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Feb. 23rd, 2017 @ 09:06 pm Spring in February
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.20- I got so many compliments on my hair cut. I felt very fancy and pretty.

2.21- The snowdrops are up!
First sign of spring! The snowdrops are up. #itsonlyfebruary #spring #gardening

2.22- Discovered we can watch ALL THE SEASON'S of Face Off on demand. Rob and I used to watch the first few seasons when we had cable, then we didn't for several years and I forgot about it. We enjoyed snuggling and watching three episodes.

2.23- It was GORGEOUS outside today. Ellie and Rob came and had lunch with me and I got puppy kisses and husband kisses and it was bright spot in my day. Then I went to meet them at the park after work. Her friend Katie the Irish Wolfhound gave her some hand-me-downs so now she has this super cool light up harness AND...


My new raincoat!
A raincoat!!
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Feb. 19th, 2017 @ 09:05 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: tiredtired
2.15- hmmm it was a wednesday....I forget....I worked with Dr. Spear?

2.16- Rob made delicious stuffed shells and my orange lily in my valentine's day flowers opened.

2.17- jennylafleur hugs!!

2.18- we went antiquing, I've never done that before and had a great time. I bought a cute navy hat and purse for the Reading Airshow.

2.19- two words: Chelsea Buns. Also got a lovely haircut and blow out, I feel SO FANCY.
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Feb. 14th, 2017 @ 10:30 pm Happy Valentine's Day!
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.12- I found my dresser! it's fully cleared off, I dusted, put away, found a pile of laundry and vacuumed. IT'S AMAZING. Only took since we moved in in April...AND I cooked a delicious pork tenderloin for dinner. It was delicious and I was very proud of myself.

2.13- Talking with my friends on FB. I take for granted far too often how much I enjoy my nightly costume shenanigan chats with my girl's on FB.

2.14- Ellie, Rob and I went to the office and delivered Paw Patrol valentine's. She was very well behaved and got many smiles and much love. Then Rob made delicious shrimp scampi which was a new thing for us. AND we're up to three nights in a row cooking real dinner and having salad.
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Feb. 11th, 2017 @ 10:40 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.7- It was my day off! I took a nap...and puttered. Really should be better about not vegging. I know I know, depression lies.

2.8- Coming home from a long day to puppy kisses and a dog who sits patiently at the door waiting for me to come in. We put a LOT of work into that.

2.9- Baking cookies at work. There's something so awesome about a job where we keep cookie dough in the freezer. It's fun to walk around the office and pass out fresh baked warm cookies.

2.10- I could barely stop laughing. we had a patient at work who has to file a workman's comp claim because she fell and got a concussion when her head flew off at Chuck-E-Cheese and she got a concussion...now that's not one I've heard before.

2.11- Tonight we saw the lego Batman movie and I have to say it was hilarious, lots of great nerd references. 
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Feb. 9th, 2017 @ 09:34 pm Amanda and I can't be left unsupervised
So I think we're going to have an Anne of Green Gables party sometime in October...anyone want to come? have a weekend they're free? 
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Feb. 8th, 2017 @ 12:06 am bloggity bloggy
Current Mood: happyhappy
Still waiting to steal koshka_the_cat's photos from Sunday...so in the meantime I blogged!
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Feb. 6th, 2017 @ 10:45 pm before I get behind again
Current Mood: happyhappy
2.3- KATHERINE CAME! :-D

2.4- Victorian skating. I mean need I say more?

2.5- Buying girlscout cookies in a suffragette costume.

2.6- Sitting on the couch with my husband and a puppy nose on my wrist giving me kisses. Every now and then she's a sweet quiet dog. And she wasn't around much this weekend so I missed puppy snuggles. 
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Feb. 6th, 2017 @ 09:51 pm Amanda turned 29!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Well mandie_rw is offically 29! And boy did we ring it in IN STYLE!

Rob and I picked koshka_the_cat up on Friday at the airport, stopped at Wegman's for CAKE (and dog ice cream treats for Ellie) and made it home to Chateau Coccagna around 9-something. miss_philomena rolled in just after. We chatted, plotted and I sewed on hooks and eyes on my paletot while we waited for the birthday girl to show up post-work. She did roll in with an adorable set of pjs/curlers.

