Friday, September 4, 2015

Must See Fall TV

Hello dear friends.  As sorry as I am to see the summer leave, I am excited for the Fall.  It is a wonderful season filled with pumpkin spice lattes, bright yellow mums, crisp temperatures, and a new TV season.  Ok, maybe I lost a few of you when I mentioned the TV part.  I told you I was shallow.

If I can't make it through the trailer of Downton Abbey without shedding a few tears, how am I expected to get through the final season?  Note to self: call the doc and ask for meds. 

Last year, The Affair was my drug of choice.  It ended with a whopper of a cliff hanger.  The characters are so raw and the story line so twisted, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

Life in Pieces

Hope the show is as good as the trailer.

I love Rob Lowe.  
This role looks like it is made for him.

Hope y'all have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

Until next time...

He'll never find me here!

Oh yes I will!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hodgepodge Is Back!

Hello dear friends. I wrote this post yesterday, the first day of September on my patio.  It was an absolute perfect day.

It is so great to be back in the Hodgepodge swing of things.  I have had other things going on the past couple of weeks, and have missed it a lot.  Joyce always does a fabulous job coming up with great questions.

1.  What's on your September calendar?  Anything fun?

This month, the Mister and I are going to our nephew's wedding in Orlando to see our nephew get married.

And our #2 will turn 22 on the 25th.

2.  You might be described as a natural born ________________.

The Mister would probably fill in the blank with the words bargain shopper.

No kidding!

Wish I looked this good in sweats.

3.  September is National Courtesy Month... what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large?

I would like to see people use the words please and thank you.  It amazes me how many times I open a door for someone and receive no acknowledgement.   

It is then that I say "you're welcome" and give them the stink eye.

4.  Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag... of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently?

I can't identify with any of those phrases right now.  The closest I can come to one is revealing the fact that the Mister has developed a serious addiction to fried clams.  There I go letting the cat out of the bag.  I am such an eager beaver sometimes to tell all, when I should really chicken out and keep my mouth shut.

5.  What's your movie theater snack protocol?  Do you chow down snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins?  Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices?  What was the last movie you saw in a theater?  How many thumbs up would you give it?

If you are a reader of my blog, you know that the Mister and I love going to movies. 

If we don't have time to go out for a nice lunch, we usually pick up something from Panera or Subway and I tuck it into my huge purse. 

Last time we were at the theater, I walked in with my purse busting at the seams with Panera wraps and fat free chips.  The ticket agent asked to look in my purse.  My palms began to sweat and I started to hyperventilate. 

I had visions of getting busted.  I looked at the Mister and he looked away like he didn't know me.  I slowly opened my purse.  It was the longest 12 seconds I have ever experienced.  The ticket girl looked in my bag and thanked me.  She explained that due to all that has gone on in the news, she was checking for weapons. 

I'm free!

I spent the first two hours of my freedom with these two guys and not speaking to my husband.  I give the movie two thumbs up and the Mister a big thumbs down.  

6.  Henry Ford is quoted as saying "nobody can think straight who does not work."  Idleness warps the mind.  Agree or disagree?  Why?

Strongly disagree.  
I do my best thinking when my mind is warped.

7.  What's the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to 'work like a dog' until it was finished?


I feel that way after every blog post I write.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

True confessions.  I almost cried in Target last week.  I was in the stationery section looking for my favorite gel pens.  I found myself caught up in the midst of Moms and their children in a frenzy of buying school supplies.  There are a few things that I don't miss about my girls being young.  But the one thing that I did love was the excitement of the dawning of the school year and promises for new beginnings.

So I took my gel pens, proceeded to the candy aisle, picked up a snickers, and promptly felt better.

    Until next time...

Chow did NOT want to get up this morning!