Today is a beautiful fall day in Kansas. The sun is shining. I like that! The temperature is 63*. And I like that. No wind! I like that best.
AS I PONDER....
WOW! What a week I had last week. Car trouble. I hate car problems. First, I am not at all knowledgeable about anything on a car. I know how to drive it. And put gas in it! And I'm learning all that other nasty crap that Richard used to tend to....airing tires, checking oil, resetting the computer alerts. But a massive amount of oil running out, as I drove, is out of my realm of knowledge. Thanks to baby brother and the kindest mechanic I have ever met, I'm back on the road and the bank account wasn't injured too greatly. But I didn't have a car for 3 days. Thank stunk!!
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
While I am learning more and more about on-line banking and bill paying, I am also learning that when the system doesn't work it is a pain in the butt. Know what I mean? My bank has been doing a major updating for the past 3 days. That means no availability of seeing my account on-line. No use of ATM's. Occasional non-use of debit cards. Geez!! Enough of this already. I probably wouldn't have found this quite as stressful if it hadn't been going on at the same time my dang car wasn't functioning. Do you think I was being tested this week?? Whatever God is saying...I'm listening.
I think my efforts towards creating should go to anything less stressful. Like maybe set up a nice wine bar this week. Sounds like a plan, huh? If the debit card will work. No really, I'm kidding. No wine bar at my house. Just a bottle chilling in the fridge. And I'm still creating more space around here with cleaning out closets.
WHAT I'M READING....
I finished the audio book. I'll review it soon. I need to find another one. I like listening while I clean. And I am still reading The Help!
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
Has anyone ever watched the show Naked and Afraid? I am a huge Survivor fan. When I ran across this show, Naked and Afraid, while browsing through the channels, I had to stop and check the show out. And now I'm hooked. WOW what a survival show!
WHAT I'M HEARING...
The news is on in the background. Seems there are only two things on the news anymore....the election and another shooting, somewhere. Someone is shooting someone, somewhere, sometime. If that doesn't scream of the need for better gun laws, I don't know what does. I'm not going to get into a debate with anyone about 2nd right amendment issues (which is way outdated in my opinion) but enforcing the current laws and strengthening some other laws is way past due. Far too many shootings going on around this country. And while I was sitting in my car, recently, waiting for Darian to get a haircut, it was very unnerving to see two (creepy-looking) dudes leaning up against the wall of a nearby building, both with guns strapped on their hips. What the hell!! This isn't the wild west!! Enough said. (P.S. I won't argue with anyone. You have your opinion. I have mine)
What's on my camera...
|Look closely. This tree is filled with birds|
|Paige and Harley at lunch|
|Happy Birthday from|
|My "poor car" being taken away|
WHAT I'M DRINKING....
I tried a new beer this weekend. Samuel Adams Octoberfest. It is a lager. The label describes it as hearty & smooth with a deep malt complexity & roasty sweetness. Ha! Ha! I don't know about that. It wasn't my favorite. I'll just take a cold Bud Light!!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Monday...Broccoli Cheese Soup
Tuesday...Bogo at Braum's. They have their 4-cheese burger meals on sale...buy one get one free. I can't cook a meal this cheap!!
Wednesday..Easy Breakfast Casserole
Saturday...Potluck (clean out fridge)
Sunday...Chicken stuffed shells
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
A peek into my week...
Monday...Darian is working, Harley's at school. I'm recovering from the weekend.
Tuesday...Nothing at the moment
Wednesday...Harley has a FCCLA conference Darian has FAST
Thursday...Trip to Goodwill & grocery store
Friday...No school. Darian is working.
Saturday...Darian is working
Sunday...Paige & Justin ??
A final thought...
Harley and Paige went to a Halloween Haunted event on Friday night in Wichita. Harley went home with Paige for the weekend. They also attended a Roller Derby! Fun! But back to the Haunted Event. About 30 minutes to an hour after they left a man (very drunk, it was reported) was arguing with a woman while standing in line, pulled out a gun and shot himself dead. How sad! But it pisses me off that people were exposed to something they will never be able to forget. The event has always been a "gun-free" zone. It now has a metal detector at the gate. What is our country coming to?? I am so glad Paige and Harley had already left. We need to do something. I don't know what. But, something!!