07 June 2009

What happened to those random thoughts, etc.

I had a zillion random thoughts floating around in my head this morning that I was going to put up on the blog. I had plenty of time since I woke up at 5:30AM for no reason. They've all fled, except one. I saw a light on the arm of my chair that I thought was my lit cellphone screen. It was a patch of sunlight. I forgot about sunlight since all we've had has been rain and clouds.

Kit came over last night. She said she wanted to take me out for my birthday (much later this month) and I told her I had a BYGO coupon for TGI Friday's. I'm a cheap date. We made up the cost by having berry mojitos. Yum. Then we went to my AT&T store and Kit got a iPhone. I'm very excited for her! We hung out at Starbucks afterward, playing with our 'toys'. It was a great night to be outside.

Today I went to the First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis with my sister Lisa. It was a picture-perfect weather day, and a great day to be in Annapolis. The street was closed to traffic and it was alive with craft vendors, live music, outside cafes, etc. It was wonderful. Here's a pic of something I bought: a posy holder made from the bottom of a hollow knife handle. The arm is the handle of a spoon and the base is the flattened head. I put some Lantana from my garden in it. It stands only a few inches tall.

We went to the new Town Center afterward and ate lunch outside. I had a blackened mahi mahi wrap that was even better than Ram's Head fish tacos. I'll have the exact thing the next time I go there. The shops have condos above them on one side of the street and apartments on the other. We went to the sales office of the condos to see the furnished models. The first one was in the $600,000's, the second in the $800,000's. They were both beautiful. Unfortunately we didn't get to see what you could get in the $2.1 million model. The salesman, justifying the prices, told us, 'you're buying a lifestyle'. You could see the Target sign from the windows, although I think I could overlook that if I lived there :). The amenities, including a fabulous rooftop pool and health club, probably make up for it. Next time I'm there I'd like to go with my blogging buddies and check out the apartments. And have the mahi mahi wrap. Plus they have Anthropologie there. That's one fabulous store.

It's cool and breezy tonight and I'm on the deck. The view from my front isn't too nice because of my neighbor and all the paraphernalia on his driveway for his garage doors that he's been working non-stop on. They just keep looking worse. For his sake, I wish he'd gone to Lowe's or Home Depot and ordered new doors. He's working way too hard. Oh well. He hasn't been very friendly, but I continue to say hi.

We're still waiting on word from the school. Emily told me on Friday that she contacted the dean and was told they were waiting on the letter from her math teacher. The math teacher told Emily she mailed it on Thursday. We should hear this week. Of course we all have our hopes up. It would be very cruel, however, to be accepted and not get financial aid. They know it's the only way Emily can attend. I'll let you know what the word is when we hear.

Well, it's time for bed. It's been a good, long day and I'm ready to say good-night. Thank goodness for tomorrows, and that Monday is my Sunday.


happyone said...

Sounds like you had some nice times this weekend.
I'd love to go and see the apartments sometime.
It is so nice seeing the sun again.
Hope your enjoying your day off today.

Mo said...

I am glad you had some good times with loved ones. Makes the life we live sweet.

Sending vibes for good news for Em's acceptance.

KathyA said...

The Annapolis trip sounds really, really nice. BTW, we bought garage doors from Lowe's -- paid for them up front, and had a horrible time. The installers made two appointments with us and showed up for NEITHER. We could not figure out what was going on and finally just demanded our money back. The bad news is that it's the same installer for Lowe's and Home Depot. We're still looking...
Let us all know when you hear about Emily's school.

Gin said...

Hey girl! It sounds like you had a great weekend! I just love that little mini-vase! I wish I knew how to cut metal, I'd make some of those. I love that kind of stuff!


captain corky said...

I hate when I have all sorts of energy and ideas for the blog and then I get home and can't even think of a single idea.

When I read good weather and Annapolis I instantly thought of Blue Claw Crabs. I'm desperate for some!

Anonymous said...

From my own experience with applying for financial aid, it's best if you own nothing at all - especially property.

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