Thursday, February 18, 2010

Amethyst pendant for Wendy

It was my friend Wendy's bday earlier this month. I decided to make her a pendant with amethyst, her birth stone.

Here comes the funny part: I put wrapped the present into a box of matches from Evening Star Cafe. Wendy actually thought that's where I bought the pendant ;) I guess I make professional looking jewelry :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shut up! I'm actually smiling in a photo!?

Here's a photo of me from dancing on Saturday. It will shock many of you, but sometimes I actually do smile!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunshine on a snowy day: yellow gerber daisies

Thought I'd post a few photos of the yellow gerber daisies I bought a few days ago. I love buying flowers for myself: such a simple purchase can bring so much happiness!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow weekend in DC area, Feb 6-7. 2010

Well, this has been one interesting weekend. Friday I was allowed to leave at noon as the DC area was awaiting a snow storm of ginormous proportions! I went to the grocery store, and was happy to see that all the things I needed to buy were there, although I did have to stand in line for 30 minutes.

I was mad at the snow because it canceled pretty much everything that I have planned to do this weekend, and was really looking forward to. Oh well.

Well, when I woke up on Saturday morning, my "mad" state went through the roof. Why? Well, because there was no power in my apartment building. So I cleaned the kitchen, cooked a few things, read, took a nap, snapped this photo of a couple walking outside (I took it from my apartment on the 7th floor).

And then when there was still no power at 3 pm, and then at 5 pm, and then at 9 pm, I was beginning to go insane. I honestly cried. It was miserable. I had dinner by the candle light (I know, insanely romantic), and went to the gym, because the gym actually had electricity. At 9:40 pm I was done with my workout, but did not want to go back to the darkness. So I sat on one of the bikes and watched a movie (the gym at my apartment has TVs on bikes and ellipticals). And then, just as the movie was finishing at 11:30 pm, I saw the lights back on in my building. I was so happy, I almost cried (yes, I cry often I guess). It was amazing to have light and power and tv and Internet and hot water again!

Today I did a bunch of cooking (you'll be able to check it out on Mango & Tomato later this week), and then took a walk outside to capture some of the snow still remaining.

If you know me, you know I'm so not an animal person, but I could not help but take a photo of this squirrel.

And a great end to this weekend: no work tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

An orchid update

We are supposed to get up to two feet of snow in DC area this weekend. I'm sure you will see a zillion snow photos, and I might even take a few with my new camera too on Sunday.

But for now, I wanted to give you a few photos on the progress of my "Laura" orchid.