Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Life is good here in the DMV (DC, MD and VA). Work is keeping me busy and I am still enjoying my job - which is good since Ryan has quit his job and is going to start being the Stay-At-Home-Dad at least until he starts law school in the fall. Which is of course big news in and of itself, Ryan got into George Mason Law School - the evening program. We are thrilled - this means other than Ryan getting to actually move forward toward his career goals, there aren't going to be any huge disruptive changes (like moving, changing jobs, etc.) for our family.

Also, Genny, my sis, is still living with us and going to watch Audrey for a few hours each week in return for room and board.

A friend of mine started a ladies book club and that has been so much fun! Our first book was "A Thousand Splendid Suns", our second book was "Eat Pray Love" and our next book is "Absurdistan". At the last book club I tried a pomegranate martini for the first time. I really liked it, it wasn't at all sweet and fruity - which I don't really like - it was just good. I better ask Susie what type of pomegranate juice she used so I can make it some other time for myself.

Here is the recipe:
1 part pomegranate juice (I will post when I know what kind)
2 parts good vodka

Shake with ice, then pour into glasses and add a splash of club soda.

Last weekend, we went and visited my Aunt and her family including kids in North Carolina. The trip was interesting, Audrey picked up some unfortunate behaviors from the slightly older girls - like answering her mama with "No! Never!" so she is getting into lots of trouble these days. Plus she is sick from being with other kids who were sick - blast. She had a great time at the children's museum near Duke University. It was really neat - they had an amazing butterfly room.

In other news, I am doing another mini-Bikram challenge next week. I am taking next week off because my family-in-law is in town. While there will be lots of fun family time, I am also going to try to make it to yoga everyday, because it just feels amazing to get to go that often.

The next week I am going to Newport, Rhode Island for work. It's a quaint town, that would be especially nice to visit in the summer... Unfortunately there are no nearby Bikram studios, so I won't be able to go while on travel (somehow William manages to travel to places with Bikram, I don't).


EKD said...

Mmm, I love pomegranate drinks. Not a fan of vodka, though.

I am so impressed with this whole Bikram thing you are doing! I have to admit that I am actually a bit jealous. Not only of that, but of your book club too. Go you!

yogamona said...

Why not try another type of yoga just for fun while you're out of town? :-)

Desiree said...

My book club is doing Eat Pray Love in two months. Did you like it? This last month we read the Historian, a fun not-scary Dracula book, and I need to get Ender's game for this coming month. It's been forever since I've read that.