Friday, August 13, 2010

A Hodge Podge of LIfe

For being fairly crafty with words, I occasionally struggle with putting some thoughts onto paper and this week, especially when the thoughts are not fully flushed out.

Writing can be cathartic for me, so I've decided just to list the odds and ends that we've been up to things I've been pondering for the past two weeks.

1. I have come to find out that I love "King of the Hill." I simply cannot get enough of it.
Scott likes to play the name-your-favorite-character game and you'd think he was asking me to choose between parents. Well, come to think of it, I am. Anyway, after much comparing, I usually settle on Bobby. Love that kid.

2. I cannot understand some of the decisions our government is making and very often consider what it would take to pack up and fall off the grid. I realize every established country has a government of some kind, but if there are any unincorporated areas of Fiji, I'd like to take a look. I have never taken an interest in politics beyond the local level until buying a home, and as much as I'd like to think candidates run with a true heart and change in mind, the cash suppliers ultimately fund their interests and the corruption begins and grows and they've lost sight of the very matters that ignited their passion. I realize there are probably some gems out there, but ultimately, it's not healthy to have government employees serving on councils and other levels of government from there on up. It's a little too incestuous for me.

3. Back to happy things. Scott and I bought a home brew kit and made a visit to our local home brew supply store and are going to get started on an English brown ale this weekend. Exciting! Hopefully we'll have it perfected by the time we want to do a housewarming party.

4. Our living room is almost complete! Walls are painted, curtains are being made, rug ordered, sent back as it clashed with curtains, new rug ordered. Now I just need to sell our tv stand and purchase some slip covers for our couches that Atticus has decided need grooming. I painted the hallway last weekend the same shade as the living room but it's not working for me. The lack of light makes it feel much darker so it's back to Lowe's. Btw, paint is crazy expensive. I'm a Valspar girl, but had a coupon for some Benjamin Moore pint-sized trial colors and when I looked at the gallon versions I was shocked-$50 bucks! Maybe it really embodies some amazing chemistry in the mix.

5. A vacation is in our very near future and I am stoked to have something like that to look forward to.

6. I had a great reunion with my former coworkers a few weekends ago. I really miss seeing these girls everyday, with country radio on in the background, dealing with the crazies known as stage moms.
And in honor of my gal-pal get together, I'll close with a very memorable quote from the 5:00 whistle from (now RIP) KZLA: "It's finally Friday, let the good times roll."--George Jones.

1 comment:

Twinkle Toes said...

i haven't seen in a long while, but koth is so great. my favorite is when Bobby goes to the "hip" youth group.