Francaise dinner 2016

I’m very belated posting about this, but better late than never. This March was the Francaise dinner! Stephanie, Gloria, and I hosted again, and we also again had it at Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria. Next year the torch will be passed to someone else, and we look forward to seeing what the next one looks like! And now, photos! Not … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – March, part 2

Doug and I met up with my oldest friend, Alicia (we’ve known each other since we were babies) for dinner in DC – we tried Ambar, which is a Balkan restaurant at Eastern Market. The food was amazing! It was small plates so we got to try a lot of different things. This was probably my favorite thing we had. … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – March, part 1

How about some pictures? We start off on Leap Day. I walked into our little break room and saw that someone had done this to an old printer and made an homage to Office Space with the Goddard Godzillas: I thought… I can do better than this. I dug out my Office Space kit and fixed it. Click on the … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – February, part 2

February part 2! Still going to be lots of cat pictures. My high school friend, her science-loving son, and her father-in-law came for another visit to see JWST! She happened to be in town, so it was really nice that they were able to come by! By this point, Willow had her feeding tube out, and just had a bandage … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – February, part 1

Expect lots of cat photos. :-) So February – Willow was recovering from her biopsy surgery, and as you can see, back on her Morning Joe, always a good sign. :-) She did so well with her surgery and with the feeding tube. She didn’t have any real pain (and the fentynol kept her zonked out for the beginning when … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 3

Kitty was also sound asleep here, which was a little funny looking: Eyes open, out cold! Helping me sew: I framed Betsy’s awesome drawing of my sequel story to Lunar Camp. We had a nice dinner at Mastro’s Steak House in DC for restaurant week with Mike and Gloria. For restaurant week, all these pricy restaurants have special, prix fixe … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – January 2016, part 2

Willow napping with Left Shark: I believe this is JWST mirror #16: It was super cold and Alex and I both wore hats with ear flaps and took a goofy picture to commemorate it: With my girl: The guys made a fake Alex after he left for the day. It even has coffee. I think the right arm is a … Continue Reading →

National Harbor in the snow

We had a cold Sunday in January so we decided to go to the National Harbor for lunch, because I was craving a crab cake from The Crabcake Cafe, this place that is relatively new to the Harbor. I think they have my favorite crab cake ever. And we have tried a lot of them, because they are very much … Continue Reading →

Germany/Italy/Switzerland 2006: Table of Contents

Heidelberg, Germany – Monday Heidelberg, Germany – Tuesday/Wednesday Heidelberg, Germany – Thursday Würzburg, Germany – Friday Rothenburg, Germany – Saturday Rothenburg, Germany – Sunday Nymphenburg Palace, Germany – Monday Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace, the Wieskirke, and Füssen, Germany – Tuesday Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany – Wednesday Füssen to Austria to St. Moritz to Lake Como, Italy – Thursday Lake Como, … Continue Reading →

Spain 2010: Table of Contents

Here’s a list of my posts on Spain. Two less than China! Spain trip report: Madrid Day 1, Palacio Real Spain Trip Report: Madrid Day 2, Museums Spain trip report: Madrid Day 3, part 1, museums and gardens Spain trip report: Madrid Day 3, part 2, more gardens Spain trip report: Barcelona, Day 1 Spain trip report: Barcelona, Day 1, … Continue Reading →

Beijing 2010: Table of Contents

Here’s an index of my posts from our 2010 trip to Beijing, China. For they were legion. (Not as legion as our 2015 Norway trip, but still.) China, post 1 – View from the Top China, post 2 – Arrival China, post 3 – Lama Temple China, post 4 – Bei Hai Park China, post 5 – Summer Palace China, … Continue Reading →

Norway 2015: Table of Contents

Here are all my posts on our 2015 trip to Norway, in chronological order! I know there are a lot, but I tried to break up the things we did into readable sections. Enjoy! Norway Day 1: Travel Norway Day 1: Oslo Opera House Norway Day 1: Akershus Norway Day 1: More Oslo Norway Day 2: Breakfast and Museums Norway … Continue Reading →