Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

-Four words to summarize my week: Too. much. junk. food.

-Which leads to Halloween. It was fun! Peter was in New York for a conference (boo!) so I took the boys trick-or-treating, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It was also a nice easy way to meet more of our neighbors since we're new in the neighborhood.

-The best thing I saw on TV this week was The Sound of Music cast reunion on Oprah. That's one of my favorite movies ever and it was neat to see the "Von Trapp" kids as adults (I often wondered what ever became of them all) and of course Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are always a treat. The behind-the-scenes info and footage was fun to see too. I've had "Edelweiss" stuck in my head all week.

It's Leisl!

-We've been receiving so many catalogs in the mail lately, and I'm sure it will increase even more as the holidays approach. I actually like catalogs, but not this many--sometimes we get about 3-4 new ones a day! I didn't think this would be an issue because of our move over the summer, but no, those companies will find you no matter where you are.

-I know I've mentioned Invisible Pet Fence a few times recently and I'm going to mention it again. I love it! The inventor of it should get a Nobel Peace Prize! It has greatly increased the quality of life for our new dogs and for me. They love being able to run free around the yard and play and I love being able to open the door and let them go instead of having to walk them around (which is not easy to do with two young rowdy powerful dogs), tie them out, and then go out repeatedly to untangle them or bring them in. Invisible Pet Fence is worth every cent!

-I'm tired of being a mediocre cook who makes the same things for dinner week after week. I'm ready to take my cooking game up a notch. Or a lot of notches. I recently saw Jessica Seinfeld on Oprah (that show as you can see is rather influential in my life) and it was the kick in the pants I needed to get motivated to start cooking better and more creatively. I'm getting her new cookbook and I'm going to start using the many neglected cookbooks and recipes that I've had for years and have rarely used. My family isn't going to know what hit 'em!

If you'd like to read the Friday Fragments of others head over to Half Past Kissin Time. Have a good weekend!


dougandcheryl said...

I heard about that Sound of music episode. I'm going to go search for it online. I love that movie!
The boys look so cute in their costumes!
I know what you mean about the junk food. I was doing so well on what I was eating until Halloween hit and now it seems every day I crave a little chocolate. I figure if it's 'fun size' I'm okay eating one...

Kristina P. said...

The boys look so cute! And how did I miss the Sound of Music reunion?

Lisa K said...

I loved that reunion show but didn't you think Leisl (whatever her real name is) acted kinda weird? She kinda made me feel uncomfortable with the innuendo's she was making towards Christopher Plummer. I don't know, maybe it was just me. =)

Ann Marie said...

I have heard that the SOM episode was AWESOME! Who doesn't love the SOM?? I will have to hulu it.

I saw Jessica's new cookbook at Target... you'll have to let me know if you like it or not..

Donna said...

I agree Lisa! I can understand her having a crush on Christopher Plummer when they were filming because he was definitely handsome and successful, but yeah, there seemed to be something going on there. She said that he taught her how to drink! She still seems to have a thing for him. I was also a little scandalized by what "Louisa" did later in her life!

Brandi. said...

You have adorable boys!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Oh, I love the Sound of Music!!! I'm glad you got out and met the neighbors on Halloween. Plus, there was that free candy too! I've seen that cookbook, but I think it's a little too healthy for me. ;)
Have a great weekend!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I like the Halloween costumes--cute picture!

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