Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday's temptations

That's what I was supposed to write about...
1 - going back to sleep forever
2 - playing mindless computer games
3 - blogging until it's time to go to work

more later

The five best things about Tuesday

1. It's not Monday anymore!
2. The week holds so much promise.
3. I haven't made many mistakes this week, yet.
4. Lots of time to plan for the weekend.
5. It's another day.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday mindlessness

So since it's Monday, it's okay that I played a bunch of mindless computer games? and didn't do very well at that?? I really want to get off that kick. Just a waste of time. Why do I do the things that I don't want to do and not do the things that I want?

1. Our cat has a new friend who is black and white and really stinks. She came in the other night with the funniest look on her face .. and she smelled funny. I don't think she got sprayed, at least not directly, because the smell went away over night. Her friend was back again today. Fortunately, she was inside this time. This is her - Spooky. Okay, not really a girl name, but she was named after another grey cat we had a long time ago.

2. I need to get my hair dyed, yet again and I need a manicure ... UGH! why does this stuff have to be done all the time??? Also, my toe nail has just about grown back in so I need a pedicure.

3. My eyes are tired.

4. Oh, I've been working on a new quilt. It's just blue and white (my favorite) and I need to get some other fabric to brighten it up .... I probably should have done some sashing in between the squares. I might still. We'll have to see. I still need to finish the two blankets that I'm knitting, but I must admit I prefer quilting.

5. It's still hot.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday's thoughts

A strange day. Michael Jackson died. I was never a huge fan but I feel like I grew up with him. I first heard about him when I was in 7th grade. One of the girls at school went to see the Jackson 5 in concert and met him. Vera. And basically, he's been around since then. Feels kind of like when Princess Diana died. Y'know someone the same age as me who seemed larger than life; and then they die. They aren't larger than life. They are just people. They were. How final. And life goes on.

I don't like that part - that life goes on. For Michael, the world will mourn, but things will continue pretty much as they did yesterday. HIs life is ended. We will celebrate his life, mourn his death, and then go about our business. That's how it is.

On another note, I got some new running shoes today. I had them fitted. I think it's been 35 years since I had someone measure my foot... but, my thought was really related to how the young hot girl who was there before me got much more/better attention. Our money is the same but it's not just about the money. But then again, who wants to sell shoes ... reminds me of Al Bundy, who reminds me of Ted Bundy, who reminds me of NCIS - one of my favorite TV shows.

Life goes on.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I would like to blog more regularly and so was thinking that if I had a name for each day (like Katie's Tuesday 10), I would at least have a so-called template to work from and wouldn't have to be creative. So I need suggestions for my daily blogs ...

Sunday's Snapshots
Monday's Mindlessness
Tuesday's Temptations
Wednesday's Wildness (??? not that I am ever wild ???)(Thank you Anna)
Thursday's Deep Thoughts
Friday's Fab Four
Saturday's Successes

I was checking out other blogs last night and there are some really creative people out there with some terrific pictures and some interesting stuff. It's amazing how we have access to all these different people. What a big world we live in and yet so small .. oh wait, this is something to leave for my deep thinking tomorrow. Today I'm supposed to be wild...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

father's day

well, yesterday was not as productive as I would have liked. I did get the spare bedroom cleaned, and got a few things off my list; however, if I didn't spend the first two hours of the day lounging in bed, I might be able to accomplish more. How to get motivated???

ah well, another week has begun.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

the day after

what to do today? first yoga, and then what ... I've got so many things I want to accomplish. Some are fun, most are not.

wash down the deck
scrub the carpets
go to a thrift store / antique store / yard sale (don't know what I want to buy but I want something)
go to bank
go to grocery store
clean bathrooms
clean "spare" bedroom
go to the movies (nope we didn't make it yesterday)
work on the blankets
clean out the closet

I can't do all of this, but I need to do some of it. No more stupid computer games. No more.
What do I think I will do... argh!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


happy birthday to Paul McCartney .. I hear he's 66 today. Hard to believe.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

birthdays ...

Happy Birthday cousin Jon - where ever you are. Yesterday was Granny's b-day - she would have been 109 today. Tomorrow is Karen Styles birthday. Thursday is Paul McCartney's birthday! He's 60-something, more than 64 because I remember hearing someone commenting about that -- y'know the song "When I'm 64".

Went to the gym today. Ran 1 mile, plus a little more. If I go tomorrow, I'll just do the elliptical and then swim. I have to make brownies for the June birthdays (just mine actually) at work. I'm doing it on Thursday, just in case I bail on Friday.

Trying to think what I'd like to do for my birthday. Maybe a movie and dinner?

Five things ...

1 - loving the kitties
2 - my feet are like ice cubes
3 - wishing I didn't like playing mindless computer games
4 - need to finish my knitting projects
5 - need to start my quilt

I need to clean out the junk in my house. Stuff is nice but neat is nicer. I just spent a couple of days in a very cluttered house and I didn't like it... the first stuff I'm getting rid of is my yarn - just not sure where. Maybe I'll put it on Craigs List ... I'd like to get a little money for it, but getting rid of it is the important thing.

I also need to get my printer fixed, or get a new one. I want to get a scanner, like the one at work. Where the only thing it does is scan. I want to scan old pictures of the family and get them labeled, while there are still people around who know who the people in the pictures are. Don't know if I'll do it soon enough.

I need to clean my carpets, I need to clean the kitchen floor, I need to get dining room chairs. I need to get a hutch. I need, i need, I need. Certainly am needy.

I have two nieces and one nephew with birthdays coming up. If I were a good aunt, I would get them something. I want to, just don't know if I will...

enough for tonight.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

yoga class cancelled :-(

So what will I do with this recovered hour?? maybe I'll go to costco early and get my grocery shopping done or laundry .. so many fun things, so little time..

Friday, June 5, 2009


I think Katie is inspiring me .. I want to have a cool craft room too! But to justify it I have to be more crafty. so I been working on my knitted baby blanket .. fyi I'm going to give away most of my yarn and only buy yarn when I have a specific project. Not sure the best place to give the yarn away ... then I have my quilts. I have a blue and white one in my head and I'll go from there. I have these animals I want to make and I need to get something to Katie ... hmmmm. I'll have to work on that this weekend. I have an idea ...

Won't you look down upon me Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
I just can't make it through another day
My body's aching, and my time is at end
I just can't make it any other way, yeah

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