Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My View

Looks like fun, huh? Well it is all coming to a bit of a closure today. I defend my thesis today. My thesis you ask? Well it isn't exactly finished, but it will be in a few months and I definitely have enough information to fill up a few hours. Today at 4, when it is over, I will be a happy camper!

Thanksgiving was wonderful! Erik and I drove to MN. It took a little longer than expected but we made it and that is what matters. We spent Thanksgiving Day with my family. It was very nice to see everyone. I enjoyed just sitting around and chatting. The next two days, Erik and I each spent time with our families. On Sunday we drove back and were wishing we had more time with our families.

I've been working quite a bit on this presentation. When it was mostly finished last night, Erik and I spent some time putting up Christmas lights and getting out decorations. We did not get a Christmas tree, but I decorated the Christmas Cactus. It makes me chuckle every time I look at it. I'll have to put up a picture later. It is funny looking, but it works just fine for us.

Monday, November 19, 2007

1400 miles, 5 states, exhaustion

It has been a busy couple of weeks. I went on a little road trip through 5 states. I don't have much to say, but here is a little recap...

I started my trip by driving north, to Fargo, to visit Katie. It was great to see her and where she is calling home away from home. We had a great day together. We went to see all of her wonderful artwork. She is so creative.

Below is the building that Katie takes her painting class. It is so cool with exposed architecture.

From Fargo, I drove east, had an interview. Yep. And then I drove south. I stayed with my parents. Had the interview part 2. Dad and I went out to lunch and Mom, Dad and I went out to dinner. Mom and I tried to go get Cities Sampler CDs but the last tickets were handed out about 3 people in front of us. It was a nice time. It was nice to hang out with my parents.

I also was able to deliver this baby quilt to my friend Gretchen and her husband Lance who are expecting a little girl very soon. It was nice to see them and see how happy they are.

I got back Thursday night. Kevin and Jen came over and we made apple pies. I undercooked one of them. Our oven is warmer on one side. We made the pies for Friday night when we had Thanksgiving for the grad students and families. It was a good time and a good turn out with lots of good food. Saturday I slept, Sunday I relaxed and did a little work.

Now, I'm waiting and looking forward to Thanksgiving! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Extended Halloween

Chocolate cake with an orange creme frosting and an ice cream cone covered in chocolate for the stem.

The whole wild crowd: Blackmail, Ghost, Dead Husker, Trailer Park Manager, Rodeo Queen, Old Lady, Peg Bundy, Hippie, Stickman, Stickwoman, Mime, Oscar the Grouch, The Husker Football team going down the drain, Burger King Guy, The Dude (Big Lebowski), and Huskers Guy.

Erik and I, a stick couple. :)