Thursday, February 21, 2008


So, I'm not sick anymore for those who are wondering. The month of Feb was a pretty crazy month. A lot has happened! (All of which will get their individual posts to come)
One weekend we had a church work day and I painted a classroom (not by myself by any means)!
Matt and I celebrated our first Valentine's together and I didn't wear black, although I almost did!
I triple booked myself for this weekend, which is pretty typical, but you'll have to wait and hear about this weekend later.
I became a Virginian this last week. I'm pretty sad to give up my Oklahoma license and the lady had to pry it out of my hands, but hey I took one for the team.
It iced over...I fell and busted my butt on the ice on the walk home.
And the list goes on... Needless to say, it was a big month for me.
I thought about voting but didn't. In the month of Feb. I also sent out countless!!! It's my favorite website EVER! It's how I converse with those closest to me these days. However, I don't think I could ever send one to Wendy Craig. She's too nice for cynicism.

Well, I'll make these individual posts for more details, but I thought I would give you a little something until you know I'm not sick anymore.

Peace and love!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

I'm an old lady at heart

I like do to puzzles...sue me. Matt and I were both sick and it gave me something to do besides blow my nose.
Unfortunately, I didn't have the patients to finish in our tiny little place. 1000 little pieces scattered all over our condo didn't bode well for my state of mind. By week 2 heading into week 3, the puzzle went back into the box and into the closet.
I'll just go back to watching "Golden Girls".

New Years Eve

Our New Years Eve was without a doubt one of our most fun days in a while! We decided to be a tourist for once in this city, because, who knows, we may have to move sometime soon. We hit the "International Spy Museum", where I was afraid of getting stopped by a stranger and having to remember my fake identity you receive upon entering the museum. Having to pretend something with a stranger was my worst nightmare to say the least. Over all it was a really cool museum and highly recommend it to all who visit.
After the museum we hopped into this little Irish pub for some lunch. After sitting there for a few minutes memories of Vienna and "The Barrel" came rushing back, and for a minute I forgot I was in DC. It's one of our new favorite spots in the city.
Post lunch was another museum, only we went to one of the FREE Smithsonian ones this time. It had a really cool atrium, but about 30 minutes into the museum, we were museumed-out.

(this by the way is made entirely of kitchen foil, as in what you use to wrap your sandwich in!!)
We decided to head toward the National Mall to take a gander at the city Christmas lights that were still up. This is the national tree with all the trains running around it and what not.

It was a pretty cold night so we decided to head over to E Street for a movie. This is a movie theatre that only plays independent films here in the city. We decided to see Juno, which has become one of our new favorites!
On our way home, by way of metro, we saw all of the party people out and about. So, we decided not to head home just yet.
We stopped off for some dinner around 9 at our favorite little place down the street from us. There was a HUGE New Years party going on in the basement of this place and we thought about crashing but decided to head home just in time to count down with Ryan Seacrest and gang!
Our day wasn't anything too terribly exciting, but it was just a day out in the life of DC. Happy New Year!!!

Lazy days...

Okay, so I haven't been so good about the upkeep of this blog for the month of Jan. That's just b/c it was a pretty boring month.
There were a few things in Jan. that made me turn my head, such as:
Do you remember me telling you about the singing man on the Metro?? The guy that was singing the Christmas tunes, well, turns out it's his ministry!! I see him/hear him all of the time!! Except now, instead of singing Emanuele he sings church songs out of a leather bound song book like the green ones that used to reside at FTG C of C when I was a kid, "Songs of Faith and Praise" to be exact.
One morning he was on my first train, and when I switched he was on that train too. Ironic we were on the same cars?!?!?! At any rate, he was singing songs we used to sing at the nursing homes on Sunday morning. It didn't bother me that he was singing, so much it bothered my that my reaction was so "what is this man doing??" . It was a humbling experience to say the least when he wrapped up his song and these ladies stood and applauded him in his work for his Lord. Right then and there I realized that this is what our faith sharing should be all about. Sure, there are going to be people who scawk and glare, but at least this man was doing something to share his faith. I look forward to the next time he is on my train. Maybe I'll jump in on the alto line...