Sunday, October 19, 2008

Odds and Ends

We haven't written all week because there really hasn't been much to write about. In short, we're boring. But, here are a few random thoughts anyway.

My mom came yesterday for a short visit and we took a trip over to the Mervyn's that's going out of business, where I found a plate that is more suitable for my pumpkin centerpiece than the previously-mentioned glass bowl (thanks, Mom!) Now I just need a few more pumpkins to add to it ... or perhaps gourds or squash.

The leaves on the plate were picked off the tree outside our living room, which turned a beautiful shade of orange very recently.

As you can probably tell, the snow we had last Friday didn't really last. It's back into the low 70s during the day, and upper 30s overnight.

We had a great visit with Bill and Louise (Chris' aunt and uncle) last weekend, and it gave me an excuse to finally use my linen napkins and much-coveted pasta dishes that were gifted to us for the hitching.

Chris could care less about the table setting, but he really enjoyed the brownies.

I've been spending today alternating between watching foreign movies (okay, just one) and researching local races to decide who I'll be voting for in a couple weeks. Chris is in our guest room/his office alternating between working and watching football. It's nice that he left me the living room today, especially since I can't go anywhere - my Honda is in the shop. Again. Let's hope this is the last time for a long time.

Oh, and for those of you pondering Chris' blog post about whatever happened to Eminem, I ran across a story the other day - apparently he's writing a memoir and has a new album coming out.

So, that's pretty much it for the Gabels this week. Hopefully we'll have something more exciting for you soon!


volksbloggin said...

Even if Chris doesn't care about the table setting, I do! It looks great, Tammy. Nicely done. And the brownies look REALLY good. Mmmm, brownies.

Marina said...

The table is super fancy schmancy, I want to come to your house for dinner!