Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I haven't posted since Sunday. Not much has happened.

The ice cream social following church was nice. I got to sit and visit with some old friends that I haven't had time to chat with. It was so hot, that I stayed in for the remainder of the afternoon.

Miss Janice is having a giveaway. She is giving away two of Deborah Ford's GRITS books, a GRITS apron, and of course some grits. Since I own all of her books, I am not entering. I encourage everyone to enter. The books are great, and I love grits.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday. Stay cool!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

We are still trying to beat the heat around here. I thought it was going to cool down into the upper 80's this week, but now the weather man says that it will still be in the 90's. I don't look forward to the electric bill next month.

Yesterday was my brother-in-law's birthday. My sister and his sister gave him a party, and it was outside. It was so hot. Everyone seemed to have a good time, especially the children. My sister lets children run and play and have a good time...within reason. It was supposed to be just hot dogs and cake, but there was a feast.

Today, I think I'm going to stay in under the air conditioning after church. It is just too hot to do anything.

I hope everyone has a good Sunday. Stay cool!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

This week has flown by. You would think it would have been slow, since Queenie and I were there by ourselves all day Monday and Tuesday.

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to stop taking my Meloxicam. The orthopedic surgeon prescribed it to help with the pain and inflammation that I had when I started walking again. I decided that I probably don't need it anymore. I've been taking it since December 23rd. I normally took one a day. Then I started taking it every other day. Now, I take it every three days. I think that Sunday will be the last one that I take. If I ever have pain again, I will take an Ibuprofen. I'm not sure if I ever had any side effects. I haven't noticed any.

It is so hot here. I imagine it is very hot where you live. I noticed on that next week the highs will be in the upper 80's. What a relief. I hope I don't jinx it by talking about it.

I hope everyone has a good Friday. Try to stay cool.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I know that all of you were shocked to hear that Lindsey Lohan went to jail today (snark, snark). I don't understand why she thinks that she shouldn't have to go. I guess that is the "I'm entitled" attitude of some of the celebrities. Jail may be the best place for her. After jail, I prescribe a long time in rehab.

The bosses were out of the office yesterday and today. Queenie and I had two very relaxing days. Tomorrow, everyone will be playing catch up.

I finished reading Agatha Christie's Secret of Chimneys this afternoon. It was very good. I was surprised with the ending. I highly recommend it. After I read the book that I'm starting tomorrow, I'm going to read Murder on the Orient Express. Secret of Chimneys is the first Agatha Christie mystery that I have read. I'm hooked. I'm also enjoying the Agatha Christie mysteries on "Masterpiece Mysteries" on PBS.

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Yesterday, we went to the wedding. It was lovely. Everything was perfect with the exception of a flower girl that would not participate. I felt so sorry for her and her mother. She was scared and nothing was getting her to go down that aisle. Bless her heart. The groom is a baseball coach, so the minister used a baseball theme for his sermon. He compared life and marriage to a baseball game. It was cute and meaningful. I think he planned it himself, because the bride and groom seemed pleasantly surprised with it.

After the wedding, we changed clothes and went to Huntsville. We had a successful trip.

For all of you who are fans of Stephen Bonanno Sandals, please read this post by Vivian.

I hope everyone has a good Sunday.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The work week is finally over. I had to drive in the rain to get to my mother's house. When I got 20 miles away, she called and told me to be very careful that there were trees down. I didn't see any trees down until I turned onto her street. When we went to eat, we say police and power company trucks on the next street. We found out that a huge tree had fallen. My sister and brother-in-law had taken the kids to Noccalula Falls for the afternoon. Their oldest texted them and said the town was destroyed. Apparently, he's at that age where he likes some drama. She was worried about my mother and me and tried to contact us. She thought we had floated away. Teenagers and their drama!

Today, we have to go to a wedding. A close friend's daughter is getting married. After that, we are heading to Huntsville. We are out of everything that we normally buy at Sam's. That will be our first stop.

I am trying to wean myself off of the medication that the orthopedic surgeon prescribed for my foot. He prescribed meloxicam, an arthritis medication. I feel like it is not necessary for me to take it any longer. It has been 9 months since I broke my foot, and I am ready to be back to normal. I never thought it would take so long. I thought that after 3 months, I would be normal. Boy, was I wrong.

I hope everyone has a good Saturday. Try to stay cool.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Today, I had to go to the post office to get the mail. I was not a happy camper. The mail guy was out, his back up was out, so that left me. We have three boxes at the post office. After I check the boxes, I have to drive around to the loading dock and walk up the ramp and into a big room and get more mail. Then, I have to get into the car and drive about 3 miles to another location and get the street mail. I have to walk up a long ramp to get in and then walk back down while pushing a big cart. Walking up and down the ramps is still very uncomfortable for my foot. After I get back, I have to sort the mail and notify everyone that the mail is here. By the end of the day, two departments still had not retrieved their mail. Not my problem. I hope everyone is at work tomorrow.

