Monday, September 3, 2018

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Outside my window...

Rain, rain, and more rain. That is what the weather has been like here the past few days. And that, with heat, makes humidity! I am ready for fall. Maybe! But not winter. Can we just skip winter please??


Pondering..

Always so much to ponder. Do you remember when I talked about my brother, Fred, who died in April 2017? Well, this past week his wife died. I haven't seen her much since Fred's passing. She has been sick and sounds like she was ready to meet Fred again. So we had a funeral to attend this past week. Attending these funerals makes one remember that we are now the older family members and each day is precious. Tomorrow is never promised. 

Watching...

Still watching Big Brother. Will be glad it is over. I have been binge watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix. I like the story-line but goodness there is way too much sex!! Can you remember back when there was never sex on TV. And NEVER, EVER between women....

Reading...

I am reading What Women Fear by Angie Smith. Good! And I am listening to The Restless Wave by John McCain. Parts of it are read by John but the biggest portion is read by Beau Bridges. This book covers from 2008 to the present. So sad to have lost such an American hero. I watched all of the funerals this past week. WOW! That is a lot to go through for his family. I don't think I would have ever made it through the week if I would have had to keep repeating memorial services over and over. But this American hero deserved this kind of send off. He gave so much for this country. He was not a perfect man and I wasn't on his political team but I respected him a lot!!

Creating...

I have been thinking about my fall mantle but haven't done much about it as of yet. So that creating is going on in my mind. 

Drinking....

Justin came over on Saturday and we went to lunch at the Cancun Mexican Grill. We decided to have a Margarita sampler. We each tried 5 different flavors of margaritas. And, oh yummy, were they good. We also had some really good Mexican food. And we both came home and took a nap. Really, those glasses were not all that big. But tequila in the middle of the day.....


What's in the kitchen...

I'm not really meal planning right now. I need to get back to it though. I eat better when I meal plan. I am still getting the Blue Apron meals once a month (which provides me with 2 varieties=4 meals) Yesterday I had a spicy chicken with couscous and green beans and tomatoes with Tzatziki sauce. It was very good. Spicy, but yummy!


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A final thought....

I have some company coming this month. That will keep me busy for a couple of weeks. And I am going to really force myself to get back to downsizing and working on the garage. After the weather is cooler. It is too hot to spend long days in a hot, hot garage. What are you guys up to? Looking forward to fall??








32 comments:

  1. I want fall to be beautiful and long!

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  2. Fall has never impressed me; it's just the last step to winter and snow and ice and slush. Rain storm after rain storm has passed our way these last several weeks of summer. Kept us green and flowers watered, at least.

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    1. That is how I feel about fall too. I'd like to enjoy it but I know that it is a prelude to winter.

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  3. I would like to have Fall for about six months! I am cleaning my garage too:)
    I didn't see much of the funeral but I heard it was a good send off. :)

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  4. My Blue Apron delivery got lost last week so I missed out on that chicken. I had to go to the grocer's as I only had some fish in the freezer. We got some rain again today which we really needed.

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    1. Yikes! Lost a good one this time Denise.

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  5. That Margarita sample looks delicious. We are in the washington DC area. I am dying of humidity here.

    Betty

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  6. I felt the same way about Orange is the New Black - in fact I stopped watching into one of the earlier seasons. Just lost interest. And I feel the same way about John McCain. I did not vote for him, but he gave dignity to our political scene. I saw the funeral memorials. You are right. Hard for a family to go through but so deserved.

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    1. I'm still watching. I enjoy the story! I DID vote for John McCain.

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  7. Always enjoy catching up with your life Paula. Hope the weather improves.

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    1. It's sunny today but I expect it will rain again soon.

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  8. I normally hate to see summer end but this year I'm more than ready! It's been too hot and humid to do anything outside! Combined with the stress of trying to sell our house and I am so over this summer! Those margaritas look good. I'm such a light weight drinker that those would have put me under the table I think!

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    1. There really wasn't a lot of tequila in them!

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  9. I would love to have some rain here, just not the humidity. But it's overcast this morning, boding well for not too hot later in the day. Whew.

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    1. I wish we could send you some rain my friend!

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  10. Hi Paula - lots going on with you ... it's good it's raining for you - but I too could skip winter! Glad you're having some fun and visitors as well - take care - Hilary

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    1. Will this be your first winter in Canada. It will be interesting

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  11. I have not watched Orange is the New Black yet. I am currently watching The Client List ... and I love it!

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  12. Ohhhh those margaritas look awesome! One of my favorites I get around here is the frozen mango margarita. Yum!
    We're watching Shameless. I haven't seen any of the OITNB shows. I think i'm the only one that hasn't.
    I'm sorry for your loss of your sister n law. Funerals are definitely eye openers on how precious life is.

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    1. I will look into Shameless. Yes, a funeral will open your eyes for sure.

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  13. Oh my … that margarita sampler looks like such fun! Unfortunately, we've not discovered a good Mexican food restaurant nearby. Yet.

    I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law's passing. Such a sad reminder to cherish each day we've been given. I hope you have a blast with your company!

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  14. I didn't know you knew I was coming up the end of September. But that's OK i have my accommodations taken care of already so not to get in the way of the big clean up
    Chuck

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    1. Nope, didn't know you were planning a trip here.

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  15. I'm ready for Fall too, Paula. Enjoy your company.

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    1. Fall is here today!! But the temps will go back up next week I am sure

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  16. I just got back from a funeral for one of my uncles and like you, think that we are now the older ones and each day is so very precious. He was always part of my life and will be missed. I too could forget winter without giving it a second thought. Hope you have a wonderful fall and enjoy the company coming !

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    1. Some in my family don't want to admit that we are the older generation now. And I laugh about it! I will enjoy fall and I hope you will too!

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