This & That

When I woke on Wednesday morning, I stretched and cuddled Arnie and basically didn’t want to get out of bed. I closed my eyes and began to drift off, when suddenly I heard the five beeps from the coffee maker, indicating the pot was brewed and ready to go!

Well, I admit. I live for that first cup of coffee each day and with the coffee maker calling me like that I just had to get up and go and have some.

I threw on my jeans and a short sleeve shirt (It was an unusually hot day!) and headed for the pot. I poured that first luscious cup of my special blend of coffee (I mix 1/2 decaff Columbian and 1/2 regular Costa Rican Beans together, grind it fresh) and Oooh-la-la! Great coffee.

But I’ve been feeling so tired lately that basically I just wanted to climb back in bed, taking my coffee with me. That wasn’t going to happen, as today our friend from Germany was departing, our new glasses had come in and we needed to go and pick them up and sheets needed to be changed and washed.

So I told myself to suck it up, buttercup and get on with it.

I stripped one bed and started the laundry. I made a super duper breakfast with bacon and eggs, juice, toast and muffins. I stripped another bed and changed the laundry and about that time I realized I needed to start working on a nice lunch. Italian Wedding Soup, Salad, and Sliced Avacoados. It was then I noticed my eggplant was going and wouldn’t last another day, so I quickly slice and roasted it. To say that lunch was amazing would be a total understatement.

We hugged and kissed our friend goodbye and then off we went to get our glasses. It was really hot today, (88 degrees!) and humid.

The ride down was a beautiful one. The leaves are really pretty and the sun was shining brightly in the sky. Just one of those really nice days!

We arrived at the Eyeglass Center and had our glasses fit and off we went. I love mine, but it will take me a while to get used to Jack’s. He has always worn gold frames and this time he got silver ones. Trust me, that is a big change.

New glasses

These are my new ones. I needed a larger glass surface to help me see better. I like these. They also feel very comfortable to wear. The weird part is that my eyes feel a bit strained. I think because I am still getting used to the stronger prescription.

When we drove back down our driveway, I stopped and took a couple of pictures. Here is the view looking down our driveway toward our house and the lake in front.


Please note the long downhill drive to the house. I mention this because in the middle of winter when the snow and ice are flying, there is no way you are getting out of our house without a 4-wheel drive vehicle. I have also been caught coming into the drive and sliding off toward the ditch. Upon getting out of the car I fell flat on my behind! More than you wanted to know, right?

So here I sit on Wednesday evening writing to you all and counting down the minutes until I can go to bed. 8:15 really is too early!


2 thoughts on “This & That”

  1. I always wonder how people manage in heavy snow and they can’t leave their homes, especially when you aren’t on suburban street and you have to drive to get out. Your breakfast and lunch sound delicious.

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