👀 I Can See Clearly Now!

I hope you have all had a great weekend.   I finally can see what I am doing at work and able to read the print on my computer.  After over a week of trying bifocal contact lenses, I realized I need to stick with the old ones I’ve always used – just a different prescription.  At one point seeing my hand in front of my face was a good thing!



And now with my clear vision, I was able to see some outstanding sunrises….


We have had some really cold nights.

Actually last night was a 3-dog-night.


I took the dogs out today with me.  They had a ball.  Somewhere down there, Gus is swimming.


There was something watching us from high on the mountain.


King of the Mountain!


After a few miles of fun, we jumped back in the car and headed home.  The inside of the car as well as Luna  had to be washed down.  The.mud.was.unreal.

I also got some t.v. binge watching done.  I watched the whole season of  “Big Little Lies”.  They are talking about doing a second season  – I sure hope so.   Then I watched several shows in a row of NYPD Blues.  I still think that is one of the best ‘cop’ shows of all time.  Plus I used to have a cranky partner just like Andy Sipowitz and of course who doesn’t like Jimmy Smits.









I also tried another new recipe.  It’s very fast to make – maybe 10 to 15 minutes.   It’s called Egg Roll without the Egg Roll!

The only thing I did differently was I used coconut aminos instead of the soy sauce (just a healthier version).

The big news of the week is that my daughter has accepted a great job offer across the state from where they live now. (Oregon)  They have to be there December 1st!  I am lucky to be able to go out and help them move or maybe just be there to hold baby Finnegan while they do all the work.  I can’t wait.   😍

Here’s to a great Monday.  Are you baking yet or just pulling out recipes?

One step at a time,





Hump Day and Other Misconceptions

I expected today to be a little easier at work because Monday and Tuesday were super busy.  Wrong.   I never sat down or even sipped on my coffee for 5 hours.  But I guess that’s what hump day is all about – so tomorrow should be on the downhill right?

I know I post a zillion pictures of deer, but this guy was beside the road just staring at me.
At least till I stopped and got the camera.

This guy got his picture taken because well he only had one antler.
Do you think he feels lop-sided?

I finally got started on my running.  I started ‘The Galloway Method’.  I downloaded it on my phone and you can set it for outdoor or treadmill running.  I even did those dreaded stretches afterward…

I spent some time this afternoon searching for “stocking stuffers” for Patient Husband.  I know It’s not even Thanksgiving but I have to get started.  Patient Husband always set up this contest on who finds the best and most unique stocking stuffers.  And, according to him, he has already won.  So the challenge is on.

The first thing I did was google “stocking stuffers for men”.  Because where else would you go?  The things I found – well I just have to share.

First,  there was this lovely idea:

         Blackhead Pimple Remover Kit

Lets quickly move on.

How about:

          JOSHUA’S GAME: Especially for People Called Joshua . Seriously?  So does everyone have to be named Joshua in order to play?

Ok that won’t work.  Now this seemed to be very cool.   

SPOKESTER  Bicycle Noise Maker – makes your bike sound like a motorcycle. .  If only PH had a bicycle.

Reminder:  This was under Men’s stocking stuffers.  So this?

Monster Hand Tattoo Sets.      Transform your hand a colorful monster with these temporary tattoos.


I kinda like this idea:

Donut Warming Mug

Wouldn’t it be a great excuse to keep buying donuts?


STAINLESS STEEL BILLFOLD WITH ID.   Stainless steel?  Wouldn’t that be painful?

And finally:

Cover Blubber Food Saving Wrap Set.  .  I don’t have a picture for this.  You’ll just have to use your imagination.

So much to choose from!!!!


Don’t you think this is the face of true devotion?



Then there is Murray who thinks my bathroom is his water park.


I hope Thursday is the easiest day this week for you.

One step at a time,