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Stupid fan kept me awake most of the night so when I finally got up I took the gage apart and cleaned the
blades. Now it runs quiet as can be. Now I need a nap.
Just received two pair of trousers of a different brand to replace the ones I sent back as being
sized wrong. Same size as before and these fit just fine. Go figure.
My daughter and her father have gone to a movie. I was happy to stay at home, processing some laundry, prepping some dinner and reading. I have been racing around non-stop for at least two weeks, particularly the last week and a half.
ASTI, did you not realize you might end up hiking? Is that how you ended up walking with inappropriate shoes? Until last week I did not have any good walking shoes. My shoes have disappeared in the “bedroom incident” that started almost a year ago. Last week I found some proper walking shoes on sale. They are black leather trainers specifically for walking.
Morning all! I have just been tempted to buy a book on Kindle entitled The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith. It is the book which has been turned into a film entitled Philomena starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Interestingly this true story is recorded from two different points of view, the book tells the story of a man searching for his mother, from whom he was separated at the age of three; the film apparently tells the story from the point of view of the mother searching for her son. I was reminded of Twilight and Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. You can read the start of the book on Amazon, I did and was hooked. If ever you entertained the notion that life had dealt you a raw deal I think this book will probably put you right.
Margo So glad to see you back and congrats to your daughter.
I think I have forgot to post the last several days although I have been keeping up. I have been doing a little housekeeping this morning. I know it is not my usual day but I needed to take out the trash. When I gathered it all up, I decided I needed to clean the bathroom before I took my bath. When I took the trash out, the dogs had left a present at my gate. So I got the shovel and started poopy patrol in the yard. Then I fed the outside dog. After my shower, I have decided I needed to rest again. I need to cook a meal but will decide what to do after I rest.
Yesterday I bought gas, the dog food, went to Walmart and bought the things I needed from there. Then I went to the grocery. While there I remembered I had taken the sales coupons out of my purse and forgot to put them back in. Of course they expired yesterday. These are the special ones that come in the mail.
Asti I can not remember how the DS asked me to marry him. I don’t think he actually did. I know we went to TN for him to meet my family. After we got there he kept after me to call the courthouse to see about getting marriage license while we were there. Big mistake as we found out there was no waiting period. So off we went to town to get our license. Not only did we get our license, we got a dress for me to wear, a little thing for a veil, and got our rings. We called my mother so she could get in touch with the preacher to see if he would marry us. This was a big thing because I am a Southern Baptist and back then usually the preacher would not marry someone who had been divorced. After talking to us he decided that he would marry us. It was my DS who had been married before not me. So I went from not even thinking about marriage to getting married all in one day. So my spur of the moment marriage lasted 42 years. You would think that someone who had been married before would not have rushed me into marriage. I think he was afraid I would change my mind if he gave me time to think about it.
I opened the fridge and found corn on the cob that I had got yesterday but already forgot. So I am fixing the corn, cornmeal muffins, Great Northern White beans, and buttered potatoes for dinner. I think I will fix a meatloaf for tomorrow as well as banana pudding. Too tired to fix them today. I needed the muffins so I could use one in the meat loaf as the breading. I also need to thaw some sausage to go in it too. This is the difference in my cooking today as in when I had a family to feed. I would have fixed everything for one meal instead of cooking it in two stages.
DS won a big golf comp today, first out of 92 players. He is quietly VERY happy. Son came 16th, which is still rather good.
Daughter and I had a quiet day. She devoured Wolfie’s book, and gives it 4 out of 5 stars! She is a pretty savage critic, (just like her Mum, lol,) so that is high praise.
I go back to work tomorrow, and am NOT looking forward to it.
CoolG, that is a lovely story about your wedding! We had corn on the cob tonight with our roast chicken, very yummy! Daughter and I saw a lot of fields full of ripening corn on our few days away.
Lady Hawke, I knew we were going on a long walk, but was anticipating a gentle stroll, rather than a rock climbing, tree root scrambling full on hike! It was great, one of the best walks I’ve been on, but my footwear was completely inappropriate! I think, because the area is SO touristy, I was unconsiously expecting the walk to be easy. Funny………son and DS both full of aches today, daughter and I are fine!
My DS and I went to Costco with our new membership. We have always liked Costco better than Sams. We had new customer coupons with which we acquired a BBQ rotisserie chicken and a flat of bottled water for free. We also bought a nice salad from the deli and I still have scalloped potatoes from last night. So, I don’t have to make dinner.
ASTI, that is fabulous news for your DS. I am sure he is elated. It is always so good for your DS and son to do well together.
