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Our Week

Tuesday night we met my best friend Melody at TGI Friday's for dinner. I had a coupon for buy one entree, get one free; and we enjoyed our conversation and food. I had my camera with me, but forgot to take any bad!

Wednesday night we met up with my family at DeFazio's (still not a favorite of mine) to celebrate my nephew Nick's 33rd birthday (right Nick?) and my sister Marilyn's --th birthday. I'll be nice to her and not tell her age, though she is getting pretty darn old. Yes, she's younger than me, so that makes me pretty DAMN old!I was glad my older sister Rhonda was able to come. She's been bothered by a bad knee for several months now, so hasn't ventured out much. My niece, Lenore, has been visiting from Germany, so it was great to see her too! There were 13 of us altogether, and we had a great time. It's always fun to catch up with each other's lives!

Corby had to work this morning, so after visiting mom, I met Lenore and Nick at Jason's Deli for lunch. Lenore is spending the night with a friend tonight before heading back to Germany on Monday. I don't get to see Nick very often because his work schedule is different than ours. We enjoyed our visit AND the food!

We also did our grocery shopping today - both at Leeker's and Dillons. Picked up the bargains at both locations. I even got two of the brand new soy-based Glade Fragrance Collection candles for almost free! I haven't been able to find them at Walmart or Target, but Leeker's had them. I had a coupon for a free one, and a coupon for $3.00 off. They were 3.15 each, so I got two for .15! What a deal! I go through a lot of candles - usually Party Lite, but this was such a good deal I couldn't turn it down!

Now I'm bushed. I woke up when Corby got up at 6 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. So I got up, ate breakfast, read the paper and cleaned up the kitchen before heading out.

Oh, and today's final picture - this is what Cinnamon does to our patio door when she is scared from rain, thunder, lightning, wind - you name it - she's now scared of it! We can't even keep a screen door there because of her phobia. Anyone know a good dog psychologist?

And one more thing, we got our first electric bill as empty nesters - it was $100 less than last month. Some of that can be attributed to the cooler than usual August weather, but I'm sure some of it has something to do with having 3 less TV's, 3 less computer's, etc. in the house! I still miss my babies, but I like the lower grocery and utility bills!

Today's music was Sarah McLachlan...

Today's quote: "Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down." -- Kobi Yamada


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