Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blessed be....

It seems that the trend is to tick off lists of what we're thankful for at Thanksgiving. 

I look at it this way....

What aren't I thankful for? 

I'm blessed with healthy children. I have a handsome and incredibly thoughtful husband. My immediate and extended family are healthy and hopefully happy. 

I have two businesses with my husband-- potentially a third in the immediate future.   And I love every minute of the imperfect chaos that I call life. 

I am blessed, I am grateful and I am thankful. Not just on thanksgiving....but always 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

That's it - I'm officially addicted.....

Shahs on Sunset. 
I love you guys!!!!

You are my new imaginary BFFs. 

(What....is that wrong??😳)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

These are the days I live for....

Football in the yard. Turkey in the oven. Cabernet in the glass. Hot tub and fireplace calling my name. 

Ah, but Sundays are my favorite days....

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's all turkey to me...

So I'm not really a fan of Thanksgiving dinner. It's my least favorite holiday meal.  


I love turkey on just any random day! So I figured I'd make a turkey for Sunday's Pats game. Except....

They're playing on Monday night football. 

Oh well. Sunday dinner it will be....

Friday, November 08, 2013


So in one week, I've gone from....

Never having a cavity to...
Having a broken tooth.
Having a root canal. 
Having a temporary crown....
....the final replacement will be on 12/2.

Who knew stocking wine would be such an occupational hazard!?!

I have very white teeth so the temporary definitely doesn't match.  But that's ok because the final one will. My dentist is fortunately a cosmetic dentist and he has a team (yes I said "team") of ceramic specialists who come to his office with their own kiln to color match the teeth!! 

Yay!  I have very white teeth. (Though the photos don't reflect it well, I don't think.) 

But it was not comfotable. I'll take 5 root canals to 1 temporary crown. No lie. (Mmmkay, so these pics are not taken in the most optimum of circumstances. Just sayin'.   I'm no Gisele!)
 It's not perfectly shaped or colored or sized-- but it's better than a gaping hole like before!!! 

I'm just dreading the work again. 
I'm on my third glass of wine and I STILL have a headache. 

Ah, the pains you go through to be beautiful -- as my mother would've said.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Persian Jews?!?!

So, I'm finally watching Bravos "shahs of sunset" and I'm trying to catch up on the story lines. 

Wow. I'm a little overwhelmed. 

And confused....
They're all Iranian - but some are Jewish!?  I thought Iran hated Israel?  But they're celebrating rosh h'shana, and having people convert to Judaism!! 


I mean- that's awesome!  But can someone please explain this to me because I've always heard the complete and total opposite. 

Thank god for google....

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Dear lawmakers,

How many shootings have to take place before you acknowledge there is am issue?  Since last October, we've had so many mass public shootings and attempts- that we've become jaded to them. 

Jaded to them?!!

What is going on in this world?


Monday, November 04, 2013

My most favorite time of year....

Fireplace crackles. Kicking through leaves. The crisp sting of cold air. Pumpkin candles. Hearty stews and chilis. Football parties. The warmth and coziness of falling asleep at night - and waking up slowly in the morning. Frost covered grasses. Cinnamon rolls. 

Saturday, November 02, 2013

You're never fully dressed without a smile....

The freakiest of things happened to me on Halloween. 

A bottle of wine fell and broke my eye tooth. (Insert puzzled look HERE--I totally expect it. )

I was stocking bottles that rest on the shelf about shoulder height- and a 1.5 bottle started to fall. I could hear it fall-- I was bent down in front if it, taking another bottle out of the case to stock; but I turned my head to catch it and must've been smiling-- the bottle fell, nicked my lip but hit my tooth straight on!  Random, right!?!

I heard the crack and pop- knew my tooth broke - but would you believe I actually picked the bottle up and stocked it before actually reacting to my mouth!?!? It just all was so fast....

Needless to say that while I ended up bring fortunate enough that my tooth could be saved- the nerve was exposed and me- the girl who still hasn't had a cavity- experienced her first root canal yesterday.  (Truth-- it wasn't bad at all. I didn't even need a Tylenol or anything after. Pretty darn painless!!)

I'm not even going to go into the whole dentist debaucle- that's a blog post all in if itself!  

The worst part of it, from a physical aspect- is over. It could've been worse. But the part I'm most sad about is that I can't get even a temporary crown until 11/15!  Smiling is such a big part of who I am-- I'm almost always happy and sociable and I work with the public- so to have to cover my mouth when I talk or to not be able to smile- makes me feel like I didn't just lose my tooth, but like I lost a little bit of ME. 

I'm hoping they get a cancellation I can squeeze into...