Friday night, Pk and I went on a date. We had dinner and a concert of old folk singers. The dinner was unforgettable but not because it was good. The concert was wonderful. Chris Eberhart, Patti Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka and Christine Lavin. Not heard of them? I’m not surprised. They are singer/songwriters and they have stories to tell. John Gorka is a NJ native. He won the night with his song, “I’m from NJ”. The chorus is, “I’m from NJ, I don’t expect too much. If the world ended today, I’d adjust”. Of course at a concert in NJ, that would go over well. We were in a small, old theater which added to the charm. We got lucky and the 2 seats next to me were empty and I could move over so we had some extra room. The seats were close together and build for a population that was less broad in the beam. It was interesting to be in an audience full of white haired people watching a stage full of white haired people.
Yesterday, I was productive. All of the laundry got done and put away, the bathroom got cleaned and I spent a good part of the day cleaning our bedroom. It really wasn’t a mess but we have a tendency to just put things on shelves and in the corner and eventually it piles up. I cleaned up my little shelving unit of yarn/wips and what a difference. I stirred up a lot of dust which made me sneeze.
I wanted things straightened up because I want to put some holiday things in our room as well as the rest of the house. I ordered a duvet cover with snowflakes (we have a duvet and are waiting for our everyday cover to come. It’s a new thing for us). I also got a holiday shower curtain. For some reason, I am feeling very holiday like this year. I can’t wait to have Thanksgiving dinner and then perhaps go out to Lancaster for the day after to do some holiday food shopping. That weekend will be decorating time.
I slept for 10 hours last night. I must have been more tired than I thought. Today is a low energy day. One of the ways I am always reminded that I am no longer 18 is that if I spend a day doing physical work, the next day is a slow day for me. I don’t mind. I watch movies, listen to books and knit or spin. Today it’s Star Wars. I can do the boring sleeve knitting and say the lines along with the characters.
My car is back from the shop (again). This time for a brake line. Sigh. It’s time to put it out to pasture and look for a newer car. I really don’t want another car payment. We have 2 years left on our Rav4. It would be nice if my old car could last til then
. Our grandson has decided that he is a superhero. He likes to have his blankets tied around his neck. His mother thought she would be smart and made him a cape with some of his favorite fleecy material. Does he use it as a cape? Nope. He goes for his blankets instead. He is growing up so fast (I know, I know, they all do). He’s a superhero to me.
Well, time to go back to my sleeve. Soon it will be time to start the jambalaya for dinner. A perfect dish for the cold grey day we are having.
Have a superb week.