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!