What I’ve Been Up to – February, part 2 (plus some March)

I’ve been super busy and preoccupied this week and I feel behind (and frankly a little apathetic) on lots of things. But how about some pictures?

This sums the recent internet up nicely. Not my art – credit is on the image.
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Also seen on the internets – a tiny hamster in a sweater.
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This was my favorite of the dress meme things. Also everything Liz Climo does is gold. Go buy her book and check out her tumblr.
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My friend at work made these cookie dough cupcakes. They were awesome.
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Kitty!
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We played D&D with Mike and some other friends – it was fun. Also I realized it was on the anniversary of Aaron Allston’s passing. I think he would have approved.
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Willow and her buddy:
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So our family room has long needed repainting – it has paneling and the paint has been peeling but we’re just so busy. But we finally decided to repaint and that we would just get it done. Except that the paint, once we started poking at it, peeled so badly that we decided we needed to scrape it off. It has come off easily enough, but boy, what an unneeded pain in the butt.

Here’s in progress:
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We did have an astronaut come give a talk at work, which I caught most of. Stephen Swanson. Though I keep wanting to refer to him as Ron Swanson.

Here’s Alex asking a question:
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The rest of my day went south from there.

It was super icy by the door to my building and so I tried to avoid the ice by walking on the snow, which was covering thick red mud. Ugh. It was ALL over my boots and then it was impossible to get off and I had to track it inside and it caused a giant mess. Sigh. And then other things happened and it just feels so sad everywhere right now.

Seriously, it is a lot of mud – it’s filling the soles.
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But look it’s a fuzzy cat sitting on my lap!
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More snow:
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We had a snow day so I was forced to make cinnamon rolls again:
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Putting stuff back in the shelf after painting that side of the room. Look, it’s Silence in the Library books:
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And our travel section, both domestic and international:
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Snow in the moonlight:
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The next day was pretty – the snow was still on the branches. Usually it melts but it was really cold.
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My view from the office – usually don’t have snow on that tree:
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Near sunset at home:
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Kitty purring:

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