Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Words


Signature Event to Feature Competition Between Teams of Chefs

The Chefs for Habitat 2009 Culinary Challenge, a premier event for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, will be held at the Bordeleau Vineyards and Winery in Eden, MD, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19th.

This one-of-a-kind event, sponsored by the M&T Foundation, First Shore Federal, and the UMES Foundation, will feature seven teams representing each of the local culinary schools in a competition to prepare the most highly rated meal. A panel of judges, led by Chef Jim Hughes, recognized by the James Beard Foundation, will determine the winning team.

The competing entries will be created from a basket of mystery ingredients. To add to the fun and frivolity, team coaches will take part in a skills challenge and local celebrities will compete in a Bastille Day type waiter’s race.

Tickets are $60 per person, or $100 per couple, and include the thrill of competition, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres from Local Owners Restaurant Association (L.O.R.A.) and live music by Smokin’ Section, The Zen Monkeys, and Tear the Roof Off. The Eastern Shore Runners’ Club will also be hosting a 5K run/walk on-site the following Saturday, September 26.

A Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people of all faiths to make ownership of decent, affordable homes a matter of conscience and action. Since its beginning in 1987, Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County has built and sold 51 homes to deserving, qualifying families in Wicomico County.

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Guess Who Passed This On To Me

Sore throat, dripping nose
Pounding head, eyes are burning
I hate being sick!

I Did Not Sleep Well Last Night

Little hands and feet
Everywhere... it's like sleeping
With an octopus

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Waaaaay Overdue

Several months ago, through my Pay It Forward post, I 'met' Shauna of Trying to Stay Calm!. Shortly thereafter, she also started the amazing Book Giveaways, which I highly recommend all readers visit. She has something there for everyone.

Last month, I won the audio book No Matter What! (Nine Steps to Living the Life You Love) by Lisa Nichols. It is an excellent 'listen', with some very sound advice and direction for developing your 'bounce-back muscles' to help you better cope with whatever life may throw at you. I think this may become a frequent flier in my loan library, as it has already made it to the CD player of a good friend of mine.

Shauna, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to win this book. It was shipped quickly, and enjoyed immensely. I look forward to participating in another giveaway soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

To Kelly, With My Apologies

I missed Wordless Wednesday... again. And, I promised to post pictures of my tiny little garden. So Kelly, this one's for you!

It's a happy little garden:

Long, skinny green beans:

Cucumbers - some big, some small:

More summer squash trying to grow:

Baby green tomatoes:

Growing pot... I mean, in pots:

Up-and-coming eggplant:

Parsley, basil, and cilantro:

I'm hungry!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

He's Feeling Much Better Now

Alas, daycare struck
Weekend wasted by fever
Kid stays home Monday

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Points for Honesty

JJ just peeked around the side of the chair in which I was sitting and sadly proclaimed:

"Mommy, I stink... bad."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just in the nick of time...

JJ starts daycare tomorrow morning. Today, out of nowhere, he started saying three new words: Crap, Dammit, and Sh*t

My thoughts exactly.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009