Well, I have wanted a new look for my blog and have looked around and this will work for now. I want a 'free' change of course. I went to The Cutest Blog on the Block & they have really cute backgrounds but I have a headache trying to do it and I have given up for now. I know I am doing something wrong - just haven't figured out what. So for now I will live with this and maybe re-visit this at another time.
I have thanked my husband for giving me his cold. I don't think it's going to be too bad - I am at the 'blowing your nose a hundred times an hour' stage which is my least favorite. This could also explain the headache I have. My husband got it pretty bad but he seems to be on the mend now. Thanks to the cold I was up at 4:30 today. I am not tired yet but I know it will hit me soon. Probably at dinner or some other inopportune time.
Since I was up at 4:30 I got the OJ verdict news bright and early. I have to say that the first trial (when he was accused of killing his ex-wife & Ron Goldman) was seriously botched and there was nothing to really do but aquit him (my opinion) but if you don't believe in Karma yet, maybe this will be the turning point. Talk about finally getting your due justice. I feel so sorry for his kids.
My daughter had a friend from her class over to play today. They had fun and got along well so we will probably do it again. The little girl has a brother who is 6 years older so her weekends are similar to ours - looking for someone to play with. I am glad it worked out so well.
I did a little grocery shopping today. I went to Safeway where I hadn't been in about a month. I was stunned at how much their prices have gone up. It is just awful. I seriously need to try to start a garden. It is hard in our climate but some things will grow with some TLC. I have a lot of basil in a pot which I will freeze but I have a long way to go. Even if I can't have a garden I could can some things at the height of the season (read:inexpensive and fresh). The problem is that even at the height of our season the stuff in the grocery store is bad - I mean really bad. And that's in the summer; the winter is just downright sad. I always joke that the huge tomato trucks we see in I5 in CA are carrying the tomatoes that will be at our store & they are on the VERY BOTTOM of the load. I haven't had a really good tomato in 9 years since we left NC.
I need to feed the dog before I head out to dinner...