I have several items that I purchased from Burberry years ago that I just love. I really haven't bought any Burberry since it became a little bit trendy. I think I want a Burberry quilted jacket for fall. I thought about looking at the outlet while I'm in Williamsburg. I consider my older Burberry items classics, but some of the stuff in the outlets looks a little trendy, plus it looks like it was manufactured just for the outlets. What is your opinion of the brand and what is in the outlet?
I hope everyone has a good Thursday.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Today, for the first time since October 19, I wore a shoe other than a sneaker. I wore a pair of Jack Rogers sandals to Church this morning. At first, they were a little bit uncomfortable, but they got better. I was so proud of myself. I'm still going to wear my sneakers to work and for casual wear, but I may try to wear normal shoes to Church, weddings, etc. I have set a goal of October 1 to start wearing normal shoes. Now when October 1 gets here, I will already be accustomed to wearing normal shoes.

My mother and I encountered so many rude people this weekend. Yesterday, we went to a local restaurant for lunch. The woman at the next table stood right behind my mother and talked very loudly to everyone that she saw that she knew. My mother said that she could barely hear herself think. Then, I turned my head to the left, and there was some woman's rear end right in my face. Then today, we went to another restaurant for lunch after Church. There was a large party of young adults and children sitting on the bench waiting to be seated. Not one of them got up to let any older adults sit down while they wait. I can't believe people's manners nowadays. There are so many people out there that think they are the center of the universe. You would have thought that their parents would have taught them a few manners.

I hope everyone has a good Monday.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

It is finally Saturday. Even though I only worked four days this past week, it seemed like a long week.

Last night, we got some much needed rain. It seemed to make everything smell cleaner. But, I'm sure as soon as it warms up, it will be humid. As the insurance company nurse in Rear Window says, "It just makes the heat wet".

I hope today is a nice, relaxing day. As I sit here, it is very quiet in the neighborhood. Everybody must be staying in this morning.

For breakfast this morning, I'm having a blueberry scone from Publix. I love the scones from Publix and The Fresh Market. They are so good with a cup (in my case, small pot) of tea. This morning, I'm enjoying mine with a can of TaB, my usual morning beverage.

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

I'm not going to complain about the heat, because I'm sure it is hot where you are also. What makes it so bad is, our office building is so cold. When I walk outside, it seems hotter than it actually is. It's days like this when Lilly is the perfect attire.

Yesterday, I had my quarterly review. My supervisor was very complimentary. It made me feel good for the remainder of the day. I'll have to make sure that next quarter's review is just as good.

I hope everyone has a good Thursday.

Monday, 5 July 2010

I hope everyone had a great 4th. I did.

Saturday night, we went to Huntsville for dinner and then stopped by a friends house, unannounced. We had a great visit.

Yesterday, we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. I decided to venture out and try the fruit and yogurt breakfast. It was wonderful. It had vanilla yogurt with granola, blueberries, strawberries and a big blueberry muffin. I ate every bite, plus my mother's eggs. We then went to Trees and Trends, but did not find what we went after. Then it was to the grocery store and back home. We had an early dinner of a homemade hamburger, chips and apple pie. After that, we went to the lake for the fireworks.

I don't know if I have ever mentioned it, but our family owns a 45 ft. houseboat that we keep at the local marina. My brother-in-law drove the boat to the middle of the lake where we tied up with some friends. We visited for a couple of hours and then everyone, but me, went up on the top to watch the fireworks. Right now, I still can't climb up and down the ladder that goes up to the top. I went inside the cabin and sat in the living room and watched them from the back window. I still enjoyed them. My sister's two year old foster son and I slept on the way back to the dock. It was a nice ending to the holiday.

Today, I am going to relax and get ready to return to work tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a great Monday.

Sunday, 4 July 2010



I hope everyone has a happy and safe July 4th.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

This morning, I decided that today was going to be a good day. When I got to work, I found out that all of the exceptions for the loans in our group were cleared. I got nice emails from two of my former bosses. Queenie got a nice call from her former boss. It was so nice to hear from them. I have a feeling that we will be hearing from them in the months to come. All in all, it did end up being a good day.

I am so glad that this week is over. It has not been that busy, but I'm ready for a long holiday weekend.

Sunday, we are going to go out for breakfast. Later in the day, we are going to have hamburgers and the fixings. The least we have to cook, the better. Hopefully, it will be a relaxing day.

Monday, our office is closed. I'm going to relax and enjoy my day.

I hope everyone has a good Friday.