What a busy Saturday we had. It was a fun one but pretty loaded. First of all after George came back from his normal Saturday morning Yard Sale run, he and I took Maisy for her normal shots. I guess it ended up being more of a check up. And a good thing too. She hadn’t felt too good in the last week or so, but was feeling better. Still since we were there, we discussed with them about the cysts and her not feeling good. The cysts were not a major area of concern b/c they moved around and were “soft”. However, she said she has a pretty major heart murmur and said that would be more likely of a cause to give her a couple of bad days – however, it could have been anything. She got her shots and since she was fine we didn’t discuss anything any further. She is not coughing a lot so no need for meds right now. At some point she will go on heart meds like Tugie.
We were at the vet for a very very long time. So many people have to go on Saturday and this is a very good vet with a huge customer base now for this area. There is one that is nearer to us and I keep mentioning to George we should go and try it out. Likely we would have less wait times and it’s 15 minutes closer. I hate to leave them but it’s starting to not work for us very well. So we will see.
One of the funniest things happened at the vet. This cute lady came in. I’m saying that because she was just the cutest thing. She came in with a cat in her hands and I was thinking “she is brave to not have that cat in a carrier”. About that time the cat sprang from her grip and ran thru a door of an exam room (disturbing whatever dog was in there making it bark) and then went back into the vet back area and was running around. I could see through an opening a variety of people surprised and then running back and forth through the vet office trying to catch this cat. It was truly hilarious. I was so entertained. lol The lady sat by me and we talked a bit. They gave her a carrier for the cat while she was there. How funny it was!
Then after the vet, we raced home and George got a shower (I already had mine for the day) and I “attempted” to fix my hair and changed clothes and we headed out for a family baby shower. It’s fun to have it where men can go too. That is happening more often so the Dad gets to enjoy the opening of the gifts for his child. I love that. And the male folk get to enjoy and celebrate too. It’s only fair. Here are some pics of the event. This is friend Richard and Kathy’s son and his wife (their 1st grandchild).
The shower was precious. Cute ideas. Love the writing on the diapers to make for some fun entertainment on those late night diaper changes. Here are some that George and I contributed. One of our favorites was on that said “Oh Sh**!” that someone wrote. Everyone laughed at that one. That would be fun to grab those. The shower invite suggested that if we brought a pack of diapers our name would go in a raffle for a prize. What a great idea. And instead of card to bring a children’s book (about the same price these days). So we signed our names into a cute little book. What a great idea b/c the cards are eventually trash but the book can live on! So we are excited for everyone for “Little Travis”! And excited for Richard and Kathy as they will soon be grandparents and have a lot planned! We will be planning a dinner with them soon also as Richard retires in 33 days! And we are booked the date of his retirement party so we promised a trip out to dinner with just us 4 to celebrate. We’ll have to get that in the books and on the calendar! We are booked up through November I think – actually through mid Dec now I think. Isn’t that crazy?
George and I spent some time today thinking of “how on earth” are we going to get things done, lol. But we will. We always do.
Anyway then after the baby shower we went to a brewery to kill some time before our Crotchety Gourmet dinner. We went to a brewery we had not been to before. A very “hipster” one. This one was very different. Lots of varying tastes that keep growing in several directions. Beer with a lot of citrus or vanilla or just weird off tones I’d not heard of. I stood there like a deer in headlights. We, who do breweries quite often, felt a bit lost. Or at least I did. We struggled a bit to find the one we wanted. George and I picked the same one for me. Sometimes I run my pick by him so I don’t order something I won’t like. He knows my tastes. Mine was a citrusy Pale Ale and was pretty good. So I told him I’d be open to coming back and trying newer things. He was not so open to it. But said “well you know me, I won’t turn down a brewery though”. lol Anyway, we enjoyed it and it was different. We fingered through a “Nashville Scene” – like we used to in the old days before the Internet. Always looking for music scene happening. And rarely going. But it was fun looking. We usually went to the free events we were invited to in those days. It was all we could afford – free tapings at Opryland for TV specials, free company events that Gibson was having or that we were invited to. Anyway nothing interesting to us in the Nashville Scene these days. I think we enjoy making our own fun now.
Then we were on to our dinner….at Coco’s Italian Market, which I believe has been around for a while. Not sure why we have not been there before. It was quite the cute place. And the food was excellent. This is in the “Charlotte- States – Nations” area of Nashville.
So today was a day of rest and work – laundry done, kitchen cleaned, bathrooms cleaned, Isagenix order done, Amazon orders done, and “to do list worked on”.
Mom doesn’t want the Fit Bit as she doesn’t think it will serve her needs. It doesn’t have the heart rate.
George and I worked on the Fall Bucket List and had a wonderful conversation of plans and fun times ahead. This has thrilled my soul and the adventurer side of my spirit. I’m so excited. Here’s what we have planned.
- We are going to have the Seafood Lobster Fest with Mom
- We are going to go to the Apple Store soon and pick out my Apple Computer – woot!
- We talked about our upcoming Spain dinner picking out a soup and salad to “pitch” to our friends Don and Lisa for the special meal we are planning (I love having foodie friends, lol)
- We did our fall bucket list. Pics to come of that. I’m doing a separate Dec list and a Winter list. Also not doing them poster size anymore but “notebook paper size”. It’s just easier.
- Also put up a list of Nashville restaurants to try when we are out and about so that we don’t forget about them. We often have opportunities for nights out.
- We talked about vacation time in 2020! 🙂 Upcoming trips include things like:
- Amelia Island in the Spring and take Mom and see Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken
- Next summer or fall long weekend – trip to mountains of east TN, Waynesville and Asheville.
- And a big trip either summer or winter to the Rockies! He doesn’t care. Someone have to take care of our babies though.
Much done on the “to do list”:
- Fitbit figured out – a “no” for Mom.
- Fall Bucket list done
- Mom’s seafood nite planned
- Maisy’s rabies shot done
- Birthday gift cards purchased and cards signed and ready to send.
- Blog Logo done
- Ziggy Marley tunes uploaded to Itunes.
- Notebook ready for writing projects (isn’t it always ready and waiting? lol)
All that is left is making a new list!
We have talked about Christmas and shopping and have had a great relaxing day today. I’m excited that the Cox household is a unit of making plans together again and making life work and I’m looking forward to our trips and our meals and our excursions. And our movies and being with family and all that we have upcoming. And I’m excited about fall as I see some cooler temps coming in the extended outlook!