Monday, July 20, 2009

So far, so good...

My internet at home is up and running! I'm just hoping it stays that way for longer than 36 hours.

So, where do I begin? Well, let's start with the write-up I just gave Brooke Shields' Tupperware Chain of Confidence party on Examiner. And give a huge thank you to Jessica Gottlieb for pointing this opportunity my way.

But alas, I have not spent the past several weeks just hanging out with the beautiful and famous in Malibu.

I have also been busy at work (yay!), reuniting with old friends from high school, taking the girls bowling with some dear friends, and otherwise, just enjoying my little life.



Riley wishes for the best while Sylvia looks on.



As far as catching up on my Reader, I think it's best to just mark all as read and start fresh!

This past weekend, I had a little mommy break when the girls went on vacation with my parents. On Friday night, I met up with an old friend from high school who treated me to a lavish dinner at a restaurant with former Top Chef contestant, Fabio Viviani. The butternut squash ravioli was amazing, and through the wine and martinis, my friend and I caught up on the last 20 years of our lives.

I've been loving my two reality talent shows, So You Think You Can Dance, and on BBC America, How do you Solve a Problem Like Maria? If you're planning any trips to London, you might want to catch the season finale this coming weekend to see if you want to see the new Sound of Music with the reality show winner. (And I now defy you to get that song out of your head! Or is that just me?)

I've also been developing some weird syndrome in relation to the use of my Blackberry keyboard. I don't know if it qualifies exactly as carpal tunnel, but the BBerry version is definitely worse!

Tomorrow, it's already time to register Sylvia for 7th grade, and they'll be back in school in four weeks. Not that I'm counting. Really, I'd be fine with it if my child care costs weren't quadruple what I pay during the school year! I'm not sure why, but my salary doesn't quadruple when my costs go up.

Oh, and check out the newest additions to my sidebar (because it just didn't have enough going on there already). First, there's the bling to show off my Yahoo Mother Boards membership, and also, a button for the new Friends of Maddie organization, headed by Heather and Michael Spohr to support families with premature or critically ill babies in NICUs across the nation. I so admire and applaud their desire to turn their own tragedy into something that will help and nurture families everywhere. So please take a moment and support this worthy cause.

I'm so glad to be back and look forward to re-connecting with everyone!

11 comments:

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Was Fabio actually there? I've been wanting to go there for a while!

Natalie said...

So You Think You Can Dance is my absolute favorite reality show. In fact, it's the only "must see TV" on American Television for me.

I have been watching Maria, but realized a couple of weeks ago that it's about three years old and the winner is hit and miss in that role at this point.

So glad to hear all is well (so far) with your internet!

Kori said...

How odd is it that on my blog post this morning-before reading yours-I ALSO reference the sound of music? Sheesh. Talk about a freaking psycho-I mean PSYCHIC-connection!

Dingo said...

The BB syndrome that affects me most is the phantom vibration. I will think I feel my BB vibrate with a new message only to realize that I'm not wearing it.

I would love to eat at Fabio's restaurant. He annoyed the heck out of me on the show but his dishes always looked great!

jenn said...

It's not just you, the song is in my head now.

I LOVE SYTYCD! One of my favorite shows.

FreedomFirst said...

Congrats! I dunno when we'll ever get internet again, since we've now left both the local providers with a back bill. The first one deserved it though... long story. Anyway, glad you're back online. :)

Tara R. said...

Getting together with old friends is the best, sounds like you had a great time.

Shiona said...

It's always great to reconnect. I miss bowling! And I loved Fabio looks like a great restaurant.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Club Firenze looks wonderful and I always love bowling whenever I can.

I'm glad you had that special time with your friend!

won said...

Glad to see you are back online! Hopefully it's smooth sailing from here on out...

Suzie said...

Glad your back. I should go bowling sometime too its been forever