Entries from January 2012

A Spontaneous Spa Day

Date January 18, 2012

I went back to work after the holidays and spent the first week working crazy hours, which then evolved into an upper respiratory infection by the end of the week. By the following Tuesday, I was working from home rather than annoying my co-workers with a persistent cough and, worse, the risk of infection. At [...]

Fun with Chinese Cardboard

Date January 17, 2012

I’ve got a co-worker who took an extended trip to Japan and Taiwan during the latter half of December. It was a mix of business and pleasure, and he came back with a bagful of small gifts from his travels. Carson and Alana scored, in that he gave me (for them) a small stack of [...]

New Year’s Eve in the ‘Hood

Date January 16, 2012

As is now officially a tradition (ugh!), we spent New Year’s Eve bouncing around a couple of houses on our street — the party started next door and then moved a few houses down for the latter half of the evening and to ring in the new year (neither Carson nor I lasted that long). [...]

Beating Boredom with a Book

Date January 15, 2012

This photo was actually from between Christmas and New Year’s, but it seemed worth posting. Alana has become quite the voracious reader. The Dublin library system works in such a way that we can check out 20-30 books at a time…and that’s regularly what happens. We, of course, are thrilled to encourage the activity. We’re [...]

Exploring Downtown Columbus

Date January 2, 2012

With my folks in town for a few days between Christmas and New Year’s, and with the weather being chilly and soggy, we decided to spend a few hours of Forced Family Fun poking around some of the outdoor areas of downtown Columbus that were completed during 2011. We started out at The Columbus Commons, [...]