October 26, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. I love Sonic happy hour. There is nothing more refreshing than a Diet Coke with Sonic ice. I actually buy Sonic ice to use at home. Yum!

2. I generally do not watch a lot of television. I have a couple of shows that I like enough to set the DVR; but I can go days without turning on the television. However, I have been a little under the weather which required me to spend the last two weeks at home. Out of desperation I turned on the television. Marie Osmond and Nutri System are on more channels than I can count. The lottery has changed lives. The number one rock song of all time is Guns and Roses, Welcome to the Jungle. Seriously, Welcome to the Jungle. Sweet Child of Mine, maybe; but not Welcome to the Jungle. Who votes for these countdowns?

3. My back yard needs to be mowed. I hope to mow it for the last time this season. Winter is approaching.

4. It was still dark when I left for work yesterday morning. While I enjoy daylight savings time, I am ready to fall back.

5. Little by little I am trying to update the light fixtures throughout my house. I ordered five fixtures from Home Depot. Light fixtures are not cheap.

6. The inside of my house needs to be repainted. I can paint the living room, halls and bedroom. The bathrooms and kitchen scare me. What is a good neutral color? How do you paint behind the toilet?

7. I had a nice lunch with a friend yesterday. It was nice to catch up. She travels as much as I do so it is sometimes hard to make time to visit.

8. I received a sweet card via snail mail. It was quite unexpected. It made my day. It reminded me to be more thoughtful. I enjoy e-mail, it is a way of life these days; however there is still something to be said for snail mail.

9. I like to think I’m creative. I have a room full of craft supplies. I haven’t done anything creative in quiet some time. Hopefully the creativity will return sometime soon.

10. I discovered that it is okay to take a break from Facebook. Don’t get me wrong; I love to log on and see everyone’s status, but it doesn’t have to be a daily ritual for me.


October 19, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. I bought a Wii last May. I have not taken it out of the box. Seriously.

2. A couple of months ago, my dog, Sophie was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The vet prescribed two daily medications. The only way she will take the pills is if I hide them in a bite of her favorite chewy granola bar. She appears to be feeling much better. She is as yappy and rotten as ever.

3. I’ve also had several doctor appointments in the last couple of weeks. Like Sophie, I went from taking no medication to taking two prescriptions a day. I have always disliked taking medicine. Even in pill form. Eck. I guess taking daily medication comes with getting older. I’m not sure when or how I reached middle age. My mind still thinks I’m 28. My body not so much.

4. My laundry hamper is on the verge of being empty. Woo Hoo!!

5. I love to read. Finishing a good book and placing it on the book shelf afterwards has always given me a sense of satisfaction. While I love technology, I wasn’t so sure about reading digital books. I have to say, e-books ROCK.

6. I read the new book by Nicholas Sparks – Safe Haven. I love his books; his style of writing. Safe Haven was an okay read; but it wasn’t his best work. Yes, I read the digital version.

7. Sunday afternoon, I watched a movie on the Hallmark Channel. I had forgotten how much I enjoy Hallmark Channel movies. They always take me back to simpler times.

8. Speaking of television, my new favorite show this season is Hawaii 5-0. Action. Adventure. Water. Humor. Cute actors. Book ‘em Danno.

9. I haven’t listened to much country music in the last few years. However, I did purchase a couple of the Zac Brown Band songs on itunes.

10. October is baseball season. I know. Baseball season begins in the spring. But let's face it. There are way to many baseball games to keep up with during the regular season. But October. October. Crisp night air. Playoffs. World Series. It also helps when there is a Texas team in the running. GO RANGERS.


October 17, 2010

Happiness is...

Water is not my favorite beverage.
A packet of this makes it bearable.

I love nesting bowls.
I found these crazy daisies on ebay.
Love them.

Another ebay find.
Vintage glass measuring cup.