Wednesday, October 29, 2008
1. Keep the cats from killing each other.
2. Sew a simple poodle skirt for a Halloween party with Chris's co-workers.
So far, the cats are alive. They are actually starting to like each other. There is lots of chasing. Still some hissing and growling. Yesterday they both took naps on our bed at the same time. Chris keeps telling me to find a home for this kitten, but I haven't found anyone yet.
Do you know someone in Charlotte who wants a kitten?
About the poodle skirt....I'm leaving that for the entry that can include a picture of the completed project. Lets just say that I have called my mom (and her wonderful co-worker) to talk me through this.
Who knew it could be so hard for a college educated woman to sew a skirt?
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I regret that I didn't trust my first instinct because I'm pretty sure it was below freezing in there today. It made me re-think something.
I used to keep my classroom really cold on test days for two reasons.
#1 Lots of teenage bodies in one room all day can get smelly.
#2 I thought it would keep them more alert.
But I realized today that when I'm cold, I can't even concentrate. I asked a stupid question that had already been answered because I was too cold to hear it the first time.
These are the times when I need to be pregnant. I hear that keeps you warm.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We officially started our day in the Holocaust museum and naturally don't have pictures from there. However, I highly recommend visiting there if you ever get a chance. It was absolutely amazing. A truly unforgettable experience.
We then made our way over to the Natural History Museum where Chris got to spend time with his childhood ambitions of being a paleontologist--that is, after spending way too much money on "locally grown organic" lunch in the museum cafe. I was still hungry.
Then we walked to the front of the White House, which actually takes much longer than it should because about half of the roads are blocked off.
The new WWII memorial.
Someone else figuring out how to take cool pictures with our camera. No joke. He actually fiddled with settings to make sure the light was captured perfectly. We have no idea what he was talking about.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
One of my friends recently went to DC and told me about a Jim Henson exhibit at the Smithsonian. So naturally, I made that our first stop out of the metro station. It was really cool because there were lots of original sketches from all of Henson's creations.
But what was even cooler was that there were some actual puppets. There were lots of signs saying "No photography," but we couldn't resist. The pictures aren't as focused as we would like them to be, but it's the best we could do while trying to hide the camera in our bag.
Me with Bert and Ernie. You can't tell from the picture, but I am really happy here!
Our next stop was the Air and Space Museum. Not really my cup of tea, but you have to go while in DC. I was really saddened when we got to this exhibit only to see that they had taken down Pluto's sign.
Next, we toured the Capitol Building. Chris took lots of pictures inside, but I didn't want to post too many online. Perhaps he will.