Monday, October 21, 2013

What I Did On My Autumn Vacation

OY VEY, boyfriends!

Two weeks of pneumonia, missed work, no gym have made me very off-balance!

And now it's vacation time, but I have no money and nowhere to go.

So let's see what mischief I can think of doing!

October 12 & 13 - spouse went to visit his mother & brother upstate; I stayed home with the pussies.  I knitted, I baked, I listened to music, I watched crap on youtube on my laptop, I took much needed naps.

meredith resting

nyla resting

October 14 - I went to the office for 3 hours while spouse did some outdoor work with his cousin's help.  Due to the pneumonia, I missed 5 days and have much backlog.  I managed to clear 90% away yesterday.  Came home and relaxed the day away.

October 15 - spouse's 54th birthday!  I baked him a birthday cake, took him out to lunch, took a nap, went to the gym, did some reading, listened to music.  He planted a japanese red maple tree.  and it's raybeard's birthday too!

spouse's birthday cake - vanilla butter nut pound

October 16 - spouse went to his cousin's house to help him clear away stuff from 2 dead relatives.  I made slow cooker (crock pot) lasagna, did a load of laundry, went grocery shopping, emptied the recycle bin, did some reading, listened to music.  AND there's a new boyfriend to add to the mix; go say hello to randy in NE!

October 17 - my 21st anniversary with spouse.  Slept in late today, did a load of dishes, made quiche for dinner, exchanged small gifts, did some reading and knitting, went to the gym, listened to music.  spouse did some outdoor work.  AND I wore a purple shirt today, cause bullying on ANY level blows goats.  It's bob & carlos' anniversary too!

still life with wine and peppers (spouse took this one)

October 18 - Indian food (small buffet) for lunch.  Did a load of laundry, took a nap, paid bills, did some reading, listened to music.  Spouse planted a second japanese red maple tree and continued his outdoor work.

October 19 - went to the gym, picked up a prescription, took a nap, did some reading and knitting, baked a chocolate cake for tonight's dessert, listened to music.  Then I put my local tax dollars to work: the township was sponsoring a mobile shredding event, so I took over a copy paper box full of sensitive crap.  They were also collecting electronics for green-cycling, but I didn't have any of those.  Spouse cut the grass for the last time this season, mulching the leaves as he went along.

October 20 - read the sunday paper, did some knitting and reading, made cornbread as a side to tonight's dinner (bbq pork chops), listened to music, took a nap.  spouse did more outdoor work.  I have a heating pad on my left ankle (arthritis).

And that's what I did on my autumn vacation. (curtseys)

You may now all yawn at once.

26 comments:

  1. Honestly, all that sounds wonderful!!! I'm ready to be retired.

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    1. but I got bored pretty damn quick. I need my job/co-irkers to give me a thrill.

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  2. Happy belated anniversary!
    I knew we had much in common though you've got us beat by eight years!!

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  3. You've had a trial over the last few days, A.M. If it's not yet completely over it sounds like the worst is past. I certainly hope that that is it for the next 10 years at least.

    Thanks for your 'plug' and it's not for the first time either, is it? (I am not worthy!)

    Meredith may be resting but it looks like she doesn't want to miss out on any 'excitements' that may be happening in her vicinity.
    (I've got Blackso beside me right now, snoring like a toothless old grandpa!)

    Hope your other half appreciated your efforts in producing that masterpiece of a cake. I would have - and expressed my gratitude with a full mouth. (Does he get the same creation every year?)

    Now put your feet up. You deserve to be pampered.

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    1. I would not wish pneumonia on my worst enemy.

      and I don't mind plugging you; why should I NOT? you ARE worthy!

      the kids never miss anything. they fake a good sleep.

      spouse always likes my baking; each year it's something different.

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  4. Good gawd woman! Did I moss the part about cosmos and strippers?

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    1. could not drink on my pneumonia meds, and the only strippers are found on the free porn sites.

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  5. you are OUT OF CONTROL when you go on vacation!

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    1. HELL YEAH! wish I could have afforded a real trip, but no money and the pneumonia...

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  6. OMG! Exciting and riveting life...just like mine. Oh, sure! All your cooking made me wistful. I wish I had learned to nap. Just can't do it. Glad you're on the mend.
    Belated Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  7. Staycations are sometimes the most relaxing. I would love to spend a week at home.

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    1. just not in recovery from some damned illness, for sure! :)

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  8. I like the sound of all that delicious food you made. Yum!

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    1. I do like to cook when I get inspired. smooches, honey! :)

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  9. Sorry you were sick, and hope you are feeling better. Happy birthday to your hubby, and happy anniversary to you both!

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    1. thanks, darling. sorry we could not make it to DE to see all my boyfriends. but april is coming up fast, so...

      :)

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  10. Some of us need thate crock pot lasagna recipe......
    I am going to go out on the balcony now and raise a glass to you with wishes of better health while the waves crash onto the beach.

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    1. will do. and I know I owe you an e-mail, so...keep watching your inbox!

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  11. It's better to stay home than spend money you don't have on a vacation. It sounds like you made the best of it.

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    1. so true; plus my lungs still needed to recover after the 2 week trauma they went through. smooches, honey! :)

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  12. God! I'm worn out just reading about your "autumn vacation." :)

    Ron

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    1. bwhahahahaha! yeah, fun times at my house! :-b

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  13. why this sounds rather jolly but for the inability to breathe.

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    1. and THAT is the scary part (not being able to breathe). but I am back to the gym and work again, so I am feeling semi-human.

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