A Not So Fond Farewell

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I know…I know…I am jumping around yet again. I don’t know if I’m computer illiterate or not 100% tech savvy or what…but I have had nothing but trouble with Word Press for the past eight/nine months and so I’m returning to my previous blog host – BlogSpot.

I hope you’ll continue to follow along and stick with me as I tidy some things up over the next week or so…

I’ll be here: http://natslife6.blogspot.com/

A Week – In Review

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Oh my gosh – another week gone – the first full week of April gone, I can hardly believe it…and yet here we are. Without further ado, a look back at another week gone by…

I’ve discovered that my dog is the only person (I know – he’s not really a person, so to speak – but you get what I’m saying) that loves me when I’m sweaty. I exercise and of course, no one wants anything to do with me…ha-ha! However, my sweet little dog will snuggle up to me every stinking time! Pun completely intended!

The work week was…slow…to say the least. I suppose I phrased that wrong; the week seemed to move slow, but work was hectic. I was so thrilled to see Friday and I’m already looking forward to Thursday at 5:00 with great anticipation this week – I love my job, but lately it has me living for the weekend!

Friday night I had dinner with my parents and then curled up on my couch and watched The Ticket – and my sweet pup – in a move that is quite unlike him, curled up beside me for almost the entire movie! I continued my binge-watching of Downton Abbey and read in bed for much longer than I planned to before finally falling asleep on Friday night…


Just enjoying a movie and some snuggles…

The weekend was more active than my weekends have been in recent weeks – after a brutally cold Friday (for April at least…) Spring finally made it’s arrival in Northern Virginia on Saturday and Sunday and there was plenty to do. I spent Saturday going to an afternoon tea, doing a little shopping and eating out for supper… Sunday was spent exploring the Virginia State Arboretum with my sweet pup, relaxing at home, going to the movies and doing a little grocery shopping. I took plenty of pictures…including baby love at the tea and lots of Spring goodness from the Arboretum!

Sweet Evie is still so wee that she fits in my lap! Her entire little self can just curl up in my lap and I’m fairly certain that I forgot how absolutely tiny babies are when they first arrive into this great big world!

Every tree and branch and blooming thing in the world was out on display on Sunday – the weather hovered around 65, the sky was the most perfect shade of blue and there was a gentle breeze on the air. In short – it was a perfect Spring day. No doubt about it.


Just a carpet of daffodils…no big deal…


Gorgeous day? Check!

After all our adventuring – Watson was worn out. And after a weekend filled with so much good, I was pretty worn out too! And now, just like that…we are into the throes of another week.


He thinks he is human…

Five on Friday

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One. Wacky Weather – How many times have I written about this – I know, I know – too many! This past week has been pretty gorgeous weather-wise, but yesterday storms rolled through all day long and now it’s hovering somewhere around 40, feels like 33 and there have been snow flurries! Come on Spring – I’m going to need you to fight harder!


Dear Weather – Please get it together…

Two. Afternoon Tea – I’ll be spending my Saturday afternoon sipping some delicious tea with my sweet Mamma! She is one of the hosts of her churches’ ladies ministry afternoon tea and I’m going to scoot along to tea with her and get in some yummy snacks, some tasty tea and hopefully some good conversation too!

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Sip…sip…sipping on some tea…

Three. Beauty & the Beast Sing Along – I won’t even confess how many times I’ve already seen this movie; it’s more than once and that’s all anyone needs to know. My only sadness is that my little sister is going to be in town next weekend as opposed to this weekend…because we would LIVE for this. I’m still searching for someone to go with me on Sunday afternoon…we’ll see how that shakes out, but I’ve been practicing the songs!

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Everybody sing!

Four. Nationals Baseball – The season finally got under way on Monday at Nationals Park and the Nationals have played four games and have a record of 3-1. It’s a pretty nice start to the season and all of the boys seem to be taking a page from Bryce Harper’s book; the home runs have been plentiful so far! I’ll be headed to the ballpark for my first game of the season on Tuesday and I cannot wait!


Baseball – Murdered.

Does it say Five on Friday at the top? Oops! All I’ve got this week is…four! Oh well, until next time – everyone enjoy their weekend!

We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming… 

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Of course I had to allow for a brief interruption to welcome the triumphant return of baseball season in all it’s baseball pant wearing, hot dog eating, walk-off watching, rain delay enduring glory…

The final week of March was filled with goodness – without being too full of activity. However, if March came in like a lamb (I can’t remember…) it left like a lion on Friday; a day that was completely rain-soaked and ridiculous.

Some pictures from last week – in review – if you will…


Watson wasn’t really on board with Monday – which I completely understand.


One of the (only) cures for a typical Monday? Binge-watching a beloved show & sipping wine!


Spring blooms outside the office on Tuesday….


Sweet baby love from hours old Evelyn on Tuesday night!


Perhaps what I really meant when I said Watson wasn’t a fan of Monday…Watson isn’t a fan of mornings period.

The weekend managed to be both full and not too full – I’ve recommitted myself to getting some exercise in at least five times a week and so when I was able to leave work two hours early on Friday, I debated between curling up on my couch to watch an episode of Downton or getting in a quick thirty minutes on the elliptical, grabbing a shower and getting ready to go out to eat…

Somehow the desire to better myself physically won out and so I did thirty minutes on the elliptical, took the fastest shower I’ve taken in a long while, got myself dressed and ready to go…and I did it all in just a little over an hour. Sometimes I impress even myself… After supper and a little shopping, the movie of choice for Friday night was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

I did some retail therapy on Saturday morning and picked up three pair of shoes for Spring and Summer, had lunch with my Mom and watched a Nationals exhibition game on TV before making a quick grocery run to Aldi. I settled in on Saturday night with pizza, some wine and a movie (A Walk Among the Tombstones) before getting back to my Downton Abbey binge…


My Dad’s 55th birthday was Sunday – I’ve been around for more than half his life…crazy…


Posing with three of my favorite girls on Sunday afternoon!


A selfie is much better when you add a toddler and stuck out tongues…


I don’t think there is much more precious than a wee baby!

I’ll leave you with this sweet 18 seconds of a precious toddler who sat in my lap, enchanted and amused by a drone flying around the playroom…she sat for a solid 25 minutes. And her reactions were always this precious and funny!


151 Days 

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151 days have passed since the last regular season baseball game…

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It’s been a long Winter, but after 151 days – baseball fans can rejoice…

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The wait is over and the boys of Summer are back!

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It’s Opening Day 2017 – the long wait for the return of baseball is over!

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And if that’s not worth getting excited over – I don’t know what is!