Howdie Family and Friends - here are the going ons in the life of me. Stew shows up frequently. My family and friends visit a lot. My nieces and nephews are represented throughout. It's all about me and how I'm traveling along in this thing I call my life.

Friday, September 28, 2012

POTD: September 28, 2012

And the laziest people in the world award goes to:

Stew and Me

Thank you, Thank you.

Yes, we went through the drive through at Brewsters!

Journal, September 28, 2012

I'm not even sure today is worth journaling about.  I worked.  Stew worked.  I took pictures of all of the layouts I've made recently and added them to my crafting blog.  Stew came home from work and went to therapy.  I took a shower.  Stew called to find out what I wanted for dinner, I told him pizza.  He said he'd stop at Little Caesar's.  I told him I wanted ice cream - strawberry or chocolate chip cookie dough - Wawa was fine.  He said or he could pick me up and take me to Brewsters.  You guys know what won out there. 

Then we stopped and picked up pizza.  Then it we went home and watched all of our new shows that started this week, and that's all she wrote!

Besides I guess what we got in the mail.

Take a look at this.  Our next roof payment isn't due until May of 2013 and it's only a partial payment due at that!  I guess paying more than we're supposed to every month is a good thing; however, if this roof isn't paid off well before May, I'm going to pull out my hair.  I guarantee it.  First the pool, now the roof.  I hate bills!

Why couldn't I have been born filthy rich rather than overly smart and super cute (my mom's words about me whenever I would complain to her about money, not mine.)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

POTD: September 26, 2012

I have 100 subscribers on YouTube - I can't believe it!  Goal achieved.  Next goal set!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Journal: September 25, 2012

Another day of feeling lousy and off.  The workday ended well.  I have to do one more Pre Study visit for this trial that I had been working on.  This one is in San Diego.  Since it's just a Pre Study visit I should be able to get it done in two days including the travel time out to the West Coast.  Truth be known, I'm happy to have some productive work to do.  I'm used to being on the road a lot and while you'll never find me complaining about time I have to spend at home, I'm kind of getting antsy.  That will all change of course once my main study gets up and running, but for now, I can only read and watch so much training every day.

I played some in the scraproom today.  Did a layout of pictures WTK took of himself and also a picture of MNP, MTP and GEP celebrating their birthdays last year.  Will have those pictures up later.

Stew got home and actually brought me news today.  That's two days in a row.  With having double meetings this week as he transitions from team lead of his current team to team lead of his new team, that's impressive.  He did get some bad news today.  His training for next week isn't where he thought it was, it's actually going to be in Columbia - that's going to be quite the commute.  Of course, he doesn't want to get a hotel near there - he likes his bed way too much for that.

Interesting news about Josh Hamilton and his vision and balance problems - caffeine.  Thinking about my brother and his issues with that, I wonder if caffeine could be to blame.  Too many monster energy drinks, maybe?  I'll just take my one 5 hour energy drink a day, thanks and I haven't even been drinking too many of them lately.

I need to find Stew a flash drive for his class next week - will put that on the to do list.

Eating today sucked.  I'm not feeling good and just don't have the willpower.  We had Taco Bell for dinner - that's how bad it is.  Ick.  I don't even like Taco Bell most of the time.  Add to the Taco Bell the candy I had after dinner - bad, bad, day.  But tomorrow's another one.  So I'll get back on the horse with that then.

Stew and I ended the night watching Buffy.  We're scrapping the bottom of the barrel here with things to watch though I did say I wasn't going to be watching tv during the week, but not feeling well doesn't help with that either.  The show is entertaining if a little wonky.  We're almost done with season 4.  Our Tuesday night shows recorded so hopefully, I'll be feeling better tomorrow and won't want to watch tv after having dinner and we'll catch up on all of our shows on Friday - when we're supposed to.

Steve called today.  He has an interview for a job tomorrow.  I'm excited for him.  It's even better because it's within walking distance of his house.  I hope he gets it.

That's all she wrote for me.  Day's over.  Can't wait for tomorrow.

POTD: September 25, 2012

Weather for the next 5 days looks great!  Good thing I love rain.  I just hope it's not calling for rain in Jersey on Sunday - I have apples and pumpkins to pick.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Journal: September 24, 2012

Woke up this morning with those same symptoms I had yesterday. Again with the allegra and  was feeling better. 

It was a run day - so I laced up my tennis shoes and got started.

