Friday, September 13, 2019

FINALLY READY...ALMOST!


I think I finally have everything done for the meeting tomorrow.  Well, everything but the announcements which I told the board I would close and print at 8:30, so I am giving all the members a couple more hours. 

The 'new to me' toner printer is so fast, it will take only a few minutes to run them off.  I actually had a lot of stuff to duplicate, as well as signs to print and laminate, and workshops to get ready.  I sometimes wonder about all of this.  But I think things will settle down to a gentle rush rather than a maniac one!!!

Course, tomorrow's emergency board meeting before the big meeting with everyone will not be one that I will relish...but as I told the board, not all their duties are pleasant ones but they still have to do them.

I went shopping today for kitchen staples...I spent cash rather than on a card just to help me keep track.  I actually was surprised at the total.  I figured it would be over $100 but it was actually only $84 dollars and change.  And I have enough food for the week plus lots of staples like flour.  I need to make another apple cake but was out of flour.  I am also going to reduce the amount of salt.  Think it was too much.

I can't remember if I mentioned this before but last week I went to the Salvation Army Store to check on their used furniture and I brought home a swivel rocker/recliner for only $50.  It's in great condition.  And I was able to take it off the back of the truck and wrangle it into the house myself.   I really needed to because it was raining.

I can see that the leaves are just beginning to get ready to turn and become a beautiful tapestry of color.  They are a bit curled, not much, and you can see a bit of yellow...again not much.  I am looking forward to seeing all the fall colors...all that orange is breathtaking.

Well, I need to finish putting the groceries away...
Have a great weekend...
Talk to you on Monday...


Thursday, September 12, 2019

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY...


I can't believe that I forgot to post yesterday...life seems to be out of control. 

So, today the plumbers came and this time they decided that in order to get to the leak that begins on the third floor but ends up leaking on the first floor, they will have to go through the pantry on the middle floor...

It's a big room (8' by 8') crammed full of everything to do with kitchen including a large shelf full of dishes, smaller ones, an antique ice chest and a buffet plus some miscellaneous tables and shelves, etc., etc., etc.

It will take at least four to five hours to move everything.  Problem is move to where.  I guess I will have to rearrange the dining area.  No matter what, it will be a mess.  And then once the plumbers are done,  the wall will have to be fixed and painted.  I foresee a long period of time with the house in upheaval.

On a more positive note, I am almost ready for the meeting on Saturday.  Just need to talk to a couple folks and type up and duplicate the announcements.   I had to get a bigger suitcase to put everything in and I still can't fit it all in...going to be fun on Saturday trying to take everything to my truck at the parking garage several blocks away.

Football and debates tonight...football first, debate replay later...

I promise that I will remember to post tomorrow...
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Talk with you tomorrow...




Tuesday, September 10, 2019

PLANNED VS. SPONTANEOUS


Today began with my Learn Something New writing.  The question revolved around planned and/or spontaneous living.  I don't think anyone lives in totally one or the other area...planned or spontaneous.  I think we all live with a foot in both.  The difference to me is which area do you place your weight in. 

For me, I realize that I live more of a planned life, especially when there is something of importance like a career or even my participation in the guild.  But, as I get older, I find that I am more spontaneous which, if I remember my college pysch days, is exactly opposite of what most older folks did.  Course, I think they were studying The Greatest Generation...in other words, my folks generation.  And I would have to agree...

I am not so sure about Baby Boomers.  It would be an interesting study of my generation - one which I am sure someone has done. 

Well, leaving that, I did work about five hours on guild work...getting ready for Saturday's meetings.  Plural because before the general meeting, I have called an emergency board meeting to handle one particular sticky issue...not fun...not fun at all.

I got tired around 3:30 this afternoon but instead of taking a nap, I cooked.  I made a raw apple cake which is absolutely wonderful.  Again, my grandma's recipe...


Kind of like an apple brownie without chocolate which is fine with me...not a chocolate lover.  I also made some chili.  It was that type of day...
It was good, if I say so myself.  And the boys...well two helpings later the amount of chili left is very small!!

I'm watching the North Carolina race.  The Democratic candidate is doing better than he did the last time.  I read an article that the Republicans were down playing the results saying that it was a toss up district even tho Trump won it solidly.  The Republicans also spent 6 million dollars which is a lot of money for them to spend in a Republican District and State.  No matter who wins, the Democrats have to be happy about coming so close in a Republican State.

That's all for tonight...
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Talk with you tomorrow...