Thursday, November 25, 2010



May you enjoy the fruits of your labors from this past year.

We will be enjoying the turkeys of our labors. With gravy!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Why, Hello There!

Long time no typing!

So there have been a lot of things going on here, and I haven't updated because we've been busy AND well, no internet. You know. No complaining.

First of all, Noel is back! He went to Corpus Christi for a week to work, and the job finished earlier than anticipated. So he's back! And we're very happy about it! 2 months is too long to be apart.

The irony being that he came home the weekend I had taken a trip to visit my dear friend Lisa in Pittsburgh!

(Yes, we did have wine & chips & queso dip for dinner. So what?)

Anyway, I do have pictures of Pittsburgh, and because I have a good internet signal (since I'm not at home right now), I'm going to do some major photo uploading. Yay!

This was my first visit ever to Pittsburgh, and I was really surprised! It's really different than I expected - I thought it would be a dirty industrial town, but it's full of parks, trees, and statues. Very pretty!

Beautiful foliage too!

Lisa took me to see some of the lovely classrooms at the University of Pittsburgh - they're all painted and decorated in the styles of different countries and cultures. As is my habit, I took pictures of the ceilings. Of course I did. Things in Sky.

Here's the Swedish room:

The Hungarian room:

The Greek room:

And the Irish room, which had gorgeous stonework:

Lisa's neighborhood is also very pretty:

I like her kitchen. Very Star Wars!

Here's Maddy (she and I took a nice long walk one day):

And Anna, sticking her tongue out at me:

We went to see the chapel on the campus too. Gorgeous!

And it had such impressive windows. I've never seen such tall windows!

Lisa, who knows me better than just about anyone on the planet, took me to the Carnegie museum. Because she loves me. First stop? She took me to the room that had this stuff in it:

Did I mention she loves me?

There was some awesome stuff there, like this smiling Virgin Mary & Jesus. So cheerful!

This guy was a little creepy.

Maybe a LOT creepy.

Look! Voldemort!

And how about this woman? Um...what is she doing?

So that's a quick review of my trip, and now Noel and I are going to go enjoy having dinner together! Thanks so much Lisa, Dennis, Maddy & Anna for a fantastic trip!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just a Dustin'

Well, the snow materialized, but barely. The kitties and I waited with baited breath for the imminent blizzard, but morning came and my car looked like it had dandruff. That was it. Actually, it did try to snow a bit more all day Sunday, which was exciting, but alas, no accumulation.

So, in good news, Noel is now in Corpus Christi, happy with the warmer temps. He wore a t-shirt yesterday! Without a coat over top! He'll be coming home in about 2 weeks. Can't wait to see him. Even the kitties miss him terribly. :-)

I'm going to visit my dear friend Lisa in Pittsburgh this weekend, leaving on Thursday. There will be wine. And an IKEA visit. YAY!

Pictures will be coming!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Super fast update

Gotta make this quick, while I have a signal!

1. Halloween costumes were a success. Pictures forthcoming!

2. Noel is leaving Utah this weekend, heading to Corpus Christi, TX for a short job, then home for Thanksgiving. Yay!

3. We may have a crowd for Turkey Day. Panic has been postponed until sometime around Nov. 18th.

4. IT'S SUPPOSED TO SNOW FRIDAY. I am overjoyed.

Ok, gotta go. Have a lovely day, y'all!