Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I followed a trail to...

I just finished listening to the audio book 'Tis, by Frank McCourt. I loved that the author read his own work. His dry reading only added to the bits of humor and irony in the story.

Malachy McCourt, Frank's older brother, became an entertainer in New York, so I looked him up, and found that he has written a lot of books, is an actor, and has a column in a magazine.

On Malachy's website, I saw that his wife started something called Womanshare which looks totally cool. Women make a list of what they are good at and what they can offer other women, along with a list of what they hope another woman in the group can offer them. When you share, you get hours credited to your account which you can use to barter something from someone else. These women seem to have a wonderful community and there are testimonials of friendships and window cleanings!


Monday, August 28, 2006

Before and After

Would you look at this car? I packed for six people and it all fit in the back, without a car topper, and we didn't even lose any window space. I am amazing. My husband repeatedly thanked me as we unloaded that he didn't have to crawl on top of the van to get stuff.

On the other hand... when we got home, we weren't quite so contained. It took six days to unpack and clean up. I am still recovering.

We had a ton o' fun. But I am glad to be in my own home again.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

We're back

We are home from vacation, but need to get caught up and catch my breath. History proves that this may take me more than a couple of days. I have a few pictures to show everyone, but in the mean time, please enjoy this very cool video by OK Go!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Going on Vacation

Good-bye my bloggy friends! We are going to be spending the next two and a half weeks in a van together and eating a lot of the above. My son likes a little chicken with his ketchup.

I'm using these chicken McNuggets as my chicken post for show and tell. I don't have any real chicken stories, unless you count the rooster I saw when I was walking the dogs the other day. A rooster, all alone, in someone's front yard. It yelled at us.

I will miss you, dear friends. I look forward to reading all your wonderful and fascinating posts when I return. Hopefully, I'll have some cool things to show you when we get back.

TTFN, ta ta for now.