Monthly Archives: August 2010

Getting Old

As if turning 30 this year wasn’t bad enough, I just got in the mail the other day my very own AARP card.  Eric thought it was hilarious and insisted on putting it on the fridge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m … Continue reading

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Yogurt

I don’t usually read labels on food and when I do, words I can’t pronounce don’t scare me.  I do not require things to be organic, free-range, local or hormone-free (I like being tall).  I don’t really care (I probably … Continue reading

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As Promised. . . 18 Hour Bread

A few people have asked for this bread recipe (pictured in this post). And since I was just mixing it up to have for Sunday dinner with friends tomorrow I thought I better post it before I forget again. Have … Continue reading

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Full Moon at Buckhorn Springs

 Tuesday night was a full moon. Did you notice? I can’t say I ever noticed what the moon was doing when I lived in the city. Maybe because its  brightness paled in comparison to the towers of light all around … Continue reading

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Schlepping

Suddenly it hit me like a freight train and I have been in bed now for a week.  Everyday I wake up and discover, yep, still sick, then I slink into the bathroom, down my cocktail of drugs and go … Continue reading

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The National Gallery

One of the ways Valiant and I have been trying to beat the heat here in DC is by doing stuff indoors.  It’s too hot for man or beast (although apparently not tourists…) out there!   When the heat index is … Continue reading

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Jewelry tree

Dressers are always hard for me to decorate. Mine needed  a little statement piece so I decided a jewelry display would be nice. Urban Outfitters had what I was looking for for $32. But of course, you know better than … Continue reading

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Miami Dream’n

I took these shots a long time ago with my film SLR but only recently got them developed.  I was curious to see how they turned out because I think the film I used was about as old as I … Continue reading

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Figs

We have this wonderful, generous neighbor who has blessed us with as many figs from his garden as we can eat.  He brought them over one day in a tin and whenever we finish them off, we bring the tin back … Continue reading

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Oh The Places We’ll Go!

My dear friend made the long trek from California to visit me this last week (actually she came to visit all her Seattle friends but I like to think she just came out to see me).  It felt like old … Continue reading

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Eat drink and be happy

Our visit last week with friends from Seattle left a very good taste in our mouth. They brought every imaginable delicacy and treat from across the mountains from hand-made cheeses and sour beer, to bavarian meats and fau gras (I must … Continue reading

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Valiant

I think it was Meghan I was talking to the other day and she said that she wanted to see more pictures of Valiant.  We actually had a little photo session the other day because I wanted to get some passport … Continue reading

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Bruschetta

Here is a wonderful little summer recipe for you: Bruschetta 1 3/4c. tomatoes 1/3c. kalamata olives 1T. capers 1/4c. basil 1T. olive oil 1T. balsamic vinegar salt to taste pepper 1/4c. red onion Chop all ingredients finely and serve on … Continue reading

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On Your Dime

Aren’t you glad somebody‘s using your money this summer for nice little vacation?  Since so many are downsizing our lives and watching our budgets, isn’t it nice to know when we pool all our money that Michelle can have a … Continue reading

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Resident Artists

We are trying to get all our summer extracurricular activities done before time runs out and we have to get back to doing math and grammar.  This week Matthias was at piping and drumming school in Coeur D’Alene, so Taite … Continue reading

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The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Will there ever be enough stories written about World War II? Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, was lent to me and I kept avoiding it.  I knew it was about WWII which instantly makes it tragic, and I just … Continue reading

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