November 19, 2011

Today I rediscovered the first mittens I ever knit. I knit these a few years ago. The one on the left is pretty perfect. It fits like a glove :) and is actually very comfortable. The one on the left is shapeless and has an enormous thumb. It just falls off my hand it's so big. Fail!

November 18, 2011: Treat Day

Rob's coworker shared a chocolate treat with us.
And after school, Rob got a new used Ipod. Now we have matching Ipods.

November 17, 2011

Kia's ear has healed! No more icky scabs from those nasty fleas. Guess all our hard work is paying off.

November 16, 2011: A Night on the Couch

November 15, 2011

We got a gift for our yoga teacher: some tea and a cd of relaxing yoga music. We'll probably bring it to her next week. Hope she likes it.

November 14, 2011

We got some free mushroom mulch from the Mushroomery. Hopefully it will make our soil happy.

November 13, 2011

We bought a new dresser today at Eugene Liquidators. We found it through an online ad they had posted on Craigslist. It is exactly what we were looking for and fits perfectly with the rest of our bedroom furniture.
While we were out shopping, I found these two lottery tickets in my jacket pocket. Rob had been asking me for days where I had put these two tickets. He insisted I had put them somewhere, maybe in my purse. I was sure that he had put the tickets somewhere. I guess he was right.... for once :) They're not winners anyway.

November 12, 2011: Fall

November 11, 2011: Kitty in the Dark

November 10, 2011: Kia Goes to the Vet

Doesn't she look happy? Today Kia and I went to her least favorite place in the world: the vet. She actually did very well; she only hissed once, and there was no growling. Why did we go to the vet? We wanted to confirm that Kia has a flea allergy (we had already internet diagnosed her) and we wanted to learn what more we can do to help her with this problem. Well, Kia does have a flea allergy. She got a steroid shot to help with the allergic reaction and had her first good sleep in weeks. To help get rid of the fleas, we humans have to start vacuuming and laundering like crazy, all the time.

November 9, 2011

When I went out to the car this morning, I saw this awesome spider web covered with dew. I just had to take a picture.
One of Rob's students mastered this amazing trick: the balancing chair.

November 8, 2011: We are Sick :(

As you can tell by the horribly blurry picture.

November 7, 2011

This is my writing notebook, where I am working on my novel for NaNoWriMo. Sometimes I like to handwrite before I type it; sometimes I just like to type. Either way I am really behind in my word count and am not confident about winning NaNo this year.

November 6, 2011: Lisa's New Shoes

November 5, 2011: Calzones for Dinner

November 4, 2011

My homeroom class played dodgeball against another homeroom today. My students were really excited about the game and insisted that I have some facepaint. I even ended up playing a little and trying to help out. We still lost :(
Rob saw this old picture of Kaukauna on Facebook. He tried climbing that water tower once, but only made it halfway up.

November 3, 2011: Fall in the Garden

November 2, 2011

Rob's school had its book fair this week. He bought me this cute little pig and cow.
Here they are at home. Aren't they the cutest?

November 1, 2011

I'm reading a new book.
Rob made an awesome low calorie pizza for his dinner :)

October 31, 2011: Happy Hallowe'en

We had a ton of trick or treaters, much more than last year. Yoga was cancelled, so we got to stay home and hand out candy. It was so much fun!

October 30, 2011

I started a knitting group with two friends today. I am teaching them to knit. Today was our first meeting in Lebanon. I packed up my fuzzy pink knitting bag with a variety of supplies for our first lesson. It was a lot of fun, and they both did really well.

October 29, 2011

Rob and I went to Corvallis to pick up a free rug from Craigslist. Along the way, we saw two deer. First we noticed a doe, then we saw this guy. How majestic.
The doe started walking towards us.
We thought she might walk right up to the window of the car.
The buck was a little more cautious, but eventually they both crossed the road behind our car and continued on their way.
There have been a lot of ads on Craigslist recently that say "L@@K!" in the title. Rob decided to have a little fun by posting his own ad.

October 28, 2011: Puppies!!

OMG! How adorable are these guys?? Our friend's dog had puppies. She brought them to work, but we are just not ready for a puppy yet.

October 27, 2011

Need I say more??

October 26, 2011: Rob goes to the Pumpkin Patch

This morning the sunrise was beautiful. I took this picture when I got to work.
Rob went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch, where apparently he saw a lot of goats. There were acrobatic goats performing aerial feats.
Of course all the cool goats were there. Just check out that hairdo :)

October 25, 2011

Book I just finished reading. The whole trilogy is awesome!!

October 24, 2011

Shadowy picture of Lisa.

October 23, 2011: Wine and Beer Day

Today we racked the wine into a carboy for the second fermentation. It's looking good.
We also bottled our beer.

October 22, 2011: Hallowe'en Decorations

Today, Rob and I decorated the porch for Hallowe'en. As you can see, we put up a lot of cobwebs.
We found this scary little guy at Grocery Outlet and just had to bring him home with us.
Then we made our table into a creepy little dude.
He looks a little like our sisters, Siobhan and Shelly. You may remember them from their visit this summer.

October 21, 2011: Happy Birthday Lisa!!

I got some great birthday cards, including a couple from my students.
And another great birthday gift arrived. We had some friends over for drinks and stayed up pretty late. Thank you everyone for another wonderful birthday :)