Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My Mother-in-law & sis-in-law introduced me to these books by Stephanie Myers & I was hooked! I have been hoarding the last one b/c who knows when the next book will be out?! Cami, Priscilla & I are heading out to see the movie today. I was a bit leery of the choice of actor for Edward (he just didn't live up to what I'd pictured), but after seeing him a bit more I'm definately "Team Edward" (sorry Jacob).
*to anyone reading this who hasn't read the books....you probably think I'm totally loony*
A cold, rainy day here in Maine....perfect for an afternoon of salty popcorn & movie-going.

Monday, November 24, 2008

fun with crafty friends

I had such a great afternoon with my friends, Karen & Catherine, today. We did an little ornament project, played with homemade Christmas cards & had a yummy lunch...honestly, what more can someone ask for a relaxing afternoon! (thanks to Joe for the picture :-)
I have to say how much I appreciate having friends who "get" this obsession I have with paper/scrapbooking/crafts. It is refreshing knowing that someone else has a "scrapbook space/studio" & that their room is always a mess too!

Machias bound...or not

Patrick has an annual hunting trip to Machais, ME with his friends each November. Last year, the trip was rained out, so he was really excited about getting up there this year. I go up to help him out & spend my days working on making Christmas cards, reading books & relaxing...fun time for me. Long story short, we ended up coming home the next day....Patrick was so disappointed. So, now he is like a man possessed, getting in every hunting opportunity he can as the season ends soon. I am so not a big fan of hunting, but I respect his need to be in the woods, etc. I guess that's what marriage can do.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cooking class

these are 2 of our latest foster puppies from Almost Home Rescue....Apollo & Ares. Thankfully, they now both have wonderful families to call thier own. Patrick was head-over-heel in love with Apollo (the brown one) and begged to keep him.

I went to a cooking class with my Mother-in-law, Priscilla, for her birthday gift, last night. Stephanie, at SeaGrass Bistro in Yarmouth, has an amazing restaurant & great classes. We drank (lots!) of wine while watching her prep & cook in kitchen. . .I learned enough in the 1st 20 minutes to make it completely worth it. The theme was "home for the holidays" to make Thanksgiving dinner fun & easy. Then, of course, we got to sit down to this YUMMY meal. As Priscilla and I walked home afterwards (yes, I live within walking distance of this great dining spot), we were determining which of these dishes would make it to Thanksgiing & which ones we'd do at dinner the night before.

Today, I have errands to run...esp picking up fabric to make new couch pilows (for a couch that hasn't arrived yet) in my sewing class tonight. Yes, I am a "last-minute" kind of gal....always have been, always will be. I'll try to fit in a bit of bulb-planting too....that ground is going to freeze any day!
Have a great day!