Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Greetings from Hawaii

Look what I found in my mailbox this morning! A beautiful postcard from dear, sweet Natalia. Gosh, I miss her.

Monday, September 18, 2017

October Date

Looks like Zach and I are gonna be heading to The Colonial Theatre to see WarGames in October and I for one cannot wait!! I loved that movie growing up. The first time we had computer class in grade school and I saw an actual computer I seriously typed Global Thermonuclear War. What a dork...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

New Fall Menu at The Beet!

Hooray! Today I took Xave to Heart Beet to try out some delish vegan eats and he absolutely loved it! The Coconut BLT, the S'mores cookies, the flatbread, and the puta and hummus all had him oo-ing and ahh-ing.In place of the side salad of kale he went with fresh fruit. "What the hell is this?" he asked, holding up a slender piece of brown yumminess. "Oh! It's a date!" Later when I asked what he liked best, Xavier said, "the date. It blew my mind." Contrary to what Sallah said, there's no such thing as a bad date. Well, edible ones, that is. Anyway...my favourite Heart Beet gal was on duty (I'm 99% certain her name is Jessica) and it was just a perfect afternoon to gorge myself on loads of new menu items and gab with my lil' brother.

Roasted Cauli Hummus with Pita was good, but I kinda miss the cheese board they had for Summer.

Quinoa Tacos - tasty but wicked messy!

Flatbread app with "cream" cheese, pears, walnuts, arugula, and caramelised onions was superb.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday in Bryn Mawr

So today started out great then went swiftly downhill. Jackson adores Nana Rose; of this we are all aware, but today he kept on and on about wanting to see her. This clearly translated, to my insecure self, as "you stink out loud and are a total bore so take me to someone I truly care about." Before he became an unbearable monster, we had lunch at MOM's and a lil' photo shoot outside of Hope's Cookies. Once I got home and had a big sob fest in the car, I remembered what my father's ex-girlfriend, Eleanor, told him over the phone back in the 1960s: "I need some space." Translation: "without you in it." Looks like Jax and I will be taking a break for a bit. First MJ and now Jackson? I need to be with people that actually want to be with me.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Beautiful Prague

So I've been thinking of visiting Antwerpen again in 2018 and maybe taking the train to Amsterdam for a couple days, or maybe flying up to Norway and driving around to see the fjords. But then I see this gorgeous photo of Prague and think, "hmmmm.....maybe Czech Republic..."

(photo by Zdeněk Kaluža)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kingdom of You

I ordered this adorable book for Jackson from Wonderbly and finally got the chance to read it to him last night. His little gasp-giggle at seeing his name on nearly every page, as well as a cartoon version of him, was absolutely heart-warming. I sure do love that boy!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Quality Time at Kings

What better way to end the day than spending it at the Kings house with Xavier, Mary, and three of my favourite kids, plus wee lil' Ash the Cat. I got to tuck Jackson in bed and then head down and introduce everyone to Gogglebox Ireland, which, I will have you know, they all loved!