Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Tonight, when I got home, it was pouring down rain. I got soaked walking from the car to the front door...and I had an umbrella. Tomorrow the high is supposed to be in the mid 80's. Get out the sweaters!

After I did my evening chores, I sat down and watched a recording of a Miss Marple mystery. It was on Masterpiece Mystery on PBS Sunday night. Next week is Poirot. I am so glad that PBS is showing these shows. It reminds me of the old A&E. Tomorrow night, I am going to watch last week's Miss Marple on my computer. I tried to watch it last week, but could not understand what was going on. I'm going to try again.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

My vacation is coming to an end. I could get used to this. As a matter of fact, I almost did back at the end of last year when I couldn't walk for nine weeks. I have always enjoyed reading and watching television.

Yesterday, we went to Huntsville. Belk's had a lot of their Lilly Pulitzer on sale, but I resisted. I did get two RL tees that were on sale. I got a pink tee and a kelly green tee. At Target, I got storage boxes and TaB. Can't run out of TaB! I also got Bo some cute bowls and a placemat for his eating area. I'm not sure he likes them. When we got back, we went over to my sister and brother-in-law's house to eat dinner. My brother-in-law loves to cook, and he's a fantastic cook.

Today, after church and lunch, we are going to a golden wedding anniversary party. The couple are family friends. The woman's mother was my grandmother's best friend. It will be good to get to see the couple and their family members.

After the party, I will head back to Birmingham so that I can get ready to go to work tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday. If it's hot where you are, stay hydrated and stay cool.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Yesterday was spent cleaning out closets. Not my idea of a vacation, but at least we got it done. My mother, sister and I had an appointment with our accountant. We are still trying to file the taxes on the sale of the store. We are close to getting that taken care of. I will be glad to get it out of the way.

After the meeting with the accountant, we all headed to Huntsville. My sister had to measure two houses for appraisals. After that, we went to Steinmart, Chick-fil-A and then home. At Steinmart, my sister bought a purse and wallet to replace the one that was stolen out of her car earlier in the week. Several cars in the neighborhood were burglarized.

Today was a lazy day. My mother and I went to a new restaurant in town. It is located in an old Victorian house. Several of the rooms have toile wall paper. The food was delicious. I hope to go back soon. We left there and went to a local gift shop to purchase a gift for a golden anniversary. We settled on a picture frame. We got home just in time to get some clothes off of the line right as it was starting to storm. It rained hard for a long time. We really needed the rain. Tonight we went to eat dinner with my cousin that was visiting from Nashville. We went to an old standby that normally has good food. Tonight, we were disappointed. The food was not as good as it normally is.

Tomorrow, we plan on going to Huntsville shopping. I hope we have good luck. We plan on hitting Belk's, Target and Publix.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

I spent today resting up from yesterday's shopping trip to Atlanta. We left the house at 5:58 am and did not get back until about 7:30 pm.

Our first stop was at AmericasMart. The first store that I stopped in was Morgan & Company. I just love that place. I bought 2 small canvas purses, one black and the other one lime green. Each one came with about 6 or 8 different ribbons that can be changed out to match my outfits. I also bought a set of faux chocolate pearl jewelry: necklace, bracelet and stud earrings. I don't think I would wear them enough to invest in the real thing. I also bought a 16" wide silver necklace. I have several monogrammed pendants that I can wear on it. At another store, I found some silver earrings that had a lime green/turquoise swirl inlay. They match one of my Lilly dresses perfectly. My mother and her friends bought necklaces and earrings at another store. Even though we don't own a business anymore, we still like to to there for the inexpensive silver jewelry.

We left downtown and headed straight for Mint Julep. There, I purchased a Lilly Pulitzer Worth Shift in Frisky Business and a coral polo. Then it was lunch a couple of doors down at Cafe at Pharr. We got the walnut chicken salad. IT WAS DELICIOUS! Everything is homemade, even the croissants.

At Lenox Square, I went to Kiehl's and stocked up on products. I was out of everything. I bet they loved me. While in the mall, we wandered around. I couldn't leave without cruising Kate Spade.

Monday, 21 June 2010

As if most of you don't already know, today is National Wear Your Lilly Day. I wore mine. The only place that I had to go to today besides the car wash was to eat lunch and to the drugstore. I wore some LL Bean khaki chino capris and a light blue Lilly polo. I was the only person that I saw with their Lilly, but at least I had it on. I couldn't see the pharmacist from the shoulders down, but I bet he had on something Lilly. If not, he had on madras pants. Close second.