Week 2, Day 1 of couch to 5K in the bag.  This is run/walk 1.5 minute intervals.  Not getting any easier, but I'm damn proud of myself period for even getting n the treadmill.    (Had to pull out the real running shoes this week - wore just my knock around shoes last week to run, don't want to make a habit of that.)

The scale wasn't nice to me at all.  So even with the working out last week, nothing changed.  Need to start working on eating right.  We got prepared to do that this week, but everything got waylaid - read on.

As the day progressed, I started feeling worse and worse.  Guess it isn't allergies afterall.  I was feeling horrible.  Called Steve and rescheduled operation pick up recumbent bike until tomorrow.  Stew came home and I was lying on the couch.  Not feeling good.  He made my #1 comfort food, macaroni and cheese for dinner and we watched more of The Practice- still loving this show.

Went to bed - really hoping I feel better tomorrow.

Some random things from today:

Stew got his haircut:

Take a look at the manacurist's tool available on Amazon - now get your mind out of the gutter.  Cause that's exactly where Stew and I went when we saw it.  In fact when he showed this to me, I said, why would they have a dildo shaped like that.  Yeah, tired and not feeling well remember?

And look at this - we've been on smugmug for 5 years, Crazy.

Tried the Braeburn apple today.  The taste was just okay - nothing spectacular, but the flesh of the fruit wasn't very crisp.  It had a much mushier texture.  Not my favorite apple. 

POTD: September 24, 2012

Stew's must have for the Halloween season - about four or five pieces of candy corn.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Journal: September 23, 2012

Woke up this morning with a sore throat and coughing.  My ears hurt and my eyes were burning.  I took some Allegra and that seemed to help, so I'm hoping that it's just allergies.

When Stew got up, I was down in the scrap room (working on a new way to do process videos).  I can always tell when he gets up when I'm down there because I can hear the water run when he gets in the shower.  This time, the water came on and shut off but it was quite some time before he came down, so I went up to find out what was going on.  Found him at his computer doing his fantasy sports stuff and smelled the wondrous aroma of cinnamon buns baking in the oven.  We sat down and had breakfast and made a shopping list.  He was actually feeling up to do some running around, so I got in the shower and then we headed out. 

We've been talking about buying a recumbent bike since he started therapy and since we just received a check for overpayment of escrow, we thought we'd use this unexpected money to buy the bike.  We took a trip to Dick's Sporting Goods and found one that we really liked.  The new models are coming in soon and that meant that they were selling off last year's models at drastically reduced prices.  We got a $1000 bike for about $499 - half off, not bad.  Unfortunately, though we bought it we couldn't bring it home.  We took Stew's car thinking that we were just going to look - the deal was too good to wait.  Thankfully, Dick's was prepared for this.  We paid for it and now we can pick it up later.  I'll get together with Steve tomorrow to pick it up.

After Dick's we headed to Bertucci's for lunch.  Bertucci's is always good.  Today they had the perfect seasoning combination going on in the olive oil that they serve with their bread - the right amount of red pepper flakes, which just so happen to be my favorite part of the whole seasoning mix.  Delicious.  We brought most of the food home since we had a late breakfast, but we ordered with that in mind so that we would either have dinner for tonight or lunch for tomorrow. 

After Bertucci's, we headed to Wegman's to get groceries for the week.  Picked up an Asian pear, a papaya, and a variety of apples to try this week.  I love going to Wegman's and getting something I've never had before and seeing if I like it.  I also got pumpkin spice soda - don't know about that, but I'm going to take that up to Mom and Dad's and we'll have a taste testing.  Should be fun.

We headed to Brewsters after Wegman's.  Normal order:  Strawberry on a sugar cone for me, vanilla shake for Stew.

Super disappointed that Hamlin won the race.  Grrrrrr.  I so don't want that guy to win this thing.

My Steelers lost to the freaking Raiders - are you kidding me??  A field goal as time expires.  Thanks guys, there goes my last damn survivor pick - bastards!  James, Troy, Rasheed - we need you!!

To pour salt in that wound the damn Ravens won - with a field goal as time expired.  I hate them.

Arizona straight up spanked the Eagles - are they for real?  I guess only time will tell.

When all the sports things were done, we started watching The Practice - we only have season 1, but we both love this show.

Our tv shows start up this week.  Thank God!!!

Some random things for the day:

Loved this license plate:

You probably can't see it in this picture that well, but to the left of the exhaust pipe is an air freshener hanging.  I mean, I'm glad it's not like the testicles that some people hang off their car - but you're going to have to explain this air freshener thing to me.

