Friday, 25 November 2011

Tomorrow is the Auburn-Alabama game.  Y'all know who I am pulling Auburn Tigers.

War Eagle!!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011



Tuesday, 22 November 2011

In about 36 hours, I will be sitting in a comfortable chair watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.  I love parades. I rarely ever miss Macy's parade.  It is the granddaddy of all parades.  Luckily, our Thanksgiving dinner has been moved to 5:00 pm.  After the parade, we can take our time preparing our dishes.  We may go to my sister's house early and offer our help. 

Tomorrow should be quiet at work.  Only three of us are scheduled to be in the office after noon.  Maybe we will be able to sneak out early. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. 

We were supposed to have bad storms today, but fortunately the conditions were not there.  The schools closed early.  I think everyone is a little bit gun shy since the April 27 tornadoes.

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday.  If you are travelling, please be careful.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

I've been a bad blogger lately.  I just haven't had much to report.  I have been reading your blogs on a daily basis.

I can update you on my search for foundation to replace my trusty old Clinique SuperFit.  After trying many samples, I have decided to switch to Chanel Mat Lumiere.  It looks fabulous on my face, and it also feels great.

This afternoon, I almost went to Gus Mayer to buy a pair of Tory Burch Revas, but as I was getting ready to go, I talked myself out of it.  I can't decide if I want the goldtone or silvertone logo medallion.  I can't believe that all of a sudden, I had this hesitation.  You see...on October 20, 2009, I had planned to go to Gus Mayer or Saks Fifth Avenue on my way home from work to try on a pair of Revas.  As I was showering, I all of a sudden did not feel very well.  I decided that I was going to stay home.  As I was walking back to the bedroom, I fell and broke my foot.  The next week, I had surgery.  I could not walk on my foot for 8 weeks.  Then I had to learn to walk again.  For about a year, I wore Tretorns, even with dresses.  I then was able to wear a couple of pairs of old shoes.  Now, 2 years later, the swelling is finally gone.  Now, I can wear my normal shoes.  To celebrate, I want to treat myself to a pair of Revas.  Which color logo medallion do you think I should get?  I wear both gold and silver jewelry.  I have neutral black shoes that I can wear with either jewelry. 

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving.  We are going to eat at my sister and brother-in-law's house.  It will be us and my brother-in-law's siblings and their children.  My mother is preparing hen and dressing and sweet potato casserole - she makes the one with the pecan topping.  I'm baking a fudge pie and a chocolate pecan pie.  I am also making a green bean casserole - not the regular with green beans, cream of mushroom soup and french fried onions.  My recipe is green beans and water chestnuts topped with a mixture of cream of mushroom soup and sour cream.  The final topping is grated cheddar cheese and cracker crumbs. As it bakes the soup/sour cream mixture melts into the green beans. It reminds me of the green bean casserole served at Andy's in Opelika.  I ate my fair share of Andy's green bean casserole when I was a student at Auburn.  For the first time in many years, I am not making a cranberry salad.  My mother and I discussed that she and I are the only ones that like it, so why bother. 

I hope everyone has a great Monday.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Remembering Grace Kelly aka Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco on her 82nd birthday. 

So sad that she left us so young.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thank You Veterans!

Thank you to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Happy Birthday Lilly!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

The other day, I asked your opinion of Burberry.  Today, I am asking your opinion of another brand, Kate Spade.

I bought my first Kate Spade pocketbook about 12 years ago.  I bought a black microfiber Sam bag.  I loved it and still have it.  It is still in great condition.  On the same day, I bought a wallet.  Over the years, I have purchased several other bags, including two Quinn bags, one black microfiber and the other black leather.  Last year, I purchased another wallet and have been really pleased with the purchase.

I have always felt that Kate Spade was designed just for me. In the early years, I would visit the website just to read it.  I was introduced to many things, including a music group called Pink Martini.  I'm still a fan today.

BFF MAB bought a couple of pocketbooks a few months after my first purchase.  She was very pleased with them.  They were later replaced by Prada.  She is not a big fan of the brand.  Her sister had a friend who started out with the company at the very beginning.  She later left and went to work for a major high end department store as a designer for their in store line of handbags.  When she got laid off, Kate Spade sent an HR rep to see her to ask her to come back.  She was offended that Kate herself did not personally ask her, seeing that she was with her from the very beginning.  I have to agree with her. 

It seems like after a few years as a successful leather goods designer, Kate sold herself.  Even though, I still like the original simple styles that made the company a success.  Another think I like about the company is their commitment to the war on fakes.  I hate to pay my good hard earned money for something and then see someone with a fake that was made in a sweatshop by child labor.  That is one of my pet peeves.

What do you think about Kate Spade?

Thursday, 3 November 2011

This morning, as I was putting on my Burberry hooded raincoat, I got to thinking about the Burberry brand.  A few days ago, I was reading comments on another blog about the brand.  Someone said that it is considered chav to wear Burberry.  I only have a few items, but I really like to wear them.  Besides my raincoat, I have a nova plaid wool scarf, a navy plaid wool scarf, several cardigans, a navy wool coat and an umbrella.  To tell you how old the umbrella is, it is a Burberry's.  The cardigans and the navy coat are not obviously Burberry.  The coat has the charging knight pattern embossed on the lining.  I find most pieces to be classics.  I do realize that the brand has been overdone. 

Do you have Burberry and what is your opinion?  I'm curious to know.

Have a great Friday.