Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I meant of course Dom AND the turkey.
The day after Thanksgiving we put up our tree. It has been a tradition that Dom's family join us and this year was no different except that Uncle Chuck had to fly back to Colorado and couldn't join us. We missed him!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I was in Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina for my dog and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog........ Duh! I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse I told her no, I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IV's in both arms. Her eyes about bugged out of her head. I went on and on with the bogus diet story and she was totally buying it. I told her that it was an easy,inexpensive diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets or purse with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The package said the food is nu tritionally complete so I was going to try it again. I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her. Horrified, she asked if something in the dog food had poisoned me and was that why I ended up in the hospital. I said no.....I'd been sitting in the street licking my butt when a car hit me. I thought the tall guy was going to have to be carried out the door. Your smile for the day. Think about this the next time you're standing in line at Wal-Mart.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Our Father, who art at Fenway...Baseball be thy game.
They Kingdom come,Playoffs need to be won,On Earth, then on to the Cask 'n' Flagon.
Give us this day, a perfect Papi, And forgive us our losses,As we forgive those,Like Bill Buckner.
And lead us not, into desperation, But deliver us from any losses.
For thine is the Power, And the Glory, To beat the Indians, Forever and ever....the Yankees suck
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Over the weekend we made a trip to Gloucester. While the girls were spoiled by Nonna, Dom and I snuck away for a few hours to take pictures at Halibut State Park in Rockport, MA. It was another beautiful but unusually warm day and it was great for pics. It also made me really want a macro lens as well as a telephoto. I enjoy taking nature shots and "artsy fartsy shots" as Dom calls them. I took over 100 shots and got some neat ones. Here are a few faves. I may have to start a seperate blog just for pics! Now I have to learn how to use some photo editing software.
The second part of the weekend was spent at our friends the Beikmans who were hosting an Oktoberfest at their home. It was lots of fun with everyone bringing a favorite fall dish. There was lots of yummy food! One of the highlights for me was learning how to make homemade donuts from Audrey's mom. I got to be event photographer and Audrey and I are planning to put together a recipe book from everyone's recipes. I made pumpkin whoopie pies and they were gone in seconds.
The kids had a blast playing, carving pumpkins and decorating a big teepee that was set up in the back yard.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
~Rock Star Name (first pet & current car) -Nicky Expedition
~Gangsta Name (fav ice cream flavor & favorite cookie) - Phish Food Oreo
~“Fly Girl” Name (first initial of first name & first three letters of your last name) - Ccio
~Detective Name (favorite color & favorite animal) - Green Otter
~Soap Opera Name (middle name & city where you were born) - Sue Peterborough
~Star Wars Name (the first 3 letters of your last name & first 2 letters of your first) - Cioci
~Superhero Name (2nd favorite color & favorite drink put “The”) -The Purple Toasted Almond
~NASCAR Name (the first names of your grandfathers) - Earl John
~Stripper Name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne & favorite candy)-Amber Kisses
~Witness Protection Name (mother’s & father’s middle names) - Lovejoy Wesley
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
It is a Canon digital Rebel xti, exactly what I had my eye on. I am so excited though I really haven't had a chance to play around with it too much yet. Hopefully tomorrow!!
Here's a picture of my new toy! Now I have to start hinting around for some new lenses!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
While Dom and I were enjoying the race Becca and Kenzie were with their best friend Annie. Annie's mom, Audrey, took the girls to Strawberry Banke to build Fairy Houses. The girls even got to meet the author of the book Fairy Houses, Tracy Kane and get their book signed! I think I did a post about this book. I definitely recommend it. After the girls built their houses they left food and water for the fairies and while the girls ran off to play the fairies visited the houses and ate the food and water. This was very exciting. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share yet, but hope to get some soon!
Friday, September 14, 2007
The newest additions to the family are two ten week old little bunnies. They are sisters (at least they better be!). Kenzie named hers Thumper and Becca's is named Brownie. Thumper has one ear that stays up and one that stays down. She can't seem to decide if she wants to be a lop or not. They are very cute and very friendly and the girls adore them so far.
The bunnies are just my first step to having a farm. We do have fourteen acres and I have this very elaborate lay out in my head. I am sure you are wondering why bunnies are the first step.
Well bunny poo is very good for gardens and composting and easier to take care of than cows. So step two is garden, fruit trees and compost. I already have blueberry and raspberries and tons of wild blackberries. Step three is clearing more land. Step four is the barn. And finally step five is a few horses. That is my ten year plan!