I am really going to miss Regis. What a curmudgeon but so loveable! And although I am sure he feels it is his time to go, I will miss him.
I miss Oprah only a tiny bit. She was a good filler in my day right before I had to get serious about making something for dinner. I thought she got a little bit too preachy for a while but I was able to take her with a grain of salt on those days. Dr. Oz is great, but I think the format of his show is already starting to get old. I mean just how many days of the week can we watch someone from the audience don the the rubber gloves and pick up and peel away the towel on the table to reveal more human organs plagued with disease? The grossed out factor is starting to wear thin and now it’s just plain weird.
I haven’t had a cold in 3 years! Honestly and I’ve been keeping track. BUT, I have a whopper today, compliments of my teenage son. I am miserable. I have been using Zicam for the last week and I honestly thought I beat it but last night it hit me like a ton of bricks. I don’t just get your average cold. I get the knock you on your butt kind. You know the ones where your eyes don’t stop tearing for days so mascara is worthless and you can’t wear your contacts so you have to wear your glasses all day and you are virtually guaranteed of having an extremely bad hair day for a minimum of three days in a row. I have also been known to walk around with a tissue hanging out of one or the other nostril. Oh, look, I have one tucked in there now. It’s a good look.
I am hoping I feel better for the BIG Halloween party tomorrow night. Our friends go all out and have a band and a bartender who makes spooky themed drinks that you select off of a menu. They host it every other year. And this is an “on” year. Still working on our costumes. I can’t reveal just yet what we are going to be. It’s still a secret. Let’s just say for now that feather boa’s are required for one and a top hat for the other.
I can tell you that we made a cupcake costume for my daughter last weekend that turned out cute. She took it back to school with her for the big street party on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill where she goes to school. We took some shiny/silvery fabric and backed it with some iron on interfacing to help make it stiff and then we folded it accordion style so that when it wrapped around her it looked like a cup cake liner. We then took a piece of cardboard that we cut to look like the icing on top, wrapped quilt batting around that and glued it down, then wrapped that with a pink satin fabric and glued that down. Glued on some colored mini pom poms to look like sprinkles. Then we took a bright pink puffy shower sponge thingy, glued some twisted green pipe cleaners to make a stem and then attached that to a head band to be the cherry on top. It turned out cute! No pictures yet but I hope to have some next week after the big party.
I am taking a wine and cheese class next week at Southern Season’s in Chapel Hill next week with a friend. Wish we didn’t have to drive so far to do fun things like this but that’s just the way it is.
I am amazed every time I vacuum and see just how much dog hair and dirt gets sucked out of my carpets. It’s repulsive really.
Oh, I am getting a cleaning lady! We are in the early stages of negotiation (with my husband). My sad little wrists were thrown into carpel tunnel braces two weeks ago from the combination of scrubbing the shower, carrying too many grocery bags at one time, and playing tug of war with the dog. This is going to be such a luxury to me. I think I want the kind that sends a “team” in and gets in done in a few hours. The company I am looking at has someone with a vacuum strapped to their back!
I still haven’t bought any Halloween candy. If I wait much longer I’ll be forced to pass out little boxes of raisins. I always thought that was the worst treat you could get when I was a kid. Raisins! Who gives out raisins? That and pennies. I hated getting pennies too.