2008 Archives

Must. Have. Sunlight.

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 12, 2008 at 7:50pm

What the? I’m sorry but I am NOT ready for living in total darkness! Not only limited hours of daylight, plus the end of daylight savings, but also a cruel, endless string of dark, cloudy days. Ugh! This is how dragged down I feel in March, not November. I’m toast this winter, completely. When our…

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Bling, Chat, and Icy Heat

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 11, 2008 at 7:58pm

Silpada, Silpada – if you’re a woman in my family, be on alert, you are most likely getting Silpada jewelry for Christmas. Suz is a Silpada rep, so I’ve hosted a couple of parties, which have led to other of my friends hosting parties, including my friend Polly last night and Baseball Mom Sonja this…

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Everything’s More Fun with Suz…Even Shopping

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 8, 2008 at 5:30pm

Just in case we forgot, winter is coming. It was easy to be lulled into complacency given 75-degree days earlier this week. And then yesterday…snow. And today…a high of 34 degrees. Alrighty then. Thursday, when it was still warm outside, I actually spent a good part of the day baking. I’m not really much of…

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Politically Correct Beef Burgundy

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 5, 2008 at 2:17pm

Hey friends, how’s it going? I’ve actually had a couple of kind inquiries about my health due to my two-week bloggy absence – rest assured, everything’s fine here, in fact great. My excuse? Um…total and complete obsession with the presidential election. I confess, I got bit hard by the political bug this cycle. I just…

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Moderately Organized

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 21, 2008 at 10:36am

Do you plan your meals for the week? I sort of do – all things in moderation, you know, including being organized – but am always quite glad when I consistently pull it off. I have a couple of basic, pre-typed grocery lists on Word, organized by food category and store lay-out (I shop primarily…

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Tequila for the Halibut

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 20, 2008 at 9:49am

Well, it was all downhill from there… I lost last week to a nasty cold and cough, but I’m back in fighting form this week. Whew. Despite feeling under the weather I enjoyed a couple of good meals, at week’s end, starting on Friday night with Debbie and Stu The Wine Genius Williams and Rudy…

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YUMmy Payback

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 13, 2008 at 8:46pm

Out and about, despite my stupid-Madison cold (cough, cough) and pouring rain. Lunch today at YUM! Bakery with Polly, soooo tasty. Chicken soup for the throat and the soul. With a couple of matzo balls to boot, as well as a split of coconut cake and a cup of hot tea. Oooh, all so YUMmy…

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C-A-M-I, Mich, and Bucky: Happy New Year!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 12, 2008 at 9:54am

On Wisconsin! Or, not so much, since I’ve been back for a week already, and the Badgers are 0-3 in the Big Ten as of last night. Ouch. But no matter, the real reason for last weekend’s trip was to get together with my long-time friends Cami and Michelle, and the three of us had…

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Party Central is Now Closed

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 29, 2008 at 9:38am

Ah, the parties are over. In the last week, we’ve entertained almost 100 people (30 on Tuesday, 70 on Saturday), and I have to say, it all went off without a hitch. Whew! And both were really…FUN, which is the point of course. Reconnected with old friends, met a lot of new ones, ate good…

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Crunchy in a Bad Way

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 25, 2008 at 8:02pm

Hey man (my favorite Cooper greeting). Craziness out there these days, I won’t pretend I’m not glued to the web (radio, TV) like everyone else. It’s a wild ride, and more than a bit unsettling – perfect times for making a little dinner (waaaay cheaper than eating out, for one, and healthier and more comforting…

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