Thursday, December 28, 2006


In this house dwells the Vulcan death flu. Enter at your own risk.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Neko the Explorer

He was just a little curious about all the ins and outs of our new desk :)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

quite the handy husband

assembled with minimal help from myself

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to all!

The tree at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Sunday, December 24, 2006

the stockings were hung... the hallway with care

Saturday, December 23, 2006

a lazy Christmas Eve eve

This is my mother-in-law's cat, Beau. And that's the kind of day that Christmas Eve eve was.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

what cats do when they are home alone

I swear I'm not posing this cat in these pictures. If I were, the remote would be facing the opposite direction ;)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Nothing like getting on hands and knees with a bucket and a rag to feel confident about the level of clean your kitchen floor is on.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Today was housework day #1 - it's gonna be a 2 day job. I rearranged the living room while I was cleaning, and ended up creating another room - yay me!

important decision

When planning to spend the day shopping, proper footwear is essential. Some things you have to learn from experience. (guess which pair I wore today)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas loot

It's good to be a teacher at Christmas! Today was our class Christmas party and I made out very well. Lotions, smelly-good soaps, candles, ornaments, candy, notecards, holiday soap dispensers, votive candle holders, an Olive Garden gift card, and (not featured in this photo, but already in use on my desk at work) a deskpad.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

my thoughts exactly

This is exactly how I found Celeste when I walked in the door from work today. Yeah, it's been that kind of day all around.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

a Christmas miracle!

Say hello to our new monitor. Our old one crapped out on us...we had the brightness turned all the way up on the monitor as well as in the video drivers, and we were still having to squint to make anything out. Hubby bought this monitor at Sam's today and WE CAN SEE!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

craft in progress

I'm helping the kids make Christmas presents for their mommies this week - we're making snowman magnets. I painted and glued the popsicle sticks together and then the kids got to add googly eyes and craft foam noses and mouths. I'm happy with the products :)

Monday, December 11, 2006

junk on my desk

Sunday, December 10, 2006

laundry day...

...and Neko "helped."

Christmas came early

Our old microwave decided to try to explode on us, and all our cordless phones had been left off the base too long and died. So Merry Christmas to us! Fortunately, both purchases passed Celeste's scrutinizing inspection.

Friday, December 08, 2006

my favorite socks

Yes, I have a favorite pair of socks. I love my penguin toe socks!

Merry Christmas!

Me and Sensei-Hubby at the dojo Christmas party

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wii Mii

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Monday, December 04, 2006


Saturday, December 02, 2006

attack of the 50 ft woman!

This is Hanshi's wife, working on the Christmas decorations at the dojo.