Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 29

Something you're listening to

Every morning at 9am I get the privilege of listening to a conference call in the conference room across from my office...

I guess the photo challenge is over... thanks for playing along. :-)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 27

Something you ate

I simultaneously love and hate this time of the year...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 26


Back to the archives for this one... this was the pre-Christmas blizzard in 2009. I was still trying to figure out how to use the camera, so it's quite blurry...


We saw this in the parking lot at Christiana Mall over Presidents Day weekend. Now that's a serious fan...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 25


Our St. Valen-trik-ster tree..

Or, to go in another direction with "Green"... this is Mike Green of the Washington Capitals.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 23

Your Shoes

I LOVE these shoes! I got them off the clearance rack at the Bass Outlet several years ago and wear them all the time. They are really comfortable and they can be dressed up or down. Not sure how long they will last... I've already had a tear in the leather repaired once, and the stitching are pulling...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 22

Were I work

This is the wall behind the receptionist's desk. She wondered why I was taking a picture over the top of her head...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 21

A favorite photo of you

I can't imagine loving a family photo more than I love this one...

February Photo Challenge: Day 20


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Februrary Photo Challenge: Day 16

Something New

I've had this for awhile, but it was still in its packaging when I went to use it this morning, so I count it as new. You put cereal in the top part, and milk in the bottom part (which has gel stuff in its outer core and can be put in the freezer so the milk stays cold). Then when I get to work, I just pour the milk into the cereal and have breakfast!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 15


My phone... and so much more! Web browswer, Scrabble board, iPod, bank manager, notepad, to-do list, camera, photo album, source for grocery circular, traffic map, calculator...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 14


I have had this hanging in my office for a little over a year. J-Mav gave it to me. It says, "I love you" on the first line, and "you are the best mom in the world" on the next line.) I might point out that I am the best mom in the world WITH 58 exclamation points (annotated for your reading convenience)... although I think there's only 55. But still...

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 13

Another one from my files because I love this picture, and the blue sky behind the icicle hanging outside my bathroom window.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 12

Inside my closet

Another not-so-great photo, but the inside of my closet nonetheless.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 10

Self Portrait

Two for the price of one... I HATE pictures of myself... especially since my bangs look stupid (I'm growing them out and they are in an extremely awkward stage).
By the way... I'm all "Raiders-upped" because I'm going straight from work to J-Mav's hockey game...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 9

Front Door

Not a great photo, but my front door nonetheless.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 8

As there is no sun here today (expecting a dusting of snow, actually), I dug in the archives for some sun photos from Hawaii...
Sharks Cove, Oahu

Lahaina, Maui

Paradise Cove, Oahu

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 7


This is a button that gets pushed a lot during my day on both my iPad and my iPhone... it's an iButton!

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 6


Had a big lunch, so dinner was half of a baguette and some of the salmon spread left over from the Super Bowl feast.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 5


Probably can't see that the microwave clock says 10:00 exactly. I was making poached eggs...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 4


A random waiter at Texas Roadhouse... he was leading the birthday Yeeee-Hawww for Keeper Boy's birthday. :-)


Somehow, 14 years has gone by since my first child was born. Not sure how that's possible, but the reality is it's a done deal. I now have a son who is only a half inch shorter than I am, and who wears shoes a size larger than his dad. Yet, it seems like only yesterday that that same man-child was a little boy running to me in tears because he scraped his knee while playing street hockey in the driveway.

There were many days over the past year that Hubby and I wondered if Keeper Boy would survive until his 14th birthday. To say that he is trying would be an understatement. He tends to make life so much harder for himself than it needs to be. We talk about that often, though it doesn't seem to sink in. Some day, maybe, the light bulb will go off. In the meantime, we provide structure, discipline, and an Algebra tutor. Someday he will [hopefully] appreciate all of it. Currently, we are just annoying and awful.

There were just as many days over the past year that make us proud and happy. Lots of quarters on the honor roll in the past year. Making Symphonic Band (and skipping right over Concert Band in the process). Telling a friend who was visiting that they couldn't do something because it is not allowed in our house. Playing some of his best hockey this season. Encouraging J-Mav to attend sleep away camp for the first time. And so much more.

This 14th year of my son's life is going to be amazing. So many opportunities all rolled into one amazing year. In March/April he is going to Europe for ten days on a school trip. He will play spring hockey for his future high school. He is spending six weeks in Hawaii this summer, helping to care for his cousins and soaking in all Hawaii has to offer. And he will start high school in the fall. How do you top that?

Well... half way through his 15th year, he can get his driving permit. [Shudder]

Happy birthday, Bud!! I love you to the moon and back. :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 2


I have lots of reference words on my bookshelf.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Day 1

I saw this on someone's Facebook page and thought it might be fun. Something difference is specified for each day of the month.

Your view today

The view from my office... this is behind me as I sit at my desk. Of course, it's almost 5pm, so there is lots of glare in the window.