Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scary Halloween Post

It's only scary because I can't think of anything pertinent to say. And don't tell me most of what I post isn't that pertinent! :-)

I wish I could post in my sleep. When I am half asleep I can always think of something I want to say on my blog. Then in the morning, I've either forgotten it or I wonder why I thought "that" would be interesting.

My blog list (over there on the left) is thinning out a little too. People just aren't posting as much. I guess facebook and twitter are the in thing now. Writing a post takes more thought and time.

My brother has kept up with posting pretty well. Probably because his blog has a point of view - funny.

This will just have to do until I think of something to post again.

Have a Happy Halloween!

P.S. I grabbed that picture from Deb's fb page because I bought her those Mr. Potato Head accessories for her pumpkin. Isn't that the cutest idea? I should have bought one for myself.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Sweet Deal

In August, when my niece was visiting me, we went to the newest mall in town to shop. While we were there, we visited the Godiva shop where we joined the Godiva Rewards program. As a member, you can get 1 free piece of chocolate every month. Hey, it's free so of course we joined. We also bought some candy - see how marketing works? When we were checking out, the cashier told me I was .83 away from a $10.00 purchase. This was important, because a $10 purchase would qualify me for a free 2 piece box on my next visit. So I bought more. Of course.

Ready For My Close Up

This past weekend Deb was in town because she was a bridesmaid in a wedding. There were many, many events over 4 days and she has returned home so she can 1) rest and 2) get some work done.

I attended the after wedding brunch on Sunday where there was GREAT food and, more importantly, Bloody Marys. It was there I got to see the the very cool photos taken of the wedding guests in a photo booth setting. There were feathers and hats and glasses for people to wear. The resulting strips were put in a scrapbook and the guests signed their pics. It looked like it was great fun. Something like this. So next time you have a party, you should rent a booth!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


My brother
had this Poky Little Puppy picture on a puff piece he wrote and it just reminded my how much I used to love the poky little puppy. He was off enjoying the world and missed dessert. Or fooled his brothers and sisters and ate their dessert. Or something. I'm not sure. I think I have the book somewhere and should go read it. But the picture takes me back to my childhood immediately. When Deb was little I don't think she liked the poky puppy as much as I did. I refused to buy the later editions where like Poky Puppy Rides the Bus or Poky Puppy Gets His PhD. The sequels are never as good as the original.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Wynning Day

Yesterday was a good day. I started it out getting my car washed. It had been weeks and weeks since my car had a good cleaning. I'd run it through the wash at the gas station but that didn't help the inside of the car. Now it is all shiny inside and out.

Then I went off to the Wynn to use my weekly $10 stipend. They put $10 on my player card every week but I only access it about once a month. I'm lazy and don't usually drive from my house to the strip in order to take advantage of the $10. Yesterday I did because I also had a free buffet award on my player card. I enjoyed the $32 brunch buffet for free. The Wynn brunch is very nice and the food is good though I'm not sure it is $32 good. It is an excellent meal for free. I like this buffet because the servings are small and I can try lots of different things. After breakfast, I gambled my $10 and won $20 so I was happy about that too.

On the way home, I stopped at Target for a few items where, on the way out, the cashier told me I could take a short survey and get a $10 Target gift certificate. The survey was indeed short and I left with my $10 card. You can't go wrong with a gift card to Target.

All in all, it was a great Sunday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

M Is For The Many Ways I Miss Her

There are some days when I really miss my mom. Today was one of them. She was on my mind from the moment I woke up. All day, I wished she was still with us. I could come home and spend a nice evening with her after work. We'd have some dinner and then watch TV. She'd read or work a crossword puzzle and I'd be on the computer. We'd talk about the day's news or what was going on in Deb's life. Nothing exotic, no deep conversations, just a comfortable evening at home. The cat would sit with one of us, or maybe in between us. Around 10 or so, we'd both head to bed.

That would be nice.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Of Cabbages and Kings

Only a week since my last post - hopefully I'll improve.

Today I will tell you about my yummy meal made entirely with Trader Joe's ingredients. I discovered that TJ's finally, finally carries shredded cabbage. I'm so happy about that because I love cabbage and ever time I've needed it, I've had to (horrors) go to the regular grocery store.

I bought some wild King salmon and some shredded cabbage. I grilled up the salmon and then tossed the cabbage with a mix of wasabi mayonnaise and white wine vinegar. I toasted a corn tortilla and then piled it with my coleslaw and salmon. I topped that with some roasted tomato salsa and then feasted. It was so delicious, I think I'll do it again tomorrow. Tomorrow I may add some avocado. From Trader Joe's, of course.