Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Spring

I have a few bits of news! Please forgive my rambling, I think I have Spring Fever!!
First of all, I won this lovely card made by NYPapercrafter, by being the lucky commenter on this blog post. Please check out Debbie’s shop, I’m sure you’ll find a great card for yourself.

Also, thanks to Jolene for including my 3 Sheep “Jewel of a ReUse” in this adorable collection of spring lambs blog feature. And check out the cool stuff in the MadeStuffShop here.



Lastly, my sister and I finally got to our favorite candy store in Ogunquit, ME, the Harbor Candy Shop, today – my stock of dark chocolate non-pareils is now refreshed. Yum, yum, yum!

Peace, Judi

Saturday, March 14, 2009

MFA, Boston, and Scutra, Arlington, MA

Just wanted to make a quick update and let everyone know about the wonderful, delicious meals a friend and I had at Scutra, a restaurant in Arlington, MA, on Thursday evening.

First, we attended the Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese exhibit at the MFA Boston. Although not the type of art I would hang on my walls, it was all incredibly beautiful. These three men were extraordinarily talented with oil paint and brush. To think it is nearly 500 years for most of these works to have survived blows my mind. The exhibit is on until mid-August. If you are in the area, I hope you have a chance to see if for yourself.

Then it was time for dinner. Scutra has been in place for many years now, even expanded some time back, but for some reason I had never tried it. I'm sorry I waited so long.

Monday through Thursday they offer a special 3-course prix fixe dinner: choice of an appetizer, main course, and dessert. They also offer the regular dinner menu. We both chose the special - each had salad, my friend chose chicken marsala, I chose arctic char, and for dessert she chose bananas Foster in philo and I chose the chocolate tuxedo cake. We each had one drink, as well. I could not suitable describe these dishes. I say I had arctic char - but it had shrimp with it, sauce with lobster, wild rice, bok choy, and a flavor beyond description (at least by me.)

We were suitably filled but not overstuffed and loved our meals. So, I also recommend you try Scutra, if you are in the area.

A wonderful way to celebrate our birthdays!

Peace, Judi

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blog Award


What a lovely surprise - I have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award! Thanks to my friend Cathy, from Celtic Cat Photos, for the wonderful award. I am honored and blessed!

Here are the rules:

List 7 things that you love and then pass the award on to 7 people...tagging them and letting them know they won! You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sidebar letting the whole wide world know you are KReATIV!

1 - My family

2 - Reading on the beach on a hot summer day.

3 - Solving a puzzle - whether a work issue, how to make something work in a knitting project, or a Sudoku.

4 - Reading fictional mystery books - refer to 2 and 3 above!

5 - Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate

6 - Knitting and other fiber arts

7 - Photography


I tag:

I started to add some blogs here, but just can't do it. I know there are many who really hate this kind of thing. So, I ask you to please tag yourselves. If you see this and want to do it, I hope you will, and then come back here and let us know.

Peace to all,

Judi

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Red Tail Hawk x 2 And Happy Square Root Day!

Suburban hawk
found on my walk,
we didn't talk.

These pics are from last Saturday, near the Mystic Lakes. I was very close when he landed in this tree. There was roadkill nearby which I think he was hoping to grab, but he flew away without it.

Today is Square Root Day - there are only 9 each century. The month (3) times the day (3) equals the year (9). Next one won't be until April 4, 2016.

Today is not only Square Root Day, but also my birthday. I am now officially ancient!

Peace to all, Judi

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