POTD: September 23, 2012

Gorgeous Day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

POTD: September 19, 2012

I find Stew's choices of drinks to go along with his spaghetti rather bothersome.  Orange juice and milk - blech!

I always knew he was weird, but this might be taking it a bit too far.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

POTD: September 12, 2012

Announcement was made today.  Look at the pretty iPhone 5.  I'm completely pissed that they changed the charging input/computer connector cord thingy (highly technical term), and for right now, mostly because of, uhh, roof, and I don't want to shell out $200, I'm going to keep being happy with my 4s.  I'm not sure I like the fact that it's bigger - but I do love the fact that you can post to Facebook with Siri, of course if that bitch can ever figure out what the hell I'm saying, we'd be in business.  (The reason I like this concept is that then I can note all of the weird things that go through my mind, and there are many, when I'm doing something that prevents me from typing, you know, like DRIVING.

You will be mine one day, my friend, just not today.

Journal: September 12, 2012

The blahs continue.  I honestly wish I knew what was wrong with me.  I make goals and I make plans and I never stick to them.  What the hell is up with that?

I can't get motivated to do anything.  The only thing that sounds good right now is sitting on the couch and escaping into the big mind suck that is the tv.  I do better when I'm overly busy, not so good when I'm idle and I'm completely disappointed about the last two weeks.  I mean it's not Stew's fault that he can barely stand up straight, but with him not feeling well, we haven't really been able to do anything.  Not good for me.  I think I'm going to have to start just leaving him home.  LOL.  Not that he would mind really, but then I feel guilty for not being home to take care of him.  Guh!  I hate you, you changing of the seasons.

I did some reading of some motivational stuff today.  I read the Marc and Angel Hack blog - they posted today about 8 ways you're wasting your life.  Guilty, guilty and guilty. 

  • Notice with curiosity and without judgement all the ways in which you avoid being in your own skin, right here, right now, in this present moment we call life.
  • Let the past go.
  • Berating yourself for not being perfect.
  • Waiting and then waiting some more.  Stop waiting for tomorrow - you will never get today back.  It doesn't matter what you've done in the past.  It doesn't matter how low or unworthy you feel right now.  The simple fact that you're alive makes you worthy.  Life is too short for excuses.  Stop settling.  Stop procrastinating.  Start today by taking one courageous step forward.  If you're not sure exactly which way to go, it is always wise to follow your heart.
  • Keep up with current events - (I'm not sure about this one, they just make me more depressed.)
  • There is a difference between a list of goals and a wish list
  • Laziness will always overshadow talent
  • Drinking water is important
  • Get enough sleep
  • Motivation fluctuates but finish what you start
  • Get the important things done first.

And then Leo from Zen Habits posted about The Habit of Starting.

  • The biggest reason people fail at creating and sticking to new habits is that they don't keep doing it.
  • The key is just getting started - the key to forming a habit is not how much of the habit you do each day, but whether you do it at all.
  • The key to forming a habit is starting each day.
"The start is a sunrise - a moment of brilliance that signals something joyful has arrived.  Learn to love that moment of brilliance and your habit troubles fade like the night."

Recommended Reading:

The Power of Now
Awaken the Giant Within
The Last Lecture

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Journal: September 4, 2012

Back to the daily grind today.  I guess I really shouldn't think about life that way.  I read this post on the ZenHabits blog by Leo Babauta titled, Be Inspired and one of the lessons he lists is, "Be grateful for the miracle of your life; and ask yourself how you want to spend it.  Then get to creating, to make lives better."  Thinking of my work life as a grind probably isn't the most productive way to spend my time.  I'm blessed to have the job that I have and to enjoy the work that I do - now granted, I'd rather be on the road at a site monitoring, but I have to be grateful that I'm able to get up on those mornings that I'm not traveling and walk the 10 steps it takes to get to my office.  I'm home every day for lunch.  The traveling part of my job, the actually leaving the house part of it is a drag sometimes since I miss my family and I love my house, but what I actually travel to do - what my job actually is, I enjoy every minute of that.  Okay, maybe that's a bit over the top.  Maybe it's not every minute - but the majority of them.  I interact with some of the most talented doctors and researchers in this country and now in other countries, as well.  So, I'm going to spend these moments being thankful for my job and not think about it as the daily grind.

It was back to work today.  There, that's better.

