Thursday, September 15, 2011

the end of summer.

summer in a pitcher.

This is going to be another one of my famous (or infamous...) random posts...

1. Our three weeks of hot summer weather has come to an end. I know that summer doesn't start around here until August, but come June I always think it should be sunny and in the mid 70s - perfect summer weather in my book. Summer came very late here...like the end of August late. And then she made-up for lost time and all of our PNW whining. Upper 80 to low 90s. It felt a bit like an inferno to me. I guess I'd wrapped my mind around the fact that we weren't going to have a summer and we were just going to head into fall at some point. Summer had other plans... And I am very thankful we have air conditioning.

2. I think I need new "fat pants." TMI?...Maybe, but I told you'd this would be a random post.

3. I also think I need a whole new wardrobe. What girl doesn't? (Don't worry, dear...don't worry.)

4. Ok, I can't have a whole new wardrobe, but maybe some new shoes?...

5. I'm mentally preparing for two days of laying flat on my back, in bed, on bedrest. Well, I'm trying to mentally prepare. It's one thing when you choose to spend the day in bed, lounging, reading, watching TV. It's a completely different monster when it's imposed on you. So, I'm gathering books and magazines and my husband is going to move the big TV in the basement up to our room AND move the cable box that allows us to have onDemand! I suppose I'll have plenty of time to catch-up on the far-too-many magazines I get. And browse Pinterest and Facebook and my Google Reader. {Oh! And I can't forget Words with Friends. I'm MissAR28. Come play a game with me!} So, when you all are busy or having fun Sunday and Monday, think of me...in bed...itching to get-up and move around. Thanks. Oh, and someone puh-leezz go to Starbucks and have a decaf, short vanilla, nonfat latte for me on Monday...and let me know how wonderful it was.

6. See my blog header?...yeah, I need a new one. Need to design a new one before I engage in item 5 on this list. The one above is a bit too summer-like. Need something different for fall.

7. We got our notice from the county to renew our pet license yesterday. It made me sad for a moment. And it makes me really sad if I think about it too much, so...moving on...

8. Oh, how item 5 would be so much better with Maggie around to keep me company...again, moving on...

9. My child has far too many toys. I need to go through them and get rid of a lot. He doesn't play with 60% of them. And his closet...I found a size 2T shirt hanging in there the other day. Guess I need to clean that out as well.

10. Have I bored you enough yet? I wouldn't blame you if you moved on to the next blog in your reader...

11. Speaking of books (see item 5), what are you reading these days?... One can never have too many books on their book list. :)

12. I finally called Verizon to check about changing to an iPhone. No go. I have to wait till I'm eligible for an upgrade, which will be next July. So the Droid photos will continue for another 11 months. Not that I'm counting...at all...

13. The photo above: sun tea. Love it. It represents all things summer to me. Not sure why, but it does.

Thanks for listening to my randomness. Words are not my thing lately. I used to be fairly good at writing interesting, poignant things. But since I finished Grad School and spent two years writing my thesis, I haven't done much writing. I think I used-up all my big words writing that beast. {But it was oh-so-much fun to write. Seriously. I "heart" college.}

Happy Thursday, friends!

7 comments:

Kristin said...

i love random posts... feel like i learn so much from them!! i hope your bedrest goes by fast and reading a good book always helps!! love the shot of the sun tea! such a cool perspective!!

Meagan said...

Random...but full of information! I see you're having a hard time picking up your camera too. I'm sure fall will get things rolling creatively for both of us. I know my main problem has been that's it's just too hot to get outside and do anything worth taking a picture of. So surely fall will help a lot with all its pretty colors and light.

I'm secretly a little jealous of your bedrest. I think I could easily go to bed for two days at this point. Come to think of it....maybe that's what I'll do this weekend if I can talk Brian in to watching the toddler. :)

I hope all goes well and I'll be thinking of you!

Carla said...

Nothing wrong with a little randomness. My kids also have way too many toys and only play with a handful of them. The weather . . . don't even get me started. It was over 90 here on Monday and I was at my son's soccer practice Wednesday night and it was hovering around 50. Wrong. Just plain wrong.

Naomi said...

love your randomness. i need a new wardrobe too! :). in fact, i purged my closet hoping i can at least get a few things! ;) oh and i love sun tea and the capture!

Tracey said...

I would love a new wardrobe and shoes too. When I win the lottery I will spring for you and me both.

Just finished Cutting for Stone and then after that A Thousand Splendid Suns. Both of them were excellent!

I will pray for you those days you are in bed.

And I love that photo. I love the soft colors and focus. Such a good end of summer photo.

I am on words for friends. Will try and find you!

Marvett Smith said...

First of all I love that image. So perfect in every way. Second, your fat pants statement made me smile. I need new fat pants too. :) Third, I hope your days in bed go by quickly. That doesn't sound like fun. Fourth, I just love your blog!

Jamie said...

Random thoughts posts are my favorite kind of post. About random thought #1: I co-miserate--but if we had longer, hotter summers around here we'd most definitely not have our beautiful green surroundings! I'm following from the PNW Bloggers site, and hope to see you at one of the future events.