Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I'm outta bed!!! I'm feeling halfway normal!!!! And I've lost a couple pounds!!!Hurray!!! This 'cold' thing has kicked my ass for 3 + days. Never thought I would get bored with sleeping, watching tv and eating fudgicles.I'm even cultivating a desire to clean! Wow! I must be sick!

So, am still bummed that my beloved Peter O'Toole did not capture an Oscar. Really, what is wrong with those people? Its all bullshit anyway. A lot of blah blah blah. Please. ...

No thrifting done this week, but last week I scored at the little consignment shop. I got a little device for making yarn daisies. I love it!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Down for the count

I am sick...down with who knows what nasty virus...a nasty ' i think i just might cough myself inside out' kind of thing. Good excuse to laze on the couch tho. Lots of cleaning and rearranging going on around here with girls rooms. New futon bunk bed combos that will turn little girl rooms into dorm like rooms. This is the end of a fabulous fun filled feb break....ear piercing, museuming, ice creaming, pizzaing, malling, book shopping and a couple movies. Saw Venus with [sigh] Peter O'Toole. Please, please, please, baby please!!!!!!He is soooooo hot for an old man....still got it. Loved it, hope he wins academy award but was a little bummed about ending....a little formula...but, oh well. I did a little thrifting this week and scored some awesome 50's decorating handbooks. Love!!!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning has just slipped into Sunday aternoon. Gray day...can't seem to get started. Almost too many things to do; can't settle on just one . Our old city neighbor is having an annual open house this afternoon. Husband does not want to go but 11 year old daughter does. They have custom made chocolate coins every year that she stuffs in her pockets.Plus she is hoping for chocolate covered cream puffs! Husband is eyeing the half finished basement floor that he started last week. After 3 cups of coffee he still has not ventured downstairs. Told ya...a gray, gray day.

Friday, February 02, 2007

It is a powdered sugar afternoon...fluffy snow has been falling for 2 hours now. Every tree in our yard is frosted white. Especially the tall pines and the Magnolia. This morning there were deer tracks in the snow circling the house. There were two of them, searching for leaves to eat. There were also smaller tracks leading under the bushes surrounding the porch. I wonder who is under there.

This weekend...Roller skating night at the Y...dinner and drinks with old friends...starting to install a floor in the basement to make a family room...making a vegan chocolate cake that I found a recipe for yesterday...and ?????who knows.

Monday, January 29, 2007

A morning of kitchen scrubbing followed by an afternoon at the cafe with my daughter, drinking coffee and doing the crossword puzzles. She is Newsday and I am The Times. Today, as usual, she kicked my ass. Finishing first and, lagging behind and not quite finding every word. We do this a lot.A couple times a week. She comes home from school, dumps her books and we head to the village coffee joint, papers and good pens in hand. Her favorite table is in back, mine is by the window with a view of the town clock. I have to be home soon for my younger daughter's bus so I like to watch the time. We get our drinks and begin. I'm sure folks wonder about us, as we barely speak on most engrossed in our puzzles are we. But, we are together.And, really, I am quite proud. I am there, with my daughter, having fun. I am so lucky.


Monday, January 22, 2007

A Good Day

Clarinet music drifts upstairs, a collage in progress clutters the living room floor, a fat grey cat cuddles in my lap, my coffee steams in the great 50cent mug I love, the taste of cheap raspberry filled chocolates lingers in my mouth and takes me back to my Nana's house...she always looked for candies and treats on sale, she never had much money to spare, no Godiva at her house...once when I was in 1 st grade she picked me up from school ,her junky car broke down and she only had enough bus fare for herself and she was embarrassed that she had to ask if I could ride for free ...I miss her...there is white,fluffy snow streaming down from the sky,covering everything that I can see from my husband will be home soon.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Kitschen Table

Happy New Year!

My 1st resolution should be to actually write my blog a little more regularly! I'll attempt to get back to a schedule of posting and lure back the few readers that I had.Q The few comments that I got along the blogging way were really kind of thrilling...knowing that someone is actually reading your musings.At the moment we are in the midst of a January heat wave...I found a dandelion , johnny jump ups and budding hydrangeas this afternoon. We have many pine trees in the yard, so I took 3 baskets full of pinecones and filled the empty windowboxes with them. Kinda nice...better than the dead leaves that were in them. OOOppppS! More Later...