Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
HI Everyone, I just wanted to take a moment and say Thank You to those who stop by and read my ramblings. Blogging is an absolute addiction! I enjoy all of you and I have corresponded with some amazing people out there, none of whom I have actually met. It has been a great way to entertain myself during those down times at work. Please let me know if you want me to add you to my blogroll and I can spread the word about you! Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Last night, we dined at L'Espalier in Boston. I love this restaurant for two reasons. First, is the ambiance. It is situated in a townhoue in Boston's Back Bay on the corner of Newbury and Gloucester Streets. It has distinct dining rooms in different parts of the townhouse. Last night we ate in the library on the second floor. The architecture in the room is original to its 1880 roots. It is very comfortable and romantic.
Second, the food is amazing. The restaurant has an incredible array of original dishes to choose from. The chef chooses the right ingredients to marry into mouth watering offerings. Last night I had a beef loin that sat on a bed of risotto with green onions. Delish! The Doc feasted on halibut and he gave it five stars.
I highly recommend L'Espalier for those of you who may be looking for a great spot to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or just a night out away from the kids!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Three Things that scare me:
2.)Thunder and Lightening
3.)My bathroom scale
Three people who make me laugh:
2.)My four year old Madigan
Three Things I love:
2.)My Cats Tigger and Bailey
Three Things I hate:
1.)Peanut Butter (except Reese's cups strangely)
2.)Going to get my inspection sticker
3.)Wearing wet socks
Three Things I don't understand:
2.)How men can remember every friggin sports statistic
Three Things on my desk:
3.)too much work!
Three things I am doing right now:
1.)Talking to Blue Cross Blue Shield about an incorrect claim
2.)Adding up a deposit slip
3.)fighting off the urge to go and get an icecream
Three Things I want to do before I die:
1.)See my daughter in her wedding dress
2.)Go to Greece
3.)Go on a trip with my close friends
Three Things I can do:
1.)Use the remote control without looking at the numbers
2.)Make people laugh
3.)Remember birthdays even of casual acquaintances
Three Things I can't do:
1.)Run for longer than one minute
2.)Straighten my hair
Three Things I think you should listen to:
1.)Classical music to calm you
2.)80s music to get you going
3.)your heartbeat to know you are alive and appreciate every day
Three Things I think you shouldn't listen to:
1.)Rosie O'Donnell (used to like her, now she is just too much)
3.)People with chips on their shoulders
Three Things I'd like to learn:
2.)How to make a great chocolate souffle
3.)How to be more patient
Three Favorite Foods:
2.)Stone Cold Creamery's Orea Overload with coffee icecream
Three Shows I watched as a child:
1.)Little House on the Prarie
2.)The Brady Bunch
3.)The Love Boat
Three Things I regret:
1.)Not spending more time with my grandmothers
2.)Not exercising enough this last year
3.)Not finishing projects that I start
I don't think there is anyone out there who hasn't done this yet, but if you are one of them by all means consider yourself tagged!
Our weekend away was great. What a car ride though. I went to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (sounds more classy than UMASS, right?) so I am used to the Mass Pike and its boring, straight, nothing to look it atmosphere, but we had another hour to go after the Palmer exit 8 ramp. We arrived around 9:30pm to slushy rain showers and 34 degree temps. Our room was great. The most comfortable king sized bed I ever had the pleasure of sleeping in held some chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Being the true romantics that we are, we enjoyed these while watching the Red Sox clobber the Los Angeles Angels. It was right out of a Harlequin romance novel!
Next day, up at 10am and off to a delicious breakfast. I had the omelette du jour which had sauteed spinach and smoked Gouda cheese and some amazing coffee cake. Then we digested for a bit and hit the gym for an hour of cardio while watching E entertainment television. The time passed quickly thank goodness. Then we hung out at the indoor pool and I tried to read but I kept wanting to take a nap so I did. It is great to have the freedom to do this and not feel guilty about it. At 5pm, I had my massage and I chose the deep tissue b/c this girl had bricks in her back. It was followed by a nice pedicure. They needed real acid to get the callouses off my feet! Then a romantic candlelit dinner. It was a great treat to be away.
