Just another typical day at the office for me. . .
In my post entitled Happy Happy Happy, I wrote about the wonderful weekend I had last weekend, filled with family and friends.
This weekend was pretty much the same.
My weekend started off with the wonderful news about my sister-in-law’s cancer (Great News). Then we went to the first Newark High School Football game. Although we lost, we did look better than last year, in my opinion. It was great to see my oldest two daughters cheering together for the first time (they are now both on Varsity).
Saturday morning we traveled to the big city to watch the first Ohio State Football game with some friends. Although we won, I was a little disappointed in how they played. I am going give them a pass though – first game jitters, I guess. We then went out to dinner at The spaghetti Warehouse with two of my daughters (and one of the boyfriends) and my great-nephew. My husband kept telling them that they were in a historic place (it was the location of our first date). Best part of the dinner for me was getting through five levels of Ms. Pac-Man :).
Yesterday we went to church and then went to a cookout at Savannah’s boyfriends’ house. It was a lot of fun, but I ate WAY TOO MUCH! We left the party early to go and visit with my sister-in-law who was in town. It was great to see her – she looked great.
That brings me to today, Labor Day. I had breakfast with a good friend, then I took the two teenage daughters shopping for Homecoming dresses. Grrr. After traveling 90 minutes one way, we came home empty-handed. But the good news is that they found dresses online that we hope will fit, so we ordered them instead. Keeping my fingers crossed on this!
The rest of the day has been spent on doing my chores around the house – laundry, cooking, yard work and giving the dogs baths.
I wouldn’t say I rested much this weekend, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I am getting spoiled by these fun weekends. Hope yours was fun, too.
Happy Labor Day.
My mother-in-law is in Naples and called me yesterday to tell me about this site where you can look into an eagle’s next where two babies are nesting. It is a live camera right above the next. I couldn’t wait to find it.
Here it is. Go check it out. It is quite a large nest. It makes me smile.
I don’t know if this will be old news to you or not, but I just found out about it today (thanks Jay).
Sable, a 15-year-old cat, has a job to do in Washington state – he is part of the safety patrol at a middle school there.
Please take a moment to read the entire story here. It will make you smile on this brilliant Christmas Day.
I just finished reviewing today’s stats on this blog and was curious about some of the posts that showed up in other people’s searches today. I couldn’t recall the specific posts, so I went back and read them. And I have to say, those were darn good posts!
I liked them so much that I am posting their links for you, in case you missed them. This is my way of recycling today. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
It is now Tuesday. Things seemed to be looking up. We got our power back yesterday at 4:45 a.m. I appreciated being woken up by the TV and the lights that early in the morning. I stopped by Kroger yesterday to get cleaning supplies and was going to go back later in the day to do the grocery shopping (we lost all of our food that was in the fridge) but they didn’t have anything that required refrigeration. Went back today and they were just beginning to stock the shelves. I was able to score milk, butter, eggs, cheese and frozen seafood. I was happy with my purchases.
Now for the downside. I am writing this from home because the Chamber still doesn’t have any power. And I am sitting in a house that smells horrid – my dog got sprayed by a skunk at 5:45 a.m. this morning. I looked up the best solution for getting the smell off the dog and found a good recipe using hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and Dawn dishwashing detergent. She was only in the house 30 seconds before we caught her and sent her back outside, but the house smells ten times worse than she does. Yuck!
So while wallowing in my self-pity, I came across an email from Larry with a link to a story about the Colorado Wild Fires. It is a picture diary, really. You should check it out. It makes me appreciate my stinky home. Things could be so much worse than they are.
Thanks for sharing, Larry.