Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An Ode to Domestication

Alright, I'm trying something new, please enjoy some musical entertainment while reading.

An Ode to Domestication,

I come from a long line of very crafty ladies, including, my mother
my great and grandmothers, and great aunts. This only slightly
explains my obsessive love of fabric, especially fabrics like the ones
used inthis glorious quilt made by my Great Aunt Jo. It is one of my
favorite possessions.

I have spent numerous hours trying to pick out my favorite
fabrics out of quilts like this one that have been passed down.
These are a few of my favorites from this one.
For some reason I have always liked the little indian heads,
and these clothes that are running around with little stick people in them.

Also, today I got a new cupcake cookbook,
Unlike so many cupcake books this one does not have hokey
recipes that only show you how to decorate the tops like
lady bugs or clowns. Its actually quite informative, and has
recipes like this one, for apple streusel cinnamon swirl cup cakes

So KU folks and other friends in Lawrence, be excited for things like
Lemon angel cupcakes, butter almond tea cakes, and chocolate
sweetheart cupcakes. Pittsburg friends, its ok to cry a little and
I'm really sorry I didn't find this book till now.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


So things were a little busy there for a while, but I made it.

First off I want to say that I love Kansas for reasons like this one,
I know they grow wheat other places, and you can probably see
views like this there too, but I'm glad I got to grow up in a place
that I can see this on sunday morning.

Now to what has happened that made my life so busy,

I made it through finals with flying colors, and got to eat
a fantastic lunch with the President Scott and about 30 other
folks who also got good grades. I didn't really receive much else
other than the lunch, and a cool metal for getting good grades, but
when it was my turn to walk across the stage to get my diploma
holder the guy reading " Alysha Coy Dockum, magna cum laude"
read it off like I should come on down for the price is right.
That pretty much made it all worth while.

Also, my cap was cool enough to make it into the year book!

After a graduation lunch my family helped me pack up my
little apartment in Trout Hall. We took off sunday for McPherson,
and yes I cried. Pittsburg was a good home and it was hard to leave.

I've managed to cram all that was my apartment into my
bedroom back at home. Well most of it anyways.
This friday my family is having an awesome garage sale,
so if you are in the area you should stop by.

One of the best things about being at home is this guy,
my kid brother, who is a lot taller than me now, but even
more fun to be around!

Thats all for now. I've got about a years worth of fun reading
to catch up on.