Now to try and catch up on what you previously posted - always difficult when we carry over a thread.
Mel - let us know what you think of the Bob Greene book. I have always liked his practical approach to things and picked up his book at the store but set it down as I was reminded of SO MANY books I have bought before sitting and collecting dust on the shelf. I watched the Oprah show where he introduced the book and I think he's sort of fallen into the commercial Oprah trap that seems to happen whenever she "blesses" her next favorite expert. That's pretty scary about losing the "grandson" for a little while. Thank goodness he found a safe place to rest for the night. Do you let him fly around the apartment during the day? And I agree with Painter - you are such a sweetie who has brought so much into our lives
And I love your Jersey attitude.
Painter. The bulbs sound fabulous. Makes me want to get out and garden. Well maybe "thinking" about it.
Don't know if I could give up sugar AND flour at the same time. I know people who have kept the weight off succesfully for a long time have attributed their success from getting away from the white stuff. I just can't even imagine gnocci in a sweet version like you described. Wouldn't have any trouble passing that up. Ugh - and I'm a gnocci lover. Tho that stuff does sit in your belly like cement.
Thank you for the Rio Caliente suggestion Carla. It's beautiful here and much warmer than if we spent March in Memphis
Per Shad's suggestion, maybe we'll do Fawlty Towers/Monaco in May although Memphis in May boasts the annual big time/mega serious Championship BBQ cookoff, a week of musical concerts and something else which I can't remember at the moment. All of course involve lots of walking, huge crowds and inconvienient bathroom facilities which is why I don't participate.
Shad is taking suggestions for places to visit when she comes to the U.S. this summer. BTW I was just looking at my calendar - the National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda, Victoria - Australia (you have one too??) look similar to Butchart in (ain't this a coincidence?) Victoria, Canada. I guess that means if you state/province/parish is names Victoria - you are required to have some knock down, stunningly beautiful flower gardens somewhere on the premises.
And I'm reminding you Shad that I'd like a bag of Jaffas
Thank you to those of you who have commented on my hair. I'm sorry if I mislead you into actually thinking that was me in the picture. It's actually some Italian model but my hairdresser is a professional colorist and she just returned from training and had that picture among others at her station. I saw it when I walked in and said - hey, let's do THAT. She was in shock - REALLY?
She was sooooo excited. Beats the usual blonde, big hair southern look so popular around here. And it did come out looking just like the picture - my hair was even in the right length for the cut. Today I am suffering the after effects. The dye is on the gentle side but it still irritates my head and for the next 48 hours after a whole head color I have to deal with an itchy scalp. It will be ok after 2 days, I try not to scratch which makes it worse.
This is my big anniversary weekend. DH and I are going to the casinos later this afternoon and we'll probably do dinner there also. Tomorrow is our actual anniversary and I am supposed to have the day off but since it's month end at work, I will have to work the morning from home and make sure all the sales get loaded and balanced properly so that people everywhere can do their reporting
The afternoon is free and we will be going to dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants and catching a movie. Maybe we will hold hands
I can't believe that I've been married 30 years already. I'm also a bit dissapointed that once again, the only thing I can fit into from my wedding outfit is my hat and shoes. And since the shoes are platform sandals - REAL platforms from the 70's - it's a bit dangerous to be wearing those now
With that I think I'll go run some laundry and do a bit of housekeeping. DH wants to get a bit more wallpapering done this morning which gives me time to get some things done too.
Enjoy your Sunday ladies...