Wednesday, February 28, 2007
After almost thirty years playing Dr. Alan Quartermaine on General Hospital, Stuart Damon played his final scene on my long time (guilty pleasure) soap. I personally think it stinks that they killed off this veteran actor. There are several characters who I would have preferred to see whacked off such as Georgie Jones. To make matters worse for me, I DVR the show since I work. I was a few days behind and trying to catch up this morning. I watched Friday's episode (Fridays are always cliffhangers in soap land) where Alan took a gasping breath and began suffering another coronary. Then I deleted the episode to move on to the next one. Unfortunately, I deleted Monday's episode instead. So, I missed the whole thing! I have been sucked in to this storyline for the past several weeks, and whammo, I missed payday. I watched Tuesday's hourlong weeping ceremony, weeping by both GH characters and myself, but it just isn't fair that in a moment of haste I let Alan down. I hope it was your swan song Dr. Q!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This is our dream house, our home away from home, our villa in Aruba.
We finished building it in September. We went down to finish up some minor details in November and December. This will be our first full week of sun and fun in the new house. I can't wait to relax, make a chilled cosmo, and dip my feet in here:
As you can see, we weren't fooling around. We put in our own private pool. The beach is a two minute car ride down the street. I will be sure to pack plenty of sunblock. Now, who knows how I can magically lose 20 pounds before I go??
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 overflowing cup of light brown sugar
2 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag semi sweet morsels
Combine butter until creamy, add sugars and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, then throw in the vanilla.
Gradually add dry mixture, and mix until incorporated. Add chips.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes and 44 seconds. I under bake the cookies because I like them to be soft. I pull them out just as they are starting to look brown. Let stand on cookie sheet for a few minutes and transfer to a wire baking rack for cooling.
*If you like the raw dough, put aside before you add the chips. I think the chips change the taste of the dough.
*For a real decadent treat, bake your cookies and then when cooled, "frost" them with some of the dough, it is heavenly!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Some of my likes? I love hydrangeas, greek salad, and little girls with bows.
Some of my dislikes? Wearing wet socks, peanut butter and getting my car inspection sticker.
Pets? Two Siamese cats, Tigger and Bailey who are seven years old.
Hobbies? Reading, cooking and reading blogs!
Ok, now that the formalities are out of the way, what to talk about today?
Yesterday, my friends got together in support of our friend Deana's running of the Boston Marathon. We went bowling and I will admit, I am feeling the burn! Yes, from bowling. I can't even say I am out of shape because you have to once be in shape to now be out, but Man, bowling is rough! I won't even get in to the fact that the preschool crowd had better scores than their parents! File under: I will never actually be the one running in the Marathon!
Thursday, February 8, 2007
The big plans for the weekend are: Friday night, a possible sleep over pajama jam for my daughter Madigan. We're hoping her cousin can make it over. Then Saturday night is our office Christmas Party, that's right Christmas in February! It will be at Fleming's Steak House in Boston. They are purveyors of one of the best steaks to be found in these parts. And don't get me started on their Cosmopolitans! Then Sunday, we are off to a charity bowling party. One of my best friends is running in the Boston Marathon and she is raising $$ for The Dana Farber Cancer Institute. We are all very proud of her and we definitely have more fun cheering her on than she does running!
So, whatever day it is for you, make it a good one!
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Now, I drive a Sequoia (should have kept the Landcruiser) but I am not changing the name. It is a bit embarassing at times to tell people my email address, but I love to originality of it. So, there you have it!
All right readers, I will sign off now after that enlightening post. Time to settle in and get Lost. Can't even tell you how excited I am that it is back on ABC with sixteen all new episodes! Run Jack, run!
The second reason I have been so hesitant is because I am boring! I have no crafty skills to speak of, my talent list is short and I am a busy working mother. So, who would want to read any of my random thoughts?
But, alas, here I am. I will do my best to keep it amusing and interesting. Here we go!