Scientist Creates Life. That's a Good Thing, Right?

Scientist Creates Life. That's a Good Thing, Right?

This is a very interesting article about the emerging field of synthetic biology.


Slacking off!

Sorry I've been a bit absent from the blog lately. There's a lot of stuff going on around here that is kind of stressful - Tyler's grandma passed away last week, so we were busy this past weekend with the memorial service (as well as wedding, which was a nice counterpoint to the sad occasion), and I've decided to quit my job and focus on stuff at home for a while, as well as working on making my relationship with God my #1 priority. It should be an interesting summer, to say the least.

In other news, we have some squash fruits growing on our plants! We may try and eat one tomorrow, or let it grow a few more days and enjoy it this weekend. We also need to get our guest room set up this weekend, because Tyler's parents are probably coming to stay with us the first weekend in June.

I've also been busy knitting and reading instead of blogging lately. I have an awesome sock on the needles right now! I'm also planning on doing a knit-a-long with my friend biomaj5 and a few other people - we're going to be knitting a cardigan! I'm pretty excited about taking on a big project, especially since I get to use custom-dyed yarn for it. :)

That's all the update I have for now. I will try to post pictures of my various projects soon, if I don't get too sidetracked.


Soooo, I kinda slacked on the last half of Knitting and Crochet Blog week. :-/ Sorry about that, some issues at work have me stressed and distracted.

Instead of catching up, I'd rather you enjoyed a picture of how our patio will look once we get all the flagstone put in. We laid out the stones today to see how they would be arranged, now we just have to dig it out and layer some sand underneath the stones.

The section of grass to the right of the grill will get filled in with some kind of bushes (hopefully lavender). That's our new patio furniture, which also got delivered today. Besides the patio project, the other big project we have planned is adding gutters to the house, which will drain into rain collection barrels which we can use to water our gardens. :)