Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend

I have had no further revelations from my bath towel.  Please bear with me as I travel the path of my new reality.

I would like to assure you all that I will not be sharing anymore startling discoveries brought to be courtesy of inanimate objects, but of course you probably know me better than that.

I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond last week and there were some really lux towels there whispering, "Buy ME!  Buy me!" but I resisted their siren song.

We see what we want to see; we hear what we want to hear.

I had a lovely weekend.  Mike's sister came for a visit.  We talked, ate, and drank some wine.  We went to downtown Burlington and cruised some shops, went out for lunch and took in a movie.  We saw Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks--really enjoyed it.

Now it is back to the "work" week.  I have bills to pay.  I have to call the chimney company again because the caps keep getting blown off the chimneys.  I have to arrange for the garage door to get fixed.  A spring broke on the automatic door opener.  I thought I was pretty darn strong, but I cannot lift it myself.  Luckily it has double doors so I can get in and out.  I have downed lilac branches to pick up and take to the stump dump and more yard and garden bedding to do.  Then there is the library which I neglected last week, card making group, and poetry group.  I will absolutely have to get to a grocery store in the next day or two.  To think--at one time I had a job, too.


22 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing when we think that we once had to fit a job into our daily routines! I know there's some principle that says we are always able to fill in the empty gaps of our time! Sounds as if you're quite busy -- don't overdo!

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  2. My sister is retiring next week. I told her after a month she will wonder how she ever had time to work!

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  3. And Olga, you can't leave us hanging ... what did YOU see in the towel??

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    1. I clearly saw the word seek. It jumped out at me.

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  4. It's nice to keep busy, isn't it. Better than brooding about the past. Glad you had a good time with Mike's sister.

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  5. Bath store eh?
    Well good to learn you are so busy just wish things were not broken.

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  6. Ooh, I will have to go back to look at that towel.
    I can so relate. How did we get everything done and work too? Maybe having more energy was a help plus we now have the luxury of procrastination if we chose.

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  7. Ok, maybe a couple of e's but that is all I got.

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  8. All of us will follow along -- just remember - it is your journey, only you can drive.

    And I am so with you on the to do list -- how did I do all this and work?

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  9. You have a lot to do on that list. I'm glad you had some down time. Will you take care of all the yard work yourself?

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    1. My son comes over to help me. Oh, and the wind blows away most of the leaves.

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  10. I sometimes surprise myself with what I'm actually capable of doing. Including calling repair people.

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  11. I had to google it, but there is a Parkinson`s law that states ``"work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion`` I actually think it isn`t true, but simply that we find additional tasks when we have the time to do so, ones that otherwise would have gone undone. For example, when I have a crazy busy day at work...the dishes in the sink can wait!
    Good luck with the to-do list!

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  12. Seek and you will find. I went back to seek out the towel, and sure enough, I saw what you saw.
    I think it's good to have a good healthy to-do list. Busy is good. just as long as you don't have to get them all done right away. Time pressure is not fun. That's what we left when we retired.

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  13. Reading your to do list tuckered my out...time for a nap. How in the world did we ever work jobs and still manage to get all this stuff done?

    Glad you had a nice visit with your sister in law.

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  14. Glad that you are keeping busy. I agree that sometimes it's hard to believe that I ever found time to work. But the neat thing about retirement is that I only have to 'answer to me'. So if things get too crazy, I can say... "That's not going to happen... at least not today... " and go take a nap!

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  15. Whew, you're makin' me tired! Want to see Capt. Phillips, but just saw "A Hijacking" about the crew of a Danish cargo ship that's hijacked by Somali pirates. So, I think I'll wait till it goes on Netflix.

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  16. Wow. And I thought I had a lot to do. You do sound busy, and those are all the kinds of errand-y things I hate. I bid you strength for the journey.

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  17. Sounds you had a great week end. After weekends going to work means feel lazy..

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  18. What? The towels are talking to you now? I'm calling in a psych evaluation, Olga! You sound busy. That's good.

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  19. Did you tell us what you saw in the towels? I'm awfully curious.

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