Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I posted 2 postings today. One of which is the contest!!! Be sure to scroll down and look at the picture. All entries must be received by midnight Friday. The family will vote for the best one, without knowing who the submitters are. I will announce the winner on Saturday.... because on Sunday, we are going to my Grandma's 89th Birthday celebration... and then...
and then..... grabbing my paperbag as I start hyperventilating....
off to see Genesis from the 9th row DEAD CENTER!!! BIATCHHHHH!!!! WOHOOOOOOOO. As you may remember, this was my gift to my loving husband of 10 years.
Woooooohooooooo We LOVE YOU PHILLLLLLLLLL!!!!
Where's a camera phone when you need one!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I would like to point out however... two things that I am suddenly interested in... First off, being Miralee's posting on her new book she is reading. I was so engrossed in The Secret Keeper, that I am now hot on the trail for a new great read. I'm almost ready to throw on my shoes and run up to my nearest Borders so I can keep up with Miralee's blog.
Secondly, Katrina who is Sleepless in Southwest Michigan, posted this on my wine review... I copied and pasted it, just in case some of you might miss it. It is a very great thing when someone gives you a review on wine. Speaking of which... I'm thinking of having a wine tasting party soon. Hmmm I say as my wheels start to turn.
Here is Katrina's comment:
oh, I hav 3 recommendations. For whites:1. Hogue Chardonnay - don't let the screw top fool you this is a light and refreshing Chardonnay.2.Copolla Chardonnay. More full-bodied than the Hogue yet really buttery tasting. It's my fave in the winter.For red:Cavit - Pinot Noir - this is so inexpensive for a Pinot Noir and it's fabulous. Our neighbors in chicago got us hooked on this one. Goes great with Sushi ;)
I can't wait to try Sushi. I will only try it with someone who eats it frequently. I'm not too tripped out by it, because come on... not all fish... tastes like fish. It tastes like CHICKEN! lol.
Wow, so as I was posting on Miranda, aka Miralee, or Mandy as Mel gets to call her, but we have to call her Miranda, and on Katrina who is has always been Katrina, or Katerina (Vitt) as I sometimes call her... I started poking into their blogs to get the links for you... I see they have been very busy people with their updates... So I guess I better get my head out of the clouds and get on it!
Java Jane sees that the half caff is done brewing... off to get a cup o' joe before my "class".
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Everything is going just fine and smooth in the back of the ambulance, then suddenly someone throws in a grenade!
She said they bought this wine by the case down at Eastern Market, but thinks it can be found locally, like at Meijer. Miranda, not sure where you would find it... but I took a photo of it so all of you have the details.
This wine has a beautiful color to it. It is a white wine. I would almost describe it as a dessert wine. It is not at all dry (I'm not big fan of dry whites). It is very smooth on the palate, with a pear flavor to it. There is no after taste. Just an amazingly smooth wine that I will most definitely be purchasing and taking to my other wine drinking friends. It's been a long time since I've had a bottle this good... except for the "shoe incident" at "D's".
All in all a great wine to share... or to drink alone if your infant just got needles driven into his thighs, although I would want something heavier on that occasion. :o)
After we finished that bottle, we moved along to one I picked up on sale at Meijer.
You know how when it is bitter cold out, the air almost has a bite to it? That is how I would describe this wine, after drinking the wine mentioned above.
It was a VERY, VERY good wine, however, I poured Mrs. Neighbor a glass and she didn't finish it. I asked if she liked it and she said yes, but she drank a lot of the other bottle. Which she probably did, however I still think she didn't care for it.
It was very good and I think having not followed the other bottle, it would have been a pretty big hit with a white meat dish.
WINTER WHITE was very clear in color. Almost like water. It was very crisp, and clean tasting. It definitely reminded me of winter. I would most definitely buy this bottle again... It is a pretty bottle too.
If I had to choose between the two, I would pick Umberto Fiore Moscato D'Asti (sparkling)
Friday, September 21, 2007
If you haven't ever done it, then trust me don't try to wash your bed pillows in your home washing macine... unless you have a front loader. The last time I tried this, my washer almost walked out to the garage. Literally.
So off I went. As soon as I walked through the door, I was instantly reminded of Grandma Gladys who's time ran out way before it should have. The place was spotless. And the smell... omg the smell. It smelled so good in there with all the soaps and softners. The gentle hummmmm of the dryers. I LOVE the laundromat.
