It’s been a lazy day around the Ponti household. For the most part, we’ve watched episodes from the second season of Legend of the Seeker and had breakfast. I enjoy having a little downtime, but lazy usually means I have way too much time to think. And thinking is either dangerous or depressing. I’ll warn you in advance that, today, my thoughts are rather depressing. Read more
I’m not a huge fan of movies on Netflix. To me, the choices are pretty slim and what movies are available are those you have either seen a hundred times on The Hallmark Channel or simply passed on the first time around. But! I do love the TV series they have on there – all those shows you saw advertised at one time, got excited about, said “I’m definitely watching that when it comes out this fall (or summer)!” and never actually got around to watching even the pilot episode of a single one. Well, Netflix lets you redeem yourself! Read more
We just received our first four cords of wood for winter, with two more coming this afternoon. That means a lot of stacking and grumpiness from the peanut gallery. What can I say, we live in Maine. Winters are bitter and looooooong. Take a peek at the awesomeness that is pre-heat:
We made our first trip to the ER last night with Miss Aless. At first we thought she had a head injury, because she knocked her noggin off of the side of the coffee table while trying to stand yesterday. Don’t judge. Stop thinking we’re horrible parents. It happens when kids start learning how to walk. And most of the time – like yesterday – there is very little reaction time. One second she was up and then the next, BUMP, she was down. It was a double whammy, too. After hitting the front of her head, she landed on her butt, lost her balance and fell over backwards – another BUMP! Neither hit was particularly hard, but sometimes you just never know. Read more
We had a great time at the Maine Lobster Festival 2012 today. The weather could not have been more perfect – overcast, very little direct sun and a nice ocean breeze. As usual, the air was filled with the scents of salt, seafood and fried goodness. Thanks to G’Pa Wedge, I have a bag of divine kettle corn to last me the next week or so. Yum!
Here are some pics of my favorite things from the day…
Check out this crafty creation – baseball lobster style!
I grew up in an old farmhouse that was moved by oxen from its original location to the place it still stands today. Inside were all kinds of storage areas and “cubby” holes. One of those cubbies was like a hidden goldmine of old memorabilia, pictures, puzzles and games. This is where turn of the century postcards and scrap books sat waiting to be adorned upon. My grandmother and I spent countless afternoons looking through these vintage gems. Read more
I’m officially on vacation this week which means rather than working 26 jobs, I’ll only be working 25. Yay! Remarkably, there are a few things on the agenda this time around. We hope to visit Stonewall Kitchen down in York. There’s a magnitude of things there that I can add to my Pinterest board, “Food Sure to Make My Butt Grow” but the one thing I am not leaving without is their brand new Chocolate Strawberry Jam. Oh yum. Read more
I went to the surgeon yesterday to see what’s up with this weird, itchy spot on my face. He definitely did not have the same strong reaction as my primary care physician. In fact, he was as laid back as could be explaining each of my options with great care and detail. Basically I can have the spot completely removed without knowing anything. Or I can opt to have it biopsied which would give us some insight. Both of these options leave scarring; the surgeon didn’t sugarcoat this part. The third avenue is to just wait it out. Read more