I woke up while Stew was in the shower which means it was between 5 and 5:30. I put my workout clothes on right away and spent time with Stew while he was eating breakfast - man loves his Cocoa Puffs, I just love that he's eating something before dinner time.

Once he left, I took myself and my water downstairs to do my Zumba workout.  It's true that I would love to be a runner - it's also true that I find it to be the most boring thing in the world and if I'm bored, I'm just not going to do it.  Maybe once I lose some of this extra baggage and every step doesn't feel like I'm moving a killer whale, I'll step back into my running shoes.  For now, though, I love Zumba.  I can't believe how much I've missed and how much it still kicks my ass.  I did the low intensity, short program - easing myself back into it.

After working out, I sat down in the craft room and turned my notes from yesterday into yesterday's journal entry.  I started using a new app called Day One to keep notes throughout the day - cause let's face it, my memory is horrible.  I had been using the Momento app and I like that one because it pulls all of your social media site posts together, but I like that Day One allows you to set reminders so that you remember to journal throughout the day and not rely on a strainer mind like mine.  So, for now I'm using both apps since Day One doesn't show me what I post on Facebook and other places. 

Journaling done, I headed upstairs, showered, made breakfast...

The most perfect egg I've ever made - Stewbert was proud.  There's something to this whole warming the pan up first and not frying the egg on high.  After breakfast, did my hair and make up and sat down at my desk.  End of month reports were due today.  I actually thought they were due tomorrow.  Oops.  They went in a little late, but they went in.  Will I ever learn that it's better to enter time every day and not wait until the last day of the month to try and figure out what you did the whole time.  Sigh.  Maybe some day.  Maybe that will be one of my October goals.

It took me forever to recreate my time.  Then I did all my expense reports and when I tried to make my travel arrangements, Southwest let me down.  The site was working, you just couldn't log into your personal account.

Deciding that it was the universe's way of telling me to take a break, I headed out to run some errands.  Before I left, I cleaned out my car - that thing was a mess!  After tackling that job, I was off to pick up those shipping boxes I wanted to make into containers to store my alphabet stickers.  This storage solution actually works, except for the fact that I got the wrong size.  I wanted the smaller ones, but for now, this will work and I'll eventually decorate them so that they don't look like shipping mailers.

It was off to Walmart after that.  Picked up a bunch of toiletry like things for Stew and went into the eye care center to see if they could fix my glasses.  I just had the lenses replaced earlier this year but then I broke the frames - Stew doesn't call me destructo for nothing.  Unfortunately, they weren't able to fix them.  Fortunately, they had the same exact frames still in stock.  So they were able to take my lenses and put them in the other frame.  So happy to have a pair of glasses back that I can actually see out of.

Stopped at WaWa to do my least favorite chore in the world - getting fuel!  I also grabbed lunch while I was there.  Turkey on wheat and pineapple chunks.

It was home after that and then more work.

Stew got home and he bought pork chops at the store, but I didn't feel like eating that, so we had cereal instead and then he went upstairs for his final draft of the season.  While he did this I played in the craft room.

We ended the night like we always end the night, it seems.  In front of the tv.  We were going to go play trivia tonight at a local pub but because of the draft we wouldn't have made it in time.  Oh well, there's always another time for that.  We watched Hell's Kitchen.  The two people that we wanted as finalists made it so that made us happy, but we can't believe the way Clemenza is acting.  He's like the oldest crybaby in the world.  I hope he doesn't come back next week.  We then watched Flipping Out.  I love Jeff Lewis.  He's a nutcase and though I could never work with him, hang out with him, or anything like that, if he wanted to redo my house, I'd definitely let him. 

Was in bed by midnight like I wanted to be.  Only thing is, didn't get all my water in today. 

Only one is empty!  Bummer.  Will have to remember to drink throughout the day so I'm not trying to drink 32 ounces of water in the 3 hours before bed.  Getting up in the middle of the night to pee is no fun.

POTD: September 4, 2012

Last draft of the, it's no more, "who should I pick", it'll be bye weeks and injuries and making changes to the starters.  God help me!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Journal: September 3, 2012

Woke up this morning at 7:30 with a terrible headache.  I took some Aleve and it went away, thank goodness.  I was so not in the mood to deal with a migraine today.

I went down to the craft room and got caught up on my internet reading and started to tackle the Project Life layouts for those two weeks in June that I've been avoiding.  We did so much stuff that week, it's hard to condense it this way.  Sigh.

