Happy Anniversary to Us!

Posted by barb on Sep 20, 2010 in Biking

Happy Anniversary to us!

Yup, we took a bike ride to celebrate our sixth anniversary! Wonder why?

This is where we were on our honeymoon:
Our second try out on the W&OD

Aren’t we cute? We’ve come a long way since then…both on the bikes and off. Best six years of my life so far…any moments that weren’t best (such as finishing my thesis) were made better by having Andrew in my life. I love you, honey.

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Scrappy Times

Posted by barb on Aug 25, 2010 in Crafty Me, Pictures

I haven’t been scrapping very much lately…as many of you know, 2010 has been a difficult year, so motivation to do much other than go to bed has been pretty low. ┬áThen, when I would want to scrap, I’m faced with this mess:

My scrapping corner before my scrapbox

Yeah. I have to navigate the mess, a commitment just to get started. So…no scrapping.

Enter the scrapbook convention and The Original Scrapbox. After much discussion, Andrew and I decided that it would make both of our lives a little better – mine because I could scrap again with an organized area, and his because he wouldn’t have to stare at that mess in the living room all the time.

Here’s the result:

When I’m not scrapping
My scrapping empire, all closed up
When I am scrapping
My scrapping empire while scrapping

Going up to Laurie’s to scrap this weekend inspired me to finish getting all of my scrapping stuff put away (I’d done most of it as of a couple weeks ago, but still had a few little bits of stuff hanging out until this past weekend).

Finally got back to my 2006 pictures, doing a few at Laurie’s, and continuing Sunday and after work Monday and today. It feels so good to be creative again. Here are a couple of my favorite layouts from the past few days’ efforts:

2006 album - Como zoo spread2006 album - fireworks spread

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Jammie night

Posted by barb on Aug 22, 2007 in Random Thoughts

It’s all of 6:30PM, and I’m already in my jammies. We’ve had a couple of raining, spitting, drizzly days and cool nights, which can only be combated with snuggling with a kitty or two on the couch with ordered-in Chinese food and bad TV. There may be some scrapping in my near future, though I might be overcome by couch-potato-itis instead…it’s difficult to say at this point.



What makes a happy Barb?

Posted by barb on May 28, 2007 in Random Thoughts

Vanilla Coke Zero

’nuff said.



Happy Spring Everyone!

Posted by barb on Mar 20, 2007 in Pictures, Random Thoughts

White Flowers in our Front Yard

Spring starts this evening at 8:07!

When I got home from the dentist this morning, I saw these white flowers had poked through our brown front yard. They must be ready for spring as much as I am.

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Fall is near

Posted by barb on Sep 10, 2006 in Random Thoughts

Someone seems to have flipped the weather switch. We went from hot, humid, and hazy to cool and rainy overnight sometime a couple weeks ago. I kept hoping that it was just temporary, that summer would come back, but I’ve been sorely disappointed. That, and my week of migraines that accompanies the beginning fall happened Labor Day week. I can’t bear to think that this will happen twice this year.

I’ve also started feeling inexplicably sad. I really don’t want to call my doctor yet for Prozac – maybe it’s just the change in weather, and I’ll feel better soon. Right? Right? I didn’t start until October last year.

I already miss summer, and technically it doesn’t end for another two weeks.

It’s not all bad, though, right? The windows are open more often, letting in the crips smell of the outdoors. Ares has started snuggling at the computer again. He’s also been on the bed a couple of nights (Artemis and Duncan stay on the bed almost year round, at least for part of the night). I stopped at Target a couple weeks ago and bought a bunch of school supplies – I love office supplies, and the selection is soooo much better in the fall. The new TV seasons are starting. Biking is less a sweaty sport these mornings. Oh, and Halloween is on its way, and I’m making new costumes for me and Andrew.

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My very own PhD fairy!

Posted by barb on Jul 27, 2006 in Random Thoughts, Thesis/Grad Life

My PhD fairy!

My crazy aunt, Maggie, just knew that I’ve been having trouble motivating myself on my thesis lately. Her solution? A PhD fairy! How awesome is that?

The card she sent says:

This is your own personal PhD fairy.
She loves to do RESEARCH!
Put her on your computer and watch the numbers start to CRUNCH!
She also gives OOMPH when you’ve had enough.

Now I have to finish. Yay!

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Daily Stress-relief

Posted by barb on Jul 21, 2005 in Memes, Etc.


[via Feministe]



Sick and cocooning for the long weekend

Posted by barb on Jul 2, 2005 in Random Thoughts

My Dad brought along some unwanted house guests when he visited earlier this week — germs. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m a bit dizzy and headachy, I’m congested with a bad cough (though it’s getting better) and a sore throat, and I’ve been waffling between being too hot and too cold. I also have been sleeping a lot, when I’m not having coughing fits.

So, Andrew and I are cocooning this weekend, with vague thoughts of taking in a movie or two if we’re up to it. I’m trying to catch up on some of my blogging, but I’m finding that I don’t have the concentration for it. Here’s hoping that we feel better before too long…

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Baby Bunnies!

Posted by barb on Jun 13, 2005 in Pictures

There are four baby bunnies in our neighbor’s front yard:

Baby bunnies in our neighbor's front yard   Baby bunnies in our neighbor's front yard


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