Saturday, May 30, 2009


The door in our back yard to the alley behind. I have plans to turn this into a much prettier place. More to come at a later date.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Every weekend I drive across the Walt Whitman Bridge into New Jersey to shop at my favorite retail mecca - Super Wal-Mart. Although it is free to cross into NJ, they wont let you out again until you pay the toll, but it is so worth it for wider aisles and friendlier folk.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


It is so difficult to get a photo of Boomer, he usually does not sit still long enough.

I was on the couch eating a Roast Pork sandwich and looked down to this cute face. He is so sweet!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Cup-a-tea in my lovely Frida Kahlo mug. Stupid allergies are doing a number on me this season. Apparently, the pollen is exceptionally bad this Spring.


Chris's graduation present and our newest toy. This was the first time I ever participated in a holiday sale. I arrived at 6th ave. Electronics around 7am and stood in line for this TV. It was interesting and a little nerve wracking! Not sure that I will ever do that again....

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Tonight, Chris and I met some friends of ours, John and Kate, for dinner at Distrito, a Mexican tapas restaurant. It was very cool, and the food was delish. Chris is there in the corner of the photo.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Our rearranged living room, dining room and kitchen... Pete likes it!

Friday, May 22, 2009


This is the view from work. You can see the Delaware River that separates Philadelphia from New Jersey and the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


My wonderful husband accepting one of his many awards at the pre-graduation honors ceremony. For any of you who don't know, Chris graduated today from Temple Law School. We have a doctor in the Rees Family, a Juris Doctor! I am so very proud.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Reading terminal market. One of my favorite places to visit and shop. Today I had a veggie sub from Salumeria and a Peanut Butter Chocolate chip cookie from 4th Street Bakery (yummo!). The produce at Iovines was amazing too. Such a great place!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


$2.99 closeout special at Joe Canals! Who knows if it is any good, but hey, it was $2.99!!

Monday, May 18, 2009


After work, on my way to dinner with Chris, I turned back, and this is what I saw.... Sometimes Philadelphia amazes me at how beautiful it can be. This is Love Park, named that because of the famous Love statue that you can sort of see through the fountain. In the background is City Hall with William Penn watching over us all.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


My Funky Chickens. There was, probably still is, this guy named Ernest Lee who drove around Columbia in a pickup truck with a trailer painted like a barn. He would set up in empty parking lots and sell his wares. When I visited to pick out these paintings, he sent me to Church's Chicken for a two piece meal and a large iced tea. I hope he is still cranking out the paintings. He also did/does palmetto trees, very popular in South Carolina.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Ok, it's a little blurry...Shaky hands, I guess. Anyway, these are the finished couch pillows! I am kinda proud. Chris is not as enthusiastic, but I have enough for both of us.
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Friday, May 15, 2009


This is becoming one of my favorite places. My sewing nook! I am currently working on pillows for the couch.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


We always called this the jelly cabinet. Not sure why, I think it has something to do with canning back in the old days. Anyway, it was a catchall for pictures and Chris's keys, but now...It is a beautiful bar! All it needs is the wine and ice bucket. Any the booze decanters to be filled...That is my next task before the family arrives for graduation. It will be needed!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Cats sleeping in a row. Boomer is the black and white one and Petey the orange one. When they are vying for my attention they act like they can't stand to be near each other, but then there are moments like these. Chris found them in the bed the other day and Boomer had his paw on Petey. See, they really love each other, and I love them!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


One of the best things about Chris being finished with Law School (all he has to do is walk!) is that he has taken to experimenting in the kitchen. There are some misses, but more hits. This dish, Spaghetti and Meatballs, was a Hit!! Yummo!

Monday, May 11, 2009


In true Monday fashion, I am not inspired to take a photo, so I will share one I took at Easter. This is my sweet niece Caroline, or as my Mom used to call her, My Lina. She is the most like me, horse and animal crazy and loves cats. It takes a talented girl indeed to carry a cat, eat gingerbread and pose for the camera!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Our house, is a very, very, very fine house... It's a beautiful spring day and we have all the windows open. 72 degrees and breezy! We are enjoying it while it lasts.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


I finished my first t-shirt in sewing class today. I don't think I will ever wear it in public, but it is a start and I am enjoying the sense of accomplishment. Moving on to bags and pillows!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Today Chris and I attended his grandfather's brother's funeral at Washington Memorial Cemetary. We didn't know Uncle Bob very well, but are relatively close with his daughter Robin. We went to represent Chris's grandparents since they were unable to make the trip to Valley Forge and we are only 45 minutes away. It was a beautiful place and a beautiful service. Condolences to the Brown family on their loss.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Here comes my bus! This was taken this morning at my bus stop around the corner from my house. In the South I would never take public transportation, but here, it is so convenient and fun!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Well, this is what I do. This is the set up for the Austrian Art Exhibit that our firm hosted last night. I order the food and make sure everything looks pretty.