Friday, June 10, 2011

An off day

Today nothing much got done outside because of all the rain.  We had an additional inch of rain overnight and it kept threatening to rain off and all day.  So, a variety of other things got done.  J17 and I ran some shopping errands today.  I had a coupon for 30% off at a local store (Kohl's) so we did a bit of clothes shopping.  I am SO grateful that J17 is a great shopper and has no problem buying things off the discount racks.  So, with sales and discounts, we actually saved more money than we spent.  I got a couple of new shirts and a new pair of capris for work. J17 got some shorts, a shirt and a light weight jacket.  We also hit a few other stores and picked up things like deodorant, toothpaste, etc. as well as getting some last bits of lumber I need for the coop.  She and I also got new cell phones today.  Hers died this week and I've noticed that mine hasn't been holding a charge for very long recently. Since we don't have a land line out here, we rely on our cells to communicate with the world.
I did get a bit of work done on the coop this afternoon.  I got all the trim pieces cut for the windows so I can put the hardware cloth over the windows. hopefully tomorrow.  J17 has promised to help me tomorrow, although she has to work at the farmer's market in the morning.
We did go out to dinner this evening to celebrate my birthday.   It was nice to not have to cook.  I've decided that I'm not going to have any more birthdays after this one.  I'm going to hold at 49.   Do you think that will work??
Now, even though I kind of want to get a bit more done this evening, I think I'm going to call it a night.  We're going to settle in and watch a movie- something we haven't done as a family for a while.  It should be fun.


  1. Sounds like a little retail therapy did you good! I don't particularly like to shop myself but if there is something I need and it's on sale or I have a good coupon, that kind of shopping makes me feel good!

    Hope you had a lovely birthday. You can stay at whatever age you want! I know there is no way in the world I feel my chronological age. I feel the same as I did when I was somewhere in my thirties.

    When the family can have a good evening together watching a movie, I think that says something important about the family. And it's GOOD!

  2. Since I managed to wish you a happy birthday before and after your real birthday, does it still count? With all this rain, you have to do something to make you feel like you're still getting things done. And you've gotten a lot done!

  3. Happy Birthday, Judy! You absolutely can hold out at 49, I'll be there to join you soon and then we'll never get older than that!

  4. Isn't Kohl's fun? Happy birthday!


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