Wednesday, August 26, 2009

8.26 Hmmm....

You know how when you read something that strikes a chord, you suddenly notice everyone talking about the same thing? At this point, I don't even remember where I saw the comment first, so I can't point you back to where the idea germinated for me. But I am trying to be mindful of which things I do because I enjoy them, and which I do out of habit. Enjoying them is a good thing; habit is a time sink.

When I came home from vacation, I jumped back into Ravelry. I picked up Distributed Proofreaders again right away. I'm working through the 473 blog posts I was behind, although slowly. I haven't turned on my email lists yet. I haven't looked at facebook yet.

To be honest, the facebook thing isn't a big hit with me. I usually only check it every week or two, to keep up with people I don't keep up with in any other way.

DP is a lot of fun and it's my new toy.

Ravelry is where I keep up with some other people I don't keep up with in any other way, and where I've started chatting about the fiber things that my email lists don't discuss any more.

The blogs are still interesting, although I've picked up some new ones and am slowly dropping ones I don't have anything in common with any more.

The email lists? There's the hmmm.... I've been on some of those lists for almost ten years, but most of them are mere shadows of their former selves, and honestly? I think I'm just reading them for old times sake, not because I find them interesting. So why bother? I don't know. I had noticed I was dumping more than half the messages unread, I probably haven't posted in months, and I feel no urge at all to turn them on again. A time sink I don't really need?

Monday, August 24, 2009

8.24 Back from vacation

We got back from vacation Saturday night - it was (mostly) fun.
(A recycled picture, but really, it looks just the same!)

The boat broke, the trailer broke, the car broke, J's brother's car broke, the caretaker broke, the trailer broke again, and when we got home, the computer broke. Other than that, we had a great time (no particular sarcasm intended). The boat seems to be fixed, the car seems to be fixed, to the best of our knowledge J's brother's car is fixed, the caretaker is out of the hospital and we hope is fixed, the trailer body is fixed and J will replace the winch next season. I hope I have the computer fixed - it seems to be working now.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

8.6 Summer rolls on...

K is home after being gone 3.5 weeks. S is leaving on Sunday for two weeks. Gotta get cracking.