Wahoo! I won! — There was a message on my answering machine from Publishers’ Clearinghouse. I won a prize, and they want me to call them back so their “team” can come out. So…real or scam? It’s happening to me so it’s a scam but we’ll never know! Just in case I’m only opening the front door in my pj’s with messy hair. (Hope I don’t scare the Amazon delivery guy!)
On the other hand – I didn’t win the gazillion dollar lottery. Boogers. I had to cancel my island purchase.
Beach memories – This is the time of the year for beach trips. I miss them. There was the anticipation and planning which is almost as fun as going. I’ve gone there with girl friends and significant others but most of the time I went with my brother and his wife. When I went with girlfriends, it was different. More party, less reading books. A lot more dancing the night away. (Gawd! I miss my youth!) I learned stuff from my girlfriends like how much you need Fig Newtons on vacation. Lots of Fig Newtons! And anything else that you don’t normally gorge on. It’s how I was introduced to Ding Dongs. It was a slippery slope. The snack boxes were more numerous than the clothing! Newtons also came in flavors other than fig. Who knew? Maybe I’ll buy some for old times’ sake.
Living room update – Here are the pictures as promised. Top is how it looked when it was on the market. Second is how it looks today. As you can see there wasn’t much of a fireplace surround with a very shallow floating sort of mantel. We are going to put doors on the shelf unit on the left side. Old people (like me) don’t go for tchotchkes anymore. I’m too old to move every time they need a cleaning!
Appreciating life – Other than a severe kick up of my dry eye issue (really severe), we have been healthy this summer. There is the usual round of appointments so docs can tell me I’m healthy but nothing to complain about. So far, we’ve avoided the virus and monkeypox. Excuse me while I go knock on wood or any other superstition (and no, I’m not superstitious just cautious). Bury a statue of a saint? Knock three times? (no, that’s a song!) Whatever!
So how was your week?