Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Random Day?

The 
Thursday...March 26th...

2:30 AM...I woke up wired...grabbed my Paperwhite and started to read with hopes of falling back to sleep...this has been happening to me ever since the time change...

3:00 AM...gave up the idea of sleep...crept down the hall to a guest bedroom to watch Forensic Files or Law and Order hoping to fall asleep...

6:30 AM...woke up to Roxie and Lucy jumping on the bed...in the guest room...Den was still sound asleep so I went downstairs...fed the girls, cleaned their litter boxes and made a K-cup to drink upstairs in bed while I read...brought one to Den as a surprise...he usually does the coffee...he will make a real pot later.

7:15...played with Roxie to tire her out...before I got back into bed...

7:45-9:30...watched the Today Show while Den made coffee.  He brought us breakfast in bed... Kashi Grapenuts with berries and a banana half.  Lucy ate one of my banana slices...she loves bananas.  We read and watched the Today Show...we each had more coffee after breakfast.  

9:30...11:30...Den went to the basement to go through bins...Big Brother was coming for donations on Saturday...we are trying to prep the house to eventually sell and move to Harry Potter World...teasing...our focus is on Charleston or Savannah.  I stayed upstairs with the girls to write two reviews, read email and try to write a post with pictures.  My stay at home outfit involves very little makeup...mascara maybe...lipstick...my new Bobby Brown spring Hot Berry color...relaxed yoga pants and a comfy oversized stretchy top...my uniform.  I also lightly dusted  upstairs, ran the vacuum and wiped down our bathroom...things I usually do daily.  

11:30...I went downstairs...I was dressed, coiffed, and ready...finally.  I prepped a salad for our lunch...we had been in and out all week and this was our at home day.  I used my Italian spiral cutter and "spiraled" radishes, carrots, and baby cucumbers...then I prepped Japanese green tomatoes, sweet onion and organic garbanzo beans...for a lunch salad.  I added baby greens to a big bowl...tossed in all of the other stuff...and set the table.  I also made homemade soy/ginger salad dressing...we are into this flavor lately.  Then...before lunch...I dusted, wiped down the downstairs bathroom and started laundry...the fine washables that take forever and kitchen towels and dinner napkins which I do separately.

12:30 ish...we had lunch!  Girls came down for their lunch...they were yowling so we gave them a can of sardines...which they devoured.  Lucy also needed her High Blood Pressure pill...she ran as soon as she saw the pill bottle so Roxie and I had to chase her down.  She is too smart...tricks don't work so it's a matter of catching her and popping the pill down her throat...not pretty and not fun.

1:30...I made a loaf of English Muffin Bread.  It was an incredibly easy recipe but my first time making it.  It had to rise for an hour for a 35 minute baking time.  Den was still looking through basement bins and recording all giveaway stuff...so I had some alone time in the kitchen.

2:30...sat and read in the sunroom while waiting for the bread to bake...we were doing laundry throughout the afternoon, too.  

3 ish...took the bread out of the oven.  Den and I met in the family room for tea and a slice of warm bread.   The bread was freaking amazing...no kneading...mixer prep...toasted it with sweet butter...it was incredible.  

4:00... Went upstairs to relax, read some more and shower...Den was with me.

5:30...showered, in fresh clothes...another version of my at home uniform...started dinner prep which was easy because we were having pasta with sauce I made the day before.  I set the table...got out everything I needed to reheat the sauce and cook tagliatelle...prepped garlic bread and went to the family room.  Den fed the girls...who sat patiently next to the island and waited to be served...they then both ran upstairs to our room for their after dinner nap.

6:30... Sipping a freshly made drink by Den while we watched the news...I always always read when the tv is on...

7:00...dinner...Den cleans up...

7:30...we sit in the family room to watch tv...talk...etc...but within a half an hour or so Lucy comes down chattering/Tonk talking at us...then Roxie comes down...they walk around, talk, sit on us...but mostly they stare because they are trying to herd us upstairs to "our" room...Roxie will climb on the back of Den's chair and rub his head and somersault into his lap...Lucy will get in my lap and stare at my face...when Den and I give up and turn off the tv they race us upstairs.  

