Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter In The City

Boston had its first significant snowfall of the season this Saturday. I hate winter but I admit that I enjoyed the snow even while sliding my way across the Common. The Common is all lit up for the holidays and nature added its own snowy touch. It was a nice soft snow, not the whip you in the face kind that comes with a blizzard. This is my kind of winter. It's a shame I won't be able to hold onto this feeling until spring. I'll be cursing the freezing temps and feet of snow very soon.

We weren't out in the snow for the scenery though. We were heading to Mooo.... for a fantastic steak dinner with Germana and Andy. It was an expensive dinner but well worth the money. Mooo.... might just be my new favorite steakhouse in Boston. After we stuffed ourselves full of steak we headed over to the Omni Parker House for drinks. We had a nice view of the snow and all the party buses that drove by (we counted at least 6).

We'll be back for our annual stay at the Omni Parker this weekend. I highly recommend a nice hotel stay rather than exchanging gifts. Merry Christmas to us!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cocktail Party Song - Sweet Dreams by SeƱor Coconut

I've been trying to put together the perfect cocktail party play list. It will probably be done by the time we actually buy a house and can host a nice cocktail party. I was out at brunch and heard this cover of Sweet Dreams and I immediately put down my champagne and shazamed the song on my phone. It's a fun cover that I can picture playing in the background of a hip cocktail party

Saturday, December 2, 2017

It's feuerzangenbowle season

It's been a minute hasn't it. I've been busy at work and at life in general hence why the blog has been a bit quiet. Let's jump right in. I'VE GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

I would love poinsettias everywhere but Bosco would eat them. Did I tell you how I found him inside the garbage can when we came back from Thanksgiving? He was busy picking out chicken bones. He's still a pain in my ass even when he's sick.

I ordered 4 bottles of wine on my phone right after this photo was taken. I then realized I'd have to pick them up in Everett. No thank you. I assumed I could have it shipped to my house but SURPRISE you have to pick them up at some random liquor store in Everett. Debating cancelling the order and finding the wine closer.

I've already been to a Christmas party too. The feuerzangenbowle was especially good this year.

Made it through Elf and half of Christmas Vacation before I left. Warm drinks and lots of food makes Ginny sleepy.

Now it's time to make a rice and sausage stuffing for a friends Thanksgiving today. So much food....

Monday, November 20, 2017

Early Thanksgiving in New York.

Visited friends in Saratoga and then headed up to Schroon Lake to the the in-law's lake house. Good times and good food is what it's all about folks.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Damn it Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors. Maybe I should say he was one of my favorite actors. One allegation of misconduct by Anthony Rapp has now begun to snowball with others coming forward. I believe these men are telling the truth. It can't be easy to speak out against one of the Hollywood elite. House of Cards is dropping Kevin Spacey for the last season. As a fan of the show I'm glad they're trying to work out a way to finish the series without him. Claire has always been my favorite anyways. Have Spacey's character killed off camera and work the mystery of who the murderer is into the show. Robin Wright can carry House of Cards.

Now I keep wondering who will be next. I'm sure there are many more stories of misconduct and abuse in Hollywood and it's only a matter of time before they're told.

Now for an update on my sesamoiditis. I gave up the boot after 5 days. My foot was hurting more with the boot. I'm trying to find good comfortable shoes I can wear at work but haven't found the right shoes yet. For now I've been wearing my converse because they don't hurt my foot. My work has been understanding at least. I haven't been going for walks or using the elliptical. I'm resting my foot when I can but it's frustrating. I just want this injury gone but it looks like there's no quick recovery time.

Monday, October 23, 2017


From these boots.

To this boot.

I've had some pain in the ball of my right foot off and on for about two months. I finally made it to the podiatrist today and the doctor thinks it's sesamoiditis. She wants me to wear this boot for a few weeks to stop me from bending my foot and give the ball of my foot time to heal. It's really awkward to walk in. I should have listened to my body and taken better care of my foot. No more long walks and elliptical for a little bit. I ordered some foot pads that that my doctor said I could try if I really didn't want to wear the boot but she strongly suggested that I try to use the boot for a bit to give the foot a rest. I'm supposed to go to a concert tomorrow night that's GA standing. Luckily it's more about not bending the foot than just standing on it.