Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Big Events

I leave tomorrow at 4: 15 A.M. to catch my 6:00 flight to Milwaukee, WI. Kurt will come out late Friday night to join in the fun. Kinda bummed he can't come till so late, but Med School calls...

Here's what's going on:

#1 Seeing my nephew, River, tomorrow for the first time and holding him as much as I can till I have to say goodbye.
#2 Plans to hang out/shop/go out for lunch in Milwaukee with Emily and the kids
#3 Probably play Settlers of Cataan with Andy and Emily
#4 My brother John's wedding on Saturday
#5 Spend time with lots of Family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins)
#6 Hopefully go to a Dunkin Donuts

Can't wait! I'll be back Monday to let you know how it goes, plus some pictures

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I am a big fan of games. So...if you are looking for a fun to game to get for yourselves, give to a friend, or ask for for Christmas, here is one I recommend. I played this last night with a bunch of friends at a birthday party and boy did we laugh. I had tears coming out of my eyes. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time!!!
You can check out more at www.thingsthegame.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Results

My friends Katie and Katherine came over to help with the jelly. The 3 of us squeezed into my very small, extremely hot, kitchen (wide enough only to open the fridge). I talked through the process, we measured everything out, we took turns stirring, we set up an assembly line, and things went smoothly. No major mishaps. Every jar took it's seal (we reused jars and lids). After we followed all the steps to making the jelly, I was in charge of removing the scalding hot jars from the oven, Katie was in charge of filling them, and Katherine was in charge of putting the lids on which had been in boiling hot water. I made biscuits (actually just the kind from the can) and we sat down to taste the fruits of our labor. It was a great time enjoying our friendship! I could not ask for better friends here in Blacksburg! The girls went home with jelly and one inspired to make some herself.

Katherine with the grape pulp. You can also see the width of my kitchen.
"Bring it to a rolling boil"
Finished product (these were the ones I made the day before with the lady from my church (the giver of the grapes to make this possible)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grape Jelly

I had my first lesson yesterday on making grape jelly. I came home with a batch (about 6 jars) ready to be eaten and 6 cups of grape pulp (really think grape juice) to make a batch all on my own. My teacher said I needed to do that so I learn better. I have plans to do it tomorrow after work. I have some girlfriends coming over to do it with me, so I guess I'll be the teacher this time! Should be fun. I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Here I Go Again

I'm going to try blogging again, not that I think I have anything to important to say, I just think it's fun reading my friends blogs as well as people I don't know but that do things I like, so maybe my friends will want to see what I'm up to these days too.

I am trying to fill up my time while Kurt has to study so I don't get bored or bug him to much. This seems to be a good way to do that. Also, I have been wanting to start an account on here so I could make comments on the blogs I was reading. :)

Anyways, stay tuned to see what the wife of med student does to fill her time while her husband is studying...