Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Today....

......I did the laundry (washers and dryers are free here at the Candlewood).  YAY!   While the clothes were in the dryer I ran down the road to pick up a bottle of my favorite wine, Beringer's White Merlot only to get back to the hotel and remember that I don't have a corkscrew here OR      *gasp*      a pretty wine glass!!  

So.....after folding the last of the three loads I ran down to the car and poked "all shopping" in to the handy dandy navigation thingy the car came with and lo and behold there were several places to spend money within a 5 mile radius!  Now you must understand here that if I should do that very same thing from my driveway at home it would have to reach out about 20 miles to get to the nearest drug store/Walmart...not counting gas stations and dollar stores of course.  I haven't been in a Pier One since I worked at one in PA about 6 years ago.  They still smell the same in case you're wondering.  I bought a stemless wine glass and a pretty white plate that looks like lace along the edge.

I have spent the last 30 minutes taking a picture and trying to load it on to Masterchief's laptop but for some reason it won't recognize the camera card and my laptop is refusing to connect up here at the hotel for the moment so maybe I can get a picture to you later.  Sorry.

Anyway....I have already broken in the wine glass and I am happy to report that it works just fine.  I think I'll keep it.

I have not started any stitching yet though.  I have been spending the last day or two extending my feelers into the area here.  Brentwood is beautiful but I have found that the women here dress up in their (almost) very best just to go grocery shopping.  I'm not used to that where I live in KY so needless to say I have felt like a bit of a slob in my capri's, Kentucky Cats T-shirt and sandals.  At least I remembered to use my tweezers, slap on some deodorant and brush on some mascara before I left the hotel today.  Those girls just don't know how lucky they are!

I need to turn the AC back on now.  Poor Masterchief has been a bit warm since I arrived here.  He likes it cooler than I do but he doesn't complain much.  He's more than I deserve!

Hopefully I will have some stitchy news in my next post.

Until then....
~~Peggy Lee




8 comments:

Catherine said...

Eel!! No corkscrew and no glass!!! That is my favorite wine!!!!! I could have and should have warned you about the "dressing" in thar section of Nashville!! Enjoy your wine!!!

pam said...

I love to plunder at thrift stores and flea malls. One can always find a pretty wine glass or two there! Enjoy the mini-holiday and get that needle smokin

Mouse said...

mouse *passes corkscrew for Peggy to use ..lol .. aww bless of all the things not to have ... love going round second hand stores .. i often drop on a bargain or two :) have a brill time and those peeps who are immaculate all the time have nothing better to do all day !!! am with you on the comfies :) love mouse xxxx

Bekca said...

Glad to hear you've broken in your new wine glass Peggy! This post made me chuckle. Hope to see some stitching soon and I promise to post my results tomorrow! Eep! Nervous!
Best wishes to you.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Sounds like you are settling in just fine! You'll have those needes in motion soon I'm sure.

KimV said...

your ABC Tapestry is gorgeous! and your grandbaby is precious! don't you just ache to squeeze 'em! Enjoy your stitching time!
KimV

Jenny said...

LOL - yep I learned real quick that if some people here in KY don't go to the grocery store in their pyjama bottoms, they are in fact dressed up! One of my friend's DH goes to the GS dressed in Sponge-Bob PJ bottoms with elastic waist-banding that has given out. She is mortified about the fact that, first off, he is out in public in them AND, secondly, he has to do the the one-handed shopping, since the other hand is busy keeping his pants up...

I remember that everyone kept asking me why I was so dressed up all the time when I move to KY from Sweden - I was just wearing regular clothes fromback home. I am still dressing the same way which has showed up to be all right since here in the office, PJ bottoms is a no-no! LOL

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

Hi Peggy,
You are in the most expensive part of TN. I live right down the road in Franklin and not much different there. We depend on sales taxes for all state money since we have no state tax. I work just up the road from where your staying at the State Agricultural center if you need ideas on places to visit give me a call. As for the dressing bit, I think nothing of it I live in tshirts and jeans.