Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We just got back from four days in Orlando, home to Disney, Sea World and lots of strip malls. This was Madigan's 5th time at Disney and the magic has not worn off yet! She still enjoys stalking the characters for autographs, loves It's A Small World, The Carousel, and The Dumbo ride and will not under any circumstances go into the Haunted House. The weather was not so cooperative the first few days and it did literally rain on our parade! I surprised Madigan and the Doc by having one of my best friends meet us for two days. She recently moved to Clearwater and is a nurse at Tampa General Hospital. She became Madigan's new best friend. She had to hold Stephanie's hand, had to sit next to Stephanie on the Mickey Bus, had to ride with Stephanie on each of the rides. It was great to have extra help!

We also decided to try something new this year and went to Sea World since Stephanie had her car with her. I had not been to Sea World since 1988. We loved it! They were celebrating Halloween and had lots of Trick or Treat stations set up along the park. Madigan is in love with polar bears so she had her face painted with one. We got Shamu'd at the Shamu show by sitting in the "Soak Zone" The Doc could not understand why we would want to sit there. I have such fond memories of sitting in the front row with my brother, sister and Dad. It rained a lot there too but it did not damper our fun!

It was a very successful trip and I am looking forward to our next Disney adventure which will likely be the cruise sometime next year!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Sorry that I have not been blogging lately. I came into work last week and this was all I saw on my computer screen. Don't get me wrong, I love to look at pics of my cutie pie, but where the hell are all the desk top icons? Where the hell is the start button? My poor computer was very sick. Some kind of evil virus destroyed my lifeline! Our IT guy came to the rescue and installed a new harddrive, transferred over my files, and brought us all back to life!

It has been a hectic few days, had Madigan's family/friend's birthday party last Saturday, went to the Boston Ballet's production of Cinderella, celebrated the Red Sox come back and then lamented their Game 7 loss. Lots of stuff that I will fill you all in on in the next few days.

Tomorrow is Madigan's 6th Birthday. I cannot believe how quickly the time goes by. All of you bloggers with little babies and toddlers, hold on to it all. In no time they will be hitting you up for money and rides!
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Girl Meets Italian Greyhounds

Madigan and I were roaming the mean streets of Boston the other day when we came across this gang (two) of Italian Greyhounds. Now you all know another one of our favorite bloggers has a Superstar Italian Greyhound named Monty After reading all about his exploits over the last couple of years, I knew these guys would be a load of fun to play with and watch. Their owner was amazing and let Madigan hang with the guys for a while. They were quite gregarious and loved all the attention and don't get me started on how much they loved mugging for the camera!! It is times like these that I almost give in to Madigan's daily "When can I get a dog?" question. They we go to New Hampshire for an entire day and I remember why we don't. We did not come home to a house with dog poop or a mess to clean up!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My creation

My creation, originally uploaded by dmmlandcruiser.

I just started trying to figure out all the cool things I can do with my pictures on Here is something I found today: you can create a puzzle out of a photo. You can just create it or if you wish, you can even order the real puzzle! This might be a great thing to tell Santa about. Never too early to start that Holiday Wish List!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Gall of Some People (Actually One Person!)

Look at this adorable face. Do you recognize Him? How could one person destroy this amazing guy's life and the joys that several people have found in his company? Nevermind the ones who are still waiting to meet him in person. It is shameful that a blogger begged to be named one of his hostesses and has been so careless with him. Monkey must be freed!