Never question the hairdresser's methods. While I looked like medusa on crack before, it totally turned out. And sorry mrs. Figby, I went against your styling tip and got the yellow clutch... It looks great!
Today is Satruday (actually, it's Thursday night and I'm watching Grey's Anatomy, but idon't want to miss a day!!!) and this week, on Saturday, I am FINALLY going to get togther with Julie from Them and US. Julie was a reader/lurker who contacted me last year to help her locate a rental for the summer as she was coming to my city. I drove by the place she was going to rent, but in the end she foudn a nicer place soemwhere else. We made plans to get together during her stay. But as often happens, the stars didn't align and we never managed to be at the same park on the same day with our kids.
But we have plans, and as you read this, we should be decor shopping somewhere together.
We got to toronto this afternoon and I decided to get my horrible nails spiffed up for the weeend. The concierge recommended a place called Lucky Nails smack in the heart of Yorkville. It's a typical low-cost place, but it's location means "stars" walk over from the big hotels. There were pictures of hayden pannetiere, vivica a fox, robert downey jr, hillary duff and a large dude identified in the frame as "Baseball Player". Sorry dude, they coulnd't be bothered to figure out who you were....
We have a dinner tonight and along with my husband, I'm on a date with Gerrard aka my orange leather jacket!
there are a thousand trends/style/shopping/decorating blogs out there. I read about nine hundred! I have quite a few favorite, but since we are about to pack up and head out to Toronto for the weekend to attend a friend's wedding, I thought I would like to Poppytalk, and more precisely to their recent Toronto Shopping entry. I intend to visit as many as possible this weekend. Also, please note that one of the stores has my bathroom "Frames" wallpaper as their decor!
Since I will be on the road, I'm not sure how the posting will go. So I will put a couple of posts in the can, just to make sure I don't miss a day in November!
In other news, I did a not-very-good-thing earlier this week. While decluttering a massive amount of boxes in the laundry room, I found the CD and prints of BB's orphanage pics taken by her nannies. when we came home with her, times were tough around here and somehow, they got packed away and were misplaced. I knew we had them, I just didn't know where they were. So I found them on Monday. And I was so giddy, I put them in a little album and showed them to BB. She was very excited. She asked lots of questions. She found herself looking strange and different. She asked a lot of questions. She pointed to the clothes she got to take home but were being worn by other kids. She asked a lot of questions. She didn't seemed bothered, just very very curious.
About an hour after going to bed, she woke up in a crazy, sweety nightmare state. We settled her back down and put her to bed. An hour after that, she woke up frightened and puking all over her bed. I felt SOOOOO guilty you cannot even begin to imagine. But she also had a little cold and has a hair-trigger gag reflex, so we tried to talk ourselves into believing that she in fact woke up puking because she was coughing and then gagged. Except she did it again this afternoon in the middle of her nap. A typical night-terror type panic, totallly freaking out and screaming, but not really awake or aware.
Yet she keeps asking for the album and wants to look at the pictures..... I'm not sure I want to keep showing them to her at this very moment....
First of all, Thank You all. Really, the world thanks you. We'll have to see how it goes, clearly the man inherited a shit job at a shit time, but I think he can do it.
For today's link, let me introduce you to The Toy Society. A bunch of crafters make softies and drop them, in a bag, in unusal places, with a little note about the Society. Then they hope the toy gets found and adopted, and sometimes, the finder will email and let the Society know how the toy is doing. It's a fantastic idea and I have hopes of making my own drop soon. As a matter of fact, I'm planning on doing it once there is snow.
I'm sort of cheating, but I'm gonna link back to myself. Last spring, when I visited Texas, we found ourselves in a dry county. I was not amused. I was on a ladies only trip, leaving my own girls at home for the first time and there was no wine. But Shelba, Bobby Joe, Melissa and I soldiered on and we scored a couple of bottles of Texas-made wine. The bottle we had that night was nice. The bottle I took home was called Sweet Rodeo Red, Texas Table Wine, from the Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards.
I decided to finally give it a go tonight, in honor of the US election. Let's just say that Obama should enjoy a victory as sweet as this wine..... It's like a good bottle of Manachevitz. If you have never had the pleasure, you could always mix Welsh's grape juice and vodka, you'd get about the same thing.....
I raise my glass of Sweet Texas Red and hope for a very sweet blue victory tonight!
If everyone is like my friends in Blogistan, then I know you are all out there going to vote today. All my buds, they have already blogged urging their fellow Americans to go vote. But the truth is many people will not go vote. And that could swing the pendulum.
Here is the thing. If I was a US citizen, I would vote Obama. Sure, what else did you expect from the peace-loving, socialist Canuck? But I'm looking at the big picture. The picture that says that the US president is the de-facto leader of the free world. Have you been to the free world? How many countries have you visited? I've been around (get your mind out of the gutter people, though you would be right on that count a little too....).
Here in Canada we've had a woman Primer Minister (ok, for 5 minutes, but still), we have has several women Governor General (the Queen's Representative in Canada) and the current one is black. And you know what? Nobody batted an eyelash. It's time for minorities, be it race or gender, to start making decisions for the world. Because the world is not all rich white men. We need people in office who haven't spend their formative years building incestuous relationships with big-companies and who will live out their retirement years going back to those sources. We need people in power who don't think war is the answer to everything. We need people in power who want the US to be strong and prosper but who actually understand that there are many, many other nations out there who have just as much to contribute to the well-being of the planet and it's inhabitants.
So, if you were thinking of skipping the lines today, I urge you not to. And if you are undecided, then just look at it as voting on my behalf. Vote for the rest of the planet. For all the non-Americans who are going to be impacted by today's vote.