Sorry about the lack of post yesterday. I am still trying to shake this cold/bronchitis thing and Sunday was not a good night. I came down yesterday morning, got a cup of coffee, and fell back to sleep on the sofa. Woke up to cold coffee and a late morning hour. So, I spent most … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late
I am taking a sick day. I don't often do that, but this cold/bronchitis/whatever thing seems to have taken up permanent residence, and I am doing my dead-level best to evict it. So, no profound (or not-profound) thoughts today. But here, have a picture I took the other day from our deck. The leaves are, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Out, Damned Sickness, Out!
The BaldMan spent a good portion of Sunday installing the Sonos Connect and hooking up the Advent speakers in my office. Now I can listen to music (or whatever) without the constant hisssssss hisssss from the stupid speakers I had hooked up to the computer. Iz nice! It's October already? Geez, where did September go? … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Can Haz Good Sound!
Saturday was the 25th annual Connecticut State Chili Cook Off. As has been the case in the past few years, the BaldMan and I were Chief Judge and Scorekeeper. This is always a good time and this year was even more so, since two long time cooks, past Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, former NY state … Continue reading Monday Musings: Away, and Home Again
It has been cooler here in the Northeast lately. I can't say I am not enjoying it. I am not a fan of extreme weather. I don't like really hot or really cold. This beginning of Fall cooling from the heat of summer has felt good. I have had windows open and the AC has … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Nip in the Air, Vacation’s Over, and Football
For some, this weekend is the end of Summer. Even though Fall doesn't officially start until later this month, this was the last Summer holiday weekend and the kids are either back in school or heading back in the next few days. So, in practical terms, it does mean the end of long, lazy days … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: The Beat Goes On
Warning: This is a serious post about serious stuff. If that isn't your thing, just skip it. I won't be upset. Heck, I won't even know. I didn't post anything at all here last week, but I guess you probably noticed that. I had every intention of doing posts, but when I sat down at … Continue reading Monday Musings: Sometimes, It’s Just Too Much
Saturday was the 33rd annual Massachusetts State Cook Off. The BaldMan was Chief Judge, and I was Scorekeeper, as we have been for the past several years. It was a lousy day. So lousy that we decided not to bring Lambeau, even though this is one he could have gone to, and put him in … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School
Well, it wasn't a full vacation. Just a weekend, and there were obligations along with the fun, but it was a good weekend, so I'm counting it! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Arlington, Vermont to be Chief Judge (the BaldMan) and Scorekeeper (me) at the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. We always … Continue reading Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sophronia Temminnick is a problem. She is what we would call a tomboy, certainly not proper behavior for a young lady of class in the Victorian world of manners and social class. But Sophronia really doesn't care. She much prefers climbing, investigating how … Continue reading Friday Review: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger