Our hot night out…

I've got the cocktail shrimp. I've got the artichoke dip. I've got the requested L'il Smokies, and they're just about to take a bath in barbecue sauce. I've got the irish whiskey and some Maker's Mark. I've got one bottle of champagne chilling, along with two bottles of sparkling apple cider. We're ready to party like it's....well, some four digit number, anyway. Wha...you were with me until the apple cider, you say? Yep, the kids and I are living it up (although I've already called dibs on the alcohol in the house. Can you imagine the combination of Drama Mama and Maker's Mark? It brings tears to my eyes, frankly...) They love appetizers - although I've not been [Read more...]

Efficiency at its finest

I am sitting here at my kitchen table, blogging while I enjoy a cup of freshly-brewed coffee. I'm in my pajamas still, with my comfy sheepskin-lined slippers. And I'm waiting patiently for my groceries to be delivered. The refrigerator has already been cleaned out - all those Tupperware containers got emptied of their fragrant innards, stuff got shifted around in preparation for the food that's to arrive soon (a 16 pound ham, among other things), AND I even wiped down the shelves. And with the time I'd have otherwise spent grocery shopping, I rearranged the freezer as well, unearthing some stuff that had to be past its prime. The vegetable scraps I'd been hoarding [Read more...]

It’s almost like…

...wiggling my nose a la Samantha Stevens. And given the weather out there - I'm liking my digital lifestyle. Groceries? Ordered; will be delivered tomorrow am. Whoops, forgot something - let me just go back and update the order while I'm thinking of it... Phone bill? Just paid it. Other bills? Paid those too. Checked over next week's produce box from Pioneer Organics; made some adjustments (we're not really a kiwi family; last week's 10 pounds of potatoes purchased pre-latke fest is still holding strong.) Stuff needed for festivities tomorrow night? It's in the grocery order. The one thing I can't (yet) do online - the trip to the liquor store. I slogged [Read more...]

Heading deeper into the digital world

I have six stacks of CDs on my living room floor - 121 CDs, to be exact. Over the weekend, some (if not all) of these will be copied over to my desktop computer's hard drive instead (many already have been.) They will be accessible from either laptop, and easily burned into mix CDs. They will eventually be used as the base for my digital music system in the house (once I upgrade hardware and the like.) Then, those 121 CDs will be shipped off to a music store in South Carolina, where they will be magically turned into credits towards an iPod. And then I'll offload my tall ugly black plastic CD holder as well. So I'll still have the music I paid for. I'll get [Read more...]

I’m signing off later today…

...but only for a (hoped) few hours for a server migration. Yes, I've backed up my posts - something I should have been doing all along. But now that everything's backed up? Maybe I ought to be looking at what WordPress can do for me...