Thursday, August 28, 2008


Today was a day of food firsts for me. I had breakfast at Breadsmith. I had a French Batard (to die for) and bought a chocolate chip cookie. I'll be trying that here soon! And they also let me try a slice of a chocolate bread with chocolate chips. I think that's a heavenly chorus I hear!

Then, I went to Johnny Carino's for lunch. I had the angel hair with artichoke hearts. There were also black olives, capers, and roma tomatoes. So, so good. I will most definitely go back.

Then, we found a little hole in the wall place called The Cookie Jar where I bought a 7 layer bar and got the munchkin this cookie and got the hubby a double chocolate chip cookie frosted with chocolate frosting. Seriously great food day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One nostril and and install

Today I'm left with one nostril functioning. You've all been there. You're certain you could breathe if only...if only...that whole nasal cavity would clear out. OK, so maybe it's silly, but deny that you've thought the very same thing.

Tomorrow I head to an install of one of our displays less than an hour away. It should be interesting because it will be an indoor installation. I've never seen one before. Plus, I'll be eating lunch at a restaurant I've never eaten at before.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I just love Audrey Hepburn.

Add it to your list

Apparently you shouldn't buy cold medicine while under the influence of other cold medicine. Thanks to the munchkin for sharing her cold with me. I'm now living in the medicated haze that only the "common" cold can produce. Really, I'm not doing so poorly, but I am losing my voice. (No comments from the peanut gallery on that one!) But I did try to buy some more Thera Flu and failed miserably. I've found that the sore throat stuff with the apple cinnamon flavor is slightly palatable.

However, this is what I inadvertantly bought.

And it tastes horrible. Oh well. There are only six packets. It won't last long. And seriously, take a look at the packaging. Not fair. Do they really think that those of us suffering from colds will even notice the difference?

I did buy some of this Yogi Tea. Haven't tried it yet, but that will be a treat for later tonight after the munchkin goes to bed. Me, tea, a book. I also want to try the Honey Lemon Throat Comfort and several of the mind teas. I love tea. It's so comforting. I really need to start drinking it more.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Book and a beach

Here's the Season 2 Promo from one of my favorite shows, Burn Notice. It's set in Miami. Now tell me, who wouldn't want to take a book and sit on that beach? I'll take a secluded section of that beach, my book, and Paco the drink boy bringing me fruity drinks with umbrellas in them. Maybe if I close my eyes...


It's been a crazy weekend. We are preparing for new flooring going into the kitchen/dining room, laundry room, and front entryway. With that in mind, it's been a mass of, "Where are we going to move this? Out on the deck? Nope, can't do that. They're putting the indoor/outdoor carpeting out there. OK, let's move this here, and this here, and we'll put the fridge in the living room..."

I wish I were kidding. I currently have a table on the bed in the spare bedroom, a baker's rack in the hallway, and there will soon be a washer, dryer, and stove on the front porch. The dining room table will reside in the living room, along with the chairs, and the fridge will indeed be in the living room until the kitchen floor is done. Heck, we might like it so much that we'll decide to leave it there.

I've been working on that double crocheted blue afghan. I'm hoping to finish the first skein (a 1 lb. skein. Those of you that crochet know that's over twice the size of a large skein.) today so that I can feel some sense of accomplishment. I've also been reading David Copperfield and have promised myself that I'll finish up to page 350 before beginning book 3 of the Edward and Bella story. It's been hard to resist.

Work is as busy as ever. Right now I'm working hard just to keep my head above water. But, having lots of projects to work on keeps me busy and keeps my mind off of other things that have been worrying me. So, I'm not complaining. Besides, job security is never a bad thing. And I do love my job.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Great shirt

This will give away how I'll be voting in November, but what the heck. I totally want one of these! I'd wear my shirt proudly.

New books

For those of you interested, you can check here for the books that my book group chose for the next 6 months.

There's some interesting stuff in there. A book about a 300+ pound man who hopes to become the dominican J.R.R. Tolkein, one about a group of people on an RV pilgrimage, post-apocolyptic journeys, and just some other stuff that I'm not so sure of yet. Should be an interesting 6 months. I just hope my first book arrives soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Picking books

WOOHOO! Book group tonight. And we're picking new books. I can't wait. I'll report back on what we pick.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ernest Borgnine

Well, someone finally admitted it...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Holes in the ears

Two nights after getting the gold acupuncture things in my ears, one of them fell out. After looking at it, I took the rest out. I'll try to post some pictures. They're the size of a pencil lead and SHARP. No way was I letting the munchkin find one.

