Monday, September 28, 2009

on the road again

Seasons change...

Well, it is officially fall once more in New England (and everywhere in the northern hemisphere, I suppose). Fall is a complicated season -- even if it's your favorite time of year, it always triggers just a bit of nostalgia, and signals change. For Pete and me, fall also means it's time to get back on the road. In fact, my husband just returned yesterday from an extended trek through the wilds of upstate NY.

Conveniently, our travel often overlaps, so I headed out to NY with him at the beginning of the trip to meet up with these lovely ladies....

Adventures in the Finger Lakes.
Please note Katie's delicious libation.
[Note: I am missing Shelley, Lisa and Mrs. R, but can't wait to see you soon!]

So, the travelogue has begun! Next up, I'm catching a plane to meet up with Pete in Atlanta to celebrate T's nuptuals. Later, he'll be chasing me to New Orleans where we'll spend a few days. Then, there is some talk of an international jaunt to end the travel season, but we shall see. Frequent flier miles will only get you so far...

Busy, busy, but in a really good way. Hope to have some interesting stories to tell.


Friday, September 25, 2009

the rundown

Here's what I'm going to do today:
  1. Drop my brown boots off to be re-heeled.
  2. Pop in here and here.
  3. Consider buying myself flowers, and then not buy myself flowers.
  4. Eat either Cheerios or tofu for dinner depending on how motivated I am. If I eat Cheerios, I drink tea. If I eat tofu, I get white wine. Hmmm.
  5. Watch the season premiere of Ghost Whisperer. Yes, really.
  6. Paint my toenails.

Can you tell I'm solo this week?


Thursday, September 17, 2009

done to death...

Totally feeding into a ridiculous frenzy, but is civility really dead?

This made me go, heeeeeee.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

made in france


My parents very, very kindly gave Pete and me quite a special pot for our anniversary. In fact, calling it a "pot" doesn't do it justice.

The appropriate vessel for your moules.

Do you like our new light?
They are all the rage in these parts...

We marked the first cooking with champagne, of course. [Note: I am not capitalizing "C", as it was really a sparkling Loire, and I just learned on NPR or some such outlet that you can commonly use "c"hampagne to describe sparkling wine and "C"hampange is the real stuff. How stuck up am I? Whatever, it was on NPR so it must be true.]

Pete's recent encounter with the Silver Fox has inspired him to attempt a cassoulet. Perhaps a 3-day cassoulet. Who knows? Craziness may ensue.

Thank you, M&D.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

a good spot

Pete thought this would be a good, safe place
to park the car last night...

Happy Tuesday,