Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Zoo news first...baby gorilla that is so small and adorable if you go for that kind of stuff.
More exciting is our new president and the inauguration that went off without a hitch. Really unbelievable day in our lives.
It is snowing for the first time this winter and is beautiful. That dry snow that sits on every branch just perfectly.
Am quilting up a storm and very excited about my "NY quilt" which is a copy of a photo I saw in the Architectural Digest many many years ago.
Am crazy studying for the trip to Patagonia and hope I can identify a few birds for the gang when I get there.
Am doing lots of Market Evaluations and I think the year will be OK if these homes are priced right.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mall walking

For about a week now, I have been mall walking because it is so much easier than getting all bundled up and trying to stay out for hours around here. At Montgomery Mall and Tysons they have heat, cheap coffee, nice restrooms and plenty to look at. I don't take my wallet so that takes away that risk and today I stayed for 2.5 hours so that is good training for my trip to Patagonia coming up in less than a month and I need to get in shape!
Holidays were quiet but relaxing with too much food but lots of celebrations and great gifts. I enjoyed making the family and friends appliqued initials framed for their homes and they kept me busy most of the last 3 months. The handmade presents always appeal to me the most.