Wednesday, March 28, 2007

SNL & Peyton Manning

In case you missed Peyton Manning's debut on Saturday Night's the United Way spoof!

Wayyyyy funny even if you aren't a football fan!


Ahhhh yes........time for a renewed outlook.....rebirth....rejuvenation......having a babies.......and cutting the grass! Yeah well......for those of us who are homeowners.......old or new........yard work is inevitable so you might as well get use to it.

I have several projects lined up inside my mind for the Spring. Currently I am building a wall around my flower bed on the side of my house. You of those wall thingys with the special retaining wall bricks? is well over due and now that I have a brand new home built right next door........I have to do everything I can to keep my appraisal value up, up, up!

I am often reminded that the projects I choose to call "weekend projects" normally take at least a month to do but it not worth it in the end? Absolutely!

I am just getting passed a horrific "pipe bursting" incident which soaked 1/3 of my finished basement! Ugh! My furniture and electronics all survived but I was pained with the inconvenience of not having my family room available to me for a month! Worst of it was I was without my cable box.......and Showtime.......for at least five episodes of the L Word! But thanks to my good friend Robin......and her brand new 46 inch HD TV with OnDemand....I am almost caught up with all of the episodes. I have two more to go and I am dismayed that someone hasn't knocked-off Jenny by now.

Another rite of Spring here in Cincinnati is.........Oysterfest! Oh yes indeed! All the oysters you care to eat and 100 ways to eat them. Ok......not quite 100 but pretty close! Beginning on Friday and running all the way to Easter Sunday.....I will be in oyster heaven. I have been nicknamed 'Rita Rita Oyst-ah Eat-ah' by my friend Joaner. She has endured many trips to the Oysterfest with me and bestowed that nickname upon me. She was a good friend to endure it all even though she couldn't bring herself to eat any of them no matter how they were cooked.

I guess I should bring up the fact that the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day is on April 2nd. I am what you would call a "fair-weather" fan of the Reds. They have been out of the post season races for so long.......why bother getting worked up anymore? Anyway......April 2nd is a huge day around here. It's the time when kids take off school to watch the Opening Day parade and then if they are lucky.......go to the ballpark to watch the first game of the season.

So what does Spring hold for you? Vacation plans? Yard work? Spring cleaning? It's all good. However.........if you are can always join me at Oyst-ahfest!

Ta Ta!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Insemination/Baby update

Well.....after months and months of preparing for the baby to arrive, my friend looks like she is ready to deliver at any time. Ok.......she has gained a little weight.....40 pounds or so........but she definitely has "the glow". She should deliver her baby boy - Alex - around April 3rd.

I have told her many times that it seems just like yesterday that she was talking about it. It was about this time last year when she was looking through profiles and narrowing down her perspective donors. I don't think I can ever recall a pregnancy just flying by like this one. It has really gone by fast!

I think she has had 32 baby showers across three states. She has logged more driving time than an old balding trucker. Seriously, I am thinking that next time we just rent her an RV and make it into one long road trip! There were lots of people who were very generous and he has a ton of great stuff to start him on life's great adventure.

TC and I were out at the outlet mall this past weekend. I couldn't help noticing all of the cute little toddler outfits everywhere. Who wouldn't want a Ralph Lauren Oxford size 2T?

What's the song say about a "Sharp Dressed Man"? Can't start too soon!

Stay tuned!