Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Too Much Testosterone!

I live in a house full of testosterone!  

Husband, two boys, 13 and 11

And lately I've been feeling alone

Now, don't get me wrong

I love them all and wouldn't trade my boys for girls ever

But sometimes

Like when I find airsoft pellets in the stove burners

Or Nerf gun darts behind the couch

And sweaty jockstraps strewn on the laundry room floor

I get a little crazy

They just think so differently than I do

They don't get me

They tolerate me

But they don't understand

My obsessive need to rearrange the furniture

("It's fine the way it is!")

My giddiness over new dupioni silk window treatments

("We like mini-blinds better!")

How I can spend hours reading your blogs

(Seriously mom?  You don't even know them!  Man vs. Wild is on tv!)

Which is exactly why I love the blog world

It lets me connect

With my own species

And a girl needs that every now and then

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hurry to Buckeystown, Maryland!

It's a Chartreuse & Co., weekend in Buckeystown, Maryland and the barn is loaded with absolutely fabulous vintage furnishings, antiques, jewelry, architectural salvage pieces and industrial chic items just waiting to go home with you!  

Take a peek at what's in this month's sale here.  

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Latest Obsession

American Pickers- History Channel
Okay, seriously, I want to go on a road trip with these guys.   
Have you watched their show yet?  
It's on the History Channel 
It's the ultimate treasure hunt!  
It would be a blast to pack my bags and tag along!  

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wishing You Lots of Love!

Happy Valentine's Day!

(I snuck another snow picture in!)

Photo found here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Got Snow?

Oh, yeah, we've got that!

How about you?

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Right Call

It's the call my boys and I had been waiting for all day.
The big question had been looming all afternoon.
Each time the phone rang we looked at each other with anticipation.

The first call of the day was my husband.
Checking in from Toronto.

When the phone rang again an hour or so later the boys sprang for it, certain it would be the one they'd been waiting for.
It was just a friend reporting on road conditions.

I sent the kids out sledding to get their minds off it.
They came back with five friends in tow, famished from trudging the tobbagan home from the hill.

The phone rang just as they sat down at the table.
I answered quickly and immediately hit the speaker phone button:

"Hello, parents, due to inclement weather schools are canceled for tomorrow."

The boys went nuts, high fives were exchanged and their screams of delight would have rivaled any group of similarly gathered girls!

This girl rejoiced with them!

I love snow days!

Saturday, February 6, 2010



Friday, February 5, 2010

Here it Comes!

It's like Christmas Eve around here!
I'm so excited because a massive snow storm is on it's way!
Winter fun all weekend long!

Stay safe!