The Bright Side of Shin Splints: New Shoes!

I bought some new shoes to compliment my new running program. Some of my runner friends told me to go to Road Runners in Falls Church to be fitted for shoes. I have never been fitted for shoes before, but this was the coolest thing I’ve ever done associated with exercise. They call it, The…

The Bright Side of Staying Home on Labor Day: Staycation!

{Repost from My Daily Bright Side blog from September 2009} This weekend Brian and I decided to unplug and have a good ole fashioned staycation. If you are unfamiliar with the staycation, this is when you stay at home during a time others typically go on vacation and treat the city in which you live…

Staycation: Eating Out in Northern Virginia on Labor Day Weekend

Part of the fun of the staycation is discovering new places to eat right in your own hometown. For husband and me, we hit the town on Saturday night of our Labor Day staycation and found our new favorite restaurant in Arlington: Eventide Located on the Wilson Blvd strip in the heart of Clarendon, Eventide…

The Bright Side of Monday: Frontline Arlington

I go to church on Mondays. This is really good for me because I work at a church. Going to church on Mondays lets me have a day off on Sunday. It also lets me worship in a different building than the one where I go to work each day. But the best part about…

The Bright Side of Home Improvement

{Re-post from my Daily Bright Side Blog} Whew! What a hectic weekend! We were in home improvement mode on Friday and Saturday and managed to have 3 new appliances installed, a new stove hood installed, a new wood panel on the window between the kitchen and living area to hide the new hood, some sawing…

The Bright Side of Inconvenience

What could possibly be bright about Inconvenience? Well, today I have two things…. Earlier this week we discovered that our home refrigerator was no longer working. A pretty decent sized inconvenience, right? Well, the bright side of the refrigerator not working is obviously getting a new frige:) but the real bright side has been being…

The Bright Side of Chicago

Sorry, if the title of this post misled anyone to think this blog was about travel or about Chicago in any way… When I think of Chicago all I think of is that one of my dearest friends moved somewhere near there and since moving has had her first child and so when I think…

The Bright Side of being a Foodie: Restaurant Week!

[Repost from my Daily Bright Side blog} On recently I had a friendship date with my dear friend and fellow UU alum Rachel Melton and we decided that it would be a good idea to partake of the DC August Restaurant Week! For those of you who don’t know, DC, New York, Chicago and other…