November 16, 2002

I tested another chocolate dipped cherry. I think it must be that, I bought milk chocolate chocolate chips. Instead of semi sweet. I thought it would taste better. But, apparently this milk chocolate once melted never hardens again! I will have to get semi sweet chips and see what happens. I'm hoping it's not our elevation.

I was up most the night last night. I think I'm getting what ever illness Vince has. ACK! *sigh*

November 15, 2002

Oops a PS, I forgot to mention at the quilt viewing party. That we also had heavenly chocolate rum cake, and lemon cookies, and a really nice oj spritzer..
I'm doing bad about coming here every day. Yesterday Vince defragmented the pc, so that took all day almost. Any way, I'll get back in the habit of coming more often.

Yesterday I made a test chocolate mouse, and it fit in the gift boxes I'm making so that was GREAT! Now I only have 20 boxes to make. lol And the kitchen is almost ready to start making candies. :) So I think every thing should be done in time. Although on the test mouse I had problems with the chocolate hardening, so I don't know if it's the elevation or what. But, I'm going to try again today and work on the hardening part.

November 12, 2002

I'm still tired. UHG. And Vince is sick. I've been trying to get the kitchen up to my specifications though before I start making candies for our anniversary. It's going slow........ *sigh*

November 10, 2002

I'll start off just for documentation sake, Friday Vince and I got new meeting coats. Then Vince's mother introduced us to a new restaurant, called The Spare Rib. It was GREAT. I had a whole lobster, and BBQ ribs, creamed spinach, great corn bread and bbq potatoes. All for 14.00! Oh yeah and half a onion loaf, YUM.

Now, for my totally totally totally AWESOME day.

It started out at noon, when I went to Port Authority to meet my great friend and bosom buddy when it comes to our thoughts and feelings Jaquelyn Mooney Hues, who just so happens to be a quilter to the stars, like Oprah and Bryant Gumble, Mariah Carey etc. When I finally made it to the car with her, there was another friend waiting for us Gwen, and her daughter, Catrana. Then we headed for Jaquelyn's show casing and poem reading/history education she had been hired to do in Harlem (Manhattan). As soon as we walked in, I said this place is money! (whispering to Jaquelyn and Gwen.) It was a gorgeous older home in Harlem. Wonderful antique furniture, and art work. I was having a great time mingling and talking to many people. And eating great hors' dourves, steak dianne, cabbage rolls, stuffed mushrooms, prosciutto stuffed with hollandaise sauce and asparagus, olives, grapes, and great crab dip. And a nice glass of red wine.

Gwen and I had the wonderful opportunity of witnessing for quite some time. At the end Jaquleyn presented Vince and I with a belated wedding gift of a beautiful quilt. She hadn't got to make the broom for our wedding and come to our wedding cause of scheduling.

After about 3 hours, we were finished with the show casing, mingling, education and wonderful poem readings. etc. And we headed for food! lol We went to Fridays. While we were there, and Gwen and I was discussing our witnessing. Jaquelyn let us in on just who we were witnessing to, the Vise President of AT&T, and the executive of HBO. Quite awesome. And I don't think my feet are on the ground yet. lol

November 7, 2002

I'm done making the nut cup cups today. And started on the thank you boxes. Made 2 and a half. lol I want to make sure the mice will fit in them though before I make all of them. So hopefully tomorrow I can buy the stuff and make a test mouse. lol

November 6, 2002

I've decided to give my self a second anniversary party. Really small. So far only 18 people are on the invitation list. And of those 18, I think only about 13 will probably come. Some are sick, some are old, and others have memory problems.

But, I'm doing stuff now for the party. I'm making nut cups EARLY. lol I actually had enough done for my parents party, but didn't think I did. But so few came, if I would have brought them, they would have been enough. But, I have 10 of 25 I am making done for mine. And then I am going to make thank you boxes, and my own mints of course. I want to make chocolate covered mice like I did for my wedding too as thank you favors. :) I don't know exactly what else I'm doing yet though. Probably just keep things very low key.

Any way, still addicted to literati. :) And having fun doing some crafts again.

November 5, 2002

I'm still liking playing literati.

The meeting was good tonight. Felt good while I was there. Of course my hubby was giving a talk. So that made it extra special. I got to talk to some sisters about vegetarianism an diabetes. It was kind of nice talking to people who knew what I was talking about! lol

I'm still feeling yucky though. Just sooooo tired! ACK!

November 3, 2002

I played literati again last night. With 3 sisters. It's soooooo fun. I love it. And it really helps with the stress. lol

November 1, 2002

Chari, introduced me to a great new Yahoo game! Literati! I love it. :) It's been very relaxing.
Seen Survivor, was sad to see Shii Ann voted off. I liked her.

Any way, still tired, and a little stressed. I need to get out and do something, I think that would help a little.