Today’s post is brought to you by Darci who, I think, should have a blog of her own, don’t you?
Here are 13 things that have crossed my path over the week:
Summer Television: So, between the watching of CSI reruns on TiVo and catching up on missed silly rental movies, the family and I have become addicted to 2 of the silliest of shows of the summer – Wipeout and Legally Blonde: Search for Elle Woods, which is now over and we are missing it. I really need a life.
Iced Tea: the true drink of the summer. I love good old-fashioned, unflavored, brewed iced tea. Since school has been out I make a pitcher of iced tea and a pot of coffee each morning.
Air conditioning: We did not have air conditioning until 3 summers ago. I live in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, Ca. It is hot…really…really…hot. Goodness, do I love being able to during on the AC when in the afternoon, knowing we will actually be able to sleep in the night.
Daily Chores: Makes the beds, run the vacuum, empty/start the dishwasher. I feel like Cinderella often…I hate chores – hated them when I was a teenager; hate them as an adult.
Books: Reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I am struggling to find the story but I am getting there. It might be the issue of the husband is re-watching “Band of Brothers” and I am reading a book wrapped in the same time period. Might be a bit too much war and desperation. I am also reading Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Everyone needs a little mindfulness these days. I am working to get out of this paralysis of not moving forward. I need to look here not there or over there either…just here.
Knitting: Love my craft. The concept of having multiple projects weighs heavy on my mind so I am working towards finishing up and staying a bit more monogamous. I have a baby blanket and a 2nd sock on the current rotation with 2 toys and a couple sets of mitts as well as a dog sweater for my mom waiting in the wings.
Husband: He is the bomb but this week he has made me crazy….I need the school year to start so I can qualify my business instead of it being a figment of his imagination.
Daughters: I have the yen and the yang of daughters. One is a social butterfly who must be moving and shaking…One is happy to be by herself. I wonder if that is really true of either of them.
Volunteering: It is who I am. Why do people questions my motives or my methods in where I put my time? My husband and I are very involved in our daughters’ soccer club and I in their high school. We do it because we want to, it is our church, it is our family. We model to our girls how to give back – you do not get to just show up. Damn it is tiring at times.
iPhone: I love my phone….Is that bad? I have the lowly first generation but damn the new software is cool. I mean who can not be giddy over having their own personal Lightsaber
Pets: I have 3 dogs who have no clue they are dogs…who is going to break it to them? Not me!
Scooter: This will be my new transportation to school in the fall…Red, thank you very much.
Housekeeping: I suck at it and I do not care. Don’t get me wrong I love a clean house – I just hate the work that goes with it. I need a 1950s wife…the perfect solution.
Bio: Darci is a wife, a mom, a sister, an aunt and a friend. She loves to read, knit and soccer. She has too much time on her hands. While currently blog-less she is working towards launching something soon…after she does her daily chores, finishes knitting projects and creates lesson plans for next term.