Sunday, February 11, 2018

Powerful Music

May, Indra, Barbara, and I went to a concert this afternoon at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Falls Church. It was powerful!

More details later.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Swiss Food Again!

Marie, Tina, and I met at the Swiss Bakery for lunch. We spent two hours in stimulating conversation. I forgot to take a photo, unfortunately. I will have to improvise for graphics. Soon!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Celebrating John

Janet and I wanted to celebrate John's reception into the Episcopal Church. We invited him to a dinner at Janet's house. She made delicious manicotti and Arthur (my live-in chef from Paris) provided a heavenly French cheesecake. (He should go into the catering business!)

John Q, Janet, John O, and John Q Junior 

Arthur's Cheesecake

Saturday, February 03, 2018

A Birthday

Colin is now a teen-ager! We celebrated his birthday today.

Arthur took me to Game Shop to buy Colin's gifts. Colin made it clear, "NO BOOKS."

Arthur prepared the main course, Eggs Benedict. I added the peas.

 Arthur and Christian


                                                                Auguri, Colin!

Proud Mima

Swiss Again

Indra and I met for lunch at the Swiss Bakery and had a very pleasant time chatting.

We shared a Linder cookie, the Swiss Bakery's Claim to Fame!

Thursday, February 01, 2018

May, John, and I met George at the National Museum for the American Indian and saw the new exhibit. (More details later.) I forgot to take photos of us.  :(

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Birthday Party

My friend Matt graciously invited me to accompany him to the birthday party of his Italian American friend Ed. It was a festive party with delicious food and interesting conversation.

Ed ha prepared a wonderful assortment of delicious Italian food from appetizers to dessert. The main courses were vegetarian lasagna and eggplant parmigiana and the desserts were tiramisu, flan, sherbet, and chocolate cake. You can see Ed at the end of the table putting on the finishing touches to the table.

 Some of the guests - Maddalena on the far left and Carl on the far right. Next to Carl is Ed's daughter.

Two more guests - Buck and Bob

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fabric creations

I went with my three good friends to the Box Project exhibit at GW's Textile Museum. In the photo above, against an incredible backdrop, are (from left to right) Marie, Barbara, May, and Christine.

Marie in her museum shop purchase, a very fashionable winter hat

After viewing the very interesting exhibit, we walked over to the Magic Gourd Chinese restaurant on 23rd Street for a delicious Chinese lunch and lively conversation.

From left to right, Marie, May, Barbara, and Christine

Below you will see some examples of Art in a Box.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Friendly Lunch

                                               Bill                                     Chris and Arthur

Arthur and I met my good friend Bill for lunch at Busboys and Poets. Bill and Arthur hit it off right away and had a talk about chemistry that was quite above my head but fun to listen to.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lunch chez George

Susan and I were guests for lunch at George's. He prepared a delicious vegetarian lasagne and I brought a birthday cake (chocolate with cream cheese icing) for Susan.

Host George in his Irish shirt 

George's piece de resistance - vegetarian lasagna
(very labor intensive, he says)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Concert with Barbara

Barbara and I went to a lovely concert at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Falls Church. The musicians formed a trio with harp, flute, and bassoon.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lunch with Mike

My dear friend Dona and I went to Mike's for lunch to celebrate her birthday. As usual, we had so much to talk about -  topics past, present, and future.

We share almost 52 years of memories and we will continue to create memories.

She brought me an adorable Christmas gift. His name is Snowball and I can pop him in the microwave to warm him up! He has joined my other eleven Adorables and has been very enthusiastically received!

After lunch we came back to my house for panettone and espresso.

 Here is a photo of the original eleven Adorables watching TV one night.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Coffee, anyone?

My good friend Janet introduced me to a really cool and cozy place to relax and enjoy a coffee and croissant. This enchanting coffee house is called Cervantes and is located in Springfield. Here are some photos to give you an idea of the ambience.

Janet in a cozy chair with her latte in front of her

Me in a cozy chair enjoying my cappuccino
Our heavenly almond croissant has not arrived yet!

 Burlap bags full of coffee - the aroma permeated the air

 Stairs going up

 Main floor

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Holiday Dinner

Marcello and his family joined us for a holiday dinner.


Colin, Claudia, Lara, Adriano - (counterclockwise starting in upper right)

Eleni's with Claudia

My granddaughter Claudia and I went to Eleni's for waffles but discovered, to our dismay, that waffles are only served on the week-ends. We had to settle for pancakes but they were delicious! We were happy!!