Saturday, February 24, 2007

winter pics

found this adorable picture of the dudes...

Friday, February 23, 2007

Dreams of Flying

I found this series of photos online and this was my favorite.

This week has been a long one. It's the combination of work, February, and lethargy (product of February, probably). The mercury climbed up to 38 degrees this week (wow!), and the sun is shining. This is a good thing and encouraging, until I remember Michigan spring is still months away. Still, the snow is beautiful and bright, and I welcome a break in the single-digit weather.

Last night Daniel and I worked until 7ish, and we drove to my favorite little hole-in-the wall, Pho Soc Trang, where we enjoyed delicious Vietnamese food. They did not have my favorite "vegetarian vermicelli", so in the interest of adventure, I tried the meat-laden version (a dollar cheaper - go figure). The bright "red" meat not so great but overall dish not so bad. Still, it remains my favorite place. Nextdoor there's an Asian market. Amazing finds include: gorgeous tea, noodle lunches for $1.50, ginger candy, and sesame oil 1/3rd the price of the grocery store. The thing is, the packaging is amazing on the things we bought; I'll take pictures and post to emphasize their loveliness. We found enormous scallops, and normally I'd go for it, but seriously, I think some of their seafood had been there in the freezer since fear of Y2K.

Tonight I'm taking myself and Conrad to Stevensville to wish Katy and Ellie happy Birthdays. It will be great to take off and maybe stop at my favorite antique stores in Saugatuck on the way south. I'm planning on picking them up a special something at the Wealthy St. Bakery - a Grand Rapids favorite of the O'Connor ladies. This is the only weekend off for a couple weeks, so I need to enjoy it!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Conrad in the Snow

Okay... this is my attempt to link to for a video Daniel posted for the family. It's mostly in Spanish but you can see my new haircut (although he decided to take a picture of my right after I'd woken up on a snowy Saturday morning, grrr) and see Conrad jumping. Sorry it's so blurry!

Conrad in the Snow

Sunday, February 04, 2007


The snow outside is so beautiful! Even though we have been snow-bound since Friday night I have to admit, I LOVE this. We have food, we have heat, and it's been amazing to just hang out in the house. Originally, the plan was for me to have an event until late on Friday night, then go to a conference ALL day Saturday. YUCK! So I'm very happy to get to stay home and relax.
Yesterday we cleaned the house hard-core. My best friend, Emily Zangaro, recently started working at Wood TV 8, and she was reporting out in the cold all day. The roads were too dangerous to make the drive back to Lansing, so after the 11 o'clock news, she came over and stayed here. Seeing her was so wonderful. Conrad really loves her; he kept running up to her and licking her while wagging his tail.
Church was canceled today and now I'm trying to work up the energy to clean off the car and drive down the block to the video store... Daniel and I are hooked on the Sopranos. Thank God for snow storms!!