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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Snoopy campingHappy Memorial Day to everyone in the US. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  We are having a very laidback weekend at home. Decided we have been pretty busy lately so a nice laidback weekend at home was just the right thing. 

Yesterday I worked in the yard for a bit (It was soo humid though) and then played the Sims for a bit, caught up on some emails and other web stuff. Today is pretty much just more of the same. :) Slept in late again. Mike's watching the Mets game on TV right now while I am surfing the web. Might make myself some tea and sit outside for a bit with a book in a little while. I should do more yard work but feeling lazy today. 

Tomorrow we have to work but hopefully should be a quieter day. We will see. Then Tuesday will probably be pretty busy. The day after the holiday always tends to be a little crazy. Wednesday I should be off again since I am working next Saturday. 

Only a little over a month now before I head to Austria/France. Time is definitely flying. Still a lot to do before I go but it's a nice thought for the back of my mind anyway. :)

Mail Update: Received a letter from Carmen/Malta, Celia/MA, Charles/TN and Lotte/Denmark. 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Busy, busy - Upcoming Memorial Day

558754_10151709889085646_755100645_24313150_301553852_nAnother busy week. My friend Anneliese left on Thursday, May 10th. The rest of that week was still pretty busy. That Saturday we had to work. And then Sunday the 13th we went down to NYC again, this time to meet up with my Danish friend Lotte and her sister Carina.  Had a great time catching up, eating pizza at Arturo's and strolling through Manhattan.

This past week was semi-busy at work due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Lots of preparation, making sure all the delivery schedules line up and everything works out as planned. This week will be even busier in that regard since it's the last week before the holiday. Lots of reminding and keeping track of schedules that needs to happen.

Last weekend we had off which was nice. Saturday I had another dentist appointment (ugh) in the morning but the rest of the day was spent vegging out on the couch catching up with our recorded TV shows which was nice. Then Sunday we slept in, I worked in the backyard for a bit and in the afternoon we were invited over to a friend's house. Had a yummy meal there, enjoying the nice weather on the deck. After that we all stopped by a local bar to meet up with a friend who was celebrating his birthday there. 

Let's see what this week brings. I am sure it will be plenty busy at work. My parents are currently in Corsica and I am definitely jealous about that. :) At least my next vacation isn't all that far in the future. 

Mail Update: Received a letter from Charles/TN and Lotte/Denmark. 

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

New York City, Washington DC & more

DSC05297Time is just flying by. Anneliese is only here until Thursday this week, can't believe it's almost been two weeks already. We have definitely been keeping busy though. 

Wednesday & Thursday last week we spent in NYC. On Wednesday we did all the uptown sights (Empire State Building, Guggenheim, Central Park, 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Hard Rock Cafe, Grand Central, etc.) and Thursday we did everything downtown (Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, etc.) Friday she stayed home and relaxed a little while we went to work.

Saturday we left for Washington DC. Managed to fit a lot of stuff into our 2 nights there too. Walked all around the mall and saw a bunch of the monuments (Capitol Building, Washington, Lincoln Monument, White House, Roosevelt, Vietnam, Korean War, 2nd World War, Martin Luther King Monument...) Had dinner at the Grillfish in Dupont Circle. Then Sunday we went to the zoo and had lunch at the Hard Rock afterwards. Sunday night we saw a baseball game at Nationals Park which was fun. Then Monday we had breakfast at Eggspectations in Silver Springs, MD and then headed home to CT. 

Today it's back to work for Mike and me. Tomorrow we will leave work a little early and head down to NYC so she can see New York by night as well. Will do Times Square and probably also the Empire State Building. 

Mail Update: Received a letter from Jessica/DE. 

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