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If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve already seen this picture and heard this story, but I thought I would share again. I went to the post office and asked the postmaster for some “pretty stamps” he obligingly reached behind the counter and put these in front of me.
These stamps remind me, I so excited for the Nationals this year! All the way to the series this time! Whoot!
Okay, now that I have typed the phrase busy bee, all I can think of is that scene in Gladiator where Commodus has reached a-place-that-is-beyond-creepy and he calls Lucillia a busy bee. I always want to scream at Lucillia to just grab her kid and leave the palace.
But I wanted to pop in for a minute to once again apologize for not posting and to assure you that I am still alive and well! I’ve been in over my head in events, planning and projects. The picture above shows the sewing project I’ve been working on – 20+ Shakespearean shirts for a middle school production of Taming of the Shrew. Ooo, ooo, that Shakespearean rag. . .
And to add to the randomness of this post, here is a poem for you:
MORNING AT THE WINDOW
by: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
THEY are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.
The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
So, remember how I had a picture of just my mismatched socks a post or two ago? This is how it started. My two-stepping fanatic of a roommate asked me to go out two-stepping and line dancing with her at a country bar. Fun right?
But, before you go two stepping you have to dress for the part, right? Line dancing in ballet flats just doesn’t work. Have a look at these adorable boots. Such a lovely color of suede. They aren’t mine, they are another roommate’s who couldn’t got out with us that night because she was at a gala or something.
Cute right? Oh, yes so cute. And deceitfully small. I was able to pull them on just fine.
But taking them off was another story. After the roomie and I got home, I sat down to take off my cute boots. The right boot came off just fine, but the left would. not. budge. My roommate had to tug, and pull, and tug some more to get that darned boot off. I was starting to worry. Would I have to cut the boot off? That seemed a little drastic. Would I have to sleep in it? Perhaps the dancing made my feet swell and if I slept with my foot elevated I could get the boot off in the morning (okay later that day, who are we kidding really? It’s like 2 a.m. here.). But I was determined that I was not going to sleep with one boot on. Diddle, diddle dumpling.
I asked dear roomie to try pulling it off one more time. And praise the Heavens, off it came! And I’ve never been so happy to see my mismatched socks in all my life!
So I was nominated for the Liebster award a while ago, by Martha at Romancing Reilly, and then again by Joannie at Joan in Ordinary Time. So I’ll come clean and pass the mention on. Thanks girls, I am so flattered!
(You are probably wondering why I have a picture of my feet in mismatched socks. Well, that is how I feel about answering all these questions, a little awkward – like a pair mismatched socks. And, before you start worrying that I went out in public like that, I did have my socks hidden in a cute pair of boots – more on that later.) Read the rest of this entry »
Two years of blogging! Thank you to all my followers and everyone that has encouraged me to keep trucking along with Sacred Monkeys of the Vatican, I’ve learned so much. Last year I promised an overhaul of the site that never happened – hopefully that will come about this year. I think I have a couple other surprises up my sleeve, but you’ll have to wait and see. Here is to another year of good things!
Okay, so to make up for forgetting last Friday’s meatless meal, I am giving you three meatless dinner ideas today from three of my favorite foodies!
First up, a mushroom and leek quiche from Smitten Kitchen. (This one makes my mouth water!)
Next, shrimp tacos from The Pioneer Woman. (Mmmmm, shrimp.)
And Finally, Korean pancakes (they’re savory!) from Dinner A Love Story! (Totaly making these tonight!)
Well, yesterday was pretty much horrible. Like a mad tea party, only there weren’t any riddles. Let’s check, yup, it was so bad even the Pope decided to quit.
Warning – rant ahead: Read the rest of this entry »
So it’s been depressing as all get-out here, the rain never stops. It’s overcast and gloomy. I’ll admit that I don’t handle the cold very well, but I do better when there is quantitative amounts of sunshine. So, to brighten your day(and mine), here are a few clips.
A happy music video full of sunshine!
Make a bowl and eat it all! (Just remember what your mother told you about eating raw egg.)
Information on deserts to take your mind off all the nasty rain.
Don’t forget, summer clothes! Vogue fashion shows for Spring/Summer 2013.
St. Scolastica the patroness of weather.
Homemade Limoncello - it’s like sunshine in a bottle.
Um, because it was too funny not to include.
Sorry for the radio silence! I had meant to post these past two weeks, but the internet connection at my parents house is just that bad (sorry Mom).
- My coffee cup from Dunkin’ Donuts this morning is red and green with the word Joy printed across the front. Although I do agree that coffee does give me some amount of joy in the mornings, the fact remains that it is still not Christmas yet.
- On my commute there is a reading center called Wright to Read. This really bothers me.
- There is an origami paper crane on my desk. I fold paper cranes when I get phone calls from telemarketers that won’t go away. I just let them talk, say “mmmm hhhhmmm,” and fold. I don’t really listen to what they are saying. Is that bad?
- I am more nerdy than the Classical Radio Station. Sigh. So it has come to this. The other day the radio announcer said that the piece was played by flutist so-and-so, but I am pretty sure it should be flautist.
- As I get older I am realizing more and more that I am becoming full fledge snob. But, I buy coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, and I like it, so I can’t be too far gone.
- Did you know the first recorded use of snob was in 1781?
- Okay, I am stopping now.