Mid-August is supposed to be outdoor time, where you neglect internal chores, and have fun and sun. Today did not cooperate with that paradigm, and instead was rainy and gloomy, and for Beth, even a bit chilly.
Fortunately, we had some shopping that needed to be done, and we only got rained on once :o) My stroll into the plant has proven to be quite demanding on the "hush-puppies", so the first stop was to get me some new shoes (my last two pairs now reside in the landfill, subject of worn out soles). Then it was on to Target to get candy for the CandyMan jar I keep at work, some new reading glasses (having them clipped to my badge at work has taken its toll on the first pair), and a new rug for the kitchen (our tile has some cracks, so it was time to cover them up). Then it was a quick stop at the grocery store to restock the beer supply, and to Aldi's to refresh some canned goods and to get some frozen fish.
Once we returned home, I was able to weatherize my two new pairs of shoes before the clouds released their moisture again. So, with the blogosphere being quiet, I tackled two indoor projects that have been haunting my weekends.
The first was to put new carpet on Sheeba's scratching post vertical riser, the original gave up the ghost and was down to the matting - so off with the old and on with the new from some scraps we have in the basement.