The rain & chill are dreary. I had to turn the heat back on today when I noticed that it had dropped to 60 degrees inside the house. Being here without J is dreary. The house, while a lovely house, no longer feels like home with her already at the new place. Packing is certainly dreary.
Luckily, there are purry orange kittens and e-mails from my almost-grandma to perk things up. I spent the morning, after I got an excited Pie off to school camp, running errands. Once home, I succumbed to the extreme sleepiness I was feeling & napped for about 45 minutes, snugged in under the covers with my o favorite of cats curled up on my feet. I finished Good In Bed. Jennifer Weiner is such a good writer. I started re-reading Practical Magic tonight...hard to get the images from the movie out of my head. Sandra Bullock made such a good Sally and Nicole Kidman was perfect for Gillian and who else could have played the aunts but Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest? I hope the other Uppitys love it!
The time between napping and reading in front of Food Network was spent packing. Packing, packing, endless packing. I am going to run out of boxes soon and the bookstores never have any boxes for me when I pop by. Banana boxes are useless for most of what I have. But, I was able to get quite a bit done, as I spent the afternoon with tape, scissors, Magic Marker, newspaper, boxes...and Paula, Ina, Giada, and Rachel. LOL! I think I want to be Ina Garten when I grow up, but without the husband. I'll take J, thank you very much! I do find it amusing that my big celeb crushes are on Ina Garten & Stockard Channing. I think they are simply gorgeous, though. I took a break from packing to take Boot to dinner at The Golden Jersey Inn. Comfort food was enjoyed by all. You just can hardly beat a roast beef hot shot on a chilly evening like this...and their applesauce and sweet potato bread are superb. Although, Rachel Ray's comfort meal of black bean stewp, Southwestern Monte Cristos, and margarita slush looked pretty dang good!
So, I should sleep so that I can renew the packing effort in the morning. Ugh! I will be very happy to be moved!