Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Toby Toes



Little Toby is doing quite well at home. He's taken to sleeping on my head each night and providing Olive a constant source of consternation as the subject of his sneak attacks. He is a chunk, but still small and easy to carry around. I forgot how sweet it is to hold snoozy kittens who love to curl up in your arms.

We've been praying for more fall-like temperatures, but I'm not too disappointed, because Saturday I finally was able to go out and lie by the pool for a few hours. It sounds crazy, but this Florida summer was just too hot and humid for me to spend poolside like I envisioned. Now, beachside might have been different, but contrary to popular belief, there are no beaches close to Tally Town, but we hope to swing by the Emerald Coast when Aaron's parents come through Florida next month.

Life around the Rog Mahal has been lovely - and quiet - lately. Aaron continues to further develop his thesis film idea, and is often home before I am on the weeknights, which means he is preparing dinner as I walk in the door. Expected? No. Appreciated? You bet. It's so nice of him to do that, and it really expedites the process because we don't have to go back-and-forth about what we are hungry for. I've also been decorating for fall and Halloween, and I'll post some pictures of what I've done soon. It's amazing what things we have sitting around the house can be repurposed as, and I had a lot of fun scheming up ideas before Saturday's Nebraska win over the Washington Huskies.

{photo: The University of Nebraska Alumni Association}
I kept telling Aaron how much I wanted to be in Seattle for that game - I've never been to the Pacific Northwest, and I. want. to. go. soon! Who knows, maybe Aaron will find a job in the Vancouver film industry and we'll be close enough to Oregon, Washington and Alaska to not only cross them from my states list, but to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. I looooved seeing the boats ferry Husker fans across the lake to the stadium... I think Aaron was pretty tired of me telling him how much I wanted to go one day. Just gotta make sure he knows that I really mean it, right?

I'll leave you with a few of my favorite images scoured around the web from Alaska, Washington and Oregon. If you've been, what have you loved about this area of our country? What would you recommend doing and seeing?
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3 comments:

Katie said...

I just decorated my apartment for Halloween/fall, too!

Even here in Maryland it's still too warm for fall, in the 80s! I'm hoping cool weather arrives soon.

Also, what kind of cat litter do you use? Scout's doesn't cover the odor, making my small apartment smell after she uses it.

Emily said...

We use "ExquisiCat." More expensive, but it clumps really easily and doesn't leave any little particles, taking care of the odor, too. I'd definitely recommend it.

Katie said...

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have to try that out!