Fabergé love

A few weekends ago, M and I went to the special Fabergé exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. We saw a lot of incredible stuff, really special things I had never seen before… Not just the pieces from the large collection that already exists at the VMFA and I have seen […]

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Happy Birthday, Babar!

This past Sunday was the 80th birthday of my beloved French elephant Babar! They mentioned this news in the Sunday NYTimes! A great little write-up. I was read Babar’s stories in both French and English, as my family wanted me to know basic French at an early age. We also would watch the TV show […]

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Shake, Rattle and Roll!

So… I am OK, the house is OK as of now, M and Lily are ok. Some neighbors were not as lucky! One example: my neighbors, the Pendleton’s, whose home circa 1819 had further damage to the residence after two strong aftershocks. The Louisa County schools suffered severe enough damage, causing them to be closed […]

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Do you Durkee?

Ever tried Durkee? This brand has been around for decades. It is difficult to find in many grocery stores but members of my Southern family say it is the only thing they will eat on a sandwich. It is often in the foreign and specialty condiments aisle… It is a mixture of mayo, mustard and […]

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Summer Reads: The American Heiress

Seeing as I work in a library, I took the liberty of trying to find some books to suggest to our Library Director – who then disperses the options and then people may or may not choose to pick them up depending on the budget we have at that time. One of those books came […]

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Here I Am!

So I know it has been a long time. I am sorry for disappearing on you guys. Here has been my mission as of late – get a permanent job with benefits. Not as simple as you would think when I have a five-year plan I want, and need, to stick to! …Obviously, due to […]

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