Friday, March 30, 2007

Gray's Spinoff

Details on 'Grey's Anatomy' Spinoff Emerge

Dr. Addison Looks To Be Headed South During Sweeps
AOL News

During May sweeps, 'Grey's' will air a two-hour installment focusing on Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery (played by Kate Walsh ) and her reconnection with friends from medical school living in California (played by Taye Diggs and Merrin Dungey).

Diggs' character is a successful TV health personality and works closely with several other doctors that the Times describes as "a widowed alternative medicine doctor, a self-doubting therapist and a male gynecologist who knows little about women."

Addison decides that this is where she wants to be and makes the announcement to her colleagues at Seattle Grace that she'll be moving south to join them.

There have been rumors on various TV blogs that the series carries the tentative title, "Private Practice."

It's turning out to be the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. The 'Grey's Anatomy' spinoff that was rumored to cause tensions on the set of the hit ABC medical drama looks to be moving full steam ahead.

According to the Los Angeles Times, details of the show were revealed at a recent presentation with advertisers. The Hollywood Reporter has said that the rest of the cast will include actors Tim Daly , Chris Lowell, Paul Adelstein (of 'Prison Break') and former 'Judging Amy' star Amy Brenneman.

Earlier this year, there were rumors that certain members of the 'Grey's Anatomy' cast were taken by surprise with the news of the plans for Walsh's character. This came at a time when star Katherine Heigl 's contract negotiations went public and Isaiah Washington was seeking counseling after his anti-gay slurs on the set and backstage at the Golden Globe Awards.

'Grey's Anatomy' was moved to Thursday nights for its third season and has thrived on what is considered the most important night of the week for TV advertisers.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

remember gun wrapper chains?

I remember chewing Doublemint and Juicyfruit just to get more wrappers for my chain when I was a kid. I had a really long one that I stored in coils. I can still remember how good it smelled. I remember how to make them to this day. This woman enjoys the craft and actually makes thngs out of them. Amazing isn't it?

vintage linens

Did I mention vintage linens and tablecloths?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Picture this!

Send me a picture of one of YOUR collections and I will post it to share!

So much stuff, so little space

Okay I will attempt to list things I collect:
(list subject to additions as I remember)

Beanie Baby Monkeys
Beanie Baby Dogs
Beanie Baby Cats
Angel Cheeks
Vintage Chenille Bedspreads
Vintage aprons
Vintage red & white crocheted potholders
White Pfaltzgraff dinnerware
Blue Willow Dinnerware
Vintage spice tins
White cream pitchers
Teacups and saucers
Small plates with roses
Louis L’Amour
Tea and Tea parties
Book covers
Decorating magazines
Fan mail (I’ve never thrown away a single note or letter)
baby dolls
My Scene
Madame Alexander
Josef figurines
Royal Copley planters
Royal Copley roosters
Old photographs
Depression glass
Deviled egg trays
Framed art of vintage girls
Framed art of roses
Hurricane lamps
Vintage cologne bottles
Old medicine tins
Antique canning jars
Vintage jewelry
Not-so vintage jewelry
Sterling silver charms
Foreign Coins
Heart-shaped glass containers
Marble horse head bookends
Miniature resin furniture
Christmas elves
Santas & Santa tree ornaments
Shiny Brite ornaments
Dickens village houses
Old board game markers
Tin advertising signs with vintage girls
Hat boxes
Vintage doilies
Glass bowls
Vintage cookie cutters
McDonalds toys
Videos and DVDs
Advertising Tins
Wind chimes
Vintage basins,
Pails, buckets, watering cans

Things I used to collect, but gave away:
Friends of the Feather
Movie posters
Brass candlesticks
Precious Moments

(For Minna: why they're called Angel "Cheeks")

Saturday, March 24, 2007

10 fancy names for collectors

Can't inagine why Lou thought this was appropriate for me. LOL
(I love it, Lou!)

Fancy name Collects:

Bibliophilist Books
deltiologist Postcards
philographist Autographs
receptarist Recipes
archtophilist Teddy bears
plangonologist Dolls
vecturist Subway tokens
vexillologist flags
phonophile Phonograph records
copoclephilist Key rings

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hail to the red, white and blue!

The photographer who was at the B&N signing mailed me pics and I got them today. I love this one. Lucky Lou and I look very patriotic together, don't we?

FYI: Mel is moving to Florida and keeping busy, that's why we haven't heard from her. Good wishes on the move, Mel!

Update on the remodel

This wall is GONE, and all the junk is packed away. The antique sideboard you see has become my kitchen island.

The window you see here is gone and a door is in its place.
See below for the "during" picture.

More drywall getting ripped out above the new door. There used to be a window there.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Where have I been? Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies

All right! All right! What you want to hear is that I've been writing more books for you to enjoy, right? Well, I have been preparing proposals for new stories. As well as coordinating a local women's event and cleaning up the remodel and okay, baking. Baking is pretty much therapy for me. I'm sort of like Izzie in that respect. *g* (I've often been mistaken for a supermodel, too, so I guess we're a lot alike.)

