Archive for the ‘Life is good’ Category



July 23, 2007

I don’t often check my stats page, but I do always notice that I get a bunch of traffic due to posts on Ethiopian Idol and the date in Ethiopia. Here’s the official Ethiopian Idol site.
If you are one of these people, I have another blog in which I babble on about my son adopted from Ethiopia:  Meet Dawit.

For the creepo who found my site through searching “smell little girls”…ewwww.  Go away.


Happy Birthday to me!

July 23, 2007

It’s nice when your birthday falls on a Sunday, it turns into more of a birthday weekend.  Went out to dinner Friday with John, dinner and margaritas with friends Saturday night, and a day picking blueberries and  hanging out with the family today.  My mantel is covered with sweet birthday cards and some beautiful flowers from a neighbor.

Been doing lots of lazy, fun summertime stuff–kiddie pool, slip-n-slide, day trips to the Cape and Block Island, and lots of playdates.

Our town is great for picking up cast-offs on the curb…today we found an old oak barrel that will translate nicely into a planter on our deck:

Also started pressing flowers and collecting containers for some fall/winter craft projects.  Never too early to start planning…


New idea

June 23, 2007

I’m sorting through some ideas about what to do with this blog.  I’m going to clean house a bit and change the feel and theme.  More to come.


Added to the blogroll

April 22, 2007

New additions in the blogroll:


Colin McEnroe:  To Wit

There are so many more.  Someday, really, I’ll get organized.

I am still considering how I will work out the two-blog issue.  I am certainly more dedicated to my family blog:  Meet Dawit.  I’m always feeling guilty about this neglected blog after putting several years into it.  We’ll just see how that works out.



February 13, 2007

Lily’s valentines for her teachers.  Inside are glass heart magnets she made.

Here are the butterfly valentines for her classmates:

She has remarkable patience for a 6-year old.  And she’s crafty!


NYC Fashion Week: RDC 2007

February 3, 2007

RDC 2007

Great show this year again…the program was upbeat and informative, very well done. It was a packed tent in Bryant Park, lots of famous people (I don’t recognize the celebrities who come to see the show, I only know they are famous because the crew of E! surrounds them in the front row). The women in the show I did recognize because their names were on the screen behind them. Lauren Hutton, Katharine McPhee, Kim Catrall, Mae Jamieson, Marlie Matlin, many more. Above is Miss Universe.

Also, there was no missing Laura Bush, there was a lot of hoopla and photo opps when she arrived. Lookie here! It’s me in the AP photo of Laura Bush attending the festivities! My big head is right behind the woman to the right of the first lady.


She was seated just a couple of seats in front of me. Her head is the one closest to the runway in this photo. I managed to resist the urge to tap her on the shoulder and question her spouse’s actions in any way.


I had a great seat, these (and above) are a couple of my photos:

After the show, I lunched with the real ladies in red, WomenHeart. We have some exciting plans going forward, and we are pleased with how the Red Dress Campaign is getting the word out.

Click here to see all the dresses and a video of the runway show.



December 17, 2006

Several hours after a conversation about a scene in a movie where a little girl’s appendix was removed….

“What if my stomach hurts so much that the doctors have to remove my independence?”