Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Update

There was no Tuesday movie today because tomorrow is book club day.  Plus on the first Tuesday of the month, Barbara has Bunko and tonight it's actually at her house.  She said she was going to put out a taco bar...I should slip over there and get me some taco's.  (I don't play Bunko).  I don't think there is anything out now that we want to see anyway.  I have no interest in the "Sex & the City" movie, I never watched the TV program, and the movie doesn't hold any interest for me, either. She & her husband are leaving Saturday on a 7 night Alaskan cruise, so if I go to the movie next Tuesday, I'll have to go alone.  The one movie I'm looking forward to is coming out the end of June and that's the "Get Smart" movie with Steve Carrell

So Wednesday is book club. The visiting author for tomorrow is Sheila Roberts.  She also came a few months back, telling us about her book "On Strike For Christmas."  Her new book is;

 and I went to Target today and got a copy so I can get her to autograph it tomorrow.

After some dry, relatively cool days, it started raining last night.  It's supposed to continue thru the weekend.  Which I don't mind as it saves me from dragging the hoses around watering everything.  However between the wind & the rain..the rhodys are becoming bare of their flowers.     By the way, I never did get up to the main entrance to take a new picture of the rhododendrons that line the entrance of the mobile home park where I leave.  So here's one from last year...that's my Toyota Rav 4 parked next to them, they must be over 12 feet tall & we enjoy their brilliant pink color, every year at this time.

I've been doing some work around the house, de-cluttering, throwing some things out, getting other stuff ready for drop off at the Thrift Shop, etc.  But I'm not even close to being done,  I've barely scratched the surface.  What started all this was that when I moved in here in Sept 2001...I took a few days off to move out of a huge house where I'd lived for over 13 years, boxes were literally dropped into each room and I started shoving stuff into closets & cupboards.  Then I went back to work, working full time until I retired in February 2007.  Who wants to spend their days off & vacations sorting thru stuff?  You want to be out having a good time.  And after I retired last year, I wanted to play some more after working for almost 47 years.  Now it's time to get down to business and take just a day off now & then to play.  So I'm, determined to finish this project even if it takes a year or more.  Meanwhile there's the day to day stuff of normal activities. So it can't be done in a week or even a month.

Well, that's all for now.  I need to get off here and go do at least one constructive thing this afternoon.   Linda

Ughhh...just heard on the news that gas reached $4.59 a gallon on Orcas Island, which is part of the San Juan Islands here in Washington state.  Diesel at the same Shell station is $5.46.

10 comments:

jjdolfin9 said...

WOW the rhododendrons are gorgeous Linda.  And yes, you should play as much as you can while you can.  You earned it.
Hugs, Joyce

jimsulliv3 said...

It's funny... while I was looking at your car, I returned to pick up where I'd left off and I read "re-cluttering." I laughed at first and then I thought, 'that's exactly what I do'. I gather all the clutter in my house and re-assign it to a new position.

Jimmy

lv2trnscrb said...

those flowers are gorgeous!! nice looking car!!

makes sense why you didn't go the movies today; book club day sounds fun; I'll have to check out that book now that I'm taking more time to read these days; I saw a preview for Get Smart, it looks cute!!

good luck decluttering; it is always a nice feeling when its done

betty

sdoscher458 said...

Sounds as if you have your hands full, I need some of your energy to clean my clutter up too. Joe swears if I bring one more box into the house he's going to rent me a warehouse!  Guess its time for me to start sorting..lol...love, Sandi

kaydeejay5449 said...

I can totally relate to the de-clutter mode.  I have to get into that mode and clean out my sewing room so I can actually get in there to sew.  It's cluttered with scrap booking supplies and projects.  

I love the picture of your car next to the beautiful pink bushes.  Lovely!  Bet the bees and hummingbirds are delighted it's in bloom.

Hugs, Kathy

mariealicejoan said...

It's been raining a lot here this past week as well.  It does get tiring, but then I guess we need some rain as well as sunshine.  It all works to the good.  I, too, am not interested in the Sex and the City movie.  I never watched the show either.  I'm looking forward to seeing Mama Mia.  I love the music of Abba.  I hope I'm not dissappointed!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

jeadie05 said...

Me too Linda and for all the reasons you state ,I like your thinking ''must do one constuctive thing today '' ,I dont watch Sex and the city on tv ,so wouldnt be interested in the film ,I see your new book has been given a write up by Debbie McComber ....love Jan xx

kamdghwmw said...

We could use some more rain down here! I do think that bush or tree is just awesome. I hope you have a great time at your book club meeting.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

wwfbison said...

Here I thought I was the only woman in this universe who didn't watch S&C show and don't plan on seeing the movie....glad to know there is at least one more!!  What is bunko?
Lisa

fasttrack58 said...

We want to see Get Smart too.... you don't want to see Narnia or Hulk, lol, the boys do....
I don't think I have any books by Sheila Roberts.... I so love hearing about your book club meetings....
I'm hoping to make a big dent in my cleaning out this summer, I have exactly two months before the boys go back to school, hmmmm, we shall see.....
Gas is 4.49-4.66 for regular....
Linda :)