A Week in Photos

9/20/09 – 9/26/09

On my way to school, I saw this guy in the parking lot. He’s huge!

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See what I mean? He was having a little snack and wasn’t at all bothered by me taking his photo.

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Got the stitching done for my workshop. I am in love with these colors.

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And some photos from the workshop.

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Timmers Workshop Day 1

I almost hated to crack open my jelly roll of fabric.

Madeira Jelly Roll

Afterwards there were margaritas. The blurriness of the photo is in direct proportion to the size of the margaritas.

Margarita Blur

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Eastwick

Miss me? I know I’ve been a bit under the technological radar lately. I think it’s a combination of the weather, allergies, work/school and busy-ness that are making me into a bit of a recluse. But, here I am, alive and well and looking forward to another new tv premiere tonight. Guess what it is…

 

I heard this one described this morning as “Sex in the City set in Salem, Massachusetts”. It looks good to me.

 

I had to include this next photo – I think I am in love with that kitchen. Do you see that Moroccan lantern? Be still my heart. This scene reminds me a bit of Practical Magic – love that film – and that kitchen.

 

And I am so glad that even after the demise of Lipstick Jungle, which I was sad to see go, Lindsay Price is back in this new series. Oh to look like Lindsay…

 

And of course, we can’t forget the original. Witches of Eastwick, anyone?

 

Susan Sarandon, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jack Nicholson…an excellent film for playing Six Degrees of Separation (or Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon), which I know you are.

And I was shocked and apalled to hear that my dearest Eric has not seen this film? Seriously? I am going to have to rectify the situation immediately.

But, Michelle, dear…we’re going to have to talk about that hat.

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The Week’s Photos

9/13/09 – 9/19/09

Went to my parent’s house over the weekend for a co-celebration of mine and my neice’s birthday. We had Oreo cookie pie.

Oreo Cookie Pie

More rain this week.

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And yet another 5k. This one was the Race for the Children in Lewisville. Here’s a photo of the race start at City Hall. Pretty early morning sky, huh?

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Did I mention I have You Ottoware Purple on my toes too? And I am in love with my new Bonnano sandals. They were a birthday gift to myself, and they just arrived!

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Week’s Photos

9/6/09 – 9/12/09

Gathering fat quarters of some 30s Reproduction fabrics for a baby quilt for a friend.

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Pollo Asada with a fresh tomato salad.

Pollo Asada

New manicure with OPI’s You Ottoware Purple. Love how it matches my ring, don’t you?

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This guy was outside my office window. Sometimes I have days like this too.

Hanging Out

Reading in the car before class while the rain came down. I love that this chapter is called “Contented Little Sips”. If you want to read a great book, try The Elegance of the Hedgehog. We are reading it for book club and it is fantastic.

Contented Little Sips

Every night Eric makes our protein shakes for the next day. Mid-morning snack, before gym, after gym.

For the gym

And on Saturday we participated in the Dallas Heart Walk….in the rain. We tried to stay under the tent until the walk started.

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I did like seeing all the colorful umbrellas though. But, note to fellow walkers – if you cannot control your umbrella, please don’t walk with it. You are going to stab someone in the eye. And P.S. – you are wider with an umbrella, so keep that in mind too. K, thanks.

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I’m so glad Eric and I did the Heart Walk together. It really meant a lot to me. I hope we can do it again next year too.

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Looking Forward to Fall

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Now that it’s September, I definitely feel that the transition to fall is upon us. Even though in Texas we are still in the 90s, I can’t deny that the Tuesday after Labor Day always marks that season change for me. My summer white handbag went back into the closet, and I’ve picked a decidedly fall color for my manicure this week. The other thing that tells me that fall is here? The new season on tv. Now, I don’t really watch a lot of tv, due to not being home a whole lot. But, there are a few shows that I try to keep up with. And starting on Thursday there will be a new one added to the mix.

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I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile. I haven’t read the books, although they’ve been newly acquired and are waiting patiently on my bookshelf. And since it is all-vampires-all-the-time around my house (well, for me anyway), this one looks like a winner.

And of course, the other show I’m looking forward to?

