Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Weakness

Really, my weaknesses. M&M's (go figure) and a hand thrown mug. Put those two amazing things together and you get love in a bowl.
We never had little bowls of candy sitting out when I was growing up. It was only party time or when guests would stop in.
I can't wait to use this mug for hot coffee or's a great size and shape, more wide than tall.
I put this out the other day, and to my surprise, there are still a couple M's left. It is near my work desk, so I do filter the pilfer.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Dreams are Coming True on October 19th

I know, I know, it's just a chain restaurant.

To you, perhaps.

To me, it's chicken lettuce wraps and Chang's Spicy Chicken and Chocolate Dome dessert on a specifically designated Gluten Free menu.

And it's coming to Buffalo.

Meet me there, I'll be the one dancing on the table inhaling the lightly breaded, spicy, tangy chicken.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Julie and Julia - The Project

I had a lovely night out with my girlfriends the other day. We went out for a quick dinner and to see the movie about the JulieJulia Project. The movie was delightful. We laughed quite a bit, shunned at the ground meat inside a de-boned duck inside pastry, and I had another issue.

We settled into our seats with our $4.50 Diet Cokes and a $4.25 bottle of water. Out of my purse came a fresh bag of Dark Chocolate Raisinettes. Oh yum. It's the candy that makes you feel less guilty because you're eating raisins. And then came my 'issue'. The smell of the soap from the theatre bathroom was disgusting. It was a medicinal smell gone sour. I fondly referred to it as 'medical waste' smell, although I'm quite sure I've never smelled medical waste.

Despite my pending sinus issues with blocked airways, I have a keen sense of smell. And every time I brought those delectable raisins to my mouth, the medical waste smell accompanied it. Gross. I couldn't go wash my hands, I didn't bring my own soap. So, out of my purse came a pack of gum. A fruit type gum that the girls wouldn't even try, some coconut pineapple thing (like Fruit Stripe gum that doesn't lose it's flavor), which I rubbed on my hands. Anything to reduce that odor. I thought it worked, but not so much. I had to stop eating. But I digress.

The reason for this post (maybe I have ADD, can't ever focus on one thought here), is the Project. The blogging, the devotion that Julie had to see the project to the end and to not quit. More specifically to have a deadline. Without deadlines, things get set aside, the importance is lessened for projects without a deadline.

I can't tell you how many projects I have in different stages of completion. This is another project I hope to complete - perhaps next year. Right now, my project is to complete three purses in two weeks. One is mostly done, less the facial features and the other two are painfully slow conceptually. I have to get these done, so that I can make purses to sell this holiday season. No more falling asleep on the couch. No more putting it off.

3 purses; 14 days. Drying time doesn't count. They have to be in the washing machine by September 5th.

Hold me to it, Mr. Blog, you are the only thing that seems to work.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Winkers Pants Anyone?

My friend Claire sent me this link to cheer me up. I enjoy it. Now, if I can get my purses to wink, I'd be set!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Look Back through Photos

Some gas station near Chenango Valley State Park

My boys in a very steamy Butterfly Garden, Rochester's Strong Museum of Play

Flower from same Butterfly Garden