Monday, June 18, 2012

It's all a matter of perspective!

How does the time fly by so quickly? Where does it go, and what have I done in the last eleven days since I've posted? Hmmmmm....let's see

- wash, wash, wash

-cook, cook, cook

They are sparkly and beautiful!!
-buy shoes for wedding. Hope I can stand in them all day and still look good.

-make toiletry/essential item baskets for the bathrooms at the weddings

-make 150 paper cones filled with lavendar, and tied with bows and monogram labels, for the guests to toss at the married couple when they leave the church

-research and order wines/champagnes for the wedding ( a new task that we volunteered to handle   and pay for)

- continue with all the office tasks of running my husbands two, and soon to be three, practice locations

-plan rehearsal dinner, get invitations printed, addressed and mailed

-order place cards, gift bags and flowers for rehearsal dinner

-get my hair colored, cut and eyebrows waxed

-help my boys get packed and sent off to Montreal for the weekend bachelor party

-host my nephew and niece for a few days at my house

-take my  nephew and niece to the shore with me for a 4 day weekend

-get up at 5 am with my niece and her friend to watch the sunset on the beach

-dinner and drinks on the bay with the kids, my husband and mom

-bike ride, dog walk, and hang out on the beach daily with the kids

-buy some new beach chairs to replace a few that have broken

-grocery shop, cook meals, and wash during our shore weekend ( includes washing all the sheets and towels when everyone leaves ( many!!!)

-go to Ocean City for the night to ride the wild rides on the boardwalk with the kids
Boardwalk At Twilight Ocean City New Jersey

-send out my fathers day cards to my dad and father-in-law

- take my dad out for a fathers day dinner this past Sunday with the rest of the family

-drive up to my brothers today to be with the kids, pick my nephew up from camp and then take him to a friends house

-continue reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy ( on book three and still in awe as to how this writer knows about all this stuff!!)
Fifty Shades Freed [Book]

-read wheat belly...or at least parts of itWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health [Book]

- try to keep up with all the blogs, and comment when I can

-try to stay within my BFC guidelines

-get my annual pap smear and yearly gyn checkup

-get fitted for my rehearsal dinner dress and gown for the wedding

-get ready to pack up to leave Wednesday for a long shore weekend

-make these delicious chicken parm burgers that were featured on The Chew. They are dipped in  a little panko crumbs mixed with parm cheese, but I doubt it would even be a full carb serving. They are really good. I ate mine without the roll. I also made mine with half regular ground chicken and half ground chicken breast.

- make grilled romaine lettuce, topped with some carmelized onions, sauteed with chopped bacon, to which I added some balsamic at the end. Top the grilled lettuce with it and add some crumbled blue cheese and/or some caesar dressing. So good. To grill the romaine, chop in half, brush the cut side with olive oil. Grill until nice and charred. You can chill and eat later or eat right off the grill. The inside of the lettuce is still cold, but the outside has a nice grilled flavor. I am eating it this way the whole summer!!
Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

I'm going to stop now because even I can't take anymore!!!That's it...I'm exhausted and going to bed. Hugs and love to you all!

Thought for the day: Life is a matter of perspective. Either you complain because roses have thorns, or you rejoice because thorns have roses. It all depends on how you look at it.fe is a matter of perspective, either you complain
because roses have thorns or
you rejoice because thorns have roses...

It all depends on how you look at it.Life is a matter of perspective, either you complain
because roses have thorns or
you rejoice because thorns have roses...

It all depends on how you look at it.


  1. Ok STOP already - You are making me:
    I LOVE those shoes. I would totally wear them if it wasn't for my foot. Beautiful. Love all the pictures too. Have a great time and don't forget to make time for you! You always for get about that. :-)

  2. I always love when I see a new post from you :) The photos are beautiful and those, love, love - where did you buy them?

    I love that you have your prorities right - looking at your list I can see that your family is VERY important to you and you will never regret creating memories with them. I know it takes alot of work but they are so lucky to have you in their lives. I agree with Rosalie, though, take time for yourself. I see a few things on the list for yourself but make sure you don't put those off (like us women tend to do). Sounds like you will be moving fast for the next month or so (or longer)?? Take a deep breathe and call on us BFC buddies if you need any encouragement or support.

    One more thing - I see that you are in charge of wine for the wedding. Have you ever tried Cupcake Vineyards wine? My mother-in-law served it this weekend and I had 1 sip because I was curious - it was so yummy!!! Have a great day Pattie :)

  3. Oh, Pattie, you are sooo busy! I'm exhausted just reading your list. I hope you are able to enjoy yourself in the midst of it all.

  4. Wow! That is quite a list. I pray that you enjoy every single moment! I finished the 50 shades series about 2 weeks ago and I loved them. I know they aren't for everyone, but I loved them.... so there!!!
    Family just flows in what you write. That is a true blessing.
    Enjoy the shore for me, I can't think of anywhere I would rather be!

  5. Wow! Enjoy every last minute and I love those shoes!

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