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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Relaxed Weekend

FriedriceNot too bad of a week and a pretty relaxed Sunday at home.  Yesterday I had a dentist appointment and another one tomorrow but other than that not too much going on. Today we slept in and then had a late breakfast at Elmer's (local diner). Now home catching up with some letters, emails and other stuff around the house.

Also made fried rice (a healthier make-at-home version) this afternoon. Will be good to take to work for lunch during the week. Was pretty happy with the outcome, tastes yummy.  :) Now on the couch drinking tea and surfing the web. The cats are all here too, asleep and curled up next to us. 

Next week Wednesday we have tickets to see David Garrett in New Jersey. Looking forward to the show. We have third row tickets so should be good. :) We are staying overnight in Morristown. It's about a two hour ride so will make it easier to stay overnight and drive to work in the morning. 

Mail update: Letters going out tomorrow to: Lotte/Denmark. Received letters from/owe replies to: Nina/WA, Emilia/Finland, Nicki/OZ and Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

First real snow of the season

Sadie+Ollie-snow... well not including the massive storm back in October that dumped over a foot of snow on us (but that was technically still in the fall) This storm on Saturday ended up with about six inches of snow, not that bad. Plus tomorrow it's supposed to be pretty warm so I have a feeling that a lot of it is going to melt and turn into a big mess. Oh well, what can you do? Can't control the weather. 

This weekend turned out pretty ok. Had to go into work on Saturday because of the snow but at least we were able to leave by 1:30. Relaxed at home for a bit and then had an early dinner at Rizzuto's where they always seem to have great snow deals (2 for 1 dinner entrees etc.) Had a yummy dinner, then headed home and caught up  on some of our shows. Today was a pretty relaxed day too. Slept in, then had a great breakfast at Elmer's Diner, grocery shopping and now home relaxing, writing letters, answering emails, etc. 

In a little while we will have some dinner (cheese+crackers) and wine and catch up on some more of our shows.  Then tomorrow it's already Monday again. Let's see what this week brings. Hopefully should be fairly uneventful but you never know of course. 

Mail update: Letters going out tomorrow to: Caroline/Scotland, Charles/TN and Carmen/Malta. Received letters from/owe replies to: Emilia/Finland, Nicki/OZ, Lotte/Denmark and Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Golden Globes Weekend

Ricky-Gervais-and-Golden-Globes-2012Trying to post my weekly update and trying to convince Oliver not to sleep on my lap for a second. I am using my netbook and am on the couch and up until now he was on my lap while I was writing letters but I can't really type and have him on my lap at the same time. Ok, I think he finally got the hint and curled up next to me. Cutie kittie. :) 

It's been a pretty relaxing weekend. Yesterday (Sat) I worked but after work we were invited over to a friend's house for a small get-together. Had some yummy food (appetizer of baguette topped with roasted peppers & portobello mushroms&brie, then scallops, roasted potatoes with rosemary&garlic&parmesan, pasta and asparagus) and wine. Today we went out for lunch to the Little Pub in Ridgefield. Then afterwards we went grocery shopping and now at home relaxing. Wrote a couple of letters and later we are going to watch the Golden Globes. Looking forward to that. Also going to catch up on a couple of shows before that I think. Bought some camembert cheese + baguette to have while watching the show. 

Not too much else new at the moment. Work's been about the same,nothing too new. Almost mid-January already again, time is definitely flying. Last year at this time we were getting ready for our Australia trip. It's been really cold this weekend so that would sound very appealing at the moment. :)

Mail update: Letters going out tomorrow to: Celia/MA and Saya/Japan. Received letters from/owe replies to: Caroline/Scotland, Charles/TN and Emilia/Finland .

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Rockapella & Relaxed weekend

RockapellaAnd 2012 is already moving along quickly already. This past week was kind of annoying at work but then it's always the same when the schools come back after vacation. At least we had the weekend off which was nice. Saturday we slept in late, then around 3pm we headed down to NYC to see Rockapella. Beforehand we had some food and drinks at an Irish pub. Then saw the show which was good as always (we have probably seen them live 5-6 times now) and afterwards had a couple more drinks and some chips & salsa at Chevy's. They had happy hour when we got there (around 9.30pm) and the margaritas were only $5. Not a bad deal for Times Square at all. 

Today, Sunday, slept in again, then went grocery shopping. Spent the afternoon taking down the Christmas decorations (the house looks so empty now) and rearranging some things. Made some asparagus soup and surfed the web for a bit. Pretty relaxed weekend. Can't complain. 

Let's see what next week brings. I am looking forward to see David Garett live on February 1st which is less than a month away now. I bought those tickets such a long time ago and it felt like it would never come. Definitely can't wait. 

Mail update: Letters went out on Tuesday to: Nicki/OZ and Celia/MA. Received letters from/owe replies to:  Sayaka/Japan.

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