Monday, April 15, 2013

Little Bits

I'm totally winging this one.  Don is busy at his laptop trying to finish at big work project so I've brought my laptop over to keep him company.  I have successfully vanquished my inbox and have hit my usual 11 pm second-wind so thought I'd take a minute for a little virtual mind dump.  Don't really have a theme or a plan here. Want to come along?

Just ordered more of these glasses. 4 ounce size. Bought the first set about a year ago; they make such fabulous glasses for the kids.  I'm springing for more so I don't have to wash them by hand so often - they tend to get used at much faster rate than other categories of dishes and I run out before it's time to run a whole dishwasher load. Thinking of getting the same in bigger sizes when our grown-up glasses need replacing.

Reading this book... and finding it annoying.  I ordered it up after seeing a short article about the author in Martha.  Her bare-bones closet and simple house looked so appealing.  But she's serious about the title... this is not just a decluttering book, it's a book about how to get through the day without generating so much as a gum wrapper.  Great and all, but so far from achievable (for us) that it's been hard for me to take her seriously.

Just finished re-reading this book, which was just as enjoyable, if not more so, the second time around.  Seriously good writing, laugh-out-loud lines, awesome advice and perspective on the whole Mommy game.

Can I come up with a link that doesn't involve Amazon??  Hmm.  Okay, how about this one that I came across on good ol' facebook. Really summed up a lot of what Don and I have been talking about as we have renewed our church attendance and gone at our Bibles with a fair amount of enthusiasm.

I just love this quilt, and really want to make one.  Goodness knows, I have enough fabric.  I'm holding this idea up as an example of how to correct the problem I always have when I try to do scrap quilts - they look SO much better when there is a hefty amount of white in there to spread out the busyness.  Maybe I'll get to it when I finish the other quilt I'm working on... I'm almost done!  Will share pictures this week, I hope.  Also made a brainstorming-type list the other day of all the half-done projects currently on hand... many are close to completion.... hoping to move many of those into the "complete" column before too many more months go by and make way for some fresh inspiration.

Other things I did today:
-registered Amy for kindergarten (!);
-cleaned the oven (after our first attempt baking/grilling ribs resulted in hot pork juice all over my oven door and bare legs... the ribs were pretty good, though possibly not worth doing again);
-started sorting through files - found, and proceeded to misplace again, a paper I'd been looking for;
-swatted about a bazillion teeny-tiny biting gnats while spending time outside with the kids;
-scheduled both an oil change and a vet appointment for tomorrow, and was reminded of Amy's dentist appointment on Wednesday.

And on that busy note, better get to bed.  Thanks for following along with all my random bits of thoughts. Always helps clear my mind just to get it all out there. Have a good one, folks!

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