Thursday, July 7, 2011


Why is the media still covering Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt's breakup? They've been apart far longer than they were ever together. There's a blurb on Yahoo news today talking about how a movie role helped her get over it. If she's over it why are we still discussing it? Gah!

I haven't been on the back of a horse in a week. I rode last Thursday since my husband's birthday was Friday and I thought it would be nice if I made him dinner instead of leaving leftovers; Friday's normal fare since I don't get home till between 8 and 9. My trainer had taken Monday off for the holiday - she actually has a life outside of horses - who knew?

I got a reprieve from babysitting Monday. I was going to start at 0630 but those plans got changed. Tuesday was our 36th wedding anniversary. My birthday is next week. We don't really observe by giving gifts but agreed to have some body work done on the truck to commemorate. We got an estimate yesterday and actually have enough cash left over from the sale of the vehicles last fall to pay for it.

I was balancing my checkbook Sunday and found a pretty serious error. I had paid 1/2 our property tax in June and deducted $1,994, the correct amount. However, the check I'd written was for $1,194, an $800 difference. So I quick wrote out a check and popped it in the mail. At least I'd already accounted for the $800 in my balance so I didn't have to hit up my savings to cover it.

Several years ago I signed up to receive an annual Christmas cross stitch pattern book. It arrived last week and I decided I would send it back and cancel the membership. Darned, if I didn't take a peek at the patterns and decide I wanted to keep it after all. Weak, weak, weak!

A family friend died Monday. He had requested burial within 24 hours and the family respected his wishes. He was buried before we found out he'd passed. He was a wonderful Christian gentleman and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was also my husband's physician. I never felt comfortable with the idea of undressing before a man I saw socially so I have a different doctor.

Still looking at houses online. Wish they looked as good in person. It sure is disappointing to find one that sounds perfect and have reality be far different.


  1. The friend probably didn't want his family to have all the expense of his being embalmed. Jewish people have to be buried within 24 hours. When a Jewish blogger friend of mine did an entry called "Bury me like a Jew", it changed my whole perspective about dying and burial, and eventually led me and Cliff to choosing cremation. Amazing, the influence the Internet and blogs can have on a person.

  2. I'm sorry about your friend and sorry you didn't get a goodbye. Sucks!

    Just saw the clip on Hulu with Aniston at the Actor's Studio talking about her breakup. Wasn't that years ago?

  3. I think all the "when will Jennifer find love" articles are a bit much, too. Then as soon as she's spotted with a man, out come the "happy at last" headlines. I gotta wonder how she actually feels about all of it. Would be nice if they focused on something besides who's sitting next to her.

    My condolences on the passing of your friend.