Sunday, April 18, 2010

~*as if I'm not busy enough*~

I just can't say "No"! I don't have enough time to accomplish all that I have on my plate now, and yet when someone asks me to help with something I just can't find the word "no". I know I don't have anymore room in my schedule to fit in anymore commmittee, volunteer work, commissions, etc. and yet I just can't say it. I have so much on my plate now that I have trouble sleeping because my mind is racing with all the ideas I have working! Yet, again I took on another HUGE project.
A few months ago a classmate from high school asked me if I could work on our 30 year reunion (yeah, I know...30 years, blah, blah, blah I am getting old). I said I would help but didn't have the time to organize it. Well, I didn't hear another thing about it so I thought they found other people to do it. After I finished the St. Patrick's Day parade I saw another classmate. We talked for a few minutes and she also mentioned the reunion and again I said I would help out, but wasn't interested in doing a lot of work because, well, I am just too busy. So she contacted me a few days later and we got together with a third classmate and the three of us are the reunion committee. Oh boy!!! I just can't help myself! I need help. I need a 12 step program to say "no" to helping! We did decide since we are all busy that we would keep it simple, a cocktail party, and that way we aren't doing a lot of work. Although, just trying to make contact with people and collecting addresses is a lot of work in itself! Say a prayer for me! I need it!

This is me circa 1978! I am also collecting photos from/of classmates from high school and today to do a slideshow to play during the party! Yeah, I told you- I NEED HELP!!!

On a brighter note, I started to cut out all carbs so I could try and loose some weight after a less than pleasant yearly exam with the Dr., and also with a class reunion and Dan and my 20th anniversary party this September, I was motivated. So I lost 3 pounds already this week. Lets hope this trend continues because I love my carbs and my tummy feels like someone cut my throat. I am missing my pasta and bagels and toast.... It better be worth it!!!
Have a great day!

Monday, April 05, 2010

~* What a way to open the season *~

Oh it was a great game last night. I wish it was an early game, since it was a late night, but well worth the win! And my beloved Sox pulled of a season opener win against the Yankees. It was beautiful!!! I don't know how many games Dan and I will be able to go to at Fenway, but I AM going to be at Fenway this year! Wish it was last night....it was just so beautiful! No game tonight, thank goodness, I was up far too late watching last night!
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

~*the mill is grinding again*~

So a few years ago Dan gave me a pepper mill and salt shaker set for Christmas. They were nice and it was my first pepper mill. But they were made from plastic and although I loved them, the pepper mill recently broke and after grinding some plastic into a dish, I decided sadly to throw them out! He had also purchased a salt mill that I had grown to love as well and I was grinding sea salt into my cooking instead of using kosher salt or God forbid worse plain iodized table salt which we haven't used in years. So when I had to throw my pepper mill out, I went looking for a new matched set. I decided since we use them nearly every day I wanted to make sure I got a good set, with no plastic parts, and that the grinding mechanism was stainless steel.
Meet our new beauties...these are William Bounds Mills. In deep red! With lifetime warranties! Made in the USA!!!
And do you see the hearts in the handles? So cute!!! And they can be used by a right or left hander (hey dad, that's for you!!!). I love how the handles are so easy to turn and the adjustments are right there on the crank handles so easy to see. A nice addition to my prim country kitchen, even if they are a really modern convenience, they don't look it!
Have a nice day!