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Mmmmm Mmmm Mmm

Posted on: November 8, 2008

DH had a parade out of town today, so I’m on my own until the evening when he returns. Except for the dogs.

Last weekend the birds went to live with a woman who already owns a couple of zebra finches. This morning, I dropped the gerbil off at his new home. I didn’t get tired of having any of the zoo, but with a move coming up and all the other upheaval we’re facing in the next two years… You get the idea. None of the dogs are going anywhere, though. For the next year, the three beasts will continue to live in KS with DH. Before he leaves, we’ll either find a house to rent in IL or buy again. For now, I’m just going to rent an apt. Somehow we continue to make all this work. Thankfully. And the birds and gerbil are with people who will enjoy them and take good care of them.

Spent a couple of hours in Aggieville this morning. Had some coffee and a mango/coconut scone at one of the coffee houses there. Then I spent time browsing in my favorite gift shop and in the used book store. I love the off-beat and funny things they have at the gift place. I didn’t buy anything today, but I was tempted by a couple of things – a wire wrapped ring and a necklace with a beautiful pendant that opened up to a watch. (The necklace would make a nice Christmas gift. I liked the green one best.) One of the reasons I like the used book store is because they carry a wide variety of unusual postcards. I recently joined a post card exchange site, Postcrossing, and needed to pick up a couple for my first two people I’m sending to. I enjoy getting postcards and have participated in some swaps before. This is a bit different since I could get postcards from all over. And I like sending postcards too. It’s fun to see what interesting types of cards I can find.

I bought my first Christmas present today. It’s a fishing puzzle and game. It has magnets on the fish pieces and comes with a fishing pole. This will be for our nephew. Hopefully he’ll enjoy playing with it. We don’t buy present for many people, just family. But I enjoy shopping for gifts nevertheless. I’m trying to decide if I should get gifts for my new employees and if so, what to get them. I was thinking about gas giftcards maybe. Even a $10 card helps a bit.

The rest of the afternoon I plan to do some napping, movie watching, and knitting. It’s a cold, blustery day here. There is even some talk of possible snow, but I’m not sure that will happen.

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