Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Let's get cozy!

I finally caught one of the fun linkups from The Blended Blog!  I always seem to find them like a week later and then it's just weird to join in, so I don't. 

Since as far as I'm concerned, it's fall (altho Mother Nature begs to differ) so let's get cozy!
1.  Slippers: yes or no?  In the winter, hell yes!  The floors in my house are freezing!  When it's warm out, I could take them or leave them.

2.  My favorite blanket?  This little lightweight plaid throw I got from JoAnn Fabrics a couple years ago.  It's perfect for in the car or wherever. 

3.  Thick or thin pillow?  Kinda in the middle, I think.  I have a feather pillow and it starts out nice, but then flattens & I have to fold it.  And then get stabbed with feathers.  I really want to check into those "cooling" pillows since I hate when my head sweats at night.

4.  Favorite warm beverage?  Hot chocolate, I think.  Or anything you can mix booze into! 

5.  Robe: yes or no?  I only wear it when I get out of the shower, so the bathrobe that I have is one that I bought to wear in the hospital when Miss Angela was born.  She's gonna be 21 at then end of this month.... so it's pretty threadbare.  

6.  Favorite comfort / snack food(s)?  Hmm.  This is honestly a tough one!  I don't have any ONE thing that's my comfort go-to.  If I had to choose something it would probably be ice cream.   Maybe popcorn.

7.  Movies or TV series binge?  Meh.  I'm not big on either.  But I'd go for TV series over movies. 

8.  Actual PJs or leggings?  What? To sleep in?  Nightshirt.  I hate having anything around my legs when I sleep.  But to just veg in?  I have a comfy pair of Detroit Red Wings red plaid flannel lounge pants that are awesome. 

9.  Cozy up on the couch or chair?  I really wish we had a set of recliners!  But if we can get the kid off the couch, we do occasionally sit in the living room, but usually we watch TV in bed.  Well, Randy does while I play games on my Kindle or phone. 

10.  Hoodie, T-shirt or Sweater?  Sweater at work (year round) and Hoodie the rest of the time. 

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

What UP, Weekend / OMG it's September!

I'm a wee bit late to the party, but I still made it!
The weekend is technically only half over. 

Where did the summer go??  That's OK - I'm not a huge fan of heat & humidity anyway.
Someone is adding a degree of difficulty to blogging, tho.  
I'm surprised Rusty's on me, since his favorite person (Randy ) is over chillin' on the bed ~ gasp!~ alone!
As usual, I'm linking up some positivity with the fabulous ladies at the Peaceful Posse.
These are just a few of the things that made me happy this week.   I had a couple crabby days, but those don't matter.  I don't even know what my problem was. 
Last weekend, we got free suite tickets from the VFW for a ballgame at Jimmy John's Field.  The mascots came in to visit us!  

Wednesday was my birthday.  Randy sang Happy Birthday to me at the stroke of midnight and
 I got this SnapChat from Miss Angela.
I had my first pumpkin spice of the season.  
That's iced coffee since I'm not a fan of lattes. 
Confession - I like their maple donuts & Timbits better than the PS. 

Somehow Randy got off work early, and picked me up from work (leaving my car there) and we went to first Belle Isle & then Detroit.  He even brought my camera with him!
The flag at half mast for Senator McCain.
 Randy was so excited to see on a 100th Anniversary Michigan State Patrol car! 
Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse  
the only lighthouse in North America made entirely of marble.
It's at the north end of Belle Isle, looking toward Lake St. Clair.  
Detail of the birds around the top of the lighthouse. 
Detail of the carvings above the aquarium.  

 The James Scott Memorial Fountain was turned off due to come maintenance.  Kind of a bummer, but we could see the carvings better.
(from 8/16) 
 
Catfish?  Or big fish with reins?
Snapping turtles
Goat Pegasuses?
 This was the north end.  That's Canada on the right.  
 Detroit's skyline
 Greektown Hotel & Casino showing some Respect!
Aretha Franklin's viewing was happening nearby, at the Wright Museum for African American History.
 
After dinner & drinks at the hard Rock Cafe, we walked down toward the Riverwalk.  Hart Plaza was entirely blocked off due to setting up for the jazz festival that's happening down there this weekend.  So we opted to go back to the car.  My feets were starting to hurt, since I'd come straight from work and was still wearing the shoes I'd had on there.  At least they were flats & not heels!

I love this pic!
I didn't even know that Randy took this until he told me to look at what he tagged me in on Facebook!
 
I saw this sunrise on my way to work the next day 
- a good sign for my first day of being 45!

The rest of the weekend is going to be very lowkey.  It's too hot to go dig thru Fall & Halloween stuff in the garage (I signed up for this thing called the Secret Reaper gift exchange on a Halloween message board I belong to.  And I'm pretty sure I have some things that would be perfect to gift to my "victim")  I should have been doing that earlier in the week when it was nice & comfortable out.   Ooops. 

Tomorrow I'm supposed to walk in the Romeo Peach Parade with my VFW.  It'll be fun!  I haven't been IN a parade in a long time.  Pretty sure it was high school the last time I was.  I'll see if I can get some pics.  If I understood correctly, we're going to be walking with the Romeo post.... since we're meeting there & they're putting on "a spread" afterward.  The more the merrier!

What kind of fun stuff has happening in your neck of the woods?

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Friday, August 31, 2018

30 day self-care & kindness challenge

I came across this challenge on Twitter by Jenny In Neverland and thought I'd give it a try.  
It sounds pretty easy, yet mindful.  

I think it'll be fun!

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