Saturday, 30 October 2010



If you told me six weeks ago that my Auburn Tigers would be undefeated and the No. 1 team in the BSC poll, I would have laughed in your face. I'm enjoying their glory. I hope Auburn keeps it up. Beating Alabama will be the icing on the cake.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

I didn't feel very well this morning, but went to work anyway. I had a headache all morning. I figured that it was from the horrible weather that we are having. It went away after lunchtime. About 3:30, I decided that it was time to go, but I waited until 4:30. I stopped by Target and bought chicken noodle soup, bananas, diet 7up, and Tropa-Rocka Diet Snapple. After I got home, I started feeling better. I'm going to live on chicken noodle soup and bananas until Friday. If I feel like I can eat normal, I will start back eating normal.

I have to go to a wine & cheese party tomorrow night. I have been asked to serve wine. That will be good. That way I won't have to mix and mingle. I'm not a mingler.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Yesterday morning, while I was getting ready for work, I was knocked down by a stomach virus. I'm still weak today. I've been laying around yesterday and today. I hope to return to work and my life tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

I've had a very busy weekend. I went to my mother's house for the weekend.

Friday night, we went out to eat and then back home.

Saturday, we had planned on taking a short trip to do something fun or go somewhere fun for lunch, but my brother-in-law called us early to see if we would be able to babysit until my sister finished her shift selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts for a fundraiser. We gladly said yes. We kept the 2 1/2 year old and my sister's oldest son kept the one year old. He was so good. We had fun. We walked to the local elementary school and let him play on the playground. Then we went to run an errand. On the way back home, we took him by the fire station so that he could see the fire trucks. Then we rode around a neighborhood to let him look at people's fall decorations. After he was picked up, we went to deliver doughnuts that my mother's friends purchased. Later, my sister and brother-in-law invited us to eat.

This afternoon after church, we went to lunch and then to the grocery store. Then it was home, to give Bo a bath. After bathtime, we cooked a banana pudding and baked cookies to take to family night at church. I went and stayed an hour. While there, I manned the basketball toss. All of the little children had fun, but my sister's children had a blast. It was such a huge success that they are going to try to do it every month. I think I'm going to take a day of vacation the day after next month's family night so that I can stay and enjoy it.

It is raining here right now. It is supposed to rain here for a few day. It has not rained here in so long. Everything is so dry that small fires ignite. Maybe the rain will help.

I hope everyone has a good Monday.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

I am having a good week this week.

First of all, our department has a team competing in our company's Back to Basics Challenge. We are ranked 145th out of 3,851 teams. Each day each team member is required to eat 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables, drink at least four 8 oz. glasses of water, eat a serving from each of the food groups. and exercise at least 20 minutes. We started the challenge on October 4. So far, I have kept up with the challenge. It's amazing what a competition will do to keep one healthy. If only we could move up into the top 100.

Secondly, I have been dressing in professional attire and wearing regular work shoes all week. It has been a challenge, but I am keeping it up. I have gotten so used to wearing LL Bean twill pants, Lilly shifts and Tretorns for several months. I figure it is time to get back to normal.

One year ago today, I broke my foot. I try to be very careful so that it doesn't happen again. My foot seems to have improved a lot in the past couple of weeks. I never thought that it would take a year to recover, but it has. At least I am almost back to normal.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

I hope everyone is having a great day. Auburn won their game today. WAR EAGLE!!

Today was a beautiful day. Comfortable temperatures and not a cloud in the sky. But...we need rain in the worst way.

I did a little bit of house cleaning this morning. Later, I took BFF MAB to the Bright Star for lunch for her birthday. I had the Greek chicken and rice, squash and shredded cabbage with slaw dressing. Shredded cabbage with and orange slaw dressing is popular at a lot of restaurants in the area. The original John's slaw dressing is the most popular.

After lunch, we went to a place called United Textiles. MAB bought a lamp and a rug. I bought some fancy pillow cases for the pillows that I use on the sofa.

Later, we went to Sears to look at Lands End blankets. I saw one in the catalogue that I was interested in. The price was $69.50 and MAB had a $10 coupon. Sears did not have the blanket, but I did find a blanket that I liked that was marked down 60%. I bought three. Two green ones for the bedroom and a burgundy one to use as a throw for watching TV. All three were around $50. What a great price!

