Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving in DC

Was in Washington, DC for Thanksgiving this year. Was surprised - that I could make my own holiday meal. No turkey - but gluten free stuffing, deviled eggs and cranberry sauce.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Being George Washington

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This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It’s a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You won’t simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge—you’ll live it right alongside Washington. You’ll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born.

Through these stories you’ll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you’ll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It’s ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington—that he chopped down a cherry tree—is a complete lie. It’s even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one.

For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington’s single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed.

It’s those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. That’s why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it’s about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shark Dream

So, I dreamed about a Great White Shark last night. Maybe because President Obama announced we'd be working with Australia - and sending troops over there to train?

Whatever the reason, it was not a pleasant dream. My mother always taught me that dreams have meanings (esp - as a spiritual Christian person, I believe this). So, took the time time to look up the meaning of a shark in a dream. This is what I found: 

SHARKS : Sharks can often symbolise resentments and bad feelings which are building up in our minds. They refer to bad moods and a sense that trouble is about to happen. They can also link to risk in general and emotional doubts and worries.

(Hmmm....what do you think!?) 

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Relax Riesling

Don't typically like sweet wine. However, this little $8 bottle of Riesling has won me over. Not to mention the blue bottle is sleek and very cute. (Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors). You can also order Christmas gifts this year - via their website. Now, that's pretty cool as well.

This picture is fitting - DC as the background

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gluten Free French Toast

Complete with Maple Syrup from the Canadian Embassy

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Purchased these shoes today. Have always wanted loafer type shoes. These shoes are Sperry-inspired. Love the idea of having casual shoes to run around DC in. Chose to go with the 7.5 size. Even though style is great, sometimes comfort wins out. Absolutely love these shoes.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Hurricane - Level 2
Went to a pretty awesome place in Washington, DC last night. A place called - TruOrleans. Amazing. How did I not know about this hidden gem in the city?

Split a drink there with my friend, Ashley. We got a hurricane - only level 2. Yes, there are LEVELS.

It was pretty good. Definitely want to go back. Cannot even imagine how nice it will be - when we actually can sit outside in the spring! They have bottomless mimosas on Sundays for $8 from 11am - 2pm.

Very nice.

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