Monday, August 03, 2009

Summertime 2009

I have been a bad blogger! I felt like I had nothing to say of late....I still don't have anything to say; but I wanted to check in so you did not think I was off somewhere in danger or something! Following are some thoughts:

RANDOM SUMMER THOUGHTS 2009

1. When driving to work in the morning I have the most beautiful artistic thoughts; what I can do, what I can create, who I can call and reconnect with........by the time I get home from work I can barely type an email!!!!!! I sense this is a common phenomenon.

2. Hoops & YoYo are some of the funniest people I know!

3. I have made a reconnection with the music of The Who and Pink Floyd. And strangely I wish I had Beyonce's new album.

4. One of the funniest things ever is a plaque my Grandma had in her den that said, "The opinions expressed by the husband in this house are not necessarily those of the Management." I have this plaque now hanging in my computer room.

5. I love, love, love cross-stitching and started doing it again about 9 months ago. I have not finished one thing I started! Yet, I keep buying more. I think I am a collector at heart; and I also think there are too many good designs out there. The same thing happened with me and rubber stamps. I am going to start stamping again soon.

6. The one constant in my life is reading. I could read all day long; everyday. When I am all riled up a trip to the bookstore soothes my nerves. I have tons of books in my home and I just love to look at them. I joined www.Paperbackswap.com and it is a ton of fun!

7. Mike and I are very lucky to have a big screen plasma TV. There is a new show (to me) that I love to tape. It is called Sunrise Earth. The premise of the show is a camera perched somewhere in the world at sunrise. No talking; just the ambient sounds of nature. Whenever I lay in bed and watch one of these I feel like I just took a Valium. Verrrryyy relaxing!

8. Girlfriends are the best!!!! I have such wonderful friends! I remember in my teens and twenties the most important thing to me was going out on a date with a guy or hanging out with a guy all day. Now I most look forward to a play date with my girlfriends! Complete turnaround!

9. I am lucky to have parents that I like to hang out with. My Mom and I are going away for the weekend in August to a quilt shop in Wisconsin and staying overnight in their upstairs accomodations! In September I am hoping to go to Bainbridge Island to visit my Dad. I want to stay for 10 days and really relax.

10. Mike just got us tickets to go see Bruce Springsteen in September. Bruce is going to play his the entire Born to Run album from start to finish! Great idea! Also, Mike loves Bruce so this will be fun.

11. I think I might be liking science fiction more than I thought. We watched "Torchwood" on BBC America and it was good.

Hope you are having a lovely summer too!!!!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the saying on the plaque. It is screaming to be made into a cross stitch! And there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a collector. I myself am a great chart collector and may start framing them!

beth said...

anywhere near me while in wisconsin ?

thanks for letting us in on "you" for a little peak of laura....

xoxox

Relyn said...

So glad to hear from you again. I've been missing you. I love these random thoughts from you. What a great post.

Patti said...

Hi! Yea- I was kind of wondering where you were- hehe. I so can relate to 1 and 2. I have THE BEST intentions in the morning, but they fizzle out during the course of the day. I can't even blame it on work- it happens in the summer as well. Anything Hoops and Yoyo related is a guarantee laugh. Hope you have a wonderful day~

Nan said...

What a great post, Laura. It really tells a lot about you and your summer life. I love the plaque too. Lucky you to see Bruce! I'm glad your mom is well enough to take this trip now.

Amy said...

Hooray for Pink Floyd and The Who!!!
I love the plaque about the husband and the management!!
Amy

Jeanie said...

I think your summer sounds like a grand one! I enjoy hearing all the things you've been doing! I've been in the reading mode this summer, too. One right after the other; can't even write the feedback fast enough on the blog!