It is still dark but I think it will be a hoar frost morning. Not going to lie- I am kind of excited about seeing that. I love how pretty and whimsical the thick white frost looks on the trees. It is as if mother nature is decorating for the season.
Jeff & I attended the Christmas party at the Country Club last night. It is fun- they have a good spread of hors d’oeuvres and a few free drinks. They also had a trivia contest. I won a $25 Macy’s card…. the question? It was about alcohol…and a pirate. As soon as they said Alcohol and pirate I raised my hand..the question wasn’t even out of her mouth… the name? Captain Morgan of course.
The party is only two hours, which is a great window of time…not too long, not too short.
Good news from the Milwaukee house yesterday…there is actually flooring in a couple of rooms!! Very excited about that. The new roof will go on the 211 house today.
Jeff & I ran to Menards quick after the party last night and picked up another 4′ piece of countertop. He said he doesn’t want to try cutting another one…so I will give Doug McKenny a call and see if he will cut the three pieces and the sink hole. We will try anything at least once. Jeff didn’t really want to try it in the first place, but he gave it a shot and wasn’t pleased with the result, so we will see if Doug will do it.
I will say that the cabinets look really great with Brenda’s magic stain and a good coat of new gloss varnish on them. Paul & Sterling will be working to put in the carpet upstairs today and hopefully lay the floor in the upstairs bath, so we can reset the toilet and pedestal sink.
Jeff said that a house up the street went on the market yesterday. It is a nice home, similar in size to our Milwaukee house…so I anxiously searched the listings and they have it on the market for 259K.. I looked through the photos…It does have a finished basement, but other than that, I didn’t think that it outshone our Milwaukee house. Our house will be a blank slate. Someone will love it and appreciate what a great family home it is. Not to mention all the updates that are done…all neutral colors and easy to picture making it their own.
I was looking through facebook yesterday and saw a comic about one more hot flash and I will have the car defrosted….I felt that way around 2 am the other night and stood on the step in my PJs and felt that I could have melted 1/2 the snow from the yard on how hot I was… Last night at the Christmas party, we were getting ready to leave and I got so darn hot I thought OMG..I am going to pass out right here. As I was eyeing the door to leave, we got stopped by everyone..I had sweat running down my back and was miserable. We finally got to the parking lot and I didn’t even put on my coat…the ice cold air felt so good, I did not cool down until we got out of the car at Menards. I put my coat on for “just in case” and quickly removed it when we got into the store. arggg..not sure if it is the medications I am on for my bronchitis or what the heck the deal was…these were like super nova hot flashes compared to what I normally have.
When I got to work yesterday, everyone wanted to know what the doctor said..Acute bronchitis. I said but on a good note, he put me on steroids so my joints won’t ache for a few weeks 😉 I like that side effect. My agent said speaking of joint aches, he has an old sports injury in his wrist joint and he was telling me about this natural suave. He is not one of those type of people that goes for the magic of snake oils- yes, you all know someone like that- he was genuine, sincere and said he could not believe the difference that this stuff makes. Well, Jeff with his back and me with my joints, I was all ears.
It is a hemp oil suave and he had heard about it from someone that had been using it and thought, this is worth a try..he said his 90 year old dad uses it and swears by it. So I thought what the heck. I headed to Wayne & Marys to find this miracle stuff. It is all natural, I won’t try it until I am off my current meds for the bronchitis. But Jeff may give it a go. It is expensive…almost 70 for a small jar of it, but it sounds like it just takes a dab of it. Let’s face it, we have all spent money on stupid stuff, so I figured it was worth a shot because if it gives relief of those achy crappy things…well worth it. He said he had forgotten to put a dab on one day and he really noticed the pain that came with forgetting..
time to find the laundry and get it sorted and washed and start this day.. I will count my blessings and give thanks for all that comes with the day. I hope when sunrise comes that I will see a beautiful hoar frost morning.