Sunday, August 13, 2006

Too tired to sleep

I learned something today at the skating rink. I can't skate any more. Sad, huh? This, from a person who used to skate backwards. Alas, my sense of balance, I knew you well. Still, it wasn't a total loss today. I found furniture at Goodwill. Can I confess? We went there, Fry and I, after the party, to find used roller skates. After seeing these beauties, I rather forgot why I was there. They cost $15 each, and I love the leather inlay. They need spiffing in a bad way. With the new hand sander and some wood stain, I'm ready. They match the coffee table, too. :)

Then this evening, I made a few things while the brown bag was felting. There will be pics of knitting later. Why are the boxes pictured? I don't know, maybe surprises for my female family members??? I think so!

I'm a pushover for memes, I'll admit. Like Norma avoids them, I go like a moth to a flame. Or maybe a chick to his mom. Fry goes "tic tic tic", and Herbie runs to her.

She has an eyepatch somewhere around here...
But, we have no hood for Herbs.

We had fun with Herbie this evening. Fry and I left him at the top of the hill by our deck, then went around the corner. He did the Mom! cheeps, then spotted us when we peered around the corner. That's when Herbie ran down the hill to his mommy. We learned this evening Herbie doesn't like his feet wet, so no playing in the sprinkler for him. Plus, while he'll climb all over me while cheeping, he's quite and coos when Fry holds him close. I do wish she'd quit calling me "grandma", though.

Oh. Back to the meme. Wasn't that a fun tangent?

10 Years Ago: August 1996
Good Lord! Have we been here THAT long? I've lived in Kansas and Missouri longer than I've ever lived in Texas. That can't be right! I was working in Kansas as a programmer analyst, while Hubs was still in Texas, and Fry stayed at my parents. She couldn't get into day care until October, and they lived in Kansas at the time. I'd spend weekends there, and Sunday nights were the hardest. I'd always leave later than I should, very reluctant to say bye to the baby.

5 Years Ago: August 2001
Ah, the blue and fat period of my life. I'd quit work earlier in the year, completely disgusted and burnt out. My plans were I'd do great work in the job I'd just left, make a big difference and improve what I could. Nope. It was bad. It wasn't the worst time of my life, not by far, but was a time I hated myself the most. I really disapponted myself.

1 Year Ago: August 2005
Wow! You could go here, but I could sum it up as, this month, only without Colorado. On the major plus side is the Sit, Sip, and Knit's addition to this year.

I'm stagnating and I don't like that. Hmmm...

5 Songs I know all the words to:
World Without Love-Peter and Gordon
Honey To The B-Billie Piper
Movin' Right Along-The Muppet Movie
Kiss-Tom Jones
Happy Together-The Turtles

5 Snacks:
Fat free sugar free yogurt
Sugar free popsicles
(now I'm hungry!)
cheese, hardboiled egg, and crackers
raw veggies and dip (full fat kind)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

5 Things I would do with $100,000:
Fry's college fund-fill'er up. She's picking my nursing home, after all.
Hire professionals to spiff up the house. There's always a time in whatever improvement project I'm doing where I tell my husband to "pay the man." After a bit of a break, I'll finish the work. :)
Get all my family members 'up to speed'. Cars, homes, whatever needs fixing or replacing.
Buy a sheep farm. Herbie will need the room.
Buy a spinning wheel. Which really ought to be included with the prior item, but heck. I don't need a sheep when I've got the internet.

5 Places I would run away to:
London, England
Somewhere tropical and just developed enough for comfort but not for crowds.

5 Things I would NEVER wear:
Ball cap
Low rise jeans

5 favorite T.V. shows:
Law & Order: SVU
Alien Nation
The 4400
Star Trek original and The Next Generation
South Park

5 Greatest joys:
My child
My husband
My parents
My sisters and friends
My yarn

5 Favorite toys:
The computer
The dvd/TV combo
My tiny MP3 player
The pickup
The weed wacker (come on, that thing beats the hell out of using sissors on the lawn!)

5 People I am tagging:
Laura of Sugar Bunny Boulevard
But! I love reading other people's memes, so consider yourself tagged. :)


ChelleC said...

Wow you did have a full weekend. Love the photos of Herbie and Fry. That is just too cute! She is his Mommy.

Laura said...

Ah, but Sunday, we vegged. Then Monday was running amok, getting Hubs ready for Korea, and Tuesday, again a 'bum' day.

Herbie is a French breed, a Muran, which isn't the correct spelling. Ah well. Sometimes, we call him "'ErBAY" in hommage to his heritage. :D

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