My Black Friday

I don’t normally run out to the store on Black Friday. ┬áBut I wanted to pick up some logs for the fireplace since the temperature is really going to drop tonight and Kelly–who’d already been over to our local Target–said it wasn’t too bad. Keep in mind, our local Target is a 5-minute walk from […]

Cleaning day

Today was supposed to be our cleaning day, and to that end, I think we did a pretty good job.  I cleaned two of the three bathrooms today ( I would have cleaned all three but I forgot about the last one and never got back to it).  I vacuumed downstairs.  Kelly put away all of the holiday decorations […]

The Museum of American History

We had a lazy Saturday morning and finally got our act together and headed out for a while.  We took the metro downtown to Archives and then walked to the newly remodeled Museum of American History, where we spent a couple of hours wandering around the exhibits.  It is a remodel of the museum, and […]


Slept in late again today–got up close to 9 AM, but we were up pretty late last night with AJ and Denisse.  I made us scrambled eggs for breakfast and we sat around watching Sunday Morning.  I was interested in looking for a messenger bag to replace my backpack and so we took advantage of the cold, but […]

New Year’s Day

We had a quiet day yesterday.  It was cold in the metro D.C. area, with temperatures in the 20s.  We went shopping in the morning.  First to Old Navy for Kelly to get some maternity clothes, then to Target, where she got more maternity clothes, and where we picked up a few other items.  Fromthere […]

Funny things I’ve seen while shopping

The last few times I’ve been shopping, I’ve seen some odd or amusing things. I took a couple pictures and since I’m sitting in Old Navy while Kelly tries on maternity clothes, I figured I post a few of them. This one is from The Gap. Tell me what’s missing: This next one is from […]

Warm Sunday

It was near 70 degrees here in the Metro DC area today–unusual for late December, to say the least.  It was almost like we were back in Florida.  I slept in until about 8:30 or so.  But we still managed to get an early start on our day.  First, we headed over to the Apple […]

Florida, Day 2

Our only "full" day at Treasure Island.  It was gorgeous weather today.  We were up early, and around 9 AM, we headed out for what turned out to be a 3.5 mile walk on the beach.  We lazed around in the morning, and then headed to a local boardwalk at lunch time.  We at ate […]

Shopping day

We were up at 8 AM and on our way to Tyson’s Corner by about 9 AM.  We wanted to get to the mall before things got crowded.  Indeed, when we got there, things were not bad at all.  We had to stop in a few stores to do some holiday shopping (I can’t reveal those […]

A hunting we will go

Long day at work today.  I was in the office just after 6 AM and worked steadily until heading out the door at 4 PM.  I brought in my apple, ale and cheddar soup in for lunch, and brought an extra bowl for Casey to give it a try.  He said he enjoyed it. There was a package […]

From the Earth to the Moon

I really slept in late today, not getting out of bed until close to 9:30 AM–two hours after Kelly got up this morning.  I started reading Robert J. Sawyer’s Frameshift this morning, and spent much of the day reading–and enjoying it very much.  Rob has a knack for telling a good story and I’ve been trying to […]

Gettin’ caught in the rain…

It was unusually warm yesterday, over 70 degrees by mid-morning.  Kelly and I walked up to Pentagon City where we had brunch at Harry’s Tap Room.  We then wandered around the mall for a little while, popping in and out of various shops, just browsing, not buying.  We walked back home and about halfway, the […]