Giving Thanks

 
 
 
 
 
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you all take the day to seek rest, take inventory of the things in your life that matter most and revel in thanks for the abundance you have been given. Enjoy the holiday!

Mac on Ski's

 
 
 
 
 
I came across this article on a few other blogs this afternoon, entitled "the Mac on Skis." Of course this piqued my interest on both fronts - skiing and computers. I am a ski fanatic and an Apple fanatic. Now, I can't really determine the exact dating of when this was written, judging by the photograph, likely a while ago. The Graduated Learning Method that the writer heavily relies on to form th[...]
 
 
 
 
 
Household chores are one of my least favorite tasks to do. The mundane repetitive, never ending tasks of housewifedom far exceed my ingrained capabilities and inclinations in having this facet of the job provide me with reciprocating enjoyment and contentment. I do my best dishes when angry. I clean out of frustration and angst against the mess. I would love to say I am a neat organized person, [...]

iPhony

 
 
 
 
 
The top of this post is supposed to be adorned with a photo of Araiya and her 'iphone' -- or as I have been calling it, her iPhony. You see, Matt got a hard case for his iPhone last weekend and inside the display was a full-color cardboard representation of the phone inside the case as part of the packaging. It took Araiya all of Five Seconds to fish it out of the trash and begin using it. Because[...]

the Tunnel

 
 
 
 
 
One of the things I enjoy the most about living up here in the Pacific Northwest is the distinction of Seasons. Where I grew up we had two seasons- Snow and No Snow. Where I went to College we had one season- Sunny and 75 with the occasional bout of rain. Seattle has Four very obvious changes between each. Everyone who isn't from Seattle has the preconceived notion that it rains here "all the ti[...]
 
 
 
 
 
I know there are at least a handful of you fellow Architect-ies who will get these:   .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... ..........................[...]

Still A.F.-ing

 
 
 
 
 
Amazon is a really smart company. We are still pretty addicted to Amazon Fresh and they continue to expand both their product selection and service areas. It has been such a life-saver, a time-saver and a sanity-saver. I just made an order at the end of last week that I got delivered the same day I ordered it. It showed up just in time for movie night with a new bag of popcorn. I found a few inter[...]
 
 
 
 
 
I don't know if many of you know exactly how big of a Dork I am. Yup, I am a huge dork who always loves a good story of random randomness (especially if I am involved). So here is the latest from yesterday: We went out last night for wine and dessert to a nearby restaurant that has a little kid's play space, just to give Matt and I a chance to talk and catch up with one another and get out for a [...]

Morning Walk

 
 
 
 
 
Once a week I have been getting a few hours of 'Me' time. Time where Matt watches the kids, usually during nap time, and I can go out by myself and do whatever. It has been increasingly beneficial for us to make sure I take these quick Sabbaths as a chance to clear my mind and refocus myself away from the ever present and pressing needs of the family. Last week I got up early on a cool, yet sunny,[...]