Old Stone at Monteverde. With a view like this, it's easy to see why many couples get married here. As for me, the last time I was here was in 1985, and it looks like I'll be here again with Vicki as part of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.
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Today was another day at Mercy for a session of speech therapy to improve my female voice. There has been some noticeable improvement in my voice over the past few weeks, and I may just continue this expense into the Spring After a full year of effort, I feel that at that time I will review my need to continue with therapy.
Once I was done with my vocal exercises, I did a little driving around. Then, I took a nap once I got home. Several hours later (I only had 2-3 hours of sleep last night), I put my clothes back on and headed to Catherine's to buy a pair of jeans. Chatting with the ladies there, I found out that I could buy a second pair of jeans for less than $17 more, given their discount structure for the day. (They had a BOGO sale which netted to 25% off when buying 2 garments, and I had a $25 coupon for use when buying more than $50 of merchandise.) I still ended up spending more than I planned. But I don't think I'll need to buy another pair of woman's jeans for a while.
Next, it was off to The Avenue in Newburgh. DD was not there today, as this was her grandchild's due date. (The bun in the oven has to come out sometime.) Well, I chatted with the store manager and ended up buying some costume jewelry which would look perfect with my solid navy blue dress.
Having spent more than enough money for the day, it was back to my house and to find what was in the refrigerator that I could eat. Luckily, I knew I had enough salad to feed an army of one, and a quarter chicken that should fill me up. GFJ called just after my meal, and we discussed our plans for tomorrow. It looks like she won't be here until 6 pm. So I may just be able to spend some more time as Marian tomorrow before my coach turns into a pumpkin again.