Is anyone out there? The Internet is awfully quiet this week.
Oh, there you are! I see you now. So how are you? Enjoying life? Getting some good family time? Or maybe you've had a little too much family time? Things are slow around here … quiet. The Money Town folks are off vacationing this week. Me? I'm just hanging out.
Well, of course, I'm not just
hanging out. I'm keeping an eye out in case the mouse
returns. It's keeping me very busy. (So far, no mouse!) Also, at least twenty times a day I say, "It's soooooo beautiful outside, I can't even believe it!" And it is. On my way to PT I drove past the lake I showed you about a week ago. I stopped to take some photos so you can see what it looks like now
You can see the snow is long gone. It was in the mid-seventies (F) when I took these photos.
Here's one more:
While I was at the lake … which was not for very long at all, I saw this:
I also saw a lot of these:
I've been busy lately, but doing mundane things. The mouse forced a reorganization of my pantry. Next, Briefcase emptied every single thing (including Shrek, Flipper and Rabbit) out of our bedroom closet. I can't lift anything because of my arm and, as a result, (**cringe**) our closet hadn't been cleaned out in three years. It was one big disaster area.
After he dumped everything onto our bedroom floor, I spent two days sorting piles (one-handed) for Goodwill, and trash. (Needless to say, Shrek, Flipper and Rabbit did not go into either of those two piles!) Even with Briefcase's help, I used my bum arm way more than I should and spent my evenings draped in a heating pad (and giggling on pain meds).
Next time that happens, I'll write a ridiculous, drug-induced, post for you to laugh at again.
Speaking of Shrek, Flipper, and Rabbit … I've recently been contacted by a company that would like me to offer their sex toys for a giveaway here on Twenty Four At Heart. Is that something you'd be interested in? It seems like a lot of my readers thought it would be fun when we were discussing the merits of Flipper.
Ho hum. We took TR to the airport and saw her off the day after Christmas. She's visiting friends back east this week. We watched Dark Knight on DVD one evening. I finally braved the mall a couple days ago to make a few gift exchanges. I was surprised how quiet it was there too. Is everyone off skiing? Or vacationing in warm, tropical places?
There were a couple items I really needed
and thought I might get for Christmas. When I didn't, I looked into after-Christmas sales to see what I could find. Ladies, Victoria Secret
bras are on sale right now if you need them. For my male readers, Nordstrom
is having their men's sale.
I also had a $30 coupon to Williams Sonoma
. For several years I've wanted a panini press. I've dropped hints, but to no avail. A few days ago, I marched in with my $30 coupon and bought one for
myself my family
. On my way home I went by a deli and bought some fresh basil, provolone, and an assortment of freshly cut sandwich meats. I came home and made panini sandwiches for my family. (Here's a panini tip I learned: If you like garlic, mince a clove and mix it with some mayo. Use it as a thin spread inside your panini for added flavor. One clove makes enough, easily, for a few sandwiches.)
There's something irresistable about the crunchy toasted bread of a panini.
Well, there you have it. I managed to get panini presses and sex toys into the same blog post. What are you doing this week? Hanging out? Shopping? Vacationing? Have you bought yourself any gifts?