Sunday, May 15, 2011


Folks who read my blog pretty regularly know a couple of things about me: 1) I've been working a lot of hours at the office lately, and 2) I love rainy Sunday afternoons. So here's what makes those two facts relevant to this blog entry....I'm actually NOT WORKING today, and it's been a lovely, rainy, quiet, restful afternoon.

So what have I done with this blissful day off? Happily, not much. I've watched some things I'd TiVo'd during the week and have been knitting a bit while watching. I have a Netflix DVD, "The King's Speech", which I finally got to watch this afternoon. Wonderful movie. Have I mentioned that I adore Colin Firth?

Another movie I've watched since I blogged last is "Hereafter". I liked it, too. It's not what I expected, but that happens to me often with Clint Eastwood's movies. Unexpected, but good.

Now, what shall I do with the rest of this lovely, restful Sunday? I have the first two episodes of a PBS Masterpiece Classic series, "South Riding" TiVo'd that I've not watched yet. I think I'll watch that, knit a bit more, and go to bed early.

Sometimes life is just good.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


I'm sick of hearing myself whine about how badly things are going at the office, so I'm not going to mention that today. Well....technically, I guess I just mentioned it. Okay, but that's the last time I'm mentioning it. Today. ;-)

On my way to the office this morning I was listening to the Bob and Tom Show on the radio as usual. During a commercial break, I was reminded by a very chipper radio actress that McDonald's is now offering oatmeal on their breakfast menu. Oatmeal. At McDonald's. Honest!

Don't get me wrong, please. I love oatmeal. I've enjoyed oatmeal since the days when Mom had to cook it, stirring constantly over a hot stove, for what seemed like forever. Now it's a matter of pouring the contents of a little package in a cereal bowl, add water, and microwave.

I've been trying to eat healthier lately and am happy to hear that in addition to their delicious fat-and-carb-laden breakfast choices they have added a healthier choice. I can't help but wonder, though, why anyone would go to McDonald's for oatmeal when you can have it at home in about two minutes? Weird.

You know what's even weirder? I'm writing this on my lunch break at work, and now I'm craving oatmeal. Not instant, but the slow-cooked kind. Hey, I just remembered I have a box of old-fashioned oats in my kitchen. Guess what's for dinner tonight?