Hello, hello. Sorry guys. Head down, working on stuff. Forgot to come here.
Ceejay - sometimes I seem to get a deeper sleep when I take a nap. Hope that didn't interfere with your regular sleep cycle for the night. I'm with you on the garbage can hunt - why is it so hard to find a decent trash can? And the prices of some of them are just insane.
Terra - Joy lives "down under" and on the other side of the world from us. So her seasons are the opposite of ours. When we are in summer, she is in winter. The craziest thing to me is that she celebrates Christmas in the middle of summer.
I suppose when that is what you are used to, that's normal - right? Christmas with no snow just isn't Christmas.
I don't like to sweat (intensely) either but I feel sorry for that woman who can't sweat at all. That is dangerous as her body doesn't have a way of cooling itself off. How is your quilt coming along?
Susie - how fun that you are doing the race walk. That is on my bucket / ambition list too - to do a walking 5K. I think it's great to train on the treadmill and then get some practice in on uneven terrain on the walking paths. Glad that you were able to enjoy your vacation, even if it did zoom quickly by. I'm not sure if I am the most busy retired person
but I know that I sure do enjoy my "busyness" a whole lot more than my work busy.
I still tend to not get to the things (like stacks of books to read) or drawing or writing that I should be doing. I think I will leave that for winter in the house activities and then I don't get to it.
Must plan my life better
I hope you got all your housework done. That's nice that DH helps with the grocery shopping. I cringe to think what we'd be eating if DH did the shopping although he is very good about going and picking up things if I give him a specific list. He's just not good at off the cuff thinking of things to cook.
Michelle - hope that you are having a great time at the wedding fun this weekend. Hope they had a nice ceremony and reception. Are you up to dancing?
Annie - saw your post on FB
I can only imagine how sad and frustrating this whole job hunt is going for you. I hope you do not let it get to you and start to doubt yourself. I don't EVER remember the job hunting being as bad as it is now. So many people competing for very little to offer. Don't take it personal, it's the hard times we are facing. Try to direct your energies to good things and the kids although I know kindness does not pay the bills or buy food. Still sending you good thoughts.
Laura - are you busy outside in the garden? I am having a very difficult time getting people to commit to specific things on my trip so that I can firm up plans. Everyone is like... we will decide when you get here or see what the weather is like.
I am still hoping we can meet up in OB. I guess I will have to call you when I get there. Would you rather do a weekend over a week night? Does Sunday work for you? I hope the plumbing issues got fixed.
Same for you Shad - is everything taken care of? Welcome home. Are you hot now?
Weather must be much warmer at home. How is Sunday the cat reacting to you? Is she rather indifferent now that you've been away?
I am making headway on my to do list. So far I don't have to be in panic mode which is good. DH wants to go to Minneapolis to take pictures of a live butterfly exhibit they have at the zoo. I told him I am not comfortable with him going away so far when I am not at home. If something (God forbid) happened to him on the road, the cats would be abandoned. Call me stupid but I do worry about stuff like that. So he agreed to go while I am still here as the exhibit will close the weekend I return. That gives me almost an entire day to bat things out which is good for me. Sometimes you can get a lot done when you are by yourself, even if the other person is not bothering you.
It sure was chilly last night. Hot during the day - DH was worn out from doing yard work but I went to bed with a light blanket and woke up in the middle of the night curled in a tight ball (which was not comfortable) because I was so cold. So I got another blanket and went to sleep. 89 during the day, 42 at night is rather drastic temperature swings. Like living in the desert. Anyway I should get busy here. Tomorrow is going to be a super busy day for me - lots of errands to run, I have my 2 hour shift standing out and begging for donations for our tag day fundraiser so I'm not sure if I will get in here in the morning - most likely not. But will catch you on the other side. I do feel bad that I sent some copy for an article and a mention for Tag Day in our local paper and it did not appear. I thought I was careful with the email address and darn if I didn't put an extra double LL in the name (misspelled).
I am rather ticked that it did not kick back as undeliverable. Given the circumstances I did not want to bug the newspaper people but I should have just dropped the paper copy off at the newspaper office. I am mad at my stupid mistake. Oh well I hope it does not affect our donations.
Anyway, happy Sunday to you all.