Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday, Lilly Pulitzer! (gotta love garnet hill)

So has everyone received their latest 'growing up with garnet hill' catalog?!?! The kids' spring vacation one with all the bright colored, fun loving, delicious, adorable spring and summer clothes in it?! Well......if you haven't, RUN to the website and sign up to get one. Or you could browse online and save a tree. But there is something to be said about being able to page through the beautiful prints and bright colors of the catalog pages - especially when you are without an Internet connection. And then there's all those dog-eared pages of my wish list. Ahhhh. Just what I needed on this subzero winter day. Thank you, Garnet Hill and here's to many more Lilly (we love the fact you are now available through garnet hill)!

making my wish list as I type,

(photo courtesy of garnet hill)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby, It's COOOOOLD Outside!

Well hello and Happy New Year! I see my last post was *gasp* August of....2007?! How can this be?! Where has the time gone?! Yeah, I ask myself that question every day while transferring things from my TODAY TO DO LIST to TOMORROW'S TO DO LIST. I'm sure there are a few things from August 2007 that are still being transferred to today's list. Yeesh. I'm going to try to maintain this blog as best as possible; that's all that matters, right?! I'm aiming for that '10' for effort. And seeing that gymnastics just isn't my thing (except maybe the floor routine - remember the side yard in the summer, Susie?) - anyway, this would be my best shot at earning a '10'. Oh, and if you could all line up behind a table and write '10' on cardboard and then slowly reveal them, that would be the icing on the cake. But, I digress...

Speaking of icing...this morning came abruptly at 6:15 a.m. (considering bedtime was at 2:45 a.m. - there's something hypnotic about watching the school closing scroll at the bottom of the screen) with the power going out throughout the house. Normally this wouldn't be any big deal, but today the high temperature here is zero. Yes, you heard right, the high is zero. at 6:15 a.m. that put us (insert sarcasm here) 'warmly' at a -14 degrees with a -35 degree windchill. Hubby and I looked at each other in bed and leapt out with that 'oh my gosh' adrenaline rush we've ALL experienced (I know you know what I'm talking about) and ran to see if the rest of our neighbors have been affected. As if that would matter if they weren't - we would still be affected, but would at least have a place to take refuge if need be.

By this time, the power is back on and things are beeping and blinking. Standing in the kitchen and turning on the coffee maker, I remember the Yahoo article, 'Big coffee drinkers hallucinate more: study', I read last night before getting into bed about excessive coffee consumption and hearing voices in your head. I glance up to read the thermometer in the window which obviously doesn't register below zero temps so it is showing LO. In my head, I hear in a Samuel L. Jackson voice, 'Awww...H*LL no!' as if the thermometer is speaking to me. I start laughing and think, wow, I only drink one cup a day...just imagine what I would hear if I drank the seven they say may cause the voices and hallucinations. I don't think I'm going to test it.

Please send us all the warm wishes you can - we need it here! The closest I've gotten to warmth today was watching Elmo's Summer Vacation this morning with my daughter. At least this way, I didn't get any sand in places I didn't want.

warm regards,