30 April 2007

What a fabulous day!

Lounging in the park
Yesterday turned out to be one of the best spring days thus far! It started out gloomily enough but then turned into a gloriously sunny, slightly breezy meant to be enjoyed outside day! So, after enjoying our bi-weekly dim sum tradition, we decided to pick up a loaf of bread and head out to a local park to feed the fishies, duckies and anything else that happened our way. To our surprise, there weren't any ducks in the pond when we arrived, so the fishies reaped the benefits. It was so cool watching them swarm after the bread crumbs. And, eventually, one lone Mallard flew in, ate a few small pieces of bread and took off. And, we even got a few other small birds to take some bread. We said hi to a few doggies and walked around a bit but then both decided we'd better get back home to get to work (I needed to review for my final which is on Tuesday and my husband had major work on a website revision that's being launched today), but on our way out of the park, we both decided we just needed more time outside. So, remembering the blanket we keep in the trunk for just such occasions, we turned around and found a nice spot at the top of a hill overlooking the park. And, there we laid for about an hour just soaking in the sun. Oh, how glorious! We limited ourselves to just that hour, but we were both glad we did. I only hope for more days like that one.

Playing in the sculpture garden

23 April 2007

The New Me

I'm not entirely used to it yet, but the cut is exactly what I wanted, edgy and different. And, one benefit I never even considered, there's no hair to get all stuck to the back of my neck when I get sweaty (like I did yesterday while taking a 3 mile hike in and around one of our many gorges)! It's a beautiful thing! Let me know what you think, k? I personally think it's different enough that it would be kind of hard not to notice, but not one person said a thing to me today, other than my two friends who both knew I was doing it. It's not hideous is it? I know it shouldn't matter what other people think; it should only matter if I like it. But, you know how it goes ...

09 April 2007

I suck, I know!

It's been way, way too long since I last posted, and I didn't follow through on my promise to post pics of my portfolio. I'm procrastinating right now, stupid financial aid applications, and sitting at the right computer (where these are all saved and I have Photoshop). :P So, here's the promised portfolio pics. They asked for examples of design aptitude; whether it be in garden design, art, photography, graphic design, etc.; so what I'm showing here are a few pages (of the 12 total) that show my breadth. Well, not my breadth but you know what I mean. I've still not heard if I've gotten in or not yet. I'm hoping to hear within the next month, though. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Oh, and I'm probably going to get my hair cut off/differently in a couple of weeks, so if I do and I like it, I'll post new pics of me!