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A Bunch to Do

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Quote of the Day:

“The ark was built by amateurs, and the Titanic by the experts. Don’t wait for the experts.”

— Murray Cohen

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Today was a busy day. The morning was relaxing but as the hands of the clock moved past the noontime hour, I had to get a move on. We have plenty of things to do this afternoon. To begin with, it began with a short jaunt to Los Osos:

  1. A stop at the veterinarian to make a payment on the bill;
  2. A visit to the post office. Neither Michael or I received what we were wishing for;
  3. An appointment at the pharmacy to receive our annual flu shots. We were told that the swine flu shots wouldn’t be ready until the end of October. We will be in Colorado by then.
  4. Last stop at Wally World for a refill of one of my prescriptions. We stopped into McDonald’s to get one of their new frozen drinks – they didn’t have it – instead we ordered up some French fries. No fast food joint makes French fries like Mickey D’s does.

Now we are off for home. I am so glad because I’m sure feeling tired. I also feel I’m having a light reaction from the flu injection.

We arrived home in time for me to take a short nap before dinner. I needed it and by the time dinner was ready, I was prepared to be up and about. Dinner consisted of baked chicken, rice and Brussels sprouts followed by a cup of vanilla ice cream. Ah yes, I was comfortably full. I was ready to go up and take care of my fur babies.

Dinner over we headed upstairs to be with the cats and settle in for the evening.

Good night all.

mz. em

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Currently Reading:

“The NEW diary” by Tristine Rainer

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Psalms

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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Plans

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Quote of the Day:

“Have I really pushed the envelope as much as I want to? Not yet. Maybe that’s why I’m still hungry.”

— Steven Spielberg

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Okay, it’s been a couple of days since my last entry, life happens. Thursday was a quiet day for us. Michael’s back is still bothering him and I was still in a blue mood. However, Friday the mood changed for both of us and we did our errands; manicure for me, pick up mail, pick up a prescription, lunch and a stop at the bank.

To take care of my prescriptions I’m slowly moving them to Wally World. What a place! People walk around there like their brains are on pause. Some don’t care how much room they take up in an aisle. I hope this isn’t how they drive their car.

Today, I had planned to be industrious. Ha! We slept in, later I listened to Toby Keith’s newest CD, took care of the cats and watched the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 100 greatest fights. My favorite, Chuck “the Iceman” Liddell, is a local boy. He was shown in many clips mostly winning but a few losses too. Yes, I’m a warrior at heart but I wouldn’t want to do it personally.

mz. em

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“The NEW diary” by Tristine Rainer

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Psalms

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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Shopping and Birthdays

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Quote of the Day:

“I think we’re going to see in the world in a short amount of years a real transition. We’re entering the creative age. Everybody has creativity. If I were to teach young people I would find in each of them their potential. Creativity is after all the thing that makes us like God. You think of a god as someone who is creative.”

— Francis Ford Coppola

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For birthdays I’m proud to say that Lady C is celebrating today. How lucky she is and no I’m not going to tell which year it is. We have had some good birthday celebrations shared together. There are a lot of good years together between us.

Although she is babysitting her house due to inside flooding. Oh joy! I remember when the last house we lived in flooded due to saturated ground and the toilet not shutting off when it was last flushed. When I arrived home, Michael was not in a good mood.

Of all the holidays that are celebrated, I like birthdays best. That’s the one I like to go all out for gifts, cards and a luncheon. In this day and age, who can afford to spend that much? And, because of the Divine Mz. M I’m learning to make things for the birthday person.

For me, I’ve received plenty of gifts and a card is enough and having lunch with Lady C or other close girlfriend is plenty for me.

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I may have written this before but I am a catalog shopper. Going physically shopping visually overwhelms me. I buy to much, buy nothing, or buy clothes that when I arrive home and get them on – I look in the mirror and wonder what I was thinking. Then they go back to the store.

Sometimes what I do is take the catalogs I receive and cut out the photos I like. I take them to the stores where I shop and show the sales lady what I’m looking for and ask her to find an outfit that matches my photos. Sometimes this works and some times it doesn’t.

When I have purchased clothes from a catalog and I understand their sizing then that is where I shop. It’s a little more expensive because of the shipping and handling. However, now that I know the company, I’m not afraid to purchase clothes. The companies also note where the item clothing can be hand washed, dry cleaned or machine washed. These companies are also good about the need to return if something doesn’t fit or it just doesn’t work for me.

A lot of these catalogs I call my wish books. The catalogs are fun to see the different styles. There are times when I will cut out the photos that intrigue me and place them in my journal. So, even if I don’t buy it, I have it available to me. I save money this way too.

I would be interested in reading how you shop whether by store or catalog.

mz. em

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Currently Reading:

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Desperation” by Stephen King

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Job

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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