2. Congratulations to my husband for getting another article accepted into a peer reviewed journal! This will go towards the four he is supposed to have before going up for tenure, and is his tenth in his professional career. For those of you not familiar with the field, journal articles are hard to get published and take months of research and writing. This is a Big Deal!
|Not a black bear, but young brown bears that once lived in the Buffalo Zoo.|
4. Speaking of Minnesotans, when I was at the optometrist's yesterday, I heard a saleslady and a customer discussing the weather:
Saleslady: "How is it out there?"When you live in Minnesota, it is best to embrace all weather to the fullest.
Customer: "Oh, it's toasty."
Saleslady: "Oh, that is great! Don't you just love it!"
Customer: "Sure do!"
5. And since we are on the topic of weather, I have been trying to decided which things are worse:
Bundling children in snowsuits or in swimsuits and sunscreen?6. I went to a lovely concert on Thursday night called Harmony in the Park with two lady friends. We left our children at home and had a lovely evening on a blanket drinking wine and eating cheese, strawberries, and chocolate. It was great, and M is so awesome that he was okay with me leaving at 6pm and taking care of dishes, the childrens' baths, and bedtime for all three alone.
Grocery shopping in a blizzard or grocery shopping in pouring rain?
Staying inside with hot tea or bug bites?
7. If you were wondering how my dad is doing these days, I can tell you that he is well enough to visit us for a week with my mom. They are driving up tomorrow from St. Louis (and hopefullly with some Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in a cooler). I am excited to see them. Please keep my father in your prayers, since he is still slowly recovering and has nerve damage in his left hand. Some good news is that he is now allowed to drive, which was an issue with the narcotics he had been on since his surgery.
Linking up once again with Jen at Conversion Diary!