posted on my blog.  If I were reading it on someone else's blog, I would have quit by now.  Sorry.
Also, I just noticed when I published this post that for some reason some of my words are being turned into links to advertisements.... lame.  And in the first line, when I say "if God wills it so", the word "wills" is linked to an advertisement about writing a will... making this post even lamer than I thought it was already going to be. 

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Lazy Post

This is a lazy post.  I'm pulling pics over from Facebook to try to update the blog. 

Did a fun body painting event.  Had a PERFECT model.  I also painted a suitcase this same way.  

I'm painting a piano to go on the 16th street mall. 

The 16th street mall is a very touristy location. Most of the people there are tourists or homeless people.  With the pianos on the mall, pianists can play for tips from the tourists. 
The "Downtown Denver Partnership", who arranged this painted piano program rejected my first two designs.  In the below picture my fish is saying "I sleep on the 16th street mall at night" because right now the city is trying to pass an ordinance to ban homeless people from sleeping on the mall at night (currently at night around 200 people sleep on the streets of the outdoor mall).  Some say the ordinance is trying to "shoo" them away to some other neighborhood... some say it's motivated by compassion.  I'm not sure. 

The evil DIA horse is on one side of it... 
And this is the bench: 

The toilet seats finally went up in the penny bathroom: 

All of the seats (minus the ones turned in really really late).  Mine is the open mouth one and the one baby doll face in the lower left.  Roxanne is the one in the lower right and the mona lisa one two over from it. 

One of the stalls: 
Roxanne was Laura Ingalls Wilder for a school presentation.  Isn't she such a darling?!
Over spring break, Roxanne and Elise painted their faces: 
And I used the "percolator" on this picture:
Also.... we are under contract to sell our house.  
I have dreamed my ENTIRE life of not living in Highlands Ranch, and it seems that my life long dream is almost about to come true!!! I really can't believe it, but we haven't actually closed yet (May 22), so I dont want to jinx it by getting my hopes too high.  Haven't started looking for a new house but I have incredible dreams of living closer than 30 minutes away from Denver.