Something I want to try

My daycare provider had this sitting out at her house and I couldn't help but ask to take a look. I fell in love with it. I'm going to have to try and do something like it. The base of it is just brown, paper lunch sacks, folded in half and stitched together. From there, I know I can re-create the effect. The tags (I showed both the front and the back) are tucked into the openings of the bags. LOVE IT!

As long as it's going the other way...

Munchkin girl met her first playful kitten tonight. According to her, that would be "kinnen". First she really wanted to play with it and love it. However, once it began stalking her and pouncing, she wasn't so enamored. From then on, she was saying, "Go, kinnen, go!" and pointing away from herself. But every move that kitten made was of interest to her. If I had to get out my crystal ball, I'd say I see allergy medication for the hubby in the future.




Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Barely awake

Just wanted any of you that still read this to know that there is much about which I wish to post. I'm just too darn tired to do it tonight. Must have hit a slump. The good news is, it's a happy slump. Yes, dear readers, I am happy and content. What a great day to be alive. Heck, the whole week is pretty fantabulous.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Things popping in my head

I don't know what made me think of this today, but I've always been fascinated by amber. How lovely is this?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stupid ear things

All those stupid acupuncture ear studs are still holding their places. Frankly, I was really hoping they would have fallen out by now. They're annoying. And I had a mild migraine last night. So I'm not really sure they're working. Why am I so bothered by these?

Edward and Bella

My girlfriend, Tiffany, is in trouble.

Remember, this is the year of finishing David Copperfield. Well, just as I was beginning this project, Tiffany introduced me to Edward and Bella. I'm hooked.

I'm halfway through the second of four books. Argh.

Must. Read. Each. One.

Who am I kidding. I have to own them too. :(

Much snoring tonight

A great weekend, if not a restful weekend.

Started out by heading to the local farmer's market with Mom. Bought the ever-important sweet corn from the wonderful local sweet corn growers. Unfortunately, they were out of Yukon Gold potatoes. I bought a bag from them last week and boiled and mashed them...much to the hubby's delight. I believe his words were...well, there were no words. He was too busy eating to say much of anything.

Did find some delicious taters at the grocery store. Cooked and mashed again. Received multiple accolades again. This time the words were, "You're really becoming a pro."

Along the way mom and I hit several garage sales. At the last one, we found the most wonderful thing. We found a complete set of what I call "Sound Box" books. They've been renamed, but they're still what I remember. These are the books that I learned to read on. I guess I went a little crazy. I bought the whole set. And I was thrilled about it. Big grin. Big, BIG grin. I'll post pictures when I get a chance.

Today was a trip to my nephew's baptism. The munchkin was wonderful. There were all kinds of kids there for her to play with. She was well-behaved and happy. I couldn't ask for more.

Stopped at Sonic on the way home. Had a very yummy strawberry limeade. All in all, I loved this weekend. But now, can I have a weekend to recover from my weekend? :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

New piercings

I got my ears pierced in several new places today. Here's a picture of what my ear looks like right now. The other ear looks the same.

No, this is not a new fashion statement. I now have four of these teeny gold studs in each ear until they fall out. (The one you can't see is in the top of my ear.) This is the latest form of acupuncture we're trying. I've been trying to do some research on it, but haven't found much. Maybe I'm just using the wrong search terms.

Insertion was painful, and they're still very tender right now. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, but I'll let you know how the weekend goes. In the meantime, wish me luck. Who knows when and where one might choose to fall out!

Here's an article I found that mentions it. Pretty interesting actually!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Relaxing day

We got a phone call early this morning that daycare was closed because Sherrie was sick. Because hubby was sick and our backup took a part-time job, I stayed home. We bummed around for a while. Around 11 we took a walk. The neighborhood was very quiet. We walked for about half an hour, came home, ate lunch, took a nap, and got some more stuff done around the house.

Tonight, we went to dinner with mom and dad. Munchkin decided my sweet potato fries were much better than her regular fries. I agree. So she ate most of mine. It was a good day.

Hubby's in bed because he's still not feeling well. I'll be hitting the hay soon myself. It's going to be a busy day tomorrow.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Which one?

I think we may need to work a little more with the munchkin on fruit and vegetable identification.

At the grocery store tonight, the woman behind us in line put a whole watermelon on the counter. Right away the munchkin piped up with, "BROCCOLI!"

Well, they're both green...