Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
Are you directionally challenged?

Soup ~
What is the worst type of weather, in your opinion?

Salad ~
Bake 'em, mash 'em, boil 'em in a stew? How do you like your potatoes?

Entrée ~
Dear Diary: Yesterday was ____________.

Dessert ~
What’s the first thing you do when you log on to your computer every day?

Digestif ~
What did you drink last night?


To Ask the Lord's Blessing.

{click it}

Have a blessed day.
with love,
~ blondie


Word{s} Thanksgiving Edition

  1. turkey ~
  2. Plymouth ~
  3. wine ~
  4. leaves ~
  5. thanks ~
  6. dark ~
  7. pumpkin ~
  8. wish ~
  9. horn ~
  10. gather ~


Happy Birthday!

Today is E's birthday.
Please join me in wishing him a very happy day!

love and hugs,
~ blondie


Wordy Wednesday {with bonus photo}

As I awoke yesterday I immediately began to think about the book release that was occurring as I laid there in bed. {Not what a guy wants to hear from his woman,eh honey. sorry. ily! ;-)}I have been obsessing over the book and the *author* {if you could call her that considering she used a ghost writer not only for her book but for most everything else she has put out in public, save her twitter account} for a very long time. I have just kept it to myself. Perhaps I didn't want y'all to think I was as batshit crazy as the *author*. I am not, btw. This woman is a fraud and is dangerous. But I digress.

Her book. I didn't want to buy it. I have been saying for months now that I refuse to put money into her pocket. I lied. I had hoped that the blogs I read and the news reports I would watch would keep me from buying the book. The more I read and heard and saw, the more I knew I had to read this for myself.

I held out until about 4:30 yesterday afternoon and then convinced my kid to go with me to the store. I came out of the store with these two items.
I surmised that I would need one to get through the other. I was not mistaken.

While paying for the above I also got my first birthday present. The checker, an older woman, told me she would need to see my I.D. I obliged without a second thought. I don't mind getting carded. I don't know how it works in your land but in mine you usually get carded if you don't look to be over 40 years of age. Considering the number of candles that will be on my cake this year, I will take a carding any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Again, I digress.

She took my ID into her hand and looked at it. Then she looked up at me. Then she looked at it again while using her finger to underscore the date. And then she looked at me again while handing my ID back to me stating *I just don't believe it*.

I smiled and asked her how old she thought I was. She smiled back and said that she thought I was no older than my late 20's. I grinned at her, thanked her and told her that I would be 48 on Thursday. She looked back at me incredulously and wished me a happy birthday.

So there you have it. I don't look older than late 20's. My daughter says that the lady saw how old I was and wanted to make me feel good. I told my daughter that I just don't care. I am still smiling today. Hopefully I will retain that warm and fuzzy feeling of looking like I am in my late 20's well into the weekend.

The book. Well. After two glasses of wine and two cups of coffee I only got through 81 pages out of 413. I finally put the book down and turned out the lights about midnight-thirty after having the book hit me in the face as it fell due to the fact that I had fallen asleep reading it. TWICE.

I am going to give it another go today. We shall see how far I get. Last night as I was reading it I kept thinking that there was absolutely no way this book could be anything but fiction.

At least I still have more than half the bottle of wine left.

Yeah. I bought the book. Don't you judge me.



  1. Park ~
  2. Donald ~
  3. Soaring ~
  4. Ferris ~
  5. Wait ~
  6. Pop ~
  7. Margarita ~
  8. Tower ~
  9. Wishing ~
  10. Castle ~


Too Tired To Tell the Tales.

I have tales but I am just too tired to recount. I will regale you with my wit and story telling abilities. Just not today.

So how was your weekend?


Pre-Meal Mixer {the meal is one post down}

Today is The Creature's Birthday.
Please join me in wishing
him a very Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Creature!

love and hugs,

~ blondie

Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
What is your most used spice?

Soup ~
What are you thankful for today?

Salad ~
What's the longest you've ever waited in line?

Entrée ~
Cheese and wine or coffee and dessert?

Dessert ~
Cool Whip, Reddi Whip or homemade whip? {Cream that is.}

Digestif ~
I get by with _______.


Thank You.

Daddy, Rudy, Ry,

Thank you.
Love you.


Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
What are you thankful for today?

Soup ~
How often do you need to use a calculator?

Salad ~
Where do you hide your secret stuff?

Entrée ~
I am currently craving Danish food. {Thanks, T ;-)} What food are you craving?

Dessert ~
A week later do you still have leftover Halloween Candy?

Digestif ~
What is your specialty?


Thursday Thirteen

Grocery shopping by the numbers.
  1. 13 cans of cat food. {plus two more but who's counting. This isn't Thursday 15. heh!}
  2. 12 cans vanilla coke.
  3. 11 plastic grocery bags filled.
  4. 10 bottles Lemon Vitamin water.
  5. 9 ounce box fruit snacks.
  6. 8 ounces whipped cream cheese. {the marrieds are stopping by this weekend and have promised to bring me fresh homemade bagels. The last time they brought me some they ended up being furry. And greenish. I don't care for that so much.
  7. 7 ounce box Sweet and Salty Peanut Granola Bars.
  8. 6 cans V-8 V-Fusion Pomegranate Blueberry Juice.
  9. 5 minutes away - grocery is located.
  10. 4 almost ripened bananas.
  11. 3 cans chicken noodle soup. Not that low sodium crap either. That is not good.
  12. 2 Pumpkin flavoured items from Starbucks as a reward for getting the shopping finished up. Pumpkin Spice Latte and a Pumpkin Scone. mmmm
  13. 1 Self Rising Crust DiGiorno. It's not Delivery. It's DiGiorno. and also yummy. And hella cheaper than delivery.



  1. November ~
  2. Write ~
  3. Novel ~
  4. Word ~
  5. Count ~
  6. Loss ~
  7. Night ~
  8. Fall ~
  9. Dark ~
  10. Tired ~


I'm Unofficially In.

How about you?

word count:1668

Did you?

Melt Fall Back, that is.

Happy November!