Yesterday Hubby and I put Mini in his car seat and drove around the lake - which is only about 5 minutes from our house. We dipped off down these roads we've never bothered to check out in the 10+ years we've lived here. It was more of an adventure drive than anything, but we did note the way the houses are arranged out there - too darn close to one another. You could barely see the lake in certain subdivisions because of the bloody boat houses. Even with the upper scale homes, if the yard is cluttered, it tends to be an eyesore.
There was a place or two for sale out there, well out of our price range, mind you, but we looked all the same. We found our way down to the shabbier end of the lake - where the roads are no longer maintained by the parish. At one point a deer jumped out in front of the Jeep. Thankfully the hubster had the brakes serviced this past Monday or we might've been in trouble. No worse for wear, we finally did a turn about and came back home. It was a nice drive, but we came no closer to finding whatever it is we're looking for.
Hubby and I will be going to a house viewing this afternoon. We're not too familiar with the subdivision, but it's worth a look. After that, I hope to take a walk through the antique store. I bought an aqua blue shelf that hubby swore wasn't worth the paint coating it, but I brought it home, sawed the legs down, and it turned out to be a very sturdy, functional piece. I plan to paint it a deep, cherry brown, or maybe a barn red, and put it in my doll room. I have a heap of soft sculptures I hope to display on it. For now, it's standing in the dining room, holding a fan and parts to a quilt top I plan to finish this evening.
Now we're down to the business end of it...
Thirteen Yummy-licious Foods I Really Need to Avoid: stuff currently on my banned substance list (at least til I drop 10 pounds)
1.)chocolate coated bing cherries
3.)Reece's peanut butter cups
4.)Otis Spunkmeyer's chocolate, chocolate-chip muffins
5.)pizza - of any kind
6.)lasagna - of any kind
7.)boxed breakfast cereal - Pops, especially
9.)Blue Bunny ice cream sandwiches
10.)Nutella Hazelnut spread
11.)cookie dough *wimper*
12.)Sonic tater tots with cheese *moan*
13.)Jalapeno poppers with ranch
Geez, I do believe I am a masochist....
Happy T13, everyone! =^_^=