Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Well,I don't know how much that can be proven, but it is an interesting quote.
I was recently searching for a certain perfume called Magnolia or Eau de Val sold by L'Occitane. They no longer sell it, but once in awhile you can find it on ebay. I first found it in Paris when my daughter and I made that very special trip there a few years ago. All I have to do is smell it and I am transported there. While searching online I came across a very interesting blog for those people who love all things vintage and especially perfume. Amelia at The Vintage Perfume Vault has a blog wholly devoted to vintage scents. It is fascinating. After reading some of the posts, I began to reminisce about the first scents I remember.
Isn't it amazing that certain smells will evoke memories just as sure as if they tapped you on the shoulder?
Thank you for joining me on my little trip down memory lane!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The preparation seems to take months, well certainly it takes weeks. And in a flash it is over. I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas. Mine was wonderful. I had my daughter and son-in-law and my two grandsons here for a few days before Christmas until they left Christmas morning to fly to Texas to visit the other grandparents and cousins. My youngest grandson believes in Santa and it was great to see him Christmas morning when he saw what Santa brought. The anticipation had been building for two days for both boys to open gifts. They started trying to awaken my daughter at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning.
Have a wonderful New Years everyone! As my friend and fellow blogger, Lynne says, are we saying twenty-ten or two thousand and ten??
(ha, ha - I just noticed that if you click on the picture of the candles to enlarge it, you will see my husband watching TV in the background. I thought it was my globe that is sitting on the end table!)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I am sitting here looking out the window at ........... no snow. At least hardly any. The entire mid-Atlantic and northeastern area of the country is seeing blizzard conditions, but here along the coast in southeastern Delaware, nothing. It did start out with some snow during the night, high winds, then rain. There is a dusting of snow out there, but that is it. A few miles north and a few miles west of my house -- plenty of snow. It will ice up tonight which should make driving treacherous.
My daughter and her husband and my grandsons will be arriving from Massachusetts on Tuesday and can stay until Christmas Day at which time they will fly out to Texas to be with his family. Meanwhile, I will be babysitting my granddog.
Update: We got a little more snow at dinnertime, but nothing to compare with other areas. I found this photo in my saved photos from a few years ago. I see I had long hair and Beau looked younger so it was probably three years ago. Obviously, we had a decent snowfall then!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
We always eat lunch at Stage Deli, but this time we tried Carnegie Deli -- two of the few Jewish delis left in the city, I have read. Authographed photographs of famous people covered the walls and the waiter told us Woody Allen's movie "Broadway Danny Rose" shot a scene there and he comes in there once in awhile. I had my usual corned beef on rye which arrives, four inches high, piled with enough meat for three or four sandwiches. The deli was small, noisy and smelled delicious. I wish I had room for the only-in-New York cheesecake. There is something different about it -- it is drier and higher than other cheesecakes. I should have brought a cooler with me to bring one home!
Note: For some reason all of the pictures I took with my cell phone turned out in black and white. I just checked the settings and somehow they were set that way. Don't know how that happened! So these pictures are ones I found online. Thank you to those people, whoever they are. Blogger also wouldn't let me move the pictures around. I have had that problem before -- don't know why it does that.