Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chicago Reader's 2009 Best Japanese Restaurant

The Reader’s Choice:Tampopo
Take a look at the Chicago Reader Article.
This is my favorite place to eat! I'm so excited & proud for Daniel, he's worked very hard. Everyone I have ever sent there loves it, so I know it's not just me.
I must celebrate tonight at Tampopo!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chicago Earth Hour 2009

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, Chicago residents will join millions around the world in turning off their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in a unified call for action to combat climate change. Last year, Chicago made its debut as a flagship city for Earth Hour. More than 2.7 million adults in the region turned off their lights to send a powerful message of concern about the planet and the effects of global climate change.

Earth Hour Chicago 2008 results:

  • ComEd reported Earth Hour electricity savings of 7 percent in Chicago and across their entire northern Illinois service territory.
    • The 818 megawatt hours saved was the carbon emissions equivalent of:
    • 1.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide
    • More than 1 million cars off the road for one hour
    • 72,000 gallons of gasoline consumed
    • 158 acres of trees planted

Everyone Can Have an Impact

  • Register at
  • Turn off your lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 28, 2009
  • During that hour replace your old light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Commit to reducing your energy consumption in the year ahead
  • Visit to find out how to continue making a difference in the fight against climate change after Earth Hour
  • Kids can get involved too
  • Make a statement with every email. How can you spread the word about Earth Hour hundreds of times each day? Post the Earth Hour logo on your email signature and let your clients, co-workers, friends and family know you are supporting Earth Hour 2009.
  • March 28, 2009, 8:30 to 9:30 pm
    I am a proud supporter of Earth Hour 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kitting Basket Ornament

Kitting Basket Ornament
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I received a gift from my sister today, and I just love it. Can't wait to show the S&B club on Tuesday. This was attached to a bag with goodies from Trader Joe's.
I've already hung it on my Tropical Tree, next to my fish & seahorses. Yes, my Tropical Tree is still up in my kitchen. I can't bear to take it down since it has been such a long hard winter in Chicago. At least, I can sit and think about a warmer climate.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Uncle Mike's Birthday Bears Blankie

Blanket for Uncle Mike's B-day
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The Blankie was finished in a nick of time for his Birthday. The changing of the colors was a pain, but I think it turned out well. At least he liked it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow in the Big Easy #2

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Here's another pic!

20081211 - Snow in The Big Easy

20081211 - House in New Orleans - Snow
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The most snow I've ever seen in New Orleans! Maybe flurries, but not actual snow. My house is in East New Orleans and this was taken today by my neighbor. There is actually enough to make a snow ball.

I called my brother, Terry in Folsom, LA and they have 6 inches of snow! No electric, trees are snapping and it is cold! Good luck finding a snow shovel at Walmart or Home Depot in LA. Not to mention people who live in Louisiana have no idea how to drive in the snow.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Daniel's Sushi Scarf

Daniel's Sushi Scarf
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I finally took pics of the Sushi Roll Scarf. Tonight is Daniel's B-day, so I'm gonna give it to him. Does it look like a sushi roll? We'll see what the professional says!