I've been gone from Blogville a couple days, and it feels like a week. I was so busy yesterday that I couldn't get on here long enough to post anything. I read a few of yours, but that was the best I could do.
Early yesterday I went to a staff meeting at my volunteer job at the thrift shop. Not a big deal, but leaving the house before 8:00 two days in one week (yesterday and Tuesday when we went to ABQ) is unusual for me. I'm up around 7:00 every day, but rarely leave the house before 10:00. I know, wah, wah. Just a fact.
When the meeting was over, I came home and grabbed a sandwich and then at about 11:30 headed to Alamogordo to have the truck worked on. The repair took less time than they thought,and I was very glad, because that waiting room was h.o.t again. I complained, and told them that is the only complaint I have about their business..
While I was waiting, I noticed a great hat. It was similar to this:
The color was a rose or hot pink, brighter than this one looks.
I chuckled to myself, stepped to the parts window where they are kept, and said to the girl working there that I thought she should tell Chrysler they need to make a pink one for Rams. After all, Jeeps are for girls, but there are a lot of us "girls" who drive Rams.
It is a pale pink, but it's pink and it's Ram!!
Well! I had to buy it, you know.
When they were done, I started home. There are no lights and messages glaring at me on the dashboard, thank goodness. I arrived here about 4:30. I scurried around the kitchen to get a dish ready for last night's potluck. I tried something new, and it worked out superbly. I felt like taking something spicy, so I threw together a chili relleno casserole. I've never made it and didn't take time to find a recipe on line. I just made it the same way I would make the individual ones, same batter, same ingredients, but I just layered it in a casserole dish and stuck it in the oven. While it was baking, I made a green chili sauce, Tossed the whole thing in my picnic basket, grabbed a bottle of wine and took off for the dinner. It was a good choice. There was none left!! I think I'm gonna make a small one for myself tonight.
As always, I enjoyed the dinner greatly. Those are some really good folks, and I enjoy their company very much. I was tired enough that I limited myself to a single glass of wine. I knew much more would knock me on my caboose. We talked and laughed for nearly three hours.
I got home from the dinner somewhere around 8:30, and I was just exhausted. I watched a little TV, cuddled with The Kids a while since I'd hardly seen them all day, and after another hour or so, I was in bed. I slept till after 7:00 this morning. I think that means I slept around 9 hours. Wow. I needed that sleep.
I did a little yard work early today. Nothing heavy or strenuous, but some much needed little bits. One of the things was to empty and clean out the tub of water I keep out for the deer. I'm glad I did, because when I looked at the water, it was swarming with mosquito larvae!! I usually empty and clean it every couple days, but I've been on the go lately, and I hadn't done it for a week or more. I have to not neglect that any more. I hate mosquitoes!
When I came back to the deck, Max was whining and carrying on, sticking his nose around several things on the deck. He was actually doing this before I started the yard work, but I chose to wait till I was done outside to check it out. I figure there might have been a mouse behind something. So I moved a trunk that I keep some tools in, and a couple other items. No mouse, but the boy was still sniffing and whining. I also picked up one end of an old cedar chest that also holds tools and propped it up with some 2x4s so I could see underneath, as this was one area he was focused on. Still nothing, and after he checked it out thoroughly, Max finally calmed down. I think there probably really was a mouse that I just didn't see, or it took off early on and Max was just smelling the smell left behind. Anyway, he is calm now.
I'm spending the rest of the day taking it very easy. There is a Paul Newman marathon on TCM. Can't get much better than that! Right now, I'm watching "Hud," and I enjoyed the scene where they are in the movie theater, singing along with the bounding ball on the screen. I remember those days! Movies used to be a full experience: the movie, a cartoon, the news reel, a singalong or two, and on the weekends, a "serial." I used to love going to the movies on the Saturday, and keeping up with the serial (a short film that continued the story from week to week). My favorite was Superman.
Anyway, I'm back to "Hud." Feet up, head down, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.