09 February 2014

So What's What?

  • We just returned earlier today from a weekend in Baltimore, where we went to visit with family and celebrate my great-nephew Zach's 8th birthday.  Zach is truly an amazing kid.  He is funny, talented, smart, but most of all, he's a nice kid.  I mean, truly nice.  Well-mannered and polite, but so much fun to be around.  As we always say, he may be spoiled since he is the center of so much of our attention, but he is not in any way a spoiled brat.   Which makes all the difference.  I took lots of pictures (for once, I not only took my camera, but then also actually took pictures), and I'll share some of them in a later post.  But as much as I enjoy being with my family - and I really do enjoy them, we always have a great time - I am always happy to come home to be in my own house with the kitties and Dug.  I am still working on getting myself organized this year.  Which is OK, and I'm not worried about it, but I am surprised that February is already underway, you know?
  • I have been reading and knitting, as usual, and I really wish I could devote more time to both.  One of the things I want to try and work on this year is giving myself more time to do things I enjoy.  I read an article recently that stated that people who "goof off" - meaning, those who allow themselves time to spend time how they would like to - are truly happier than those who are always "accomplishing" something.  It also fits in to my desire to follow my word for the year, Grace.
  • This Friday is not just Valentine's Day, but the day we celebrate the birthdays of Jetsam and Pip.  I have a lot of comp time at work, so I am taking the day off, and will have an extra long, long weekend, since we are off on Monday for Presidents' Day.  I'm looking forward to it, and am deciding what birthday cake to bake ...
  • The Tim and I have recently become fans of the show "True Detective."  It has Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and the weird thing is, I'm not really a big fan of either, but I think they are fantastic in the show.  It's weird and a little bit disturbing, but really well done.  Turns out that almost everyone in my family is watching it too!  So there were many discussions about it this weekend.
  • The Olympics.  As usual, I told myself that I didn't care, and wouldn't get involved.  And as usual, of course I'm watching.  Annoying commentary and all.
  • And that's what's what around here.  What's going on with you?  Whatever it is, I hope your week goes well.


SissySees said...

This is a rare week with a chance of some time in the evenings to restore order at home, read and gee... knit maybe?!

I pretend I don't care about the Olympics... but I do too.

kathy b said...

Great nephews and nieces are amazing joys in our lives too.

I love the O's and all the TV involved in all the events.
I love to sit and knit with it on ..

GOod for you and your pursuit of Grace…..Knowing you want it is half the battle.

Mereknits said...

I love the Olympics but for the first time in years and years have not watched a bit of it. I seem just too crazy busy right now and pretty tired, so I go off to bed early and fall asleep reading. I am also not knitting, I need to get my mojo back.
Hugs to you,

Kathleen Dames said...

My SIL was just exclaiming about True Detective. I might have to check it out. Tonight is the dog show, which is good since I don't have patience for some of the Olympics (the girls like the skating though). Enjoy your 4-day weekend!

Caffeine Girl said...

I've decided that the things I want to accomplish are the things I love: knitting, beading, etc. It is hard to balance family time with craft time, at least for me.

Kym said...

I don't watch much TV, except for the Olympics. I always get sucked in when it comes to watching the Olympics. (Like you, I am annoyed with the commentators. Knitting helps me shut them out. . ..)

elns said...

I love your list posts. They are always so much fun and I always end up agreeing with you on more than one point. Today, it's True Detectives! and the way you described the Olympics is exactly how I feel. I have now been totally sucked in, until 11:30 at night. I hate Matt Laurer. I prefer the daytime Live broadcasts during the weekends. I'm obsessing on implied propaganda and Olympic politics with things like bobsledding and figure skating. At least I can knit to it.