Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Inconsistent Hodgepodge

Yes, I have been terribly inconsistent with posting.  I think I needed to get my mother's estate finally finished and over with to be able to move on.  It's like I have been frozen in place and now I'm finally thawing out.
So how about we get on with this whole blogging thing.  A little Hodgepodge?

1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm...

Are you a pack rat? Even if you're not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another they struggle to part with. Tell us what's yours.
I'm a bit of a pack rat, but Nick has helped with this admittedly learned behavior. My mother was a definite pack rat. I learned from her, but Nick is a clean it out kind of person (with the exception of his clothes) so I have cleared out a lot of unnecessary clutter.  I still have a bunch of boxes from my mom that I need to sort through and put things away and get rid of the unneeded things.

2. What are two things you know you should know how to do, but you don't?
Change the oil in my car.  My parents wanted me to know how but they sent me to the garage to get it changed and I'm not the most assertive person and I just avoided the process and later said I watched.  Yeah, introvert here.
Change a tire.  I have a vague idea of the process but I have never done it myself.

3. Do you crave sugar? Do you add sugar to your coffee and/or tea? Do you use artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes? When dining out is dessert a given? Are you someone who has slain the sugar dragon, and if so tell us how you did it.
Not really a sugar fan.  Oh, I like sweet stuff, but I like it tempered with the savory. I can take or leave dessert, but I like ice cream. I like dark chocolate.  I like homemade cookies.  Just not a lot of them. I am not a big fan of artificial sweeteners. They give me headaches.

4. What's a trend it took a while for you to come round to, but now you can't imagine living without? The smart phone. At times I feel a bit too connected, but it is nice to be able to call/text the teenager and know what he's up to.

5. What's a song that reminds you of a specific incident in your life? Please elaborate.
Savage Garden's Truly Madly Deeply
This song takes me back to Nick and my wedding.  It was 19 years ago this summer. Here we are still together through the ups and downs.  Love him so much.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 
We went as a family and saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. I was a bit worried about whether Bruiser would be able to sit through the whole thing (it's a long movie) but he was fine and loved the movie, especially Baby Groot. I liked the movie, but thought the family is what you make theme was pushed a bit hard. Hopefully the next one will be a bit less touchy feely and more standard superhero like.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Random Thoughts

So, it's Tuesday and I haven't blogged in over two weeks now.  The urge is there but the follow through is lacking.  And strangely, right now I have stuff to blog about.  Ss let's get this train rolling again with some Tuesday random thoughts:
  • I'm getting my hair cut tonight.  I'm seesawing between just getting it trimmed and getting something more drastic.  No, not going short. Just some layers and some shape around my face.  I love my long hair, but it looks very similar to how it was my first year of college, some 25 years ago. I think I might need a bit of a change.  How ever, I need it to be quite simple to style.  Right now I scrunch some styling gel in it and give it a shake and a finger comb and call it good.  I'm just not one who can devote 20-30 minutes to doing my hair any more. So I'm looking. Hopefully, I'll be brave enough to play with it with my stylist tonight and see where it goes.  After all, it's just hair and it grows back right?!
  • We get to go see the Harlem Globe Trotters next week.  It sounds like it will be fun and an evening out of the house with friends and the kids. All plusses in my book.
  • I am finally almost back to normal after my back went out last month.  Stupid snow and stupid snow shovel. All I did was turn around, OK, maybe a slight twist with an empty snow shovel in my hands and holy mother back spasm. I've been moving like I was 90 even since. So much fun getting older.
  • Our cat Freya has discovered that she must kill the toilet paper so it does not attack us while we are in the bathroom.  Or she just likes playing with it, either way we must now hide the toilet paper from the cat.
  • We only have one cat but she still spends time plotting...
  • and now for the geology funny of the day:
And for the last spot of the day:
Have a wonderful Tuesday!


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