Sunday, June 29, 2008


A week ago yesterday, Mike and I adopted a cat from the Humane Society.

If you know me, you know I'm not a cat person. I don't dislike them but I much prefer dogs and while Pepper hasn't totally changed my mind, I do enjoy having her around.

I am amazed at her acrobatic skills. I painted another bedroom this past week and knew I needed to keep the paint tray off the floor so I didn't end up with kitty paw prints all over the carpet. I had the tray on the ladder and was doing so well until Pepper learned how to climb the ladder. I think it took me twice as long to paint the room because I had to keep an eye on her and the paint. She can also get onto our dining table and chairs (the higher bar-style kind) and her favorite places to sleep are on your neck and on the keyboard when you're trying to type.

Regardless, she's cute. Now I just need my dog. :-)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Great friends, great city, great fun

Mike and I are back from our trip to NYC & CT to visit Kelcey & Jordan & go to Kelli's wedding. We had a blast and it was wonderful to see so many of my wonderful friends. We had an amazing time in NYC - Kelcey was a wonderful tour guide and I wish we could have stayed longer to visit the museums and see a Broadway show but we got to see a Mets game (the Yankees were on the road) and enjoyed spending time with friends.

Kelli's wedding was wonderful as well - I saw friends I hadn't seen in more than 2 years and friends I hadn't seen since our wedding. We loved seeing our friend so happy on her big day and had fun hanging out with even more friends. Mike was a trooper being around mostly girls for almost the entire weekend! :-)

Other than seeing friends, the highlights of the weekend were the game (I can cross another MLB stadium off my list) and driving in NYC. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I drove in NYC. We had to rent a car to get to Kel's wedding and since Mike is just shy of 25, I got to drive and save us money. We took a few wrong turns getting out of the city but we did it and I even drove in pouring rain on the way back. While I am proud of myself, I don't ever want to drive in that city again. There should be a disclaimer that speed limits are merely a suggestion and if you don't go at least 10 miles over the limit, you will get run over.

Enjoy the pictures - the rest are on Facebook!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


It's a good thing I got tomato plants so I can have homegrown tomatoes this summer since everyone is removing the wonderful fruit (yes, it's a fruit) from their menus...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Life. Is. Good.

Wonderful things about today:

  • We got something (I'm not sure what, ask Mike) that allowed Mike to fix our garage door so we don't have to manually open and close the door anymore. YAY!!! It's amazing how much you take little things like that for granted.
  • I got the new Erin Bode CD in the mail - I like it.
  • I made Gooey Butter Cake for work tomorrow.
  • It was cool outside.
  • We won Mets tickets that we bid on. I can check another MLB Stadium off my list (and add another since the Mets will have a new stadium next year).
  • Our sweet neighbor, Lulu, gave us cookies!
  • I get to see a bunch of college girlfriends this weekend - I'm excited.
  • We leave for NYC in 2.5 days.
  • I have a wonderful husband. :-)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

That Movie

You know that movie that you always wanted to see for some reason or another when you were little but your parents never let you? I watched that movie this weekend and I now know why my parents never let me see it. All that to say, I HIGHLY recommend the soundtrack to 'The Big Chill' but the movie, not so much.