Monday, August 30, 2010


So, this post is a bit late. Or, really really late. But I have to gush about our long weekend in wine country at Demetria Vineyard's guest villa. (Okay, so it was a double-wide... but it was a 10 minute drive through the vineyard to get to it, and black as pitch at night when you turned out the lights - good stuff!)

The inside was so cute! Very shabby chic, even though kitcehn supplies were limited, we managed to set a pretty cute table for our family dinner on Saturday night. My hubs went all out for the family. He grilled fish and pork, corn and potatoes. Then for dessert my fabulous sis-in-law made us ice cream sundaes to die for.

The guys enjoyed sipping wine outside while they waited for us ladies to get ready for our night at the Hitching Post.

In the morning, we hiked on a trail that meandered through the vineyard. It was so incredibly pretty.

And of course, my account of the weekend wouldn't be complete without a photo of the doggie that visited us while we stayed. He was pretty awesome. I have to admit, I didn't get his name, so let's just think of him as Buddy. He looks like a Buddy, right?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer Cold

So... today I'm dealing with a summer cold, and am running into a question I ask myself when I'm sick.

To exercise or not to exercise.

According to Prevention Mag, if your symptoms are above the neck, you're okay to workout, and if they're below the neck, you should wait.

With this advice, I put my name on the list for spin tonight at the gym. And then texted the instructor to let her know she's not allowed to yell at me to turn up the resistance tonight!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Moment of Truth

My last six weeks have been tough. Not prison tough. Or training for triathlon tough. But for this girl, pretty darned tough.

New job coupled with two summer school classes. Over the past six weeks I have doubted my sanity, my intelligence, my time management skills, and my common sense. But here I sit, 2.5 hours away from my final (as in last) final. Oh how happy I will be in four hours with a glorious three homework-free weekends to enjoy!

Wish me luck.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Procrastination... you make homework so much fun!

Today I am in the throws of some serious procrastination. I have two finals this Thursday, and a term paper as well as a presentation due on Tuesday. Yet, I feel the need to do just about anything instead of my homework.

Scrub the tile on the kitchen island? Yes please!

Laundry? You betcha!

Randomly scroll through photos on Facebook? Why not!

Buckle down and find out the details of franchise law in China... and analyze the risk of franchising in a society that doesn't have laws protecting corporate intelligence... and juxtaposing those risks with the tremendous growth of the emerging market? Naw... I think I'll post to my blog instead.