Friday, August 22, 2008

SAVE THE DATE: October 23rd 2008

Jennifer Taylor's Release Party at Toad's Place in New Haven!

Jenn has been working hard at preparing and releasing her 3rd CD. It's been a few years since her last release and I am very much looking forward to it!

Please save the date, it's a Thursday but seriously, you have to go! It'll be awesome!

Check out her website to find out when and where she's playing next. Go to: then click Shows.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Running Group

I ran with a running group last night. Cathy does it more regularly (preparing for the half marathon) and I tagged along for an evening run in West Hartford. The loop was created by the owners of Fleet Feet, a kick-butt store in West Hartford Center. It was a pleasant run, only a few times did I want to take a break but didn't. (well, except for when I fell down- that was a brief break, but my feet were happy with time I was off them).

Cathy also recommended a website which take a bit of getting used to, but really neat. It's called you have to register (it's free) and you can map out runs you want to do or have done. It saves them and tracks the mileage which is cool. But you can also search for runs in your town or area.

Looking forward to the next run but wow, that website makes me excited about running more.

Thanks Cathy, for revving up my passion again!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Harvest

Yesterday I had the pleasure of picking up Shawn and Jill's Community Supported Agriculture food from Old Maid Farm. It's an organic farm in Glastonbury that has chickens (see posting from few weeks ago) along with flowers, veggies, etc. Included in this pickup were
3.5 lbs tomatoes
2.5 lbs squash
2 snow eggplant
1 bucket arugula
1 bucket some other type lettuce
6 leaves of collard greens
6 leave kale
6 leave some other kale
4 jalapenos
4 green peppers
2 carrots
2 hot yellow peppers
1 bushel purple beans
(and a few other things, but I can't remember)
It is really fun too. The food is remarkable bright colored. The carrots are so bright and orange, the peppers are so dark and heavy! YUM. Their skins are shiny and beautiful and they smell scrumptious! I am in LOVE with this farm. And, Farmer George thinks the chickens might be 'done' this weekend. Very exciting.
Jenn and I talk about doing this next year buta fter this pickup I feel strongly about two things:
1- I definitely want to do it next year
2- we definitely need to split it, that's a lot of food!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Great Summer Weekend

What a great weekend! Friday Dave and I had dinner in Old Wethersfield. Unfortunately it was stormy so we didn't sit outside but we did venture on to find a place called The Bean and Grape which sounds PERFECT and is! Coffee during the day, wine at night. Hello! Have we met?? Anyway, I can't wait to try it out.

Bookclub tonight- at Jenna's house. She's doing really well. Book was called Black and White which was really an interesting read. Quite easy but loaded with emotional heavy stuff. Interesting to see what bookclub thought, but more interesting to see if we actually talk about the book. I hope so.

I'm hoping to run with Cathy on Wednesday night. There's a running group starting in West Hartford Center that runs about 3-4 miles ever wednesday. I hope it works well for me b/c sounds really cool!

This weekend Jenn and Ryan are having a Fish Fry and then I'm off to Scituate for a little R&R sans Dave. Bummer he can't make it but I'm looking forward to being up there.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Kinda nothin...

I don't have that much to update anything. This weekend was lazy. We babysat little Luke was fun- Jenn, Dave and I teamed up to do it. A dirty diaper and some food made little Luke happy as a snuggle bug. We had dinner at Cathy's last night- she made beer can chicken on the grill and it was absolutely delicious. What a lovely summer night.

So it's one week countdown to Dave's birthday which is very fun. We have plans to have dinner at Sauce in Glastonbury (how do I make the link on my blog to that website, that'd be cool). we are very excited about ordering rice balls- apparently they are little pockets of yumminess. Really excited about it.

Oh, and I made yummy lunch for this week. I made sauteed onions, peppers and grilled some steak for salad (with chick peas and tomatoes and feta). It was so delicious. I can't wait to eat again tomorrow. But heading to Jenna's tonight for falafels.

This week: looking forward to dinner with Dave, Jenn and Ryan at Black Eyed Sallys. Hartford is doing that pre-fix meals for $20.08. Last year we went to Carbones which was absolutely excellent. Looking forward to seeing Ryan- it's been a few weeks!

See, nothing really all that exciting. I'm sure next/this upcoming (I always mess that up) weekend will be great. we're also thinking about going to Newport or Block Island for the day too on Saturday. FUN

Oh, bunch of nonsense, but felt pressured to write something. I'm still loving the pictures of the chickens though.