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Gossip Girl. Can’t wait for this one to start next week. xoxo

Fall is really a time of year that I love. I wish that we lived in a climate where we could enjoy fall a bit more. Texas seems to be basically way hot, or cold. There’s really no spring or fall to speak of. At least that’s how it seems to me.

But Fall also means the countdown to one of my favorite things…

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Halloween. I love Halloween, in case you hadn’t guessed from my past posts on it here and here.
And no October is complete without a trip to the State Fair. Eric looks forward to that every year.

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Now, I’m wishing there was more pumpkin bread left.

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Holiday Weekend Fare

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One of the best things about a holiday weekend is being home with Eric – no school, no work, no gym, etc. And one of the perks about being home with Eric is his cooking. I take home-cooked meals with me every day during the week for lunches and dinners, but there is something to be said for having the food fresh and not microwaved. Saturday night Eric decided to make Moroccan Lamb Burgers.

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The recipe is one that my best friend made for me on my last visit to her in Rhode Island. I’ve since begged it off her and now it is one of mine and Eric’s favorites. The burgers are made with ground lamb and have a variety of amazing spices mixed in like saffron and cumin. We serve them inside a whole wheat pita and top with a yogurt and dill sauce and fresh tomatoes. Accompanying the lamb burgers tonight was some Greek pasta salad and a chickpea salad that had edamame and cranberries in it. OMG it was all so good. And that lemonade Eric found at Sprouts was killer too.

Seconds

Eric even went back for seconds on the burger. No pita needed, it’s good all by itself.

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A Week in Photos

8/30/09 – 9/5/09

Tart Bakery

Eric and I signed up to do the Dallas Heart Walk and when we picked up our t-shirts, they were giving out these cookies from Tart Bakery. That’s a little musical note on the heart – tied in with our t-shirts. I love how this photo came out. I guess I’m better at macros sometimes than anything else.

Lamb Burgers and Lemonade here.

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South Beach

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I am so far behind on posting on the blog. But, I am trying to catch up! You may remember that over fourth of July weekend Eric and I went to Florida for a little vacation? I blogged about visiting Little Havana in this post. I thought I’d post some more photos before it was December and I was still talking about a trip from July (bad enough it’s September). Anyway, I thought I’d share with you our excursions to South Beach.

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I’ve never been to South Beach before, so I was excited to see what it was all about. After we had lunch in Little Havana, we drove over to South Beach and walked around. I was amazed at all the Art Deco architecture. I mean it isn’t just a building here or there, it’s every building. That completely surprised me. I love the port-hole style windows.

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And the color! I was loving all the color.

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After a little visit to the World Erotic Art Museum, which is an excellent collection of some amazing art and some that borders on bizarre (no photos there, kids), we wandered past this mermaid sculpture that Eric knew was in the vicinity. He knows how much I love mermaids. This piece is by Roy Lichtenstein, who is known for his “comic strip” inspired art.

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For dinner we decided on a Japanese-Vietnamese restaurant. The food was excellent, and the presentation was delightful. We started with some spring rolls.

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Eric had duck, I believe (sorry for the blurry).

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And I had curry chicken. Look at those lovely mango slices too.

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After dinner, we headed back to the beach with the hopes of taking some photos at sunset. Unfortunately it started to rain, and continued to rain. But, I liked this shot I got of the deserted beach.

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We decided to return to South Beach another day, in order to get our sunset photos and after dark experience.

We started off the afternoon with a little tasty refreshment. You cannot beat that!

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We wandered along the beach and enjoyed ourselves.

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We ate a fast and delicious dinner at Johnny Rockets which is sort of a 50s style burger joint with amazing burgers. And, it allowed us to get to our sunset.

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And walking back along the street, I quickly realized that South Beach after dark is very different than South Beach during the day.

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It’s like it becomes a totally different place, even the buildings don’t look the same. And it’s definitely a different crowd.

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But the energy here is definitely infectious. The photo below is of the Gianni Versace mansion, that is now a private club.

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South Beach is really an amazing experience, and I’m so glad that Eric wanted to share this with me (having gone to school in Ft. Lauderdale, this is his old stomping ground).

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I still have a few more photos to share with you from our trip, but at least I’m more caught up now. Hope you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend. I am looking forward to a little break!

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