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Snow, King Leonardo, etc.

Our front yard is currently covered in snow! Today I had to scrape six inches of snow off my car; probably nothing but a nuisance to most of you, but this was new to me. In my three winters here I’ve never actually seen snow stick, but we’ve had big fluffy white in our yard for three days now! It’s currently raining, so sadly I’m expecting it gone in the morning. I’ve never seen snow brighten up a night’s sky before. Very pretty! This was taken at 10PM. This sweater fits a bit oddly because it’s Joseph nice wool I shrunk in the wash! It’s not very flattering but is very warm. I took a cold walk to a neighbor’s house because I knew they had very photographic plants at their gate! Pinecones on the staircase We are merely King Leonardo’s furniture. The only picture I have of camera-shy Joseph…

Lens & Crafts

I finally got a new lens! I highly recommend the Canon 50mm f/1.4 to any Canon DSLR users! It’s absolutely amazing in low-light, so I can finally take pictures in my dimly-lit apartment. I’ve already taken over 100 photos since it came in yesterday! I anticipate a much better blog in the future! A few photos from the new lens: A friend sent this pinecone garland for my Christmas tree last year, but I ended up liking it better draped around my staircase. My kitty Leonardo! What a fancy boy! My husband’s grandmother sent him this antique book (I’m not sure how long he’s had it, but it was around before I met him), published in 1901. It’s fallen to pieces, but that makes it even more beautiful. I’ve kept busy with crafts the last few months. There are a few things I’d like to post that will have to…

Soft Foods and Short Hair

Joseph had two of his wisdom teeth removed last week, so he spent a few days on Jell-o, pudding, and macaroni and cheese. I had a bit of fun making him pudding cups! This one has crumbled Nilla Wafers on the bottom, a layer of chopped bananas, pudding, and cool whip. I stirred the cookies into the pudding and let it sit for a few minutes to soften before he ate it. In other news, I cut my hair! I donated 10.5 inches to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which gives wigs to women suffering from cancer. Before: After: Naturally curly: I am very glad to have hair off my neck for the summer! I had been wanting to cut my hair for months, and donating it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths gave me the incentive to actually do it. I like it this length and think it will stay this way for…

Picnic at Lake Barcis

I am a horrible, horrible blogger! I primarily blog elsewhere, so In the Wabe is always second to me, and I let the posts I need to make add up for far too long before I actually type them out. A few weeks ago Joseph and I took a trip out to Lake Barcis for a picnic. I’m not sure why no one around us was screaming of excitement–the lake is turquoise! I’ve never seen such bright water. It reminds me of the “lakes” and “ponds” at amusement parks, where the dirty water is died to look blue. Barcis is in Northern Italy, at the foot of the Alps. Joseph with our picnic. The basket is Martha Stewart; I bought it at Macy’s last summer. Our delicious picnic! I really go all out when it comes to picnics–caramelized baked chicken drumettes, cheesey green beans, potato salad, and strawberry pastries. Caramelized…

Congratulations, Joseph!

Congratulations, Joseph! This week my husband graduated from college! He know has a B.S. in computer science and information technology. To celebrate, I threw him a small party–only the two of us were invited. I picked up this gelato cake at a local gelateria. It wasn’t much of a cake, though–a lot of chocolate gelato on top of a layer of vanilla. On the bottom and a very thin sponge cake that served as a sort of a crust. Around the outside was a hazelnut spread. The living room was decorated in confetti, streamers, balloons, and a “Congratulations!” banner. Say hello to my new purse–the Coach Small Leather Sabrina Satchel. I don’t know what’s come over me or why I’ve suddenly become such a fan of Coach leather (I’ll pass on their fabric bags, thank you!), but I am really in love with this purse. I can’t wait to get…