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Heroes - Into Asylum

It was a good episode, but not as good as last week's. Plenty of Sylar though, which is a plus!

Nathan & Claire - They are in Mexico and have no money. What I don't get is why Nathan has flying hair and Claire doesn't. Claire sells the necklace that Noah gave her so that they have money to eat. At a bar they see some guys and Nathan tries to win money by out drinking them. He looses and so Claire convinces them to do a re-match with her. She wins all the money back and their money. With her ability she can't get drunk. Nathan tells her that he screwed up majorly and that he wants to try to fix things. So they take off together.

Peter & Angela - They are taking refuge in a church. It's the same church that Angela & Arthur got married in. She tells Peter that she hasn't had a dream for a long time and that sleep needs to be earned. He takes care of her though. But then some agents come and they hide out in the confessional. Angela tells Pe…

How to make window valances

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I made some window valances for X's room this weekend. I decided to make a tutorial on how to make some. I have never taken a sewing class (unless you count middle school) and I did not use a pattern. In other words, I am not a professional. Any questions let me know.

The windows I made these for measured at 57" each. For valances you double your width so that makes it 114" for each window, 228" inches total of fabric which comes out to be 6.33 yards of fabric, which I rounded to 6.5 yards of fabric. It's better to have too much than not enough. Plus I cut off about 4" to practice on and get the tension of the thread right on my sewing machine.

So now you have 6.5 yards of fabric, start out by cutting that in half so you have 3.25 yards of fabric. I used pinking shears on each end. So I'll start with the first one, having both ends cut by pinking shears. This will be the side of your valence.

Fold the fabric over so you can make a clean edge. I …

Heroes - Cold Snap

No Sylar last night, but still a good episode. It looks like Sylar will be in next week's episode quite a bit.

Hiro and Ando are still with baby Matt Parkman. Somehow Hiro thinks it's the Matt Parkman and somehow he's a baby in their time. But then Ando says that he must be his son. Then they figure out that he has a power. He turns electronic things on and off without touching them. Janice comes home and says she called the police. They try to convince her that her son will be taken because he's special, then a knock comes. Some agents come to take the baby away. Somehow he turns on Hiro's power and he's able to stop time. But his power is not permanently turn on because he is unable to teleport himself and Ando out of there. So he gets a wheelbarrow and puts Ando in it and they travel 12 miles. Then he is able to stop the time that was frozen. They need to figure out what they will do with baby Matt.

Noah is talking to Angela. She says that he ne…

Argh!

I had a good weekend overall.

Friday night Dan chaperoned a dance at his school so it was just me and the kids. We went to the grocery store (Cub Foods) and the kids each got their free apple. They were very excited about it. I let them watch X's favorite movie, Surf's Up. After they went to bed I watched The Princess Diaries 2, which is a cute movie.

Saturday morning I insisted on going to Target so I could pick up my 3-disc edition of Twilight. They had tons of movies left and I got there around 10am. I decided to start jogging on weekends so I went for a jog while the kids napped. Then we dropped the kids off at ILs so we could go out for dinner. We went to Thistles, which we had never been to and it was pretty good.

Sunday we went to Fleet Farm in the morning. Our rabbit, Rascal is going to be 13 years old this year and he needs a new cage. We've been holding off on buying him one because we thought he would die. Well he has proved us wrong and he's still…

Lost - 03/18

I had my dad over last night and was helping him with a resume and job applications so I had no chance to watch it. So probably no recap from me this week. Sorry to anyone that reads my recaps. It was on and I missed a lot of it. I saw that they showed the plane going down and how the Oceanic Six were able to start working at the Dharma Initiative. I missed a lot. I'll have to watch this weekend.

The New Car

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We got a new car on Saturday. It is a 2009 Ford Fusion SE, it is replacing our 2002 Ford Focus. The new car is black and I LOVE it. Here are some pictures of it.
This is from yesterday at my work:

The Kids in the backseat:

O in the backseat:

FIL looking at it:

Our new car:

Twilight Dancers

I was home with the kids on Friday and I had some cleaning to do. So I put in my Twilight CD and captured the kids dancing to the music.

My Purse

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I finished my purse on Tuesday. The pattern is pretty simple, just single crochet stitches. I got a good deal on yarn at Michael's. So it's basically 8 squares put together.

