Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A White Christmas

I took these photos less than a 1/2 hour ago. This is what is looks like outside right now. These were taken from the front door of where I work. The forecast has it snowing and possibly sleeting for the rest of the day and night. There is a possibility that we will be working from home tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed. We will definitely have a white Christmas.

This year with the organization taking place in the craft cellar and many crafty items stacked on top of my large tree, I decided to put up a small tree. I wasn't into the moving of furniture and all that so I picked up what I thought was a red tree (pickings were slim just a week before X-mas at the craft store). This one came pre-lit and all I had to do was pick up some ornaments.

Last Thursday I took a vacation day and Rick and I went down to the Museum of Science and Industry to walk around. I wanted to see the Christmas trees from around the world. Here are two pictures of the main tree in the center of the rotunda.

My paternal side is German so here is the tree for Germany and some of the ornaments.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Bit of Catch Up

Well all of the pomp is over. I ended my current academic pursuit with an A in my final class and walked with my fellow graduates to receive our diplomas in front of family and friends. Of course our diplomas really weren't inside the leather diploma sleeves, but it looked good. I am proud to say that I did not trip or fall and that although at times I got teary eyed I did not cry. I was surprised with the gorgeous flowers from my family. The scent of fresh flowers is wonderful. I will have new cards very soon. Got to get to work.

The two beautiful bouquets.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Vent & Frosty


That is not a cute take on a pirate but an exasperated vocal display of disgust!

Our term paper was due last night but we didn't hand it in.
Two reasons:
1. The syllabus stated that the paper was due on 12/3 but the data on Blackboard (the student online course forum) stated that it was due on 12/8.
2. 10 minutes before class, I left the room to go to the ladies room and I ran into Tom (one of my goup-mates) whom has not done ANYTHING for the paper. I did the paper on Sunday and had everyone's data EXCEPT Tom's. On Monday, late afternoon I get an e-mail from Tom sent from his iPhone that he would have his data to me the next day (Tuesday). Nothing arrived on Tuesday, nothing yesterday and finally at 3pm I spiral bound the paper and left for class at 4pm. So back to the hallway, as I am walking one way Tom is walking towards me. He stops me, hands me a jump drive and says that his part of the paper is on it and I just have to print it out. He says that he is not coming to class and starts to walk away. I catch up to him and ask how am I supposed to return the jump drive. He says that maybe he'll be in class on Monday. I just stood there dumbfounded. How completely selfish. No nasty phrase can sum up his actions better than SELFISH!

So, today during work I have to find Tom's data on the jump drive. Fit it into our paper. Unbind the paper I did yesterday add his data and rebind.

Okay, enough of the vent!

Just something that I threw together this morning.

The snowman is raised with pop dots.

Enjoy your Thursday

P.S. I MUST put a disclaimer on the card. I did NOT color him. It was a pre-colored image that I cut out and I do not want to take credit for coloring him (thanks Joanne for thinking that I have that much talent).

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

One Version

Here is one version of the Christmas cards that I made to send out. I thought that the "vanilla" ribbon would show up better but it was a disappointment. I have done the card with a cranberry ribbon too and like that one much better. Of course I ran out of ribbon and can't remember where I bought it so the card took another transformation. The latest version has the words stamped in SU Bravo Burgundy ink and I used a burgundy sheer ribbon. That one is my favorite so far.

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was relaxing and I thought that the term paper was done but my colleagues have a few suggestions to tweak it and make it better. The paper is due tomorrow so whatever happens between today and early morning tomorrow will be the last chances to fix what needs to be fixed.