Friday, November 20, 2015

All Mixed Up!

For some reason...well...I kind of think I know the reason...I thought yesterday was Friday...I think because Den always works on Friday and in my head he was coming home from work even though he was flying in from a I am!

So...Den was exhausted and literally fell asleep as soon as we went today we really did nothing...we went out to lunch...had yummy lunches...then had apples and cheese for dinner. We have wanted to try a new micro brew near us...Victory Brew was great...really great beers and yummy food!

Den's Fish & Chips...

My steak and frites...this is the first red meat I have had in about ten was soooo good! That's not's some kind of melting sauce.
The Guinness-like beer Den had. I had one made of Mango Hops but it was really yummy!
We thought about going to their Beer Dinner! But on second thought...I drink one small glass of beer occasionally...I will never be able to drink that much beer! Yikes!
Reading's good and scary and all about Demons vs Angels plus it even has some historical fiction tossed in! I did not know that Marilyn Monroe was an expert at working her way through the tunnels of the Carlisle Hotel in NYC to meet JFK for you know what! Itzy Nash...main sent to live at the Carlisle with her Aunt Maude...but where is Aunt Maude? And why are there so many flies in Aunt Maude's apartment? It's so good!
I will read this next...during college football and during the RedZone!
My poor very tired boy...
My iPad watching Roxie...
My sleeping elder kitty Lucy...
I love when we are all safe and sound.
See you Monday! Do you have big weekend plans?


Thursday, November 19, 2015


I finished this book and I have very unsettled thoughts about it. It's the story of a family...and a political story, too...about the father's involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. Oliver North is even in this book. Drama, dysfunction and characters I did not particularly care for. Sigh!

I think I am going to start just looks good!
Den is on his way home...from the wilds of Minnesota...again. He is involved in some extra projects at work so he will be working quite a bit more for a while. I am exhausted from doing everything by's like when I was teaching and he was working in Norway and I would have second graders all day and come home to the girls and chores and no help at the day's end! He will be exhausted all weekend, too. Right now I just want him to do the three litter boxes and empty the dishwasher. Sigh!
So...our weekend is wide open right now...probably very low key...but that's ok with us...Den will need a quiet weekend and salads and vegetables. I think his dinners this week revolved around big thick cleansing is required...heeheehee!
I have just fallen in total love with this top...the trousers not so much...
And with these weird boots...
And this sandwich...from Simply Delicious...
And this quilt...from Jan Patek Quilts...
These little baby pies from Oh Sweet Basil...
And these kitties...from my house...heeheehee...that is my lap and my furry throw but we share...Lucy always has to be in first position...
I am off to read Divah and do one puzzle from Magic Puzzles and watch Once Upon A Time and wait for Den...


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Wednesday Mix!

It was kind of gloomy/windy/chilly today and although it was supposed to warm up and the local weatherman insisted that the sun would be was still a gloomy day!

New books! Thank you Edelweiss!!!

From what I have read...this is supposed to be a really deep psychological thriller and one of the books to watch for in 2016!

" Nature, family, tragedy, discovery..."love books like this!
From Amazon..."Eloise meets Rosemary's Baby in New York City’s very own Carlyle hotel." Love books like this!

Reading but seriously not loving this...
I want a faux fur infinity scarf!
Roxie is experimenting with our newest cat's called a Ripple Rug! It's like a kitty playground...Roxie pops her head out of the holes...I believe it's not dignified enough for Lucy so she seems to watch Roxie in amusement.
Ok...I am off to try to get into my book!




Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What's Up Next?

In the middle of this...I think I thought it was about " old Hollywood" but there are cell's supposed to be a sort of "modern" Gatsby. I am not sure how I feel about this book. I think the cover made me think of a " gilded" era...

Up next...from Amazon...

" In this absorbing and suspenseful debut novel—reminiscent of Revolutionary Road and inspired by a little-known piece of history—a young couple must fight to save both their marriage and the town they live in."

Then this...a dysfunctional father/daughter story...
0ff to...
Walk with Roxie in the stroller in our 'hood.
Empty the dishwasher.
Fold towels that have been in the dryer for three days...I hate folding kitchen towels and dinner napkins.
Put fine washables in the dryer.
Put more laundry in the washer.
Try to finish Matilda...
Watch Sunday night's Librarian.
Enjoy your day!



Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekend Bits!

Capers and Costco!

When I put this massive jar of capers in my cart last week...Den tried to talk me out of it!

Ha! I was not deterred! We had lox and bagels on Sunday and you could not even see the cream cheese because of the voluminous overflow of lovely capers!

Also found this new sauce a two pack! So good!
Den and I both got 6600 steps on our Fitbits just shopping at this huge store!
Dinner on Friday! Thank you Joy The Baker! Everything in these was organic except the Fritos! Chili Dogs!
Mine! Thank you Nordstrom Notes!
Want...from Shabby Apple! I am so making that Holiday Headpiece!
Love all of this plaid!


More wants...I love this red plaid! From Scout Mob!
From my fave local shop...I have that shutter...I have two of them! From Antiques At Silver Bell Farm!
Bonappetit's Roasted Veggie Chart...I deleted was fuzzy! Sorry!
Finished this...kind of incredibly awesome! Math geniuses, dysfunctional personalities and a unique story!
Everything I did today in one picture...nails, my next book, watched TV and held an itty bitty kitty hand!
Luna and my brother and Buckley! He loves her! My niece said Luna sits in Buckley's dish and he does not mind at all. He must know she needs him?
I am on overload...calming down for a quiet night of reading and Dancing With The Stars I Have Never Heard Of!