Monday, September 21, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Today was one of those days where the sun is shining, the people were smiling, and you just felt good to be alive.  Well, other than the fact that I was up nearly 24 hours, but eh, the price you pay for days like these.

We headed out to the farmer's market.  We were running a little behind since we both had to shower and clean up, and G asked me to sing while I was in the shower.  So we went through Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Amazing Grace (that's his favorite, he requests it every time), and then I drew a blank and began to sing songs from Little Mermaid.  Oh yes, we went Disney.  I ended up getting out, and looking up some Disney songs on youtube.  Garret has never seen Pocahontas.  I know, right?  His parents, God love them, were a little out of it when it came to kids movies, I'm just sayin'.   

So as I was saying we were running late, but thank God, unlike last week today was not a huge Ravens game, so traffic was fine.  We walked around, bought some yummy goods, including a french baguette, some pluot plums, and some fresh from the garden arugula.  We've been searching high and low for it since getting back to the states, and outside of restaurants coming up blank.  Well not today, I've literally eating a good 1/4 lb of it.  

Then we headed to Clementine for coffee, and decided to try their Maryland crab soup.  Oh goodness, was it so much yummier than I was thinking it would be.  Next time I am going to have to get my own bowl.

For dinner G went and got some deli chicken, and instead of making sandwiches we plated some of the chicken, each took a hunk of bread, a pile of arugula, some roasted garlic and goat's cheese.  Just kind of assembled as we wished as we went along.  It turned out to be the perfect light meal for us.  

Then we watched Mad Men and the new season of Bones.  Seriously, that man needs to just love that woman, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, go watch Bones.  All the new t.v. is starting up, and I have to say I'm excited to have something to delve into when G's at work (because I watch them online I watch them when it suits me).  Then if it's good, G watches it with me later.  

And this wekeend I picked up the new Dan Brown book, The Lost Symbol.  It has the same main character as Angels and Demons, and The Da Vinci Code.  And the possibility of watching another movie like those with Tom Hanks in it is good enough reason to like the book for me!  However I have been saving it all weekend so I would have something to do while G was at work this week, so I'll let you know what I think tomorrow night.  Yes, I read that fast.  When I say I delve into books I mean it!

And finally I am keeping busy trying to make the perfect moving announcement to send out to friends and family.  After scouring etsy I found an idea I liked where I would have a line drawing of the house as the front of the card with our new address and numbers on the inside.  It's been a while since I've drawn, but I picked up a pad and did a quick sketch that G fell in love with, so now I just need to do a less messy one, scan it into the computer and print onto card stock.  Then I will see if I want to add some color or not.  I will be sure and post a pic of the card on here though once it's finished.  Here's the preliminary.  Forgive the messiness, I did this in about 3 minutes so I could show G my idea.  

Simple but gets the job done.  I'm thinking painting some watercolors on the card stock will make it nicer but keep it as a simple presentation. 


  1. Lol. My suggestion was actually going to be to add a little watercolor to it. Almost like a wash... It will add a little bit to it so it's not plain without taking away from the simplicity. :)

  2. My only concern is that I suck at watercolors (perhaps my lack of patience has something to do with it). But I really love the look of these sort of things (like the cover of the newest Candace Bushnell book). So we shall see!