I had all the best intentions of getting a lot done today as it is my day off and Sean has the boys with him on a Ferry ride. But you know what they say about best intentions. We are in the middle of a heat wave that us in Western Washington as just not used too. Right now it is 92 degrees with 46% humidity and it is almost 5 in the afternoon. Tomorrow it is supposed to get up to 99. If this keeps up, perhaps buying an air conditioner will end up being a need rather then a want. We have really messed up our global weather patterns with this global warming.
Well I did end up getting a couple chapters editing in a great book and now I think that I will catch up on my blogs. I am only about a week behind there.
Today is my last day of peace and quiet as this evening about 8:00 my DH's kids will be swarming us. I have to admit that they are bad kids, both boys aged 12 & 15, but I don't have kids for a reason. They are noisy and oh so active. It is rather hard to get my downtime with them around. Though it does cause me to have a whole new appreciation for mothers and I really wonder just how they make it to work on time.
They will be here for 2 weeks and I sure hope that we survive it. Since both myself and DH are either quitting or trying to quit smoking we have been snapping at each other. Adding the kids into the mix might prove combustible. But if we survive we can survive anything.
I started to teach myself how to use a bead loom last night. Slow going but I love watching the picture develop! It keeps my hands busy and I can do it while watching TV. Speaking of TV, I have discovered a new show in Syfy that I love. Warehouse 13. A paranormal cop show. Well worth watching.
I love color and I need new dishes. I admit that I have been drolling over the colors of Fiesta Ware and have been coveting some of my own. The only problem is the cost. I just couldn't justify spending over a hundred for a set of everyday dishes. Well I was wandering about Amazon and found a deal on a 20 piece set for only $65. Can you tell that I am excited. Of course the DH when I told him about my find was totally baffled about just why I was excited. The man has no appreciation. Though perhaps if we ever got the house remodeled and a place found for everything that is just stashed where ever, he might aquire one. Hmmm...maybe if I made up a wishlist for birthdays and anniversaries, he might then love my fiesta ware. Who knows. But I am happy :)
I never thought that I was a pushover. That is until I took a look at all the things that I am/was involved in. No wonder that I don't have a lot of time to just play. And when I do take time for myself to spend reading or designing a necklace I actually feel guilty. Well no more! I have offloaded a couple of my obligations that took up the most time.
The first was TERRA where I have been on the board for the past several years with the last couple being as Chair. When elections came up this year, I declined to run. I will still be attending the events and helping out but it will be as I find the time rather then I have to be there because.... This commitment took up a lot of time with slow months meaning that I only had 4 days tied. Busy months..well it varied.
The next string I released was ownership of Love Romances. At one time we were the largest online review site. Over the last year or so, we've been slowing changing from website to blog as my health wouldn't allow me to spend 40 hours a month updating the website. I have gradually been withdrawing the management and leaving more and more to my co-owner Gina. Well today I sent out the notification that I am stepping down entirely and just going back to reviewing. Now I can sit, read and not feel guilty.
Now I just have to remember that I can't do it all and not get myself volunteered. Of course, I still have my fingers in many pies as I am the webmaster for another volunteer organization what is just now putting up a website. I will share that URL when it is actually live. I also still edit books for Red Rose Publishing and I have started to review teas for TeaViews. I think that should be enough to keep my busy and when not, my beads are calling my name.
Yesterday was my birthday and I had a wonderful time relaxing. playing on my computer. I did start a new necklace also while watching SHO's Nurse Jackie. Interesting quirky show.
The high point of yesterday had to have been dinner. We went out to The Melting Pot. Now this is one of my favorite restaurants that we don't get to go to very often. It is always a bit spendy. For two people we spent $120 including the tip. But the food is soooo worth it. We tried a new chocolate fondue this time around. The Bananas Foster is with white chocolate, bananas and cinnamon. It was too die for. So if anyone is looking for a dining experience (it takes about two hours) be sure to check out your local Melting Pot.
Today we are going up to play on the Kitsap Penisula. I will be sure to get some pics.