A Realistic Hodgepodge



Hello, dear friends.  I decided to pop my head in mid-week. It has been raining since Sunday, and the forecasters tell us that it will last through the weekend.  

Lucky for the Mister, the weather does not affect my moods.


I have some fun lunches planned with a couple of old buds this week.  We have 9 years to catch up on!

I also have a dentist appointment with a new dentist. I'm not a fan of taking new doctors out for a test drive.   The old dentist that I went to for twelve years doesn't take my insurance. 


Yeah, I get it.

I'm boring myself.

On with the fun stuff.  Today, I am linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Joyce from The Other Side of the Pond.  She asks the questions, and bloggers like me try to come up with some entertaining answers.

1. Realist, idealist, optimist, pessimist...which one are you? Elaborate. 

The Mister would tell you that I am a pessimist

However, I consider myself a realist.

Somebody's got to balance out the Mister's irritatingly optimistic view of the world!

2. What's something currently on your wish list? 

My furniture deliveries.

We heard from another store that broke the news that our new sofas will be arriving in mid-August instead of June.

The Mister says they will probably be shipped early.

I say we won't lay our eyes on them until Christmas.

3. Three things on this week's shopping list?

I chose wallpaper for our powder room.

The good news is I fell head-over-heels in love with it.

The bad news is that I don't get it until the end of June.

I guess the manufacturers don't realize that I am a person who requires instant gratification. 

I found an extra long bed skirt for the guest room.

The bed is very high.

I found the perfect wreath for my kitchen.
It is the right size, and it is nice and full.


4. According to Trip Advisor, here's a list of the top ten things to do in the US this summer-

Chicago Architecture River Cruise, Skip the Line Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, New York In A Day guided sightseeing tour, Charleston's Old South Historical Horse and Carriage tour, Grand Canyon helicopter tour, Full day iconic sights of LA, Beverly Hills, Beaches and more, D.C. at Dusk guided night tour, Beneath the Streets Underground History tour (Seattle), New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat tour, Gangsters and Ghosts tour in more about each excursion in the link here. 

Of the ten attractions listed, which do you find most appealing? Have you already experienced anything on this list? 

My choice is Charleston for a number of reasons, none of which are the horse and carriage tour.

Is anyone familiar with the stalking laws in the state of South Carolina?

5. Besides home and work, where do you spend the most time?

I feel that it's my duty to do inventory every week at Homegoods.
When the Mister hears that I am headed to HG, he always cracks the same joke... ask them to buy back our old stuff.

When we moved from Texas to Massachusetts, I sold all of my books. Then, when I moved back, I gave all my books to my friends.

I spent most of this week making trips to Half Price Books to fill up our bookshelves.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

After we moved into this house, I needed to find a painter and wallpaper installer.


I used both Thumbtack and Home Advisor on a few projects.  Both sites are user-friendly. Our painter did a good job and is coming back next week to start a new project for us.

I also hired the wallpaper installer.

I'll keep you posted when the job is done next month.

That is if the wallpaper ever arrives.

The Mister predicted it will be at our door next week. 

Feel free to play along and leave your answers in the comment section.  I love to read them.

Until next time...

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