Kalonji just made me SO happy! He sent me an email link to the preview for the next Die Hard – Live Free or Die Hard. I LOVE Bruce Willis and the Die Hard movies and I had no idea they were making a 4th. I know what I’ll be doing on July 4th!
busy, busy, busy, busy — describes me the past couple of weeks. My last post was made while I was in the DC area for a business trip. We had a great finish to the trip and I even managed to take a few pictures of the National Library Medicine (i worked there for a year, just out of library school, back from 99-00).
I returned home on Friday night the 17th, and got up the next morning to go to Alabama for a quick visit to Kalonji’s family. While we were in Talladega, Kalonji spent some time trying to clear out some of the overgrown trees/shrubbery over some of his ancestors’ graves. He made good progress, but we’ll need to go back with an axe to cut down some of the overgrowth. This is important to us though, so it will probably be something we work on each time we go back down to Talladega for awhile.
Then, for Thanksgiving, we came to my father’s place in Greensboro and have spent the last few days here. We head back to Nashville tomorrow and it’s back to work as usual on Monday! It’s been a great few weeks and I am eagerly looking forward to the Christmas holiday too. I promised Kalonji we would get a little tree, so I’ll be getting one next weekend for our living room.
ta ta for now…
Tomorrow morning I’m headed to Baltimore. We are visiting a library there. I am hoping that I get a chance to go to HarborPlace tomorrow night afterwards. I need to buy some souvenirs.
The conference continues to go well. I had lunch at an Italian place up the street, Anna Maria’s and had gnocchi. It was good, but I think I really wanted pasta alfredo and I really should have ordered that. Had dinner with my cousin tonite and had mexican at a restaurant around the corner.
I probably won’t have any pictures until next week as I don’t have a way to upload them to the laptop, but I will be sure to share once I do.
Washington DC! I thoroughly enjoy this city! So far, the conference is going well, I’ve attended a few different sessions now and been to a workshop on XML. There are two more days left now, and I hope to continue to learn new things.
While here, I am also meeting up with friends/family. Yesterday afternoon after my class, I met Shalini and her family. Her son, Mehul is SO ADORABLE!!! We had a nice visit and it was great to be able to meet her and her family. We will definitely have to meet up again.
This morning, I had breakfast with two of my cousins, Kamesha & Nicky, as well as Kamesha’s husband and their two sons. The boys are 5 and 9 months and this was my first time meeting them. Too cute! We had breakfast at IHop where I had some scrumptous pancakes. Then, I hopped back on the Metro to come back to the hotel. Tonight, I’ll be staying in getting some reading done and relaxing. The next two days will be hectic.
Kaleya just said the longest phrase she’s ever said. I was just looking at a Pottery Barn catalog and said “oooh”. She yells “Let me see it!” okay – too grown. She’s been saying “I see it” but this was the first time she’s said a complete real sentence like that!
Not much else is going on. I am going to DC Friday for a weeklong business trip. I am excited about the trip, but sure will miss being away from Kalonji & Kaleya while I’m gone. We are going to be off to NC for Thanksgiving and I am looking forward to that. It’s been awhile since I was home for a holiday.