Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dinner Time

It was absolutely gorgeous on Sunday, so Eric and I took a loooong walk in the afternoon. We spotted this squirrel grabbing some dinner in the park.

dinner time

It's official, I have a thing for squirrels. They're so darn cute!

★ Check out the Everything Little Miss blog to see the birthday cards I made for Google. Yeah, I said Google.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cup Of Tea

Now that spring is getting closer, the sun streams in our living room window and floods our couch with light in the early afternoon. I like to sit in the warm, bright, cozy spots while I eat my lunch. I'm lucky enough to work at home, so I get to do this on a daily basis - weather permitting of course.

cup of tea

Today, after I ate my lunch (and waaaaaay too many Valentine's Day sweets), I made myself a cup of tea and enjoyed the sunbeams for a few minutes. Sometimes it's nice to just sit for moment.

Happy Friday + happy weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

After The Snow

Tuesday it snowed and snowed and everything felt very quiet and sleepy. Yesterday afternoon I walked to Brookline and enjoyed a world of white on white. All of the trees and lawns were covered in snow and the sky looked like a blank sheet of paper.

after the snow

During my walk tiny chunks of ice and globs of snow kept falling out of the trees and landing on my head and shoulders; it's all melting away pretty quickly. Today it's quite sunny, and it's warm enough for me to have my window open! It feels good to get some fresh air circulating around our little apartment.

What's making you smile today?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day Package

My parents sent me a great Valentine's Day package this year! My favorite part was that they each wrote a a sweet valentine on cutout hearts. My mom included some treats and homemade cookies, which have already been devoured. These cute (and super soft!) teddy bears were also in the box.

teddy bears

Thanks Mom + Dad! You're the best. ♥

Friday, February 12, 2010

My First Stromboli

On Sunday Sara made stromboli with pepperoni and cheese. It smelled so good that I had some, even though I don't eat pork (I gave Eric my perpperoni). Um, YUM! I was inspired to try to make it myself last night. I added red sauce and used shredded chicken instead of pepperoni.

stromboli recipe

It was okay. It was a little bland; it could have used some salt and spices. It will be better next time! Anyway, use the recipe above as a starting point if you feel like giving it a go. Have fun with it -- I did!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Longer Days

This afternoon I looked out the window and I couldn't believe how light it was outside! At 4:30, it was really and truly bright out. It was such a nice little discovery.


I'm one of those people who enjoys winter, but the short days are hard. I look forward to longer days just as much as everybody else. ☼

I took this picture in 2003 at the Tate Modern in London.

In other news, I updated the blog layout. I've added pages along the top and expanded the post area so we can display bigger images. Hope you like it!

*Thursday is Lost in Thoughts day over at Everything Little Miss. Go get inspired!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

The Super Bowl is my favorite football game of the year, because it means the season is over. Sara and her husband invited us to watch at their apartment. Sara cooked up a delicious feast for us (she wrote about it here)! Before the kickoff, we had a few competitive games of wii bowling and then we settled in to watch the game. Sara and I mostly just talked, and we all ate a lot.

The best part of the game was the halftime show, strictly because The Who's drummer was making the most hilarious faces. Sara and I busted out our cameras and acted like the paparazzi. I think I took 70 pictures, trying to capture him in action. Maybe you had to be there, but the four of us were laughing ourselves silly.


Overall, a great night with great friends. What did you do for the big game?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chinese Checkers

I really like to play games. A lot. When I was little I'd spend hours (days, sometimes) playing Monopoly with the kids on my street. We'd carry the board from one room to another and sometimes even from house to house.

In 4th grade I was killer at Uno. In college I learned to play Rummy and played it on a daily basis second semester freshman year.

chinese checkers

Over the weekend I was just itching to play a game. We haven't played a game in a while, and I just needed to. I got out our game set, but it turns out that Eric and I are too evenly matched in checkers and it wasn't very fun. So we switched to Chinese checkers. I've only played a handful of times, and it was so much fun to re-learn the game and start to strategize. It's all about the jumping! It's out and all set up for the next game because I'm tired of it yet!

Plus, how cool are marbles? I wish I had my marble works set with me, because you know I'd be setting that sucker up in the corner.


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