Thursday, April 23, 2009

Roses, Radishes and a Rendezvous

I have to send out a big thanks to my family for giving me the opportunity  to meet up with Tim for a "date" on Saturday night in D.C.  Everyone chipped in babysitting Ethan so I could leave Saturday morning  and return on Sunday evening.  It started out a little "shaky" as Tim had a difficult time getting to D.C.  I checked into our hotel and headed to my favorite Japanese restaurant for a sushi lunch while I awaited his arrival.  It was such a beautiful day and I so enjoyed the sunshine.  Once Tim arrived,  we made it "out and about" a bit before heading back to dress for dinner.  We headed to the District and I had a wonderful dinner right by the national archives.  We enjoyed the outdoors while dining and I also enjoyed my very first "grown-up" drink, a blood orange Martini.  We enjoyed a tremendously,  relaxing dinner.  After, we traversed around the whole District in search of the "perfect dessert".  Tim had a certain place in mind, but once we finally made it there,  they were closed.  Boo Hoo!:(  That was around 10:30.)   after searching in the District,then a  metro ride back to  Roslyn we ended cabbing up to Clarindon ...and ended up at the Cheesecake factory.  :)  The next morning we brunched at the Ft. Myer Officers' club for brunch then back home!!!:)

This was the first time I had left Ethan, but I knew he was in good hands.  Ethan was an angel and everyone had a great time.  

AND thanks to my sweetie for arranging this wonderful rendezvous.  I had a magical time.:)

Well, I am FINALLY  finding a creative niche.  I LOVE the way my first "friend" turned out, so I made another.  I also made a "vignette" that I hand stitched to a cloth covered back round.  Now, I have a whole "folk town" in the works.  I think I finally found a way to incorporate all my mediums and processes I have been working on for the past few years.  It feels so good that everything seems to be coming together as far as "finding my way" .  I think my blog has really helped in so many aspects.  I have found a support of friends who I LOVE sharing with, a way to "think out loud" about what I am working on, and a way to kind of record and see my progress.  It has also helped that there are so many out in "bloggerland" sharing their lives and creative processes.  

Well, off to find the messes made while blogging!:) 


Vania said...

Wow, what an amazing dream date - good on you!

Hens Teeth said...

Amy, so pleased you have seen your man. What a wonderful date!
You sound like you are feeling better.
I look forward to seeing more and more of your incredible work.

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh I want to live in your 'folk town"!! What a magical place it would be. Those little folks are simply devine and unlike anything I have seen before. You are so darn creative!!

I am so glad that you had such a special date night. What a great memory to keep with you always. I know it was tough to leave your little guy but it sounds like it was well worth it to have that time with your hubby!

enjoy your weekend!! hugs, Cheryl

Ruth W said...

I am proud of you for putting your marriage first. Aren't dates fabulous??? I think I am due for one. :) Remind me to show you my "date scrap book" the next time we are together. It's a great way to capture those moments when it is just the two of you.

Baggaraggs: said...

Amy, what a romantic interlude. It sounds so lovely, and interesting. It is difficult to leave the little one, I now but its great to let others have a go at loving on him, and caring for him a bit. As you know I think your work is just the BOMB. Hugs,Robin

Fleur de Boheme said...

What a nice weekend you had! Must be hard to have a husband that is away so much.
Stopped by to let you know that I have nominated you for an award - it´s on my blog, can´t find out how to send a proper link, have to get my boyfriend to link you properly later!

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