Thursday, September 30, 2010

Around the House

As Keith and I continue our job search, I still have lots of time to hang at home. We're both pursuing new opportunities and are patiently awaiting our next big leap... where ever that may be! I guess that I should mention that I'm not completely unemployed as I may have made it seem. I do still work part time at a local historic society giving tours to Philadelphia School District classes. This was a perfect job for me while I was still in grad school when I could only manage 20 or 30 hours a month, and thankfully now that I have more time I'll be able to work some more hours. Not an incredible amount, but still enough to pay the bills and give us time to make decisions about what would be best for us next. I get to hang out with kids and talk about history which are some of my favorite things.... AND I get to do fun stuff like attend battle reenactments haha If anyone reading this lives in the Philly area and wants something fun to do on Saturday: check out and come hang out with me as we watch quirky old men reenact a Revolutionary War battle. It's always a little bit funny and makes me love my job a little bit more. If you do want to come... definitely give me a call. Regardless I'll have some pictures to share of the whole event after the weekend.

Another thing I would like to mention: I am throughly in love with our panini press. Such a great investment. I usually don't pull it out unless Keith and I are both around but today I could not resist making myself an awesome sandwich for lunch. What it included? turkey, pesto, mayo, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and spinach. Such an amazing combination of awesomeness. Stop by my house sometime and i'll make you one :)

Unless you've been to our apartment, it's hard to get a really good idea of what it looks like inside because we've only shared just a few snapshots. Something that I've been meaning to share is one of my favorite things about our apartment. Our incredible wall calendar! If you've ever been any place I've lived in the past 5 years I'm sure you've seen it, and probably written on it.  It's one of the greatest and most practical gifts that I've ever received (thanks mom and dad!). It was a high school graduation present and I've had it hung in every dorm room or apartment that I've lived in since. I'm pretty sure that I would be lost without it now. It used to be a place to doodle (and a place for my awesome roommates to leave me funny picture messages haha) but Keith and I use it now to plan out our entire monthly schedule including what hours we're working and when bills need to be paid. It makes remembering things incredibly easy. Granted, I love love love calendars and organization, but this is a fun way to decorate our room (it's 5ft by 5ft!) and even though it seems to be all business these days, I always try and add some fun and festive things.

Like! Our little jack-o-lantern family haha

As you may have noticed... Theo has a pretty important event coming up this month. His first birthday!!! I'm sure you can already tell, but I'm much more excited about it than he'll ever be haha I can't wait to use it as an excuse to go through every picture we've taken of him and spoil him with some treats. He'll never know the difference haha

Happy (it's almost) October everyone!


  1. are you sureeee it's that big?? i'm 5'4" and it must just look smaller in the photo or something next to that door

  2. I'm such a nerd that I actually grabbed Keith's tape measure and checked haha It's 5ftx5ft for sure... I'm about 5'6 and standing next to it, my head only comes up to the second row of numbers (so like where the 4, 5, and 6 are). If I wasn't still wearing my nasty gym clothes I would take a picture in front of it for some perspective haha


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