Monday, October 29, 2007

Victory is Ours

And let the Rolling Ralley begin! What a whirlwind the last week has been. I can't even tell you how exciting it is to be a Red Sox fan today. Winning just does not get old. Mayah (mayor to those who don't have a Boston accent) Mumbles Menino has announced that the Rolling Rally 2 will commence on Tuesday. It kind of sucks that it is on a week day. I myself don't know if I can go. (It starts only a mile from my desk so I'll see what I can manage) I can understand that the players all want to get home to be with their families. I am sure Papelbon has something up his sleeve in the form of a victory dance. We are all breathless with anticipation. And just when we think there will be nothing left to get excited about, the Pats take on the Colts on Sunday!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mother's Day

Last night, Madigan had a sleepover at her friend Ella's house. I jumped all over the opportunity to schedule myself some treatments at our local day spa where I normally only stop in for pedicures. I started with a facial. I have one particular lady that I have been going to for my facials/waxing but her place is not open on Sunday, so I had to try someone new. (I hope Olga does not read my blog!) And because I tried someone new, I had to hear the whole sales pitch on why I need the most expensive facial on their menu of services and not just the regular old balancing facial Olga provides for me. I settled on a mid-priced one which is twice as much as Olga's. It was pretty good, the mask felt great, but the massage part seemed a bit too quick. My favorite part of the experience was where the girl told me I have beautiful skin. If that is so, why then did I need the $120 facial?????

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

Happy Birthday

As I mentioned, I did not get any new pocketbooks for my birthday. Instead, I got A New Car! I feel like Bob Barker right now. I used to drive a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. My husband leases his cars and was up for a new one. He knew he wanted a hybrid and ended up with the Lexus RX400h in black, so we almost match! I considered the Mercedes GL 450 but felt too "squished" inside as it is very narrow compared to what I have been used to. I saw this and it reminded me so much of my beloved Land Cruiser. I know it eats up gas, but I really feel like I can never go back to a car after driving SUVs for the last ten years. So far, it is great. One of the best features is that it has a backup camera so I can see what is right behind me. That gives Madigan's toys (and Madigan herself) a greater chance at survival!

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


yes, I stink at blogging. I am sorry to all of you who take the time to come on over. I will get better, I promise!

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

Shopping List

My Birthday was last week and I am trying to think about what I'd like to treat myself to. The Vineyard Vines catalogue was kind enough to arrive. They have some nice new totes that are perfect for Fall. I loved this one and it looks like the perfect size for everyday use. The herringbone entry is also worth mulling over. Anyone already pick one of these ladies up?

My Dream Purchase has always been a Louis Vuitton bag. Although, a part of me is hesitant about buying one because of all the faux bags out there. It just kind of makes them seem not so special. I love this: It is the Segur MM but I would choose black. I'll wait until November when I go to Aruba to see if they are available "duty free" there.