Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Double Digits!!!!

Only 99 days until my cruise!!! YAY!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Haven't been around much the past two weeks. I've been working on getting done with classes and working on my PhD proposal. I got it back about 2 weeks ago with suggestions for edits and it has been consuming my time. I'm hoping to get it back to my advisor today because I am very close to being finished with the edits. Plus, because classes are done I will have all day to work. I'll get it to him Wednesday at the latest. I worked all weekennd on it as well.

My horoscope today is very promising and hope it is an indication that all will wrap-up today.

"To make up one's own mind is never an easy task. For you, dear Virgo, it is particularly difficult. Today, something in the air will enable you to unify your thoughts. You will be able to make decisions fairly easily. But if you can't make up your mind on a certain subject, feel free to think a bit longer before you decide. There is no need to rush into anything."

Don't you agree?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Money, Money, Money...

Received word today that I received the M.A. Fritz Travel Grant ($750) to visit the Royal Ontario Museum (pictured above) in Toronto, Canada! YAY ME! I will be going up there this summer.

Also received word that I received one of the Paul Sanders Awards given by the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers ($500). DOUBLE YAY ME!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More from the Bedroom

The bedroom is a travel theme...I definitely needed this cool Eiffel Tower...especially because I am planning on going to see it in person next year!!
Here is a picture of the dresser. It's huge and was really hard to take a picture of. Hopefully you get the idea from this. I just couldn't back up any more to get the full dresser into the picture.
Am loving my new bedroom. So comfy!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Season 5 Begins!

Tonight the new season of Deadliest Catch begins on the Discovery Channel. Love, love, LOVE this show! My favorite Captains are Sig (Northwestern) and Phil (Cornelia Marie). Trust me, I'll be glued to the TV on Tuesday nights for the rest of the season!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bedroom Redo...

Been working on redecorating for a while now. I have almost finished my bedroom. Here is a picture of my new bed and the linens. The walls are a pale green and the bed linens are also shades of green.
But this is my favorite part! I purchased a quote that I rubbed onto the wall. Then I surrounded the quote with pictures of places I'd traveled. Isn't it cool?? I am very happy with the way in which it turned out. I think it perfectly fills the corner of the room. Soon I'll get to add a picture or two from Alaska too!!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Oldie but Goodie...

I've been working on redoing my bedroom. I purchased an unbelievably expensive dresser the other day and a new iron bed. Slowly but surely I am recreating the bedroom into a place where I will not only be able to rest but also reflect on some wonderful memories. My bedroom theme is "Travel" and I have put together a wall with a quote and some 8x10 photos of places I've been (pictures of this to follow).

The picture below is one of my favorite memories. This was taken on our first cruise to Mexico. My sister Roxanne was with us as well. This photo was taken in Cabo San Lucas. We had just gotten back on the boat after snorkeling. Notice the pepsi bottle in Richard's hand? He got that because he had gotten stung by a jellyfish and the crew felt bad for him. Poor guy! But for years we have joked with him that he needs a t-shirt that says "I went to Cabo San Lucas and all I got was stung by a jellyfish."

Good times...good times...

Friday, April 03, 2009

YAY...it's Friday!!

And I am doing the happy happy joy joy dance!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Take time to call your best friend today and let him/her know how much you appreciate them. Have a happy Wednesday!!