Houses – The beloved husband and I have been working on downsizing for at least five years. We can’t agree on the same house. Within the last year we have seen several houses that I put in the “20 years ago” category. Back then we were house hunting for a home that needed work at a reasonable price in a great neighborhood. We ended up building the current home. Lately we have seen several that fit that category. We go through them and we both say, “Twenty years ago we would have bought that.” Now they are too large or have too much property or need too much work. Timing is everything.
Gahhhh! – Pumpkin latte has made its appearance here. It’s still August.
Don’t screw with my coffee! — When pumpkin lattes come in, Starbucks gets busy. (No, I don’t get it either!) They always end up with a staffing issue because it comes as the college kids go back to school. I thought this year would be different. It is. It’s worse. They shut down the mobile ahead app and no walk-ins. It’s drive through only. Long lines mixed with cranky people like me who are waiting for their first cuppa and people who don’t know how to pronounce any of their offerings. Several years ago a barista told me that they wait too long to bring on new staff to train so there is total chaos when the pumpkin stuff starts. I should buy my own espresso machine. I’d save money in the long run. Any suggestions for a brand?
In my head – This week I’ve been thinking of cooking some end of summer dishes. That’s pretty much where it ended – in my head. I tried to transfer that into action but I couldn’t find some of the ingredients. OK, I didn’t try that hard. My fantasy world is very active these days. Everyone eats very well there. It’s pizza in real life!
Music, music, music – I’ve been walking in my neighborhood when the weather is good. No one else is around and I can walk without a mask. It’s lonelier than walking at the mall with my walking buddies. I want to put together some songs that are peppy and fun for the walk. Any suggestions? So far I have Dancing in the Dark and Mony, Mony.
So how was your week?