Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Nothing exciting going on

I'm still here, mostly just been working.
I haven't been to any garage sales since my last post. Nothing's sounded interesting. I realize this happened to me last year too, I just got burned out before the end of the summer. And then I'm bummed I don't have any to go to in the winter.
I do have this weekend off, so I figure I need to get out and go to some.
I think I've been kinda depressed lately, I'm not exactly sure why, but I don't do anything outside of my house except work. A few weeks ago, my parents got to go on vacation, I don't think that helped at all, I wish I could afford a vacation. With this weekend off, normally I would sign up for extra shifts at work, but I start back at my cashiering job next week and I will be working non-stop the 12th through the 30th, so I figured I should just keep the weekend off, have a little relax before my work run. I really wanted to go to the state fair, but no one will go with me, so I've accepted the fact that I won't be going to that again.
While my parents were gone, I was asked/told I had to scrape the porch. Unfortunately, it hurts my arms (because I don't use those muscles) and my back (that angle just kills me), so that wasn't very fun. And of course my scraping isn't up to my mother's standards, so she's been doing it to her standards since she got home. Though yesterday, I got to scrape the part that's behind the rose bush, that was fun.
I keep daydreaming about having my own little house away from my parents, that would be grand.
A few of the blogs I read participated in the Where Blogger's Create event, so I have been perusing other blogger's creative spaces, and wishing I had my own. I do have a very messy craft closet where I keep all my supplies, but when I create it's either on the floor in the hallway, on the floor in the kitchen, or on my futon in the living room. And now that I'm having issues with my back, creating on the floor is not helping anything.
While I was perusing blog spaces, I stumbled on to Beansie Babbles, and then onto a weekly meme/blog hop: Hodgepodge Wednesday hosted by From This Side of the Pond, I thought it might be fun to do that. Maybe I'll even get back to posting regularly.

After thinking more on these, I have a couple edits

1. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week...what's one thing you could do this week to qualify as a participant?

I don't know, my life's pretty simple as it is. I am actually uploading all my music in one place so I have it, if my computer crashes. That's simplifying for down the line isn't it? I won't have to worry when I get a new computer. Hire a maid, I'm a messy person. Get rid of some of my stuff, actually that's one of the reasons I haven't been going to garage sales, I figure I have enough stuff as it is.

2. It's also National Peach Month...peach pie, peach cobbler, or please pour me a Bellini? What's your peach pleasure?

I actually don't eat a lot of peaches, I can't remember the last time I had a peach. Maybe I'll have to go find a peach something when I visit the store tomorrow Fuzzy Navel, I love those drinks

3. Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, "Do one thing every day that scares you."Agree or disagree...explain.

I think it's a good idea...for others. It's good to get out of our comfort zones, but I don't like getting out of mine very much. I should, my life would be more exciting if I did, I have become way too comfortable in my life right now, I need a little excitement. Right now, I'm focusing on doing something every day that makes me happy. As mentioned above, I'm not extremely happy right now, and I'd love to be happier.

4. What's your favorite household chore? Yes, you have to choose one.

I like doing the dishes, granted I never have them all done at once, but I like doing them. When I actually get into doing them all (or at least the ones that don't have to drip dry), I love putting on my music and just relaxing in the warm water.

5. Fodor's recently listed (what they've dubbed) the ten most beautiful sunset spots in America. Click here to read more or see pretty pictures, but this is their list...
Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara CA,
Mount Haleakala in Maui HI,
Old Fort Marcy in Santa Park Fe NM,
Laguna Beach California,
Hopi Point in Grand Canyon AZ,
Four Seasons in Miami FL,
Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica CA,
Gay Head in Martha's Vineyard MA,
Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City UT,
and Mallory Square in Key West Florida.
Have you seen the sun set from any of these spots? If you could choose to watch the sun set from one of the spots on Fodor's list, which would you choose. Where was the prettiest sunset you've ever seen?

I'm not entirely sure if I've been to any of them, I have been to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon, but I don't know if I've been to those specific places. I'd totally pick Hawaii, I've been there and I'd LOVE to go back someday. I love the sunsets in Okoboji, IA. We have a condo for a week at the end of August, and seeing the sun set across the lake is beautiful. Actually after Hawaii, I'd consider Okoboji my favorite place to go on vacation.
This is Okoboji, the lask time I was there.

6. What's your favorite or most used app? If you don't use apps, how about your favorite or most visited website?

I like my calculator app, I'm not that great at math, and apparently even worse when I'm balancing my checkbook, so the calculator is the best. That said, I really don't use apps that much, I don't have a smart phone, but I do have a kindle fire. My favorite website is most likely Etsy, I love browsing and adding to my favorites, and every once in awhile, I actually buy something, to see my latest purchase, go here.

7. We've recently passed the halfway mark for 2013...write a seven word sentence that sums up your year thus far.

I wish I had more money. That's a horrible sentence and a word short, but that's what's been on my mind lately. My last two paychecks were sad, why is it, when I work more I make less money. My happier sentence would be something about the new library in seven words. I work at our local library, last fall we moved to a temporary location, so construction work could begin in our permanent location. You can now see two floors, and at this time next year we will be in the new library, I can't wait.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Random thought, random thought, random thought. I really don't have any. The thought in my mind right now is whether or not to call someone and ask if he wants to go to lunch. And maybe wondering/hoping there's some exciting garage sales this weekend.
I wish I could find more buttons at garage sales, of course that goes back to the thing about going to garage sales.

I really enjoyed filling this out, I hope I can remember to do it in the future.


Skoots1moM said...

love me some libraries...

Joyce said...

Welcome to the Hodgepodge! So glad you joined in this's a nice group. I always post the questions on Tuesday and then put the link up sometime after midnite on Wednesday.

I hope you feel better soon!


gorgeous sunset!!! If I were still working outside the home instead of retired, I think hiring a maid would be awesome!! Heck, come to think of it, a maid would be grand 'bout now!