Sunday, January 27, 2013


  The Husband wasn't feeling well when he got home and I thought maybe he exerted himself.  We had a simple dinner and then laid in bed reading the Sunday paper together, lights out at 10:00.  Today he is weak, tired and aching.  He took a nap in the late morning, I found him in bed with his bathrobe over his clothes and under about four quilts.  Emily made him eggs and toast for breakfast which he didn't touch.  We had soup for lunch and he did eat that.  He is back in bed now.  The house felt so drafty, for some reason we never ordered a load of firewood in the fall.  So I ran out to the store before I started writing my post and bought some of those Duraflame logs and made a fire.  They work quite well.  I have a roast cooking in the oven and I'm going to start boiling some potatoes when I'm finished here.  

Another busy week ahead...a dermatology appointment for the chronic rash on my legs, stopping to pick out that fabric after, a hair appointment, and the dogs yearly check up with the vet.  And then next weekend is my birthday!  Yay!  Another year older and hopefully wiser!  See you soon! :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I hung on to some evergreen from Christmas and thought it would give a wintry little feeling in this pitcher.  And yes, this is in my bathroom!

I am gearing up for a few days of busyness.  Tomorrow Emily and I are meeting up with my brother's two daughters that are in town from southern Indiana.  It has been years since we've seen them.  We're having lunch at the Grand Luxe Cafe on Michigan Ave. downtown.  It's a huge, crowded sort of eclectic restaurant that I have always loved.  I think my nieces are going to love it, too.  Since our temps are in the teens, I doubt there will be any retail therapy involved!  Can't wait to see you Mindy and Katy!  Friday, Emily and I meet with the wedding shower planner at the country club we decided on, and Saturday The Husband and I are escaping to Cedarburg, Wi., again for a a little winter respite at that little inn we found in November.  If it's not too frigid, maybe we will get that carriage ride in!

Well, I'm looking out my window and it has started to snow.  It's so pretty, I hope it sticks.  I hope all of you are having a good week.  See you soon! :)

Joining Claudia at her Favorite Things party.  Visit Mockingbird Hill Cottage on Saturday and join in on the fun!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I hope all of you are off to a great weekend.  I'm going to get back to my laundry, make a simple and quick dinner, and then settle down with my book for the evening.  See you soon (I hope!). :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Day 8 of the New Year.  The Husband started back at work yesterday, just a few days a week and only 4 hours at a time.  He is also parking in the garage in his building so he won't have that long walk.  He's still very sore from the surgery but soldiers on and only takes a pain pill if he is too uncomfortable to sleep.  Abby has one more week off school, Emily has 3 days off from work per week as she works some 12 hour days, Kevin is off work since the golf season ended and Jeff, who works from home, now works from my home, my coffee table is his desk and I run the cafeteria.  Today I woke up at nine and the house was incredibly quiet.  I thought they had all gone out to breakfast without me again.  Nope, just no one here but me and the dogs and strangely, the TV wasn't blaring.  I blogged through a pot of coffee and got used to what real peace and quiet is all about! lol!  It didn't last long but it was quite fun while it did! :)

I'm joining Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage for Favorite Things Saturday.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013