Monday, May 11, 2009

Busy Day

Last Friday was a busy day for us. We both took the day off work and filled our day with lots of fun activities.

It started off with breakfast at the Pancake Cafe in Fitchburg.
They have REALLY great coffee (Hawaiian Kona blend) and the menu had lots of options.
I'm a banana + pecan person, so of course I had to try the pancakes.
They were okay...
The cool thing is that the Pancake Cafe serves maple syrup rather than that nasty melted plasticy goop stuff that most restaurants serve.
(I'm a syrup snob...I wont eat it unless it's real!)

After breakfast, we headed over to my work and took out a canoe.
[photo filtered by sunglasses]
Joe was pretty excited to make his first catch of the year.
[so excited that his hat was pretty wonky for the picture.]
Then we came home and planted the rest of our salsa garden.
[pretend there is a garden photo here...not ready yet]

And after a brief nap, we went to a get together at Zor Shrine.
[there was a really cool band called the Cajun Strangers that played.]
And then we came home and went to bed.
I worked the next morning so I had to be sure to rest up.

And now my backspace button doesn't work so I'm going to stop typing before I get too angry at the stupid thing.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Today I rearranged part of my bedroom.
See details of the items in the photo here.

Tomorrow I might post about what we did on Friday, but for now I'm going to drink coffee.

I hope you had a good weekend!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Pretty neat project.
I still have to choose my 3 places. Although I won't be able to contribute $50 to each one, I'm going to aim for $20.

Today I start work at 11:30 and work till 8:00. So that gives me some time to clean up my studio/office/dump-everything-on-the-floor room.

I want the room to be a place I can hang out in and not have to listen to the television. I, for some reason, am super sensitive to the loudness of the tv and I know it drives Joe nuts. It's gotten to the point that all I have to do is glance over at the tv and then look back at what I'm doing and he knows that it's too loud. Pretty lame, I know. But whatever.

So now that the huge obnoxious computer desk is FINALLY gone and not taking up half my closet in there, I can start getting my screen printing area ready.

You know what's going to happen, though...we're going to move right when I get everything just so (because I'm quite a just-so person) and then I'm not going to touch the stuff for a year. Again. Just like last time.

Remember this? That was 2 years ago. Geez.

So anyway, we'll see what I end up doing in that room. I have about an hour of free time before work, so off I go.

Friday, May 01, 2009

I'm home. It's Friday. I work in 2 hours.

I got home from the canoe trip yesterday around 2:30. Although I was exhausted and a bit on edge by the end, it was a great time and I gathered a lot of useful information. I suppose I picked a bad time to cut my caffeine intake and quickly pressed 3 cups of damn strong coffee when I got home...

The group consisted of myself and 10 coworkers (that word looks funny to me).

We paddled a short stint of the Wisconsin River between Mazomanie and Lone Rock, stopping to set up camp both nights.

We also stopped at various areas to eat and hang out for a bit.

The overcast sky was nice, but this sandbar would have made for an even better picnic if it had been sunny and less windy! It looks like an island but there is actually water between those trees and the sand even though you can't tell from the photo.

The area on the way to Tower Hill State Park was pretty neat, despite the fact that everything we wanted to do there ended up being closed. That was okay though, it was nice to get out and take a quick hike to the top.

So yeah, I had a pretty good time. When Joe got home from work he wanted to hear all about it so I showed him the few photos that I took and told him a few stories (and vented a bit) and now he's pretty stoked about doing something similar.

When I had my interview at Rutabaga and was later offered the job, Joe and I decided that we were going to get a canoe or 2 kayaks (and everything that goes along with that sort of thing) this summer, since it would be an opportune time to do so. But about 2 months ago when we heard about the tax credit for first time home buyers, that thought pretty much flew out the window since we are in "must. buy. house." mode. I'm hoping that we will be able to pinch a bit of cash out of that fund because I know that we would have a great time for years to come and I feel like it would be stupid not to buy a boat right now (which is kind of like the house thing...) All I have to do is convince Joe that it's the right thing to do, which is the only roadblock in this situation. Damn houses and their downpayments! Oh well. One day we will have both luxuries and I can't wait for that.

What are you up to this weekend? I'm not sure what we're going to do on Sunday but I have the day off and I want to be sure to do something fun. You'll probably hear all about it if we do.