Today is an unassuming day. Well, OK, all Tuesday’s are pretty much an unassuming day – think about it… Monday is the day everyone dreads because the weekend is over and they have to go back to work or school.

Wednesday is ‘hump’ day signifying the middle of the week which begins the downhill slide to the weekend. Thursday is closest to Friday, so it’s not in anyone’s cross-hairs. Friday is Friday – enough said about that day of the week.

But Tuesday? It’s like no one knows what to do with Tuesday because it’s overshadowed by that dreaded Monday. Well we know what to do with Tuesday, don’t we? GeT rAnDoM of course! And enjoy some coffee, no?

The hubby is off this week for his spring break (the kids don’t have theirs until two weeks from this week – too bad everybody’s not on break at the same time!) but the Hovering Hubby and I had a chat about his hovering, and he’s been working on setting up his man-cave out in the garage, so he’s been good about the reduction of his hovering mode…heh!

Even so, I still get way more interruptions than normal when he’s home (it’s like having a kid at home, no?) so that calls for some fun funnies for today’s random fare!

This cracked me up (and why didn’t I think of it?!):

This one’s been floating around for quite a while:

Of course it’s always shared as a joke about ignorance – the obvious being that it’s the Statue of Liberty vs. Mona Lisa, and Owen Wilson vs. Keith Urban. It’s still funny, though!

This one’s even funnier:

That quacked me up….

This is also funny:

Could you even imagine?!

My friend Slon (who used to blog as Mom in High Heels – I miss her blogging!) posted this on Facebook – apparently when you have a donut hunger, nothing can stop you:

I know, I know – ewwwwww!

And finally, this cool bird has been visiting our bird feeder lately – I think I figured out that it’s a Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, which is primarily located in the drier state of Nevada, but maybe s/he was visiting friends in Washington (or maybe s/he heard about our guest room):

I took those shots through the glass of the French doors in the dining room – hopefully I’ll be able to get some clearer shots with clear weather vs. the gray rain. It’s spring, now, so of course that means more rain – April showers and all that jazz, right? But I’m excited for the budding trees and plants!

One of the drawbacks (or benefits, whichever way you look at it) with moving into a new house during the winter months is you have no idea what the plants are in the landscaping. Both the hubby and I are looking forward to full-on spring, to see what kinds of plants and trees we have on our property!

Before you go… I entered a recipe in a contest that ended up being a finalist! I submitted my recipe “Kahlua Glazed Black Russian Boozy Cake” – so if you could pretty please take a minute to go vote for my recipe, I’d be forever in your debt!

The finalists have been posted on this website page:

The deadline for voting for the winner is Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Voting is limited to one vote per person, so tell all your friends and family to go to that page and vote! Please and thank you!

It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!

The question or prompt for this week is:

“What is your favourite indulgence?”

Once upon a time, long long ago (read: before husband and kids) I used to have an indulgent ritual every Sunday night. To polish off a busy weekend and get ready for a busy work week, I’d plan absolutely nothing on Sunday evening except a nice relaxing bubble bath with wine and candles and music:

In addition to the relaxing bubble bath, I also cooked myself a nice gourmet meal – like steak (of course with wine):

Depending on the meal I planned to cook, or the timing of my ‘me time’ on Sunday evening, sometimes I’d soak in the tub before making dinner, then relax on the couch and catch up on favorite shows while eating, or have dinner first, then soak in the tub as my finale for Sunday night.

For some reason, my indulgence has been set aside after the arrival of the kids – partly because there was an uncomfortable/shallow tub in our old house in the main bath – our 1817 farmhouse in PA had an awesome claw-foot tub, but it was up in the finished attic (and believe me, that attic got sweltering hot in the summer, and oh so cold in the winter, so it was not a convenient tub to indulge in).

Our last house had ‘modern’ (for 1988) el-cheapo tubs that were also shallow and narrow – certainly not beneficial for a relaxing soak. But our new house? Has an amazing big tub on the main floor, so I’ve already told the family members as soon as I’m done unpacking and setting everything up, I’m going to re-institute my Sunday evening indulgence.

At least the bubble bath with music and wine part, anyway – I always cook indulgent meals for the family. Just sayin’.

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  1. Stacy, the bubble bath sounds like heaven! I haven’t been able to do this in forever. Our bath tub is horrible. It’s not the kind you can relax in but my parents had an old claw & ball tube which was a delight to fill to the brim with hot soapy water. I used Mom’s Calgon often and when that wasn’t available I used my little brother’s Bubble Bath. lol Anywho, I could just lay back and relax until the water got cold or someone pounded on the door demanding that I get out if I valued my life. I hope our next house has a wonderful tub for me to indulge in again. Good luck reinstitutionalize your Sunday night bubble baths!

  2. That does look like a nice tub to relax in. I know what you mean about a hovering hubby, mine has been retired for several years now and it is like having a child at home. He goes outside for a while and comes in for lunch, etc. just like a kid.

  3. My tub is soooo woefully inadequate, but I go in anyway. Better that than nothing. And I never gave up the ritual once kids arrived…. now I just usually get at least one late night visitor who has to pee. Like we have another bathroom people!!! but no, it’s in the “scary” basement. Oh, the “scary” basement you play games in all day long??? ugh.
    I really enjoyed having my glasses of wine while I was writing in the hotel room. That is a ritual I could get used to. I’d either end up published — or an alcoholic. LOL

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