(Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens, shot at f/3.5, 1/320, ISO200, filters applied in Photoshop CS3)
Saturday was February weigh-in day and I had the best one I’ve had in a long, long time. Down 3.6 pounds! Finally seeing some payoff for hitting the gym several days a week. But more important to me than the actual numbers (although if I have a similar experience with my March weigh-in I may actually be in the range where I can quit paying Weight Watchers every month) is the fact that my pants are looser and I’m getting back into some that I’ve avoided for the past several months.
Saturday afternoon John and I went to Williamsburg to have dinner with one of his cousins whom we hadn’t met before. Now if you think that’s weird, I probably know more of John’s relatives than he does thanks to the 20 years of family research I’ve worked on. Jane is a 2nd cousin, her father and John’s father were 1st cousins. She and I have emailed and talked on the phone, exchanged Christmas cards, but had not met in person. She and her friend Barb are in Williamsburg this week to attend some seminars and see the Quilted Fashions program at Colonial Williamsburg. She lives in Illinois.
We went early so that we could visit the Williamsburg Antique Mall. That place is huge! We walked around there for close to 2 hours. I’m looking for some things to put in my secretary curio and thought I might start a small antique teapot collection. Or maybe antique cameras. I don’t know. I was surprised at how many cameras the place didn’t have, I think we only saw 2 and neither of them was what I had in mind. I looked at the teapots and didn’t really see any that spoke to me, so we left empty-handed. Probably just as well.
We met Jane and Barb at Bonefish Grill in the New Town shopping center. Everything was yummy! They explained their involvement in Revolutionary War re-enactment, which I openly admitted to not “getting.” I’ve not been to any re-enactments but have seen pictures and stuff on the news about Civil War events around the area. They say there’s definitely a sub-culture around these things. What John and I were unaware of is that there was Rev War activity (battles) in Indiana. They go to Vincennes, Indiana every Memorial Day weekend for the big Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous. They say it gives them the chance to play dress-up 🙂
And I must say that there really needs to be an “Academy Awards Monday” for the east coast. It’s a good thing I snoozed through most of the show because it didn’t end until the stroke of midnight. And my alarm went off less than 5.5 hours later.