Monday, December 17, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Does anyone else rememeber this coming out back in 1984? My sister and I were obsessed with both the song and the video. We got a VCR for Christmas that year and I think this was the first thing we ever recorded. Every Christmas Season, we always call each other the first time we hear the song on the radio waves. This is my Christmas Memory!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday was chaos at the house. We are having our windows replaced after living here for only 8 years. Seems our builder must have picked up the windows at the dump! At noontime, Madigan's friend Ella's mom called to see if I was going to a Holiday Party at one of their former preschool chums houses. In fact I was, and no, In fact I did not have sitter and would love for Madigan to stay over their house for the night! What did that really mean? It meant The Doc and I went into Boston to Excelsior to have an early, delicious dinner! Afterwards, we did stop by said party for a nice cocktail. Sometimes things just work out nicely, don't they?
Then, the icing on the cake was going to last night's Patriots game. It was frigid but fun! In case you are either not a sports fan or your head had been stuck in the sand, our New England Patriots are currently sporting an undefeated season. Last night, we played the Pittsburh Steelers, but they were no match for Tom Brady and his boys! What a time to be a Boston Sports Fan!
Well, Miss Madigan has risen and it is time to get her off to the school bus. Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I'll finish up tomorrow. Right now, Madigan is bossing aroung my niece Avery who is two and she is trying to get her to try on all her old baby clothes! Good Luck to Me!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Next came my massage. Again, I did not have a regular person there to rely on for this one. I have had sweedish massage in the past and don't feel like they do much more than a back scratcher. I went deep tissue baby and let me tell you, it hurts! I did feel great when I left and know I need to take better care of myself. The technician said I was pretty tight and could stand to book my next one for an hour and a half! It will have to wait until the next sleepover though!
It was a gorgeous Fall day around these parts. Everyone is in great moods thanks to The Red Sox who only need one more win to become World Champions again. My husband just yelled up that the Patriots are killing the Redskins something like 52 to 0. Look out Peyton Manning!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I hope everyone has a wonderful night. I am off to settle in for game 1 of the World Series. I hope my Boys of Summer can put a stop to the winning streak of the Rockies. Captain Varitek has all of my trust!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Lots of excitement around here lately. The Patriots are a nonstop winning machine, the Red Sox are going to the World Series and Miss Madigan is Five years old today!! We had two great birthday parties over the weekend, I'll try and get the details posted later.
On the tote front, I actually got something else for my birthday. I will post pictures of that on Wednesday!
Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
We finished off the first full week of school and it was a complete success. I think Madigan only lost 3 hair pretties and one headband and she only left her required hat on the bus once. She had her first playdate after school yesterday which was a real coup for me because I got to sit out by the pool until 2pm ALL BY MYSELF!!!! We also got to meet our new cousin, Marissa Bella who is already 9 weeks old (better late than never) although the PlayDough got more attention than the baby.
Our week was capped off by my stepson arriving home with a busload of 17 year olds to stay the night. I honestly don't ever remember having that much energy or being that skinny. I think I heard the last noises about 5am this morning, so I don't expect the basement door to open anytime before noon today. And let me tell you, times have changed in the 19 years since I was in high school. We have a coed sleepover crowd! They are all good kids, although Madigan did hand over a lighter that she found in the bathroom. I am sure that only belongs to the two exchange students that are here from Spain, right? I mean everyone knows that those Europeans smoke like chimneys. If I really investigated matters I would probably find Cheech and Chong somewhere down there. I love how my husband believes that these kids are so innocent and would not even know where to find weed. He was clearly the Nerd in his class!So, now I have to quietly entertain Madigan while a steady rain pours down and it is only 7:21am. Maybe someone in the basement could shove over and make some room for me on the sectional?
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
The remainder of the day was quite a bore. When there is no sun, there is nothing to do here. The stores are never open on a Sunday here in Aruba, so shopping was out irregardless of the Hurricane. Madigan watched lots of the Cartoon Network. The Doc worked on some medical stuff and I read a great book. It was called The Boleyn Inheritance. If you like historical novels, this is a great one. It is about Henry VIII and some of his wives. Great read!
The sun is back out today so we hope to have some fun before we go home tomorrow. Hope you all have a great Labor Day!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
We didn't get down there until sunset because I had to work a full day, leave Boston, pick Madigan up, then pick up my sister and then sit in Route 3 (towards Cape Cod) traffic. I was glad to make it before it got dark though, because we got some good shots as we came into Humarock.
Gotta take a break, Madigan is not interested in waiting her turn for the computer!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
In keeping with my 80's Themed weekend, here is a video of Duran Duran at the Princess Diana Memorial Concert over the weekend. I absolutely worshipped these guys when I was 14. I had every Tiger Beat issue they were in! Simon is my all time Rock and Roll Crush!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
HI All, I have been a bad blogger not posting for several days, but had to tell you all about the Rick Springfield concert! I saw him last night at the Bank of American Pavillion in Boston. It was great! "Dr. Noah Drake" was the headliner. The concert started with Scandal. You all remember "The Warrior" right? Patty Smyth was pretty good up there. That girl can still rock after raising six children!
Next came Eddie Money. Despite looking quite haggard, he was great! He sang all the old favorites and ran around pretty well on stage for a gentleman with a few years (and drug use??) under his belt! "Take Me Home Tonight" was great. The part when Ronnie sings "Be my little baby....." was sung by his daughter and she was great. I am guessing she's in her twenties.
Then, after the sun had set and the ocean breeze arrived, Rick took the stage by storm with some song I had never heard. He has definitely increased the guitar work in his music to sound less 80's-like. He is still as handsome as ever and what biceps you have my dear! Our seats were originally in the 13th row to the left of the stage. But by the time Rick came on, we were in the second row on the aisle, so great vantage point. "Jessie's Girl" got the biggest praise, but I have to say, the highlight of the show was when he walked off the stage straight into the crowd and sang "My Generation" by the Who. He was getting groped and he damn well liked it I tell you! When finished with that one, Rick sang the appropriately titled "Human Touch". The audience, even the guys, were going crazy trying to get their hands on him. I was two seconds too late to jump out into the aisle for my brush with greatness, but not to worry, we still had a great time and I was home by 11:30pm. It is definitely not the 80's anymore!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Look what arrived yesterday! My big Bonanno Sunfest Order! I ordered two pairs for myself, one for Madigan, one for my Mother, my Sister and a great Friend of ours! They looked so beautiful sitting together out in my almost completed landscaped backyard. I took lots of pictures, so I can run you through the individial choices! I feel like I am ready to order another pair. These things are addictive!
Sister's pair are Skye with Bellflower
My first pair is Pomme with Emerald Blue. This pair I kept going back and forth on. I thought I wanted the primary colour to be Emerald Blue but decided at the last minute to give the honour to Pomme. I already have a blue pair (bellflower with skye).