Thursday, January 31, 2013

A $10 day

I've mentioned before that one of my favorite perks about working at MIT is occasional parking.  I can park 12 times a month for $5 a day which is a bargain if you know anything about Boston/Cambridge parking.  I wasn't very good about keeping track this month (until Thursday) and I overshot my 12 times.  I used to keep track of my period; now I keep track of my parking.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

About that new macintosh candle...

So as soon as I hit the PUBLISH button on the Westborough Wicks post this morning, I remembered that I lit my new macintosh candle last night and never blew it out!!!  I started to panic and frantically (via phone, email, text) tried to reach my two friends that have keys to my condo--with NO luck.  I knew deep down that the candle wasn't still burning because I couldn't remember smelling it last night or this morning BUT I also knew that I didn't blow it out.  So I left work and drove home and of course, found the candle on the table--not burning.

Today I made myself this sign for my front door.  I've put a sign on the front door before reminding me to turn off the stove (after leaving chili cooking while I drove to MAINE--I was gone about 6 hours...that story will have to be a blog post someday) but after today's incident I knew it was time for another reminder.

I'm just keeping it real by blogging about this crap in my life.  And for all you young folks out there, this too will be your life someday.

Westborough Wicks

My friend Shirley's sister recently opened a candle shop -- Westborough Wicks.  I'd been wanting to check it out so on Saturday after the baptism(s) I met up with Shirley and we went to the shop.  It's such a cool place -- I love the decor and all the nifty things for sale (fabric gift bags, felted items, note cards, AND candles, of course).  I bought a Macintosh candle (my fave).  And I bought a few cards designed by this woman and I just love them.  I know some of my blog readers (you know who you are!) live near Westborough so go check out Westborough Wicks!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Rooftop parking

I had a few things to take care of at home this morning so by the time I got to work there was only rooftop parking.  Not a bad view.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Double baptism day

My friends' daughters Jane and Brynn were baptized today.  They are good buddies and how lucky for them to share this special day.  I loved watching them -- seeing the light in their eyes and how happy they were to become members of the Church.

Friday, January 25, 2013

He's the Grandpa!

When we were kids we went to Olvera Street at Christmastime.  There was an inebriated man hovering around the nativity scene yelling, "I'm the Grandpa!  I'm the Grandpa!"  That's John (not the inebriated part but the Grandpa part).  As of yesterday, he's a Grandpa.  And I know he'll be a great one.  Congratulations to Emily and Lucas!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chocolate chip cookies and milk

Tonight's Recipe Swap drew a crowd of 16!  I guess so;  who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies and milk?  I took these.  Yeah, they're good.  I ate six of them at work today.

It's snowing!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stories from my Road Trip

I stopped in Florida to buy some fruit and then took some photos of the produce and signs.  The proprietor yelled, "I have something in my van you can take a picture of". Yikes.  That sounded kind of dicey.  I was a bit nervous (and inching toward my car) when he walked back carrying that dog.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dear major credit card company

I called you Thursday to see about getting a replacement card quickly.  You said you could "over night" one to me.  I gave you my work address since UPS won't leave packages at home without a live signature (muy annoying).  You said if I didn't get it Friday, I'd get it Saturday or Monday.  I got it today.  Um.  That's not over night.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday dinner with friends

Tacos, fruit salad, and good times.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

In my neighborhood

The other night I was driving home and noticed this cool red/orange porch.  I turned around and went back to take a few photos of this cool house ( photographic regrets).

Friday, January 11, 2013


Rental Belle has been returned, Silver Belle is back (though I feel like I'm driving a jalopy after driving that sweet 2012 Camry for 5 weeks) and this is still my dream car.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Elizabeth and her Dad

Elizabeth's room

Elizabeth tonight

What?  She's so grown up.  I think this was the last time I saw her.  I got to babysit her tonight for 5 minutes.