I can’t wait for my daughter’s copy of WOLFIE’s book to show up. Sadly, I’m not allowed to look at it. Do you think she really meant I am not allowed to read it, even if I promise to purchase one for myself when the books are available?
COOLG, do you have photos of your quickly pulled together wedding? I can’t imagine what it must be like to just “get married”, to wake up one morning with no idea of it in your mind, and to end up with a dress, rings and a wedding certificate at the end of the day.
I was thrilled to not have to make dinner because after we came home from Costco my daughter wanted to return to the pottery painting place. I felt certain she would finish today but she painted a white rabbit on the back of the platter and now intends to return and add a Red Queen as well. I reminded her almost no one would ever see the underside of a platter but she is insisting on making the most of every surface. So, I expect at least one more trip. At least I am getting my money’s worth. The platter cost as much as two tickets to a 3-D movie. She has spent as much time as three movies at this point and will return to spend enough time to more than see a fourth movie. The cost of the platter covered the use of their paints and their kiln until it is finished, regardless of how many times we go back.
What about you ASTI? Do you have wedding photos?
I had a slightly surreal experience a few minutes ago. The sun was shining as I opened my Kindle Fire to check my local weather forecast, only to be informed that my weather was cloudy and the temperature would only rise to 19 C by midday. I moved on to look at my NASA site and was reading it with interest when the sunshine disappeared. I looked up and saw that the sky was full of chunky cloud cover! Only ten minutes previously I had contemplated eating my breakfast cereal in the garden and watching the butterflies but chose not to because the air outside was too cool.
asti, we’re not quite to the fun stage yet. We’re still in the budgeting and what is possible for a reception stage. After we get that squared away, I think it will become a lot more fun.
And, asti, that sounds like my kind of hike! You’ll have to take me when I make it back over to the UK. We can watch wolfie fall down hills and trip on boulders. ;)
Congratulations to your daughter and your family, Margo. And thanks!
Won, I hope you weathered the storm and all is well!
Dr LEW No bleeding armadillo cakes, please! ;)
Big weddings only become fun in retrospect for the principals. ;)
My first wedding, we eloped to Texas and got married by alocal Justice of the Peace in some tiny, tiny town. Lasted 18 months including 8 months of separation.
The second (with my current DS) was in the military chapel with us, the minister and 3 other couples in attendance. 38.5 years and counting. ;)
I think we might have one or two pictures of the second one. No family was at either one. ;)
Margo congratulations! ;)
Asti I would have expected a very touristy area to have some gentler walks for those who may be disabled. Maybe not wheelchair access, but real trails and a more gentle slope for the elderly, at minimum. ;)
Congrats to your DS and son. My father was an avid golfer, so I know how important both placements are. ;)
Lady Hawke Is this your new ride or does your DS get it? ;)
Asti I posted a picture of my wedding day on CC. Congratulations to both your DS and Son. How does your daughter rate a copy of Wolfie’s book? I also notice that Lady Hawke’s daughter is getting one too. LOL When will it be available for the rest of us? Hmm did Wolfie say? I think I saved something to my computer so I could remember.
Lady Hawke Is this a new van or SUV for yourself? It must be so you can take your parents places in comfort. I did not realize you were getting a new vehicle. How does Little Hawke feel about school now after it has been a few days? Gee I think it was you instead of Asti who asked for my wedding day picture. It looks nothing like your wedding picture. Because of my sudden wedding may be why we paid for all our daughters to have a nice wedding. Of course the double wedding I only had two weeks to plan. Maybe they were more like their Father than I thought Lol
Graymayne I laughed so much over your comment about Ironsos pants.
COOLG, it was me who asked for the photo of the wedding.
The van is going to be my DS’s van. The car I drive is specifically because it is a car in which my parents are comfortable. The van my DS and I picked up was my cousin’s van. He was a big man too. So, when I realized no one was claiming it I thought it might be a good replacement for my DS’s dilapidated van. So, this van is the one my DS will drive to work and the one we will use as our family car. I don’t know my parents will ever get in it. We will have to try them out to see if we could use it so all the grandparents could go to dinner at the same restaurant together,
It is not a new van. It is a 2005 model but it only has 46,000 miles on it. My cousin and his wife only drove it to church and to doctor’s office appointments.
This is just my daughter’s second day at school. She did start on Thursday but she went with us to pick up the van on Friday. She really didn’t miss anything on Friday. It was just two days of administrative activity, trying to get everything organized. There were all sorts of problems with student schedules so they were just trying to make sure they had everyone going to the right place at the right time. This was the first day of actual classes. I would imagine it was the actual first day for many students.
