Sunday, August 09, 2009

moving day

the time has come...

i've finally set up a blog on my own domain. :) yay!

so update your favorites or bookmarks, or let me know if i need you to email you the address (HEKD)

see you on the other site.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

a million things to update...

i have a million things to update... cause i love lists, i'll write one.

1. SNL tickets. it's august.. time to email into the lottery. this is the only month they accept emails for free tickets... email all your contact info to this address.. and you can only submit once.. even if you have no intents on going, enter and give me the tickets if you get them!

2. VA Beach next summer. a week long beach house rental is being planned for july 24th-july 31st in VA beach (VA is for lovers ya know!). i'm considering it.. anyone else interested? kids are invited. dogs are not.

3. funny people. i will see this by weekends end. possibly with a boy. ;)

4. mow the lawn. ugh. its that time again. my yard is so overgrown it's making my house look abandoned. i think leaving the hose in the front yard all week long doesn't help either.

5. do websites. i have at least 3 websites to create/maintain this weekend, and seeing as this is really my only entirely "free" weekend, i need to power through them.

6. watch shows. my dvr is piling up with good shows... did you know that there is a new real chance at love? it's called "back in the saddle". :) i love those boys.. and i'm sure that i'll end up watching the megan wants a millionaire too.. and i heard this weeks real world was a good one... not to mention about 17 jimmy kimmels. plus i'm trying to watch all the MadMen season 2 commentaries ahead of the new season starting on august 16th. i've successfully got the PA hunts and my parents hooked on the show. :) it's so good though, that was easy.

7. guests gone. my guests have left... it was fun while it lasted. and i'm happy to report that my plumbing has held up with NO problems. it totally was those baby wipes. i have photos from their stay here...

8. next weekend summer party. i'm going to an annual summer party in chelmsford next weekend.. i hope the usual characters are going to be there.. one has been facebooking me... i hope he ends up coming, he's always entertaining. i also hope HEKD comes too.. i'd like to catch up and see young master nate again!

9. restaurant reviews. i have two restaurant reviews waiting to be written.. i've been eating out too much!

10. show at the everson. i got VERY LITTLE notice about the opening reception of my drawing at the everson. it's this coming friday aug 14th, 5:30-7:30. my NY family can't be bothered to come and celebrate with me, so anyone that wants to come is welcomed with open arms. there will be snacks/beverages provided. come one, come all, it's not everyday (or ever really) that i have artwork in a REAL museum.

11. bad patty. ugh. i just turned around to look at p-head cause she is barking for seemingly no reason, and i see that she has dragged a pair of my underware into the computer room to chew on. lovely.

12. dentist, doctor and vet. tomorrow i have 3 back to back appointments. i'm going to insist that my dentist fix my crappy crown. it's never been right since he made it. i have to floss that tooth about 4 times a day. wish me luck.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

they're coming, they're coming!

tomorrow my house guests come to town. i could not be more excited. we've got all kinds of fun things planned, dinner tomorrow night, a baseball game & tailgate, pizza making party, then the reunion/camping up at sandy pond.. it's going to be an exciting next 9 days!

this weekend however i was able to steal away to new england.. and apparently so did the rest of the driving world. traffic was unbearable. i think i spent more time driving then i did visiting. :(

PMB's formal living room

it was great catching up with PMB and JK in their newmarket, NH home. it's absolutely gorgeous, i want to decorate my place just like PMB did hers. she's my hero.

father and baby

spending a night in sandwich, MA also afforded for some good times. i got to meet the new K-D addition. he is precious! very squirmy and has an extraordinarily strong neck for a 5 week old, but such a good baby, even if he does have blue poop.

rounding out the NE tour was a tour of another type. JBPs new house in centerville. they are JUST moved in, but the place looks great! i am so happy for them. they have a lawn that was made for entertaining, so i look forward to many good times on nottingham road in the future.

here are the pics i took....

Friday, July 24, 2009

new england whirlwind weekend.

i have today off!! wooo who! i feel like i haven't had a day off in a long time. :)

today i am driving to visit an old friend who lives near my favorite NH town, portsmouth. i have nothing but great memories of portsmouth.

tomorrow morning i drive down through boston and pick up miss NYC and we head down to the cape for a relaxing stay on lower hog pond, the new addition to the KD family will be there too!! i can't wait to see his cute little dimples in person.

sunday i'll get a preview of the new JBP compound.. i can't wait, from the pictures i've seen it looks like a dream house. :)

i'm sure this weekend will be chock full of old stories and many laughs. hopefully no vomiting.. :)

meanwhile back at the ranch, i've been furiously preparing for my houseguests next week. i was thinking how my house only really gets scrubbed when i have guests coming. :) thank god for guests.. i washed the off white rug in the living room for like the 4th or 5th time since i've moved in. cath had the brilliant idea to scotch guard it this time... so i am doing just that. i hate this rug, with fervor.

the cleaning/groc shopping will need to continue when i get back on sunday..

yesterday my gardener (cath) came by my house and planted all the plants i've been buying.. she tore out these bushes that the previous owners had in the front planters...

here is the left side before and after...

here is the right side before and after...

alright, i'm off to buy all the things i need to buy to bring with me at the grocery store.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

skyping fun with LK

this is my skype alter ego.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

some pics.

really barb grogan? are people really going to be able to contact you at! what kind of address is that? the people making your sign didn't point out to you that it was wrong as hell?

here are my pics from july so far. there are a bunch in the beginning that you might have seen already.