Thursday, September 29

It's not pie at all!

September 22
Scuba Center Floor
You can barely see the giant cricket that is on the corner of my bag in this photo, but I swear it is there. The Post-Its and pens are my attempt to dislodge it. I hit him several times but instead of jumping out, he went farther in. Finally Ed came to my rescue and got him out.

September 23
Hanover and Shields
I discovered that Abby lives on the same block as this. After our great beer-drinking brainstorm I took its picture on the way back to my car. (I'm not proud when these are the kinds of pictures I have to show for my day.
So lame, I know.)

September 24
The Cellar Door
A really great double date night dinner at this below street level restaurant.

September 25
Dining Room
Showing off my newest apron, thanks to Mom. Now I can bake AND look like a cat!

September 26
The baking I did in said apron. Who knew Boston Cream Pie is not a pie at all?! I sure didn't!

September 27
Front Porch
This brief, but really heavy thunderstorm made our power go out. But only for a few hours this time.
Thank the goodness.

September 28
Office Couch
I was way intimidated by cable knitting, but turns out it's not so bad at all! Here's my little sample of it
in my Scarf O' Scraps.

Thursday, September 22

Eddie's meatballs

September 12
Living Room Floor
Supplies for Kristin's wedding. Her mom likes to call it "rustic," but I don't think there is much more charming than flowers in mason jars.

September 13
Lewis Ginter
I hardly ever know what I'm looking at at the garden even when there is a name tag right next to it, let alone when there's not. If you ask me what it is, I'll say pretty.

September 14
Dining Room Table
I guess this is September's pie although I didn't let Andy choose the flavor. I just told him I was going to make an apple pie. In a cream cheese crust. I'm going to go ahead and say it was really good.

September 15
Nate's Kitchen Counter
Potluck theme: Mexican You Haven't Made Before. Nate's contribution: Churros.

September 16
Lake Rawlings
There were a lot of firsts for this day. First time diving in the Virginia-famed quarry. First time real diving with Andy (the pool didn't count). First time diving with Elisabeth. First time eating a pumpkin donut from Dunkin' Donuts on the way home.

September 17
Sister's Kitchen
Surprise (not to me but to you)! My parent's are in town. This is my dad heading up the cooking in his special uniform. He's making spaghetti and meatballs, one of his specialties. But what makes him really special is that he made three separate sauces: one with beef meatballs for normal eaters, one with turkey meatballs for Sister eaters, and one with no meatballs for me eaters.

September 18
Look at the date. Look at what I show you. Too soon!

September 19, Part I
Lewis Ginter
Mom, Elisabeth, and I went to the garden for a morning stroll. We found these incredible red-barked trees hidden on the path.

September 20
Front Yard
New Roof Tuesday!

September 21
Antique Store
This kitty ran away from me, but stopped under all the metal furniture.

I like to give you the option of looking at more photos if you'd like because often there is much more going on. Well, when I'm not being boring. So if you please, here are the more.

Monday, September 5

2.5 weeks

August 26
Tucker's Living Room, Raleigh, NC
I wish you could see that baby Asher is only wearing a diaper with those argyle socks.

August 27
1703 Restaurant parking lot, Winston-Salem, NC
We got to a wedding brunch early so we took advantage of Robert Earl's bed. Just out of the hurricane's reach, it was a beautiful blue day with a nice breeze, perfect for napping and practicing our non-double chins.

August 28
Neighbor's Front Yard
Not out of Hurricane Irene's reach. We got home to a messy street and no power, but luckily no trees on houses.

August 29
See, no power. Reading by flashlight and I feel like I'm at summer camp again, except I'm reading Ayn Rand instead of Beverly Cleary.

August 30
From the Front Porch
We've got some resident butterflies. This one let me observe her sticking her little antennas in the flowers for a long time.

August 31
I don't think that sign is always upside down. But on my way home from work I noticed it.

September 1
Back Porch
No power day six. I'm impressed with our no-powering abilities to live in luxury. We had delicious meals on the grill almost every night.

September 2
No power day seven. This is literally how I survived: Wake up, put kettle on grill, wait for water to boil, pour into to air press coffee maker (thank you Brittany and Josh a thousand times), push giant syringe, enjoy piping hot and perfectly strong cup of wake-up juice.

September 3
Front Porch
I remember thinking about how a day can be made perfect with some porch sitting at the end of it.

September 4
Office Couch
Power's back! Actually it came the night of the 2nd, but I just got around to doing four loads of laundry. I've never been so excited to wash clothes. (Except for after that time our dryer broke in Brooklyn and I walked two baskets of wet clothes to the laundromat only to find I was too late and they were closing.)

September 5
No restaurant's are open on Labor Day at 9 pm. And apparently for a reason, since we were the only ones there.

September 6
I love things in bulk, especially when they start with an n, end with an a, and are made of hazelnut. P.S. Happy Birthday Dad!

September 7
Living Room
My all-consuming project for the last few days, but incredibly worth it and lots of fun. I'm a sucker for Memory Lane, and when the invitation says "gifts from the heart", I take it to, well, heart.

September 8
Finally having a proper chat with my dad (and mom) for his birthday. Andy is in the background making a monkey pop out of my head.

September 9
I'm not going to tell you where I am specifically because you should be able to figure it out with the clues. I could become a fan, that's all I'm saying.

September 10
Cathy's Couch, Hamilton, VA
Celebrating an incredible Bride To Be with family and friends.

September 11
Somewhere on 522 (I think)
We pulled over for this abandoned building and then an abandoned church a little while later. We couldn't get inside either, but it was still fun to explore some places millions of people pass by without taking a second glance.