Bo is doing so much better. He gets around great, but does not jump on the furniture. He may still be sore. He stays where it is cool. Smart dog.

Saturday, I took my car to get the oil changed. I was going to take it to the car wash so I could wash and vacuum it, but it started to storm. After lunch, my mother and I took flowers to my father's grave. We were going to clean the headstone, but...it started to rain. By the time we got out of the cemetery, it stopped.

Yesterday, after church and lunch, we went to the cemetery where my mother's parents are buried. Some of my cousins were there. We visited with them for a while and then went to the cemetery where my mother's grandfather is buried. We didn't stay long. WE SAW A SNAKE! I was out of there. After I calmed down from the snake siting, I decided that I might venture out of the car. Then I saw bees. I'm allergic to bees. I decided to stay in the car. My mother didn't tarry too long there. The last time we were there, we saw a snake. We won't go back until late fall.

Tomorrow, my mother and two of her best friends are going to Atlanta shopping. We are going to AmericasMart, Mint Julep and Lenox Square. I hope to get some cute silver jewelry at Morgan & Company and some cute things at Mint Julep.

Today is my day. I am sitting in the chair with my feet propped up on the ottoman. I'm going to read the July issues of Vogue and Allure. Then I'm going to watch a recording of Miss Marple that was on PBS last night. I wanted to watch it, but was not in the mood, so I recorded it.

I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of your Monday.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Today, I was going to do a lot when I got home from work, but it was raining, or rather pouring. I was going to stop by the pet store and get Bo a treat, but it was raining entirely too hard. Then I had a box of magazines that I was going to take out of the car. No can do in the pouring rain. When I got in, my clothes and my Tretorns were soaking wet. The rain was too much for my umbrella. The rain has stopped now. Maybe I can do a few things before I go to bed.

I can't believe that tomorrow is finally Friday. This has been a long week. I'm taking next week off just to hang out and relax. I haven't done that in a long time, if you don't count when I was laid up with a broken foot.

I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sunday, I relaxed most of the day. I did a few chores, but mostly I sat around and read magazines and watched movies. It was nice to have a day to relax.

I'm noticing results from my diet and exercise program. I tried on three skirts, two wool and one twill, and they fit. I was excited. If I can keep up the good work, I will be almost back to normal. To celebrate, I'm going to get a new haircut, buy new skincare products (I'm switching from Kiehl's Blue Herbal line to Kiehl's Rare Earth line), and buy some new accessories. I'm going to Atlanta shopping next Tuesday. I plan on going to Morgan & Company, plus other stores in Atlanta Mart, Mint Julep, Kiehl's and Trader Joe's.

Tomorrow, Queenie and I are meeting two former co-workers for lunch. We are really looking forward to it. It will be nice to have a reunion and discuss our future. I will be wearing Lilly, of course.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Today has been a fairly busy day. I got up early, did some housecleaning, washed produce and then got ready to go to a luncheon. After the luncheon, I ran a couple or errands. I came home, changed clothes and then went over to BFF MAB's new house. The only furniture that she has in there are a card table, 5 chairs and 3 lamps. A couple of other friends came over and we had dinner. It was nice to sit around and laugh and talk.

I did not get home until 9:00. Tomorrow will be spent reading magazines and relaxing. I have a few chores to do, but they should not take very long.

I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the weekend.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

This morning, while I was getting ready for work, I put my add-a-bead necklace and initial earrings in the cleaner. I wore them to work. I didn't get any weird looks. I think I'll wear the add-a-bead more often.

Tomorrow, we are supposed to wear blue to work to acknowledge Blue Water Day. Our company has a charitable fund called the Blue Water Project. Whenever there is a disaster, such as an earthquake, charitable organizations can apply for funds to be used to provide clean water to the victims. I think it is a great cause. I'm going to wear my LL Bean navy chinos and an LL Bean light blue polo. I'm also wearing RL light blue socks and Tretorns with navy gullwings.

I talked to my mother tonight and she said that Bo has made remarkable improvements. He is walking better and eating from his bowl. She said that he is really enjoying the expensive dog food that the vet prescribed for him. She said that he is still a little bit tired, but he will get his strength back in a few days. The vet was very pleased with his recovery.

