Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winter Work

The Archaeology world slows WAY down during the winter. We can't survey (which is 90% of what we do) because of the snow and we don't have any excavation projects going on at the moment.

The winter is usually "clean up time" for our company. During the snow season we usually catch up on reports, clean the office, work on analysis and curation, etc.

My job this winter has been to shred "sensitive" paper work. We can't just throw out our old reports or site forms because if they fell into the wrong hands the site could be found and looted. In order to prevent this, we shred all of our forms.

Well, we have been busy this year so the shredding got put off and continued to build up over the last year!

I had 12 boxes full of "sensitive" information to shred and two very slow shredders to assist me.

[The boxes]

[My office with the two shredders]

It took me 2 weeks, working about 6 hours a day, to finish this project!

Can't complain. It's a paycheck!

And yes, all the paper was recycled : )

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We Own The Packers!

The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. This means if you own Packers stock then you own part of the team.

The Packers have only had four stock sales over team history: 1923, 1935, 1950 and most recently in 1997. A total of 4,748,910 shares are owned by 111,507 stockholders (no one person can own more than 200,000 shares to prevent an individual from attempting to take control of the team).

During the Sunday Packers vs Giants game, it was announced that the Packers would once again be selling stock December 6 at 8:00 am to raise money for renovations on the stadium. There would be 250,000 shares for sale for $250 a pop.

You better believe my die-hard Packers fan boyfriend and I were up at 6:30 this morning to be one of the first people to buy into the company! We bought 2 shares (one each) and we couldn't be more excited for the official certificates to get here! You better believe they are going to be framed and up on the wall : )

Merry Christmas to us!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Everyone Say "Awwww!"

I came home after a long day at work to my amazing boyfriend and these beautiful gerber daisies (my favorite flower BTW)! Doesn't it mean more when he gets them for you for no apparent reason?!

It's crazy how the simplest thing can make me so happy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Spirit

Josh and I have the Christmas Spirit (Elf reference), do you?!

I have waited long enough! At least I made it pass Thanksgiving before putting up the Christmas decorations : )

[Josh and I on Thanksgiving... but excited about Christmas, I'm sure]

[The humble tree]

[Josh getting ready to decorate]

[Putting the star on top]

[All decorated!]

It's our little Charlie Brown tree just so cute?! Looks like it's gonna be a great Christmas!

P.S. All of the presents under the tree are all of my presents to Josh. I get my shopping done early. He hasn't started yet!