Saturday, November 24, 2007

Caps 5 / Carolina 2

Baby Bee started to cry as soon as we sat down. Screamed from the National Anthem on. We left after the first period, and watched the rest on TV.

Undefeated under Bruce Boudreau (who Tom is sure was seperated at birth from Dr. Bunsen Honeydew ).

Friday, November 23, 2007

Caps 4 / Flyers 3

First overtime win of the season. Baby-Bee says that she would like to attend a game. Corner Turned?

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Just a short note to wish my readers (I think that we are up to 6) a Happy Thanksgiving. Tom and I are very lucky and blessed to have such good and supportive Friends and Family in our lives.

I have many things to be thankful for this year;

Bean and Bee are strong, healthy, and smart. They are both growing up so quickly I feel like I am missing their childhoods, even though I am with them everyday. Over the past year they have become kind, funny, and articulate people. I like them.

Tom and I started dating 12 years ago today. Meeting him was a blessing. Marrying him was the smartest thing I ever did. He makes me laugh at least 5 days a week. That's really cool.

My parents are amazing and I get to see them every day. I have had several good friends for well over 25 years. My list could keep going ................. but I will spare the casual reader my sappy commentary. So, on a lite note ............

THE CAPS FINALLY FIRED HANLON. That makes me grateful. I just hope that they didn't throw this season by not doing it earlier. The associated press said that "Hanlon was told of the decision a day after loud boos and chants of "Fire Hanlon!" echoed through the arena." I am proud to have been one of those chanters. Bye Bye Bye.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Another thing to be grateful for .......................

With the 20 minutes that I have had to myself this week, I decided to spend a few of them scouring the Internet for things to be grateful for. Certainly there are MANY reasons for me to be grateful ................... and I will most likely find myself blogging them sometime this weekend. I was looking for something simple, a "lemons into lemonade" type of grateful.

LOOK NO FURTHER THEN THE REALITY TV BOARDS ...........................

I, am grateful for the Writers Guild of America strike!


Because, CBS is reportedly preparing to bring Big Brother back as early as February! No need to wait till after 4 July when Ground Hog Day will due!

It is a Christmas Miracle!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's Coming, It's Coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Click here to see me as an Elf.

Ho Ho Ho !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Now it makes sense ..............

Years of infertility,
8 months of nausea,
labor and;
a full year with no sleep.............................
It was MORE then worth it!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I am grateful for my children because ...............

Mamablogga has inspired me to contribute another submission. Her November writing group project is "I am grateful for my children because ...............

There is NO WAY to put into words the way that the girls complete me or all of the ways that they have changed me for the better. Before I was a mom, I was only 1/2 a person. I didn't know it a the time, but now it is obvious. I am grateful hundreds of times a day for the joys that the Ms. Bean and Baby Bee bring to my life, far more to calculate for this essay challenge.

Today is November 8, 2007 (Happy Birthday Tom, I adore you!) and over he past 12 hours I have been grateful for my children because ................................

20) Because of the Joy on Ms. Beans face when her dad let her pick his "tie of the day".

19) Because of the way that Baby Bee smiles when she is admiring her big sister.

18) Because in their world, cardboard flavored Pizza for dinner is ALWAYS a good idea.

17) Because when Ms. Bean is arguing with me in the mornings over what she is going to wear, I secretly know it is because she wants to spend a few more minutes with her mom before daycare.

16) Because if the innocent way that they "mother" baby-puppy and stripey kitty.

15) Because they don't care about the "mommy wars", they love me because I am there Mom.

14) Because without them next to me, I would look funny reading "Amelia Bedila"

13) Because of the special "letters and cards" they made for us at Susie's house.

12) Because of the Joy they give to Susie and Papa (and vice versa, but that is a different essay topic)

11) Because without them, I never would have seen Dora Saves the Mermaid.

10) Because it is still amazing to hear "I love you mommy" and I get to hear it regularly.

9) Because Baby Bee makes me believe in Miracles

8) Because Tom has been happier during his past 4 birthdays then he was in the previous 38 combined.

