Friday, September 23, 2011

Am I Considered a TV Addict?

Not sure really if I am addicted to TV but I am always thrilled when the new fall TV show lineup begins. All of "new" old shows come back and also the brand new shows appear. I have always loved watching TV since I was little. I remember Gilligan's Island, Bewitched, Magnum PI, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Frasier, Columbo, Matlock, The Love Boat...the list goes on and on.

Nowdays, I have my favorites I just have to watch or Tivo to watch later.

Castle-Yes, I am excited to watch the developing romance between Castle and Kate. Can't help it.

Survivor-I have been watching this since season 2, I missed season 1 because I thought it sounded like a stupid show. I actually decided to watch because it was set in Australia. I have been hooked ever since. Oh, and I sure do love Jeff Probst's dimples...

Body of Proof-I knew I would like this one from last season.

Blue Bloods-I love Tom Selleck  so I just HAD to watch it and it really is a great show. I love the family dinners.

Then there are the new shows that I kind of like and will continue to watch.

Ringer-A thriller about good and evil twins. But which is which? Haha I think it's pretty good so far.

The X Factor-So far, so good.

There are a couple that have not been aired yet that I want to see. Once Upon a Time, Terra Nova and Last Man Standing.

So, does this make me a TV addict? I don't know but I sure look forward to them. I also love to go back and watch the oldies, too. The comedies were so much funnier back then with less or no sex. They didn't need it to be funny. Oh and I forgot about Army Wives! I became a fan of that show after watching them from Netflix. Great show. I love Kim Delaney!

So, that is my TV lineup so far. Does anyone have any new or old shows they just can't miss?


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Last Day of Summer

Yes, it has happened. The official last full day of summer is upon us. It is a sad day for me because it signals cold weather coming, leaves falling off the trees (soon to be bare naked trees), no more in season summer fruit (I get really tired of apples and oranges) and of course, it signals how close it is for me to have to fold up my chair and store it in the shed because it will eventually be too cold to sit out on the deck to enjoy the warm breezes and the sun beating down on me.

I do love it that much. Sitting out there is relaxing and gets me thinking and planning and organizing without disruptions like the phone, the computer and the crazy animals running around. I take my notebook out there and start jotting things down. Or I take a book to read. Or I just sit there and enjoy nature. Or I can relax and take a nap. So, I am fighting this urge to be really down about it. I am trying really hard to have positive thoughts towards fall and winter. One positive thought...the countdown to spring!

Okay, so it is a beautiful last day of summer. Look at how pretty it is today!

I also love watching clouds move across the sky.

So, I know that some of you are looking forward to cooler weather and maybe even the snow. But for me, I am counting the days to March, April, May. Maybe I should mark the days in a calendar? Okay, I think that is taking it too far. Hope everyone has a great last day of summer!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Farewell to Borders/Waldenbooks

Today is the last day our Waldenbooks will be open. Yesterday, the Ann Arbor Borders closed. The end of the week, all stores will be gone.  It's a very sad day. No more book stores in town. None. How sad is that? No more browsing, no more sales, no more discussing good books with the employees. I feel bad for them because they are losing their jobs that they love so much. Most of them stayed until the end. I have enough books now to last me for a little while. After that, not sure where I will buy them. I know that Target sells some books and so does Meijer but it is not the same. Sad, sad day.

Thank you Borders for the good service, excellent books to read and wonderful sales to boot. Good luck to all of the employees that have to find new jobs. I now have lots of reading to do!


Sunday, September 11, 2011


This 10 year anniversary of the people who lost their lives in the attacks in New York, in DC and on the 2 hijacked planes is a day of remembrance. We remember just how fragile life really is. We remember the loved ones and their families that were directly affected by this terrible act. We remember the brave men and women who went to help the people trapped, some lost their lives and some lived to tell their story. We remember our nation coming together as one to comfort each other and to lend a hand in whatever needed to be done.

On this day, we remember that our God was there when this happened and He is crying over the hatred that has come into this world. He holds this world in His hands and has brought comfort to those that need it. America is still beautiful, despite all that is going on. It is seen in the oceans, in the mountains, in a field full of flowers, in the busyness of nature, in the swaying of the trees, even in my own backyard with the sun shining through the trees.. I was all choked up this morning watching the 10 year tribute, remembering what happened that day. As I was sitting outside at the end of the day, I realized that there is still hope and joy in this world, even when these horrible things happen around us. Keeping my eyes focused towards Heaven helps to ease my fears and concerns. "One nation, under God" is still strong.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Gloomy Weather

I don't know about any of you out there but I am getting really tired of dark, rainy, gloomy weather. No sun for almost a week. Well, I guess it did peep out today for a hot second but really, I thought September was always the nice warm days and cool nights month?? The first part of the week it was really chilly. Down in the 40's chilly. I start shivering in that kind of weather. Can you tell that I am not looking forward to winter??

I am really hoping for some sun in the next few days cause this gloominess is getting me down. I also think these kinds of days are making the customers grumpy, too. On the bright is supposed to get back up to 80 by Monday and with a little sun shining, maybe things will look a little brighter after all. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back Home in Indiana

Yes, I finally made it home to Indiana for the holiday weekend. It was nice. My daughter and I headed down on Saturday and got to stay until Tuesday morning. Neither one of us wanted to leave. Although my pocketbook said otherwise. For some reason, I spend alot of the time shopping and eating. Probably because we don't have the things they have at home. We hit Krispy Kreme (twice), Chik Fil A (twice), IHop (only once but it was so good) and even Barnes and Noble. Sorry but Borders certainly beats B&N by a long shot. It is so hard to pay full price for books when you have had 30% to 40% off for a couple years. Needless to say I didn't make a purchase this time. Oh but I did find a few things at Family Bookstore. They had the missing book I was looking for. Cool!

Yes, I did visit with family, too. It was great just chatting and catching up, although I was forced to watch that crazy Notre Dame game. I also had a problem texting people. Just wouldn't go through but I am home and it works fine. Go figure. It's always hard to leave though. I miss IN even more now that I have to go back to work,  listen to a cat meowing consistently and have a house to clean up. I think I just want to hide away at my Mommy and Daddy's house for a while longer.

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend with family and friends.