Thursday, September 22, 2011

I have nothing....

So my daughter who is away at university was the person who got me started on blogging. She blogs (it's that one called "Some strange tide" over on the right) about her life away at university. (By the way, AE, glad to see that you took your mother's advice and changed back to the " 'cause how else would a prairie girl get to the Maritimes? ) Anyway, last year, I guess I nagged gently reminded her many one or two times about posting.

Shoe's on the other foot this year - she harassed me last week about blogging and how it has been far too long since I posted.

But here's the problem - right now, I got nothing.

I could talk about running and how we are into our last long run before starting to taper for the marathon in October. Yawn - been there, done that. I am learning that many people don't want to hear about me training for a marathon the second time through. So, yep, nothing there.

I could talk about what I am reading- but right now, it's a YA Alyson Noel - and I have discovered 1/4 of the way into it that I have already read it. Tedious.....

I could talk about knitting, but still on Flint, still on Boating socks, still not much further along. So nothing there either.

I could talk about my broken finger - but it's not broken any more - just crippled up and I have to have therapy. Kind of boring.....

You know - I seem to be leading kind of a boring life these days. I have a friend who is about to have a book published (consulting manual, but still....) and another friend who just got back from Italy. And another friend who is off to Houston for the weekend. And another friend who has gone to New Mexico (with her husband) for a week. Even my husband (who should stay home and share in my boredom) is off to Halifax and gets to see our daughter and go for dinner and meet her friends.

Sigh - I guess I could write some more blog posts. At least that would fill my time.

Friday, September 9, 2011

August Wrap-up

Already? Seems like I was just in June....

1. Child number 1 leaves has left for Nova Scotia tomorrow last Saturday.

2. She will (fingers crossed) did take be taking her mess with her.

3. She leaves her two brothers and THEIR messes behind.

4. My mother would say this is history coming back as destiny.

5. Not that I was ever that untidy (just ask my sister!!).

6. We had a lovely birthday celebration for said daughter at the GlobalFest Fireworks Festival.

7. It was Canada's night to shine.

7. The competitions are judged, in part, on music content of said country that is competing.

9. Apparently, Justin Bieber is what the competitors thought of when they thought "Canadian".

10. Judging by the reactions of the people around us, that's not who THEY thought of. (How about Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, Shania Twain etc. etc.) But I did like Nikki Yanofsky.

11. It has been a glorious September so far. Lots of lovely warm weather and sitting time on the balcony with my knitting, my I-pod and a beer.

12. I have discovered the beauty of audio books and Audible.

13. They are the ultimate when it comes to multi-tasking.

14. I will do anything (just about) as long as I can be reading a book. Even if reading a book means listening to one.

15. However, I can't hear it over the drone of the vacumn.

16. So it is a good thing Child number 1 vacumned (sort of) before she left .

17. In knitting news, I am busy with "Flint". I love knitting top down - no seams. And with very few ends to weave in, this sweater actually stands a chance of getting finished and worn - say by October.

18. Socks are going well too. (Edwardian Boating socks - not that I wear socks when I am boating, but I like the illusion.)

19. A Looong run tomorrow - 200 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes).

20. I am tired already.