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11 Oct, 2009

This is why we had cereal for dinner

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

Carousel Mall Syracuse NY

We’re back from a weekend in Syracuse NY, and cereal was the best I could come up with tonight.

The trip was a hoot, a fun self-administered tour of the town courtesy of the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau. A big blog post is percolating about it right now and I hope to get something online before the buzz wears off. :)

Speaking of which, the Citizen article which I referred to in Friday’s blog post came out while we were gone. I read it online while we were away – good lord, someone please tell me – DO I ALWAYS LOOK THAT TIRED??

I can’t believe how exhausted I look. And I’m pretty sure I remembered to wear makeup that day too. *sigh*

Anyway, thank you for your comments and emails … it does a body good to know I have good friends out there!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’re doing the turkey thing tomorrow. I can’t wait!

Later skaters,


13 Responses to "This is why we had cereal for dinner"

1 | BeachMama

October 11th, 2009 at 9:17 pm


Yay Andrea. What a great article. And you don’t look that tired in the photo, you just needed some better lights :)

2 | Scatteredmom

October 11th, 2009 at 9:40 pm


I don’t think you looked tired-you looked great! And what a fantastic article!

3 | Ginger

October 11th, 2009 at 9:56 pm


I think you look awesome! I enjoyed reading the article.

4 | Judy

October 11th, 2009 at 10:09 pm


It was a great article!

5 | Hellcat13

October 11th, 2009 at 10:28 pm


Heading to Syracuse in November for a semi-annual shopping trip! Can’t wait to read your post to see what you enjoyed.

The Citizen article was great, and you looked fantastic. I enjoyed bragging to my in-laws that I “knew” you :)

6 | Betsy Mae

October 12th, 2009 at 7:59 am


Happy Thanksgiving!
Great article, and you look fantastic…strong and fit!
Looking forward to hearing about the trip.

7 | KJT

October 12th, 2009 at 9:50 am


Ah, the Carousel mall….

8 | Ottawa Golf Blog

October 12th, 2009 at 4:35 pm


Anyone who has kids can relate to your post title. Love the cereal dinner when things are hectic. Loved the article in the Citizen as well, good read. :) from a father of 3.

9 | Laura

October 12th, 2009 at 6:18 pm


What a great article!

10 | LO

October 12th, 2009 at 6:52 pm


I WAS IN ‘CUSE this weekend also. We left early Friday and just got home now. IT is our Thanksgiving tradition!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed!
p.s. going to read the article now

11 | DaniGirl

October 13th, 2009 at 8:19 am


Not free from a giant grocery store cereal, I assume? ;)

Been wondering when and if your trip would come to fruition — looking forward to reading about it.

12 | Chantal

October 13th, 2009 at 10:12 am


Great article! I am glad they posted it online. You look great!

13 | Loukia

October 16th, 2009 at 10:39 am


I think you looked great in the picture, Andrea! And did you by any chance eat Apple Jacks for dinner? ;)

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