Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This week before spring break was unusually heavy with meetings, events, and appointments. It is now looking like I'll be on campus only tomorrow and Thursday, working from home on Friday as I normally do (and am so fortunate to be able to do). Tea and list making are in order with this unexpected block of time.
In addition to working, I am currently adding books to my Kindle and songs to my iGadgets; any recommendations?
Saturday, February 22, 2014
In fact, the last time we traveled internationally together was to Cancun in early 2007 to celebrate my brother and sister-in-law's wedding. It's time to do it again.
Normally, Austin and I like to go to lots of museums and walk all around a city but the purpose of this vacation is to totally relax. We're loading our Kindles with lots of books, staying at an all-inclusive so I don't spend hours researching the best off-the-beaten path restaurants, and we're going to let the sun and surf work some magic. We're so lucky we have this opportunity and we plan to enjoy every second of it.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The beginning of the year and the new semester kept me very busy and Austin continues to work crazy hours. But for now, I've got the patio door open so I can listen to the waves crash. I caught up on a little work and I'm going to go for a walk in a bit. Tomorrow and Saturday I'll be doing some focus group work with a publisher and then I'll be home just in time to throw a Super Bowl party with Austin. Stay tuned, I won't be away so long next time.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Austin chose the Lockhart burger which included locally sourced prime beef, pepperjack cheese, pickles, onion rings and spicy Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce. Naturally he had to pair it with a Shiner. I could tell it was good because instead of talking, he nodded a lot, said "mmm," and licked his fingers.
I opted for the autumn salad with mixed green, julienned green apple, candied pecans, and goat cheese with a side of balsamic dressing. It was very tasty and I'd like to recreate it at home.
After our meal, we stopped by a liquor store for a wine (for me) and beer (for him) tasting and Austin scored a bottle of spiced rum that is distilled locally. Not a bad Wednesday night.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
The first day of 2014 was gorgeous, with highs near 50 and lots of sun. I snapped this photo while I was out on a walk and enjoying some fresh air. We had a quiet New Year's Eve in, making caramelized leek risotto and crab legs. I enjoyed cooking and eating and didn't take a photo of any of it.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We then spent the next couple of days with Austin's family and I got to watch my other nephew tear into his gifts. We also had time to visit while sipping coffee/tea and my sister-in-law and I sneaked out for a fun girls' lunch with a friend (and now my SiL's coworker!).
It was a wonderful visit but Stinky was the only one who wasn't pleased. We got lots of sass when we returned and he still is quite clingy. It must be difficult to be a cat but at least he gets to spend New Year's Eve with us.