Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sick Day Boredom Busters

Well, we had a sick little girl all night last night (again--UGH!!), so today was all about taking it easy.  I have to give a shout out to Nathan who, after tag teaming the first vomit episode with me, took care of Zoe the entire rest of the night so that I could concentrate on the still-high-maintenance-at-night Owen.  I am constantly thankful for whatever energy happened to be floating around in the universe when we met.  If we hadn't, I'm not sure I could have ever been matched up with someone more perfect for me than he is.  I have no idea what people do when they don't have such an amazing supportive partner as I do and I'm not sure I could be strong enough to do all of this without him.  THANK YOU NATHAN.

Anyway, to kill some boredom today I finished my "O" for Owen's window hanging.  Remember I made a "Z" the other day and wanted to make one for all of us?  While I love how they came out, I think I'll stop at the kids...not sure Nathan really cares about having one and I think an "S" would be really hard to make so I'm happy with the two...until I get inspired to do more, I guess!
Zoe and I wanted to show Nathan how proud we are of him for defending his thesis successfully.  He's worked so hard over the last two years and has spent countless lonely hours in the library working on his "baby" so we wanted to do something to commemorate the event.  Pink and Green Mama posted about this website called Wordle where you can take any text (as short or long as you want) or link it to a blog or something and it creates these really cool word clouds for you.  You can play around with the font, layout and color and it's free!  A really fun thing to mess around with if you're bored so you should check it out.  Anyway, I copied and pasted Nathan's entire thesis into the program and Zoe and I decorated an old picture frame we had lying around.  Certainly not the most sophisticated thing ever, but we did the best we could with what we had on hand, and Nathan really enjoyed looking at it.  We wrapped it in some butcher/freezer paper (which you can buy at the grocery store--a really great inexpensive addition to your arts and crafts supply) that Zoe painted and surprised Nathan with it when he got home today!

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