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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Weekend

Oscars2012And almost the end of February already again. Time flies. This week was fairly uneventful which was good I guess. I was off on Tuesday, was semi-productive (washed our current bed set and put a different one on) and also finished reading Stephen King's 11-22-63. What a great book. I would recommend that to anyone looking for a good book to read. It's totally different from Stephen King's normal horror books too. Anyway, definitely something I would recommend.

Since I was off on Tuesday I had to work on Saturday. Was a pretty quiet day all in all though. After work we went over to our friend Tim's house to hang out there with a few other friends. Tim made a delicious dinner (bruschetta, steak, pasta & sausage) and we had a good time hanging out eating, drinking and talking.

Today we slept in late, then went grocery shopping and for a late lunch at TKs. In a bit we will catch up on some of our recorded shows and then later we will watch the Oscars of course. Always neat to watch. We bought some cheese and crackers and will enjoy that with some wine.

Next weekend we will be off to Indianapolis. We will leave really early on Saturday as it's a 13 hour drive. We will spend Saturday night, Sunday and Monday in Indianapolis. IN (Monday we have tickets to see The Kooks). Then on Tuesday we will head to Pittsburgh, PA with a stop in Dayton, OH to visit the Airforce Museum. Wednesday it's back home to CT. Should be a fun roadtrip. It's always fun to get away for a few days.

Mail update:  A letter went out to Nina/WA. Received letters from/owe replies to: Celia/MA, Lotte/Denmark, Jessica/DE, Emilia/Finland and Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Birthday Weekend - Lots of wings and more

TksAnother week gone by. Actually had the whole weekend off which has been nice.  On Tuesday was Valentine's Day and went to  Della Francesca which was really good.  We had Alaskan king crab with a vodka cocktail sauce as an appetizer. Mike had lobster ravioli and I had the most delicious veal scallopini coated in a parmesan crust with a lemon wine sauce. For dessert we shared tiramisu. Yum. :)

Friday we went to Bluu for the first part of Mike's birthday celebration. Had a coupon for a free bottle of champagne along with free desserts. Had a nice night out with some friends. Then Saturday we went to TK's for Mike's free birthday wings. One good thing about getting older at least - more free wings. :) Had a fun night out eating wings and nachos, hanging out with friends. 

Tonight it's back to TKs as it's our friend Kim's birthday. Will be nice to catch up with her and her husband John. Haven't seen them since September on John's birthday. I am sure their daughter Riley has grown quite a bit too. Will be nice to see them and hang out for a bit. Then tomorrow it's already Monday and back to work again. If all goes well I will be off on Tuesday at least since I am working next Saturday again.

Mail update:  Received letters from/owe replies to: Lotte/Denmark, Jessica/DE, Nina/WA, Emilia/Finland and Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Annoying cold, movies, Mexican food & the Grammys

MargaritaStill fighting that same annoying cold. It's mostly the cough that's super annoying now. Definitely one of the worst coughs I have had in a while. Been living off of these Austrian coughdrops I brought back with me during my last visit. Lots of soup, tea, etc. Tuesday I was home/off from work since I had to work Saturday so I spent Tuesday in my PJs, relaxing, drinking tea and reading. Started reading the new Stephen King book 11-22-63 which I have really enjoyed so far.

Not too much else new otherwise. Friday (2/10) was our wedding anniversary. Eleven years already. Time flies. We didn't do anything too special since I am still fighting this cold. For Tuesday, Valentine's Day, we have a new dinner planned at Della Francesca which should be nice. And then on Saturday, 2/18, is Mike's birthday. So February is always a busy month for us. 

Yesterday I went to the movies with my friend Jana, went to see "The Vow" which was pretty good. Today Mike & I ended up having lunch at this new Mexican place El Cojote. Just opened about a month ago and we wanted to try it out. Then the afternoon was spent grocery shopping, doing laundry, etc. Now we are home and will catch up with our TV shows in a bit, then the Grammys later. Should be fun. 

Mail update: Letters went out to: Nicki/OZ and Charles/TN, Received letters from/owe replies to: Nina/WA, Emilia/Finland and Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

David Garrett, Rizzuto's & Super Bowl

DavidGarrettFighting an annoying cold at the moment. Ugh. Have had it since Wednesday so I am hoping that it will go away fairly soon. Luckily it wasn't too bad yet on Wednesday so I was able to enjoy the David Garrett concert and our short overnight stay in Morristown, NJ. The show was absolutely incredible as expected. Our seats were third row center so just perfect. The hotel we stayed at was really nice too (got a great deal on Hotwire so worked out). On our way back from NJ on Thursday we stopped in our Newburgh, NY office for a bit and then went back to work in our Danbury office.

The rest of the week was fairly uneventful. Had to work Saturday but luckily it was a pretty quiet day. Today, Sunday, we went to check out the newest location of Rizzuto's in Stamford, CT. We had a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree coupon to use so that worked out nicely. Had yummy pizza (mine was topped with prosciutto and arugala) and nutella cheesecake for dessert. Delcious!!

Now we are back home and watching the Super Bowl. Well Mike is watching the game, I am mostly just watching the commercials and drinking tea. :) But that's ok, the commercials are usually pretty entertaining since all the companies put so much money in their special Super Bowl ads. 

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

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