1. I bought a new car yesterday. In part because of the reasons outline in a post HERE, in part because my new car is more practical, in part because the maintenance costs on my BMW could easily surpass the GDP of most third world countries, but mostly because I just never bonded with the Bimmer. I typically baby my cars…hand washing them and taking what some would call fanatical care of them. Every door ding is removed post-haste. The maintenance is followed to the letter. You get the picture. I was just never that concerned with the BMW. But my new little brown bus…I can tell already we’re gonna get along just fine:
2. Darling and I ordered new furniture for the great room two months ago. It blows my mind that in this age of immediate gratification that it still takes two months to get a damned sofa. But, it finally arrived, and WOW…makes the room look so much better! I can not wait to have a free afternoon to take a nap on it!
In addition to a sofa that will seat more people than a minivan, we got an upholstered ottoman, two armless chairs, and new tables. The great room is a large, two story space, and it really needed some substantial furniture to feel comfortable, and now it does!
3. Halloween is coming up! We’re hosting a big costume party–should be a blast! Does everyone have their costume picked out? Or at least clever ideas for a costume? I was going to dress up as the “Lost Dog” lady, but changed my mind.
4. The elections are almost over. I, for one, will not miss the political commercials. I have yet to see one candidate who really addresses what they stand for. They spend their airtime instead tearing down their opponent; generally through misinformation–which is probably a good tactic since, unfortunately, it’s painfully clear to me that most people don’t have a clue what’s going on in politics.
5. I absolutely love this time of year–when there’s a nip in the air, the leaves are full of color, and it’s time to bring out the soup, sweaters, and light up the fireplace. Had a great drive through the mountains this weekend–peak color for the leaves, I imagine. I used to love summer best of all. (And, to be clear, I still love it.) But living somewhere that summer’s can be suffocatingly hot has meant the replacement of it as my favorite season.