Instagram Likes

Tonight for dinner my husband had scallops and risotto. I took a picture of it and put it on Instagram. It is now my most liked picture. As of this posting it has 52 likes. I know that’s not a lot but that is for me. I was very pleased with the number. However, what I think is a good picture usually doesn’t get many likes. I guess it was the tags I used to get it attention. I don’t know. What do you think?

I walked exactly 2 miles today.

Concert and Dinner

Late this afternoon we went to a concert at the National Cathedral. The music and singing were beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Then we went to La Piquette for dinner. I love that place. I had a delicious half chicken while the husband had duck breast. And we had a wonderful bottle of wine. We had a wonderful evening. When we came out of the cathedral the sun was beginning to set and it was the golden hour. Of course I had to whip out the iPhone and take some pictures. I love golden hour.

I walked 1.37 miles before the concert today.


It was raining today so I didn’t get to walk outside. So I took this picture. I saw a video on YouTube about Instagram and it said that if you give your photos a blue tint they are supposed to get more likes. Not sure about that. But I went ahead and give this photo a blue tint and tagged it blue. It got 24 likes so far. I get a range of likes so I’m not sure it’s more or not.

2.05 miles inside today. I went on an actual walk up and down the stairs. I was tired.

Trail Walk

The weather was really nice today. It was 65 degrees! I decided to get back on the trail and get my exercise in. I walked 2.31 miles on the trail. I was sweaty by the time I got home. I walked on the Glover-Archbold Trail. I got some good exercise in today. Yay!

Indoor Walk

The sun came out today but it was still very cold. It did warm up a bit to 43 degrees this afternoon but it felt cold. I walked indoors again today. I walked 2.16 miles. here’s a shot of the sun through the window.

Snow Walk

It snowed about an inch overnight. My husband didn’t have to go to work today. We had a leisurely breakfast and relaxed most of the day. I did go on a walk in the building and walked 2.14 miles. Then in the evening we went to The Grilled Oyster Company for dinner. It was date night!

Egg Casserole

When I got up this morning I decided I wanted something different for breakfast. I was tired of eating cereal or spending the time to scramble eggs and all that. Instead I took those eggs and put them in a container. I put some cheese and ham and some old bread and made an egg casserole. While it was cooking I decided to do my walk. I only walked 1.33 miles while it was cooking. But the casserole was perfect! It was small enough to have for breakfast and was cooked just right! It was delicious!

Back To The Hall

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! I hope you took some time to think about his contributions to our country and our world.

I got back to walking in the hall to get my exercise all at once instead of spreading it out throughout the day. I walked 2.16 miles in about 40 minutes. And of course since there is nothing to look at in the hall, I have a hall picture to share.

For dinner my wonderful husband baked a chicken! It was delicious.

By the end of the day I had walked 4.43 miles and got 10,180 steps.

Museum Walk

Today we went to the National Gallery of Art. We wanted to see the new Vermeer exhibit but the line was SO long. We didn’t think we could stand in that long line.

We decided we would wander around the 18th and 19th century painters and see their paintings. We saw some really nice paintings. It was fun walking around, studying a painting and then talking about what we see. It seems like we must have walked into 30 or so rooms. Here are some paintings I really enjoyed:

After a few hours of viewing paintings we decided to have some lunch. We went to the museum cafe. It happened to be the same cafe we went to on our very first date. We had fun reminiscing about our first date.

After lunch we decided to head over to the Hirshhorn Museum across the mall.

While we do enjoy some contemporary art, the exhibits we saw today were just odd. It might be that we are getting old or something but they just weren’t enjoyable like they have been in the past.

We walked the entire museum but just didn’t find anything we enjoyed. So it was time to go home. We ordered up an Uber and went home. We then had a relaxing evening.

Walked a total of 3.55 miles today.

Trail Walk

Today I decided to take a walk on the trail and look for birds. I didn’t find any new birds but I did see some icy creeks. I thought it was beautiful.

In other news our horrible president said this about immigration: “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Can you believe this is the leader of the free world? What a shithole racist he is. I don’t know how much more of this man I can take. Our country is so embarrassed by his words. It’s so sad. He really needs to be removed from office.

Total of 3.65 miles today.

Winery Visit

We haven’t been to a winery in awhile. We decided to go to Delaplane Cellars today. We had wine to pick up. We tasted some nice wines and enjoyed some cheese and bread with a glass of wine afterwards. I got some nice photos with my iPhone 8 Plus. We had a really nice day.

I walked 1.71 miles when we got home today.

Date Night Walk

2.76 miles today. I went so far because I counted the distance from the car to the restaurant for date night dinner. We went to 2 Amy’s for pizza. It was good! We had a nice bottle of wine can caught up on the date. It was a lovely evening.

Merry Christmas!

I got up this morning and took a picture of the sunrise. It was cold but the sun was out. It was a really nice day. I didn’t go for a walk though. I figured I could take a few days off. It was another day of watching Christmas movies and laying on the couch. I did talk with my husband on the phone. He told me about his time with his family. He was having a good time. He told me how to make the hot chocolate that he makes for me. I was able to duplicate the process and make myself a cup!

Christmas Eve

I did not go on a walk today but my overall miles for the day was 3.92. That was just walking around doing the things I was doing. Since it was Christmas Eve today, I decided to have pizza and watch Christmas movies. I watched Christmas In Connecticut among others. It was a nice relaxing day.

No Walk Needed

Today I did not take a walk. After dropping my husband off at the airport (he’s spending the holidays with his parents in New Orleans) I got to work changing the office into an art area. I put together shelves and an art table with wheels. I moved other furniture around, moved the TV and cable stuff and got things organized. I’m missing a few more fabric drawers for the shelves but this is basically what it looks like. I worked so hard I got 113 minutes of exercise and finished the day with 2.71 miles of walking. Because of all that, I didn’t go on a separate walk today.