tuesday things | leap second

Last Friday I took the day off to spend time with my aunt and uncle visiting from California, and that morning was one of the highlights of the weekend when the Supreme Court issued a ruling declaring same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

We were able to take part in the celebration firsthand when we stopped by on our way home from one of the Smithsonian museums. I was overwhelmed with all of the (positive) emotions – love, joy, pride, etc. – and got choked up more than once while we weaved in and out of the crowds, exchanging high-fives and smiles with the many others who had also gathered. It’s funny how emotions can express themselves in a way that is opposite of what we would expect. Ever wonder why that happens?

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Love is Love

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5 Simple Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

cake-pops-286198_1280I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day, even when I was single. I would bake treats and give them to friends with a handwritten note saying how much I appreciate them. Some boycott and say it’s a made up Hallmark holiday, but why not just jump in and celebrate love with all of our fellow humans?

Here are five easy last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas in case you’re feeling a step – or several steps – behind this year. (Believe me, I am not judging. I made resolutions in February and just packed up my Christmas decor this past Sunday.) Show the special people in your life how much you care! Continue reading

Insta-lately

Hooray! It’s Friday and I couldn’t be happier. For being such a short month, February has had THE longest weeks. Here’s a quick Insta-recap of what’s been happening lately.

 

We had a snow day…

Bourbon hot chocolate #snowday #hegotmoremarshmallows

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^^ Queen Vic – a bar near us – was serving a special bourbon hot chocolate. Yum. ^^

 

Bingo on a #snowday – does this make us old? No because we're still at a bar!

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^^ Star & Shamrock – another bar near us, see a trend? – had bingo night so we trudged in the snow to play! ^^

 

Daisy is loving this #snowday!

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^^ Daisy surprisingly liked playing in the snow. ^^

 

Then we had a “fake Spring” weekend …

^^ These little pretties popped up in our back yard! ^^

 

Then we had more snow …

^^ My pretties went into hibernation. ^^

 

 ^^ During the “fake Spring” weekend, I met my girlfriends for brunch at a new cheese/wine bar, Sona Creamery. These are a few of my favorite things… ^^

 

Perfect Valentine's Day – food, flowers, wine! #lovelovelove

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^^ For Valentine’s Day, Dave sent me those beautiful roses at work – just stunning. Then that night he whipped up a delicious meal of lamb (my favorite meat!) with mint crème fraîche, spicy asparagus and truffle cheese mashed potatoes followed by strawberries dipped in chocolate. Oh and we had wine! Obviously. ^^

 

Even though it’s been dragging, February was a great month filled with love. (And figure skating mixed with a little slope style.)

 

Are you ready for March? I’m just ready for temps above freezing …