It’s time for another edition of Today I am . . .
- Happy to see the rain return to Portland after a week of unpleasant sunshine. ( <– This is how you can tell I’m a true Oregonian.)
- Thinking about how I read that you should have everything in your home “be like a fork.” As in, you never wonder where the forks go, as they have a specific, logical and permanent spot. (Can’t remember where I read this though.) Makes me think of how many grapefruit spoons my house contains.
- Proud that with the exception of cat litter, I put out no garbage this week. This is despite sharing every-other-week garbage pickup. I do have garbage that could have gone out, but it was so little that it wasn’t worth having to put a new bag in the can.
- Laughing at the vintage $5 garage sale mirror that I painted a silver color. I wanted to try covering the wood with copper leaf from the art supply store, but decided that I should use what I have (leftover spray paint) instead of buying new. Why am I laughing? The muted silver color makes it look like a sideways TV.
- Enjoying my new roll of silver duct tape that I picked up for free from a garage sale yesterday. Who gets rid of duct tape?!
- Saddened by the daily news coming out of Bangladesh about the factory collapse. This article has very up to date and balanced information.
- Bummed that I missed my older son’s apparently beautiful goal on Saturday because I was at work. (He usually plays defense so he rarely scores goals.) However, I am happy that I got to witness my younger son’s goal and subsequent celebration dance yesterday.
- Kind of disappointed in the book Money Secrets of The Amish. I had high expectations, but it read like a lengthy magazine article and never really explored beyond the obvious.
- Paying 25¢ per day in library fines for the 24-disc audio book of Fall of Giants. I’m trying my darndest to motor through the book, (which I’m enjoying) but there was simply no way I could get it read in the three weeks allowed by my library system. I’m on disc 16, so I’m too far in to stop. (I sure wish it would renew.)
- Planning another bulk-buying shopping extravaganza at Winco, as I scored another $10-off-$50 coupon from my mother’s rental cottage.
- Jonesing for a day of thrift shopping. It’s been a few weeks and I’m starting to develop a tic.
Now your turn. What are you doing lately?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”