Have I Mentioned?

June 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

OK, I should be working right now, but it is so nice outside and I am having a seriously hard time concentrating. So, I thought I would just put a few things out there that I’ve been into lately, in no specific order…

1) Mr. H’s TEC Grill

Apparently there is some kind of infra-red something or other that makes it excellent. And it is. Heats up in 15 minutes — eliminating those “are we ready??” conversations — and grills to perfection.

2) Magic Hour, by the Scissor Sisters

Oh, my fabulous Sisters are back with a new record and it is fun! I needed something new for good times on the elliptical machine and tag, this is it. Available on iTunes at at http://www.scissorsisters.com/. (And how cute is Jake Shears?? Love him.)

3) Visions, by Grimes

I am probably too old to be recommending this record, as I began college the year after she was born, but Claire Boucher’s first studio record is rather cool. Perfect for listening to while finishing a nice glass of wine. (And I think she is old enough to have one.)

Available on iTunes and probably places where the cool kids get music.

4) The Gap’s Athletic Socks

Seriously, these are excellent and fit my teeny feet! No kid size required. Buy online — only ten bucks for a three-pack!


5) Girl of a Certain Age

This blog is by the former Editor in Chief of Lucky magazine, Kim France. And while I was never a Lucky reader (I am too old), I do enjoy this blog. I met Ms. France just once very briefly at a party some years ago, but I like to think that I am getting to know her by reading her posts. And let’s face it: she is a professional editor — so the content is good!


6) My 2012 Potted Herb Selection

I do it every year, but it is such a treat to be back in business again. This year’s newbie: strawberry plants. Not sure how they will work out, but I thought it was worth a shot.

Happy Procrastinating!


(Photos: Some Cozy Night)

Making Lemonade

June 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

So, this has been an awfully nutty week for me, complete with workmen washing my house facade with acid — yes, acid — and a flood that resulted in Mr. H and I ripping up wet wall-to-wall carpet and having other workmen basically tear out a bunch of ceiling and wall matter and then setting up NINE fans and dehumidifiers to dry it all out.

It was clear to us both that the logical thing to do was get ourselves to the beach last night, which we did. And then we woke up to this:

Lovely weather, right? Just the kind of day where you should be lunching at your favorite outdoor spot and taking your ungrateful terriers for a nice, long walk. Except that we are behind and need to work. So, instead of blue skies today, I get to spend the day pounding away on my keyboard:

I could be glum, but am trying not to be. I am out of the city and there is no reason why I shouldn’t enjoy the general pleasantness as much as I can. So, before I plopped myself in front of the computer, I ran outside and cut some flowers…some wild, some not…

And every time I look up from my work, I can enjoy a little bit of what is waiting for me outside when I am done. If I am ever done.

Here’s hoping!



(Photos: Some Cozy Night)


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