Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Simple minds, simple pleasures!

Okay, I'm bad! I haven't really blogged in well over a week. I will attempt to catch you up on what's been going on! Simple pleasures!
Feb. 13. A little snow. Not much, but at least a little!

Feb. 14. I received these flowers from DH at work. Everyone was jealous!

Feb. 15. On the way home from work I stopped at the grocery store and saw this when I got out of the car . . .

Nothing like a rainbow to brighten an afternoon!

Feb. 16. Visited my niece's new home and left with a big old sucker fish! Her husband didn't want it so we put it in the tank with Elvis. As a result, Elvis has turned into a big bully. He keeps chasing this fish which is twice his size!

Sunday Feb. 17. Went to G-Street to get some ribbon for Giselle. I'm not thrilled with it so I also ordered some Hana Silk ribbon from Japan that is hand dyed. Hopefully it will match.

Last week was fairly uneventful except that we had an ice storm on Friday and school was closed! That was fabulous!

I finished the main part of Giselle. I just have to knit the flounces for the sleeves then do the crochet trim around everything and join the flounces to the sleeves. I love the colors!

Sunday Feb. 24 we went to Pittsburgh for Bird's concert. We stopped at Bird's house to bring him some food then went to our favorite eatery . . .

They make a mean margarita! The waiters' t-shirts say "Practice safe mex!"

Check out Bird's beard! This has been growing since before Thanksgiving. He and a buddy made a bet and the beard has to grow until graduation on May 6. The only trimming can be around the mouth. The prize for the winner? A case of beer not to exceed $40 in value. DH keeps trying to bribe him by saying he'd pay the $40 to his buddy and buy Bird a case of beer--but Bird isn't biting! Hey, if you can't do this stuff in college, when can you?

Once again, the concert was in the beautiful Carnegie Music Hall.

Today it was back to the old grind. Grind is a good word as we begin to plan for testing. It is staggering how everything in an elementary school grinds to a halt during the two weeks of testing. It's all that matters. It is mind boggling and a total waste of time. That's another post.

So now we are all caught up! I'll try not to stay away so long next time!

Bushism of the day:
"Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 25, 2003

Kitty Cam: Mikey always keeps me company while I'm blogging. Sometimes I just can't resist his cuteness and stop to rub his belly!


  1. What can I say, my beard looks effing sweet

  2. Gisele is looking really great! I can't wait to see it finished. Blue is my new favorite color!

  3. Yea! I missed reading about what was going on with you! You've inspired me to start carrying my camera around with me more... you never know when and where that random rainbow is going to appear!