Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm too full

So I finally let other family members know about my blog, but none of them can comment on it. I changed my settings to allow anyone to read and comment, but it still won't allow comments from anyone but Angela. I have no idea why or why not. I am too new at this to figure it out right now. So please bear with me, my dearest family readers, and just enjoy the blog. Don't worry about commenting, or else send me an email if you want to tell me something. Thank you! I really do appreciate you checking in!

Had a really, really exciting day today! Well...not really. I spent the day exercising and cleaning. Yeah, not much to write about, huh? Had to clean, as Shea Homes is sending their rep here tomorrow. It has been 11 months since we moved in (already?!), and they are doing a warranty visit. We don't have much to complain about now--not like when we first moved in, for sure--and the visit shouldn't take long. But the house has to be clean for anyone to come in, you know what I mean? I can't have strangers walking through my home if it isn't ready for prime-time. And I owe that to my mom, for sure, huh, Siblings? Yeah, you know what I'm talkin' about.  :^)

Remember the days when we got up and dusted the house before we went to school? (Making our beds was a given!) Not that we had it so terribly bad, but compared to our kids now--well, let's just say we did our share. Mowing the grass with a push mower, picking up dog poop, raking leaves, shoveling snow, carrying logs from the garage to the house for our wood-burning furnace, feeding the furnace after school, washing and drying dishes manually--oh, yeah, I forgot! My two sisters and I did that until they moved away, and I was working part-time in high school. Then Daddy bought a snow blower, power mower, and electric dishwasher for our brother! So he didn't have to work so hard. Admit it, Lar! You were coddled! LOL!

So tonight Gary and I went to the wine club's meeting. The rep from Kenwood was there with 6 (count them, six) wines for us to taste. And we had a delicious meal to go along with the tasting--little cracker bread appetizers covered with brie and apples, various cheeses, dried fruits, crackers, spinach salad, rolls (and I was good and didn't have one), garden veggies with a bread crumb and butter topping, and pork tenderloin stuffed with a delicious spinach mixture. Oh, it was a mighty fine meal! Our last wine was a Zinfandel, and you know what goes great with Zin--CHOCOLATE! So, of course, they had chocolate cake to go with the wine. But, unfortunately (or fortunately, whichever way you look at it) they also had a pecan pie. And Penny cannot resist pecan pie. I polished off a piece of that in a New York minute (what in the world is a New York minute, anyway?). And then, because we had the Zinfandel, I just had to try it with the chocolate cake. At least I only had a few bites of the cake, as I was too darned full by that time! The saving grace about the pie was that it had pecans on it and on the side. Good fiber. Yeah, Pen, you keep telling yourself that. And if you do, you will never fit into those clothes you bought for Maui!

Anyway, we came home to watch the D'backs lose to the Giants--grrrrrr. And then Gary went to bed. Me, not so much. It's far too early, even if I have to get up for the Shea rep in the a.m. I am off to watch my Tivo'd Covert Affairs. I have no idea why I got hooked on that show last summer, but I did. So now it is the second season (where did that year go, can anybody tell me?), and so far, the show is as good as it was in its debut.

I hope to get some crafting done tomorrow. And then we have the wine dinner at the Deli! Woohoo! :^) Scallops--can anybody say YUM?  (I hope I am hungry by then. With my bloated stomach right now, it could go either way).

Here's wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful Wednesday! :^)


  1. So weird about the comments issue. I don't understand that.

    Wine club sounds like it was lots of fun! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Loved reading about all the cleaning you had to do when you and your siblings were kids. That's the kind of thing you could scrapbook. Or I could scrapbook about you ... and we should share this with the girls so they know how good they have it.

  2. I am waiting for my siblings to comment, as I am sure they remember things I don't. :^)


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