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.
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....
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Well, I am a bit wacky, but in good, healthy ways. My mom would call it quirky and I have become more so since she passed away a year and a half ago. I am just carrying on her legacy of quirky-ness. Mostly, I really enjoy the little things in life; walking down the street to a great song, the smell of books, the way my cats look at me adoringly...Isn't that what life is all about? Enjoying the little things?