Saturday, November 30, 2013
On A Saturday Night
It's certainly not been everybody's idea of an exciting, fun* filled weekend but we've had an enjoyable time. First off, I hope all my American readers had a pleasant Thanksgiving with family and friends or whatever tickles your pickle. Sorry I did not do a post for Thanksgiving and wish you all a nice day then but that's the story lately. We went up to my family's place and I took along a Caramel Apple Blondie pie, which was very good and I'll give ya'll the recipe soon. And some of my family actually ate part of it, but then, it was a dessert. They'll eat that but they often regard my side dishes, like asparagus, brussel sprouts and such with suspicion. Anyway, that was all uneventful and took most of the day and most of my energy.
Ya'll know I don't participate in any of the ridiculous behavior of Black Friday but Saturday looked to be quiet all around Alabama because it was the day Auburn and Alabama play. While everyone else is crammed in front of their TVs it's a great day to go shopping, out to eat or just whatever. Unfortunately, I just feel too bad lately to trust driving myself, even on a low traffic day, so Jack said he would take me out but we had to go on Friday as he wanted to watch the game. I had mentioned before that I always used to make a little tradition of going to the Birmingham Museum of Art to buy my Christmas cards so we decided to go there. It's no where near any shopping malls so we knew it would be fairly stress free and it was. We had a nice lunch at my favorite Japanese restaurant and then headed to the Museum. If you are ever in the area the BMA is a must-see, really. It is a first class museum with a wonderful permanent collection and numerous traveling exhibits. I always enjoy my time there but alas, they had no Christmas cards to speak of. I was told they had already sold out of most of them so I'll have to find some somewhere else. We still had a fun time and Jack had never seen the museum before so that was good.
So, since we had done all that I had also hoped that maybe today I would be able to work on a little pottery. To be able to throw just a few things would be nice. But, I just can't seem to be able to get my head clear enough to concentrate and get my hands to go along with it. I did clean house a little but that doesn't require much thought, just do. And yes, I've tried throwing foggy headed and I end up recycling most of what I put my hands on. So, I tended to the chickens a little and then had to lay down for a while. When I woke it was towards the end of the Auburn-Alabama game and, while I am not a big football person, I did get to see Auburn pull out that miraculous win in the last second!! Now that was FUN. The look on Saban's face was priceless. Most of ya'll know I went to Montevallo but most of my family went to Auburn so, War Eagle baby.
Thank you all for hanging in with me and commenting when you have time. Thank you especially KB in Toronto for your comment, although I do appreciate them all. It's just that, because of my ill health lately ya'll know I just don't feel like I'm giving ya'll much to read or look at. It's been a downer year to say the least and sometime I start to wonder if it even matters if I post anything. So, KB's comment was timely to say the least but then it always seems to go that way. One of you will always comment on something right about the time I need encouragement. Thank you. Ya'll know I hope to be posting more and of more interesting things but I'm not sure when that will be. I thought maybe things were improving a bit a few weeks ago but I seem to have relapsed a fair amount and many things are difficult for me now. It has taken me a long time to write this post for example; so, that's one reason I don't write more.
And if this post is kinda rambling ya'll just overlook it for me. I know I'm not writing the best these days but I will get better some how.!
* FUN is Haley's word from the "word" post series! your word may be next!