I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Today was day three of my strict diet and exercise regime. It is 8:30 and I have made it. Now, if only I can keep it up for 9 more days. I really don't have a goal. I just want to be able to fit into my favorite clothes. I haven't weighed in over a year, but I have a good idea of about how much I weigh.

I still wear my Tretorns every day, but I hope to back into regular shoes by October 1. I wear my Tretorns with everything, dresses, pants, capris, skirts, etc. I ordered socks from ralphlauren.com. Now I have socks to match everything.

Do any of you still wear your add-a-bead necklace? I'm thinking about getting mine out, cleaning it and wearing it. I have a pair of earrings that I want to wear, but my add-a-bead is about the only necklace that I have that will coordinate with it. I don't want to look too dated.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I talked to my mother tonight and she said that Bo is doing some better. She said that he has a good appetite. She said that he is walking farther without losing his balance. I hope he makes it. He is so much company to my mother.

For the past two nights, I have come home and exercised along with some old Gilad exercise videos. I'm very careful with the aerobic exercises. I march in place if it is something that I feel may be uncomfortable for my foot. I mainly want to concentrate on my abdomen and thighs. I'm going to try the exercises for two weeks and see how it goes. I think they will also help with my coordination. Since my accident, my coordination is off. I tried on one of my favorite Talbot's wool skirts this morning. It almost fit. I figure that if I lose five more pounds it will fit like I want it.

Last night after I exercised, I went over to BFF MAB's new house. She closed on it last Thursday, but she's waiting about a month to move in. Her brother is doing some minor remodeling projects right now. The house is beautiful, and I imagine that it will be even more so after the remodeling. Once she gets her furniture and stuff in there, it will be a home.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday.

Sunday, 6 June 2010


We were at the vet bright and early to visit Bo. The vet came out and said that we could bring him home. He's at home, laying in his bed. The vet said to feed him a little bit of food on our finger every hour and to give him Pedialyte. He really likes the Pedialyte. The vet said that it is going to take him about 4-5 days to get better. He tries to stand up, but he just falls over. He hasn't gotten his balance back.

Thanks for all of the well wishes for our little Bo.

Enjoy the remainder of your Sunday.

Saturday, 5 June 2010


This is our baby "Bo". Yesterday, my mother had some guys doing work at the house and one of them left the back door open. Bo ran out. He tried to cross a busy street, without looking, to get to the park. He hit a car. My mother rushed him to the vet's office. He didn't have any broken bones, but he has a concussion. We went to see him this morning. He still had swelling and looked a little dazed. The vet said that we can come back to see him in the morning. Depending on how he does, he may get to come home on Monday. Please keep little "Bo" in your thoughts. As you can see, he is holding a Lilly Pulitzer animal cracker box. It takes a real man to wear Lilly. As any Auburnite would say, "Bo knows Lilly".
I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the weekend.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

National Iced Tea Month

In case you haven't already heard, June is National Iced Tea Month. If you live in the South, every month is Iced Tea Month. Southerners are known to drink iced tea year round, even during a blizzard. When the blizzard of 1993 hit, I rushed home from work and started brewing iced tea. I didn't want to get caught without electricity and no iced tea. I drink iced tea 365 days a year, 366 days a year during leap year. One time I was in Salem, MA during October. I ordered iced tea and was told by the waitress that they didn't make any that day. BFF MAB laughed and said, "Oh, is it out of season?" The waitress replied, "Well, it is October." We got a good laugh out of that.

Most Southerners take theirs with sugar, but since I watch my calories, I use Sweet n' Low. I also either use lemon, orange or lime slices. Sometimes when I brew tea, I'll use a mint tea bag. I love mint tea. Most Southerners are partial to Lipton, but I buy Red Rose or Red Diamond. Red Diamond is a local company. I don't see it much outside of Alabama. Red Rose is a Canadian brand. It tastes like Lipton used to taste.

One of my favorite places to get iced tea is Captain D's. I don't like the fish, but I love their tea. I always get a large unsweetened iced tea with extra lemon. I like at least 3 or 4 wedges of lemon. I also use 2 packs of Sweet n' Low. I like to go inside when I buy it, so that I can fix my own.

I hope everyone has a good Thursday, and don't forget the iced tea.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I may be a southern girl, but Miss Janice is the "Queen of the Southern Belles". She is our mentor. Like all southern belles, she likes her iced tea. Well, Miss Janice is having a great giveaway. She is giving away an iced tea set along with a couple of other goodies. Hop on over there and sign up.