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Friday, February 26, 2021

The Friday Files


Hello, dear friends.  

I come to you with good news!  

No, it's not house-related.  

It's much more important.

The Mister got his first vaccine yesterday!

He was able to receive his because he has a pre-existing condition called hypertension.

As you well know, I am practically perfect and don't have any conditions.  

At least none of which I am willing to talk about.

We hopped in the car yesterday and headed towards Texas' favorite detour, Corsicana.  The CVS was the closest place that the Mister could find that was administering the vaccine. 

Before he went in, I pleaded with him to tell the nice nurse that his darling, practically-perfect bride was waiting in the car with her sleeve rolled up. 

She is in her very early 60's although she doesn't look a day over 45.  

Is there any way that she could sneak in for a little shot? 

The Mister came back in a matter of minutes.  

When he got in the car, he pronounced that it didn't hurt a bit.

Great Mister, I was really worried.

I impatiently asked him if he told the nurse about me.

You bet I did, he said.

This is what I told her.

As you well know, my pre-existing condition is high blood pressure.  The cause of this condition is sitting in the parking lot, wanting to know if you could squeeze her in for a shot.

To my dismay, the answer was no.

Note to self:  work on the Mister's presentation skills.

This gorgeous Tudor can be found in Hinsdale, Illinois, otherwise known as KTG Country.

KTG... your birthday is coming up.
Tell Big Mac he doesn't even have to put a bow on it!

She made out pretty well out of the divorce...

Has anyone watched Firefly Lane?
Here's the scoop on Cotton Cove Estate.
The best part?
It's for sale!

My mother, bless her soul, was anything but a whiz in the kitchen.  But as a child, I do remember her getting excited about the latest craze, Tomato Soup Spice cake.  I just saw on the news that it is popular again.

Are you looking for some new dinner ideas?  

Here are 30 low-calorie meals to promote healthy aging.

I received a cute note from a reader who told me that she was successful with a dry January because she loved researching delicious mock cocktails.  Here are a few suggestions

For those of you who had a less than successful dry January, such as myself, I've got some good news.

When I grew up, my parents had a brass bar cart with squeaky wheels.  They kind of went out of fashion until now.  Here is a step-by-step guide on how to style a bar cart.

Btw... my parents' cart looked nothing like this one!

There's some good news for Frasier fans.

How are you sleeping these days?  
I'm hit or miss.  
Here are tips on getting your best sleep ever.

Speaking of sleeping, I had another "mask" dream this week.  Have you had any dreams about forgetting your mask?  I have a few a month.  I thought I was the only one until I read this.

Here are fifteen interesting facts about Coco Chanel.

Many of my friends are starting to fly again.

Here's the scoop about flying in a Covid world.

Did you know about this feature on your iPhone?

Do you like koalas?
I fell in love with this Mom and Baby duo.

My book club friend, MF, has a great Instagram.  She comes from a family of voracious readers and posts her great book reviews as well as from her parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews.  
Oh yeah, her new pup gets into the act as well.
If you enjoy looking for your next great read, follow MF and the rest of her adorable clan at civilizedreadingtribe.

My #2 just bought one of these and loves it.
There's a deal on this one today.

Here's my question of the day.
Have you had any "mask" dreams?
Please comment, 
I have a lot of dough riding on this one.

Until next time...

Today, I am delighted to introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers, Tanya from The Other Side of the Road, and her darling Albie.

We adopted Albie as a puppy from our local shelter in 2015, and he has been keeping us on our toes ever since.  Our two Harry Potter-loving kids named him after Albus Dumbledore, and we think he is a lab/pitbull mix.  Albie spends most of the day lounging on the couch, with occasional breaks to bark at the UPS man and run laps around the backyard patrolling for squirrels.  He enjoys swimming in all temperatures and going on long walks and is the "cuddliest" dog we've ever had.

Thanks, Tanya!

Albie clearly looks like he is ready for his closeup! 

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