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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Well, the weather is still a little unreliable. It goes from triple digits to sixty degrees and windy and back again fast enough to give you whiplash!

I'm trying to work out a plan to get out of my pit. It's taken this long to get enough money to take care of the car tag, which is a big thing keeping me tied to the house (seriously don't want to get arrested!). This week I can finally get it taken care of (need to get the car smogged and one headlight fixed in the process).

Once I can get out again, I'm thinking of going out for an occasional wine tasting. I'd have to use my walker, which embarrasses me a little, but I suppose they've seen walkers before. It's a way to get a little elegance into my life, and it's surprisingly inexpensive. A lot of wineries don't charge, and those that do don't charge more than about five dollars. Before anybody brings it up, they don't give you enough wine to make a mouse tipsy, so it's safe to do and still drive. Believe me, they take the word "tasting" very literally.

(Me at my last wine tasting)

Ledson Winery, one of the most beautiful in the area. This is one of the best photos I've taken.

Anyway, once I can make a wine tasting once or twice a month, maybe I can think about mall-crawling again. Right now, the very thought makes my legs almost buckle. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley (like, I'm totally a Valley Girl, okay?), so I'm an old mall-crawler from WAY back. Funny, as I started gaining weight I began to believe that I'm not elegant enough to be in the mall. You'd think one look around would cure me of THAT idea -- everyone else is in grubbies. The only fashion plates I ever see are in the store windows.

I am SO tired. I spent almost an hour stuck in traffic. Gonna make hot dogs for dinner (and not apologize for it) and watch Chopped and Hell's Kitchen tonight. Although, I'm not enjoying Hell's Kitchen particularly this year. This has to be the worst crop he's ever had. I wouldn't trust any of them to manage a lemonade stand, let alone a top-level restaurant!

But tonight there's an awesome episode of Chopped repeating. One of the contestants was deaf, and absolutely the only concession asked or given was the presence of his sign interpreter. Aside from that, he got treated just like everybody else -- right up to being chopped after the entree! The judges praised him lavishly and said they hoped (as I do) that other hearing-impaired people would be inspired by him to consider a culinary career. He even does a commercial for a purveyor who has video conferencing and sign-fluent sales reps! I'm recording that episode to keep.

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    Woo hoo on the getting out and going exercise! You need that for yourself! It will be such a relief to get the car thing taken care of! Get out there girlfriend this is you LIVE it! emoticon
    1806 days ago
    1807 days ago
    Beautiful photo!

    I can't wait to hear about your adventures once the car tag is settled. You will be unstoppable.
    1807 days ago
    I love the idea of you getting out and about more. It will do you so much good to be around other people and come out of your safe zone. And no worries about the way you look-as you noted, not many people get dressed up to go out anymore!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    1807 days ago
    I did love that episode of Chopped.
    1808 days ago
    I love the wine tasting idea...and the mall for that matter!
    1808 days ago
    First the picture of you at the wine tasting is wonderful. Yellow is a great color on you and your smile is wonderful. You live in a wonderful area to do wine tasting...not so much in Iowa!

    Have a great weekend. Thinking of you with great affection.
    1808 days ago
    I think you should go and do the wine tasting. You should do special things for yourself.
    1808 days ago
  • LIS193
    Wine tasting sounds like so much fun!
    1808 days ago
    Wine tasting and mall-crawling sounds like they would be fun. Let's go! I've been by the Ledson Winery many times, but never stopped in.
    1808 days ago
    Have a great day!
    1808 days ago
    I love Hell's kitchen because of Gordon Ramsey. I think he is cute and an a#1 attitude LOL.
    Tonight I felt so sorry for the red team but glad the blue team finally one. I think they did win once before. Be careful with the wine...a little goes a long way and I wouldn't worry about the walker. Hubby has to use a cane and in the stores get one of those ride on carts. Enjoy life. emoticon Pam
    Glad you are trying to get out of the depression. I used to remember you being so upbeat.
    1808 days ago
    I wish I could like wine but it really upsets my innards . Sorry TMI
    1808 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    Without your registration that means you're driving without insurance. Here in California that means they'll take your car away if you get stopped. Please scrimp and save to get it taken care of. I'm sure that's totally stressing you out!

    emoticon Great idea about going on the Wine Tasting tours!

    I agree about Hell's Kitchen. Instead of the best of the best it's going to end up the best of the worst.

    1808 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2013 10:48:08 PM
    Dang! Missed that episode of Chopped. Will have to watch it.

    sounds like you've had a bit of a better day. Hurray!

    HUGS and smiles.
    1808 days ago
    i saw that for the second time this evening..i loved that episode because it shows that justy because you can't hear does not make you was wonderful and i already wrote my letter of thanks for that
    yep its get out and know mary that is the first photo i have seen of you i think..thank you we have been here a long time both of us and i am finally glad to put a face on you
    blessings friend!!
    the lady mary
    1808 days ago
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