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Happy Columbus Day. What an odd thing to celebrate, "discovering" a land where someone already lives.  I'm glad I don't have group today.  As I put the notice on our board that we are indeed open on Columbus Day, one of the group members started on a rant about Columbus and fair treatment of the Indigenous people (his language was much more colorful).  I don't want to fight the same battle we fought last year and the year before that and so on and so on and so on....


Disney Women's W000469 Mickey Mouse Perfect Square Bracelet Watch

This past weekend, Pk and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary.  He totally surprised me with this.  I used to have a Mickey Mouse watch but the clasp on the band made my skin break out so I mentioned casually that one day I'd like one with a stainless steel band.  He remembered and this will be mine today.   As Katie said, "it's pretty simple for something Disney".

Image result for smithville innWe celebrated our day by going to someone else's wedding.  Our former neighbors (who we thought were already married) got married Saturday.  At a local bar.  Outside.  I have no problem with the wedding being at a bar.  It would have been nice if it weren't so breezy and cold.  I pinned the boutonnieres on the young (and not so young) men.  They didn't know what to do with them.  One offered me a 20 dollar tip!  Who knew you could make money pinning flowers on young men?

Sunday we went to brunch at Smithville Inn.  It was delicious and such a nice day, we walked around outside and looked in all the touristy shops.  I found a new guy to add to the Toy Squad on my desk.  He's a zombie and is appropriately ugly.  I am calling him Beau.

We happened upon the same flea market that we see every year at a tiny church on our way home.  I found a medium sized enamel roasting pan for 5 dollars. It's not as big as a roasting pan for turkey but it's has deeper sides than a 9x13 pan.  It will be good for roasting chicken and vegetables. 

Fall is firmly settled in here.  The leaves are starting to change and the temperatures are definitely more autumnal.  I have to put together a list of available appointment times for each clinic I run.  We usually do them for the upcoming 12 weeks. I gasped out loud two weeks ago when I realized it was 12 weeks until Christmas.  I'm not sure what our plans for Thanksgiving are, other than we will eat turkey.  I had everyone at our house last year and will probably do the same this year.  I enjoy cooking for a crowd.  And since the menu is firmly fixed in tradition, it's not difficult to plan.  After all these years, I have the timing down pat.

So, Happy Monday to you all.  In the spirit of Columbus, go out and conquer the world.


Saren Johnson said…
The leaves over here are turning as well. I'm so not ready for fall.

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