Butterflies: Picture Post

A peak at my weekend:

* Little pigtails on Friday (or the day my contract ended short!).  I knew the boredom was short-lived.  The job’s workload was getting thinner and thinner…..and they cut my contract short. Blah!  But better things are to come of it!  I know it!!! 🙂

* So a little drinking commenced to drown my sorrows….I had two lovely men joining me.  Chris is a now former co-worker on the left and he’s waiting for his shoe to drop now too, they let a few of us go and kept the rest, Terrell of course you see a lot in this here blog, my wonderful husband.  They were my drinking buddies along with my sweet friend Emily, she owns the little speakeasy we were drinking at.  The inside of Underbelly  is small and quaint and this was taken in the “backyard” which has a treehouse for the DJ and fairy lights.  It’s SOOO cute!

*Saturday we got up and went to the Riverside Arts Market (known as the RAM), we took our bikes and met up with our friend Heather.  She’s big into bike riding and has been trying to get us to join in.  We brought our bikes and attempted a ride.  We really only got about 8 blocks away.  I can walk til the cows come home but need to work on my bike riding skills…I was poor biking companion and was out of breath and red in the face just a few blocks into the ride.  So we took a break, then rode just a few more blocks to Mossfire Grill and had lunch (and T & H had a beer, my red face had water!).  We then took a visit to her favorite new store Zencog so that she could get the new handlebars she bought put on her bike and then we hung out at her cute little apartment out front working on the bikes…..well, they did, I turned on the music and lounged on her couch with the door opened occasionally stepping on the porch to talk to them.  It was a wonderful day.

*Sunday we drove down to St. Augustine to spend the day with Terrell’s family.  His Aunt and Uncle were in town from Michigan.  We drove them out and walked around the Seafood festival and had fun wandering through the booths of Arts and Crafts, but really we stayed away from the fried foods and came home to grill out a steak and some chicken breasts.   I snapped this photo of Terrell and his Mom.  Posed pictures of them never turn out well.  One of them is always making a strange face, this picture captured their relationship so nicely.

I got a new camera app on the iphone, the Hipstamatic….it gives the photos different washes of vintage looks.  I over did it this weekend and hope you don’t mind that ALL the pictures look like this.

Hope you all had great weekends.  What fun kind of trouble did you get into?

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Butterflies: Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Random Bits of Happy 

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* Spending a Saturday wandering through tables of junk at the Flea Market with my happy to shop with me husband.  It makes me so happy to have a built-in shopping partner.  He is always willing to go to a Flea Market, a mall, an antique store, a thrift store, Target.  It makes me want to kiss all over him!  Saturday we left the Flea Market empty-handed, nothing but junk and crisp cold air.  We had fun though and had been in the outdoors, shaking out the winter legs and enjoying the sun even if it was cold out.  We were pleased that we had gone.  We made a trip to the Army/Navy Surplus on a whim on our return back home and he made out like a bandit, he got a really neat digital camo case for his gun and a witty t-shirt.  I think this weekend should be my weekend to make out like a bandit shopping wise!  What do you think? 🙂  

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* LOST!  No spoilers…I promise.  It’s the final season and it’s amazing.  The 2 hour season première came on and I watched and twittered simultaneously.  What a treat.  It answered a question or two but created even more questions.  I hold no real want for the ending to be something special so that I am not let down but just hope they end it answering some of the big big questions.  Are you watching it too? 

 

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* The Underbelly.  A quaint little speakeasy bar hidden in the back of one of my favorite stores.  Get this, you enter behind a bookcase and there you have a bar with a few bar stools, a table, some leather wing back chairs and a set in bench that seats about 6.  If you go out the back door there is seating outdoors, a small stage, a treehouse for the DJ and fairy lights to twinkle through out the night.  Friday night we met a friend for a few drinks.  You can easily talk to one another (and the small space makes you end up talking to those around you as well) but there is music playing that is loud enough to hear, but not too loud that you have to speak up to hear your friends.  Mellow tunes and a great list of beer and wine make it a good place to meet friends for a quiet night out.   

Quick Mentions: 

* Imbolic was on Tuesday, I lit some candles and meditated a little on the meaning of the day.  * Breakfast for dinner.  * Finding a top at Target when I went in for toothpaste, on mega 75% off sale hello $8.97 and then getting complimented all day when I wear it!  * Massive Attack leaking on YouTube and being just as awesome as you hope it would be.  *Being on a friend’s twitter group list called “I’d Hit That” it still makes me blush a little and giggle, I love it!  *  

Credit: Elspeth Diederix Title: Unknown - 2005

 * I am loving this photograph it’s so mysterious, but also this one too!  

What has you blushing this week?