7 Quick Takes Friday

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I’m still coming back down to Earth after a wonderful “vacation day” that Atticus and I had yesterday. We at breakfast, lunch, and dinner at three of our favorite places, went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and perused some lovely boutiques. Then we went to the farm restaurant that is my favorite place, the Loft at Traders Point Creamery. I had a delightful glass of half-price moscato, and we enjoyed an amazing cheese tray with nuts and grapes. Very fun.


Since Atticus has been home the last two weeks, we briefly considered going somewhere out of town overnight and having grandma babysit, but decided it would be more fun to just do some of our favorite things in town that we can’t do with Maggie.

Like drinking, looking at -but not touching or licking- art, and actually eating a leisurely dinner without picking up cheerios from the floor or hastily shoving a pacifier in a mouth to avoid the death stares of others.


So enjoyable was this day, that we decided to take an actual vacation next summer.

We’re thinking California. Arriving in San Fransisco for a few days, and then going to Napa for a few days. Bliss.

I’ve never been to California, and I’m so excited for this trip that I’m already thinking about what I’ll wear as I sip pinot grigio at Robert Mondavi’s.

I’m thinking this number from Shabby Apple ought to do it. What do you think?


You might be wondering why Atticus was home for two weeks. Well, his job ended two weeks ago. His clerkship was for only two years, so we always knew it was going to end in August. He’s been home for the last two weeks as he completes the interview process for a new job, which will probably begin next week.


Thanks to everyone who visited VirtuousPla.net this week for my very first article over there! Your comments made me so happy. I’m really so excited to be a part of what’s going on over there. All of the bloggers are so great; I’ve enjoyed all the posts this week.

Make sure you check it out every Monday for my latest post, which will hopefully not embarrass myself, or totally alienate anybody.


I’ve been on the hunt for new music lately, and I have found some wonderful new sounds.

Madeline Peyroux

Adele (I’m sure most of you have probably already heard her, but she was new to me! — and how glam and gorgeous is she??)

Pink Martini (the song in this video makes me want to sit on my sun porch and drink a mint julep while I watch the world go by, preferably while wearing a fabulous hat of some kind, a la Mia Farrow in Great Gatsby)


Speaking of booze and cheese and hats, it’s the weekend!

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  • http://catholicmutt.blogspot.com CM

    An in town vacation day sounds like a lot of fun! I’m glad that you and Atticus were able yo refrain from licking the art.

  • http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com joy

    Yay for lovely days and yummy food!!

  • http://gravatar.com/maggiefromtheheart Maggie

    Ahh.. that dress is gorgeous. My absolute favorite color as well! Praying that Atticus’ interviews go slendidly! And that post is hilarious! weo;ajgw- That was Joe, he thinks so, too. Have a great weekend my friend!

  • http://coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com Elizabeth @ Coppertop Kitchen

    Oooooh my gosh, you would LOVE that California vacation. That’s precisely what we did for our honeymoon, and it was amazing. When it gets closer, I’ll have to give you a list of restaurants/hotels/wineries that we loved! So exciting! And two weeks on vacation together sounds amazing, even if you are just at home! My hubby had a week like that between jobs earlier this summer, and it was great.

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.blogspot.com/ That Married Couple

    How nice! And I love that dress, too, and I think it would look good on you!

  • http://www.ladolcevitathesweetlifewiththreesons.blogspot.com/ Maria

    You vacation day sounds as if it was just lovely … and a trip to California is definitely something to look forward to (and, yes, get the dress!).

  • http://shopannies.blogspot.com angie

    awesome vacation plans

  • Pat

    lI love your writing. I like the new top for your wevsite. But I also liked the former one. This new one says that faith permeates your postings.

    And I loved the posting at VirtuousPla.net