This morning after taking my daughter to school I had to take my mother to the bank to figure out what to do with the money the got from the sale of the house so they would get a little more interest on it than just putting it in a checking or savings account. Then she needed to go to the post office.
I am home doing linens until I go to pick my daughter up. I will worry until I see her about how the day has gone. I hope there is not another “mean” girl incident. We don’t know anything about any of these teachers so I hope she has a group that will see her strong points and not become irritable with her about her weaknesses.
CoolG I am delighted that I made you laugh:)
Asti Oops! I omitted to congratulate your DS and your son on their golf prowess. Well done chaps!
Lady Hawke and CoolG, I have posted a wdding picture at CC.
CoolG, Wolfie’s book is officially released on October 1st, and is available to pre-order at Amazon. My daughter is reviewing it for her school newspaper, so Wolfie sent her a review copy. I will buy a real copy too……I will be interested to see if it is different at all.
Lady Hawke, I am sure you’re allowed to read it!
Deanie, yes, I was surprised. It was definitely not accessible to anyone with any kind of mobility problems.
LEW, there is plenty of potentail for falling down. We must take cameras.
Thanks to everyone for the golfing congrats!
I’m currently rather upset with my daughter and her wedding plans, Her fiance’s relative all live quite far; on the other end of the country. At first they planned to have wedding there, but their friend would not be able to come, and it would have been mostly his extended family, and my daughter was stressed out out planning etc as well. If they have wedding here those of his relative that they would like to have will not be able to come, and they want a small wedding anyway… So they decided to go somewhere tropic and invite 4 people in total :(. Which is in my view is too extreme… I don’t understand why it’s such a problem. Hope they sort it out somehow soon,..
I myself trying to focus on work; I felt that I was stuck in the same place for few years work-wise and needed to move forward, I am making some progress now :)
MARGO, it has traditionally been the bride’s prerogative to have the wedding where she wants it. If they feel they must go far away to make the wedding small and equally difficult for everyone to attend it would probably still not be a large wedding even if they invited everyone who can make the trip. People I know who have married far away on a beach generally still have the immediate family and the close friends who are part of the wedding party.
My daughter had a fairly good day at school. She found her best boy friend from last year. They are not in any classes together but were able to spend time together at break and during lunch.
She took a test on the required reading book she had for the summer, MATCHED, and made a 100%. Her test was held up to the others as an example for how the written test should be organized. Then they had a geography quiz in her history class on which she also made a 100%.
She is “loaded for bear” on the history class. It is called Eastern Hemisphere. The room is full of posters of Egyptian, Greek and Roman gods. She can hardly wait to unleash herself upon this poor teacher. The poor woman can’t know she has a student with encyclopedic knowledge on the subject. Of course, there will be some real history along with the accompanying mythology.
She is in the choir this year instead of the band. The teacher has told them during the week she will be calling them up to her desk to see how brave they are. They are meant to sing whatever they wish to the class. She wants to see if they will sing out in front of others. She says they will work on the quality of the voices later. My daughter is planning on belting “Master of the House” from Les Miserables.
She felt her science class was not going to be a problem. Math is most definitely not her best subject but when the teacher asked for a volunteer to go to the board and work a problem she stood up and did it and got it right so she was pleased. She had a day of successes, distinguishing herself right from the beginning.
She says the man, her first male teacher who is not a band director, spent all his time talking directly to her. She has him for study hall but they are using it to reinforce what the other classes are teaching instead of an opportunity to do homework. He is older and has a tendency to go off track and she says when he goes off course he seems to focus on her. It is probably a function of her spending so much of her time listening to “old people” so much. She manages to look interested.
Margo My oldest daughter had her wedding halfway between where we lived and where his parents lived. This just happened to be Pidgen Forge, Tennessee. We rented a house in the mountains. It was large enough for all of us to stay in. We just divided up the cost and it actually was cheaper than getting individual motel rooms. We took a small trailer to haul all the stuff for her reception. She got married in a wedding chapel but we had her reception back at the place we rented. I cooked a ham dinner for everyone who came. That was back in the days when I could cook for a lot of people with no problems. It really turned out to be a nice wedding and reception.
Lady Hawk Sounds like your daughter had a nice day at school.
Asti I finally found the post where Wolfie told about her book. I really need to go to CC more often. I just forget.
Lady Hawke, unfortunately in our case bride’s prerogative means that she will get blamed for whatever they decide together :)
CoolG, your daughter’s wedding sounds perfect…
I saw posts about Wolfie’s book, but did not find the original one with the book cover. Do you know the title?