Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity/and or Fear!!!

The crowds were enormous!!!  Very happy though and polite! We headed down to the mall right about when the rally started. The weather was fabulous and the signs hilarious!

Blue skies- American flags and fun people!

This is a great sign - especially for our friends with Iowa connections!!!  Funny!

Very good view from up a tree!!!


My all time favorite sign - lots of people were photographing him!!

Looks like two events became one- this was a float with a hip hop band on board- blasting music!!

 Now we did have the rally DVR'd at home so we could sneak over to Carmine's and have a drink and a late lunch- all the patrons in the bar were watching the rally on the numerous flat screens!!! We sat in the back and enjoyed some great chianti and yummy Italian food!!! Good way for 56 year old's to enjoy a rally on Washington !!

Thought Jon Stewart did a great job- fun show!!!

Heading back the throngs exited down 7th street- streams of people as far as the eye could see!!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Hope everyone has a fun Halloween weekend- I am drooling over the Reese's Peanut Butter cups -  Will probably get to eat quite a few since we are in DC and get almost no trick-or-treaters ! We also plan to head over to the National Mall and take in John Stewart's Rally for Sanity- Will take a few pix and let you in on the fun. Stay warm and enjoy the chocolate this weekend!!!! BOO!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Gifts

I've been busy the last couple of days - doing a little baking of Molasses Cookies to give as fall gifts.
Happened on this recipe online and it really is easy and comes out great! Going to head out tomorrow and deliver a little touch of the season- Hope you enjoy some treats too!!!! Happy Fall!!!!

       Molasses Cookies
  • 3/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the melted margarine, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Additons to the House..

We finally have incorporated a few new pieces in the living room- we moved the two wood rockers that no one ever sat on to another room and did a little Ikea shopping. We bought 4 Ikea Ektorp chairs-2 navy and 2 white for use downstairs and up! The navy ones look great in the living room with matching ottomans.  They should be a great addition especially for a reading corner. Looks great!


George did some antiquing down in DC this summer and got this great table for the foyer- looks great in the photo but don't look too close- we just called the refinisher and he will be taking it and making it look fabulous by Christmas! Love the look with an arrangement of flowers on it - Will look great all summer with fresh flowers!

The two rockers needed to go somewhere so they seemed to look best in the large upstairs guest room with the newly refinished small table between them- The wood looks great in that room and even if guests just end up throwing there clothes over them they will serve a purpose!

The white chairs were for the our master bedroom- we had an old love seat - beige - in that space and it never really fit properly- plus it wasn't the right colors for that room. We bought two chairs but when George opened the boxes he realized there were two right arms in the same box! I thought it would be a major problem- but luckily the customer service department at Ikea is sending out a left arm within 7-10 days- Hopefully it will be an easy fix!

We just got one ottoman for upstairs - thought we could share - since there is not as much space upstairs next to the bed.

All and all some great additions at very little cost. Those chairs are reasonable and comfortable! Great for a beach house!