For me and some very odd reason, it is a place of total zen. I don't quite understand why, but I love it there. If you have the chance, you should go... mid week, and DO NOT, and I stress DO NOT... take any children with you... unless they are bound to a carseat and will nap. If I had to take frick and frack with me... I would just stay home.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
On September 7th, they posted their webpage at the adoption agency they signed up with. On September 17th, a baby girl was born, and they have been "chosen". I will leave it at that until all the legal technicalities are out of the way.
With that. I will be posting the contest at a later date so that Katrina can participate too. Trust me... she isn't goofing around online because they now have a nursery to put together!
Plus... I decided that my nephew, should he win, may not be able to use a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens, ;o)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I received this today and laughed at how accurate it is. Enjoy!
YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM MICHIGAN..........
1. You've never met any celebrities.
2. "Vacation" means going to Cedar Point.
3. At least 1 member of your family disowns you the week of the Michigan/Michigan State game.
4. Half the change in your pocket is Canadian
5. You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.
6. Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel.
7. You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre.
8. It's easy to get VERNORS Ginger Ale, Sanders Hot Fudge sauce and Faygo Pop.
9. You know how to pronounce "Mackinac."
10. You've had to switch on the "heat" and the "A/C" in the same day.
11. You bake with SODA and drink a POP.
12. The movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" wasn't funny. You consider it a documentary.
13. Your little league game was snowed out.
14. The word "thumb" has geographical meaning, rather than anatomical significance.
15. You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on the back of your left hand.
16. Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon.
17. You measure distance in minutes.
18. When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan Left."
19. You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but it isn't that far from Hell.
20. Your year has 2 seasons: Winter and Construction.
21. Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas.
22. You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms.
23. Owning a Japanese car was a hangin' off ense in your hometown.
24. Most people you meet out of state think you know Eminem personally.
25. You actually understand everything I just said.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I had to work yesterday, and prepare for Beaudreaux's birthday party today, then today was the party.
STICK A FORK IN ME..... I have dishpan hands, and I'm DONE!
I will be back on tomorrow to post, and will be doing another contest! I haven't received the check from my ads yet, so I am going to give away 2 subscriptions to Better Homes and Gardens. My FAVORITE read of all time.
BTW: here are some websites for you...
DECORATE YOUR DESKTOP!
Candy Toss Halloween Game (We've had this on our fav's for over 2 years! It's challenging!)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
It is amazing how my calendar can look so open, yet things pop up on a daily basis. And that my friends, is WHY this is The Nut House!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
After he got out at noon, he came home and proceeded to go bonkers over the extenuating wait for his sister to arrive after her full day of school. He even picked up the phone and said, "What is her number? I'm going to call her". "Sorry Charlie. No phone number to speed dial into Mrs. Alfred's third grade class". So D took him off to Costco for a bit.
After E got home, he tore through his gifts with lightening speed. Later that night, we took E to a birthday sleepover at the punks house. (Same punk from State Fair). BTW... all children that are not related to me will be referred to as punks from here on out to conceal their identity. So off she went to her slumber party.
We then went to Rook & "D"s house. They are G's godparents. We had a little birthday party for him there, lots of yummy drinks too. It was a GREAT night. I admit I was a little "overserved". D had approximately 1.5 glasses of wine, while I consumed the rest of the bottle. It was a VERY GOOD bottle from Leelaneau . By the end of the night I had not only lost my shoes, but couldn't remember which ones I wore there to even look for them!
Regardless, it was a lot of fun. When we got home and tucked Birthday Boy into bed, I asked him, "Did you have a fun birthday"? he replied, "I had a GREAT birthday" and off to dream world he went.
Happy Birthday Sweet Boy.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Weather: Blue skies with occasional cirrus clouds. Temperature 72 degrees.
Time 1:00 PM.
As I sit here thinking "I'm not getting anything done", the weekly Severe Weather Siren starts to wail. I start to wonder... My windows are always closed when the weather is bad... would I actually hear that siren if it went off for severe weather?
Two seconds later, Frick and Frack are thundering down the hallway, running for the basement. Question answered. Just wonder if they bothered to look at the beautiful blue skies at all today.