I was kind of tired this morning - like, 5 hour energy drink tired and it was rainy outside so our plans to go the Fair or to the zoo were out. 

Stew woke up around 11:30 and when I heard him get up, I went upstairs and we took care of some budget stuff.  Paid another $1000 to the roof.  Can't wait until that bill is gone. 

We looked at the NASCAR standings.  It looks like Kahne will be in the chase unless something astronomical happens.

Stew did his hockey stuff while I got in the shower.  I suggested we have a pajama day, but Stew wanted to go to Best Buy to get the new Madden game and during this conversation he gave me the gag worthy moment of the day.  The conversation went like this:

S: I want to go to Best Buy to get myself something. I want the new Madden.

G: Good, I wish you'd spend more money on you. I'd feel less guilty about the money I spend.

S: Yeah, I don't spend a lot of money. I don't need much. I just need you.


While I was finishing up getting ready, Stew called Dad to talk about plans to spend a week at the beach next summer and going up to mom and dad's for the opening day of football.  The Eagles play at 1 and the Steelers at 8, so we'll go watch the Eagles, grab some food and be home in time for the other game.  This reminds me that I still need to sign up for pick em and survivor - must remember to do this as the first game is on Wednesday!

We then headed down to White Marsh and the rain came.  I'm glad we both had umbrellas.

On the way down, we saw this tow truck and Stew said, "I'm going to hell."  I said, "Why?"  He tells me that he sees the Jesus tow truck.  Or, if the driver is Latino the "hey-zeus" truck.  My goodness the things that go on in that man's head.

We stopped at Ledo's Pizza for lunch.  Neither of us had been there before so we thought we'd check it out.  Turns out, we really could have passed it by.  I wasn't impressed with their pizza cracker and Stew has had better chicken parm, elsewhere.

It was funny while we were there though, listening to Stew read the closed captioning on the Orioles game.  We don't know what was going on with it.  Stew likened it to someone laying their head down on the keyboard.  Made for some interesting reading.

We went to Best Buy where Stew picked up the new Madden game - he's excited about this because they've gotten rid of all of the "owner" kind of things like setting ticket prices and that stuff - so now it's just all about players.  At least that's what I understand about it.  He also got a new razor.  I got more ink for my photo printer (can never run out of that, ever!) and I got a new mouse for the computer in my craft room.  Frank had bought Dad a mouse for father's day - it was a ball mouse that was wireless.  Color me jealous - I really wanted one, so one I did get.  Isn't it purdy?  No more cords on my desk!

Headed home after Best Buy and did something that we don't often do - we actually cleaned up the house.  Wow!  Stew took care of the dishes and took all of the laundry downstairs while I cleaned the upstairs.  Now this week all that's left is dusting, vacuuming and the downstairs.  Not too bad.  It'll be good to wake up tomorrow to an almost clean house.  

Stew had a draft for the Barbecue football league tonight.  This is the draft that my brothers Shawn and Phill are in.  I texted them both earlier in the day to remind them of the draft - Phill said he remembered and he was ready!  Boys take this stuff so seriously.  Shawn's first pick of the draft was Ray Rice.  He's a self admitted homer!  According to Stew, Phill picked up some good wide receivers but not so good on the quarterback front - I guess we'll see how it all turns out.

While Stew was doing his draft stuff, I got some work work done and then Shawn called.

We're getting ready to go visit them next weekend!  YAY!  I got to talk to SMP.  She was doing homework, which really means that she was writing her numbers and letters in this workbook that they bought for her.  She just went in her room, picked it up, took it to the dining room table and started doing her "homework."  Shawn said that she's a four year old adult.  She goes in her room, shuts the door and plays.  He says that she doesn't need them for anything.  She's independent and she's very good at taking care of EAP, though they do tend to still fight sometimes, it's getting less.  Shawn says only five minutes now for every 30.  HA!  She's been swimming a lot in Ms. Candy's pool and EAP's been going in the pool too though he doesn't like it very much.  She got a flat tire on her bike and daddy fixed it.  She said, "he's a very good soldier and a very good handy manny."  Too funny!  I can't wait to see them.  I miss them a lot.

Stew and I ended the night with CSI:NY and WaWa (which he went to get while I was on the phone with Shawn).  I don't mind watching television when we've done other things during the day.  I just hate it when it seems like watching tv is all we do, so we're getting better about that.  I set the alarm on my phone for 11 so that I could be in bed before my mandated midnight time.  An episode ended at 10:15 and though we could have squeezed in another one, we decided to head to bed.

