Friday, January 30, 2009

Tagged by Paris...25 things about me

1.I have two dogs in the house a Pug and a Puggle.

2.I don't have a middle name.

3.I'm a people watcher.

4.I love to walk for miles in the mild weather.

5.I enjoy drinking mineral water.

6.I like to cook.

7.I'd like to be a bit sharper with math skills.


9.I eat alot of fish....Salmon, Tilapia, scallops and shrimp!

10.I've been playing five hundred rummy a couple of nights a week now!

11.European pastry shops are a weakness....

12.I like to make people laugh.

13.I love big families.

14.I like to dance in front of the mirror.

15.I would like to cut my hair but I'm not sure what style would look best on me.

16.I am a blessed and thankful woman.

17.It thrills me to get a bargain.

18.I really enjoy good soup and bread!

19.I check Craigslist frequently.

20.Chicago style hotdogs are the best!

21.I'm 5'0'' tall and weigh 110. I fit better in my clothes at 105.

22.I like to watch HGTV.

23.I like to wear scarves.

24.I LOVE making new friends!!!!!!!

25.I love gardens.

I'm tagging whoever reads this!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Baby News!!!!

I found out yesterday that my daughter is going to have a baby!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brrrrrrr.....-10 degrees!!!!!

WOWEEE!!!! It is sure frigid outside! Here are a few pic's that I took while waiting to pick my daughter up from the train!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I've been tagged by my friend Debbie!

Picture Tag!

Here are the rules:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer\

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.

3) Explain the picture.

4) Tag 4 people to do the same.
Okay, here it is a pic of me and my hubby! taken in 2005!
I'm tagging:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Something I'd like to follow!

Here is an article that I found on yahoo food:

How the French Stay So Slim Posted Wed, Jul 02, 2008, 12:24 pm PDT

The little village that is Girl Meets Grape is just back from a jaunt to France, where I learned a couple of things about our Continental friends. Someone sent me a book awhile back about why French women don't get fat; as I was pregnant at the time, I wasn't quite sure how to interpret this gift. Regardless, it is true that French women (and men!) don't tend to be as heavy.
How do these Frenchies do it? Here are a few tips:

1) Set the table, set the mood. The French don't typically do fast food (though even that is changing thanks to la vie McDonald's). They dine, and eating and dining are not the same thing. Taking the time to drink coffee from real cups, using cloth napkins and tablecloths no matter how humble the meal, is part of the charm.

2) Eat slowly. This is a tough one for me, especially as a new mom, as I find myself shoveling anything I can get down my throat. Not healthy. Portion your food and savor it in small bites. Better for your digestion and easier to control portions.

3) Sip, nibble, repeat. One of my best girlfriends in Los Angeles is an incredibly elegant woman from Burgundy who, despite twenty years in the States, has yet to develop our gulping patterns. Francoise dines. She sips, she nibbles, she repeats. And I love her enough to wait it out with her at times when I have long since polished off my own dinner. And yes, she is lovely and slim.

4) Liquor is quicker, but wine is fine. A lot of the cocktails and aperitifs in France tend to be wine-based, like a kir or Lillet, rather than being made from the hard-stuff. They don't swill the Grey Goose and Red Bull as a way of "preparing their palates." A lovely glass of something bubbly wakes up your tastebuds, while a glass of red or white with food promotes better digestion. And the French drink in a very different way than most Americans. Wine is served at both lunch and dinner, every day, but the French take a long time over every meal, so that two-hour lunch makes a single glass stretch quite awhile. Much has been made recently of studies that show the health benefits of daily, very moderate wine consumption versus the weekend "binge" model of drinking that dominates our college campuses and Friday happy hours nationwide.

5) Coffee is not dessert itself. I have a friend who works at Starbucks who once told me the zillions of calories to be found in one of those mocha-latte-caramel-whipped-cream-venti-crazyccino things. The French drink espresso or cafe au lait in small portions, that's it. (I adored the lovely little automated coffee machines and café tables at the rest stops along the A4 motorway from Burgundy to Paris.) Ditch the calorie-filled, whipped cream dessert coffees, but take the time to savor the smaller portion you do order. And drink it from a real cup.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Holiday Pic's


Guess who???????

She makes a good holiday martini! Cousin Erica!

Gram she turned 93 on Christmas Day!