Monday Archive: Oreo Cookie Cookies

Ahhh Monday–I’m really trying to focus on liking Mondays these days. Yup, the weekend was wonderful and waaaay too short (we went to G’s engineering group 26th annual pig roast on Saturday–too much fun, meant to take pictures…but, oh well), but I really need to get my butt in “adult” gear and starting living my […]

Lemon Cream Pasta

You know those weeknights when you don’t have time to cook, but there’s nothing pre-made in the fridge or freezer? Those nights where you realize that pasta really might be the biggest lifesaver on the planet? That’s what this recipe was born out of–no time, lots of weird pantry items, and big ol’ honkin’ love […]

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

G is home. (smile) Life’s pretty good. I also got to play around on the Windows 8 tablet/PC of insanity–so much coolness, can’t wait for Microsoft to get further along in development! Can’t wait to hone my html skills (mad skillz, I will have them) and try building an app (since that’s a feature–app building […]

Grilled Potato Pesto Pizza & a Patio Reveal

Wow, that was a lot of “p’s” in the heading…alliteration much? So remember when I said I was going to take care of the overgrown mess that our patio had become? Well, I ended up going hiking on Sunday, so that exhausted me for the rest of the day, but that was a good thing […]

McAfee’s Knob Hike & Geeking Out on Windows 8

Photo credit G As anyone who follows my Twitter feed may have noticed, it’s been a little geeky these past two days. The reason? Windows BUILD, the developer conference featuring Windows 8, the upcoming version. The bigger question, though, is why the hell I care. I don’t really, but I do. It’s oh-so-complicated.  (Isn’t everything […]

Balsamic Preserved Figs

The weekend!  It’s the weekend!  Was it just me, or did this week actually fly by?  I can’t believe I’m sitting here at home, sipping an Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit (yum), and blogging.  Some weeks just drag by, but this one ended before it began (I know, I know, it was a four day work […]

Labor Day Weekend Recap

Our campsite at Douthat Before I get into the recap (Labor Day weekend was incredibly wonderful all around & I hope you all had as much fun as I did), I just got home from my first massage in years. And I feel…strange. Relaxed, definitely, but also so happy that I’m sad, or melancholic at […]

Rhein River Inn–Buchanan, VA

I’m a sucker for German food. Point in case: the first restaurant G & I ever ate at (by ourselves–there was one other time but it was a double date of sorts, so I’m not counting that one) was the Schmankerl Stube in Hagerstown, MD, which was our dinner stop on the first leg of […]