But I really haven’t. Just been a little on the quiet side lately. Think we’ve rested up and recovered from those 2 whirlwind trips to Houston and MD Anderson. We’ll be going again on the 4th to see another specialist. If we’re lucky, we’ll only be there a couple of days this time.
We’ve decided we need another vehicle, so have been shopping around. What we’re leaning towards is a Ford Escape. Anyone have any opinions on the 2013 Ford Escape? Holler at me if you do….we’re really needing some real life feedback here. We’re actually looking at a 2014, but they don’t have any history yet. It’s closer to the same configuration as our old 2000 Windstar and I can get in/out of it. Don’t laugh! there are a bunch of the vehicles that I cannot get into without major contortions. That’s sad, cause some of them are more fuel efficient. But, the Escape isn’t too shabby in that area and it’s better than the Windstar.
In addition, we made a fun trip down to Brady, TX and the Evridge Furniture store. (be sure to click on the links!) What a neat store! I expected furniture, furniture and even more furniture. What we found was Jim Shore figures, beautiful glassware and dishes, all manner of wonderful Christmas decorations and the list could go on forever! They did have furniture, rugs, Texas stuff and appliances. We didn’t even go upstairs to look at the bedroom stuff. What we did was purchase 2 wonderful recliners for the house. We’ll have to make another trip to Brady before Christmas! Our trip included lunch at MiFamilia which was terrific. The best Chili Relleno I’ve had in at least 10 years. That alone would be worth the drive down there!
We’ve been enjoying the tomatoes and okra from the garden. Yum. with the cooler weather, they’ve been producing much better. We’ve had more pattipan squash too which I’ve been dicing and freezing for winter meals. Never did get winter greens planted, but it will be okay. Maybe we’ll get an earlier start next year.
We’ve also been doing some yard cleaning, cleaned out the greenhouse getting the kitty quarters ready for cold weather. Now we’re rearranging furniture and getting ready to get rid of some extra stuff. Kids are coming for Thanksgiving and they expect to be able to sleep in the beds…imagine?
So, while I’ve been remiss in posting, I’m very much alive and kicking! We’ve just been running and busy.
Susan ~ Patchkat