Corn Maze

We managed to get to the corn maze again this year. We did daytime. It was really windy, but it was still really fun. This is what the maze looked like: Alex touching the “udders.” Oh Alex. Most of our group. Somehow Ed got cut out and you can’t really see Stacy. D’oh!


Pumpkin Patch

Pics from our local pumpkin patch from back in October.


2016 Year in Review

As I said in one of my other posts, this was a rough year personally. But there were lots of good things that happened, and frankly, more of them than I had realized. Here’s what I wrote on Facebook. I’ve written and erased various posts about how tough a year 2016 was. It’s hard to figure out a balance between … Continue Reading →


Mini Costume Gala

Carolyn has this gorgeous huge house she is renting in Capitol Hill while she and her husband are here, and she has started throwing some parties to take advantage of it. I’ve been to two of them and she’s also a wonderful hostess. This party was in October. I was really happy Kat came down and stayed with me overnight … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costume events

This year had what might have been a record number of costume events. The holiday tea, the Riversdale 12th Night ball, Birthnight Ball, Francaise dinner, Fort Fred, Awesome Con, Kat’s Victorian Seaside Party, Jane Austen Ball, Riversdale Fancy Dress Ball, Carolyn’s mini costume gala, Pumpkin Tea, Halloween, Gadsby’s fall ball, Carolyn’s Victorian Christmas Tea… and those were just the ones … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – food

I’m trying to find new ways to do a year in review, especially for a year that was kind of a dumpster fire. But it wasn’t all bad, and in reviewing, I’m actually starting to feel a lot better about it. I’m going to divide it up differently this year. This post is on FOOD. We ate at a bunch … Continue Reading →


2016 books

I feel like I didn’t read as much this year. It was, as I’ve said, a hard year personally.  And I’m almost? embarrassed to say I reread the same book a few times, just because I found it comforting. And that was The Royal We by the Fug Girls. I really liked the book and for some reason, reading something … Continue Reading →


RIP Carrie Fisher

2016 has been a rough year, I can’t lie.  And the hits seem to keep coming.  I’m so very sad about losing Carrie Fisher. Princess Leia is a personal heroine to me, and she is one of my very favorite things about one of my favorite movies, When Harry Met Sally.   And I just missed meeting her. She was at … Continue Reading →


RIP Piers

So very sad today to hear that astronaut and scientist Piers Sellers passed away this morning. A year ago in November, he announced that after thinking he had complications after gall bladder surgery, in fact he had learned that he had terminal pancreatic cancer. I can’t even imagine getting a sudden diagnosis like that, but his email about it was … Continue Reading →


Riversdale Fancy Dress Ball

The lovely Riversdale House had a fancy dress regency ball in October, the weekend our friend Conley was in town, so we got tickets. I didn’t have time to sew anything new, but since I did have a 1790s gown that was based on a fashion plate, I called it good enough! Here’s the house: This is the fashion plate: … Continue Reading →


First Look at JWST

I’ve posted photos here and there over the last 9 months or so of the truly amazing experience and privilege of getting to witness JWST being built. Seeing those gold-coated mirrors for the first time was truly amazing. Getting to see them upright and in front of me, and see myself reflected… in the same mirrors that are going to … Continue Reading →


Disney Food & Wine, Day 4

Our last day we headed to Animal Kingdom in the morning. Some nice views of the Tree of Life: Find the heron: Okapi – the nicest view we’ve had of one: A little snack! One more view of the Tree of Life: We also, of course, went on Everest twice. Great ride. Then it was over to Epcot to finish … Continue Reading →


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