7) Because all I need to do when I am going blind reading reports, is look at the picture of Bean and Bee on my desk and my whole day gets brighter

6) Because no one plays the guitar like Baby Bee

5) Because Ms. Bean still asks for "X marks the spot, very quietly with one finger"

4) Because our marriage is just better with the girls in our lives

3) Because my morning drive to work includes conversations around clouds, the sun, and Plants. It used to be just me and Howard Stern. This is healthier.

2) Because being a mom makes me a better person, and,

1) Because at no point have either of my children ever requested a Power Point Presentation

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cookie Baking Made Easy!

It is never to early to start thinking about your holiday baking, especially is I am on your list. My friend Jeanne sent me an e-mail comprised of the following hyper-links. ENJOY!

Just click on the name of the cookie and bam- the recipe is there. Good to keep handy 1-2-3 Cookies 7 Layer Cookies Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Almond Crescent Shortbread Amish Sugar Cookies Andies Candies Cookies Angel Crisps Angenets Applesauce Cookies Apricot Fold-Overs Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems Bakeless Dream Cookies Banana Drop Cookies Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Biscotti Biscotti Blueberry Cookies Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies Bronwnies Brown Sugar Shortbread Brownie Cookies Brownie Delight Brownies Buccaneer Snowballs Buried Cherry Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Nut Balls Butterballs Butterscotch Haystacks C.O.P. Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cookies Caramel Shortbread Cheesecake Brownies Cherry Buns Cherry Crowns Cherry Winks Chewies Chewy Noels Chinese Chews/Haystacks Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Meltaways Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Christmas Trees Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares Chocolate Crinkles Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake) Chocolate Snowball Cookies Chocolate Streusel Bars Chocolate Sundae Cookies Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars Choco-Scotch Crunchies Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe Christmas Crackers Christmas Crunch Bars Christmas Ginger Snaps Christmas Macaroons Christmas Mice Cookies Christmas Shaped Cookies Church Window Cookies Coconut Cookies Congo Squares Cookie in a Jar Corn Flakes Cookies Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal) Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling Crème De Menthe Chocolate Squares Crème Wafers Crescent Cookies Crispy Crunchies Date Nut Balls Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies Disgustingly Rich Brownies Doodles Double chocolate chip cookies Double-Chocolate Crinkles Eatmore Cookies Eggnog Cookies Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies Elves Quick Fudge Brownies Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Emily's Best Brownies Famous Oatmeal Cookies Firemen Cookies Fluffy Shortbread Cookies Forgotten Cookies Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies Fruit Cake Cookies Fruitcake Squares Fry Pan Cookies Gems Ginger Cookies Ginger Crinkles Gingerbread Baby Gingerbread Cookies with Butter Cream Icing Gingerbread Men Gingerbread Men Ginny's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Glory's Golden Graham Squares Glory's Sugar Cookies Gramma Chapman's chocolate coconut drops Grandma Elsie's Zimt (cinnamon) Cookies Grandma J's Butter Cookies Grandma Olson's Parkay Cookies Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies Gum Drop Cookies Gumdrop Gems Haystack Cookies Ho-Ho Bars Holiday Cereal Snaps Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies Holiday Raisin Walnut Bars Holly Cookies Hungarian Cookies (Little Nut Rolls) Ice Box Cookies Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Jacob's Peppermint Snowballs Jam Bars Jessica's Famous Brownies Jessie's Chocolate Chip Cookies Jubilee Jumbles Juliet's Peanut Butter Blossoms Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies Kentucky Colonels Kiefle (cream cheese cookies with jam filling) Kifflings Kiss Cookies Lacy Swedish Almond Wafers Lemon Angel Bar Cookies Lemon Bars Lemon Cake Cookies Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Lemon Squares Linzer Tarts Log Cabin Cookies Luscious Lemon Squares M&M Cookies Magic Cookie Bars Melt in Your Mouth Cutout Sugar Cookies Melting Shortbread Meme's Cream Cheese Cookies Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies Mincemeat Cookies Mincemeat Goodies Molasses Cookies Molasses Forest Cookies Molasses Sugar Cookies Mom Mom's Crescent Cookies Mom-Mom's Ginger Cookies Mom's Nutmeg Sugar Cookies Mom's Old Fashion "Puffy" Sugar Cookies Monster Cookies Moravian Christmas Cookies Nana's Famous Soft Southern Cookies Nitey Nite Cookies No Bake Chocolate Cookies No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Cookies No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies No-Bake Cookies Norwegian Sugar Cookies Nut Balls Oatmeal Bars Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies Oatmeal Coconut Crisps Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal Scotchies Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Dunk Ooey Gooey Squares Orange Slice Cookies Parking Lot Cookies Peanut Blossoms Peanut Butter Bars Peanut Butter Blossoms Peanut Butter Cereal Cookies Peanut Butter Chewies Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut butter fingers Peanut Butter Reindeer Peanut Butter Surprises Peanut Marshmallow Cookies Pecan Puff Cookies Peppermint Snowballs Peppernuts Persimmon Cookies Persimmon Cookies Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins Pfeffernuesse Pffefferneuse Cookies Pineapple Filled Cookies Pizzelles Potato Chip Cookies Potato Flake Cookies Praline Cookies Praline Strips Pterodactyl Nests Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Bars Pumpkin Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Cookies Queen Biscuits Quick Cookies Raised Sugar Cookies Raisin Filled Oatmeal Bars Raspberry Meringue Bars Really Peanutty Butter Cookies Reese`s Brownies Reese's Peanut Butter Bars Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies Rich Lemon Bars Ricotta Cheese Cookies Royal Almond Christmas Bars Rudolph Cinnamon Cookies Russian Tea Cookies Russian Teacakes Samantha & Kelsey's Chocolate Chip Cookies Sand Art Brownies Santa Claus Cookie Pops Santa Claus Cookies Santa's Butterscotch Melts Santa's Shorts Santa's Special Squares Scotch Cakes Scotch Shortbread Scotcharoos Scotcheroos Seven Layer Cookies Short Bread Cookies Shortbread Skor Squares Snicker Doodle Cookies Snickerdoodles Snickerdoodles Snow Balls Sour Cream Apple Squares Sour Cream Christmas Cookies Special K Cookies Spice Cookies Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Spritz Cookies Stained Glass Window Cookies Stir & Drop Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies Swedish Pepparkakor (Pepper Cake) Cookies Swedish Sugar Cookies Sweet Marie's Swiss Treats Taralle (Italian Cookies) Tea Time Tassies Texas Brownies The Best Shortbread in The World Thumbprint Cookies Thumbprint Cookies Toffee Squares Traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies Triple-Chocolate Chip Cookies Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Vanilla Waffer Balls Walnut Butter Cookies Walnut Crumb Bars White Chip Chocolate Cookies Wild Oatmeal Cookies Will's Famous Apple Jack Cookies Yummy Yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms

Caching up on the mail

I received an e-mail from Trader Joe reminding me that I have been remiss on my blogging. Sorry, I guess that kids, work, Halloween, caps games (which have been horrendous) and life got in the way. No more excuses .................... onward!

1) The Caps - FIRE HANLON! It's time. This team is incapable of acting like a team for 60 minutes, despite the fact that that desire is there. They come out strong, and they look strong in the last 2-3 minutes of the game, but it ends there. They have talent and desire, but they lack leadership. The team has won 12 in 48 games. Butch Cassadys record was 8-16-1. Where is he now?

While I am on the topic of the Caps, I think we should all send our best wishes off to Peter Bonra as he leaves hockey to become the general manager of the Slovakian national team! It was a pleasure watching him play for the Caps for 14 years, and the team LITERALLY has not been the same without him, Peter, if you can, send some talent to our Nation's Capital!

2) Birthday Blues - Thanks for inquiring, I think that I am handling 40 with as much grace as possible. Being middle aged with pre-schoolers is not easy. In my next life, I think that I will have them a little earlier when I have more energy. However, besides the body of a teenager, at 40 I have everything that I want in life. 2 amazing little girls who make me laugh everyday, a career that is finally back on track, a supportive family, and good friends. I WON!

Hoped that this would be longer, but I need to go play "dress-up"

Kisses to my fans. D