Thursday, October 1, 2009

5 Things I put Flickr and my blog on my to-do list. AND I pass over these two items, to say, clean the bathrooms or do laundry, you know, stuff that makes the house run a bit easier! As the washing machines spins and the bathrooms smell (briefly) like lemons I have a few minutes to update.

1. October will be a busy month. Matt has decided to tackle: cross-country, hockey and the school play. Con: I'm in the car a lot! Pro: the boys are separated, leading to less fighting!

2. I love my dinner plate dahlias! I buy them from here each year. I tried digging them up and saving them from one year to the next, but they rotted in my basement. It's easier to buy new each year.

3. I'm reading this in between reading my MORE magazine. One makes me feel like I should be out climbing a mountain or starting my own company. The other validates how I've been handling my middle schoolers. Both make me feel tired.

4. Ryan, when he's on, which means, he's not complaining, his stomach is full and his homework is completed, is a pretty funny kid. The other day,when we were driving to his ENT (Ryan is an ear kid. I don't think I've told the story of Ry's ears yet..on another day I will.) doctor, we drove pass a mega-church. We talk about it a lot when we go to the doctor's and I think it has Ryan truly perplexed. Evidenced by the sentence I heard muttered from the backseat, "God, that's a helluva church!"
That's my boy!

5. A look that caught my eye from The Sartorialist's site. Love the bag, jeans and sneakers. The jacket reminds me of what I wore in the '80's. It even looks as if she has the shoulder pads to complete the look!


Bloom fine art fotografi said...

Love the look and I can relate to the 80's...feels familiar.

..and I am laughing at #3, why don't you climb a mountain...and read the More mag at the same time?!...and start a buisness?

I go to bed at 8 sometimes because I am so whipped...

Oh, and Jane, your Dalihas are divne.Keep up the good work!

Sandy said...

that's funny. i usually pass up the cleaning and laundry to play on flickr and my blog.
you are a good woman!

sheepish one said...

oh my! busy is an understatement. maybe you'll get some car-knitting in?
and like sandy, i'd rather flickr and blog than clean my bathroom, but i understand your conflict. some to-dos really do make life go easier.

t does wool said...

I do so love your five things...the 80's...a flash from the past...shoulder pads-oh,why did you remind me-LOL!
have a beautiful evening Jane
{love the dahlias}

MadMad said...

Oh, my gosh! Remember shoulder padded jackets?! So funny. We needed the counter-balance for all the big hair, right? Love the dahlia pictures!

a friend to knit with said...

the moment i saw that jacket, i thought the exact same thing!!!!!! i had that SAME JACKET!!!!

and i know. i know.... about the computer time.... i have desperately been trying to find my balance lately with all of that around here, too!!

love ryan.

lucky knitter said...

I so agree with the balance of life and computer. One day I'll figure it out, and when I do, I'll let you know!
I loved all five of your updates, and I really love your new header!

RW said...

here via eye blog
I too, struggle to find the time to do all the things I need to do....

I tend to go in cycles where I am much more disciplined about housework and the blog goes quieter..... but I love the community I have found here and they inspire me to look for beauty around me and to stop and contemplate just how fortunate I am.

I will be back to visit again soon.