Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunset Park

The temperature inched above freezing today, so we took advantage of the balmy 42 degrees and took the camera for a spin. These are pics of Sunset Park, the park our neighborhood is built around (and named after).

The following is a photo series I call Sad Snowmen of Sunset Park.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

We all knew this was coming

As I mentioned last time, I got a camera for my birthday! Now I just have to learn to use it. There's no point in having a fancy camera if you just use it on automatic settings, right?

But it has been so cold. So, so cold.

Yes, these are the cities I have saved in my weather app.
Too cold to go out and play with your camera. Too cold to have your fingers outside of your mittens, frankly.

So, I've had to learn about camera settings indoors, and luckily I have the perfect model.

Did I just post eight photos of my cat? Did I? Was it me? It was, I did. No shame. He's so handsome. Get used to it.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


As if I didn't have the best husband for the two cakes...

Stick of butter in the background!
He got me a pretty outrageous pressie...

So, expect many more photos like this one...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sharing is Caring

Sharing with you a side-by-side of L. and his grandpa (as a baby).

When L. was born I thought he looked like my dad. When he was a wee baby I thought he looked like my brother. When he was a baby others said he looks like H. Now, more and more, people say he looks like me, though he does have his father's nose and dark eyes.

Tomorrow is my birthday. Are the gifts in the mail?

Saturday is V-Day. We don't really "do" Valentine's Day. It gives us a nice smugness to say such things.

Monday is President's Day, which means no work. So, good days ahead, even if temps are too low.

Monday, February 9, 2015

January successes

So, pats on the back all around. My goal of making + bringing my lunch to work 4/5 days a week in an effort to save money, has been (so far) successful. In fact, since the beginning of the year I think I've only bought lunch twice! I even tried this kind of weird, but good in a way barbecue chickpea cranberry wrap recipe.

So, I should be rolling in the cash, right? Not yet, but high hopes, my friends.

One of the reasons we need to be strict on spending this year is because we have two vacations planned in 2015 already - to San Francisco and Yosemite in June, and a house in Maine in August. And that's just the planned trips. We tend to add on a few short trips here and there. Actually, today we booked a trip to Portland and Seattle, though that is technically a work trip. A work trip with benefits.

What's more, is L. turns 20 months old today.

So, when our SF/Yosemite trip comes, he will be 2. After he turns 2 we have to pay for a seat on the plane for him. Yikes. I suspect the trips will be pulled back after that time. Sigh. No more jet-setting for you, kid!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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