Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2 in 1 day

Wow, I don't post for months on end and now 2 in 1 day, YAY!!  I posted a comment at another blog I read and it made me think about how things aren't always what they seem.  Life moves along with a power all it's own.   You don't have to participate, you don't have to encourage it, you don't have to do anything; it moves at a speed out of your control.  You may influence it's direction but not it's motion, it travels forward with or without you.  The funny thing is, what you think is an end may really be a beginning. 

Pictures from Philadelphia

3 weeks with no internet at home.  Brought laptop to work today for several reasons, one of which to upload some pictures.
My sister Jan, my nephew Derek and his girlfriend Jackie

Big buildings are fascinating to me, especially those that are odd shaped

The steps!

The Philadellphia skyline.
I did not make it to the LYS nor did we wash windows, it rained!!  We walked from my nephew's apartment down to Rittenhouse Square, lovely, lovely place, I would enjoy that park if I lived in Phila.  Walked on to the Museum of Art, took photos, climbed the infamous 71 Rocky Balboa stairs, more pictures, went inside, enjoyed some refreshments in the cafĂ©, viewed several of the rooms/exhibits.  One I particularly wanted to see, Costumes & Textiles was closed but I enjoyed several others.  Some of the paintings were unbelievable, could have stayed for several days.  Walked on to a Whole Foods store, what a place!!  We bought food for lunch (late lunch, like 2pm) and other items for supper, got caught in a light rain shower, no umbrellas and every taxi was full.  My nephew was more upset than his mother & I were, all part of the adventure to us.  We did get a taxi before we were dripping wet and it did make carrying the packages home much nicer.  It was a very relaxing time and very educational as well.  Look forward to visiting again, hopefully next time I will visit the nearby yarn shop.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I can do it!!

I just "added" my first blog embellishment, Dish Rag Tag V, so proud of me.  I'm really slow with this sort of thing, afraid to ruin what little I've managed to create to this point.  Today I feel empowered, tomorrow I'll be applying for Steve Jobs' position.....not!  What did Christopher Robin say to Pooh......

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

I'm feeling brilliant.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


My sister & I are in Center City, Philadelphia, a couple blocks from Rittenhouse Square visiting my nephew/her son for a couple days.  We had the most wonderful gelato last evening, thank goodness I ordered small, my choice was a very intense, rich, dark chocolate....mmmm!  Philadelphia Museum of Art later and maybe a yarn store if they are open, doesn't that sound like a perfect afternoon!!  My sister, before her retirement, ran a cleaning nephew's windows, second floor, are atrocious.... guess what we're doing this afternoon???  I'm with her- grimy, cloudy windows are a sin.....let the clean, bright sunshine in.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One year ago!

Holy Cow, it's Dish Rag Tag Time again and the anniversary of my blog creation.  Lots happened in the last year, some sad, some glad and some just life but anticipating a fun DRT V is a great way to look to the future and let the past be the past.  DRT will get me back online, here's a start.

One of the great things, I'm a Great Aunt to Alivia Lee Hoffman, born 6/11/11!  She's a cutie and we love her.
I will post more recent pictures when I get home.  At 2 months, she changes every day, it sure is amazing.