What I was up to, April 2017

On to April! More visitors! My friend Liz from high school – who I haven’t seen since high school! And her daugher! A cat and her shark: Rockets and cherry blossoms! More visitors! Katherine was in town for a party, so she and Taylor came by!


What I Was Up To – March 2017

On to March! Willow really likes the smell of coffee – or creamer… Party hat pikachu was a thing… We had a freakishly early cherry blossom bloom – like early March – and then it got super cold and froze everything. :-/ It was really cold this day we went in. FDR memorial: Portrait Gallery: Pocohantas: Elizabeth I: My 18th … Continue Reading →


What I was up to, February, part 2

February part 2! In DC – I kind of love this light display, especially when it’s showing planets! What ended up being our last meal at Zengo before it suddenly closed down. Still so sad. A visit to Pittsburgh: Seriously, these stuffed cheese pretzels! From the internet: Allen Pond sunset: Sitting between our laptops: Carbonara from scratch: Freeway airport sunset: … Continue Reading →


What I was up to, February 2017, part 1

Continuing with the backlog of posts… Here’s part of February! Let’s start off with more food! Doug and I went with Mike and Gloria to Co Co Sala for Restaurant week in DC. This place is a bit chocolate focused, which is all to the good. Doug and I started off with a Co Cojito – chocolate infused vodka, mint … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – January 2017

On to January – I’m only 7 months behind, I can still catch up, right? Doug and I headed to National Harbor for dinner. Baby! We met Janine and Ron for dinner – in DC at Zengo. I believe Diana and her husband joined us too. We didn’t manage a group photo, but we did get our twinsie Rey boots: … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – December 2016

I know – this is like ancient history at this point, but what the hell. Here are highlights of my December 2016 – including some pretty sunsets, lots of food, and a kitty. A pretty sky: We were randomly in Rockville for lunch (don’t go back to Rockville!) and we went to Kino Spoon and had a great meal – … Continue Reading →


The Return

Just a short post with a couple of pics from seeing The Return last January. Always love a chance to see the guys, though we ended up not being able to work out dinner again. At least the weather cooperated this time – I managed to miss them plus a makeup show because of ice! I didn’t have a great … Continue Reading →


JWST Fall/Winter 2016-17

We continue being incredibly behind on posting anything, with some old pics from last fall/winter of JWST. As of now, it is gone from Goddard forever. It’s in Houston being cryo tested. I miss it, like a good empty-nester, even though I know it is moving onwards with its life. I still can’t believe this was ever my view. So … Continue Reading →


Women’s March

Also old news, especially given today’s fast news cycle, but that’s ok. We went to the women’s march in DC, and it was so heartening to see so many women (and men) who care about issues that affect women. It was very meaningful. I love how many hats were on the metro. We debated the best way to get into … Continue Reading →


Riversdale 12th Night

At the start at 2017, we went to the Riversdale 12th Night Ball. The food was delicious – all period recipes – and the chef made all kinds of pickled products, which were all delicious. The gown was new – a simple drawstring gown out of an ebay sari. Not sure the shiny material is as flattering – but the … Continue Reading →


Victorian Christmas Tea

Who’s in the mood for Christmas? Yeah. I’m still super behind on blogging anything. BUT I did get to go to a superfun Victorian Christmas tea, hosted by the lovely Carolyn, in the gorgeous Capitol Hill row house that her and her husband are staying in while on assignment in DC. It’s the perfect place for costume parties! The food … Continue Reading →


El Galeon

Doug and I met up for a morning in Alexandria to see El Galeon, a replica 16th century Spanish galleon. It was docked temporarily there, and you could go aboard it and explore. It was pretty cool. There would be 70 to 100 hammocks here below deck: Captain’s quarters:


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