Monday, November 14, 2011

Falling Over

I cannot believe it is the middle of November already. Time is flying by too quickly. We had a nice, hot summer here in Boston with lots of swimming and bbq'ing. On the homefront, things are fine. Working, school, homework, the usual. We are off to Aruba next week for Thanksgiving. I need to let Madigan's teacher know that she will be "sick" next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (yes, I am clairvoyant). Hopefully, this will not be a problem. I don't hesitate to take her out of school to travel because she never misses school for being sick. We have been blessed with a very healthy child and she has never missed a day due to illness.

Madigan turned 9 at the end of October. I cannot believe how mature she has gotten. She is still a Diva who loves to sing, dance and shop. In fact, her birthday party was a Shop Till You Drop Party. We rented a limo to take the girls shopping at the Mall. They were each given some $$$ to buy what they wanted. This worked out great as whatever they bought = their party favor. I always hate
wasting money on party favors that likely hit the garbage within days. Candy is a terrible option at this time of year
since the Halloween candy is everywhere. They all had a great time......"Best Party Ever"

(picture #1 with Siamese cat on graphic tee, picture #2 with real Siamese cat)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a lovely and relaxing Mother's Day yesterday. Madigan and I went to Cape Cod with her BFF to watch her dance her Irish Step at a feis. My Mother and Sister were in the same area, so we all went to dinner together on Saturday night at a place named Acapulco's. It was great and we had a lot of laughs.

Sunday morning, we came home and Madigan made me the nicest card. The best part is that she made it as a money card complete with a folder for the $5 bill she enclosed. It was such a sweet gesture for her to make and I got a good laugh out of it too.

Then it was time to go to dinner and we had reservations for Morton's. Madigan did not want to go there. Instead, she went over to Molly's house and had pizza with their family while we had delicious steaks and no one to whine at the table. Now it is back to the daily grind of fighting to get her out of bed and up and ready for school. Maybe it was all a dream!

I hope all you moms out there had a great day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Please Please Tell Me Now......

They are back!!!!! My all time favorite band is performing tonight in Boston and I will absolutely be there!! I haven't missed a show since the 1980's. The band has gone through many changes since their heyday, but their music can still get you up and out of your seat.

The venue is The Royale Boston. I used to frequent the building back in my swinging 20's when it was The JukeBox. I am interested to see how intimate the room is. The last time I saw The Boys was at the Agganis Arena at Boston University and that was a great show because every seat was a good one. They have a new album out called All You Need Is Now It has some really great songs on it. So far, I love The Man Who Stole a Leopard (love the title of that one too) and Leave a Light On. That last one is remniscent of Save a Prayer. My all time favorite song of Duran Duran's is actually The Reflex. I have it as my ringtone right now too!!

I had actually always planned on marrying Simon Le Bon but thought he was too old for me as the 12 year age difference was quite considerable when I was 14. The irony is that I married The Doc and he is 17 years older than me. I guess I have always had a thing for older men!

The concert will also be exciting because we are bringing Madigan. She has no idea and I don't plan to tell her what we are doing until we get there. When I last went to see them, she was very curious about where I was going and wanted to hear the songs I would be hearing live. Since then, she has become a fan.

I'll post my review. For now, I'll leave you with some pics from the last time I was in Simon's presence......

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I Scream, You Scream.....

Run, don't walk to your nearest Ben & Jerry's icecream shop today to get your free scoop of icecream!!! No coupon needed and you get to choose your flavor. Now the hard part, will it be Triple Caramel Chunk, Dubliner Mudslide, Cookiedough, .......

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Tidings

Now that it has finally (?) stopped snowing here in Boston, the next wave of weather will be crazy Spring Showers. We've already had a few good rain storms and some thunder! You might think that living in New England my whole life would make me a prepared person, but no. I don't own a raincoat and my rain boots have sitting outside my office door for the last year and only worn twice. I bought some great Hunter wellies for Madigan back in January. We got the zebra sock inserts so she could wear them during the cold. Unfortunately, we now only have one boot. She somehow lost the other one although she claims she didn't. I have been trying to find her another pair of boots but refuse to pay for the Hunters again. Today, I got an email from LL Bean for $10 off my order. Look what I found:

How cute are these???? They are the LL Bean Puddle Stompers and the price is good too $29.50. Madigan has loved sea turtles since pre-K when the class mascot was Sally the Sea Turtle. I will have to get final approval from the Diva herself but these could be a keeper!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shake and Bake

Happy New Year everyone!!! The Holidays came in went in a complete blur. The house is still a mess with pine needles, ribbons, and toys that come with way too many pieces.

Madigan and I both had a Merry Christmas and got what we wanted from Santa:

Now we just need to get cooking! I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2011!