Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Being Sick Makes Me Lazy...

So, when I started this blog, it was totally my intention to submit at least one thing every day. But then, I got sick. Really sick. Like, "I Think I'm Going to Die" sick. And that left me feeling fairly unproductive and completely uninspired. So that's my excuse for not contributing to this blog for a while. I guess it's not really a big deal, given the fact that I have yet to advertise to my friends and family that I even have a blog. I plan on doing that, as soon as I have some content and therefore some reason for them to come here. The good news is that I feel much better now, and the great news (at least for my blog anyway) is that I am once again excited about posting. I have a million ideas and topics running through my head. Woohoo!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fun with PlayDoh, Part I

Throughout history, few toys have stood the test of time like good ‘ole PlayDoh. There’s the Slinky, Barbie, the Rubik’s Cube, sidewalk chalk, Silly Putty and Lincoln Logs. And as I found out last night, just like Slinky, PlayDoh really is fun for both a girl and a boy.
My son, Ben, had been begging for PlayDoh ever since he saw a commercial for it on Nickelodeon. I really had my reservations, given the hazards it posed to my carpets and kitchen table. Then one day we were in Toys R Us, and I noticed they had a PlayDoh Kitchen, and since I am a sucker for play food and Ben loves to pretend to make me dinner, I caved and bought it for him.
Okay, if you haven’t experienced PlayDoh in a while, well, do yourself a favor and pick up a tub or two. It is a blast! I don’t know if it was the fact that it was food or what, but I could have played with the stuff for hours. I have always had a weird fascination with fake food… when I was a kid, I loved to go to Sears and look at all the plastic food in the refrigerators and ovens. Ben has a toy kitchen with a community food pantry’s worth of fake food to go with it, and I love to pretend to cook with him. So, the PlayDoh Kitchen was right up our alley.
On the menu last night were……

Grilled Steak with Green Beans and Tomato Slices

Ham Steak with Broccoli and a Crescent Dinner Roll

Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes with a Pat of Butter

I am officially a fan of PlayDoh. And my carpets and kitchen table are perfectly fine.


Well, I finally did it... I started my own blog. To be honest, I have wanted my own site for a while now, I even went so far as to register two different domain names in the past two years. The problem was that I never really had the time or the desire to sit down and create a whole website - and I really didn't know what kind of a website I would have anyway. I enjoy crafts, just not enough to devote an entire website to them.... I enjoy cooking, but I have like five or six recipes, which obviously wouldn't fill up much space on the Internet. I have a wonderful family, but let's face it, they don't really want me plastering their photos all over a website for the whole world to see. I suppose I could have put all of my favorite things on a website with different links and updates and all the hoopla that goes along with having your own site...but that brings me back to the fact that I just don't have the time to do all of that. (It's taken me about an hour to just create a logo for this blog, and I am still not happy with it.) So after much thought and research, I concluded that all I really need is a nice, easy and free weblog. Yes, a "blog." Welcome to the Internet, Melanie. :)