OK, I’m totally overcooked. I wrote this post, saved it and intended to come back and add pictures. As you are about to see, there are no pictures. It’s been busy, we’ve had a very stressful few weeks and now I’m making excuses. Anyways, here’s blogstalking #4 3 days late without pictures.
This week’s blogstalking is more about me – I’m supposed to give you 3 things I love and 3 things I hate.
I’ve already shown you my husband and my cat so those are obvious loves. Same with the bike, the outdoors and knitting. Let’s try for something different.
Things I love hmmm. Books – I like reading biographies, science, science history, some novels and cookbooks. Crazy I know. I am quite a fast reader so I use the library a lot. Otherwise my book bills would be very large. D is convinced libraries are a scam – the publishing companies only get 1 payment for lots of people reading the same book. He thought you had a pay a borrowers fee to use the library. In our town, there’s no fee except when your books are overdue. I figure the odd $2 fine is better than paying for the 10 books that are 2 days overdue!
Red. I love red. And Blue. Green is also up there on the list of favourites. Yellow’s getting there, especially a nice warm butter colour for bedroom walls. I wear colour most of the time. I’m not a black or grey/neutrals girl. My mom never let us wear black growing up – too severe for a child, make me look sallow and colours look good. I used to have little red, but slowly I’m becoming red everywhere – purse, school bag, glasses, winter hat, shoes – I even wore red shoes to the wedding. My maternal grandma had a thing for red shoes that I never knew about. Apparently the line was “Only hussies and harots wear red shoes – do you like mine?”. Little did I know I was continuing a tradition and all of my female cousins have worn red shoes to their weddings.
Travelling – seeing new places and trying new things. Going to somewhere a little off the beaten track. Taking the old, slow road instead of the new superhighway. Making getting there and back part of the fun (when possible!). I like doing the research and finding possibilities for travel, even if I am wracked with indecision sometimes. Like right now. D and I know we need a vacation, but we can’t decide where to go (London, NYC, snow or warm?), when (November or February or both) or what type of trip we want (never done all-inclusive, but I don’t drink and am not the lie on the beach all day sort).
Three things I hate? The master’s thesis. I’ve finished my part. I’m waiting on comments from one of the former supervisors. He’s had it since mid July. At this point I think that if I defend it I’ll loose my major PhD scholarship which is alot of money, so I might just sit on it forever. What a waste of time and stress.
Damp/cool mornings – we don’t have a garage and our house shades our driveway, so on fall and spring mornings with a heavy dew I can’t see out my car windows to back out of the driveway. I’m so afraid of hitting someone. I have been known to squeegie my windows before starting out, but that seems to be extending the snow/frost scraping season too far for my liking
Clean dishes in the dishwasher. I HATE putting away clean dishes. I know that in a few days they’ll be dirty again and I’ll have to put them back in the dishwasher and back on the shelf again. Unfortunately, there’s enough variety in our diet that we donl’t use the same dishwasher load over and over, so I have to do it.