Boyz and Toys, or a bucket of Sunshine?
Jan. 12, 2011 9:17 pm
Updated: Jan. 15, 2011 8:30 pm
I fear that I might just write a "book" this evening, I've decided it best to "title" each paragraph, in case you may want to read, skim, or flat out skip, topic by topic!! Hope this works for you!
DINNER PARTY VS. WEATHER I'm sure if you peruse me time to time, you've heard me having my "pity party" as my recent dinner soiree kinda went south. This morning when I finally crawled out of bed, the sun was shining brilliantly, not a cloud in the sky.
While the whole "soiree" thing did bug me, I had forgotten one key factor as to why I stay in this (summer) inferno... I NEED the sun! Thru the holidays it had been dreary and overcast. I didn't remember till this morning, one "icky" day is fine, two perhaps...
More than a week!!!! I had coffee this am in my sitting room, which faces N and E, and opened the blinds wide... it was only then that I realized that my "funk" was mostly caused by the darn WEATHER!!
PROCRASTINATING: I confess, I'm the "pro," but had planned a trip to Costco for yesterday... Dutifully, I had checked the current coupon booklet, shopped a few things online... OMG! Is my 32" flat screen large enough? Today would be the day!
THE DENTIST: My most recent "cleaning" was last week, however, the hygenist was disappointed that my gums were as "sad" as they were... 6mths ago, I had that "deep cleaning" done, which was not at all pleasant, but she informed me that I had deteriorated
greatly since, and should see her again in 3mths, rather than 6! She did also chat with me about the advantages of the "Waterpik" product, and all of the benefits of it... Hmmm, perhaps I should look into that... Do they sell them at Costco? Yes, she replied...
THIS MORNING: As I've mentioned, arising do a brilliant morning, I felt totally invigorated. Only then, did it hit me regarding my recent "funk." Yesterday, I easily could have stayed in bed till dinner time, but today I felt full of energy, along with the
"desire" to actually get some things done. During coffee, I checked the weather - expected hi of 70 (VERY do-able) and sunny. My kind of weather! Being "grocery ad day, " I got the paper from the drive, made sure the dogs had been out, cats fed (dogs eat
their food at night!) and poured my first cup. Back here to the sitting room to wake up over the ads. Then came out my Costco list... did I REALLY want to look at that 42" TV? Today would be the "day," for sure! Once lunch was done, animals all fine, catfood
put up (cause of dogs!) I gussied myself up, grabbed keys etc, and headed to... the pharmacy! I've need to get there for 10 days! Dropped the bag in the trunk, and headed to Costco, for groceries and other items...
COSTCO: Of course, I start my escapade in the electronics, and work my way to grocery... Yes, the TV is cheaper at the store, unlike the last one I bought... Weaved across the isles, passing an end display of stand mixers... Now I've been "price checking"
kitchen aid for some years... HMMM... No, still too pricey... In the nex isle, they had another...! Back and forth seeing differences for the price difference. Finally, into the cart the lesser one went! Round the corner to the next isle. Took a few,
but I did finally find the "waterpik," $13 cheaper than from "online," so tossed item 2 into the cart. Bypass the "booze" area, but stopping near the bakery... we needed bread. Skipped thru all the freezers and coolers of cheese, seafood, etc. Rounded the
corner past produce, and get to my isle... tissues, dog food and bones, and headed back toward the front of the store. Almost got 2gals of milk... cart was already heavy and difficult to navigate so didn't, but did get coffee creamer, threaded my way, getting
soda for the "boss" for lunch, choc milk mix for the "boss," olive oil... so on and so forth... Seriously doubt that you want the entire list!!
HOME AGAIN: It took a while to drag all this stuff into the house, especially as some items are difficlult for me to lift... but I did have my collapsable dolly in the trunk! Got things into the house, but left some strewn near where they should be, afterall,
I did have to check out the new mixer.
DINNER: Originally, I had thought about making a salad of greens and "something," but then as warm as it was, once the "high" of my shopping waned, I changed thoughts, and pulled out the remaining lasagne, salad greens, and made garlic bread... Helped with
the abundance of salad, removed a large baking pan from the "spare" frige... I skipped the entree for a large salad and a slice of bread! Perhaps tomorrow's lunch..? Unfortunately, I did thaw out a pkg of "crab" for the cold salad... but I do believe it's
supposed to be even warmer tomorrow!
Without a doubt, today was the most enjoyable day I've spent in two weeks! Tomorrow, I can take a "playday" and perhaps water the patio plants (they've been ignored) fix the crab salad for dinner, do a few "chores," and just flat out have as good a day as
I did today, without needing to leave the house... maybe, maybe, but not spending $$. Can't wait to try out the mixer... does have a dough hook... make bread?
Be happy, be crazy, but most of all, COOK crazy!