I washed my face and stuff while Stew worked on his pushups.  He's up to 45 now for the month.  I need to make a chart for us to keep track of these things.  I did drink my 64 ounces of water today, though I didn't start until like 6PM.  That's a lot of water to drink in 5 hours and by the time I took the last sip at 11, I was over water completely.  I really need to start earlier in the day. 

Stew and I went through the book descriptions for the free books he's sent to my Kindle.  Since we're behind on this, I needed a way to figure our which descriptions we've read and which ones I've decided that I may way to read, so I made a category on my Kindle to file the books in.  Stew found the name of it pretty funny:

Tomorrow, it's back to work, back to the grind.  HAHA.  I have a lot of work to get done, so it's good that I'm getting to bed now. 

POTD: September 3, 2012

This picture right here sums up our day.  Our outside plans were waylaid by this.  Oh well! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Journal: September 2, 2012

I slept until 9:30 this morning and that's with going to bed before midnight last night.  That's insane.  I actually think I had a headache today from sleeping too long.

I spent the morning in the craft room finishing up on Project Life.  With the exception of the two weeks in June that Shawn was home, it's completely caught up.  Finally.  Now maybe I can get back to doing some scrapbook pages.  I also uploaded all of our August pictures and burned them to disk.  1,563 pictures taken in August.

Found out this morning that my space heater isn't broke after all - it was just unplugged.  Glad I figured that out before I, 1.  asked for help or 2. bought another one.

Stew woke up around 1PM, so our plans to either go to the zoo or go to the State fair weren't going to happen, so we decided to take a ride up to Elk Neck State Park and go hiking down to the Turkey Point Lighthouse.

We stopped at the Farm Store on our way and got some drinks.  I got water and Stew got gatorade that was made just for him.

I have been to this lighthouse before, but it was Stew's first time seeing it.  It's a small one and it's not currently active.  Hasn't been active since 2000.  They have plans to rebuild the keepers quarters but as of right now, only the lighthouse structure stands.  The views from the lighthouse area are really nice.  You can see a good portion of the Susquehanna river.  It's very peaceful there and Stew and I would have spent a lot more time there if it hadn't been for the bugs.  Luckily, the giftshop sold Off. Now that Stew and I are really keen on doing more hiking, I'm going to do some research on what to keep in a hiking bag so that we can just grab it and go.

Stew climbed to the top and I stayed down to take pictures of him (yeah, we'll go with that).

During our walks, we didn't see many birds - one turkey vulture and that's it, but we saw lots of butterflies, like more than I've ever seen in one place before.

And we saw this little guy.

They have a bird watching area with information about the best time to see certain raptors.  The sign says the best time to see bald eagles in the area is late October/early November - so everyone will know where I'll be then.

While we were walking back to the car, this older couple came up to us and asked, "How much further to the lighthouse?"  Stew said, "about a half of a mile."  They turned around and went back to their car.  I'm telling you there were points today that I thought about doing the same thing.  So out of shape, I am.

On our way back from the lighthouse, we stopped at Brewsters, hey, it was on the way!  Then, since Stew was hungry, I suggested Bill Bateman's for wings since I know they have a reputation for being pretty good.  Stew got an order to go and we headed home.

Stew said he could do without Bill Bateman's - they weren't that good.  Darn it!  Well, I guess you live and learn. 

We watched several episodes of CSI:NY and in between some episodes, we made a 7-11 run.  I bought a bottle of water and some donuts, Stew got a donut and I got a Steelers' freezer mug. 

After 7-11, we watched more CSI:NY until we thought sufficient time had passed to start the race.  (Turns out we didn't wait long enough - but oh well!)

My guys didn't have such a great night and I was just praying that Gordon and Kyle Busch didn't win because I don't want any of those guys outside the top 10 with 1 win to win anymore.  Tony and Kasey just did awful tonight and the rest of the race was a bore except for I guess the final 14 laps or something - after the final caution.  Denny's on a roll and looks solid as the chase approaches - not that I hope he wins or anything.  Not my favorite driver.

Race was over and I told Stew that he could wait for the standings to show, I needed to go to bed.  It was 11:14 - maintaining my September goals so far.  Went upstairs, washed my face, did one crossword puzzle and it was off to dream land for me.

Don't know what we're doing tomorrow.  A lot of that depends on the weather and what time the Stewbert gets out of bed.