Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary

This time 4 years ago we were saying our vows at Tribeca Rooftop! Happy Anniversary Matt. Hurry home from work soon. I love you, and I love that life is still an adventure after 9 years together.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mission Accomplished

1:58! I'm moving very slow right now and feeling my age. My hamstrings and feet aren't too happy with me. It was worth it though! It was a gorgeous run today and I'm so proud to support the MS Society.

Update: Official times released this morning...1:55. I can say with confidence that this will never to be repeated again.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy 30-something to my husband and best friend. Love you. We celebrated with a very classy dinner of sloppy joes and french fries!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Out & About

Sunday in Hyde Park with my Vella (Matt was behind the camera).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Run to the Beat

My third 1/2 marathon is less than a week away! I dreaded that last one in NYC. We were in the middle of our move to London and my training was less than textbook. I still don't know how I pulled that one off. I'm running this one for the MS Society and my sister, Amy. And hoping for a PB of 2:00. So far the weather gods are with me and the forecast is high 50's, partly cloudy. Fingers crossed.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oven:1 Rosedale:0

My bran muffins are now bran loaf. Chances of that tasting good? Slim to none! 99.9% sure it's going in the trash. My big, fat, American muffin tin doesn't stand a chance against my Euro oven. My husband's response? "Well, no big deal. We can just saw the muffin tin in half and keep using it." Um, sure. Or we could buy a new muffin tin for £8. Genius.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBC Proms in the Park

Good friends, good wine and good music! We had a great time on Saturday night at BBC Proms in the Park. The event is the finale of the Summer concert series. The Jersey Boys get my vote as the best act of the night.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday Musings

It's 12:45 here and I'm anxiously awaiting the start of College Game Day on ESPN America. You can take this girl out of America, but I'm still as American as Apple Pie. I'm an ACC fan and our family has a long history of being OSU fans (shout out to you Meg!). My husband could care less. Have pity on him, his Alma Mater is in the Ivy League. Football and the Ivy League? Eh, not so much. I received my Fall UVA Alumni Magazine this week and had a was all about getting dressed up and tailgating. What I wouldn't give for some Big Jim's BBQ right now.

I'm a golf widow today, so Vella and I are hanging out. We head to NY in a few weeks, so I'm taking stock of things I need and placing orders online. We're headed out tonight with some good friends who moved here about a month after I arrived. They have an amazing roof deck, so if the weather cooperates, I'll snap some pictures tonight.

Back to fighting the dog hair that is forming tumbleweeds in our hall.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ikea Orchid

The bright pink (or is that purple?) one on the far left joined the family this past weekend. Purchased in the most unlikely place in my mind, Ikea. It was cheap and adds some color. Let's hope I don't kill it. So far so good. I don't have the best track record with plants.