Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Fragments!

Mommy's Idea

*The season premiere of Oprah was this week, and as you may have heard it's the final season. I'm not a rabid fan but I do enjoy the show and I DVR it and watch the episodes that interest me (which is usually the majority of them). I'm determined to go to a taping of the show before she signs off in the spring. I'm too close to Chicago now not to do it. This is my chance and that is my goal--I WILL go to an Oprah show this season!

*Speaking of shows, I bought tickets to the Broadway musical Mary Poppins for the day after Thanksgiving. Because these shows have the good business sense to go on tour, we don't have to go all the way to New York City to see it (although I'd have no problem doing that. I love New York!). Mary Poppins is an enduring childhood favorite of mine and I can't wait to see how Broadway does it!

*After a year off and after weeks of good intentions, I started exercising again this week. This is quite the accomplishment and I'm pretty proud of myself. Despite the soreness, it really does feel great to work out again. I'm not a gym person so I use a Pilates video that has worked well for me in the past. Five days a week for 30 minutes a day will lead to a fitter, healthier, happier me!

*I met a lot of our new neighbors this week at a big neighborhood dinner. They're really nice people, and there are a number of other young moms, which is great. The husband of one of these women is a professional baseball player, and the father of another one is an Olympic gold-medalist. That's cool!

*I enjoy clothes, fashion, and shopping, but I think all of the fuss and press coverage of New York's Fashion Week is silly. In the end, they're just clothes, and many of them aren't even wearable or affordable to the general public.

*This is going to be a weekend full of baking delicious, unhealthy treats: 2-3 dozen chocolate-chip cookies for tomorrow's Stake Handcart Festival; Peter is going to bake one of his (in)famous trifles for dessert on Sunday at our new friends' house; and we're going to bake Sam's birthday cake. He turns 1 on Monday!

*I'm excited to decorate for fall and Halloween after reading this blog post yesterday (written by my friend-in-real-life Alyson). Now if only I could easily find the decorations, which are somewhere in the basement storage room amidst all the moving boxes and other basement junk that hasn't yet been unpacked.

So that's been my week. How has yours been? If you want to share or read other Fragments go to Half Past Kissin' Time. Have a great weekend!


the Chacogirl said...

Hi, I'm visiting some friday fragmenters. Your week sounds just as busy as mine. I recently started walking (as exercise:) a month ago, and have learned to like it a lot. See you around!

The Crazy Coxes said...

I'm coming over for all of those delicious treats you are nakin up! Congrats on getting back to exercise. You go!!!!

Kristina P. said...

I am with you on NYC Fashion Week. I love all that crap.

And I would totally see Oprah. ZToo bad you didn't get a trip to Australia!

dougandcheryl said...

I think I need to get down to Oprah sometime this year too. I used to say I wanted to go to her show sometime and now we've lived so close to Chicago for four years and I still haven't done it!
I read that post yesterday too and it really made me want to decorate. I've never put out Halloween decorations before Oct. 1 but I'm rethinking that right now. I love this time of year!!
Happy 1st birthday to Sam! I can't believe it's only a few days away. I really think this past year has been the fastest ever.

Donna said...

I love new visitors, thanks you guys!

Kristina--Those audience members are sooo lucky that get to go to Australia with her!

Cheryl, I agree, the year has flown by really fast. And you should go to Oprah. You're a lot closer to Chicago than I am!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I am SO excited to decorate for Fall...and to feel those Fall- temps!

Congrats on the exercise. Have a great weekend!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Thanks for mentioning me! :) Funny, I just remarked in my facebook, in response to you, that we are going to see "Mary Poppins" on Broadway on Brooke's field trip! We'll have to compare notes after we've both seen it.

Donna said...

That is funny Alyson! Small world. I'd rather see it in Manhattan than Des Moines but I'll take what I can get! I look forward to hearing what you think about it after you see it. I can't believe Brooke's class gets to do that for a field trip!

Kirby3131 said...

Going to the Oprah show has been on my list for a long time - 10 years maybe? Every time I've made plans to go to Chicago she wasn't taping. So I'm not sure if I will get there, but I hope you do! I watch probably one episode a week, but don't you just love the DVR!

It sounds like you have a very interesting neighborhood - so happy you met so many people.

Kristin - The Goat
via Friday Fragments

JEM said...

I hope it was a great birthday!!!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Happy Birthday to Sam!

I bet Mary Poppins will be great! I love the music for that show!

A friend of mine just went and saw Oprah last week. She said it was great fun!

Mrs4444 said...

Darn! All that baking and I'm here late? I don't suppose there are any leftovers...

I had the pleasure of attending an Oprah show several years ago--It was definitely a wonderful experience (no, I didn't make it to the Favorite Things show :( Good luck on the tickets! :)