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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dichotomy?


  • Dichotomy: refers to the division of something into two especially in logical classification. It is the dividing or separating into two mutually contradictory or exclusive groups. A synonym of the word is duality or being two fold.

Last Saturday, my husband and I took my mom out for dinner at The Station at Reinholds Inn - mainly because she wanted to eat in the Victorian-style dining room. So as we are sitting at our table (the first photo below), the power went out and I heard Chef Brooklyn run downstairs to the cellar to flip the power switch back on. I could not figure out why the power would go out because from where we were seated looking outside the sun was bright and shining. Then my husband said, "Well, look out the windows at the other side of the room." Lo and behold, it was POURING DOWN RAIN on the other side of the room/building (the second photo shows where the windows are located - NOTE: these are old photos I took last year in October so they are not pics from our dinner last Saturday) ...



From the railroad tracks which are located right outside of the buiding, you could see the rain was coming down on one side of the tracks and not coming down on the other. It was as if Mother Nature drew a line across the road. This type of occurrence has happened a total of three times so far in my life - once while I was driving through Wernersville a few years ago and another last year while driving my mom home from Christmas shopping. The video below gives you an example of what I experienced ...

Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday odds and ends

Greetings, my friends and welcome to another Monday. As per usual, we have had nothing but rain and hot, humid days - nothing new here. From what I am reading from other bloggers, the weather is much the same for them as well. So over it already and August (the hottest month of the year) has not even arrived yet! 😒

Anyhow, last Monday I woke up with laryngitis - could barely speak at all and I am only now just beginning to get some of my voice back. Not sure why it happened, but my guess is that my job - even though they have (barely) air conditioning in the building, working constantly in that dry, hot room my sinuses take a real beating and it is affecting my throat and nasil passages. It is so muggy in there our clothing stick to our skin!

Moving on, this past weekend we helped our friend Kyle celebrate his 29th birthday. We met at The Railroad House for lunch and the Beverly Hills Tavern afterward ...

The view from our table inside the patio of The Railroad House - yup, that is actually a train flying by us outside ...

CHEERS!


In addition to Kyle's birthday, we also celebrated our friend Walts. Walt is one of the many cool veteran's whom we met at the Sinking Spring VFW  - Walt will be 73 years old. Unaware of the fact that his birthday is actually this Thursday, I remembered that I had a pic I took of us at last weekend's Karaoke Night. And so I took it out of my purse, wrote 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WALT!' on the back of it and gave it to him. He was so happy he said, "I love this, I am gonna frame it!" LOL - my friends bust on me a bit for always carrying around my digital pocket camera, but there are times I am glad that I did. 😀
(the pic)

Have a good week all!!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday this and that


Blessed Sunday everyone. It was another busy weekend, albeit yet again very hot and humid - it also rained on and off a bit. I have been working on re-vamping and updating my current resume and reference sheet ...


Not too much new and exciting happening here lately. Yesterday, I had lunch and dinner with friends ...

Dave 'n' Deb at Flanagan's Pub ...


And also stopped off at Beverly Hills Tavern ...


and The Station at the Reinholds Inn ...

Later on, my husband and I went to the VFW of Sinking Spring for a nightcap when .unbeknownst to us it was their monthly Karaoke Night. Steve, the bartender, brought me a song book and a song request slip strongly encouraging me to get up and sing after 10 years! Wow, was I ever nervous ... lol


Anyhow, I agreed to sing ONE song so I sang Stevie Nicks' "Landslide." It was so nice to hear such kind and wonderful feedback from a few patrons and fellow singers in attendance. Before the end of the evening, Mary, who runs the karaoke and who is also a very talented singer in her own right, approached me about singing one more song. So I sang a pretty easy one - Nancy Sinatras' "These Boots Are Made For Walking."

Posing with our friend Walt who was all decked-out for the occasion.
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As for this evening, I plan on doing some laundry, chilling out with my fur babies, and enjoying a nice glass of white wine which my husband picked up for me on Friday night. It has cool mermaid image on the bottle! 

Have a pleasant Sunday all from Merlin and the gang!!.

Friday, July 09, 2021

Fun Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Here is Bill's song pic of the week. 💚 

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Sunday this and that ...

Well, here it finally is - the three-day July 4th weekend and as per usual bad things always have to happen over the holidays. Yesterday, while driving to meet up for lunch with my friends, my car engine light popped up on my dashboard for no discernable reason! So, I got my owners manual out of my glove compartment and showed it to my friend Dave after I arrived for lunch. He believes it is most likely because of my fuel line. So, now I have to try to get my car into the garage and pray it is not something serious!! On top of that yesterday, and right on time just to make sure that they ruin our holiday weekend, our lousy, school taxes came in the mail. I will NOT even get into how I feel about that subject other than to say that it is completely criminal what they extort from us here. It is simply disgusting!!

Moving on, we had nothing but pouring down rain and thunderstorms all day yesterday. However, it was our friend Steph's birthday, so we stopped off at The Station at the Reinholds Inn where she was tending bar and surprised her with balloons ...

Some pics from lunch at Beverly Hills Tavern beach bar ...

As for today, my husband unfortunately is "on call" at his job and must drive to Wilkes-Barre in an hour. If he gets back early enough, we will still be able to spend some time with my mom and MIL a bit later on this afternoon and perhaps try and salvage some of the holiday. I ordered some homemade red velvet with cream cheese frosting cupcakes from Chef Jesenia who dropped them off at my house a few minutes ago ...


Wishing all a safe and Happy 4th of July from our friend "Moose" ...

(Photo courtesy of my friend Renee Nichole)