Just Another . . . Monday Wednesday, Nov 26 2008 

Margarita Monday at Chili's

24 November 2008

Really.  Call it manic.  Call it mundane.  Call it maddening.  Whatever label we give it, it can be made to look a whole lot more . . . merry . . . with a margarita.  My husband is very good at humouring me . . . this time it was at Chili’s.

Just one more weekend . . . and one more faire season Monday.  Of course, that one will be spent packing down the booth!  Oh, boy . . . I can hardly wait.


Margarita Menu Friday, Nov 14 2008 

13 November 2008
True to form when I called my wife to tell her I was on the way home, she replied with "Yay! I’m hungry." It’s faire season, so the cupboards are a bit bare, and it’s senseless to go buy a bunch of groceries that may or may not still be good by the time we return early next week. So, Chili’s it was. We actually were headed to our old haunt, No Frills Grill, but they were packed to the rafters – the NFL game I suppose (but really, who in our area cares about either the Jets or the Patriots) so we chose to go someplace a little more quiet (we had hoped, anyway – but that’s a completely different story). She ordered a margarita and dinner, I got a beer and dinner.
This is a photo of the table talker describing her margarita
Margarita Table Talker

~KR (Written on 14 November 2008 )

Listening to:
Everything Will Be Alright by the Killers
from Hot Fuss

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

My Kyle and a Rita Wednesday, Nov 12 2008 

My Kyle and a Rita

11 November 2008

Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day


I worked all day (except for one brief errand) and could hardly wait for Kyle to get home from work.  Tonight was camera-buying night.

We have been researching this purchase for quite some time.  Kyle—because he’s always looking for better technological gadgets, and me—because I am picky!  I knew I wanted something fairly small, but more importantly, something able to take decent close-up and zoom shots.  Low-light shooting is nice, but not at the expense of small size, or ease of use.  And, one of my biggest particulars—AA batteries!  Not these little proprietary rectangular things.  I want to be able to walk into any drug store, grocery store, gift shop, the world over, and buy batteries for my camera! 

The answer, it seemed was the Canon Power Shot SX110 IS. It’s relatively new, so there isn’t too much about it floating around out there, yet.  But, what was written about it, made me feel pretty confident about it. 

So, that’s what we bought.  I’ve taken only a dozen or so shots with it, so far, but it seems like it’s going to be just fine.  As soon as I figure it all out, that is!

Dinner tonight at Abuelo’s—celebrating the new acquisition.  I’m expecting that Kyle’s photo from today will be a shot of my new camera.  I’ll keep reporting on it, as I learn all it has to offer.  Sadly, I’m too tired tonight to read the manual!


Margarita at Abuelo’s Friday, Oct 31 2008 

Margarita at Abuelo's

29 October 2008

Finally feeling recovered from the weekend and from Monday’s travels, I spent the day in my workshop.  A brief customer appointment for measurements in the early evening ended just a short time before Kyle got home from work and whisked me off to dinner at an undisclosed location.  We ended up at Abeuelos’ and had a very tasty meal.  And a very tasty, very large margarita!


Ice and a Pink Straw Monday, Sep 29 2008 

Ice and a Pink Straw

28 September 2008

I have been surrounded by old receipts and file folders for days.  We’re coming up on a tax deadline, and I cannot believe how many hours I have in this project.  Arrggghhh!

After a long, boring day of shuffling and filing paper, Kyle took me out for Tex Mex and a margarita.  My photo is of that margarita.

“Mr. New Eyes” is pretty darned pleased with himself these last couple of days.  He has already used the words, “life-changing.”  The redness that’s left in his eyes tonight isn’t much worse than what would normally result from a long day in his contact lenses.  Today, he went down to NFG to watch part of the Cowboy game (ouch!) with Terrill,  and apparently, at one point in the game, Terrill asked “Mr. New Eyes” to tell him the score, ’cause he couldn’t read the screen himself.  Kyle could and did.  I’m so happy for him.  One more follow-up appointment on Thursday, and then he’ll be done with the antibiotics and all that really remains is for him to simply enjoy seeing!