Friday, February 29, 2008


Well, I made it through another week. I'm so glad it's Friday. I get to leave work early today so I can pick up Mum and Dad at the airport so that's making today even better. I just feel bad that Mum and Dad will be coming home from sunny Florida to 9 degree weather and a snow storm tonight that will go into the mid day tomorrow. Well, their flight should be OK since they'll be arriving here at 3:00pm.

I'm feeling a better today. I went out to lunch with L yesterday and then met up for a beer after work with her too. We had fun and she always makes me laugh (though sometimes I don't think she means to ;) ). Anyway, thanks L for cheering me up. I had a good chat with my bff, T, last night too so that helped a lot too. T, you're the best, as always. ((Hugs))

I'm going to go see the acupuncturist tomorrow so hopefully she'll be able to help me/us. At the very least, I'm sure she'll be able to help with the stress of it all.

We went to see those houses the other night. I really like one of them but the location was a bit iffy. The other one that was such a "deal" was a dud. It had tons of room and a good layout, but the nearby new commuter rail and it's associated construction cracked the foundation and it would be waaaayyy too expensive to fix so we had to let that one go. Oh, well, a few others have popped up so at least the market is opening up.

Oh, I put the new pillow covers on the living room toss pillows last night. They look really good. I'll have to take a pic and show you. I also did some MacGyvering and created a console for our dining room to display family photos on. We had these two bar stools that the previous tenants left behind so I pushed them together and then laid the two leaves for the kitchen table on top (since we never use them) and voila! A console. It looks pretty cool. I got a new tablecloth to drape over it so I need to do that over the weekend. I've been using one I had temporarily to get the idea and think this new one will look better. I also got a neat acrylic lamp at Target to put on it. It looks really nice since the frames are all silver color. I post a pic of that too once I change over the tablecloths.

On my trip to Target, I also picked up a Shark steam mop. I know, things are really exciting at our house these days. LOL. Anyway, I've heard a lot of good reviews about it and thought it would be worth at try since Michael's work boots tend to track the gunk o'the day into the kitchen and the fact that we have an off white floor so it really tends to show a mess. Michael swept up the kitchen the other night so depending on when I get back from picking Mum and Dad up, I'll be a steam mopping queen this afternoon. OMG, I'm so lame.

S wants to play beer pong tonight. I just love having neighbors like this. :) It should be fun and luckily we'll only have to go next door.

Well, I gotta get some work done before I leave today so I'd better get to it. TTYL!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's Hump Day

It's Hump Day. I can't wait for the weekend, I just want to chill out and relax. I got some not so great news from Dr. O yesterday so I'm sad today. I think I want to find another doctor, not necesarrily because of what he told me but the way he told me. He doesn't have the best manner about him. I'd rather work with someone else on the next steps.

Anyway....on a happier note, we're going to look at a couple of houses tonight. I hope we find something we like soon. Thinking about decorating a new place makes me excited. I've done a few little projects around our current place and have a few other things I'd like to do as well. It's looking good and my Flybaby stuff is rolling along.

Well, that's all for now. I need to get back to work. TTYL.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Olive and Feta Spread

Michael made a yummy spread last night that I thought I 'd share. He didn't really measure so I'm just giving approximates.

Olive and Feta Spread

1 small can of sliced black olives

1/2 t. (or so) of minced garlic. (We used the jarred kind)

A splash of EVOO to make it come together

A handful or so of Feta crumbles.

He used our mini processor to whirl this all together. Once mixed, transfer to a serving bowl and serve with bread chunks. We got some fresh Sourdough when were in Maine that we used. OMG - This is so yummy!

Happy Monday!

Hi folks,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Ours was nice. We met up with some friends Friday night for a going away party for J. I'm sorry to see him go but I'm sure he'll be back for a visit from time to time. Saturday I went to get me nails done and did some house cleaning and then Michael and I went out for a date to dinner at Venezia. I had drunken chicken and it was awesome! It was a huge serving so I took some home. Michael was very happy since he had it last night for dinner. =) We went to the outlets in Kittery on Sunday and got some basics. Nothing too exciting, though I did get a salt keeper and and oil and vinegar set at Le Creuset that matches my fancy pot. Oh, and I did get a cool coat. It's ivory wool with a fur collar. It was only $25 on a super clearance rack. Yippee!

Anyhoo, tonight we're going out for S's birthday dinner. We're going to the same place we went for our wedding rehearsal dinner so I'm excited. I'm just realizing now that I haven't had to cook since Thursday. This is great! I do have my menu planned for the week so I need to get some groceries tomorrow because I think tonight will be the last of the dinners out for a little bit. That's OK, I'm excited to make some soups and my lazy lasagna. Mmmmm!

I have my follow-up with Dr. O tomorrow so hopefully he'll have some good news for us.

I don't have much else to report right now, but I'll be back soon!

Monday, February 18, 2008

I've been slacking

So I realized today while checking out some other blogs, that I have not been doing so well with keeping up with my goal to blog more. Whoops! So I'm back.

The reality is that there hasn't been too much going on, but I'll try to catch you up on the little things.

Well, we're still on the house hunt. I'm feeling more optimistic as we are approaching spring. I'm seeing more houses hit the market and it also seems that the ridiculous bubble is finally bursting around here and we should be able to afford something bigger than a shoebox now. Yippee! I've seen lots of the listing that I've received from our realtor having price reductions so I think folks are getting the point that we're not going to pay $400k for a 900 sf ranch with no basement. I mean really, we're not looking for a mansion or anything, but let's be reasonable. Things are looking up!

Let's see, we went on another trip to Foxwoods with the yacht club on Saturday. Sadly, I think the casino is going to gradually collect back the money I won on our last visit. ;) Oh, well. We still had a blast. As usual, the party back at the club after was really fun. Plenty of food, beer and dancing to make the loss a little more tolerable. =)

I went to a baby shower on Sunday for our friend W. It was really nice. It was at a restaurant for brunch. W's husband, C, was there too. They got lots of nice things for the new baby. I can't wait to meet their new addition. Some of the little nieces that were there thought they were going to get to meet the baby at the shower. How cute!

On the baby front for us, this cycle is chugging along. We had our preliminary tests done and now are just waiting to see what happens. If we catch it this time, Michael may be sharing his bday! Oh, well, I'm trying to not think about it too much because then I'll just start going crazy. So we're just going along and we'll meet with Dr. O later in the month for a follow-up to see where we are.

What else...oh, Michael sent me some beautiful flowers for Valentine's Day. They are so pretty and came in a pretty pink vase with a little picture frame. The smell fantatstic! I got him some fancy Swiss chocolates and we enjoyed our traditional pepperoni pizza for dinner. It was a nice night. I have the best hubby ever!

I can't really think of much more right now, but I'll be back. I promise! Talk to you soon!