Monday, May 21, 2007

7 Random Facts:

1. I make my bed everyday! Usually as soon as I get up. It’s easy, fast and makes me feel as though my bedroom is neat – except all my shoes are out of the closet under my dresser!

2. I have worn silver bracelets for 40 years – a few of the same ones and some additions. I lost my favorite (a totem pole) a long time ago.

3. I gave my red hair to my children – literally – with each pregnancy I lost a little more. Theirs is beautiful red, mine is now blah brown (I’ve enhanced it a little!) My mother’s was red the day she died at age 80!

4. I have a love-hate relationship with weeds. I hate to get started – but once I’m going I’m hooked. I love pulling them up! Weed therapy.

5. I love my house – hence I’m making sacrifices to stay here (no retirement fund) despite the fact that it’s built for a large family – not a lone person. My private yard is wonderful – lush and green – a sanctuary in the high desert.

6. I do not have a ‘youthful’ figure – but am often pegged for being much younger than I am so it may be worth it!

7. I haven’t knit a stitch in three days – I did hold the latest project for a few moments though!

Kim tagged me for this so thought it was a good excuse to get some content on my blog - I am so busy these days I barely have time to read the latest - but after graduation things will settle down and I'll have a moment to write the details. All is well - just busy.
My schedule this week:
Monday: Work at home (job related); clean house and cook dinner for book club here tonight.
Tues: Work in Camp Sherman all day - then to other job for a few hours
Wed: Work in Camp Sherman all day - then High School Awards Assembly (Yea - hopefully it means more scholarship dollars!
Thurs: Work at home
Friday: Take Marianne and friends to Kah-nee-ta for a day of swimming in the hot springs pools - it's her 18th birthday and senior skip day.
Saturday: Work
Sunday: Plant veggies, fertilize lawn etc.
It actually doesn't look so bad on paper - it's the work stuff - there is a ton of tasks that must be completed this week to get ready for big important events coming up - land use hearings, neighborhood meetings, finish budgets, (OMG - there is a beautiful Wilson's Warbler outside my window!) redo of plot plans to meet Oregon's every changing Land Use laws (they change daily at the whim of State agencies) the list goes on - but I'll get it all finished I'm sure - knitting will not get accomplished I'm afraid - oh well there is always next week...
I did have a great weekend - actually spent two evenings with all of my children. Molly was in town for the weekend and we all met Morgan for dinner in Bend on Friday night - then on Saturday night we celebrated Marianne's Birthday with thier dad at his house. Two in a row!
On to this weeks adventures!
ttfn and Knit Peace!


Debby said...

I agree with your decision to stay in a house you love. Our houses are our sanctuaries, and if you are not happy at home, it's difficult to find peace and rest. My husband and I are going to sell our house to find a new one, where we can be as content as you are in your home. :)

Roxie said...

Wow, it sounds as if you are going a hundred miles an hour with your hair on fire! Well, as long as you are enjoying it, good for you!

There's a lot to be said for staying comfortably where you are. And with the way home prices are going, a person just about can't AFFORD to move. Enjoy it while you can. The retirement center will always be there when / if you need it.

Pat K said...

What is it about this time of year that keeps us so busy? You are blessed to be in a home that you love, certainly don't be too quick to ever feel that you have to move.

Kim said...

Sounds like you've got quite a week ahead - thanks for doing the 7 things!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I know how you feel about staying in a home that you love. Once we got ours, we'll do everything we can to stay here for as long as we can.

Now remember to slow down once in awhile and look at the garden for awhile after you've pulled those weeds out. ;-)

Mary, Mary... said...

LOL-they'll have to drag me out of my garden feet first. I finally saw your april post about the yarn and magnet.You're very welcome!
PS: I wish I had worn a screaming red dress for my hs prom--wowza!