Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Picnic!

Its finally August. The last hurrah for summer.

Now I dont know why I hadnt thought of this sooner (maybe the heat has finally gotten to my brain), but a picnic sounds really good. Now the weather hasnt been ideal for picnics (let say 100'F or hotter), but summer is suppose to be for outdoor eating!

Anyway, I'm thinking of going on a picnic as soon as the weather gets cooler. More than likely it'll be a one person picnic, but here's what I'd like to bring:
  • Champagne
  • Strawberries
  • Sandwich - sort of a cranberry bread, turkey, maple cream cheese, and spinach
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Salad - pear, gorgonzola cheese, craisins, and mixed greens
  • Mini-Quiche - egg, cheese, onion
  • Bread Pudding
I can see myself sitting under a tree in a park, with this spread on a blanket and a picnic basket, leaning against the tree reading a good book or maybe even knitting, listening to book on tape.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Top Ten for the Beach.

So I went to the beach yesterday by myself. Sort of wished my mom had told me that she and my grandmother weren't planning on going - would have meant an earlier start time (about 9 am vs 11am - grrrr). Oh well. Spent some much needed time there.

Saw some horses, saw the ocean, and stared it down. Dont worry, we made peace with each other.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ok, Who's Excited?

Who's excited for the new Muppet movie coming out this fall?

I AM!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Well, I was trying to think of something to blog about that involved listing stuff. But decided to write a little about unusual experiences.

What prompted this involved the place where I work an a chap stick I sworn I had lost earlier in the week (quite possibly the week before). It's chunky chap stick (like twice the size of your normal chap stick), and would be fairly obvious just laying around. I just chalked it up to an "Oh well, just get another chap stick".

That is until this morning.

I was getting the front end of the office set up for when we open. Passed through the space at least 3 or more times, this morning alone (not to mention the number times I passed the exact same spot in the last couple of days).

Now to the point of this story. I rolled out the donation box into the lobby and when I came back into the box office space, there is my missing chap stick I had been looking for for at least 3 days, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR.

I kid you not. Right there, middle of the floor, as if to say "What are YOU looking at? I've been here the entire time." Sad thing is, I was the only one in the office at the time. So no one but me saw this.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-jig

Arrived home safe and sound from South Carolina. LOVED IT!

"There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met."

Above quote is from the Muppet movie, I can not say how true these words were for this group of people I met over the weekend. There were about 150 people who descended on Charleston, SC for a 3 day conference/meet up/gathering all from an online community based upon a book series called Wheel of Time (by Robert Jordan).

This annual event was celebrating 10 years of being a community and with the hopes of continuing for another 10+.

For being such a short amount of time, and not really seeing everyone, I miss them all dearly.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten

Every now and again, I get inspired to a Tuesday Ten or Top Ten list. I think The Painted Sheep inspired one in the past and has done so again.

Todays Topic:
  1. Flowers - well, not so much for the pollen, but for things being green again. Being able to sit out on the grass, yadda yadda yadda.
  2. Sunshine - I love the feel of the sun on my skin - with sunscreen on!
  3. Flip flops - I will wear these if I think I can get away with them
  4. Knitting - I will knit year round, knit while walking, knit in the movie theaters....ya you get the picture, like flip flops, I'll do it when ever I can.
  5. St. Patrick's Day - favorite holiday.......ever!
  6. Iced Drinks - taste so much nummier when it's warmer out
  7. Farmers Markets - they make their appearance! Love them! Fresh food! Yum!
  8. Picnics - haven't been on one in ages but are fun! Spring time does herald the grass sitting actives of stuffing your face and thwarting ants.
  9. Flying kites - I remember flying kites as a kid and loved it. It'll be good weather to fly kites again. (Heck I remember even making a couple kites with my grandfather!)
  10. Last but not least, people watching. Oh it's fun to watch people. Being in place that draws people from all over the country, let alone the world, it's fun to kick back and watch.

Monday, February 21, 2011



Yup. Those people who deign to venture out into the world and leave their little (maybe big) town to see stuff. *gasp*

Where I work, we see our fair share of tourist. School groups (the kind that wish their chaperone's would tag team and keep them in smaller groups), families, people who have people, people who dont have people, and those who dont have anything better to do.

*sigh* I know I have my moments, but if you're traveling some place you have your heart set on seeing, little tip for you.

Do. Some. Research. Before you go.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Books, Books Everywhere!

I enjoy a good book. Especially one that's free to me or that is inexpensive to obtain.

Recently, I stumbled upon Paperback Swap and Book Mooch (the later recommended by a friend). And I'm quite happy about it all. It gives me the chance to get rid of books I dont want/need anymore.

That is all for now.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Wish I Was In Dixie.....

Long time no post. :) Now I have something to write about!

About a year ago I joined an online book forum for a series called The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. It's quite extensive interms of what it offers for its members - to give you an idea the site (been around for the past 10 years) was recently applying for a 501(c)3 and is now in the process of becoming a 501(c)7, they have two events every year (big, official event in the spring and then a more relaxed one in the fall thats more touristy).

Well, come the begining of March, I'm going to South Carolina for a few days for the sites big spring event! And it's going to be EPIC! It's the 10th Anni (Anni short for Anniversary - not 100% sure why it's called that), there's going to be about 140 people in attendance (maybe more?), and I get to meet the peeps I've been talking to for the past year face to face (only a small, small fraction of the number that are on the site).

I'll be driving down with a couple others going from the area. Great gals. Should be a fun drive.

Now my only problem is trying to get everything to fit into a small suitcase or duffel bag.