Have a Seat!

We've been wanting a new couch since we moved here. The old one was too big for the space, to butt sprung to get off of easily, and just too... much. So yesterday we went to Ikea, where we decided on the Ektorp loveseat. The slipcover (Vellinge beige) is a really nice chenille-ish fabric. Best of all, it was in stock! So we spoke to a very nice woman who helped us with the order.... Read more →

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me?

Yes, today I am 64! One year from Medicare! Two years from full retirement (like that'll happen)! Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, for having your holiday on my birthday so I didn't have to take a vacation day. It was just a lovely day, even though the Arctic Blast came through yesterday. Joe surprised me with a nice gift (two lovely tops) and spoiled me all day. I had Cap'n Crunch for breakfast! I... Read more →

Planning for a Planner

I love planner-y type stuff. At one point, the company I worked for decided that everyone could order a Franklin Day Planner. One of my coworkers swore by hers, so of course I jumped right up on the bandwagon. I got the binder; the pages; the ziploc pouch for keeping various things like paper clips, pens, and whatever; the five-year foldout calendar; the combination ruler and bookmark; the special punch for punching holes in random... Read more →


Happy belated Thanksgiving! Joe and I celebrated the actual holiday by ourselves this year -- it was fine. I cooked up a wee Cornish hen and still managed to set off the insanely sensitive smoke alarm, but the homemade stuffing was delish and the pie was, of course, perfect. SonnyeBoy had to work on Thanksgiving, preventing thieves from boosting all the fancy merchandise the Store with the Red Concentric Circles has to offer, so he... Read more →

Fix It Again, Tony

So... I bought a car! That's it, right down there -- the shiny pearly tiny cute little Fiat 500! Cute as a button! I have lusted after a Fiat 500 ever since the first ad for them appeared on TV. Then I spotted this one at the used-car dealership near our home. I looked it up and wow - a great price! A 2012 - not too old. More miles than I'd normally like, but... Read more →

Brunch, Bras, and Socks

It was such a pretty day, that we decided to spend much of it outside. First we headed off to Petco to replenish the cat necessities, then we went to lunch. We tried a new-to-us joint called the Black Powder Tavern, just outside of Valley Forge Park. It's very nice -- a little on the noisy side -- but attractively decorated. On Sunday, however, they do not serve lunch, just a brunch buffet. Well, I... Read more →

Last Week

Well, it has been a strange week here in Eagleville... It started out well enough; in fact, it started out really well! Last Saturday Joe and I went to the Mega Mall to see and be seen with former WWE wrestler Mick Foley, aka Mankind, aka Cactus Jack, aka Dude Love, aka the Hardcore Legend. We even took books to be autographed. He was quite delightful! I even went shopping in said mall, bought a... Read more →


Well, this Mercury Retrograde started off with a bang. Joe noticed a weird spot on his nose, kinda like a zit but it didn't behave like a zit. I noticed another weird spot on his head, just left and slightly over his forehead. He went to a dermatologist. It's nonmelanoma skin cancer -- basal cell, I think. He's made an appointment with a surgeon. The surgery -- called Mohs surgery -- will likely be done... Read more →

Belated Birthday Blog Post

I turned 63 yesterday! It's kind of nice to have your birthday over a three-day weekend; you get to spread out the wild rumpus and dizzy partying. Heh. Actually, yesterday was a pretty wild day, because of a freak ice storm that arrived in Philly/Baltimore/DC area. I woke up to news of serious multi-car accidents all over the place -- a 50-car pileup on the Schuylkill Expressway, a 10-car accident on I476, wrecks on the... Read more →