Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary

To my dearest husband,

I can't believe it's been 9 years already. It's been the best 9 years of my life. May we have many more.

Love and kisses,

You wife.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Day Visiting Philly via Iphone

This weekend was great as I snuck up to visit a friend in Philly. The day was dreary but we made the best of it. We ended up going to the National Constitution Center and Franklin Institute to see to exhibits relating to Prohibition and the Titanic.

Hair is bit messy due to the wind. Oh well.

Entering the Prohibition exhibit

Looking inside the speakeasy and learning to swing dance.

I think this is cute photo of me. What do you think??

This photo deemed appropriate since in live in DC.  The horses are hauling the Budweiser truck of the day.

Wandering Olde City.

Stopping by the Old City Coffee Shop for coffee and cookies.

Off to the Franklin Institute to see the wonderful world of Titanic artifacts and history of the people who went down with the grand ship. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Good Year So Far!!

What can I say? It's been one terrific new year so far and it's only been 6 days into the new year. Let me make a list of the all the good things happening or have happened:

1. New Year's Eve -  the mod 60s party. So much fun.
2. My 40-something birthday with my dear hubs just hanging out, listening to music, laughing, eating, enjoying each other's company.  Okay, I still don't feel 40-something. Is that wrong?
3. Still feeling 30-something. But do I look 30-something? Oh who cares!
4. A new job to begin on January 15th. I have 4 days off this week except Wednesday. Gotta take some unused leave so they don't have to pay me for it. That's fine with me.
5. 2.6 lb. weight loss and I haven't really exercised or tracked for 3 weeks. Nervous energy I suppose. Oh gotta do a 8 mile long run today. 5-6 lbs. until I reach my goal.
6. My new bosses are awesome. My new assistant will be awesome. The whole staff is AWESOME!! It's like a total love fest where everyone just gets along. Is this job for real???
7. New job telling me it's okay to take leave in April for my bff's wedding in Taos, NM. Oh yeah!!
8. Having a big smile on my face while in my current old job. I hope it doesn't show too much. Hah!! (mentally flicking off those I didn't care for) 9 more days until the new job.
9. Clearing out my old desk after 15 years. Wow. Did I really wear those shoes?
10. 7 years before I can retire and get my full retirement. I can't believe I'm saying that. Ugh!! Would you believe I'm already getting AARP stuff in the mail? What the eff is that about?

Hope you are all having a good start to the new year.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's a MOD, MOD, MOD New Year!! Happy New Year.


Christmas is over and we ended 2012 with a bang.  Dh and I headed out to a Mod New Year's Eve Party near my neck of the woods.  I had been looking forward to this event because we hadn't gone out here in DC in a long time. Bad thing is that we'll know no one there, okay maybe the sponsor. Hah!   This event was sponsored by the same group (Dandies and Quaintrelles) that sponsored the Tweed Bike Ride back in October and have now collaborated with another local group called Wornmagazine, an online DC magazine featuring art and fashion in the DC area.  We had a fabulous time singing and dancing and eating and taking lots of photos. Hope you enjoy.

The Host and Hostess -

The Venue:  Fathom Creative

The Band:  No Kings Collective

The DJ:

And the Beautiful People:

Best Purchases of 2012

1. Leather Jacket - Nordstrom

2. Anthropologie heels by Faryl Robin

3. Gap chunky white sweater

4. Anthropologie mod coat

5. Gap Boyfriend Jeans

6. Macy's Black Cowl neck top

7.  Zara denim jacket

8.  Loft cotton sundress

9. Gap dress

10. Cream vintage leather jacket with H&M dress