the weather here
perfect. 70, sunny, cool at night. Perfect fall weather all week.
We went from 5" of snow to this in a day
To-do list this week
Hooray! the garage door guy came out last Monday (instead of Thursday like the stupid Home Warranty agreed to). It took all day. When torsion springs break, the door cannot be lifted so my husband's car was trapped and he had to take the day off from work. Better than my friend Fran, who said her torsion springs broke as she was backing out, and the door fell on her car wrecking it. OMG.
BTW, you're supposed to replace torsion springs (not the motor) every 7 years, did you know that? We've never had a garage before. Like smoke alarms themselves not batteries but the alarms have to be replaced every 12 years or so.
So along with the usual daily chores,
I hope to get the file cabinet drawer system we bought to go under our office desk, put together and the last of the office boxes unpacked into it.
I want to clear out Studio 2 of stuff to be sorted, carry it all down the hall to another room so I have space to move around in there and find new homes for my supplies.I just realized I have to do it this way.
I want to sew this week. I usually sew daily, but haven't sewn for about 4 months now.
It's taking it's toll on me.
I want to write a post showing all the cool things I'm seeing in people's yards! and write my I Like Thursday post too.
Most of all walk around and enjoy the extreme Halloween decorations!
people chow... the same kind of things over and over because I don't feel much like cooking. My husband and I like to eat, but he could eat the same thing over and over, and I don't have energy for cooking right now. So we have some protein, two veg each night.
What I'm reading
I'm trying to read, then recycle magazines I brought with me from MD because I had subscriptions and love LOVE magazines but had no time so now I try to whittle down the stacks. It's heaven to me.
I'm reading Agony of the Leaves at night. Because of Miss Pat's comment, that she read The Four Tendencies, I read it too, and did the quiz and found out I'm a "questioner"
The author, pretty much described me, how I can use my tendency at work and play, and how to overcome some drawbacks. I found it fascinating.
I am an ENFP on the Myers-Briggs personality inventory, and this was just another way to see personality types.
I used to be a social worker, always for kids, during my work life, and still am fascinated with social psychology.
What's on TV
I love TV right now. Unfortunately we finished the latest season of Brokenwood (NZ mystery) but tonight is a new Hallmark GoodWitch I think, and there's Dancing with the stars ( I like Juan Pablo and Milo to win) and Survivor ( I like Christian and Elizabeth). I watched a cool series from BBC on youtube this week, four shows on If walls could talk about rooms in a house from midieval times to now.
I finished the Halloween embroidery, yea! and hope to finish the pillow this week. I also want to repair the chair slipcover zippers this week, now that I found some zippers. It's not going to be easy but I have to figure it out as my slipcovers are blue and IKEA doesn't sell that color now.
Tips and tricks
Did you know each time your computer updates something, it keeps the file and clutters up your hard drive? DH did and cleaned out the old stuff so my computer runs faster again.
I thought I might share how I fold away t-shirts, pj's and DH's running clothes...
. I used to stack them in the drawer on top of each other but now I fold them twice, then lay them edge up so you could see them all at a glance. I like to fold pj's together by putting the shirt on top of the pants then rolling them, putting rolls in the drawer so they are automatically together.
DH likes me to pair up his running duds that way and it's handy in a suitcase. I think they all fit better in the drawer too, and I'm more likely to pick a different one to wear this way as I can see them all.
Lessons I learned this week
Well, it may sound silly but here's the story... we went to Colorado Springs for the afternoon, so of course I went to two quilt shops. In one of them, as I was checking out the woman next to me showed a picture of a high heel shoe block she made. It was really cute and I said, "I used to wear those in my younger days. Now I wear comfortable shoes only. Not so pretty".
The clerk said, she is the same, but she calls her sensible comfort shoes "pretty" because she wants them to feel pretty like the high heels of her youth.
Why not see the lot dealt you, as however you want, so you can be happy? Why not call your birkenstocks "pretty" so you feel pretty and stylish ?
No reason indeed. "My birkenstocks are so pretty! Yea! " (and comfortable)
And the second lesson was in a bead shop in Old Colorado City (also in Colorado Springs) where I felt surrounded by eye candy. I said I wanted one of everything! . I need nothing, I want some of each. The owner laughed, then said, no, you want TWO of each, or else your earrings will look odd!
Yes, if you're dreaming, and want some of each, might as well want two of each!
(of course where will you put it? )
Instead of a picture I offer this video...I discovered John Prine because of Tom the Backroads traveler's blog...
True love, I defy you not to relate
I am a realist, and a romantic, and this video plays to both sides... I see someone as they are and love them because of it... enjoy