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Quiet Vacation Day at Home...

Today was cooler, happily. Not that we went out, however! Marilyn and I stayed in and stayed down almost the entire day. All we did was watch TV and play on our iPads.

We spent HOURS watching "Rich Man, Poor Man" -- the television 1976 series based on the 1969 novel. We loved the book and we LOVED the mini-series! Rudy Jordache is still one of our all-time favorite characters!

I'd love to see 'Book Two' as well -- the television series based on the mini-series that continued the saga. Again, we were huge fans.

We ate food around the house and had homemade popcorn tonight.

It really was a quiet, lazy day!

I had stayed up most of the night, what with blogging so late (and having such a hard time with the photo share I'd wanted to do).

I saw some old episodes of Gidget and the Partridge Family (as I already mentioned in my last entry).

Oh! We saw a good Columbo today, too! "Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo" (from 1990) Very entertaining.

And that was our day, frankly. Which was fine by both of us!

I fell down on one of the days recently when I didn't blog. We were at Macy's shopping. We'd gone to the dressing room and were inside a big one together. I went to sit down and just missed the end of the bench and went down to the floor. Ouch. I tweaked my left knee, right ankle and as it turned out my right hip, too. Originally the first two things bothered me, but later it was all about my hip (and still is). Just clumsiness, I guess. Anyway...

Bed time!

Lazy Saturday...

Marilyn and I were both TIRED today, so we really didn't do much of anything.

We've been watching TV all day, playing games on our iPads (and tonight we were playing Zuma on our desktop computers in our office). We made a frozen pizza for lunch and each had a slice of peanut butter toast for breakfast.

And we did a lot of sleeping.

I also did a little bit of reading, but I was too tired to do much. (smile)

So our first day of vacation was quite lovely, really! Just relaxing and spending a totally lazy Saturday.

We've been watching TCM's James Garner flicks today -- pretty entertaining. One of our all-time faves, "The Great Escape" was included.

Well, we're going to watch more TV -- or our mini-series. Then head to bed soon.

sister sue

Another (Happy) Day With Sister Sue! Costco and More...

Sister Sue and I went to Costco today. Before that, we went to the vet to pick up Henry's pills. And Sue's bank so she could fix issues with her pin (US Bank in St. Johns).

And we TRIED to pick up Henry's eye drops at Freddies Interstate, but they didn't have the order! I'll figure that out tomorrow (hopefully).

We spent a LOT of time in Sue's car WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING on a very, very hot day! And managed to survive somehow. I know that was common enough years back, but I guess with age I'm more sensitive to the heat. And I've certainly been very sensitive to the heat this summer, after being so sick.

I forgot to mention yesterday receiving my 'special invitation' to an event at Spirit Mountain Casino on September 16 (a Friday). This is a 'surprise' event (we've known the invitation would be coming for some time), so we don't really know any details of what will be happening. But it was a COOL invitation! It came in a decorated box with a tag that had my name on it. Inside was a darling succulent plant in a clay pot, plus a card with the invitation on one side, and care instructions for the plant on the other side. Marilyn brought it home to me yesterday. It's just darling!

I found a little clay 'saucer' to go under it today and carefully watered it. It needs bright light when indoors and sunlight is okay. I want to be careful with it so it will be around for years to come (fingers crossed).

Somebody at the office (Marilyn thinks it was Rich) brought in green pears -- and Marilyn brought several home for me. I LOVE green pears, so that made me very happy!

Last night in my blog I mentioned that our DVD movie had arrived, but didn't share any details. This was "The First Olympics: Athens 1896," a 1984 TV miniseries that tells the tale of the founding of the modern Olympics. (The two-part mini-series originally aired in the United States in May of 1984.) Marilyn and I are HUGE FANS of this mini-series, which they used to air frequently during the actual Olympics. This year they didn't play it, but we decided it was time to BUY it -- so Marilyn did!!!

Anyway, she put it on to play and then fell asleep on the sofa in the family room, while I watched the entire first part (it's two parts). Actually, that means I saw the entire first DVD (it's a two-DVD set). I can't say how much I loved seeing it again!

I know the mini-series isn't 100% accurate, but it's pretty good, even so. A great cast and enjoyable story that captures the spirit of all Olympics, in my mind.

Tonight Marilyn didn't get home until close to 9:00 p.m. She (obviously) had a very long day at work. This is a busy week for her, with lots of important meetings. She had a bite to eat when she got home, then I made popcorn and we watched Casino Royale," the first of the James Bond films that featured Daniel Craig. He's ended up Marilyn's and my FAVORITE James Bond -- and that's NOT an easy choice! We've been James Bond fans since childhood, reading our first Bond novels before any of the movies were made. (The only Bonds we didn't care for were David Niven and Roger Moore.) They did a WONDERFUL job with this film, which actually follows some of the novel in perfect detail, believe it or not!

Sue and I each got very little at Costco today -- which might be a first! I spent under $65 (and I swear she spent almost the same amount!). But I got our Chinet paper plates (both dinner and lunch size) that we love to use, along with a huge box of bird seed and some spaghetti sauce. Sue got garbage bags and couple other items. And we ate there (and I brought food home).

After leaving my Costco items at home, we headed back to her house so I could mess with her computer. I discovered some odd things about her Firefox browser that I changed. And I got rid of her Opera browser links (that just confused her). I got her logged in at Livejournal, so she should be able to comment to my blog again (it's been MONTHS since she was able to do that!!!). And I checked on some of her passwords, too...

Then we stopped at Starbucks on the way back to my house, which was fun. (It was very nice of Sue to treat me!)

That's TWO days in a row seeing each other -- and we have hair appointments tomorrow together. (smile)

I did water and feed my birds (and other critters) today. They suffer without water in this terrible heat! And I saw a hummingbird at the feeder, too.

June and Jim have offered an exercise machine that they have to Marilyn, who is excited to get it! I'll need to rearrange the family room to make a space for it. Maybe I can start that after I get home from my hair appointment tomorrow...

Fitbit Update: I got more than 6,000 steps today, and more than 4,000 yesterday. I'm proud to be getting back to my walking finally. It's been a difficult summer for me with exercise, due to illness...

Please keep good thoughts (or share your prayers) for my dear friend Donn tomorrow! He has his surgery to remove the bad finger. MANY THANKS!!!

Can't think what I'm forgetting, so I guess I'll close. Off to bed soon (it's nearly midnight).

Goodnight, all! Sweet dreams!