Monday, January 31, 2011

3 in 30 Check in...

Shelf up in the dining room - check!
Dry Cleaning addressed - check!
Ironing - continual work in progress, but at least it's getting done now, so - check!

Goals for February: Finish decorating Little Boy's room
Clean out and organize my closet
Write 3 letters - real ones, of the snail mail variety

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thrift Store Treasure

I went over to my local neighbourhood thrift store this weekend and scored some cool stuff. The best of the lot was this beauty!!

It's a hand quilted little bag from vintage fabrics. It's going to be perfect for toting my knitting in the car. I like to knit during the commute to work. (I'm not driving, Hubby is, just for the record.)

I can't believe someone would give this away. Their loss, my gain. I would like to assure whoever put the time and effort into making this that I appreciate their effort.

Both sides are different patchwork patterns and the fabrics are so cool. If I was going to take a guess, early seventies. The pictures don't do justice.

Did I mention I love thrift stores! My perfect little bag was a whole $2.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Don't blog angry...

Another pearl of wisdom to be added to the list of many don'ts.

I believe yesterday was a combination of projecting and perhaps (don't groan) PMS?? Frustration manifests itself in curious ways. Apparently I write nasty things about total strangers I know nothing about. Not that they didn't deserve it.

I'm still frustrated, defensive, feel under appreciated, unheard, micromanaged.....

I will soldier on. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. (Right?)

On that note...

Don't wash towels with darks
Don't drink and dial
Don't forget a frozen turkey in the trunk of your car
Don't buy a leather couch, even though it looks cool
Don't wear a dress and heels to a hockey game
Don't eat Indian food and Sushi the same day and then go to the pub
Don't sleep in your contacts
Don't blog angry

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Furry Happy Monsters

But the World is my Living Room...

People are weird. (translated - RUDE)

Or maybe I am intolerant. (translated - POLITE)

Hubby and I went to the theater this past weekend to see the opening performance of a musical.

It was in a small venue, maybe 100 seats. Close quarters. First row of seats was level with the performance area.

Where should I start... Taking pictures with a cellphone (and flash) during the performance, a dude in the front row was sleeping, talking during the performance (not whispering, full on talking), dropped beer bottle on the concrete floor during a song, spilled drink flowing freely into the actors path....

The world is not your living room, people!!! Have some respect for the actors and actresses or just stay home to burp and fart and scratch your ass where the rest of us don't have to witness it.

Thank-you.... that is all.

Monday, January 10, 2011

3 in 30

I am not usually a new years resolution kind of gurl. I'll jokingly make a couple, like be nicer, stop using the snooze alarm or to not make any resolutions.


A couple weeks ago I happened to see a post on another blog that referred to 3 in 30. Hello? What's this? Complete 3 goals in 30 days. This I can do. A monthly teeny tiny bucket list. Ha!

So, here is my tiny little to do list for January: finish the stupid ironing, drop off and pick-up dry cleaning, put up the shelf in the dining area

Baby steps. It is almost halfway through the month, don't want to overwhelm myself, now.

I really do have one serious resolution for 2011. I will try and complete 18 credit hours towards my degree. Starting with 2 classes this semester, next week. This will be an exercise in time management, ugh!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

50 Book Wrap-up

So, 50 books was a little ambitious. In the end I did actually finish 19 altogether. I am counting the text book from the history class I took last semester because I pretty much read it cover to cover.

Now that it is a new year, time to start again. Aiming a bit lower this time.

Let's see.... how about 24. Two a month, I think that is doable.

Ready, set, go........