A big thank you to Martha Stewart for inviting me back on her show. Always a blast. As well as the Today Show for featuring my products yesterday. And to all of you who saw and wrote me. Very fun. And I so appreciate the support.
Love this image. And the quote seems true enough. I love color, and yet, at times, feel like I only use it in safe doses in my home. Lame. I was very brave(for me) and painted an entire room and entry hall in downpipe, a black/blue color. It is dramatic and warm at the same time. Have you painted a color you adore lately? If so, share, girl!
If so, please come over. We will have soup on this cold, rainy Wednesday, you will fix my shelves, and then we will go see Never Let Me Go. Sound good? Can your husband pick up my kids? If so, we will then sneak into Waiting for Superman. Really want to see both of these.
So, I am an avid reader. Fair statement. Always have two or three books going. The thought of a kindle never sounded appealing, although the weight fees on airlines make me have to be quite choosy these days. Annoying. Anyhow, long story, MAC user since I was 18, coveted the ipad from a year before it came out, but to be honest, could not justify a use for it. At that price. Well, enter my papa who heard this news and surprised me with one. Amazing. I cannot pry it away from my husband, it is cool at a level even I could not have imagined, but here is the kicker. I LOVE reading on it. I know. I even wrote that in a whisper. Can't believe it. It will never replace a conventional book for me, ever, but I have to say it really is nice and I can find a place for it as well. All of you skeptics(like I was) of electronic books, have you tried it? Just curious.
So this is the new thing? The new must have color treatment? I am finally oh-so trendy as this is what my hair looks like when I delay going to the salon too long and my mom says I look all washed out. Not a compliment. Promise.
What do you think? And don't get all intoxicated with the faces because they DO NOT come with average hair.
Really busy with work, back verrrrrrrry soon, but in the meantime, I seem to be baking more cakes than I have ever made n my life. It seems to make my teenagers five again(oh,how I wish), so as long as they will help, giggle and be happy, I will be baking. I will also weigh 467 pounds, BUT, my sweet cakes are never this pretty. What is your favorite cake/cupcake recipe?
Hard to believe it, but Halloween is around the corner. Mine are too old to trick or treat(lump in my throat just saying it), but we go all out trying to scare the hell out of all of those who do. Not sure they are as into it anymore(another gulp), but I am looking for some white pumpkins this weekend to get started.
Quite some time ago, I wrote a post about the interesting word verification system. I was new to blogging and found many computer generated words amusing. And while the novelty quickly wore off and became more of an annoyance, there are still a few instances that seem spot on for the day I am having. Like today.
Living with too many teenagers can be described with many adjectives, and amusing would be one. But the one that best describes a Summer with them is annoying. Not them being annoying, you see, but them being with US, the parents. I am one of the most annoying human beings on earth. Saying good morning to them can bring such an angry glare it is hard to describe. You can only imagine what "How was the movie?" might warrant. Those of you that have some, or even one, know what I mean. Now, to be fair, just as quickly as the "you are a moron glare" comes, is how fast a random hug, smile, or an actual compliment may come your way from these moody beasts. DO NOT BE FOOLED! It is a trap. As soon as you smile in return, you've set up a shark-near-blood scenario and you will pay. You think you will eventually learn this, but you do not. I do not have an answer as to why.
So back to the word verif. My youngest has decided that the overly used "probs" is her new favorite word. It is hard to relate because they sound, well, like idiots. Want some cereal, sweet? Probs? Are you going to shower later? Probs? Are you going to force this word forever? Probs. She told the pediatrician that her migraines are "probs" worse during volleyball practice. He looked very confused( he is about 89) and I am told later I smirked, which was a no-no ( annoying and not cool), but my defense was she sounded like a dork. She said that advice coming from someone who used the word dork was quite a stretch. Maybe.
But I may have found a new word thanks to the word verif system and it is being debuted here. You see. Blogging is NEVER a waste of one's time
Indif. When this was my word verif today on Liza's blog it practically jumped off the page. What do you think? I am going to use it this morning as soon as one of them asks me which bathing suit they should wear to the pool, only to look at me with disgust when I somehow pick the wrong one. Instead of choosing, I am gong to say, "I'm indif. They are both great." I know the response will be the stare, but I don't care because while I will be "so annoying", more importantly, I will be amused. As my 14 year old probs doesn't know the word indifference, she will be stumped, but act cool, giving me a quiet sense of satisfaction, which is what I go for these days. It is a big part of the puzzle in keeping my sanity. Staying amused, and quietly letting them know I still know a thing or two more than they do. These are tough times(screw the economy, live with four teens for a week and then talk to me about depression), but they too shall pass. Every so often when stumped, they look a little child like and I can see them again, and it is a quiet sense of relief. They are still in there. Though it is impossible to believe, I will one day ache for this stage like I do for the rest of the stages that have gone by so quickly. Well, this stage may be a stretch, but you get the point. And even though they seem like another life form, we are not really all that different. I mean, let's be honest. "Probs" probably came from a mom who was too exhausted from the mental warfare to finish the word.
We'll see how it goes. But in my mind, I will look like this when I am saying it.
Amazingly cool piece of wall art. Can you imagine the effort this puppy took? I can't finish knitting a scarf I started a year ago. Also cool is my guest post today, I must have books on the brain again, over at Ally's. Come see me there.
...it is yes, yes, yes. I have always fantasized of having a home built around a courtyard where all of the interior rooms open to the courtyard. I stayed in a hotel in Aix many years ago and it had such life because it was designed that way. This is a bit different, as the pool is in the center, but I think it is gorgeous all the same.....and could make do.