Archive - 2014

Christmastime in the City

Cheesing it up

Cheesing it up

One lovely day during the Season, Mom and I traveled a great distance* into Philadephia to see the sights.

We saw:

The Holiday show in the Comcast Center lobby, which was delightful. It would also be a great place to pickpocket all of us tourists, who are staring upward with slackened jaws.

The light show at Macy’s. I try to see this every year and it always makes me smile. If you’ve never done it before, do it before the Comcast Center show, because it’s a bit lower-tech.

The tree at City Hall. It’s a quieter place to take pictures.

And the Christmas Village at LOVE park. It’s an outdoor craft fair, with dozens of stalls. And hot strudel. Oooo the strudel!

We had lunch at a local restaurant (ok, Chili’s) and coffee at a local coffee joint (fine, Starbucks) and took the train home. We had a great time and will definitely have to make this a tradition!

There was a guy there taking pics of tourist for tips. I chose to do it this way and he yelled "SELFIE SELFIE" like a moron. Sorry, dude.

There was a guy there taking pics of tourist for tips. I chose to do it this way and he yelled “SELFIE SELFIE” like a moron. Sorry, dude.

*not really. It was a 20 minute train ride.

Tranquilty du Jour Anthology review

Tranquility du Jour AnthologyTranquility du Jour Anthology by Kimberly Wilson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a LONG-TIME reader of Kimberly’s blog (back from the Hip Tranquil Chick days), plus I’m a forty-(cough) lady who works in a cubicle and dreams of tranquility and lavender. So I’m 100% the target reader for this book.

This book is a gorgeously laid-out collection of Kimberly’s blog postings from the last 10 years. They are divided into topics such as travel, entrepreneurship, creativity, activism, etc. I just love this stuff. I eat it up.

If you don’t know if you’ll like it, go to Tranquilty du Jour, read the first 10 posts. If you like the tone of them, you’ll love the book.

This is the 40th book I read in 2014! View all my reviews

Merry Christmas from the Dee-luxe Apartment in the Sky!

This was taped to the door of the mailroom downstairs. (language, bad spelling)

I think we are going to move soon.


Mind you, I had a fall wreath stolen off of our door last year. While we did patrol the building looking for it, wishing cancer on someone is a bit much.

Which is why we’ll hopefully be moving soon.

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