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Happy Birthday to ME!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Had a great day....dropped the #2Doods off at doggy camp for two days and headed into town for a double movie feature. First movie was Kin and while we both enjoyed it, we are hoping for a sequel. The second movie was Peppermint and it was edge of the seat, kickass action! Wow! Best Jennifer Garner since her tv series, Alias.

While there had been no rain, there was a rainbow in the sky when we came out of the movie theater. Definitely rain in the distance.


After that we went to Logan's Roadhouse for a nice dinner. I got a filet and Stu got shrimp. We both got veggie skewers although I gave him all my mushrooms. Yummy!




When we walked out, there was the most gorgeous storm night sky...I'm still in awe that my phone captured this!


Tomorrow it's back to Cookeville for errands, then pick up the #2Doods and back home.

Thank you to EVERYONE who sent me birthday emails, texts, messages, as well as posts on Instagram and Facebook. I so appreciate the thoughts and well wishes! I also greatly appreciate the donations to my Facebook fundraiser for the Scleroderma Research Foundation in honor of my daughter-in-law who suffers from this not well known, debilitating and terminal disease.

Ciao for now!

September 13 2018: Enjoy the Simple Things

Thursday, September 13, 2018

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”
John Maeda

Till next month...

Views....Doggy Views, that is...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Everyone thinks these two are SO GOOD thanks to photos like these...Naw, they just know they have to wait for their treats. LOL!








Although they do know better than to charge out doors...


For example, here is Cooper on his designated table, surveying the yard.


And here is proof of his being on NOT his designated table, lording it over Murphy who can't jump up there.


Ciao for now!

Ketchup or Catsup or Catch-up?

Friday, September 7, 2018

We're staying busy and time is flying. Before we know it, November will be here and we will be heading south in the RV for the winter. Yikes! Lots to get done. Anyway, here are some photo highlights from the last couple of weeks to ketchup catsup catch-up!

A gorgeous full moon and I got to use my new Panasonic Lumix camera...


The proof copy of my C'Mon Inn Mystery Series Trilogy showed up...


No, not a tire. One reason I dislike washing sheets & blankets in my agitator-less washing machine...
Why I hate washing bulky items in agitator-less washing machines!
Our roses not only recovered from our trimming, they are thriving...

A cracked windshield, thank goodness for a zero deductible policy and a quick replacement...


Had a wonderful dinner with a motorcycling "sister" and her husband, in the are from CA...
Dinner @ Cracker Barrel with Tami & Rod Glover from CA
...at, of course, Cracker Barrel where the holiday decorations are out in full force.
Cracker Barrel Xmas Cracker Barrel Xmas
Our weight loss journey continues....my excitement was finding out my wedding ring fit again...


The Backend of Nowhere Garage build continues as the dirt pile that was growing flowers disappears...
Weeds flowering on our dirt pile

Enjoying a pretty sunset from our deck...


Attended an amazing benefit for our good friend who is fighting cancer and came home with this...

Loving my new coffee cup...using it every day!


Ciao for now!

They're moving on up!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Yes, I sang the blog title as I typed it....

It's the #2Doods - they've moved up to two separate XL (42") crates. While they can and do sleep in one, it's getting crowded and they both have to stay curled. So today Stu moved the power outlet up higher so the second crate would fit in that corner. Our foyer tables and a few knick-knacks were moved.


Needless to say, even the chaos of no crate bothers them...

And they're in!!

You can see why they each need their own. It will be interesting to see how they do at bedtime.

Ciao for now!

My Monthly Check-in: September 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018


M
y new post for the #MonthlyCheckIn. I will post this monthly sometime between the first and the fifth of each month.


There are twenty-five categories - I will write the first thing that comes to mind and in subsequent months, I promise to NOT look back to see what I wrote. Of course, that means there may be duplicate entries - just warning you. LOL!

I hope more folks will give this a try - just post a comment here or in the original post with your blog name/URL and I will add you to the list in the side bar. C'mon in - the water's fine! Oh, and feel free to add/change/delete any of the categories.
ENJOYING the fact all three of my former Kindle World books have been republished as the C'Mon Inn Mystery Series books as well as in a new Trilogy with the first three books available in digital format or print.

MAKING Chocolate Peanut Butter fat bombs. They are SO good and on our new way of eating.

COOKING nothing. Made chili a couple nights ago. Hubby's turn to grill burgers tonight.

DRINKING my usual ice water and coffee. Have switched to black 95% of the time.

READING blogs, news articles (mostly non-political stories) and Facebook.

WANTING the time to move more slowly. I can't believe it's September already!

LOOKING at my hubby as he tries to stay awake watching TV after a morning of hard work outdoors.

PLAYING blues music this morning. BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt - so many talented folks to listen to.

BUYING groceries using the new Walmart online grocery ordering with easy pickup. This is our third time and it's worked well. There are some limitations but the convenience has been great.

WISHING the cool fall weather would start but the forecast calls for a hotter than usual September.

FOLLOWING the smell of dogs around the house, figuring out where to clean next. LOL!

WAITING for the next movie to come on and maybe the volume won't KILL my hearing during commercials.

LIKING my weight loss! Down from 162# to 136.5# and still going. Need another 10# gone.

WONDERING when we will plan our trip to Dollywood.

LOVING my husband for his humor, caring, giving and his love for his family and friends.

CONSIDERING redoing my wardrobe

WATCHING "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" - actually, hubby is watching. I'm listening. We saw it at the movies when it came out and I watched both this and the first movie a couple months ago.

HOPING things keep moving on the garage build for hubby. Have had a few issues that slowed things down couple of weeks.

SMELLING dogs that need a bath! Groomers on Tuesday...can't wait!

WEARING black capri leggings with a teal shirt that says "Work It Like You Mean It".

NEEDING to get my second guest article WRITTEN and off my "to do" list!

HEARING hubby yawning. Will he make it through the rest of the movie?

THINKING life is good. I'm happy and content.

NOTICING my capri leggings are baggy since my weight loss. Better yet, I can wear my wedding ring for the first time in several years.

KNOWING my birthday is coming soon...eeek!


Remember, comment here or on the original post (where you can copy the list of categories) with your name and blog URL if you want to be added to the monthly list. It's just one post a month. C'mon, you can do it...

C'ya next month!

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