Saturday, October 27, 2007

Random Updates

Fall has arrived in San Antonio. Ok, the definition of fall is different here than in the Midwest. The days are pleasant with highs in the 70s. It does get down into the 40s at night, which now is cold to me.

My work is picking up since midterm grades and the spring class schedules have posted. John is doing well in his class this semester.

John's office has formed a softball team called the .com Padres. The name is fitting for a bunch of computer guys. They have been practicing for a while and games start in November.

John and I are still mostly following the You Diet. (Well, we did eat the monster cookies that Mickey sent us. They are so good!) Anyway, we are eating better overall and feeling better. I still need to get in some more exercise, but sometimes is better than never. I have decided that if I am going to splurge on a little junk food, it better be for something I really like.

Nancy is coming to visit next weekend. Yeah! It will be her first visit to San Antonio.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We're going to Paris for Thanksgiving!

Paris, Texas...

John's family will be invading Paris, Texas for Thanksgiving. John's uncle, aunt, and cousin live there. John's dad, sister, sister's boyfriend, grandma, great-aunt, and great-uncle will driving down from Evansville, Indiana

Paris, Texas has been named the "Best Small Town in Texas." It is home to the second largest Eiffel Tower in the world and the only one with a cowboy hat. I'll be sure to post pictures of that after our trip. It will be about a 7 hour drive from San Antonio, and now we have a car with cruise control.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


John sold his car in Ohio when we were moving to Texas so save money. We've had one car and (usually) a motorcycle while living in San Antonio. Early on I thought that we would get another car as soon as John started working full-time. When he started working at UTSA, we could still get by with one car and a motorcycle. For over three years the carpooling has worked for us. For about the last year since we have lived in the house, we have carpooled daily. As life becomes busier, we realized that we need another car. We have been discussing this since the spring and have gone over various options. At first, John was going to sell the motorcycle and buy a fun car. The final decision was that John would keep the motorcycle and we purchased a practical car. We kept the Bachman family tradition of buying a Toyota and we had a great experience with Cavender Toyota. And we will still carpool to work a couple of days a week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


It felt a little chilly this evening. Then I realized that it is still 72 degrees. Welcome to fall in San Antonio. And yes, it will be almost 90 degrees tomorrow. To get myself in the mood of fall, I did buy some pumpkins and apple cider over the weekend. Pumpkins are definitely my favorite part of Halloween. I can do without the scary stuff. I think that it is time for me to go to bed before I ramble too much.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wedding Album Complete

I am finally finished with my wedding album! I finished altering the outside of the American Crafts Modern 12x12 album today. The before and after shots are included. I have been working on this album for about six months. The album is purple since that was may main wedding color. The patterned paper is green since it was an outdoor ceremony.

Supplies used:
18x18 paper cut down to size: Martha Stewart attached with spray adhesive and sealed with Liquidtex matte varnish
Green Glitter Paint on edges: Little Davis
White Ribbon: from Michael's and attached with the Xyron 150
Letter Stickers: American Crafts Thickers

I would consider altering albums in future, but I think that a smaller size would be easier.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Yesterday we went to the wedding of one of my former students from the Campus Activities Board. It was a beautiful ceremony and fun reception. I enjoyed catching up with some people who I had not seen in a while. I find it intersting to see the different traditions included in weddings. I have been ceremonies that have included Protestant, Catholic, Hindu, and Jewish traditions.

In between the ceremony and reception we drove around the Northeast part of San Antonio. We saw parts of Universal City, Schertz, and Selma. Since we live in the Northwest side of town, we do not go over that way too often.