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Friday, October 31, 2008

Been Tagged--Random

I have been tagged by my friend, Deb...
5 Random things--I have done this one before, so I apologize if I repeat myself, but I still love doing "tags".

1. I love Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I bought lots and lots before moving to the UK and I am almost out!!
2. I have flown planes, sold drugs (pharmaceuticals!) and taught teens before becoming a mom.
3. I admit to loving facebook for reconnecting with friends that I haven't seen in years. I have made new friendships with people that I knew before, but am enjoying them even more now.
4. I am contemplating whether or not to add to the family...
5. I want (kind of a lot) to learn to speak Spanish fluently.

If you read this and want to play, you are tagged.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Things I love OCT 08

1. The smell of homemade refried beans in my kitchen.

2. Roasting Pumpkin Seeds after Carving Pumpkins.

3. Having your kid put himself down for nap.

4. Cozy fall weather and that it gets dark early.

5. Playing online games with your family while you are far away from each other. (Mobster on myspace)

6. Finally feeling like a trip on the Tube (The Underground Subway) isn't a completely exhausting event.

What are you loving right now??

Monday, October 27, 2008

What's in your Purse?

Inspired by Elsie's blog, I emptied my purse and this is what you will find.
1. My bag--got it at Portabella Market for 2 pounds. I plan on embroidering something colorful on it at some point in the future.
2. Umbrella--always needed on even the sunniest day.
3. Chopsticks--Just purchased this weekend in Chinatown. I had 2 mismatched ones before and Tate borrowed them as drumsticks.
4. Pink Phone--coverage sucks, but I can't part with its cuteness.
5. Pink Wallet
6. Indestructable Target Sunglasses
7. Pink iPod
8. Little Notebook-Directions, Inspiration, phone numbers, etc
9. Puffs-for Tate's snotty little nose
10. Water-another essential'd be surprised how thirsty you get walking everywhere.
11. Ziploc Bag with Extra Tate clothes
12. Gum
13. Hand Sanitizer
14. Lipglosses and Aquafor

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Greenwich, Crafts and Cookies

This weekend we took a Boat Tour on the Thames from Westminster to in the Greenwich Meridian. We went to the outdoor market there where I promptly buried my pack lunch in my bag in exchange for an awesome freshly made falafel.

We also found this unique game store of both the vintage and current variety.
Who doesn't love the feel of running your hand through a bunch of marbles??
My friend, Ladonna, and I went to a Craft Fair in the Somerset House. "Craft Fair" is a misleading title, considering the high end, extremely detailed works of art that we saw. They also had an interactive exhibit in the middle where you wrote your thoughts on gifting on a ribbon and added it to this huge structure.

I had to end the weekend by making these. I was inspired to try a new recipe. I tried the Williams-Sonoma sugar cookie recipe that uses cream cheese. OK tasting, but not as good as my standard recipe. The cookies keep their shape very well, which I guess is the trade off.

I'll post both recipes later, as I am too lazy to walk downstairs right now!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our weekend with Thomas (the Tank Engine)

Amazing...I totally teared up. Now we are home snuggled in with the sniffles. I hope you are having a good week.
Oh, and my ATCs are ALMOST done, to all those I owe a card :)

Monday, October 06, 2008


My friend, Paula is hosting a Halloween/Thanksgiving ATC swap. Here is the link to find out more info. The deadline for mailing them to her is OCT 24!!

Here is one of Paula's creations:

I personally can't wait. This is my first big swap.

Visit from Courtney

Sorry I haven't posted much this week. We had our friend, Courtney, in for a visit. We ran around all weekend, ending with a horrible trip to Ikea where everyone else in London had decided to go all on the same day. It was like Wal Mart at Christmas...

I did find these cool lights that are battery powered, though. You can put them anywhere.
I am loving the fall weather and hoping that we find a reason to dress up for Halloween. Still not sure if they trick-or-treat around here. What are you going to be for Halloween? (or your little ones?)