Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bits and Pieces from This Week

Today is my Sunday since I have to travel to a new project tomorrow, so I figured I’d write my write-up of our last few days now. I’m sure you’re all excited to hear about it! :-)

We’ve had a pretty busy week. Robbie finished his finals, thank god, and now is preparing for his 2-week May term course covering ground-penetrating radar (exciting, no?). We’re still anxiously awaiting his grades, particularly for physics, but otherwise the semester is finished and he couldn’t be happier to start his summer job in a few weeks. Although he’s working all with young college girls so…there’s…that.

He also got a new tattoo this week on his inner bicep (not his thigh, as this picture makes it look):

Very well done, if I do say so myself. Also, I took the matryoshka concept page to Adam and he seems really excited to move forward with it. I absolutely can’t wait to see what he comes up with, but now is the time for patience. Here is the page I brought him (I don’t have the credits for any of the individual pictures, but most were from Google Images or Flickr after searching for ‘mastryoshka tattoo’):

The phrase is "From Russia, with Love" in Russian.

On Thursday we decided to have a bar food night. Since I was diagnosed with celiac disease, easy bar food is pretty much impossible. We looked up a fried chicken recipe with gluten-free breadcrumbs mixed with parmesan cheese and spices and it was absolutely delicious! Rob even said that he wouldn’t be able to tell the difference if he didn’t know gluten-free breadcrumbs so well, which he does. We paired them with red potato fries with olive oil, garlic and parmesan (honestly, these were from a bag, but still delish!):

In other news, I’ve decided to start a new cross-stitch project. When my sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer I learned to cross-stitch so that I could make this:

From Subversive Cross Stitch - check it out, awesome designs and they're easy!

After months of hard work and a meeting with a professional framer, I gave it to her for Christmas and she loved it. She proudly displays it on the wall in her hallway.

This is the new cross-stitch I’d like to make, as a reminder to myself:

Have any of you done any cross-stitching?

Finally, we took our dog, Cypress, to a field nearby to play with her two best friends, Nigel and Jago. I got some pretty awesome pictures of them all frolicking together:

Cypress (right) and Jago

Modesty always wins!

Is it just me or does Nigel (black dog) look like Frank the Bunny from "Donnie Darko" here?

Cypress and Jago, a push me-pull beast.
And two more pictures for your enjoyment:

This is one more of those "moments" where I realized how lucky I am to wake up to this face every day.

Yay it's spring!
Did you all have a good week?


  1. I love the doll tattoos! Those are soo cute!

  2. I love both of those, but I should probably buy the Stop Freaking Out one. I say buy it because I'm too lazy and talent-less to make it... and it would make me freak out, ha ha!

  3. congrats to rob on being done with finals!! 2 more weeks for me... :/
    i love love love his new tattoo. i love anything nautical themed so i think that ship is amazing.

    and it's kind of like you are reading my mind because I'M also obsessed with matryoshka tattoos! i want one on each foot. where do you want yours?

    one of my friends passed along a gluten-free fried chicken for me to try...the recipe uses cornflakes but the breadcrumbs you used sound so good!

    aaaand this is going to be the longest comment ever but i love the caption on that photo of rob...i have those moments too, when i look over and feel so lucky for my relationship. YAY for awesome boyfriends!! :)

    have a great day girl!

  4. Your tattoo is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see it.



  5. Great tattoo! And I need that subversive crosstitch in my life right now!

  6. I used to cross stitch and haven't in a long time. I want to start again! I absolutely love the patterns you did and will be doing!

  7. i cross-stiched myself as a kid, so i think those projects are truly brilliant!

  8. gorgeous ship tattoo, i bet he is soo happy with it!

    i love your idea too, i almost got one of those dolls, but then ended up with a giant cuckoo clock tattoo hehe.

    thank you for commenting on my tattoo feature by the way, i have added you to my blog list xox

    donna :)

  9. Love the tattoos AND the cross stitch!! I have all the cross stitch supplies and I need to break them out more often!!


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