Monday, June 30, 2008

I was annoyed yesterday, but it passed pretty quickly. I cannot stay mad at Chris! Boys will be boys and all that. A bit of retail therapy with a friend helped sort me out and then we had a few hours together later so all was fine.

Happy it's a short week due to Fourth of July on Friday. Not got much planned other than a shindig at T & T's and something at Gina's as well. got to figure out what I am cooking.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm pissed off today. We went to a party yesterday afternoon which I had to drag Chris home from at midnight. As a consequence, he just got up and is no shape to do anything. I wanted to go to the beach, but it's too late for that and he's got plans to watch the Euro 2008 final at 3 p.m. which sort of leaves me out of the equation. I'm annoyed and hurt.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Catherine and I spent the day at the beach yesterday and really enjoyed ourselves. We laughed it up until my sides hurt.

It's warming up here quite a bit. Yuck.

Chris is back and I'm very happy about that. I've been feeling very low without him.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I am in a happy mood right now all because the saleswoman at Severino's our local Italian specialty store gave me a free ball of Mozzarella di Bufala! I asked the price and when she told me it was $8.00 for a 1/2 pound, I said no and she gave it to me and said "You know good food and you're a good customer. Take it!" Way to make my day. It just seemed like a lot of money for something that will be devoured so quickly. I am taking it to Lisa and Mike's and we're making a caprese salad.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our town has an online forum called Haddonfield Talks which I frequent on a daily basis, if only for the entertainment. I started reading it while I lived in Munich so I could keep up with the gigantic dog leash controversy which was currently brewing. It was "good value for money" as Chris likes to phrase it. There were actually over 200 posts on the pressing issue of dogs running off leash in a secluded public park. Hilarious! Yesterday, I posted about a crappy restaurant here in town and just about got railroaded into Cherry Hill (the adjacent town). Funny. Was tempted to get into a flame war with this one guy, but in the end decided that it wasn't worth my time arguing with someone who spelled tapas as "tappas". 'Nuff said. This town is great, but there are moments when I just want to shake my head or scream in silence!

Three months in and the Stitch 'n Bitch is going well. We've had a real mixed bags of folks and I genuinely enjoy that.

Okay, off to meet Joanna at Starbucks. I never go in there anymore, but she likes it so it'll be a change of pace from Tivoli, the new coffee shop in town.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another month and a half of no blogging except for the picture of all the wool I won from Ravelry. I need to figure out how to spin it or get someone to do it for me.

The trip was great. Busy as hell, but great. Lovely to see Mick and Suzanne get married. Mick's always been a real mensch in my mind and I am so happy he found someone like Suzanne, who is beautiful, smart, funny and nice and really appreciates him. Also wonderful to see Chris and Martina and sweet good natured baby Hugo. We hadn't seen them in three years and had never met Hugo so that was a real treat! And lastly, seeing our dear friends Lise and Richard with their newly born beautiful daughter Stella was great. We stayed with them and it was wonderful - Stella was a perfect angel - so so beautiful and often quite serene. She really responded to me and I got a lot of smile and giggles out of her which pleased me to no end.

Our friend Bev scheduled her big fortieth birthday bash for when we were there and that was a wonderful event. Bev's mum and dad are lovely fun people and I enjoyed spending time with them as they laughed at every third word out of my mouth!

We also saw the folks who introduced us - Jen and Paul and that was fun. We see them more often than the rest because of their local ties, but it still was nice.

We spent a good deal of time with Brian and Izzy and Lisa and Steve at the wedding and in the beer gardens. We saw both Alans - Graham and Jones - and their kids - a real treat as well as Rita and Greg and their angelic boy and girl. We saw Graham and Hans - another treat. We saw Gulsemin a few times - she's great - and Joanna and her boyfriend, and Steve Hastings. Chris saw Gary. Forgive me if I've left anyone out - I'm sure I have. My memory is fuzzy because it was a month ago and because most of out meetups were done under the influence of much booze.

I had a great weekend alone in Providence with Chris and we managed to get to Newport, which was all I thought it would be with its gilded age cliffside mansions. Years spent reading Edith Wharton and Henry James was good preparation. Loved it. Great food in Providence too. Yum.

Just sent our two latest visitors from England back home after a really booze soaked weekend which began on Thursday night with a fairly serious session at our house with our guests Colin and Clive who are friends with Chris from the early days in Munich and Peggy and John, who are always up for a tipple. The boys went into the city on Friday and we had a BBQ on Saturday night with a bunch of the usual suspects. It was an absolutely perfect night in the yard which went on for hours. Lots and lots of laughs.

Let's see if I can't jumpstart this blog. if I can't, I'm retiring.