Thursday, April 29, 2010

Box of Fun

Got to work on the Cellular Blanket last night and just giving myself those hours of relaxation was enough to bump me out of my grad school funk. I've been working myself ragged and have consequently been losing perspective on the big picture.

BB & I are celebrating his little cousin's first communion this weekend. I'm so excited for her! Because she'll be receiving about 1,000 bibles and crucifixes, we decided to give her something a little less traditional. We've put together a "box of fun" full of erasers that look like hamsters:

Scented pens:

A diary with a lock:

The obligatory savings bond and a host of stickers, garland, etc.

So much fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Booby Prize

So, I've been accepted into the graduate program that I've applied for. Traditionally, the program accepts four a year, but they've decided to accept me as a fifth. Which means that, if I decide to accept, I will not be offered financial aid. I don't see that there's any way that I can attend given these circumstances. And I suppose I should be flattered that they want me at all, but it does feel like a bit of a booby prize.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Drinking the KoolAid

I stumbled into the Saks friends and family event today while picking up a replacement bottle of foundation. And could I leave well enough alone and simply enjoy the savings on my foundation? No. Instead, I also picked up a bottle of their Particuliere nail polish, just like hundreds of ladies before me.

Why am I so on the bandwagon? Because the bandwagon is so darn pretty this spring!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blankets & Visitors

BB's Mom is coming for a last minute visit and we're so excited. I'm on tidying duty tonight and am mentally assembling menus that I think she'll like. We're lucky because Boston is in bloom and looking particularly pretty. So all we really need in the way of entertainment is to step outside.

I've been hit by the crafting bug again lately and am a mere two rows away from completing the monster, cabled baby blanket that I started well over a year ago. And I already have my next project queued up. Another baby blanket! ( I swear I'm not expecting.) I randomly checked Erika Knight's Natural Nursery Knits out of the library last week and am completely entranced.

It's the Cellular Blanket that caught my eye.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pax super totum sanguinarium globum

We survived having the tea party and she-who-must-not-be-named in our fair city, but I must confess that the whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth. Boston doesn't quite feel the same to me after the madness. Is there any place in this world left where a body can get some peace?

Friday, April 16, 2010


Had to return the Steven Alan shirt. I ordered it in Large, because on the hanger all of his shirts look teeny tiny to me. But when it arrived, the large was just too large. (Hooray!) So I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the shirt in Medium. Let's hope I didn't make a mistake.

I also indulged & ordered a tube of Chanel's Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle, the shade that's been taking the blogosphere by storm:

I'm not generally one to be swept up by a make-up trend, but the mania over Mademoiselle has reached such a fever pitch that I figure there must be something to it. None of the stores in Boston have it in stock, but there were plenty available on the Chanel website. Plus they offer free shipping, so it's much cheaper than going through or

BB & I are home this weekend and I'm hoping that we'll be able to spend it getting our lives in order. The house is a wreck, we have no food and our library books are all overdue. In short, our life is in tumult. Time to take it back.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I think that all of the daffodils and forsythia have gotten to me. I ordered this yellow plaid shirt from Steven Alan yesterday:

BB has two yellow plaid shirts that I really like, so I'm sort of copying him. We'll just have to make sure we never wear our yellow shirts on the same day.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Hey strangers! Our travel marathon is over & the house buying hysteria seems to have passed as well. Phew. BB & I are just back from NY and Boston is feeling mercifully quiet, if a bit small. We saw A Little Night Music on Saturday, which was not as good as I expected for all of the hype, but still very nice.

After the show we enjoyed a very late sushi dinner at Shaburi, which I've been referring to as A Little Night Sushi.

On Sunday, I spent a wonderfully sunny day in Soho and Nolita. I hit Purl just before the big move and finally visited Le Labo.

Gimmicky, but I don't care. I still love their Rose 31 and their Bergamote 22.

And I finally found a well cut pair of military pants! APC is the best, but I never feel comfortable buying anything from them without trying it on first. Their sizing can be so inconsistent.