Me holding my purse:

The cell phone pocket, my phone fits perfectly:

I added a button, it used to belong to my coat:

Holding up my purse:

The lining, I had this laying around, I used it to make O a pillowcase dress last year:

The strap is both colors of yarn worked together. Makes a sturdy strap:

Last Night

Lost was not on last night. I can't even remember what we watched on TV. We did end up watching another episode of Legend of the Seeker on hulu though.

Heroes - 03/09

Shades of Gray

I figured it would be a good episode by the name of it. It was a good episode but I was expecting a little more with Sylar's father.

He meets his father and he's on and oxygen tank and pretty much weak. He teaches Sylar about taxidermy. Then Sylaraccidentaly cuts his hand and shows his father how he can heal. His father then wants to take the power from Sylar but Sylar of course won't let him. He leaves him there and tells him that he won't let him take his healing power and that he will die a slow painful death.

Danko knows that Nathan has been hiding something. Nathan disarms the bomb that is strapped to Matt. Matt reads someone's mind on how to disarm it. He gets the president to kick Danko off the team. Then Danko exposes Nathan by throwing him out a window and witnesses him flying. So now Danko is in charge again. He also questions Angela and we learn that there was some kind of tragedy that happened in 1993 and that she is surprised Da…

Fun at the Zoo

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We went to the zoo & conservatory a few weeks ago and got some great pictures. The kids really enjoyed the conservatory and it was so nice and warm.

Giraffe:

Zebra:

Sloth:

Some pretty flowers:

The kids taking a break:

The kids and me in front of a fountain:

The kids overlooking some fish in the water:

Lost - 03/04

We start off the episode with Horace (who we've seen before) trying to blow things up. Some Dharma men say they have to go get Mr. LaFleur. They knock on his door and it's Sawyer!! He goes to Horace's house and he's talking to a woman and she's pregnant. She goes into labor. Then we flash to 3 years earlier and it's right after Charlotte died. Daniel is messed up because they flashed and she was gone. Then they come across a woman having a bag put over her head and a Dharma man being shot. So Sawyer decides to interfere and asks Daniel what they should do. Daniel says that where ever and whenever they are that's where they'll stay so what will happen has happened and it doesn't matter what they do. So Sawyer shoots the two men and helps the woman. That woman is the same one that we saw going into labor. They get her to bring them to her camp. They get to the fence and Juliet tells her to disarm it. She says she does and she goes in fir…

Last Week's Snow

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We got a bunch of snow last week. This gave the kids some opportunity to play outside. Of course I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures.
O in the front and X in the back with a little shovel:

X with a little shovel in our front yard:

The kids playing under a bush:

X all bundled up:

O under the bush all bundled up:

Heroes - 03/02

I thought last night's episode was better than last week's. Actually any episode with Sylar (he's awesome!!) is a good episode.

Sylar is traveling with Luke still. They talk about why he wants to find his father and Luke insists that parents suck! They find an old diner that is boarded up and Sylar remembers it. He remembers being there as a little kid with his dad. He was playing with a hot wheels car and dropped it in the paneling. He opens up the paneling and finds it. Then he remembers his dad getting some money from a man and then being left. He runs into the parking lot and sees his dad slice his mom's head open and drive away. He slices her head open the same way that Sylar does. He then decides he needs to find his father so he can kill him because he left him and killed his mother. Luke says that they should just head to Canada but Sylar pins him to the wall. He then decided to not kill him and leaves him at the diner.

Matt & Peter are trying to …

Birthday Weekend

I had a nice and busy weekend.

Friday at lunch I went to Applebee's with some friends. Once of my friends got me a homemade necklace, which I wore on Saturday. The other got me a punch to use with scrapbooking. Friday night my in-laws and dad came over. The in-laws brought some Chinese food and cake for me. I love Chinese food, especially Lui's Chow Mein. In-laws got me an arbor to put in my garden. My dad got me some money.

Then Saturday Dan and the kids gave me their gift. I got an MP3 player, it's 4GB so I can fit tons of songs on it and it has a display. I had an ipod Shuffle, like the first ones that came out that were long and skinny and it is nowhere near 1GB and I couldn't fit many CDs on it. I also got Hoobastank's newest CD For(n)ever and it's really good. Then Saturday night we went bowling. It's also Dan's grandpa's birthday so mother-in-law had a bowling party. I got Eragon & Eldest and also Ocean's Twelve and Ocean…