Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blog relaunch: Coffee and Cupcakes

Its been a little more than a year since I "really" posted on my blog...heck, I haven't had time to read my list of blogs or even think about blogging for some got busy, I discovered Farmville, Cafe World and Frontierville on FaceBook ... man, that app really sucks up a LOT of time!

So in the spirit of the new year and new resolutions, I've renamed my blog and am making a fresh start...waking up at 3:00am to reevaluate your life for hours definitely makes you realize what your priorities should be and what makes you happy.

So aside from the usual "lose weight", "get out of debt", "learn something new" resolutions, I'm going to rededicate myself to my blog...and my blog friends.  So today, my friends is the first day of the Coffee and Cupcakes blog (what I usually need when I'm tired, bored or happy)...its not just about food or beverages, its a sometimes strong, sometimes sweet look at what makes me smile, what's frustrating me, a little creativity, a little foodie, a little....we'll see!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fox Lane High School Class of 1983 30th Reunion

I have taken over the updating of the "Fox Lane High School Class of 1983" list from Gligor Tashkovich. I will be contacting you to verify that your info listed is still accurate. If you are reading this blog, please feel free to drop me a note and let me know your currrent name (maiden/married), spouse's name, children's names, address, telephone numbers (home, work, cell), and email address.

I will be using Facebook to create committees and solicit ideas so please "like" the following link for current information: I could really use your help on one of the committees!!!!

I will be posting the list of "missing" classmates as soon as I have contacted everyone with the information I currently have on file...please check back here or Facebook to see if there is anyone you have been in contact with recently.

Thanks in advance,


Monday, January 4, 2010

Holidays over ... phew!

Thank GOD the holidays are OVER! They are fun, exhausting and busy for me...

Here are some highlights:

Got the tree up with all my snowmen and the outside decorated, added a few new things outside and delighted our neighbor's girls. Had no major incidents with the new dog and the fresh pine tree (LOL). Mollie got to meet her cousin Chloe, and they had their moments together.

Went to NYC to have dinner with Val and Grace, saw the tree, 5th Avenue windows and got cupcakes at Magnolia bakery. Had an awesome time even though it was a small group, and we had a disaster with Mary nearly barfing on the train (she made it to Grand Central before turning around and going home).

My sister and her two girls came to visit, it was a fast trip but we got to have NY Pizza (Sinapi's), Fiesta Mexican dinner, quick trip to NYC to see the tree and have lunch at Jekyl & Hyde, shopping at Yogi's Paw and just having the cousins and sisters spend time together.

Now on to thinking of my one-word for 2010 and all the things I want to do this year...more on THAT later...
Happy 2010!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Guitar Hero Fanatic!

Former Disney Imagineer and special effects wizard Ric Turner knows how to make the holidays fun for people of all ages! The genius installed 21,268 lights and LEDs and turned his entire front yard into a game of Guitar Hero!

Watch the video (above) as a little boy rocks Eric Johnson's Cliffs of Dover. All you gotta do is ring the doorbell to start the game!

Merry Christmas, nerds!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Mollie brings us joy...

I have to be near you -- like right on your desk while you are working!

Or better yet, right on your keyboard!

Whoa! Its slippery on this floor!

Those white slippers started it!

Friday, July 24, 2009

So cute, this couple knows how to have fun!

Click here to smile today -- this is a combination of Fame and Dirty Dancing!

Have a good weekend! I've got Caitie overnight and we are bringing the ladder truck to a wedding tomorrow -- so I should have some cute pictures!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pure bliss...banana split delight!

Caitie having her "Big Eddy" at the Eveready Diner in Brewster, NY:





Thursday, July 9, 2009

What I have been up to lately....

  • I went to Mohegan Sun with Grace (didn't win any money, only lost $20)
  • We ate at the buffet
  • Had drinks at Margaritaville

  • Saw No Doubt in concert (AWESOME!)

  • I hung some awesome chandelier vinyl that was a birthday gift from Grace in my office

  • I ordered my silver Tom's shoes online...

and aside from dealing with rain and bad cable.....I worked!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Like riding a bicycle....

So today I had to travel into the office for the wild and wierd experience of "going to work" because our cable company has a major outage and my modem wouldn't connect for the third day in a row...I can't remember the last time I was here...probably more than 4 years ago when I was moving back from Virginia, living in Martin's studio apartment until our townhouse was ready...

Some odd things that came right back to me:
  • My favorite cubical is CA165, Ext. 6011 - not too far from the copier/printer and ladies room but remote enough in the room that I'm "incognito" and can't be heard on the phone
  • I still had my printer installed, and WOW! systems printers are fast, quiet and better quality than my home ink jet.
  • Its eerily quiet in the mobility center - all you can hear is the quite drone of the too cold air conditioning...and a faint buzz from those around me.
  • There is so much room to stretch out and "organize" and nothing to distract me like TV, the doorbell or laundry.
  • The cafeteria food still isn't as good as the local deli, although they do carry Dunkin' Donuts coffee now.
  • It stinks to have to get "dressed" but I still wore my flip flops and hid my feet under the desk.

I'm HOPING that the cable is restored and I can go back to comfy flannel pants and a t-shirt and flip flops tomorrow...just as productive...hey, I'm just sayin'....

Thursday, June 25, 2009

If I lived at IKEA, this would be my office...

I love the wallpaper, the desk top...I turned to Grace as we we strolling through IKEA today and said, "I want to live here".... and I would visit Grace a couple "doors" down here: