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Whatnot – 11/03/21

Cypress trees. Hello. I hope your week is going well. I’ve been out of sorts. As Lucy would say, I think I need a tonic or something. Vita-Meat-a-Vegamin? I just aged myself.

At the end of last week, my son hit a deer in Kansas, going 65 MPH. You know his car woes and how long it took for Kia to return his car when his engine blew. Well, it’s not looking good for that car. He is okay after being shaken up pretty well. Stomach pain from the air bag/seat belt response. Now, we wait.

We had a blast on Halloween. Lots and lots of kids. Probably about 200. Less than normal but a good amount. My friend came and sat with us and we ate vegetarian chili and had a good time with all the well-mannered kids in the neighborhood. At the end of the night, I walked across the lawn for something and my knee gave out. If it wasn’t bad before, it certainly is now. I heard a definite crack and now it’s black and blue. My appointment with the specialist is 11/8 and it can’t come soon enough.

My reading has been slow-ish. Dune is not a book to race through. I may need to pick something up to read along with it or I won’t have reviews to write for November. Ha!

I’m keeping this short intentionally as I just feel sorry for myself and feel like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally when he just lies there moaning miserably. Sometimes it just feels good to wallow. Off I go.

Have a great rest of the week!

Whatnot – 10/27/21

Minimal fall decor. Good morning! How’s it going? I am still plugging along and doing okay but as the holidays approach it feels a little weird. Thanksgiving will be really strange for us this year without the kids here. Still looking forward to the time off though. 

Today is a full day of work and then the Halloween Party for student ministry is tonight. It is 80’s themed and will be a good time.

I reviewed The Stowaway this past Monday. It was quite enjoyable given that it’s a about a serial killer running amok on a ship. A killer who targets children, no less. That book put a little hiccup in my reading because once you fly through a book like that, you want to keep the train going and I picked up Dune. Hard stop. My plan was to read it “quickly” so I can then watch the movie. Most of you have told me to just watch the movie. I will continue on for a bit to see how it goes.

We are anxiously awaiting our turn for the booster shot. We are due in November. I believe the Moderna booster was just approved for the under 65 age bracket. Trying to get my daughter and son to schedule theirs. Have you gotten yours?

This Friday night we will watch the original Halloween movie and then Saturday night Halloween II. Last Friday we saw the new one, Halloween Kills. I liked it! It has some surprises in it but out of all the movies this one has the highest kill count. It was almost comical how many are killed in this one. Michael was not happy.

Do you have plans for this weekend? Any Halloween parties? We will hand out candy for Halloween and that’s about it. I bought less candy this year. If we run out, I will just turn the lights off. Thirty dollars for a bag of candy is a bit ridiculous. In pre-Covid years we would go through five giant bags. This year, I bought two.

Have a great rest of the week!