Single-self behavior

Let me start by saying, I love being married. But, I still love my alone time every once in awhile. J is at one of his famous recreation director conferences. You know, the ones where he plays wiffle ball, drinks beer and complains about budget cuts. Except this time, he is northern NH, so they…

2008 in review

I saw this on some other blogs and thought, why not? Did anyone close to you give birth?Only 11 of our closest friends … Did anyone close to you die?My grandma. Sadly, two other friends of J’s family also died, but I wasn’t close to them. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your…

Shock to the heart …

Our 2-year-old flat-screen LCD TV (the one we bought with the gift card my bridesmaid gave us for my bridal shower!) is in the repair shop right now because of static electricity. The other day, J went to turn off the TV and touched the on/off button, only to receive a nasty shock. We noticed…

Happy 2009!

We returned from our 1,100-mile+ road trip to the tri-state area, which seems to have become an annual event around Christmas! In any case, we visited 3 new babies, a very excited niece and nephew, my mom, dad, sis and bro-in-law, High Point State Park (that was just something we’ve wanted to do for awhile,…

Music Therapy

If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been blogging lately. I’ve definitely had the blues and there’s a lot of crap going on right now that I don’t feel like broadcasting across the blogosphere. In fact, I think the past week was one of the worst weeks in my life (1). But I will say, last…

The dishes are done, dude

Crickets? Anyone else hear crickets around here? Sorry for my lack of blogging, but here’s a delayed recap of Thanksgiving weekend. The visit from MamaFashion and SILMeow included: Dare I say a delish meal?? Lots of Scrabble! A road trip to Vermont to visit MamaFashion’s old friends. Here we all are the Harpoon Brewery. Look…

Gratitude

My family always had a tradition to go around the table and say what we’re all thankful for. Figured I’d share with you all.J Yes, more gushing on him. He is truly my partner in crime and I’m amazed to have met someone who matches my personality so well. I can’t imagine life without him!FamilyBoth…

One more thing …

I blog as a way to procrastinate my writing assignments. Can you tell? So I just wanted to note some observations about the restaurants in N’awlins.*There’s far too much seafood on the menus.*They always bring you bread in a bag.*Three servers are assigned to each table–one for drinks (too bad I always order water), one…

Pop goes my ears

My ears tend to pop when I fly. Well, I feel like I’ve been flying everyday this week. Did I mention I’m back in the Bayou for business? Been here since Wednesday and leaving Sunday. Different hotel, different conference, different coworker. Anyways, I am staying on the 34th floor in this hotel and every time…

Town politics

I know I give my husband kudos for his job publicly often, but it is with good reason, so bear with me one more time. I have to give a little background before getting into my little story, so here goes. J is the recreation director for a small town. He is his own boss,…

An unexpected visit

SILmeow called us last week and said she would be in Boston on business Friday. We actually had nothing going on (wow.), so she extended her stay through Sunday! We met up with her in Salem, Mass., intending to tour the witching town. But, because our lazy butts couldn’t get out of bed early enough…

A picture of health

Since I’m surrounded by cardiologists this week, I decided to get a blood workup health assessment. J and I were just talking about how we probably should get our cholesterol tested since we don’t watch what we eat in terms of low-fat products (mayo, butter). Good news everyone. I passed with flying colors. My cholesterol,…

Catchy commercials

One of my many quirks is that I secretly love certain commercials. I mean, there are times when we’re watching TV and will mute through all the commercials, but sometimes I can be mesmerized by a silly commercial! Catchy jingles, funny story lines, I eat it up. For example, I don’t remember what phone company…