Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I received a $150 Vons gift card in 2009 which I haven't used yet. For some reason I am horrible about using gift cards and I keep them for years. Now that I have a Kindle I decided to finally use the gift card to buy Amazon gift cards so I can buy more books to read. I bought my first gift card today. Yahoo!
Friday, January 28, 2011
My friend Kitty facilitated BSA training for our company this week. She is super creative and to make the meetings more entertaining she themed the meetings around the Oscars. To add to the theme Kitty asked me to be a paparazzo taking pictures of employees as they walked the red carpet. She also had all kinds of treats that you would get at the movies like popcorn, chocolate bars and candy. I took this tin of mints.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
My boss Sharon knows that Ted and I have been going through a challenging time recently and she generously gave us this gift card for Stella Mare's. This is a very special restaurant for us as that's where we got married 3 years ago. The gift card is a nice gesture of Sharon's support and well wishes and Ted and I appreciate the gesture.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off the other day and one of my favorite scenes is when they visit the Art Institute of Chicago. My favorite piece of art they view is A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte. Seeing that scene reminded me of the preliminary oil study of this painting that we saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. The oil study is a much smaller version of the piece in Chicago but still beautiful.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
My friend Danielle's father passed away last Saturday. She is in NC for the funeral and she asked me to email her pictures of her and her dad from her wedding. I emailed her several pictures and this is my favorite. I have always loved this picture of Danielle and her father.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Once again I did not take any pictures today so I am sharing more pictures from my trip to Seattle in August 2006. As part of our trip my mom and I took the ferry to Vancouver Island and visited Butchart Gardens in Victoria. The gardens are one of the most popular attractions in Victoria and we certainly saw why. I remember the weather was beautiful and it was a wonderful day to be outdoors. As soon as you walk through the front gates you are greeted by myriad and vibrant colors in the sunken gardens. From there we spent several hours exploring the different sections of the gardens. My mom is a gardening enthusiast so our visit was particularly special for her.
Picture #1: A view of the sunken gardens.
Pictures: #2-3: Different views in the sunken gardens.
Picture #4: Part of the rose garden.
Picture #5: The Japanese garden.
*These pictures were taken August 13, 2006.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
After 2 1/2 years I thought it was finally time to get my wedding dress cleaned. When I picked it up this morning I was surprised at how big the box is. It's huge. Now I have to find somewhere to store it. I know I'm never going to wear it again but I couldn't bear to get rid of it. It brings back memories of such a beautiful day.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I did not take any pictures today so I thought I would share two pictures from a few years ago. My mom and I went to Seattle in August 2006. We took a day trip to Mt. Rainer and were treated to both snowy mountaintops and fields of colorful wildflowers.
*These pictures were taken August 11, 2006.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I attended a seminar in Santa Barbara yesterday and when I was leaving the parking garage I could not find my ticket. Typically if you lose your ticket you have the pay the full 24 price of $24. The gentleman in the ticket booth was very kind and asked me when I entered the parking garage and only charged me for the 4 hours I was there.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
That is the question. I know I should suck it up and go for the lifetime membership but $700 is a lot of money. I know that spending $40 each year on an annual membership doesn't make sense either but I just can't manage to fork over $700 in one fell swoop. What to do, what to do.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Callie's 2011 started off with a bang. I got up early this morning and fed Callie around 7:00 when she really started whining. After that I went upstairs to read. In the meantime, Ted got up around 8:00 and fed Callie which is typically the first thing he does Saturday mornings. Around 8:30 Ted was talking on the phone with his sister Carol and I heard him mention he was able to sleep in this morning because surprisingly Callie did not wake him up crying to be fed. Once he got off the phone I let him know she was quiet this morning because she had already been fed. Of course Callie did not mention this to Ted and happily ate the extra food Ted gave her at 8:00. Now she is sitting in her tree in a food coma.