Sunday, January 27, 2008

Patriots Fever Hits All Time High

There was a time when I couldn't even understand the rules of football. When I was a little girl, my dad must have explained "first down" to me 157 times and I never got it. I remember how much he loved watching football. I can still see him jumping up and down in our living room when Doug Flutie threw his Hail Mary Pass to Gerard Phelan in 1980-something. He was so psyched.

My wonderful husband Gerry took over where my dad left off. He explained downs to me 158 times and I finally got it!! After 17 1/2 years of marriage, I have caught his love of football and am experiencing Patriots Fever hard-core!

We are watching all updates on NFL network, ESPN, the Globe, and whatever else we can find!

The kids are just as psyched and we all know that it doesn't get any better than this!

We love our Vermont life and all of the beauty and joy it offers to us. This is such a great place to raise a family. But, I must say, it's a great time to be able to say that we grew up in Boston and that's where our hearts will always be.

I think this picture of Gerry says it all! GO PATS!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Never Give the Dog Your Car Keys

I am crazy about Etsy! It is one of the best websites I've ever been to. I could look around that site for hours. (ok, days... don't tell!) There is so much creativity and beauty on there. And, I think it's genius because it gives handcrafters an easy outlet to sell their product! Needless to say, I had to sign up!

So now, as if by magic, you can type into your PC and see the start of a Twin Birch site. How cool is that? I've only got about 18 items listed with more to follow. It's a total kick! Thank goodness for Etsy!!

Sadly today wasn't a day to post on Etsy... It was a day turned on its head when Max our 130 lb yellow lab (not fat, just the size of a donkey) stepped on my car keys which I had thrown onto my front seat while I unloaded groceries. After I returned my cart to its corral, I returned to the car and found it locked. Of course, Max was looking at me from inside wondering why we weren't rolling already! Big Bummer. (Did I mention that it was 7 degrees here in beautiful Vermont?)

Thanks to a great policewoman, I finally got back in and drove home with a car FULL of groceries and Max. I'll Etsy tomorrow~