Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Done

I made a pecan pie, yes I did. Just couldn't get it out of my mind. So I made it, I ate a piece and I feel over sugared. Still glad I did it though!
It was beautiful today. Ava and I walked 1.2 miles yesterday and it was exhausting and cold, today we went much further and it seemed shorter.
I LOVED having a 4 day weekend. Definitely want to close office again next year on Friday after Thanksgiving.
That ended up being Thanksgiving at Chris' anyway. Very fun. See pic.
So now onto Christmas and 2010 preparations... this is always a crazy busy time and I feel well rested!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun video...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Danforth Tweet Up

Great pics on Candace's blog ~

Ava's Big Day

Yesterday was Ava's birthday, she is 2! It was her day, I let her do anything she wanted. At 4:00 this morning she threw up on the bed... just like any little girl who overdid it :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I am so fortunate to have the coolest friends on the planet!

Read this on my friend Candace's blog about The Danforth Tweet-Up this weekend. She is the greatest!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

John B's Birthday

Wish I had pics of this but I don't.... Yesterday was the 25th time that I had to think of something cool for John's birthday. Figured out that one of the last things we did before deciding to not be married anymore was a nice birthday for him and then by the next year on his birthday we were friends again :-)

So.... in a quest for originality, I asked Rob and Jeff at Criterion if we could screen the show he was on this summer on the Biography Channel, Psychic Investigators on the big screen About 25 people were at the Theatre at 3:00 and I told him we had to run over to pick something up from Rob. I was SO nervous. He had no idea. We walked in and everyone was up in the balcony so I pretended I was looking for Rob and walked down the aisle and stopped and looked up to see if he was up there and everyone yelled surprise. SHOCKED JB, SOOOO funny and he was so happy. The minute they said surprise, and John probably was still wondering, Jeff started the film and the music etc. and he realized what was going on. We ran up to the balcony and watched.

He was SO amazing in that show. So serious and such a command presence. So articulate. Erica was such a huge help and she loved the show because she didn't know Major John Bennett, Maine Marine Patrol who was a different person that the John Bennett of today. She was really surprised and a little scared she said :-), he was so serious.

A wonderful, wonderful surprise and I am so very thankful to all of our friends and family that came to it. John called me a second time when he got home to say thank you again. He really loved it. Which makes me very, very happy. Mission Accomplished! Thanks everyone. xo

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Last hike of the year with Mom

Today was the last carriage road hike of the year with Mom, Ev, Mulligan and Ava - now we're on our own, Ev, me and the dogs for a few months. I hope we can stick to it without Mom pushing us. Its been over 2 months and I haven't felt this good in a very long time. I already know which trails we are starting on in the spring! :-)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dogs and Deer

OK, one of the worst things ever is dogs chasing deer. It is AWFUL. and it makes me sick and feel so bad.
However..... I have to admit to getting a bit of a laugh just now. Ava is going crazy barking, at what I assumed was a squirrel. Finally I go to look and staring at her is a big, beautiful 6 point buck. I can see that look on his face saying "Would you shut up in there?" Seriously.
So then, I have this image of her getting out and chasing him through the woods, not that he would probably run from her unless he is irritated with her, certainly not scared. Something about the image of a 4.7 pound crazy yorkie chasing this huge beautiful creature cracked me up.
I know, I need a vacation :-)

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Tomorrow is a major milestone in my life. I am happy about it in one way but unfortunately the darn stone is still in the middle of my road and I just want to walk by the darn thing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trail from Jordan Pond

SO much fun today with Mom, Lily, Ava and Mulligan. One of the best days of the year, so thankful for it.