Friday, May 02, 2008

The Best News (cryptic version)

"we are turned around now, it's almost over"

Thursday, May 01, 2008

New York, New York

So okay it's only been a couple of weeks since the wedding but my new status as Mother-in-Law paves the way for me to descend upon the kids for Mothers Day Weekend. They asked me what I wanted for my birthday (which is the Thursday before Mothers Day) and I said Peace in the Middle East or Pizza in Midtown. I was joking. They took me up on it and are doing a weekend in the life of Mom eating her favorite foods. Knish at Katz Deli in the village, pizza (just about anywhere), hotdogs in midtown at Central Park, pretzels at Lincoln Center and they are surprising me with dinner somewhere near the Brooklyn Bridge. I can't wait. I always have a great time in NYC. Who wants to join me?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My New Challenge

I've been reading a blog called "The Daily Cheapskate" and blogs related to it. I've decided to try for one week not to buy lunch or dinner and not be wasteful by overcooking meals.

I feel good about yesterday and today so far. I'm eating whats in the fridge from the weekend. No more cooking binges either where I freeze 44 meals at once. I've found that we really get tired of the prepared food and we let it linger and it goes to waste. So fresh food daily, by careful planning, and eating up leftovers will stretch the food budget a long way.

I went to the organic food store this weekend and needed wheat bran flakes (which I sneak into my home made breads to up the fiber content) and for the package I usually pay $1.49 for in the grocery store I bought it loose and paid - get this - $.17. I paid for it with a quarter. How funny is that!

I'm also walking at lunchtime to do non-perishable shopping so I'm cutting down driving to the grocery store at least once a week by doing this and it lets me compare the different store prices.

Geez, I had to wait until I was 52 to figure this all out. I coulda been rich I tell ya.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Words to Live By

Give without remembering
Take without forgetting

Me, Randy, a very pregnant officiant and Kurt

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tiny Bubbles

The Beauties

Happiness Squared

My life is just filled with happiness and love lately. The wedding went so well I can't even begin to describe it. My life is full of friends, both old and new, who are so wonderful, they make me so happy.

Deb and Laura, thanks for not being shy and for jumping right in to the fray! Everyone thought you guys were lovely.

Julie, what can I say, you did above and beyond as friend of the MOG. My hair was exactly how I wanted it, you were exactly what I needed in many ways. Everyone just loved your party spirit!

Hopefully I will be able to post some pictures in about two weeks I think the photog said. (He was still talking about the reception!)

I still think the funniest part was the Brian sandwich. Turn in your rainbow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You've Got To Be Joking

Here's your future:

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

How Wild Is This!!!!

So the other day I joined a lottery club, you put in $5 each Monday and our leader buys the tickets each week for Wednesdays DC mega millions drawing. So far we've won $9, lol, not 9 million, 9 dollars. But hey, for someone who couldn't hit the floor if I fell out of bed, this is fun. Yeah yeah, it's all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out.

Also, go to so far I've won like crazy.

Have fun.

Chief the big brown bear has taken up bowling, with my mom's 10 lb bowling ball. It's hysterical watching him try and pick it up. He spent almost an hour last night pushing it all around the floor and growling at it. When I put it up on the counter to end the howling session he cried and cried until I put it back on the floor again. It's no use hiding anything, his greatest talent it finding stuff. Anyway, it almost made him less gay. BTW, my sister found me the greatest book ever, "How to Tell If Your Dog Is Gay".