- On the ‘First Day of Fall’ it was 100* here. But things changed a bit over the weekend and I woke up to this yesterday morning [view from our driveway & across the street.] Hope the cooler temps stay with us!
- Yay for new television shows! As the kids have gotten older and we no longer have related activities I’ve become hooked on TV [again-?] – we so enjoy: House, Modern Family, Amazing Race, and after watching Grey’s Anatomy’s finale last season we tuned in to see how they were coping this week too! Oh, & I still love Chopped, Bones, and Desperate Housewives – but don’t seek them out like I do the first three. And I’m watching Oprah’s last season and crying like a baby – but will admit that when I watch it ‘live’ I’m switching back and forth between her and Ellen.
- We love t-vo – it gives us 20 minutes per one hour show. Seriously – a friend and I were talking about how we start watching House at 20 after and still end at 8:00. TWENTY MINUTES of commercials – cRaZy.
- I’ve been wanting a stainless steel topped island since we moved into the house [I used a stand-alone kitchen cabinet from our previous house – used for a bookshelf base there - for the island.] So I’m thrilled to have this little beauty. Craig’s wooden cutting board from Ikea is on one end and I love how it looks. [The drawer pulls even match the ones we put on our cabinets in the great kitchen re-do.]
- New Bible Study this week – we’re expanding our group to attend a church-wide study– and let’s just say the Lord is putting me in places I’d choose not to go. It’s very different from what we’ve been doing – and I miss our intimate little group…but I’m trying to be open to His leading.
- Please continue to lift Matt’s friend [early twenties] up in pray as he said a final goodbye to his mother that he hardly, [if ever] lived with while growing up. Soooo many feelings going on with this situation, I’m sure.
- Look what I made on Saturday while *watching* the Alabama game with Craig – this was made with the ‘Knifty Knitter’ – Now I know how to knit, but this little gadget is so fun and easy – There’s no counting! It creates perfectly gauged stitches! And things come out perfectly aligned!
- I’ve given up on the garden and am ready to pull it all up – the heat really tortured it this summer – even with regular waterings. But you know what? I just don’t think you can kill a fig tree. I’m just sayin’.
- Little things make me happy – I love having a red light on my phone to show an awaiting message [at work] – and a speaker phone too – oh my!
- And lastly – Drew’s been house-hunting and may have found one he’s particularly interested in. Random fact: the man who built it worked on the Gemini Missions and was a magician. [This has nothing to do with his wanting the house of course, nor does the bright olive carpet or turquoise kitchen countertops – gotta love the 60s!] We’ll see if he goes for it - [Payment should be = or less than rent.]
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