Monday, November 07, 2011

A 'Checking In' Post

I couldn't believe it had been almost a week since I actually responded to the comments, but I took care of that tonight.  Part of my problem has been my utter despair/depression with how the Wings have been doing, but it's a little better now.

The team started out the season with 5 wins in a row--and then they followed with 6 losses!  My happiness is WAY too connected with how the Wings are doing, but that's just the way I am.  Thankfully, they won Saturday's game--BIG time--and my world is a happier place.  We'll see how long THIS lasts.  ;)

We did our monthly road trip this weekend and it turned out quite nicely.  I had a good amount of luck in the shopping department--although, I couldn't find a pair of shoes to fit me in the ENTIRE store...GRRR.  (It REALLY sucks to have such a high instep like I do.)  I am very much NOT happy with having to listen to piped-in Christmas music this early in the year, however.  And it is in EVERY. SINGLE. STORE!!!!  We barely are done with Halloween and we have to think about Christmas already.  I think it is a conspiracy to send me to a psychiatrist or something.  I hate the 'holiday' season.

We are experiencing what I feel is an ideal fall season.  Our temps are in the 50s during the day and the 30s-40s overnight.  I could live with this year-round.  And yes, I realize I'm one of an extremely small minority.

K is on his week off, so that should give us some time to do running around locally.  I need to get to the supply-place and buy my carton of paper towels, so that is one thing we can do.  And he has to go back on the roof to do some repairs, so we're hoping the weather holds up and he can do it.  We have to have the roof replaced next year, but these repairs can't be put off til then--the joys of living in an old house.

I don't know if I mentioned it to many of my readers, but we got the word a couple of weeks ago that the power plant where K works will more likely than not be closing by the year 2017.  This SHOULDN'T affect K in any way, as long as the time table is what they announced, but if things go the way they have in the past, the closing could come several years earlier.  This MIGHT affect K's plans to retire.  The big thing that this changes is our plans to build a new home--NOT going to happen now.  So, we are looking at taking care of an old home.  But, at least we have a roof over our heads--not what far too many people can say these days.  Everything will work out as it should, so I won't worry needlessly--maybe.  :D

And finally...

On Saturday night we went with our friends to one of the local Mexican restaurants--a favorite of ours--for dinner.  I SWEAR we didn't have too much to drink--we actually were only just getting into our martinis--and we laughed over the description of "Chimichanga de Queso" in the menu:

We had quit reading before we got to the word "cheese."  :D


meleah rebeccah said...

Crap. They're playing Christmas music already? *sigh*

I love when it's 7o degrees in the day - but 30 degrees in the night!

Glad to hear the plant closing will NOT affect K in any way.

Does that say, "stuffed with melted chihuahua?" As in the DOG?

cmk said...

I almost had a melt down in the store when I heard the Christmas music--and then I heard it in EVERY store we went in! I thought I had lost my mind, or did some time travel--I just couldn't believe I had to hear it this early!!!

The way the menu is printed DOES make it seem like it says 'stuffed with melted chihuahua.' BUT, right below that is the word 'cheese,' so it actually is saying 'melted Chihuahua cheese.' I guess it is some special stuff--Chihuahua is a region of Mexico. But we couldn't stop laughing over the food with melted chihuahuas! :D

meleah rebeccah said...

That is flippen HILARIOUS!

cmk said...

Yes, we laughed for quite a long time about that.

ordinaryjanet said...

what? I'm too distracted drooling all over my keyboard!

cmk said...

We really enjoy this restaurant. A couple of years ago it was just a hole-in-wall joint and they have since doubled their space--I guess business is good. I had a fajita quesadilla--and I chose the steak & chicken combo. I really like a well-made quesadilla AND fajitas, but I never had thought of putting the two together, so to speak. The fact that the food is AUTHENTIC is what makes this place so good--and everyone that works there is from Mexico, so that just adds another element of authenticity to the mix.

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