Thursday, May 18, 2006

Steal This Post Thursday Meme (better late than never!)

I got this idea from Michele, who stole it from Ethel.
Here are the directions:

"Go to Wikipedia and do a search for your birthday (day and month only, exclude the year).

Post three facts, two births and one death on your blog including the years."

Here are my results (for Jan. 23):
1533 - Anne Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.
1943 - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
1832 - Edouard Manet, French artist (d. 1883)
1957 - Princess Caroline of Monaco
1976 - Paul Robeson, American actor, singer, and social activist (b. 1898)

My Mother's Day Brunch

On Sunday my darling husband and children took me to the Princeton Hyatt for Mother's Day brunch. They did a fabulous job! We have been to other Hyatts for brunch, and they were very nice as well, but Princeton is just incredible!
One of the extremely cool things they offered was a children's room. They had craft projects, a few toys, and "Nanny McPhee" on a dvd player. It was great because if the kids felt like wandering off, they had something to do, and we were able to sit and relax over a cup of coffee a little longer than we would've been able to otherwise. Here's what they made for me:

I had a great day! When we got home, dh took the kiddies out to a really cool park for a couple of hours so that I could lay around and relax. I read my book, snoozed a little, life was sweet! :)

Woo Hoo, I'm being quoted!! :)

A big old thanks to Christopher Taylor for linking to Reformed Chicks Blabbing! We were chatting the other day about Barnes and Noble causing the demise of public libraries (well, not exactly!) and Chris thought we were pundit-like enough to link to us.
Yay! Visit his blog!! :)

Announcing Thrifty Thursday!!

What's your best money saving tip? Let's talk about our tightwad tendencies and favorite frugalities every Thursday!
Okay, I'll go first:
I save leftover hamburger buns in the freezer to use as a binder in meatballs and meatloaf.

What about you?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Now, a return to our regularly scheduled blogging....

Well, I'm back. Is anyone in the world bothering to look by now? I just really needed a break. Life sometimes gets in the way of the blog and then at other times the blog gets in the way of life. I'm not sure which was going on, but I'm back. Guess what happened? Someone sent a spam comment. Lucysomebodyorother was offering us a chance to get a degree over the Internet. From someone who sends spam to other people's (all but abandoned) blogs?
I mean, Great Wall of China, who would ever fall for that???!!!!

Tomorrow is Mother's Day here in the U.S. You know what I'd like best of all? Well, you know, world peace and everything....but after that I'd just like an entire day to sit and read and sip coffee-centered drinks and maybe get some sushi, and just chill out in solitude.
We'll see what tomorrow brings, hmmmmmm????