Jan. 8 I had been watching a facebook trade sight for 4 days since I am somewhat (understatement) obsessed with dishes. I know I have at least nine sets, possibly more that I have stashed somewhere and forgotten about. When these wonderful plates and bowls appeared I lusted for them. I have never owned dishes with skulls or skeletons on them, and these had incredibly cool artwork on them. After messaging the lister and telling him I hoped they had sold so I could quit thinking about them, we had several back and forth texts until he messaged me that he dropped the asking price substantially. I decided they were meant to come home with me. Since there are limited occasions to use skull plates I am thankful I have them in time to celebrate Edgar Allen Poe's birthday. "Tell Tell Hearts" of palm salad, anyone? Now I have to plan a dinner party I had not planned on having.(Not a good picture but you get the gist of what they look like. I am insanely happy, or perhaps just insane for buying these?)
Jan.9 The day was filled with Mom tasks, but finally, at about 3, I was finished with her for the day. Finished except for the nightly phone call about things she has confused, but is certain they happened the way her brain tells her. (No, she did not take her car out to let someone look at it and leave it on a busy street. She has not driven anywhere in just under a year) Still there are joys. Joy one, I had enough leftovers so all I had to do for dinner was warm and serve. Joy two, we decided to go see 1917.
Jan.10 Interesting day which started at Mom's (as usual) them morphed into a holding game waiting for PT to show up. (3 hours beyond the scheduled time) By late afternoon I was just a crabby, pissy human. Then I got a text from TheHub (he had already spoken to me and was aware of my less than pleasant demeanor) wanting to go out to eat. (See, I have said a few times before he would go out to eat every single night if I would.) So my joy was a bunless mushroom burger and broccoli then a quick side trip tp Aldi.
Jan.11 This is a weird joyful moment and I know it is, but I woke and got dressed early so I could go see Mom. It did not matter since she had just gone to sleep for the night at 8:00 am. It seems she worried about her job (she never worked after Dad and she were married) and finding the photographer to take her picture with the children. When her sitter asked what children she was talking about, she told her it was the children at school. For someone who was not terribly creative with her ideas (life was always black or white to her) this foray into dementia is truly fascinating. But I just seriously digressed.
Because she had just gone to sleep I was not able to visit with her. Instead I managed to look over her business, run to her bank, and buy her groceries, getting home before high winds and a deluge hit. If she had been awake I would have been drenched several times before geting everything done.
Jan.12 We have had season tickets to our local Broadway shows for years. Some years the plays are either repeats or something we are not really looking forward to seeing, but we keep them because we have finally gotten perfect seats. We are on the 9th row up and center stage. If we don't renew yearly we would lose our near perfect seats and have to start the game of take what is available then start the upgrade process all over. Today's performance was Les Mis which was very good, particularly the actor playing Javert. His voice was outstanding. After the play we ran home for a quick bite to eat before heading back downtown to see Branford Marsalis. Son2 and DIL2 had given us tickets to the performance for Christmas. I cannot tell you how much we appreciated the thought since they know we love jazz, and neither of us needed any "thing". It was a great night. If you get a chance to see his quartet do go. They are very entertaining both playing and with their banter.
Jan.13 TheHub and I had an agreed on date to watch the NCAA football championship, so we had a quick supper then watched LSU win. Though I am not an LSU fan I really do like their coach and love his voice. It is a deep, gravelly Cajun voice and is so unusual that it is lots of fun to listen to. And just this one time, Geaux Tigers!
Jan.14 Completed a word prompt writing challenge filled with very incompatible words done and had a very good time doing it. Pop over to Elephant's Child and join in the fun.
And the food:
Jan.12 Breakfast: coffee Lunch:hamburger patty with mushrooms and onions and coleslaw Dinner: chicken salad over lettuce shreds for dinner Snack: blueberries with cheese .
Jan.13 Brunch: sautéed kale with sausage, 4 cups coffee, keto roll with butter, Snack: handful of peanuts, Dinner: Sloppy Joe on keto roll, coleslaw, 2 small sun butter cookies, 1/3 cup Rebel ice cream, cup of coffee.
Jan.14 Breakfast: coffee Lunch: curry dill dip and coffee Dinner: chicken vegetable soup Snack: vinegar and salt almonds