First off, we GOTTA find new places to take “new shots” other than the side of our house. Our neighbor’s brick wall isn’t cutting it anymore and we know it folks, we know.it. I’m always afraid our neighbor and her huge Cadillac are going to be coming through which makes for interesting shots from me. But for real, why do I always put my darn hands up? I, first and foremost, blame Bo as he always tries to get me to loosened up and my hands fly right up. Every time. I’m going to work on that. OK, BO!
So, I got out of the house and my cold/flu seems to becoming a distant memory. Maybe it was my cold talking when I was mixing patterns today, but I liked it. So, it’s time to rest up, as we have appointments tomorrow. We have homemade dinner to make tonight, and a whole weekend of cleaning and running errands ahead of us. Goodbye sickness, Hello health!
Well, at least I’m trying to get on the mend. You get back from the Happiest Place On Earth, and you spend almost the whole next week in your pajamas. Not too much fun. I must have gotten some cold/sinus/flu-like something from Disney. And while I love Disney, I do not love being sick with a cold. So despite it all, I got dressed today, ran some errands, coughed, talked out of a stuffed-up nose and people made comments. Because of course they did. So, I went back home and put my PJs back on.
It’s still November, it’s not quite tights weather and when are we leaving for Thanksgiving? WHERE are you, broccoli-rice casserole and sweet potato souffle??
When you see an abandoned service station that says Smile You’re On Camera? You pull over? Yes, you pull over, go rogue stye if you will for the good of the blog. In other news, another day and another case of two unhappy little boys. We keep telling them that they get to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out…’cause you know that is what every little pup wants to do. PICK a darn pumpkin out! But we had another meeting that kept us from it again, yet we swear come rain or shine we are getting those boys to the pumpkin patch!
So, I’ve been watching so much of the Nightmare Before Christmas movie, halfway because it’s Halloween time and halfway because my mom and I are going to Disney World to meet Jack and Sally. And that’s pretty exciting! But besides watching movies, it’s been all about my parents and family and puppies, and more eating of food. And did I mention family? It was a whirlwind of seeing an Elvis impersonator, during a cousin’s birthday party, and more silliness than I can remember.
We adore it when my parents come into town…but the cost of that is that we also clean and clean…and we get exhausted by the time Sunday evening came around. So, we took a bike ride…we rode and rode until my battery ran out. Well, next week, I might say differently at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
So, I wore a tee shirt, folks. No big deal, nothing to write home about probably. Simply put, it’s what I wore today. But, the thing to gush over is my new clogs. I absolutely love clogs. I’m a clog fan. Maybe not for every day bike riding, but perfectly cute to wear about town.
Let’s get back to talking like adults about the weather AND all things fall. Because that IS what we talk about on this blog, apparently? In the spirit of the season, we carved a pumpkin, have been drinking a lot of warm coffee and tea and have been getting the house decorated for fall and ready for my parents to come stay with us for the weekend. As usual, it’s been busy, yet rewarding – the house is cleaner than its been in some time and the weather is perfect for fashion and family!
So, it finally came, we finally were privileged to see The National live. This band was very much a part of our dating life and has stayed with us as an integral part of the soundtrack to our married life. We have been wanting to see them live ever since we met in 2008, and 5 – count them, FIVE – years later we saw them in Dallas at the former Palladium, now Southside Ballroom. So, yes we got dressed up and nails were shellaced with a gel coat and soon enough we were there as Tame Impala from Perth, Australia opened. Yes, we aren’t 19 and 24 anymore, so crowds and beer on our shoes isn’t quite as desirable these days. But, soon enough The National were onstage and they hit songs from 4 of their records, including all of our personal favorites. They sounded incredible and Matt, might be the most intense front man to ever sing in a deep baritone voice. It was wonderful, and silly and sometimes stretched out – but lovely all the same. Some bands are worth leaving the nest to see.