Sunday, November 24, 2019

10 Things for Today

Today I am...

  1. Shampooing all of our carpets.  The $50 carpet shampooer we bought a few years ago has paid for itself several times over.  It's easy to use and does a great job freshening up/cleaning the carpet.
  2. Celebrating hubby's great blood pressure.  The few times he checked it when everyone was here it was 160/90 (!).  In the last two days while eating a healthier diet at home (and with much less stress) it has dropped to 120/70 with no change in his medications.
  3. Trying to avoid all of the Black Friday ads online.  There are so many great deals on tech right now but I really don't need anything new, even though the prices are really low.
  4. Deciding to #OptOutside on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving).  Since I don't need to shop, I will do another 10k with my walking club on that day, thus saving money and improving my health at the same time.
  5. Thinking about new year resolutions.  Who am I kidding?  I never keep my resolutions but about this time of year I come up with all kinds of things I want to accomplish in the new year.
  6. Wondering if we will get snow for Thanksgiving.  Snow in Las Vegas is really rare but apparently the weather forecasters think we may get some this week which would be really exciting!
  7. Looking forward to the National Finals Rodeo which takes place in Las Vegas starting next week.  There will be cowboys everywhere, lots of great rodeo events (some free!), and even the ever-popular Cowboy Christmas craft fair.
  8. Still trying to figure out what to do for our anniversary next week.  After 33 years together, our anniversary isn't such a big event but I would still like to come up with something nice to do with the hubby.
  9. Debating the merits of fostering a pet for the holidays.  Our local animal shelter is looking for foster families for the holidays.  This seems like a great idea (kind of a try before you buy for pets) but I don't know if we would be too busy to do this or not.
  10. Praying for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She is simply amazing and I really really hope she outlasts Trump's presidency.


  1. I love a rodeo, but have not been to one in years. RBG is a wonderful woman. I do wish here well.

    1. Fortunately our city has a lot of free rodeo events. Before we moved here at had been years since we went to a rodeo!