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Friday, January 30, 2009

Okay, Okay

Apparently, my life is of far greater interest to some than I ever thought possible. So here is my week in review....

The weather predictors were calling for ice on Tuesday, so I made sure to get all my "rat killing" done. Rat killing is my mother-in-law's term for errands. Since I hadn't done so yet this year, I took the time to go to Melody's school and surprise her at lunch. It was actually pretty good. I had a chicken fajita (which was stuffed full), 1/2 an orange, tater tots, green beans, a cinnamon roll, and an ice cream sandwich. Oh, and chocolate milk! It was delicious--nothing like the stuff I ate when I was in school. And Melody's friends were really cute. I got hugs all around.

Before heading home, I stopped at Walmart. Couldn't be caught without my Diet Mt. Dew! I know that I can't drive on ice, so I was pretty sure I'd be home for a couple of days at least. Forget the milk and bread--I had to have my soda!

The predictors weren't wrong. We got enough ice to cause problems. I was especially disappointed since me and a long lost friend from high school had planned to have lunch together today. She was driving up from near Jackson which is a couple of hours away. Couldn't risk her safety, so our reunion will have to wait. It's already been almost 33 years; I guess a few more days won't hurt.

Snow this morning. Darrell was in a hurry to get to the shop and load his truck. He didn't make sure the garage door was all the way up before backing out. We (I mainly provided moral support and the odd "hold this") spent the next couple of hours messing with the door, taking parts of it apart, lowering it, and repairing it as best we could. Don't know when the guy can come fix it proper. Since the weather was so bad, Darrell stayed home from work. I never get anything done when he's home and this day was no exception.

The best day of the week!! Audrey and I were able to have our reunion, since the ice and snow had melted enough for her drive up. We met at O'Charley's about 11:30 and spent the next four (yes, four!!) hours sitting there eating and catching up. It was like the years just melted away. My throat was sore from talking so much. I had a great time and can't wait to see her again. We are considering another reunion and asking more classmates to join us.

I was on such a high that I couldn't even get upset when I met Darrell at Holly's and discovered she had virtually no food in her house. Her van wasn't starting and Darrell was trying to get it running. He was unsuccessful, so we went inside. She had some kind of nasty looking stuff in the crock pot and was planning on serving that for dinner. Now I'm no Paula Deen, but what I make is edible. This stuff was disgusting. And come to find out had been sitting out since the night before. Holly's cupboards would have given Old Mother Hubbard a run for her money. Darrell and I went home and raided some of our pantry to get her through till Monday.

Most of today I spent at the computer since it's the end of the month.

Now you know why I haven't blogged. Not a lot going on. Except for lunch with Audrey, which should keep me "up" for a long time to come! Now aren't you glad you asked?


5L's said...

YES!! sooo glad you finally posted. missed you. :)

Charlie and Nicole Borders said...

Yeah- I've been waiting every day to hear from you on the blog...but I didn't want to bother you. I imagined that you had better things to do, and you really had a lot going on! Is lunch with Melody an ongoing thing? That was so nice. I wish that my grandma would have done that for me. Well, they didn't live in the same state, but I would have felt so special. I'm glad that you got to have your reunion too.

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