Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .
Had a wonderful time with mom and her friends .. When I went to pick her up; she gave me the prettiest birthday card. She always makes my eyeballs leak with her cards .. she actually puts thought into getting them ... and my eyeballs leak every time .. well yesterday wasn't any different, and she gave me the biggest hug; a hug only a mommy could do .. :)
We were in the restaurant for about 3 hours just talking .. and these ladies are so easy to talk to .. and just lovely ladies .. They start each meeting with hugs, and end each meeting with hugs ..
I dropped mom off, and headed for home .. I got home and low and behold the furnace took a dump again .. *sigh* .. soooo hubby has a call in this morning .. I don't think I need to be angry at the outcome, cuz hubby is beating himself up bad enough .. sometimes getting them to understand that you're not angry, but more concerned .. that is almost harder than living with the cold .. I'm only concerned because we are leaving on Monday, and well -- we need a furnace with the weather that is coming through .. hubby said that if need be, he would set it up as an emergency .. "live and let live" ... He didn't make this "bad" decision alone .. he did talk it over with me .. so since that happened, I can't be mad at him ... I am just more concerned .. :)
The appointment is made, and hubby did a really good job at settling my "concerns" .. they will be here between noon and 4 .. so we may go mall walking this morning .. what else could happen .. lol lol lol .. Personally I'm comfortable, (61 in here right now) and had a good night sleep (minus the worry) with extra throw blankets ... but hubby is cold all the time, so it would be better for him ..
So -- another reason hubby felt bad .. we were looking forward to going to the Dells today; but I told him .. next year they will have the event again .. and we can go then .. and I'm almost glad, because looking outside this morning .. we definately got the "snow plop" this morning .. lol ..
While the first snow is always pretty .. I sit and laugh at myself .. One of my excitements for retirement was "when the weather is bad I can sit at home with a cup of hot tea, and a good book" .. All the bad weather we have had since July 1, I have had something going on; and while hubby would let me home today .. do I want to sit with a good book and a hot tea watching the snow fall, with no heat .. ?? Nope .. We're heading to the mall for a mall walk .. and I'm game !!! :)
This afternoon, I will take a final check of my duffle bag .. I did come to the conclusion that I found a pair of shoes that will be good, so I don't need the second pair .. (that will open up a bit of room) and start packing my carryon .. with stuff I won't need for a couple days .. :)
Speaking of luggage .. I went in the bedroom to do my exercises last night, and ummm ..
They found a small duffle bag that hubby usually takes with him .. recognize the "teepee" sticking out ?? Hubby said if Uly would have given up his "horn" they may have succeeded, but Yup -- they were all in there; and well -- seeing the situation that we were in last night; I decided to leave them continue playing .. it would be warmer in there for them .. lol ..
Okay -- I'm off to get ready to go for a mall walk .. (and warm...lol)
I just looked at my calendar .. This is the first true real vacation I'm going on since retirement .. We've done "overnighters", and well -- have kept busy .. but this is the first REAL vacation that I will be going on .. I'm thinking it's going to be VERY weird coming home when we do; and not having to get prepped for work .. This will be the first VACATION in like for-ever that I won't have to think about anything ... puppy in the kennel, going back to work, nothing .. but vacation and having a good time !!! So -- I guess the furnace was only "working me into" this new and intriguing mindset .. :)
Wishing everyone that reads this far .. A WONDERFUL DAY !!!!! Whatever you get into, I hope it's fun !!!!