A Refreshingly Different Ordinary Day

I'm beginning to look for a job, my days are becoming ordinary. I still have jobs to do around the house but I'm getting bored and restless. Yesterday I had the same boring day planned, shopping, maybe a little painting, then meeting.--

But then the phone rang - it was Rick (duh-duh-duh ominous music).--

"I'm coming home - I'm freezing". That was at about 10 AM. Sure 'nuff, about 25 minutes later here he was. He works in the shop at work, just outside the office and right inside one of the big roll-up doors. Some of the guys at work insist on having that door open even when it's not exactly warm and there's no heat source right where Rick sits. That's right, he sits at a computer most of the day now.--

While it was supposed to be unseasonably warm yesterday, as it has been all month, at 7 AM it's not warm. That's when they opened the door. There was a breeze. By 10 Rick couldn't feel his fingers and had had enough. So he left. Bad for LaCroix, good for me. --

So he got to join me on my shopping day. It's always nice to have someone else along. After shopping and getting home near the same time that he would have gotten home after work we had to jet out to an old school friend of his to peruse her garage sale items. She posted some of them in an email to friends and invited any to come out and go through whatever she had sorted through already. So we donated $20 and came home w some garden chemicals, painting supplies, a wheelbarrow, 2 cordless drills, a floodlight, bird seed and a gas weed eater. Fun.--

After watching a pit bull walk through our back yard and out the back gate we decided that it was time to address that back gate. Rick hopped on Craigslist and found a pair of chain link gates for sale 3 miles away. We arranged to meet with the guy about 7. That was after I'd leave for meeting so Rick went himself and bought them. 2 5' X 4' gates for $40, not bad.--

So now I'm off to meeting. But I don't have to do that alone either! Kevin's little family is going too! I get there and they're just walking in. I get to sit next to Joe. For not going to many meetings those boys were excellent. Kevin seemed very happy, he was smiling through the whole meeting. I hope they keep it up.--

What a refreshing day!

The NoBlog Zone

"There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone." --

Well, the NoBlog Zone is nothing like that. Actually it's quite the opposite. It's the more than average, it's the mundane.

I've found myself in this zone for apparently a couple weeks now.

Among the mundane are household improvements. Rick has been working on a small roof over the back of the shop to keep it and the items stacked against it (mainly our 2 cords of firewood) dry. I'm in the process of making some alterations to my swingset to accommodate 3 little boys and make it pretty again. The tarp on top had nearly completely disintegrated and pointed out that the whole thing needed attention.--

Last weekend Rick, Sarah and I went to the opening day of the Puyallup Fair. Rick and I hadn't planned to go. Then Sarah said she wanted to go to take pictures "of rides in the dark and stuff". That changed our plans in a flash! Check them out in our smugmug, just click on this picture.--

Our long Labor Day weekend was spent working around the house, although we did go to a BBQ at a coworker's house on a lake south of here. It turned out to be a perfect size group and a perfect day for that BBQ. It included games, a boat ride, fireworks and a campfire. Oh, yes - and Cap'n TJ.--

Rick and I both created Facebook accounts. Facebook is weird and, other than finding people you haven't heard from for ages, largely a waste of time. But reconnecting with old acquaintances is interesting. I haven't been able to find anyone I'm particularly interested in finding. My mom and Dad actually created accounts this week as well!--

What's in the books for this upcoming weekend? More house projects!--

It dawned on me yesterday why it is that we aren't off enjoying this great weather like we did last year - we were dating then. This year we're making alterations to our household - - - in the NoBlog Zone...

About Me

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After 2 unsuccessful marriages I spent 12 years as a divorcee, only to fall prey to another man's wiles. We had a fun 5 years together and then he decided he wanted more freedom so once again I'm single.

So I'm freshly divorced at 57 and have 5 great kids and now 7 grandkids. My kids are still a major part of my life but I'm busy helping my aging parents on Kauai.

I've lived in California, Hawaii and Oklahoma before finally settling here in Washington. I love Washington and come back to visit family, friends and take care of my garden often but will be temporarily a resident of Kauai.

I've moved 30 times in my life (no, my parents weren't in the service, at least not since I was about 2) and finally planted roots when I got my little house that I've owned since '91.

My family are Jehovah's Witnesses, I've been one since '72.