coffee talk with laurie richman

Do you remember those SNL skits with Mike Myers, Coffee Talk with Linda Richman? Well I can assure you I'm not wearing shoulder pads or faux nails but pull up a chair just the same and join me in this stream of consciousness as I sip my iced coffee.... because that's a thing for me now. Back in the fall when we used to get free coffee from Dunkin when Penn State won I turned my nose up to this wonderfulness but now that I've had one?! I'm fairly certain they put crack in there because my mouth starts to water when anyone says the word iced. I've started trying to make them at home, not that they are the same thing, because they are not, but I stumbled across these fun recipes and hey! why not!?

First up happy birthday mom! We are all looking forward to terrorizing that nice calm restaurant you chose for dinner tonight.This will be the first time in forever since all the babies and cousins will be out in a public place for a meal.... it'll be a good reminder of how crazy Disney will be in the fall. We may need to reassess our just made dining reservations and make them all for lunch. Or outside. Or during nap time. Anyways happy birthday mom and I love you!

We watched the Imitation Game recently and I have never seen Mr. Cumberbatch act and I decided I quite like him. And that movie. Speaking of watching lately, last week's episode of Outlander was all promoted as being awful and scary and unlike anything seen here to fore and I was legitimately afraid. I sat with my second glass of wine and my finger on the remote ready to fast foward at a moment's notice. But no. I'm not saying it was candy canes and gum drops but it was not something that gave me nightmares later. The book was much, much worse.

If you watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and you happen to watch the ending credits you may have seen my cousin get her baby bump kissed my Jimmy himself. That baby is famous before he even starts! Some bellies get all the luck.

I've become a full on rustic wanter as of late. My mother is thrilled, I'm sure. I really want a dough bowl for our dining room table but I'm shocked to see just how very expensive those things can be! The large ones are several hundred dollars. Thankfully I don't want an antique, otherwise I'm sure they would be charging my first born or my dominant arm. I'm also in the market for something new to hold all our kitchen utensils because that Pampered Chef one just doesn't cut it. Perhaps a large crock? Something ceramic? Oh Pottery Barn here I come for ideas... Next month's budget includes a line item for a new snake plant for this basket from Target that I am thinking it needs. All in favor say aye?
I went to this Hipster Yard Sale last weekend because I was quite intrigued by the whole idea of it all. What is a hipster even? I'm aging myself constantly. I got a few books to add to my collection. Books which I solely judged based on their cover and decor purpose and paid no heed to the content or title. My mother walked away with Christmas ornaments and hooks. My sister walked away with nothing but her daughter. Eclectic. That's the right word for it.

I bought David cheapo underpants because as we are approaching his third birthday I think perhaps the time has finally come to bite the bullet and batten down the hatches and all other cliched idioms and potty train that boy. I'm at a complete loss for knowledge of this uncharted territory. Boys and their urinary habits.. Not my forte. Prepare yourself for many useless and mind-numbing updates coming your way in the near (maybe) future.
Letty got all these new books from her preschool for summer on top of the ones we won (!) and this infusion is necessary. The books get old after a time yes? I'm particularly enjoying the Moostache one.

I'll leave you with that most useless fact as my coffee has now been drank and my children have now finished up their fifth episode of Paw Patrol for the day.... 

So why is Rhode Island neither a road, nor an island? Discuss.