Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekend meanderings

We're getting rain this weekend. A lovely, slow-soaking rain. We desperately needed this. I think we had a pretty severe deficit, although after this weekend, that should be greatly relieved. We have yet to experience the really deep and beautiful Fall colors this year, and I hope the rain will help those to develop as well.

I've been just puttering around the house this weekend, which is my favorite thing to do. Yesterday I did some cleaning, did some laundry, worked on switching out summer/winter wardrobes, and made Tex-Mex meatloaf with mashed potatoes and spinach for dinner. My Dearest is a meat & potatoes boy, so every now and then I have to make just that to keep him happy. And he was. Happy, I mean.  Today my plan is to finish the wardrobe switch and give myself a manicure. Big plans!

Speaking of switches, I made a furniture change in our den recently, from a recliner to a low oversized leather arm chair with ottoman. I like the looks of it, but Hobbes definitely does not appreciate the change. He would stretch out along my legs when I reclined, and it's just not the same now. Poor baby ... he doesn't understand about furniture wearing out!

 I sometimes forget, but Hobbes knows that

I think Chance, on the other hand, likes the new chair better. He can jump up a lot easier. It's interesting looking at my choices from my fur babies' point of view. I can't wait for the day when we replace our couch and loveseat. I'm tired of it and it's starting to sag a little. I'm not sure what we'll choose to replace it, but I know some features I do and do NOT want, and I guess that will be a pretty good place to start. Of course, my main consideration should be how the babies will like it :)
More later --

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Road trip

Today was one of those brilliant fall days: blue sky, crisp cool air, leaves just beginning their journey from green to yellow-orange-red. So we decided to take a little road trip to a really cool Mennonite store and cafe about an hour from Memphis.

When we got there, it was lunchtime, so we decided to eat first and shop later.

I had the best Reuben sandwich ever!
Then we did a little shopping.

Afterwards, we went outside and looked around.

It was a great little outing!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday fun day

Not too much else to say besides that.

Yes, it's been a long time. I won't even start with lame excuses, since that's all I would have.  But, today's a new day and I am firing up the old HP to write a little blurb in my sorely-neglected blog.

Speaking of firing up the HP Pavilion Notebook is not doing well. It spontaneously will flash a message that the cooling fan is not operating properly and then it rudely just shuts down, right in the middle of whatever I important task I may be completing. Like checking my Facebook page. Or saving a picture that speaks to me, like the one above. Which reminds me, I better hit "save."  There, I feel better ... at least I won't lose what I've written today.  Whew! It's not easy to concoct such masterful writing, you know.

So ... today I have the day off. Yes, I requested a Monday off, for no particular reason other than I just wanted to.  What bliss. My short-term plan involves me getting dressed and shaving my legs (not in that order, mind you) so that I can go get a mani/pedi this morning. Yay!  After which, I may do a little shopping, maybe even see a movie. The day is entirely open ... what a lovely concept. So I plan to enjoy it thoroughly, because tomorrow it's back to the salt mines.  Wonder where the term "salt mines" came from?  Truth be told, there will never be enough time to Google everything my mind wonders about...

Oh well, welcome back to me and my little blog. I guess this is enough of my stream of consciousness writing for a Monday morning. If you're reading this (all two of you), I hope you have a good Monday and a good week.

More later (well, with my history, I guess I shouldn't necessarily assume that) --