Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pic Of The Day - 12.21.15 - Low Hanging

...clouds. This was the morning view from the crib.

Pic Of The Day - 12.20.15 - More Food

Yes, that is another brisket sandwich and homemade potato chips from Buc-ee's. I had to go to Baybrook Mall to get Helen's iPad and then Roni wanted a blanket from Buc-ee's and so what is another 8 miles south. Long story short, I ended up in Texas City at the stroke of noon on Sunday when everyone wanted to buy beer. End of story.

Pic Of The Day - 12.19.15 - Stuffed

That's how I felt when the day was over.

It started with a group of us meeting at Gallery Furniture and then making our way to deliver furniture, clothes and gifts to a family. It was a collaborative effort between Legacy, Mental Health Association-Houston and Gallery Furniture.

After that little jaunt, I decided to reward myself with a Bellini, shrimp po' boy and shortbread cookies from Paulie's even though I knew I'd be having dinner with Margo at Harold's that evening.

Yes, I was well fed.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.18.15 - Scenes From A Mall

I finally made it back to The Galleria to continue with my Christmas shopping. Traffic was a bitch getting there and once I arrived, I decided I was going to valet at Nordstrom because it's just what the doctor ordered.
I made my annual pilgrimage to the tree in the ice skating rink and it wasn't lit!

Usually there is one or two displays that will catch my attention and this year the award goes to Coach!

And so, I was minding my own business and I thought, "Hmmm. I haven't been on the 2nd level of the Nordstrom wing. Let's go that way." So I did and THEN I saw THIS:

The store is closing! At some point it will reopen but not in The Galleria. My bet is that it will re-open in River Oaks District.

And yes, I purchased some more shoes. Can you blame me? It was 70% the last marked price. #MerryChristmasToMe

Pic Of The Day - 12.17.15 - Happy Holidays

The evening started off with me donning a new pair of Kenneth Cole shoes and then I was into the night sky for Legacy's Holiday Party at South Beach.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.16.15 - Cookie Exchange

I don't bake. Therefore, I don't participate in Cookie Exchange parties. However, I was coerced into participating borrowed a simple recipe from a co-worker.
My stash of cookies.
The War On Christmas cookie. #minimalist

Pic Of The Day - 12.15.15 - Snowman

I went to the Starbucks at Randall's on the corner of Westheimer and Shepherd and spotted this chiminea.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.14.15 - Feliz Navidad

The City of Houston Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board held its Annual Holiday Party at Cafe Adobe. Mayor-elect Sylvester Turner was there celebrating his recent win and delivered good to news to the crowd.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.13.15 - A Wet Day In H-town

And when I say, "Wet" I mean WET!

However, that didn't stop me from going to CultureMap's Holiday Pop Up Shop. I did purchase a few things and I may or may not have enjoyed a Mimosa or two.

Later in the day, I decided to add some holiday decor to the interior of the crib.

Pic Of The Day - 12.12.15 - Look A New Day Has Begun

The timing just so happened to be right for me to capture this shot.

Pic Of The Day - 12.11.15 - I Scream, You Scream

...because we're excited that New Orleans Ice Cream is starting to appear on store shelves in the frozen section at Kroger! I don't remember trying this flavor earlier in the year.

Pic Of The Day - 12.10.15 - 'Tis The Season eat stuff that you normally wouldn't eat any other time of the year because you can't find it. Oh, and if you can find the Apple Spice version of these, beware! They're addictive.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.09.15 - Schmooze

So...I couldn't find the original Instagram file of this photo so I had to do a screen shot and then crop. This pair of shoes made it's debut at Legacy's annual fundraiser Schmooze.

Here are some of my photos from Schmooze but if you really want to see what happens at Schmooze, click here.

Pic Of The Day - 12.08.15 - Sliders

Sliders are like people. No two sliders are alike and such was the case when I stopped at Urban Eats and ordered Southern Chicks. I had never thought of a slider being served on Texas Toast but obviously someone did. And...yes, they were yummy!

Pic Of The Day - 12.07.15 - National Cotton Candy Day

Until now, I never knew there was a National Cotton Candy Day but the staff at Upper Kirby knew about. So...whilst out on our lunch stroll, The Calvinator and I stopped in and pick up some free cotton candy.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.06.15 - Gloria's

Jim Sikorski held his annual fundraiser at Gloria's in Midtown. It is named Sharing The Bounty. It was quite the crowd and they really did share their bounty. Over $7,000.00 was raised and the proceeds went to Legacy Community Health and Interfaith Ministries Meals On Wheels. Oh, I discovered my new favorite adult beverage...champagne and pomegranate juice!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.05.15 - Saturday Scenes

Another beautimus sunset in Houston. And...I wasn't going shopping until I was able to display my snowflakes on the balcony of the The Calvinator's crib. As you can tell, he doesn't look too thrilled.

Pic Of The Day - 12.04.15 - Glass Towers

Friday morning found me downtown for a meeting. I miss working in downtown Houston.

The person we met with has a corner office in a high-rise with a great view of the city and of other buildings.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 12.03.15 - TNT

A beautiful sunset and a beautiful lit tree.