Thursday, October 29, 2009

twist & shout

While walking the dog, I twisted my ankle on uneven sidewalk. Oh, yes, it was a twist & quiet shout. Couldn't walk, so I called my husband who was working at home, to pick me & coco up.

It's been an elevated leg w/lots of ice...I'm feeling trapped at home and rather useless.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Justice Harvard Style

I love to debate (my husband says argue) and have been reliving my college days vicariously through this:

Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do - with Michael Sandel

"Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world."

You can watch this Harvard course & participate in online discussion, etc @

Monday, October 19, 2009

Costume Time

What to be for Halloween.....
Making this for M:

Making this for W:
There most likely will be a color change.

Starting early, because I am "Murphy's Law".

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Appliance - devices used to prepare your child for braces with the intention that the braces won't have to stay on as long....

We heard about this today at W's dentist appt and an ortho consult is upcoming. He's really excited about this (NOT!)

What ever happened to getting your braces in 7th or 8th grade ?? Wear for 2 yrs and you're done? That's what I did. Have our teeth/mouths changed that much ?? Oh, the agony of regular ortho visits, one more thing to get to.

P.S. Show me the money.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Overdue Thanks

Thank you so much for the Kreativ Blogger award and please accept my apologies for not acknowledging this award sooner. I firmly believe in responding in a timely fashion and this slipped through the cracks.

Torch Lake Prep

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
  1. Fluent in Spanish.
  2. Played the clarinet in middle school.
  3. Don't like to be a passenger in a vehicle. I think it's a control thing :)
  4. Degree in Chemistry
  5. Do not like bananas.
  6. Addicted to Bejeweled - at least that's what my kids tell me.
  7. Read all the Harry Potter books.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they've been nominated.

I'm honoring each person who follows or comes upon my blog to take this award and run with it. Because by finding time to read and post on blogs you must be Kreativ!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

secret career

My secret careers have varied:

High School:
Forensic coroner
Thank you Quincy aka Jack Klugman

Anything on Wall Street, preferably Drexel Burnham Lambert
Thank you Gordon Gecko aka Michael Douglas
Thank you "Let's Make Lot of Money" by the Pet Shop Boys

Play on the LPGA tour
Don't know who to credit for these secret careers. I do get to play Librarian at my kid's school each Tuesday afternoon which I love. Play golf as often as I can, but definitely not LPGA material, unless I was a caddie...HMMM ??

Own a vineyard, there's a beautiful one for sale in Northern Michigan....

What's your secret career?

Monday, October 5, 2009

It was good!

Hubby and I celebrated our 16 year anniversary by dining at Roast which is owned by Iron Chef Michael Symon. The service was top notch without being stuffy and the food was delicious. I definitely ate too much, but it was the anniversary afterall.

Hubby and I usually only exchange cards, except for the majors (5, 10, 15 etc.) but I love to give gifts and I created a wordle for him and put it in a lovely matted frame. He hung it in his office!
If you don't know what a wordle is, check it out - I think they make such thoughtful gifts.

My beloved Michigan State Spartans beat Michigan in OT. It was a nailbiter as MSU v. UM games usually are. It doesn't matter who has the better record, this game always takes on a life of its own. This year State did it again, back to back wins against a tough U-M. SPARTY ON!

The family went to Church to celebrate World Communion Sunday. Later in the afternoon, we were supposed to participate in the Crop Walk, which raises money to help fight hunger around the world, but the weather was so rainy that we opted not to walk, but we still contributed our financial support. Watched Amazing Race, (do not like Lance - he's mean, thinking he may not have been able to bring his steroids on the trip) and of course Mad Men too. Does Betty hate her life ??