Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beware of Rattlesnakes.

Two posts in one day?!!? Y'all are lucky ducks! I wasn't kidding when I said I had a lot of catching up to do!

A couple weekends ago, Mama and I roadtripped from Santa Fe to Baton Rouge. In a 14 foot U-Haul truck. In the worst drought and heatwave Texas has seen. And we had a great time! We got to visit with my grandmother, Beverly, and aunts Judy and Jill. Then we booked it to Dallas for the night and made it home for dinner in Baton Rouge the next day. After a 6am flight back to DC the next morning, I was totally pooped! But it was so worth it---it was wonderful to see everyone and have a good, SOLID catch up with Mama.

My view from the passenger's seat---we saw a lot of this over the weekend.

And this....

My aunt Jill had the MOST delicious tomato garden I've ever tasted---and I don't even love tomatoes! So many heirloom varieties! This is my goal next summer...

Carole King said it right...


Today I felt my first earthquake! Whoa dude---these things do NOT hit the mid-Atlantic! A 5.9 hit DC in the middle of the work day, as I was enjoying a sushi lunch with my boss a few blocks from the office. It was the strangest sensation---not particularly scary, more simply like airplane turbulance. But, it was very very odd to think that we are just very small beings on this very large Earth. I'm sure I would've been way more freaked out had buildings fallen and people been injured, but for now, it's just another experience to add to this crazy summer!

For your enjoyment :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Biggest, Biggest Apologies!

Sorry for the delay in posts, y'all---I feel like I say that quite often on this blog. That's not a good sign, is it? BUT---from here on out, I'm resolving to posting at least once a week. No matter how hectic the schedule, I am going to do my best to get something, anything, thrown up there. I must say, my biggest lagging in the post comes from not feeling like uploading pictures to my computer. However, a new, schmancy camera is on my two-week away birthday list *hint, hint Mama and Dad!*

PS: A HUGE factor in the delay lack of post is the crazy, business around here lately. From July 21st through October 11st, I can count the number of "planless" weekends on one hand. Scratch that---TWO FINGERS! That means I have 2 out of 12 weekends free. That means lots of traveling and catching up with friends, for both fun and business. But, that also means you, my dear reader, have lots of fun posts to catch up on! Starting with Meredith's visit to the District and Mama and my epic road trip across Texas. But those are stories for another day (in the very near future!). Stay tuned!