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I hope I'm back. With my everyday unadventurous life.

November 13th, 2017 at 08:49 pm

We have been in Arlington for a year. I really like it here. But really busy with the new baby. I hope there are still people here from "way back" posting Smile I miss you guys! you are the nicest internet blog posting people! Hope you are around. I just had a margarita and I'm sleep deprived, so I am drunk, pardon grammer mistakes I'm sure are abound. But I put "re-start the blog" in my goal list this morning, so I must post no matter how crappy. Embarrassment

One of my resolutions it to keep a little journal with pictures, because even everyday mundane stuff is fun to look back to few years down the road. Life changes, and we forget.

So I will start today.

The usual day. Except baby, who has a slight cold, may be teething, and slept terribly. I was sleep deprived and exhausted.
After putting my son on a school bus, I took baby and went to DC. Around chinatown area

to my favorite cafe.


I know this sandwich does not look like much, but the freshness of it is superb. Every ingredient. Even the tomato and cream cheese. But what makes that meal is the baguette. Fresh, super light, crispy, just baked. They bake their own bread there and claim not to use industrial east, doing everything old fashion way. I don't even know what that means, but tasting that bread, I believe it! The small pastry is a smore variation - homemade everything. Moist, tangy marshmallow and awesome chocolate cover. Love it. $18 breakfast, but worth it. Got few mini pastries for the boys - another $10

Than picked up some beans at "La Colombe" $22.

More expensive than even I'm used to. It was first time - to see if it is worth it. Coffee was decent, not sure if worth the money though. It was not 50% better than stuff I usually buy.

Than dinner at home. $119 at whole foods - for 2 dinners
1) Fish baked in lemon cream sause and rice - Fish alone was 28$ - 1lb of red snapper fillet. (3.5 people - 2 adults, 1 child, 1 baby)
2) and for tomorrow baked buttermilk chicken and cosi signature salad recreation.

and some extras like cheese, prosciutto to snack on while having margaritas, mustard, butter,

So today's total on food $179, and I only went out for breakfast! (as a stay at home mom I often do that (3-4 times a week) to get out of the house and go about the city) I just realized how much I spent adding up for the blog. I would estimate lower if not for actually looking it up. When we go out for dinner and have one big check, it is easier to see. When it is few little trips, it is harder realize. I will try better tomorrow!

10 Responses to “I hope I'm back. With my everyday unadventurous life.”

  1. Amber Says:

    Aw welcome back, love the photos.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Yep, your COL sure is high! Nice pix.

  3. Scottish girl Says:

    Hi! Welcome back! Love the pics!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome back, "Arlington girl"! Smile I sure never saw a move in your future, but it sounds like you love the new location. I'm from the area (born in Bethesda MD, lived most of my childhood in Woodbridge VA, and worked in Alexandria & Fairfax over the summers sometimes).

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Welcome back! So many have left -- I'm happy to see one of our "old" members return!

  6. Carol Says:

    So good to hear from you again!

  7. Bluebird Says:

    I was thinking of you and wondering where you were, hoping all was ok! Welcome back!

  8. Nika Says:

    Thank you everyone! I'm glad to see so many of you still here.
    The pictures are from the iphone, as usual. I do love the camera on the X!

  9. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Welcome back. How long have you lived in Arlington? 1 year only? How long were you planning on living there? And how much longer do you have in Arlington? Do you miss NYC? Are you ready to move back?

  10. Nika Says:

    Yep! 1 year! I don't know what we wil be doing when my husband's assignment is over in less than 2 month. I do like it here.

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