Monday, July 27, 2009

While You Were Sleeping

In the midst of cooking this lovely Greek recipe on Friday (with the addition of some cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Salt and pepper as the only seasoning in a Greek dish? PUH-LEESE.), my stomach decided that it was going to cramp up. HARD. Like, doubled-over-in-pain hard. My uber-kind husband decided that he would stay home from the much-anticipated Greek dinner with his semi-incapacitated wife instead of going to the festivities alone. So we tried to make the best of things. We ended up watching "While You Were Sleeping" (love Sandra Bullock!) and the hubs actually liked it! Of course, seeing it made me wish it was Christmas and that I could decorate the house...but that's for another post. Anyway, moral of the story is - I've got to keep encouraging the chick flick/rom-com watching since D's been OK with the ones we've watched so far. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009


I'm missing a few things about Paris:
1. Being able to walk downstairs and buy a fresh baguette every morning
2. This amazing pineapple sorbet
3. Being thisclose to amazing historical and cultural sites
4. The Metro (why don't we have one of these?!)
5. Giant meringues that I could also buy in the bakery
6. Great photo ops around every corner
7. French chocolate

Things I'm thankful for in the U.S.:
1. Air conditioning
2. Spacious bathrooms (and showers)
3. Reasonably-priced restaurants and items at the grocery store
4. My house with a yard and lots of green all around
5. That a good number of people actually pick up after their dogs (seriously, dog poop all over the sidewalks there)
6. And, of course, my doggies

Monday, July 6, 2009


Must stop finding cute things like EVERYTHING in this store on Etsy.