I have been sorely neglecting this blog lately in favor of Facebook and Farmville! Damn them!
Halloween was surprisingly busy in our neighborhood this year. I think the crappy economy has a lot to do with it. More people were taking their kids to get free treats, but I think a lot less houses were giving candy out.
Really there is not much going on lately. I had a particularly frustrating day at work yesterday and I am SO glad today is Friday! I swear, I am going to retire the minute I turn 62, even if we have to live in a cardboard box to do it! I am tired of working every day! Still waiting to find out if I ever will be able to work 4 days.
All is well on the home front. I am hosting Thanksgiving this year so my mind is already going overtime with planning. One thing I want to do this weekend is try to find matching paper plates and napkins and tablecloths. When my mom was alive we always had Thanksgiving at their house, with linen tablecloths and her good dishes and silverware. But that was then and this is now! With two plates per person and a dessert plate, that's a lot of work to clean all those dishes and I will have at least 21 people there. So paper it is! I think my mom would understand! Beside, when everything matches it makes for a very pretty table, or three!!
Bought a gigantic clock last Saturday for over the fireplace. It took me a while to get used to it. I wasn't really sure I liked it but it's still there and I think it's growing on me. What do you think?
Our senior cat Tori is still hanging in there. Last week we thought it was time because she was throwing up and she would only lay behind the couch and not come out. It's hard to know if she's in pain or what she's feeling but we figured we would give her 24 hours and see what happened. The next day she was her usual self and she's been OK ever since. I guess she just had a down day. I'm glad she decided to stay with us for a while longer!
Let's see. It's supposed to be really nice this weekend. We got the outside pretty much cleaned up so we don't have to do much there. Maybe I can talk Rich into putting Christmas lights up. I have already seen lights on other houses in the neighborhood.
Well, that's all for now. Here's a picture that Rich took of one of our local chipmunks. Too cute!