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 →


What I’ve Been Up To, November, part 2

On to the second half of November. We really had some nice color. Out for our nightly fog walk! Inspirational ladies speaking at work. Captain Judith Bruner (left) and Captain Kathryn Hire. Judith Bruner, was a navy pilot in the 70s!She flew P-3s. Then she came to NASA and wrote Hubble software and spent her career here doing various things. … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, October, part 2

Onwards through October. Some pretty color at Allen Pond: We checked out this cute kids garden at Watkins Park. Anniversary dinner at Bonefish Grill. It’s a chain, but we like the food there and go occasionally. My fav tree gets more color: This is actually an Antares rocket launch, as soon from our roof. In person it was bright and … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, October, part 1

Now on to October! Steve got this one of me and a Machop: This beer was very big. At a German restaurant. Breakfast out at First Watch: Miss Willow: Sunset: Ari Hest at the Woodshop. He asked for requests when he took a break and he played my request! I asked for “I’ve Got You.” Yes, I know it’s portrait … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to September, Part 2

Let’s go way back to September. Yep, I’m super behind on everything. One has been been playing Pokemon too long when one sees leaves that look like Pikachu. JWST: Celebratory drink – 5 years free of breast cancer: Target painted their giant cement things like Pokeball! This was super fun! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nice to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, September, part 1

Cruising into September… Yes, it was the summer of Pokemon Go. This still cracks me up over a month later. My friend Meredith told me there was a Pikachu in our stairwell at lunch – and then there was Alex… Stephanie and Mat came to visit at work: The Godzillas. I think one is mugging the other. Another sunset at … Continue Reading →


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

Here we go with December – I’m only a month behind now! My Christmas cactus is blooming again: More JWST mirrors: So I’m famous for disliking Subway, but I was looking for a change of pace on this day, and they had big signs advertising guacamole, so I decided to get Subway. Dave documented it. And of course, they were … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – November, part 1

I loved that USA Today for real printed the Back to the Future newspaper: My friend knitted these mittens for her Etsy and they are mine. Muahahaha! I love them! Seen on the internets: At lunch – the great phone comparison. My iPhone 5S is on the top. Just so happy! As I posted earlier, “I was there two days … Continue Reading →


Nov 2 Sunset

November 2, just after I found out that an astronaut co-worker has stage 4 pancreatic cander, we saw this beautiful golden sunset. It was bittersweet. (ETA: He wrote this powerful op-ed: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/opinion/sunday/cancer-and-climate-change.html?smid=tw-share) Alex worshipping the fire orb: Group selfie with the fire orb: Somehow we got Don in a picture – AND he’s not rolling his eyes!


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

It’s been busy, as always. We’re in the process of repainting our family room (which badly, badly needs it since the paint over the paneling from the prior owners was peeling) and which has required not only painting but scraping. Ugh. And I’m also trying to sew a new saque for the francaise dinner, helping to plan the francaise dinner … Continue Reading →