November 1st, 2018

Made it!

Small children screaming up and down the hallway outside my condo brings out the very worst in me. We have more kids living here now than we ever have. For the most part, however, they are not often seen and rarely heard. So one night a year I just grumble and mumble to myself while I turn up the volume on the TV so I can't hear them.

I do love November 1, however.

So far I've frittered a good bit of at least the morning away internetting. It was after 9 before I hung up my swimsuit, got dressed and started the laundry. Considering that I've been up for 5 hours, that's not a productive start. But, whatever.

Yesterday I finished off my latest top and it may be my favorite yet. It's made from the bits left over from other projects and I love how they don't match but go together perfectly.

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Today I will absolutely be going to Goodwill. I have two large bags of stuff already pulled out and ready to go. It's easier to go drop them off than to stuff them back into the hamper or closet or where ever.

Also I need to go buy paint. I have about 8 or 9 different colors of paint in this house - 12 if you count trim. From time to time, I need less than a thimble full to fix or repair or cover up some issue or another. So a while back I got little paint bottles from Amazon that store paint with a brush built in. In a very messy operation, I poured a sample of each color into these little bottles. I knew I didn't have them all but I had most. And making small patches is so easy and quick.

Yesterday I patched a couple of holes I made when I was hanging up some coat hooks. I went to my little paint supply shelf to discover that the one color missing was, of course, the one color I needed. Danke, Murphy.

So, today I'm off to buy a pint (the smallest quantity they sell) of that color. Happily, I have an empty little patch bottle for it already.

And maybe a lox + trimmings bagel for lunch. My lasagna last night was about a half fail. I didn't cook it long enough or hot enough. And there was not enough cheese. BUT, there is a lot left and it is all totally correctable. So that will be dinner.

No other plans for the day - just another luxurious go-with-the-flow day. Here I go!

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Baseball!!!

The Mariners sent out the renewal info for next Season today. I got Plan B which, for me, is the best plan of the four offered. You don't get to chose but I think you maybe can switch plans if you want to. I do not want to.

I have July 4 which is a day game and could be a hot one but maybe not. But I'm ok with it. July 4 just seems like a day that should be spent at a baseball game.

I only have one other for sure hot day game and it's a Yankees game in August. It will be an easy ticket to sell if that's what I decide to do.

But best of all, I have the final game of the season. Closure.

I did buy the swag package. For $135 you get one of every one of the giveaways for the season. It's really two boxes of mostly junk but I'm a sucker for baseball junk.

So with that add on, my bill came to $5555.00. By the time the first game happens, the pain of that price will be long forgotten. And I'll have a summer of entertainment and excellent food. (The tickets are for Diamond Club)

April 1 Mon LAA (Dodgers) 7:10
April 14 Sun HOU (Astros) 1:10
April 25 Thu TEX (Rangers) 7:10
April 30 Tue CHC (Cubs) 7:10
May 19 Sun MIN (Twins) 1:10
May 29 Wed TEX (Rangers) 12:40
June 1 Sat LAA (Dodgers) 7:10
June 4 Tue HOU (Astros) 7:10
June 17 Mon KC (Royals) 7:10
June 21 Fri BAL (O's) 7:10
July 4 Thu STL (Cardinals) 1:10
July 20 Sat LAA (Dodgers) 7:10
July 23 Tue TEX (Rangers) 7:10
July 26 Fri DET (Tigers) 7:10 (w/ fireworks show)
Aug 10 Sat TB (Rays) 6:10
Aug 23 Fri TOR (BlueJays) 7:10 (w/ fireworks show)
Aug 28 Wed NYY (Yankees) 1:10
Sept 13 Fri CWS (White Sox) 7:10 (w/ fireworks show)
Sept 25 Wed HOU (Astros) 7:10
Sept 29 Sun OAK (A's)12:10

Last year our package included no fireworks shows. One of my game buddies raised holy hell with the Diamond Club people. Guess it worked!