Visiting

What can I say I’m extremely excited that my good friend B is coming to my town on a short unexpected visit.

She’s never been to Philadelphia Pennsylvania and I hope that I don’t disappoint her and get all of the sites in that she’s hoping to explore.

What I can tell you is that our food is amazing no matter what part of town you’re exploring. Philly soft pretzels need I say more? Philly cheesesteaks with wiz should I go on?

I can’t wait to see the reaction on my friends face as she also tries Buttercake! Truly a nice different type of surprise.

See you in a few B!

Library books to return

I have a bad habit of checking out too many library books at a time. I get them read, but not quickly enough. To make this problem worse, the library no longer charges for overdue books, so I tend to sit on the books, thinking that I’ll get to them eventually.

I renew my books online, but if there is someone waiting for the book, or if I have already renewed the loan three times, I can’t renew it anymore. These books become overdue.

I have several that are overdue, and several that I know I won’t read any time soon. These should go back. I know this.

I will be going on a trip soon, so I think I should probably go through my library books and see what I’ll finish before I go, and what I want to take with me. The audiobooks automatically go with me, on my phone, so they aren’t an issue. And ebooks go on my kindle. Both types of digital books get returned as soon as the library decides I need to return them.

I have given myself a project today. Actually, multiple projects. 1) return the library books that are in my car. 2) Decide what library books are due, and what won’t be read before my trip. 3) Decide what is going with me on my trip. 4) Locate the books that are going to go back. 5) Put the books to return in the car. And… 6) Fix the book stack that may topple while I am away.

I also have to do laundry, since I spilled my breakfast down the front of my scrubs at work this morning.

I probably should start thinking about what I am going to pack for my trip, too.

Two more tasks for a nice round 10?

Vacation

Hi everyone it’s been a busy week. Just recently back from a vacation to visit some old friends. I had a great time but the weather could’ve been a bit better but you can get everything I guess.

We did go to the races on Tuesday & I think most of the horses I backed are still running.

My friends had a bit more luck than me but we all had a great time. After the races we went out for a nice meal at one of their fav restaurants.

I had a steak with fries, mushrooms, peas, onion rings & tomato. I had a white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake.

Thank you all so much for following the blog it’s much appreciated

The last weekend away

After work on Friday, I drove back up to the condo for the last weekend away.  I crashed dinner with my mom and her cousins and a friend.  I ordered something I normally don’t, lamb shank, and ate half, and brought the other half back for lunch the next day.

On Saturday morning, I spent time by the pool.  See how crowded it was?

I spent time listening to a family yell at a girl who was about 8 years old.  They were trying to teach her to dive.  The kid was the only one with a valid point.  “It’s too shallow.  Diving isn’t allowed here.”  The adults had the argument, “We’ve done the Iron Man.  We know what we’re doing.”  Well, 1) just because you’ve done it, doesn’t mean you can coach it and 2) I don’t recall a diving portion of the Iron Man.

What the shower would look like if I had none of my products in it.

The preseason football games were on Saturday evening, so my mom and her cousin and I did a puzzle while the cousin’s husband watched the game.  It took us longer than we thought, so we had to work on it the next morning.

I couldn’t leave before I finished the puzzle.

I packed up the car and went home.  I stopped at the grocery store to do meal prepping for breakfasts and lunches for the week.  I also made dinner and cleaned up a bit.

I went to bed exhausted, with a long todo list for the week.  I started it the moment I opened my eyes Monday morning.

It’ll be another year before I go back.  It was a nice relaxing time, even though I didn’t get as much reading done as I thought I would.

Doing a favor for a friend

A friend asked me to do a favor for her at 4 am today. I said no problem. Alarms all set, I went to sleep. I woke up at 1 am, and realized that it was possible she meant 4 am Eastern time. Yup! Thankfully, I realized it in plenty of time to get it done. Now I get to sleep in, feeling accomplished.

In theory, that is. I got the order done, but the card I tried to use didn’t want to work, so I had to fully wake up to figure out why and what to do. Then I tried to email her the confirmation that I’d accomplished my middle of the night task, but my address book on my email account decided that it wasn’t going to work. I had to hand type her email address in. Thankfully, I knew it, but suddenly blanked on if it was yahoo or gmail. I guessed right.

Of course, by then I had to get up and use the bathroom, because what else does one do in the middle of the night?

I got back in bed and had to find extra blankets since our heatwave finally broke and my toes were cold.

I didn’t eat much dinner because I wasn’t hungry at dinner time. I don’t want to get up and eat at this time of night because I don’t want to let my stomach think that it’s an option. I’ll drink water, so I’ll have to get up and use the bathroom again in an hour or so.

I don’t know where my purse is with my kindle on it, and I don’t want to fall asleep with my reading light on, so I decided to write here instead of read. It didn’t make me tired, though. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and find the purse.

Now that I’ve found the purse by getting up and turning on the light, I should be fully awake.

And I just remembered that my daughter reminded me right before bedtime that I told her I’d drive her and a friend somewhere with no parking in the morning. At least her version of morning starts closer to noon than most people’s version of morning.

It’s 2 am now. I am going to stop writing and read for a little while. Hopefully I’m tired enough that a little while won’t take me to morning. Goodnight!

No licking, no dancing

My sleep buddy, Inky, has had her schedule all thrown off. I think it started when I was gone on my trip. I wasn’t there, and she was put on a diet. It got worse when Dad was no longer home. Most nights lately, I have been falling asleep without her help.

Lately she’s been waiting for me to fall asleep and then will climb in bed once I’m settled. She climbs on my chest and starts a tap dance. Then she starts licking my chin. If I put my hand up, she licks that, too.

I move her to a place that’s comfortable for me, but is still touching me. I tell her over and over, “No licking, no dancing, I need room to breathe.” She seems to ignore the words. Eventually, we will both be reasonably comfortable. Last night, she settled in on my belly, holding my hand. It took her ten minutes to get into that position. She stayed there less than five minutes.

What a mess

I have many draft posts ready to go.  I am prepping for my upcoming trip.  I have posts that are ready to post, but I am waiting on them.  I have some that just have titles.  I have some that are partially written.  I have the prep work done for some of the challenges, but I need to read the books, still.  I have to decide which books are going with me, too.

I am sorting and writing and basically just wading through the mess.  It will be beautiful when I am finished, but you can’t see the mess that is in the background.  It will get sorted out and completed by the end of the month, I think.