Tuesday, October 31, 2006

It's only a flesh wound

Happy Halloween! I'm actually at work, so I'm not feeling very halloweeny right now. We did celebrate, though, on Saturday at Tim and Melissa's. You can see by the photo to see how fun Steve and I were. (We're not the doctors/nurses!) Steve was the creative one who found our Monty Python costumes. I think they were a little wasted on the party though; not many people knew who we were.

Run away! Run away!

I don't feel like I've done much in the last week. I feel like all I have done is grade papers. That could be because all I have done is grade papers. Final exams really stink. Steve really got the raw end of the deal though. I wasn't much company. He managed to have some fun anyway. He went to Home Depot and bought the corded drill he's been eyeing. Then he used it to hang a shelf above the desk in the loft. It's very nice. It made grading on Sunday much easier since I had a place to sit and work.

So now I am looking forward to nice quiet evenings at home with my husband. Hopefully starting tomorrow.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Winding Down...

Now that my sister is married, Steve and I are starting to get back to our normal life. This week seemed a little hectic still, at least until we got to the weekend.

Work has been a little more stressful lately than I would like. However, I am working on separating my work life from my personal life, so I'm not going to go any farther on that in my blog. I did take my students on a fun fieldtrip on Friday to the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, and that was enjoyable.

Relay For Life is moving right along. Steve and I went to a goals setting meeting Thursday night with my co-chair, Kathryn, and our team development chair, Patty. It was a pretty effective meeting, so that was a nice use of time. Plus, we got a some free stuff to take back to our committee members, which is always fun.

I got my haircut this week. That may sound a little miniscule, but it was huge for me. I hadn't had it cut so that it would be a little longer for the wedding (that way I could get an up-do). So it was so nice to have it cut off again and be easy to do AND nice looking. I'm very happy.

Our weekend was definitely the highlight. Friday night, we made dinner and watched TV while relaxing on the couch. I love when Steve grills steaks, so I was pretty happy. Saturday, we went to a wedding celebration (the wedding was in June) for some family friends. It was nice to have a low-key party! Then, we headed out to DeKalb for NIU Homecoming. The Huskies won, but we didn't go to the game (we were at the party). We met up with TJ, Tim, Melissa, Eddie, and Delena at Stanley's to see the Footstompers play. It was a pretty fun night despite the soaking rain.

Steve's 10-year high school reunion was also Saturday night. We didn't go. Steve wasn't too excited or motivated to go, and we didn't feel like spending $150 to go to Sluggers. He did get a phone call from his friend Tina. Other than that, we still have to hear the full report from Phil about what we missed.

Today has been a wonderful Sunday. Steve is relaxing on the couch watching TV; I'm grading papers and updating blogs. We don't have to be anywhere or see anyone. It's our ideal way to spend the day.

So that was this week. Here are a few pictures from Stanleys! GO NIU!


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This is fun!

I am enjoying blogging. I think this might have something to do with people actually looking at my blogs. I'll let you know for sure after I've kept this one up for a while.

Anywho... I thought I would add a few more pictures of Susie and Peter's wedding. They are such a cute couple, not to mention lots of good looking people were at the wedding too!

I also thought I would put it in writing that my husband is planning to take me to Ireland next summer. That's right, Steve has started the flight search. I'll update you more as this progresses. I just don't want him to get out of it this time!

Okay, here are the pictures, enjoy!

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Nustra Wedding...

Okay, so Nustra may not sound like Barrett Family Life... but it is. My sister Susie is now officially a Nustra. Yea! I also have another brother in law - Peter! Yea!

So I thought I would post a couple of pics just for fun. The rest will be on Walgreens, so email me if you want to see those. I have a total of 345 burned to a DVD. So please enjoy these representative few!

Love you!


Monday, October 02, 2006

Finally, more pictures of Nan's party!

Sorry for taking so long to get this up here. This is taking me a long time to do, I know. However, here are some more, so please enjoy! I'll keep adding until I have them all posted or my fingers fall off; whichever happens first!