8:00...we put on lotions and potions to maintain our youthful glow, we race around all over every room upstair play chasing Roxie to tire her out...Lucy just wants to be brushed.  Every other night or so Lucy gets an asthma inhaler treatment...she doesn't really mind this...I determine what nightgown I will wear...I am fussy about sleepwear...in the summer I love DKNY black or dark gray ones with little capped sleeves...in winter Victoria Secret ones with long sleeves but they stopped making the ones I love so I will be in big trouble next year.  Then we are in bed reading with the tv on...the girls give up and flop into their beds on my wicker chaise next to me and soon are sound asleep for the night.  


9:30...Den falls asleep...I stay up...reading...and then...I fall asleep...

3:30 AM...I am up and wired again...I am obviously doing something wrong but I never feel tired the next day, I never nap and I don't look tired.  But I think I need to work out more...even if it's raining.  

Notice there is no work out that day...another reason why we want to move...I either have to get in the car and go to Longwood Gardens to walk...or walk up and down our street...I can't even walk around a block because our two blocks don't connect!  We love it here but are so tired of this no outside walking thing...I hate my treadmill!  It was raining on Thursday so that meant no outside!  I think we are just ready to move.  Thus...the cleaning out of the basement...painting...and house prep...sigh!  We would like to be out before the year is up...not sure if we can but we are trying.  

Housin Houses in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston...I just read a warning that alligators sun on the banks of ponds this time of year!  Yikes!  We are looking at marsh view properties.  What if an alligator stalks us because of the kitties?  Den says I am being silly but...you never know!  We want milder weather, a view, walking/biking trails and proximity to a WF, a Trader Joe's, a Costco and great restaurants!  

This post has really meandered...sorry!







Friday, March 27, 2015

Oh My...Friday!

Den and I are not eating meat on Fridays during Lent...this goes way back to my parochial school days...and is a really hard habit to break...thanks, Mom!    So...of course...I am craving meat today...and I have no clue what to do for dinner!  Sigh!

Reading this...Harvard, affairs, a murder...it has started out really good...dysfunctional characters are popping up all over the place!  I love this kind of book!

This is turning out to be a really relaxing day...it's raining...Den is at work...house stuff is done...and I will be back to my book soon!

Happy Friday!  Have a yummy week end if I don't see you until Monday!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Fix? A Cure? I Will Take It!

Lots of iPad bloggers are going crazy with the same issues...blogging issues...I have been having...the biggest issue being that none of us can blog!  

It's almost funny...this is a paid for app, too, and the developers have always been so responsive...but the new update must have done them in...they have disappeared...they are in their beds with their covers over their heads...sigh!  

So...I have found a different app...I am newly authenticated...and I have no clue how my blog will look today!  I am winging it!

I also might have to delete this if it looks weird!  

Yummy new book that I started late last night when Den, Lucy and Roxie all woke me up!  


Happy Reading!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Middle Of The Week Woes!

I still can't blog from my second brand new iPad...today it said I personally need to be "authenticated" and that I had to re sign in...but I could not find anything to sign in to...or rather re sign in to. So I am posting from my old iPad...which didn't tell me I wasn't authentic...yet!

Finished this...oooh I did not have much love for this book...



Now I am reading this...I think it's about denim...lol!


And I am trying to figure out how to be authentic!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another Chilly Spring Day!

I really want to stop wearing wintery clothes and wintery layers...but it is so chilly outside...really chilly...wet and damp chilly...ugh!


We are doing some light cleaning this morning and then going to the movies to see this...Insurgent.

I know it got mixed/bad/lousy reviews but we are craving the Wedgie Salad at Cinema Suites...so it's worth seeing the movie to fulfill our craving...it does come with a pretzel bun! So yummy!





Just finished this...OMGD...what a sweet sad delight filled surprise this book was! It's all about a coal mining town and some of its inhabitants around the time of WWII...and probably just before and after, too. It's all about heartbreak and rigid religious beliefs and families living in these sad conditions. Company houses and stores and husbands and sons going "under" to work these coal mines. The focus in this book is a woman named Myrthen...a religious fanatic...she wants to be a nun but has serious issues...one of them being her husband! And Alta...unlike Myrthen...lovely and in love...but even she has issues...lots of issues. People seemed to live to be 30 if they were lucky then...but I loved this beautiful and beautifully written book.






Starting this one later today...



Happy Tuesday!




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