Tuesday, November 16, 2010


These are photos of my co-worker's super sweet and cute puppy, Rocky. He is a "feist." Apparently this breed is very much like a Jack Russell Terrier, but less high strung. Rocky spent yesterday as an office dog and is back today! Though Rocky had a few bursts of energy during which he peed in the boss' office and nibbled on files, he mostly slept and is asleep right now. What a sweetie.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paint it Black!

Some of John's latest handy work. He painted the stairs and the door black! I wasn't totally on board with the concept, but now that it's done, I really like it. That's usually how these painting projects go :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My quiche and pumpkin & walnut & coconut chocolate chip cookies!

Weekend Update

So, I had a difficult hearing on Friday. I won, but had to be pretty aggressive in my cross-examination of the opposing party. I was only doing my job, and the woman was awful, but sometimes it still makes me feel bad to really call someone out. Let's just say, I wouldn't want to be cross-examined!

So I got home by like 4:30 on Friday afternoon and relaxed while John did yard work. Then we tried to watch the movie, the Book of Eli. It was good, but I fell asleep like 30 minutes in.

Last night, we had a neighborhood party at the pavilion on the soccer field. It's called Chastain Night, and people reserve tables and bring a fancy meal. It's kind of expensive to reserve a table in the pavilion, so we got together with a few other couples and took advantage of lawn seating -- bring your own table and pay $5! One couple kindly brought their Chiminea fireplace, so we were able to stay toasty. It got down to 29 last night! There was live music, and it was a lot of fun.

Today, I'm making a meal for our neighbors who just had their first baby (yes, another one...I think it's something in the water). The menu consists of quiche and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...and Caesar salad, which I just realized I forgot to get at the store. D'oh.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My pumpkin.

John built a really nice fire, which we enjoyed well after the trick or treating wrapped up.

Our trick-or-treat set up...We set up a table in our yard with a few neighbors so that we could hand out candy together. The kids would get a handful from each bowl, so no one was shorted on the candy front.

Indiana Jones looking ruggedly handsome, if I do say so myself.

Emily keeping warm in her new blanket!

A baby duck too!

Emily, a half-Aussie, dressed in her Kangaroo costume and surrounded by Australian stuffed animals and flags! Too cute.

This weekend, I finally completed the baby blanket I've been working on forever! I made the blanket for our neighbors' daughter, Emily...who is now 2 months old! Better late than never, I suppose. I gave the blanket to Michelle when they came over to survey our trick-or-treat set up, and after about half an hour, it started getting chilly -- lo and behold, Emily needed her blanket to keep warm!

Johnny's "punkin" -- it's a bat!

For Jessy...

Seasonal update of the powder room.

Kitties keeping warm.

Scrabble Box Kitty!