We left early on Sunday and drove through white out snow conditions for the first 45 minutes of the trip. Then a steady rain followed us home. Madigan had a birthday party to go to for her friend Molly at 2pm. It was fun, but poor Molly. She was supposed to have a pony but the pony couldn't make it due to the weather. Instead, there was a pony pinata. The kids beat the heck out of the thing. I think we are all stir crazy. Maybe there is hope for a sunny weekend?
Ok, breaking news: Just found out I was tagged by Tres Poshe Preppy I will work on that this afternoon!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
It was freezing here in New England, so the Lilly dress definitely looked out of place, but adorable nonetheless. I did not really get any good shots of Madigan because the wind was pretty strong and we had such a busy day running from home, to the hospital so the Doc could round on patients, then to pick up Big Brother Ben and his French exchange student Mathilde who we could only speak English too (thank goodness, mon francais est tres mal!) then to Milford, Mass for the first part of the eating fest. After two hours, we were off to Blackstone, Mass for party #2. Those of you in the know probably don't know where Blackstone is. When I don't know where I town is, I always assume it is out near Worcester. This little slice of heaven is actually located off of Rte. 495 and yes, I spotted several cows. We wrapped things up there at 9 pm and had to an hour the completely opposite way home to bring Ben back to his Mom's house. We got home around 10:3opm, so it was a long day.
Now, I am off to the office for three straight days of a Webex training session for our new computer systems, lucky me! Have a great day everyone!
Saturday, April 7, 2007
On this the Eve of Easter 2007, I have come to realize that Easter is the Spring version of Christmas. People are out buying all sorts of crazy stuff for their children's Easter baskets. Correct me if I am wrong, but circa the 1970's, we were lucky to get a few jellybeans and M&M's thrown under all that Easter grass and maybe some bubbles and sidewalk chalk. Nowadays, kids are getting bikes, American Girl dolls, and everything else but the kitchen sink. Even my own 4 year old asked when she could make her Easter Bunny list. List? How about you be grateful for the few trinkets I have actually had time to pick up already? So now, in addition to being one of the thousands of mother's trying to find the perfect white pair of shoes and tights with hours left until Easter, I have to fulfill a wish list? Don't even get me started on the religious importance of the holiday.
In the morning, I hope we don't have a spoiled child on our hands. I am really hoping the Reese's cups will bail me out. We have a very busy day tomorrow. My husband's family is from Egypt. They are Coptic Orthodox which is very similiar to Greek Orthodox. Usually, their Easter falls after the traditional American Easter. This year, it is the same day. We have to go to two different celebrations for his family. Why can't one Aunt just have everyone over? Each has to do their own thing which is a hastle for me. I really don't want to be forced to eat at two different houses either. These Egyptian women will notice if you haven't eaten your share too. The guilt they can place on you rivals that of Jewish Mothers! Madigan is sure to have a tough day too. She is by far the youngest child in the family, so they will all be very excited to see her which is fine. But, when there are 50 people squeezing your face and speaking to you in Arabic, it gets a bit scary. She also always falls asleep in the car on the way to the promised land, so she will be shy for the first hour. The first one to offer her a Lindt Truffle and their high-heeled shoes will be the winner.
Make sure you all post pictures of your children in their Easter finest. It is too bad the weather is not likely to cooperate her in New England. 40 degrees does not make a perfect day for a Lilly dress! Enjoy your families, friends, and food!
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Around here it is snowing, Yes, that is right snowing. I left work and it was coming down pretty fast but turning into slush upon impact. Thankfully, our beloved Red Sox are not in town. That would make for an awful Fenway experience. Tonight's game will be great to watch to see if Josh Beckett has improved at all since last year. I know he had a great Spring Training, but the proof is in the pudding as they say. Tomorrow is the long awaited debut of the most expensive recent aquisition to the squad: Dice-K Unfortunately, most of us won't even be able to see it since the game is on at 2:10pm. Who, for the love of all that is good and holy, is that a good time for? A two year old just waking up from a nap? I could TiVo it, but I won't because by the time I can watch it, the details will be all over the news. Can you believe I have such problems? I guess I just have to be satisfied with the American Idol Results Show tonight. There is no telling what could happen!