HI INTERNET! I did not forget you. I’ve just been running in circles at work and I’m not great at this blogging thing and didn’t schedule posts. Anyway! Here I am!

There’s lots of hubbub about the Solar Eclipse coming up on Monday. I think my area is expected to get about 94% eclipse? coverage? ANYWAY the glasses are becoming hard to get ahold of but my work has some for us and we are doing a lunch thing then all going to a local park to watch. I’m on the fence about attending. I’ll definitely go for lunch but I don’t know if I trust these glasses to protect my eyes. However, I’d love to take pictures of it. So!

Three years ago the clear coat on my car started peeling off and now it’s completely gone. The fenders have even started peeling. The primer started showing through the paint back during the winter and I knew there was a chance it would start to rust. So I finally took it to a body shop on Monday and I’ve been anxious to see it all week. I was worried the color of the rest of the car body wouldn’t match the new color, due to fading paint since my car is a 2008 model year. I’ve had to depend on my brother to take me to work in the mornings and my mother to pick me up in the evenings. It’s only been a week but it seems longer. I miss being in my own car, listening to my own music, podcasts, or books. It’s hard to adjust when you’re used to driving alone every day.

It looks so shiny!!!! I wish I had a picture of the hood with zero clear coat. I didn’t think about taking one, but you get the idea. It’s gonna take some getting used to, seeing the hood like it was when I bought it in ’08. I have gotten so used to seeing the flat paint, this will be a change. A good one though.

Other things that have been happening around here aren’t all that exciting. I’ve listened to a lot of books recently and I’m 14 books ahead on my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’m planning to do another book post at the end of the month, like I did for July, so keep an eye out for that at the end of August.

I got this cute little wall hanging to put in my office at work. I’m going to do a gallery wall soonish and I found this to be adorable. The only thing missing is “y’all”. I’m scheduled to have my office painted in October when I’m on a short trip so I’m waiting to hang everything then. I need to get a few frames for some autographed things I want to hang. I also have a painted canvas I’m excited to put up. I’ll post photos of everything when I’m done.

This dude has started taking over the dog bed and she is so not happy about it. I don’t know what has caused this because he has his own bed. It’s amusing to me though. Her bed is bigger than his so I guess he is telling me he wants the same.

Last week we had breakfast for dinner and my mother made chocolate gravy, which my granny made alllll the time when I was growing up. We’ve never managed to get it to taste like hers and now that she’s gone it’s even harder. Maybe it was the fact that she just threw things into the sauce pan, maybe it was the actual sauce pan she used. I don’t know. I can remember standing at the stove, stirring for her as she made the homemade biscuits. Which could be the other thing that made a difference with her chocolate gravy and ours. The buttermilk biscuits may have given that sweet gravy just the right bit of tang. If you’ve never had chocolate gravy you need to try it at least once!

What are your plans for the weekend? I don’t really have any but I do need to make a trip to PetSmart for cat food.


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