Friday, July 25, 2008
The Ziesels were here!
Sadly I just said goodbye to them this morning and they are on the road to West Virginia now, but I had them for two nights and it was so nice to see them!
The first night we had ribs and corn and bread and such. It was nice to just sit and have dinner with friends and catch up!
It was great to have visitors, and especially since we missed their wedding it was so awesome to see them in the newlywed stage. Very fun. Also very encouraging to have old friends check in on me, stay in our home, and eat and laugh together. Oh, and watch Project Runway :)
(also, for the record, they declared the air mattress to be TRES comfortable and sleep friendly. That is two positive reviews. Come visit, and see for yourself!)
Posted by Claire at 12:48 PM
Here is one of my meals from last week: New York Strip, broiled tomatoes with Goat Cheese, and South Beach "mashed potatoes" (actually cauliflower- it's SO yumm!). Who said you have to deprive yourself to eat well?
the only thing that was missing was Matthew!
He also really loves to sit behind my computer and swat at the keys and my typing fingers. I often forget that he's not supposed to be on the table, but I'm TRYING to remember. I swear!
So the other night I hear clinking in the kitchen. I walk in, and THIS is what I see:
(I have no idea how he got up there. That is the cabinet ABOVE the kitchen counter)
He can also get up on the washer and dryer. Yesterday we came in to find his little box of canned kitten food dumped all over the place....
Posted by Claire at 11:53 AM
This past week was a momentus occasion for the wee Dutch Teter. He came in contact, for the first time, with a puppy! Only days later, he met another dog, nose to nose! Check it out:
They got close enough to touch noses and Dutch seemed to relax.
Darby was ready to play play play and Dutch was still nervous.
He was tentative at first but warmed up pretty fast.
Dutch even rolled over and bared his belly to Tuck. Good dog, great cat... pretty easy going pair! Darby was also awesome. Yay for good animals!
Posted by Claire at 11:07 AM
Monday, July 21, 2008
Just wanted to call your attention to the newest link on the blog! Kimmy is my sister Kim! Check her out to see what's up with her, my nephew, and my brosef-in-law!
Also, I sent out a big update about Matthew with his mailing address and some info. If you did not receive this but want to, please comment and let me know and I'll add you to my list!
Posted by Claire at 8:52 AM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I had to tell you all that I have been awarded an assistantship from Austin Peay! That means that grad school, at least this first year, is paid fo'! SWEET!
I'm super excited! I can't wait to get more info about it. I know I'll be working about 20 hours a week, and I'll be in my department which is awesome (Languages and Literature) !
Just had to share!
Posted by Claire at 8:12 PM
Well as you know, Matthew is a beer lover. One of his favorite beers has often eluded him. He loves New Belgian Brewery out of Ft. Collins, CO's Fat Tire beer.
They have had pretty limited distribution until about 3 weeks ago when it became available in TN! He was VERY excited!
We had to buy a CASE of 20 oz. bottles in order to get any because that's the only way they sold him, but it was worth it to see the smile on his face as he sipped it! It was his last beer before going dry for 6 months of deployment.
Posted by Claire at 1:47 PM
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sadly, the Army didn't find that to be a reasonable excuse to not deploy :(
Thanks for trying Dutch!
Melissa gave Matthew a mini plush Ron Burgundy. If you haven't checked out Matthew's blog on this, go see it (link to the right). Ron has his very own pocket in Matthew's Assault pack!
Posted by Claire at 4:29 PM