(Modeling miss_philomena's Tam)

We stayed up ENTIERLY too late so getting up Saturday felt just the wee-est bit painful. but up we got and eventually out the door. Rob and I were stragglers partially because apparently dropping Ellie of at daycamp takes my husband approximately 10 years and partially because we ended up on the WRONG side of Mike Pence's motorcade. I already disliked him but NOW IT'S PERSONAL. as he has seperated me from lunch! Finally made it to see Mick and blackcat452.

I love Katherine's sassy face and Adrienne being distracted...but this was the best one.

After the standard tasty fare at City Tavern we sadly had to say goodbye to Jess and meandered over to Penns Landing for skating shenanigans. Katherine got the best photos so we'll just have to keep nudging her to put them up. It was...okay. Not scenic and very crowded. Like so crowded no one noticed we were in ridiculous clothes. Which I won't lie wasn't as fun as I dreamed of. BUT I can report skating in a hoop is no harder than normal skating so that was fun.

Look we're skating! It was hella crowded.

Very pleased with how my new paletot turned out! #historicalcostume #historiccostuming #1860s #1860sfashion #makersgonnamake #handsewn #wool #spoonbonnet
I am HUGELY pleased with my new paletot!! Here's hoping I do a blog entry. I told myself I had to tomorrow. HA!


aThis pretty much sums up the fun we had Victorian Skating today at #pennslanding #myfriendsareawesome #historicalcostume #historicalcostuming #makersgonnamake #1860s #1890s
Amanda is a VERY serious individual...very.

We stopped at the Irish Memorial to welcome some immigrants!

We finished Saturday out by heading back to our house for pizza, drinking and games. We tried Oregon Trail but all died maybe halfway there. Then broke out my personal favorite Marrying Mr. Darcy. Which Mick WON! Rob tied for second with Alice and Katherine.
Playing cards. Alas Miss Mary Bennett tied for second. #marryingmrdarcy #mypoorhusband #hesecretlylovesit
Mary Bennett at your service

This has gotten long, I think I'll break the weekend in half. stay tuned for Sunday. But remember to go to mandie_rw's LJ, friend her, and leave her comments so she doesn't stop blogging for us!!!! She's threatening to not LJ and that would be SO SAD FOR ME!!! So everyone annoy her into not...

CAKE! Can't birthday without it
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Feb. 2nd, 2017 @ 10:42 pm Yay
Current Mood: excitedexcited
GUYS GUYS GUYS this is not a drill! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. koshka_the_cat will be here in less than 24 hours!!! YAYAYAY!

2.1- Rob was "sexting" me pictures of things he'd cleaned while I was at work. I kid you not sexiest thing he could have sent me. "you did the DISHES TOO!?"

2.2- Finished sewing trim on my paletot. got the waistband sewn and hem pinned up on suffragette skirt. I SHOULD have spent the time dusting and straightening...but hopefully my friends will know that I'm sadly a cluttered person but I washed the sheets and cleaned the bathroom.

Tomorrow I get off work at 4:30 and I need to leave my house around 7 to pick up Katherine. My plan is to come home, wash the dog so she's nice and clean for company then run the vacuum and do any remaining dishes.
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Jan. 31st, 2017 @ 11:19 pm oops behind.
1.26- I survived the day and didn't puke or have to get sent home! Sometimes when your'e sick that is life's greatest gift.

1.27- TGIF! One of the Doctor's got sick suddenly in the middle of the day (same GI bug) and I felt really on top of things and in control. the manager wasn't there and I just handled it. Felt good to be the one people looked to as a leader. Also it SNOWED.

1.28- SLEEPING IN! ahhhhh.

1.29- Rob and I have been told to vist Peace Valley Park since we moved and we finally did! Took the pupper on a nice long walk along the lake, it was a beautiful sunny day and I got to use my new binnoculars.

1.30- Hand sewing on my dinner break at work. I always forget how relaxing I find a little bit of hand sewing.

1.31- Sitting on the couch this morning with Rob and watching the birds come the feeder. Just this morning I saw: titmouse, nuthatch, chickadee, junco and red bellied woodpecker. 
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