Monday, April 24, 2017

Parks and pasta

It was a three-day weekend for me, which is why I was fine with working all of Easter weekend.


On Friday, Husband was also off from work. We ate lunch at Carrabba's. Neither of us had been to one in a while. I ordered the mezzaluna pasta. He ordered the Parmesan-crusted chicken with arugula and a side of fettuccine alfredo.

Then we drove to the downtown Charleston area and walked around for a while. We stopped at White Point Garden.



There is no admission fee and dogs are allowed, on leashes. Despite the name, there are no gardens with flowers and such, but this is a nice place for walking around or sitting and reading. If you read my previous blogs, you might remember that I like ghost stories. This park is rumored to be haunted by ghosts of pirates who were executed there.



Next, we went to the Charleston City Market and bought a few things. I did not take any pictures because a few of the vendors don't allow it.

On Saturday, I watched TV, did some housework, and read my current book: Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding. Bailey Carpenter, an investigator for a law firm, is attacked and raped. She is afraid to leave her apartment and now uses her binoculars to observe people from home. She realizes that one man is also watching her.


Good so far. I also recommend Mad River RoadLost, Missing PiecesHeartstopper, Charley's Web, and Whispers and Lies. I disliked The Wild Zone and Shadow Creek.

On Sunday, I went to Wannamaker County Park and read for a while. This park has an admission fee of $2 per person. There is an off-leash dog area (dogs can be in most other areas on leashes), water park, snack bar, paved trails, non-paved trails, tables, paddle-boat rides, and other spots with various activities/sports.


Then I relaxed at home and watched TV. I hope you all had a nice weekend.

* Linking up with Biana.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Someone told me...

Someone told me...

...that my high school years would be some of the best of my life. Actually, all of my happiest memories are from the years after high school.

...to enjoy being single because I will miss it later. I definitely think that you should know how to be happy when single, and not wait for someone else to change your life. But I don't miss/long for being single. My husband and I are comfortable with each other, we have fun together, and we give each other necessary space for separate hobbies/interests.

...to live with my parents for as long as I can, so I don't have to worry about bills. Bills are a price that most of us pay for being independent adults. With power comes responsibility.

...that marriage would be hard. I don't think that marriage is hard in general. Some days of it are hard. Many other days are happy and fun, or just quiet and simple (which is not a complaint).

...to always forgive. I don't. Sometimes you need to remove toxic people from your life. This is not about holding on to anger and being "right". You need to have self-respect and think about your own well-being. It's also important to not be an enabler. If you repeatedly support the person who hurts you, then you might be one reason why they don't change.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New rule

Our new bedroom furniture was delivered on Monday. Husband and I decided to make a change: we want the dogs to have their own beds. They are still allowed on the couch and loveseat in the living room.

Sometimes they wake us when they move around, or we disturb them if one of us moves. And Saint will try to take over pillows. It will just be easier for everyone if we don't share a bed.

We tried this before, but Luna kept jumping onto our previous bed during the night. Then Saint would whine because she was alone on the floor. The new bed is too high for Luna.

I made a cozy "blanket corner" for the next couple of nights. We want to start them off with a familiar blanket, before we buy dog beds. Luna accepted the corner at first...


...but during the night, she and Saint both sat near the bed a few times and whimpered. Yes, we feel bad.

If you have dogs, where do they sleep?

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