Tomorrow, I think I am going to relax and read. I bought season 1 of Poirot last week at Sam's. I may watch a few episodes of that.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

All 33 of the miners are finally out. I am so excited for them. It is amazing that they have survived underground for 69 days. It is so nice to see good news for a change. I applaud everyone that contributed to the safe rescue of these men. They are all heroes.
Just a quick post to say that I am so excited for the Chilean miners. As of now, nine have been rescued. Let's all say a prayer of thanksgiving for their rescue.

Have a great day!

Monday, 11 October 2010

It was so nice to have a long weekend. I took a vacation day on Friday and today was a holiday. Friday was for relaxing. My mother and I ran some errands. That evening we went to dinner with my sister and her one year old. My brother-in-law took the 2 1/2 year old to the football game. They always have a good time at the games.

Saturday, I cleaned rugs. It only took me about 2 1/2 hours to clean a carpeted room and four area rugs. Saturday night, we went to Sam's and then to dinner at Ol Heidelberg. It was delicious. I had the Chicken Berlin, salad and German potato salad. I brought half of the chicken and most of the potato salad home for lunch on Sunday.

After church on Sunday, my mother and I went to visit my cousin. She had loaned me a family history maker and I returned it to her.

Today, was spent relaxing and babysitting.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Have a great Tuesday.

Friday, 8 October 2010

I have worn my regular shoes all week. It is working out well. I took the day off today, so I'm wearing my Tretorns.

Yesterday was a hectic day. We had a performance celebration during lunch. The bank provided our lunch. We ordered grilled chicken, chicken wraps, roasted potatoes, and salad from Taziki's. We also had cake from Publix. Publix has the best butter cream frosting on their cakes. I was in charge of getting the food, and Queenie was in charge of the audio visual. We had a great time. The bank provided us with noisemakers and whistles, and we used them. The meetings were going on in several cities simultaneously by conference call. There were probably about 200 people involved. There were twelve people at our location. Two of the guys in our location won awards. One of the guys won the bronze medal (Olympic theme) and another guy won the silver medal. I work for the guy that won the silver medal. I wish that I could say that I had some input in it, but he is pretty self sufficient. I am proud of the two guys. They are much deserving. We didn't know the people that won the gold medal or the platinum medal. The guy that won the platinum medal is recovering from cancer. He rarely missed work during his treatments. He was able to work all of his accounts and keep everything in fantastic shape. He absolutely deserved his medal. It's nice to have fun time occasionally at work.

This has been a relaxing morning. Bo and I had a nice walk earlier. I need to walk some more. As soon as my mother gets back from the beauty parlor, we are going to run errands and then on to Wal-Mart. Tomorrow morning will be spent cleaning rugs. YUCK! But, it has to be done.

I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Monday, 4 October 2010

I did it! I wore regular shoes all day. Tomorrow I plan to wear my 25+ year old Bass Weejuns. While cleaning them, I noticed that they had something that most shoes don' arch support. They may be the shoes that I wear most days until I get used to regular shoes. I would like to have a new pair of Revas, but I want to wait until I know that my foot has reached it permanent size.

Fall has arrived in Alabama. Last night when I went to bed the temperature in my home was very comfortable. I woke up at 3:30 am and was freezing. I got up and changed from my summer pj's to a flannal nightgown. A couple of hours later, I got up and decided that I might need to turn on a little bit of heat. I put the thermostat on 66 and the auxiliary heat come on. It must have been 63 or lower. BRRR! When I left for work, my car was cold. I realized that I had left the sunroof open the last time that I drove it. It was 44 when I left for work. But, not to worry, the high Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be 81. I guess that will be Indian Summer.

Tomorrow I'm wearing navy chinos, a green turtleneck sweater, navy/green argyle socks and my weejuns...and a boiled wool jacket.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

I don't know where this weekend went. I have gotten a lot done, but I haven't been that busy.

Saturday, I did a lot of house cleaning. After I relaxed for a couple of hours, I showered and went to Ulta and Sephora. I watched my Britcoms last night and read.

Today, I organized some clothes so that I could find some things that were missing. I found everything and gave them a quick wash. Now I am sitting her with my feet propped up, playing on the computer.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to wear normal shoes. I have a pair of black penny loafers that I bought at Talbots years ago. They fit my right foot just fine. I'm going to take my Tretorns with me, just in case the loafers don't work out. If I master the loafer, I'll move on to my Ferragamos. I never thought it would take this long to get over a broken foot and foot surgery.

I hope everyone has a good Monday.