Thursday, December 18, 2008

Please, Stop, You're Embarrassing Me! On Second Thought, You Were Saying...

I've just been given another award.... Honestly, it is an embarrassment of riches over here what with my blog swag, the shout-outs, the credit card screw-ups, and general holiday spirits. The lovely and talented Joanie over at Joanie's Random Ramblings was kind enough to lump me in with a group of fabulous bloggers that I adore, so I am delighted to get in on the action.

The requirements of this fabu meme declare that I must reveal five fabulous addictions that I indulge in, so read 'em and weep:

1. When I go to a particular mall here in Madison, I like to stop at the Fannie Mae or Macy's candy counter to get two pieces of chocolate. Just because it is so, so good. And two pieces are totally harmless. And when I say chocolate I mean either the Mint Meltaways or the chocolate covered dried cherries....hmmmm, heaven!

2. Chocolate Chip Cookies, with or without peppermint extract. I have made so many batches over the last 6 years that I can whip out a finished cooling rack full of cookies in 1/2 and hour. Thank God for that convection oven!!

3. Origins skin-care products. I am still unclear how that tiny little bag of lotions adds up to $150 (or more!) per trip, but as long as people think I am 32 instead of 36, I will continue to happily hand them my credit card. And it smells so good. I mean so, so very good.

4. I am completely and totally addicted to EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!! If you have been to this site before, you probably already knew that.

5. Gadgets. I love, love, love gadgets of all kinds. Whether it is a beloved spaetzle-maker in the kitchen or a new lens for my camera, a self-inking "This Book Belongs to Amy the Bitchin' Wife" stamper or a nifty TiVo box signal extender....I am all about the technological gizmos that make my life easier. The unfortunate side effect of this addiction is the constant clutter.

AND, it is Thousand Word Thursday, so here is today's offering:

This was taken at The Middle Child's 1st birthday. I think we look like such a perfect little family.... It has been a long time since we've appeared to be that!!

Cheaper Than Therapy
Check out the awesome originator of the Thousand Word Thursday at Cheaper than Therapy, then go check out TheMomJen's new review site Therapeutic.


  1. I will not yell "first." Really. Ohhh, 32? Honey you look 28. I love you.

  2. I'm with you on chocolate chip cookies. i inhale them and so they're very dangerous here...and the peppermint extract idea - wow - I'm trying that one.

  3. Braja: The problem is that I actually feel about 24 still, so it's always a shock when I look in the mirror!

    Angi_b72: Thank you! *blush* I honestly feel like that picture was taken a thousand years ago....

    Lee: All you have to do is add 2 tsp of peppermint extract at the same time you add the vanilla. It is the best!

  4. Congrats on the award, and did your little guy just grab right into that cake after that shot....ooh the temptation!

  5. the look on his face! it is great. he looks like he just wants to fall face first into it. great pic!

    btw: i love exclamation points toooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Hey, congrats Ms. 50 followers! Wasn't there supposed to be something magical about 15 followers? I never felt that magic...

  7. Chocolate chip cookies with peppermint extract?!?!??! How did I not know about this??

  8. Bree: I think that I was the one who fell into it after the candle was out!

    Ann: Oh, I feel the magic. It's like freakin' Disney World over here!

    Kristina P: You might say that we have a predilection for chocolate chip cookies, mightn't we?

  9. You are very welcome! Like I said, you make me laugh every day.

  10. I am gonna have to get my some Origins!!


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