Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I went to my doc today for a follow up on my meds & mentioned to her how my face is always red. My cheeks only. It looks like a rash. She said that I have a mild case of rosacea. I was pretty surprised. It can be an adult form of acne. I had acne from the age of 10-30. I just have the rash & the visable blood vessels, no acne, but who knows if that will change. I wear contacts & my eyes seem irritated a lot. She prescribed a lotion, that will hopefully help it.
I looked it up online & this is what it said about it.

Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.
Small visible blood vessels on the face.
Bumps or pimples on the face.
Watery or irritated eyes.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Busy October

We have so much coming up in October & I thought July was a busy month. We have the fair, Anthony's 40th birthday, dinner for his b-day later that week, An Autumn festival, a rehersal dinner for our friend's wedding, a tour of the new high school, the wedding, Halloween party at my house for the kids & Halloween. Not sure what else. I also have to find a dress for the wedding & a Halloween costume for Tara.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rain boots, a do or a don't

I know that they're really in right now, but I'm not sure if I like them or not. I sort of almost do, but they seem like they're for little kids. Here's a few that aren't too bad. I don't see any that I really love.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I'm trying to rearrange my fave links on aol. It's going to take me forever. I have about 400 sites saved. Whenever I get a free moment I try to organize them. What are the main sites that you have saved in your faves? Mine are

baby/mom sites
myspace graphics

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Mom group gone

It seems that everytime I join a Mom group that I like, it ends up breaking up. The newest 1 I joined was only around for a month. So annoying. I'm hoping to somehow keep it going. I know a few of the Moms in the group & am hoping we can at least get together for playdates. All the kids are around T's age & all girls too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I've decided to start using coupons more. I've always used them once in a while. I usually forget them. Today I made sure that I paper clipped the coupons to the food list. I must have dropped them right when I got in the store cause when I got to the cash register they were gone. I only had 1, that wasn't paper clipped. I'm hoping to save $ by using them every week (if I can remember them & not drop them).

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Yum of the day

I just recently became addicted to Pretzel crisps. I 1st got the Everything 1s & today got the original 1s. Both are so good & addicting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cool Christmas tree shop find

I love being a SAHM

I quit working May of 07, 2 months before I had Tara. I really love being home & can't imagine working outside of the house again. I won't be going back to work (most likely) till Tara starts Kindergarten. I'm hoping to find something that I can do at home then. It's so nice to not have to get up & go to work everyday if I don't feel good, or don't sleep good or if I wake up with a headache. I have a cold now & just don't feel great. I'm so glad that I don't have to get up early & go in to work. I think being a Mom is hard enough work & Moms who do work, do a great job of balancing things & Managing time. They don't get enough credit for all that they do.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Family urban legend

Since I started doing my family tree, I've come to realize that almost every family has an urban legend about them. Growing up I was told that my Great Great Grandfather posed for the Gloucester fisherman statue. He was a fisherman as was my Grandfather & my G Grandfather. I found an article on it a few years ago & e mailed the man who wrote it & he gave me 2 names of the guys who might have posed for it, but it wasn't anyone related to me. I was talking to my Dad last week & he said that there's a rumor that his G Grandmother was a cook for President Roosevelt. Also we heard that Anthony's Great Grandfather way back helped paint the sistine chappel. I just looked it up & there is a man that painted it with Anthony's Grandmother's maiden name. I think it's all real interesting.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Test drove a car today

We're hoping to get me a new car by January. Before the snow & ice gets bad. So I can get up & down my crazy hill driveway. We're looking at Subaru's with all wheel drive. We want an Ipreza, but my hubby has a friend that has a Legacy that he's willing to sell to us. We took it out for a test drive today. I like it a lot. It's a 2000, but low mileage & he had new tires, radio, starter etc.. put on. We'd prob only keep it for 5 years & then buy a new car. By then we'll be financially better off too. That is the same car above on the top (not the exact 1 that we looked at), but it's in this green color.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Last night I went & got 4 pairs of sandals from a Freecycler. I felt a little weird about taking shoes from a stranger, but I cleaned them up real good with the Clorox spray. I'll prob get rid of the 2 pairs of flip flops, not sure. I don't like really flat flip flops. I really love the Lei sandals.

I've been given an "I love your Blog" award

I just received this award from http://robinandolivia.blogspot.com & http://www.whatsinsissyshead.blogspot.com Thanks so much. It made me really happy.

Here are the rules:
1. The winner of this award can put the logo on her blog
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a comment on the blogs of the people you have nominated as well as the persons blog who nominated you.
6. If the Blogger you nominate has already received this award they don't need to pass it on.
Now it's time for me to pass along the award to my fave blogs.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Our Fave restaurant is gone

We went by On the Border yesterday to get some chips & salsa & it was closed down. As far as I know the old 1 we use to go to (that has better food) is still open. They have the best margaritas there & awesome food. It's just further. We were bummed out that the 1 near us is gone.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm a football widow

Well today is the 1st real Patriots game. Which means every Sunday I won't see my hubby now. He'll be downstairs in front of the big tv. He has to watch football every week even if they aren't playing. We're going to a football party today. What fun. Not. I'm trying to think of something I can bring to keep myself busy. Maybe some magazines. Too bad I don't have a laptop or know how to text.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Mom group

I just joined a new Mom group. We went to the park today & met 1 of the girls & her baby. I like this group cause the kids are all around the same age. I want to find 1 group & be in only 1.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Summer review

We had a fun Summer. This year Tara was old enough to do more things this Summer. Some of the highlights were The Skyshow in May, Our 1st time in a canoe, my birthday & Tara's 1st vacation in Maine, Her 1st time in a pool, Hampton beach, Tara's b-day party & seeing all of our friends & family, the booze cruise with Fortune & Tara taking her 1st steps.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I hate this time of year

This is my annual rant about hating Fall/Winter. It means that Summer & happy times are over & Winter will be here before you know it. It's worse now that we live in NH & have a crazy hill driveway. Last year was awful for snow. I slid down the driveway on ice carrying Tara in her carseat last year. I couldn't get the car up the hill. So I'm hoping this year isn't as bad. What a way to start out living in a new state. I'm a Summer baby, so I love Summer. Not sure if all Summer babies love Summer. I know, why start thinking about Winter now? It seems like the fall goes by so fast & before you know it, it's December. We never got to go to the beach here in our town, no picnics, no smores, no chimnea & lots of other things we didn't get to do. I'm hoping maybe we can still get a few of the things in. I also hate when it gets dark earlier. Sorry to be so negative. Maybe I'll have a happy cheery blog tomorrow.