Monday, July 30, 2007

What happened to July?

Yes, I am back again (for now) I spent most of July traveling hither & yon. I spent about 3 weeks in the Poconos, enjoying the sounds of nature. Waking to the sound of the birds chirping or the rain falling or sometimes, the ultimate nature call “MAMA, I got pooters!”

Warm days were spent in the lake debating how deep is too deep with a six-year old, trying to explain that splashing Kiki is not necessarily in their best interest and pushing a raft around with 2 munchkins on it. Afternoons could be spent lazing in the hammock—if you managed to get there before the kids!

We had some colder, rainier days also. We watched Wizard of Oz and every cartoon known to man. Overall I watched more TV than I have in the past 2 years combined. I’m glad that I don’t normally watch TV, but I will confess to enjoying some of it, especially Bravo’s Top Chef. (I’m rooting for CJ and think Hung should be chopped in a humiliating defeat. I also like the Joey/Howie dynamic and think that Howie may make it all the way. But he’s not as cute as CJJ )

We also had a nice afternoon of tie-dyeing t-shirts. and a sundress. and underwear (boxers and boxer-briefs, depending on the recipient).

No, those aren’t the ones we made, ours were a little more “free-style.” But who knew these things were getting top-dollar on ebay?

Other activities included having a birthday party for The Girl with Wegman’s Lemon Tart and fresh blueberries. (No time to bake this year, so I went with the best!) and a mad flea market excursion. Originally it was just going to breakfast, then we had to go to the store and along the way, we couldn’t help but stop and check out the fine wares in peoples yards. Where else can you get a pink bike for $5? Sadly it was too small for me, but perfect for above mentioned 6-year-old. I did get a pair of vintage pink sunglasses for 99 cents, so I’m not complaining.

Also on my July travel loge was a trip to Hershey, PA to celebrate the big sister’s 40th birthday. We spent an afternoon at the world famous Hershey’s Chocolate Spa where we enjoyed a Peppermint Patty (Peppermint Salt Scrub followed by the Chocolate Fondue Wrap). It is wonderful to be at one with chocolate—I felt and smelled so good for the rest of the weekend! (Ok, it didn’t really last through my shower the next morning, but I held off on that until I was ready to say good-bye to the chocolate smell)

The final July destination was George Washington University’s “Colonial Inauguration.” It was the orientation extravaganza for The Boy. All I can say is there was WAY too much pep going on. It was really great to see the campus and hear about all the opportunities available to him. Made me wish I was young with the world on a platter. These opportunities are really wasted on the young!

So that is the gist of what I’ve been up to for the past month. What about you?


Saturday, July 28, 2007

a little joke

An Elephant is drinking out of a river when he spots a turtle asleep on a log. The elephant ambles over and kicks the unsuspecting turtle clear across the river.
"Why did you do that?" asks a passing giraffe.

"Because I recognized it as the same turtle that took a nip out of my trunk 47 years ago."

"Wow, what a memory!" says the giraffe.

"Yes," says the elephant. "Turtle recall."


Thursday, July 12, 2007

this made me laugh



Tag I'm it

I was a tagged by my Cousin Sarah Louise. I guess that was a hint about the fact that I hadn’t posted in a while. So here are 8 random factoids about me:

Ø I really like flamingos, but not necessarily cartoonish ones. And it can’t be overdone.

Ø I’m not really sure I like to cook, but I do really like to eat

Ø Today is my big sister’s birthday.

Ø Tomorrow I am going to be wrapped in Chocolate

Ø My favorite color is cobalt. (Kind of blue/purple/indigo)

Ø I want to make an apron for myself

Ø I have to remake the curtains in my bedroom

Ø I like to create things, but am often disappointed by how they turn out.

Ø I am making raku turtles. They are cute, but not as nice as I had hoped.

Ø I have been on a quest for really comfortable shoes that I can wear everyday

Ø I haven’t found them

Ø I used to be good in math, but now I can’t even count

Ø Sometimes I’m an over-achiever

Ø My friend Holly sometimes reads this, but hasn’t been able to post any comments for some reason. I don’t get that. Hi Holly!

Ø I’m a font whore.

Ø I want to make a set of dishes for my house on the pottery wheel, but doubt that I can be that consistent

Ø I’m supposed to tag 8 people, but don’t really know 8 bloggers, so I probably won’t.

Ø I made salmon cooked in grape leaves last weekend and it was yummy. I wish I had taken a picture to post

Ø I spent the beginning of the week in our nation’s capital and stayed with SL’s parents. It was great to see them

Ø I have a step-son in college! His schools colors are Blue & Buff. Buff? It looks like yellow to me. Or sometimes gold, but not really Buff.


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