Thursday Thoughts

I finally gave in yesterday and bought myself a new pair of walking shoes. My old tennies had broken down and not good for the walking I’ve been trying to do. I tried on several pairs and ended up with a pair of Avia walkers. I usually love New Balance, but my heels slipped in every single pair. I’ve had Avias before, too, and liked them. So I put my new shoes on this morning and guess what. My heels are still slipping!!! Doesn’t it just figure that the one skinny part on my body is going to make getting the rest of my body skinny more difficult.

While at the shoe store – Famous Footwear, to be exact – I spied about a bajillion pairs of shoes I love. Good thing for my budget only my tennis shoes go with my various sweats and athletic pants. Of course, there are my jeans…


Speaking of jeans and sweats and shoes and such, Katie and I are going to NYC in a couple weeks to see Wicked. Guess where we’re staying. Go ahead. Guess.

Give up??

Only the Waldorf Stinkin’ Astoria!!

Which means I need to buy some clothes before we go because they do have a dress code. Oh, the price we have to pay for living like the other half. Gotta love those Hilton points, though!


Sookie has been reminding me of some of the reasons I didn’t want a dog. Lucky for her she’s so incredibly cute. Todd’s coming home from a business trip this afternoon and I can’t wait. I’m not sure if it’s because I miss him or if it’s because HE can deal with the dog then. Probably a little bit of both.


My friend, Kris, is turning 40 tomorrow. I think that’s very sporting of her because it means a girls’ night out at The Cheesecake Factory tonight where we’ll all complain about our weight over a big bowl of pasta and a giant piece of cheesecake. It just doesn’t get much better. Except for maybe going to see Wicked in New York City and staying at the Waldorf. But the jury’s still out.


Remember a few weeks ago I told you we had the kids from the youth group tech team over for burgers? I forgot to tell you that as Todd was putting the burgers on the grill we ran out of propane. So we improvised:

Gotta love the Foreman Grill!!


It’s brisk and very windy out today, but the sky is a beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds.

I think it’s really, really fall, now!

I’m all thunk out now.


  1. DeeMarie on October 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    What lovely thoughts for a Thursday morning!! I saw the Wicked Tour this year and LOVED it!! I would love to go to NY to see it… and of course stay at the Waldorf. Can’t wait to hear all about your adventures there! 🙂

  2. Lori on October 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Wow – so jealous – Wicked AND the Waldorf Astoria?! So cool. You guys will have so much fun!And how can you not love that pooch? Sure, she’s sleeping on the furniture, but, really? She’s too adorable!

  3. Jenster on October 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Deemarie – I can’t wait to have the experience! lolLori – I do love her and that would be her saving grace! lol She’s supposed to be allowed on the furniture on the blanket, but she always manages to slip off.

  4. Lynilu on October 2, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Sookie reminds me of a little rescue mutt we had nearly 35 years ago. She was one of the best dogs we ever welcomed into our home. Those clouds are beautiful. We’ve had some pretty ones here, too. I’m a bit of a skygazer, if you haven’t noticed!

  5. Colorado Writer on October 2, 2008 at 11:53 am

    NYC will be lucky to have you!

  6. Monnik on October 2, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    No way. Wicked and the Waldorf?!! I am so insanely jealous. I want to go on a mother daughter trip like that!!! Sigh. Stupid budget….Love the puppy pics!!

  7. The Daily Bee on October 2, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I am dying to see Wicked! It’s playing at the Pantages and I think I just may have to get me some tickets. Sookie looks so sweet while sleeping… Once she’s awake I’m sure it’s a different story. Your PA skies look gorgeous!

  8. Jenster on October 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Lynilu – I love clouds and beautiful blue skies! They never get old.Colorado Writer – I’m sure they will be thrilled when we get there! lolMonnik – Only because we’re close enough to drive and have enough Hilton points to stay at the Waldorf. Otherwise it would only be a dream…Deb – Go, go, go!! I’m very excited to see the play.

  9. Cheffie-Mom on October 2, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, what an exciting trip! Have tons of fun!

  10. Stacy~ on October 3, 2008 at 8:03 am

    LOVE the Cheesecake Factory, and you have a good friend willing to turn 40 so you can go there and celebrate. I'm also jealous of Wicked & the Waldorf. I've seen Wicked, and I'm going again at the end of this month, but your trip sounds amazing.

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