Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What I am up to

Have you ever been so busy that you never feel like you accomplish anything? That is how I feel lately. I keep cleaning the same rooms over and over and they still never look clean. Of course, that could be because I am the only one in the house that ever seems to put anything away.

I have stacks of things to do for girl scouts. I have knitting that has been requested. I want to get my transcripts and talk to a someone at the local college about going back to school. I have a calendar to update so I don't miss any important dates. I have 935 photos to pick up at Walgreens. Yes I did say 935. This would be the last almost 3 years worth of pictures. Before we moved away from Oregon I was COMPLETELY caught up on all of my photos and scrapbooks. It was such a nice feeling. I took photos to record our lives and they were loving placed in books that my family and friends good enjoy. However since we moved, I take the pictures and then never find time to put them in albums. This year I have made several resolutions. One was to get caught up on the albums. I figured I would make better headway if the pictures were printed. Lucky me, Walgreens had a sale.

For Bubba, I need to knit a devil hat, and of course the Princess Leia hat. I have two piggles to knit for my older girls, but they only want a ponytail hole as they don't wear pigtails anymore. I need to adjust that pattern because it peaks a little at the top and I really want it to lay flat. I was telling my mom that I just didn't want to adjust it because it required me to think and knitting for me is about relaxing and following a pattern, not thinking. How sad is that? Sue, tells me her daughter would love the Piggle. Sue, I would gladly make one for Eve. Just let me know.

I also want to update me blog a little,add a blog roll, blog everyday. Of course I would also like those blogs to be interesting.

So many desires, so little time.

On another note, and sorta unrealated, I have resolved to live my life a little greener. With some Christmas money from my brother and SIL, I purchased Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck. It is a very interesting read so far. I had already started using Vinegar with 4 thieves as a cleaner and love it, much to my kids dismay. They really don't like how it smells. I told them that they would get used to it and learn to like it. I also told them it was the smell of clean, not the smell of chemicals and perfumes. I think this book will definetly help me towards my goal of greener living. I also want to start bringing my own bags to the grocery store. I am really sick of all the plastic bags we get and having to deal with them and remember to bring them back to the store to recycle them. However, I had planned on knitting my bags out of hemp, or linen or something very natural and long lasting. Of course, if I wait for this to happen, who knows how long my goal will be postponed. I need to just bite the bullet and buy a few bags and when I have time replace them with the ones I make. Now to find some I like. Maybe I am just over thinking this.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

your book sounds fun - but, then, I love the smell of vinegar!