I think I should kick off every month with a Chipotle burrito. It can be like a hurrah for new beginnings every thirty days or so.
I used my Anthropologie birthday discounts for some treats on the last possible day.
Andy and Mom arrive! The short story: Andy flew down to Little Rock to help my mom and dad pack up their house. They moved some of it to the lake house, some of it to a new Little Rock condo, and some of it to Richmond!
There is a bird trying to steal our spices. I guess in all the box shuffling this guy decided to come inside and help himself.
My mom brought me everything I've ever owned. Boxes upon boxes of letters, school work, clothes, pictures, stuffed animals, erasers, pencil toppers, yearbooks, costumes, and this autograph book from fourth grade. I thought some people would appreciate this.
Lowe's parking lot
My man voted. I voted. And then we went to Lowe's.
We also inherited Mom's giant pencil plant in the move. This is just the top part that Andy cut off because it was so big.
Sugar Plum Bakery, Virginia Beach
Molly and I field tripped down to VA Beach to help out the new Whole Foods for a day. We seriously made the most of our twenty-four hours there. Starting with a maple bacon donut.
Boardwalk, Virginia Beach
We rented a side-by-side tandem bike and took it very seriously. We also stopped at every sculpture to take pictures. Here you go.
Tuc came up for a visit and we walked around Lakeside for Jolly Days (or something like that). Santa requested his photo with the firefighters. Please pardon the glare.
Thomas Jefferson Highschool
This dog and I watched Andy and a bunch of other dudes play rugby.
Across the street
These leaves were fantastically red!
Peanut butter M&M's left over from Tuc and mine's movie night.
The Schemmel's (Church Hill)
I went over to help pack up some boxes. I filled maybe four and got distracted by this kid.
We went to see Skyfall. All these girls went to see Twilight.
I like to take all my guests to the fire station apparently. This is Jaclynn sitting in the engine with a puppy stuffed animal.
Doing Richmondy things with non-Richmonders. On our walk I discovered the Native American coming out of the chimney!
One: When Andy is working, I eat dinner in the office more than in the dining room. Two: This night I had leftover tater tots. Can't say that made me feel too hot.
The day got away from me I suppose.
We're like old-timey cooking on the wood stove.
Thanksgiving preparations! This is how I pretend I have my own bakery: bake more than necessary and put the results on display.
Bob and Elisabeth's
Thanksgiving turkey vegetables! We had a wonderful meal with wonderful family and it was wonderful. Serious giving thanks over here.
I found an Adah-size leaf.
There was a challah explosion in the cooler. One box (twelve loaves) all rose together so I baked this baby. It was pretty tasty.
Thanksgiving leftover potluck. I still might have to do a Thanksgiving feast so I can eat some cream corn, mashed potatoes, and stuffing all in the same meal....
I took three videos today and I have a feeling I meant for at least one of those to be a still photo.
Going through the costume trunk (holy cow am I glad I have that back!) and Z hopped in. BTW, this is my mom's old trunk from when she would go to girl scout camp. She used it, I used it, and now Z uses it.
The sweater. The sweater I have been working on off and on for a year is probably going to be too small. We will all find out soon enough. I just hope I don't cry.
Five o'clock rush hour. Everyone is going home and I am going to work Round Two.
Beers after work at work. How convenient is that?!