And because I love you, here's the best thing I've made lately. You're going to LOVE me for this one!


ingredients listed for either an 8x8 pan or a 9x12 pan


1/3 cup / 2/3 cup sugar
4 oz / 8 oz softened cream cheese
2 tsp / 4 tsp sifted flour
1/2 tsp / 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large / 2 large egg whites


3/4 cup / 1 1/2 cup sifted flour
1/4 tsp / 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp / 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp / 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup / 2 cups sugar
2/3 cup / 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup / 1 cup melted butter or margarine
2 Tbsp / 4 Tbsp water
1 tsp / 2 tsp vanilla
1 large / 2 large eggs
2 large / 4 large egg whites
1/4 cup / 1/2 cup (or more!) raspberry preserves, heated to liquefy

Preheat oven to 350.
Beat first five (filling) ingredients with mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Set aside.
Spray bottom, not sides, of baking pan with cooking spray.
Sift together dry brownie ingredients: flour, both sodas, salt.
Combine sugar, with eggs and egg whites, butter.
In another bowl combine the sugar, cocoa, margarine, water, vanilla, egg and egg whites. Stir well with a wire whisk.
Add to the flour mixture and stir just until moist. The batter will be THICK.
Spread 2/3 of the batter in the bottom of the baking pan and spread evenly.
Melt the preserves and drizzle over the top.
Drop the cream cheese filling on top by small spoonfuls.
Drop the remaining batter over the top the same way.
With the tip of a knife, swirl the top mixture together until marbled.

Bake 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out almost clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Chill in refrigerator before slicing.
Makes beautiful squares and keeps well in the fridge.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Watch Bones Episodes

FYI, you can go the the FOX website and watch Bones episodes if you've missed any.

I was wondering this morning: Do we have any Jericho fans?

I've been a Skeet Ulrich fan since The Magic of Ordinary Days.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bones Tonight

So...did we know Tempe had a book released? This is the first I remember about it. And the references to Kathy Reichs were a hoot. All this teasing us with Sully to keep Tempe and Booth apart, when all along we know they are meant to be together. But that's not going to happen. Remember Who's The Boss? Hit show down the tubes when Tony and Angela got married.


Who will be voted off American Idol tonight? I can only hope it's Sanjaya! P.U. How he got to the Top 12 is probably due to the Vote for the Worst website. They suck.

And a new episode of Bones tonight! I've been waiting weeks!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Friend Test

Friend Test

This is just for fun. It asks for a name and password to sign in.

Love him or hate him?

Some actors and singers inspire strong reactions, which is a good thing. Seems like people either love Jim Carrey or hate him.

What about you? Love him or hate him?
What's your favorite Jim Carrey movie?
Mine is Liar Liar. Makes me laugh every time.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Snow Pics

Here's what the kids do on snow days!

the trees are prettier (and safer) than the streets

Alexis and Jared

Ryan, Eric and Adam

Adam is the coolest, eh?

And Erin.....

Weekend Renovation

No, you didn't hear from me all weekend and here's why.

The guys tore out the wall between our kitchen and dining room. Alexis and Elijah got to take the first shots, then the big guns took over. Check out all those electrical wires hanging down. :::gulp::: My son Jared (in the red) said, "Who knew every switch in your house was wired through this one wall?" LOL

They worked really hard. I'm the official packer, taper, sweeper, gopher, food grunt, of course. Now it's one room and the drywall finishing comes next weekend. Just so happens I have a meeting in the morning, so I'll miss most of it. Darn.

Off to my chiropractor appointment....

Friday, March 02, 2007

Cat in the Hat Tribute

We have a snow day again, but we celebrated Dr. Suess's birthday by reading The Cat in the Hat and a couple other books.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his classic children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books have become staples for many children and their parents. Seuss' trademark was his rhyming text and outlandish creatures. He also wrote under the pseudonym Theo. LeSieg. He wrote and illustrated 48 children's books.

And now here is my tribute to Dr. Seuss:

Hot to plot today it seems
Today I want the plot of my dreams.
I want it big
I need it now.
A plot so readers will say wow.

I’ll start with a hook
Of course a big hook, take a look.
Every good book needs a great big hook
I’ll then make a man over whom to swoon
A man with kisses that are over the moon.
I man, I say
A man to adore
A hero who will make readers want more.

Next comes the girl
Not just any old girl
No, a girl with spunk and class
And curl
A girl every reader wants to be
A heroine as pretty as Kathryn McPhee.

Now I’ll put them together
And I’ll give them some trouble
Trouble to confuse and confound on the double.
I’ll tell them no
And I’ll make them sweat.
I’ll create him and her too good to forget!

And then when it looks
As though all will fail
I’ll bring love and marriage to prevail
They’ll need a sacrifice of sorts
They kiss and confess true love of course
Confess that without the other
There is no happiness.
Oh yes it will be
A declaration divine
A promise that life will be sublime.

So what’s the problem?
You ask what’s the sweat?
Just think up a couple too exciting to forget.
I’ll do it now.
In fact I think
I sincerely know how.
Oh I will, do not fret
A perfect story I soon will beget.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


LOOK what I found! I can watch Hugh any time I like now! And laugh my head off.

British couple dance for wedding guests

This British couple named James and Julia practiced for six months to do this as their first dance at their wedding reception. What a fun surprise for the guests!