October 25, 2010

north shore

So we went camping this weekend. It was cold. It was see-your-breath cold. It was 4 layers, hats, gloves, running tights under the pants cold.

There was a good deal of fun, though. Lots of hiking and who knew that the North Shore had so many waterfalls? Not me.

My camera died after two pictures, but I managed to take some more with my phone. Here are some to start you off:

Off to water my plants... they look a little sad and lonely after a weekend away. They should get used to it - next weekend is Green Bay!

October 12, 2010

some blue sweatpants and a blue swimsuit top

Let me tell you about the time I dressed as Princess Jasmine for Halloween, circa 1992...

October 10, 2010

something besides cooking

Well, the Bittman is good. I had it delivered to my work (so we wouldn't have to pick it up from the post office). It arrived on a busy day and I put it on the open desk space next to mine so I could have more room. Then, about an hour after I came home from work, I sat up and said, "I left the cookbook at work!" Yup, after all my excitement about the cookbook, I left work without the package. I hadn't even opened it and it slipped my mind.

Andrew and I went back to get it, of course, and he got to see our new office space. Before, the office was a windowless cave in a business park. Now, it's a big, bright suite in a building with other social services. The difference is between night and day. I was only in the old office for a few weeks, but it was completely depressing.

The other night we had Amy, Drew, Eric and Nelson over for dinner. Nelson's birthday happened to be a few days earlier so I baked him an apple tart to celebrate (definitely not because we had a lot of apples from going apple picking. Definitely not).

Nelson had also run his first marathon the day before so he totally deserved a birthday tart.

In two weekends, Andrew and I are going camping with a bunch of his family members. I'm pretty excited, if only because it's been ages since I've gone camping.

This is our new tent, a wedding present from his parents. They also found a good price on a sleeping bag and some camping chairs so that gets to come camping with us too! We're going to a state park north of Duluth, which will make it my first trip through Duluth. The leaves will probably be off the trees by then, but it might still be pretty.

I've decided what I want to be for Halloween:

I've always wanted to be Princess Leia but for the past few years my hair hasn't been long enough. Since I've been poor and haven't had a hair cut in months, I'll hold out for a few more weeks in the name of Halloween. I think we might be going to Green Bay for Halloween, if only because the trick-or-treating is better.

I hate the Yankees.

This one's for my mom:

Time to read, put away laundry and dishes, sweep... basically return the apartment to a state of cleanliness. Bacher out!