Thursday, April 17, 2008

That's What She Said

It's a general rule in my life that no matter how hard I try, I am almost consistently five minutes late for anything. Tonight was no exception.

I was racing to the gym, motivated to run only by the fact that I was going to watch The Office. I was already annoyed with myself that I was going to miss the first five minutes of the show, when in the span of the normally 7-8 minute drive there were TWO emergency vehicles, as well as a freight train. COME ON.

Three miles later I stepped off of the treadmill not only disappointed (AGAIN) with Michael and Co., but also reminded that I am once again one year older. Why does it matter when you enter your age into those little machines anyways? Do you burn calories at a different rate if you're in a certain age bracket?

Yes, it's true. Yesterday was my birthday. And while I had a mildly difficult and depressing workout tonight, yesterday was an absolutely fabulous day (as all birthdays should be).

Following a pedicure with my sister at Nail Envy, I came home to my husband cooking a steak dinner. It should be noted that the words "husband cooking" have never shown up in the same sentence in the duration of our marriage, other than eggs, toast and macaroni and cheese. He'll try to play it down if you ask him about it, but it truly was a fantastic meal. (The effort alone would have scored big points, but the meal really was delicious and very well thought out!)

(Note the Sparkling Grape Juice on the table...hmm...I'm pretty sure it was from Valentine's Day over a year ago...)

The kicker was the chocolate covered strawberries, bananas and oranges he HAND MADE for dessert. Does this man know me well or what??

You think that my night could have ended at this point on an all-time high, but check out my face in the picture below as I unwrapped my gift...

Wow. Didn't ask for it. Didn't expect it. I will reiterate, does this man know me well or what??

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Go Ahead...Make Yourself at Home

It's true...I think Spring has finally arrived!! And while most people are bursting with excitement to finally get outside for the first time in about six months, I found a little creature yesterday making itself right INSIDE my home. (I am currently watching his friend/second life crawling on the window screen...the LAST thing I need is an infestation of ladybugs!)

Some shots of spring:
(Note the lava rocks in the background. Yeah...those definitely need to go...)

There are several more that still have yet to bloom...I'm excited to see what other colors will pop up!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Go Orgo!

Today just seemed like a blogging kind of day. It's been raining all day, and the light just keeps getting greyer (is that a possible shade of light?) outside. I didn't even open the curtains in my house today, because I'd rather live in artificial light than have to look at the mess outside. (Can you tell the weather affects my mood?)

The other day I was at Target buying everything from sandwich baggies to a down comforter, and I decided to take a gamble and buy organic milk. The past few years my hubby has been the sole milk-guzzler, but since he's stopped having cereal in the mornings for breakfast, our milk consumption has drastically decreased.

You would think in this day in age where every time I go to buy milk or gas I might as well be buying myself a new pair of designer jeans that I would probably be excited to choose the cheapest milk in the smallest qty. possible (due to the 3 week old milk I found in the fridge before I went to the store) - but my curiosity won out and I went organic.

Within a week of buying the milk, every person who entered our house (without fail), somehow opened the fridge and ALL of them commented on the milk. Are you kidding me? It's not like we're growing our own vegetables or have our own cow...And since when is milk a topic of conversation? (My breastfeeding friends excepted)

The worst part is that they all asked questions I didn't know the answer to!

"What is it with everyone your age drinking organic milk?"
Um...I didn't know we's my first time...really...

"So what is better about organic milk? What makes it organic? How do you seriously keep a cow from eating grass that you don't know had some kind of chemical on it? What if..."'s better for you? (I should interject here that this was a series of questions offered by our friend Stan. I cut his list of questions much shorter than it actually was.)

"Does organic milk taste different?"
(Well, the answer to that one is NO...)

Considering none of my posts have actually reflected my work, I thought I'd give a few glimpses at some of the projects I've been working on...

This is a logo I worked on recently for a local dentist. Unfortunately, client privilege won out and the final logo looks nothing like this one, but this is the one he originally chose:
A brochure for Renovator Ministries:
I've been doing a lot of miscellaneous work...I'm loving the variety and the unique challenges each project brings...hope to post more soon!