Before I get started on my post dedicated to all things trivial, I want to say how saddened I am by the events and devastation that has occurred on the East Coast. I was emailing back and forth with some bloggers in the path of Hurricane Sandy as it actually was unfolding and the panic took over me as if I were there. I hope all of you that were affected in any way by this catastrophe know that people all over the country are holding you close to our hearts. We are, after all, the United States.
Here in the Midwest it's business as usual. I do want to thank everyone who commiserated with me after my last post and gave me advice about the high cholesterol problem I am having. I learned a lot from you ladies. I really hope that getting in shape and working on my eating habits will help. As for the Big 'Ol Spider, I think he succumbed to the cold, and the mice...well, after I found some droppings (a nice word for poop) in the cabinet where I keep my pots and pans, let's just say I pulled out the big guns. You know how I hate to wash pots and pans. So far, so good. As for Mr. Squirrel, he seems to like the garage and comes and goes as he pleases. I'll think about that another day.
The weather has certainly turned cold here...it's been in the 40's all week. With the cold comes the dryness and coupled with having the heat on in the house, my skin feels as rough as this little cactus. I was out the other day and I noticed my make up had settled into all of those little "laugh lines" around my eyes (!). So...
I dipped into my arsenal of good stuff and declared war. This is some wonderful cream and the tiny little jar lasts me all winter. Moisturizing eye drops help too so you aren't rubbing and pulling on the skin around your eyes.
I am always trying new body lotions but I always come back to these and they are just the drugstore variety. Since I am slathering it on all the time, it's nice that it's inexpensive enough to stock up on. Just a little bit of trivia I thought I'd pass on and that's all I have from Blondie's Beauty Dept. this week.
Just to show you how random this post is, I'm throwing in a picture of Layla. Isn't she cute? She is not so cute though at 6 a.m. in the morning when I have to chase her around the house to get her outside to do her number. She doesn't like her dainty little paws to get cold and it's not even winter yet! It is however, the start of November and fall is in full swing. I know most of us bloggers are getting a little bored with seeing fall decor and hearing about all the coziness of the season, so I thought I would wax a little poetic on some of my real feelings about fall.
-The foliage on the trees was so pretty and I loved the lush carpet they made on my lawn, but I am so sick of cleaning up wet leaves off my floor, and worse, the dry ones that crumble and go everywhere.
-Last night we sat by a roaring fire that took the nip out of the air while we snuggled under our quilts, and today I am shoveling out all the sooty ashes to haul out to my barren garden as a fertilizer of sorts.
-And this morning I was thinking of how great that hot cocoa with marshmallows tasted last night in front of said roaring fire, until I realized there wasn't a clean cup in the house for my coffee.
-As I straightened up the house today, I admired the spooky little pumpkins we had carved for Halloween, and as I moved one, it collapsed in a rotting mess.
-And finally, a very honest blogger related that she told her daughter to go make herself a sandwich for dinner because she was writing a post about her cozy little home!
I really am having a good day if you are wondering. I have a picture here from the website of the university where I go to the gym. I promise that if I becomes a gym rat (ha!) that I won't bother you with all the statistics of my weight and how many laps I've run...oh heck, the last time I was there I walked one mile but rode the bike 3 miles. Yay! The Husband goes every night, God love him. He even got those little ear plugs so he can listen to music while he is exercising. Well actually, he listens to talk radio. I try to go if I'm not too burnt out at 6:00 p.m. and to my credit, I want to tell you I gave up cream in my coffee. Yep, that sugary French Vanilla stuff at 40 calories a teaspoon. To celebrate, I had a piece of pumpkin pie for breakfast.
This post has gone on too long, I wanted to tell you a bit about the book I am reading, but I'll save that for next time. I was inspired to start reading a series of books by this author, Donna Ball, when I dropped by Liz's blog, Rose Vignettes. I read all five in the series in about 3 weeks and have now started another one that had me up til midnight last night. Check out her books on Amazon .com
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I hope that I can get The Husband to take me out for dinner sometime between the Notre Dame and Bears games. Wish me luck! :)