When we were working in the yard last weekend, I asked Tara if she'd be opposed to adding plastic pink flamingos to our landscaping. As soon as those words left my mouth, I realized how absurd they sounded. Not because I have anything against plastic pink flamingos; their kitsch factor appeals to me in the … Continue reading All Flamingos are Pink
We made a Target run this morning, but managed to stay within budget for a change, only spending $150 when our shopping list totaled about $60. If you're questioning how spending 2.5 times what we'd planned constitutes fiscal responsibility, then clearly you have never shopped at Target. Last time, we dropped $295 after planning on … Continue reading Variety is the Spice of Life
I was bitching this morning about having to go to work on Black Friday, but alas, I have ended up working from home. Which still isn’t not working, but at least it’s working in the comfort of sweats. One of those split-the-difference scenarios, I guess. For the record, I tried to go to work, but we have had freezing … Continue reading White Knuckles
This popped up on my Facebook memories feed yesterday, and I had to share with an update. I have never worked for a company that celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so when I learned that PSI follows all Federal holidays, to say I was thrilled is an understatement. I'm used to a long, nearly … Continue reading Untangled and Frozen
We are back home today. Smartest move I ever made? Taking the day off. I knew we'd want a chance to recuperate. What I did not expect was for the city to shut down thanks to a surprise snow and ice storm yesterday - one that made the long drive back both beautiful and treacherous. … Continue reading Beautiful and Treacherous
Saturday afternoon in the Columbia Gorge, after a week of freezing cold weather and a deep arctic freeze. And you thought "regular" waterfalls were beautiful...