Friday, October 8, 2010

Brain dump

I'm having a heck of a time keeping up with blogs these days.  My own and everyone else's.  Is anyone else having a hard time switching over from Bloglines to Google Reader?  I'm just not used to the format and I'm so far behind on reading all of my favorite blogs.  I've already clicked "all read" once, just to get a fresh start.  I'm so not good at change!

I spent two days this week fall cleaning my house.  Does it still count as the same fall cleaning if you do two days in early September and two days in October?  These are the things I ponder.

A very dear friend has learned that her new baby will be arriving from China in a few weeks!!  My sis-in-law and I are kicking into high gear to give her a shower.  Hence, the cleaning today and yesterday.  The shower will be held at my house in two weeks.  I haven't had or been to a baby shower in . . . I can't remember how long. 

Next week, I'm going on a trip with my son to Arizona.  He's playing in a baseball tournament.  I get to enjoy the sun for four days.  I can't wait!

I started Christmas shopping already.

Did you know that pine cones are edible (sorry, don't know where that came from.)  But, did you know that the world has stopped making "regular" light bulbs???  I just learned this at supper the other night.  My husband and my kids all knew.  Why did no one tell me this?  I don't like the curly ones -- yes, I know they're "green" -- and I will need to hurry and stock up on the others before they're all gone.  Why am I the last to know these things?

This is how I get motivated to clean my house.  I text my brother and say, "do you want to have coffee today?" and he texts back, "yes, how 'bout later."  Which is all part of my plan.  So, I clean all day, looking forward to that cup of coffee (which I will ask him to pick up at the coffee shop and bring over, because I'm not too proud, and then I don't have to ask because he says, "how about if I stop and pick up a couple of mochas?"  Ahhh, Yes!), which he does, and we sit on my back porch, which is perfectly cool and lovely on this fall day, and talk for an hour.

I started a photo blog.  It's called Photo A Day.  Technically, it should be "Photo Every Few Days", but that would sound weird.

But not any weirder than this post.

The End.

9 comments:

Leslie said...

I am so with you on the curly bulbs. ughhh.. I hate being forced to do things!!!
Have a great trip with your son in Arizona.
I don't use a reader program for my blogs.. I just go down the list when I have time. I do tend to fall behind sometimes.

Have a great weekend.

Becky said...

Photo every few days just makes me smile.

I love your brain dump. It's a good one. And I love your plan for coffee with your brother. Good good good idea. Clean house, free coffee, free GOOD coffee, and a visit with your brother. Everybody wins!

Anita said...

I don't do much with blogger; I might break something that "ain't" broke if I do. I'm sure that, eventually, I'll have to though.

Glad you're going to have good family and friend time with you son, brother, and girlfriends at the shower.

EnJoy the rest of your weekend!

Oh, I've got to hop over to your new blog!

Jackie said...

I've been using google reader for a year or so and I like it a lot. I never used bloglines...but I know what you mean about change. Having coffee with your brother sounds delightful. Pine cones are edible? Now I have to look that up.

Have a great weekend.

Jackie

Jen said...

Im having a terrible time with bloglines as well....wish I could just hit a button and transfer...not that easy...have fun on your trip..sounds great!

Susanne said...

I'm so not impressed that the regular bulbs are gone. I knew that last year already when I tried to purchase them at Home Depot last year. I hate the curly ones.

Google reader is a bit different. I've liked it so far except for the fact that when you mark something as leave unread once you scroll past it it again marks it as read and loses it. Bloglines kept it unread until you clicked the checkmark off. I'm not good with change either and went into a total panic with the whole bloglines thing.

Rizzi said...

I DON'T HAVE A READER PROGRAM...WHAT EVER THAT IS..HA HA HA.....
ONLY AUNT RIZ.........
I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, I HAVE BEEN BUSY CRAFTING, WHICH I WILL PUT ON MY BLOG, BUT I HAVEN'T POSTED IN DAYS. I HAVE BBEN SO BUSY. I LOVE THIS POST, I DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE NOT GOING TO MAKE THE ORIGINAL LIGHT BULBS ANY MORE, HOW NICE ABOUT THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE BABY, HOW SWEET. TWO OF JENNY'S NURSES ARE HAVING BABIES TOO. ON IN APRIL, AND THE OTHER IN MAY. SAY HI TO MATT. TAKE CARE KAREN, LOVE YA, AUNT RIZ

Renna said...

Karen, I finally let myself off the blogging hook. I'll blog when I get around to it, and if I don't, well...so be it.

I never used Bloglines, have only ever done Google reader, which I like. I've quit trying to keep up with everyone, too. There are a certain few which I try and make a point to read, those I enjoy most, when I go to Google Reader, but I no longer make a point of going to it everyday. Life just got in the way!

I found this post of yours very entertaining. It fit the way my mind seems to operate these days, in somewhat random bytes. ;-)

I think it's so neat that you have a brother with whom you can just hang out and catch up. I've always envied those with close sibs. I have an older brother, but we aren't at all close.

Paula said...

Photo Every Few Days is not so bad.

I didn't know regular bulbs were not being made anymore. Thankfully, you can buy curly bulbs in "warm" tones at some stores. Have you seen them? But when you turn them on, it takes awhile to reach full speed. Bugs my husband for some reason.