Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Nieces are Starbucks Junkies

My nieces love frappucinos.


I guess they come by it honestly.
I mean, what can you expect when their mom and aunt 
are rarely seen without a frappucino in their hands?

So, the other day,
I took my nieces to Starbucks
to celebrate their graduations with a frappucino.

No, they are not headed off to college in the Fall.
They just graduated from preschool and kindergarten.
That's right ... they are 4 and 6.
And they already love coffee ... a lot.

I hope Social Services is not reading this blog.

Anyway ... 
As we were sitting in the comfy chairs at our local Starbucks,
my nieces were quick to point out that they were lacking
for their frappucinos.

Not kidding.

So, like a good auntie,
I took them by the hand
and walked them the two blocks to my favorite fabric store
and let them pick out fabrics to make their very own cozies.

The fabrics they chose
are as different as their little personalities.

I love it.


Anneliese chose these sweet 
under-the-sea prints.


While Mary Rose
opted for the bright, bold Dr. Seuss look.



Here they are ...
ready and waiting for the next
Auntie date at Starbucks.

We'll have to do that soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Back in the Saddle


Has it really been nearly 
4 months 
since I have posted anything here??!!??
Goodness!

I wish I had a good excuse to offer.

Oh wait ... 
I do have a good excuse.

So ... do you remember this post back in February?
Sure you do ... 
it was my last post before this one!

Well, as a result of the accident
which started the Rental Car Chronicles in motion,
(more on that later ... it gets better.)
I had to have surgery in February 
to fix my shoulder.

Long, boring story short ...
it has been a tough recovery
and I've been slow to get back into my normal activities.

So ... there hasn't been much to write about.

Unless you want me to write book reviews 
for the 10 books I've read since my surgery
(which, by the way, is more books than I read all last year!)

Or update you on the ins and outs of how torturous physical therapy can be
(I'm starting to think that my Physical Therapist 
either hates me or is a very angry individual!)

Or maybe I could have written 
about how serious my frappucino addiction has become 
since I've resorted to drinking them to help me cope with my shoulder pain
(not that starbucks actually helps with the physical pain,
but frappucinos always bring a smile to my face!)

Either way,
I think you'd rather hear about other things.
And now that I'm slowly getting back in my studio
from time to time,
I hope to have more to write about,
so stay tuned!