Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back to Work

It's that time of year again...back to school. Which means back to work. I don't officially start back until Thursday, but I thought I'd get a head start and go in early. HA! I picked up my keys at 8am Monday morning and finally walked out of my classroom around 4pm Monday afternoon -- and I felt like very little had been accomplished. Good thing I got that head start!

And I left with a headache and complete body exhaustion. I was in bed, asleep, by 6pm. Yep, it's that time of year again. Gosh, I miss summer already!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Favorite Things

This is a blog challenge from Cups of Coffee, to make a list of my favorite things. These have to be things that can be purchased, so here goes!

  1. Michael Marcus Prime, the best way to even out my skin tone I've found to date
  2. Oil of Olay Creme Ribbons soap
  3. Guerlain Insolence perfume
  4. Starbucks black iced tea, unsweetened
  5. Perfect fit t-shirts from Old Navy
  6. Christopher Blue jeans
  7. Agatha Christie mysteries, especially the ones that pre-date WWII
  8. Baseball cards
  9. St. Louis Cardinals autographs
  10. Manicures and pedicures
  11. My cherry chocolate LG cell phone
  12. Converse All Stars

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Passport to...England and France

Aaahhh, what a wonderful end of summer this has's so hard to describe the past two weeks in Europe: how relaxing, how beautiful, how inspiring. how different life is. So many new experiences, so many monuments visited, so many small moments that were very special. Instead of writing about each one, here's a partial list:

  • Touring Kensington Palace
  • Eating ice cream on the grass outside Kensington Palace
  • Listening to Big Ben chime
  • Visitng the chapel in Westminster Abbey that holds the coffin of Queen Elizabeth I and the one that holds the coffin of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Riding the Eurostar
  • Eating at La Fregate with its view of the Louvre
  • Carousals in Paris
  • Standing under the Eiffel Tower
  • Wandering through the catacombs under Paris
  • Touring Notre Dame
  • Eating ice cream each evening while strolling through the cobblestone streets of Paris
  • The half day tour of Versailles
  • Seeing the tunnel where Princess Diana died
  • The funfair outside of the Louvre with the great log ride
  • Crepe stands with nutella
  • Walking two miles to see the Eiffel Tower light up at night
  • Visiting the Pont Alexander bridge
  • The Place de la Concorde and standing on the spot where Marie Antoinette was executed
  • A train ride through the middle of England
  • Eating breakfast at the Muffin Man every single morning we were in London
  • Standing on a bridge over the River Avon, feeding swans
  • Shopping in Europe!!!