After not even twenty-four hours actually being in Houston (after my very long drive in a U-Haul yesterday), I flew home to Dallas and spotted this stressed out little dude on the baggage carousel at Love Field: Exhausted, I put my new flannel bunny sheets (from Target) on my bed and settled in to catch up on The Good Wife. (And that reminds me: Whew, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is so, so charming. I’m really looking forward to see him as Negan on The Walking Dead next year. I bet he’ll make it really hard to hate him.) PS: If you see snow falling across my blog right now, it’s because it just turned back on for WordPress.com for this year for the month of December and I couldn’t resist. (If your blog is here too, check your settings for an on/off snow checkbox.)
I drove a U-Haul full of furniture I’m giving my sister from Dallas to Houston today. The drive normally takes about four hours with a stop, but today? SEVEN HOURS. It rained constantly & we inched past NINE accidents. So basically, this is me right now: (Although it was at least not totally terrible since my sister was riding along with me so we could chat… still, we were tired & hungry & would’ve rather been hanging out at my house or hers.) Tomorrow I fly back to Dallas! 😀
I made sure to spend my money at a few local favorites today for Small Business Saturday (#shopsmall). I grabbed sewing supplies for some upcoming projects at Urban Spools, the sewing lounge where I’ve been taking classes, then ate pizza from Atomic Pie and ice cream from Lake Highlands Creamery. Northeast/East Dallas is full of great local businesses, with the benefit of easy parking and less traffic than some of the more obvious cool spots in town.
The news from Colorado today is tragic and awful and a direct result of the war on women and reproductive choice that’s happening across the States. It’s not the only recent attack and unfortunately likely won’t be the last as long as fringe groups believe they have a right to dictate control over a our bodies and guns are easily bought by madmen. Sent a donation to Planned Parenthood today to show some tiny measure of support in such an awful time. Stay safe out there, ladies.
I made my annual batch of Cranberry Sauce last tonight to have ready for today. (Cranberries, orange juice, sugar. Ta-da!) And this morning I picked my sister up from Love Field after her short flight from Houston to Dallas. 😀 😀 😀 (Doesn’t she seem like she’s having a fantastic time on that awesome teal couch!) We had some snacks on on the coffee table… …and an accidental Halloween vibe on the dining table. Ha! We ordered a fried turkey from a local barbecue place (since our oven is broken and we’re toast oven-only until our remodel), and made the very delicious sides. Starchiest plate I’ll eat all year, but yum! Totally worth it. Hope you had a lovely day too!
I’ve waited 10 weeks for this sofa to arrive. More soon!
John Oliver explains out how pointless pennies are these days and how we spend too much money making them. He’s right and we should stop. (Also, if you’re not already watching everything from Last Week Tonight, you should start. They post a bunch of clips on YouTube.)