Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Making Progress...

Can you believe the end of September is here? I sure can't! I feel like the days are just whizzing by. I'm finally starting to feel like I am making some headway on the house. While I'm not done with all the projects, I'm whittling away at them day by day. Today I finished up laundry and cleaned out the girls' drawers while I was at it. I think I need to separate hot weather clothes from cool weather clothes so their drawers aren't quite so stuffed. This time of year though is so tough to do that. Last week we were in the 40s and rainy (some areas saw snow!) and today it's in the upper 80s. Hard to put all the warm weather clothes away just yet. *Ü*

On Sunday afternoon I cleaned up an area in the backyard that I've neglected for some time. There is a sort of walkway between the house and where the garage sits. It's about 4-5 feet wide and a dumping ground of sorts. The leaves accumulate in this "breezeway." I had some time before the Broncos game started, so I got that area all cleaned up. I felt such a good sense of satisfaction after it was done. I had to take a shower though, I got pretty dusty. LOL

I have so many areas I want to work on though, I sometimes get frozen on what to work on when. Either that or I bounce from one thing to the next and that can take longer than it needs to. Sigh. I'll just keep chipping away at it, bit by bit. I want to get to a point where I feel comfortable working on some cards or layouts. I have some organizing of my digital stash to do, too. Sigh...always something.

I have neglected my walking a bit, something I'm not real thrilled with. As I said, last week the weather was not conducive to walking outside (at least not for me). I was also pretty upset about Sarah's passing, so I gave myself a break. Yesterday, though, I walked on the treadmill for 2 miles. Today I didn't, though, I had other things going on and before I knew it, it was time to get the girls from school.

I am still working on Amy's socks...getting closer to the toes. I thought I'd show you the book I am using to learn the knitting 2 socks at a time technique and my progress on the socks. That way you have something to look at from me. I was trying to do a pair like the cover pair, but I broke the needle on that stitch. I may try again sometime as I really like how it looks. We'll see.
Here's a funny for you in the saga of mice in our house. I told you we got a second one the morning after we got the first one, right? Since then, nothing, so I thought maybe, just maybe that was it. Um, no. Every morning I check the "trap" to see if the tube is still in place. And each morning it hasn't been touched. Yesterday morning was no exception. I was reading blogs after I checked and Steve was in the other room (where the trap is set up) reading the paper. After a while he told me we got another mouse. Huh? It must have just happened since the tube was still in place. Steve said, the tube hadn't moved, but there was a mouse in the bin. Interesting! I guess the tube is optional. LOL No wait, they are just jumping into the bin now! Wow. Nah...I suspect he was trying to walk along the edge of the bin toward the tube and slipped. But I guess how it happened doesn't matter, right? Another one is gone! *Ü* Fingers crossed that HE was the last one!

Thanks for stopping by. One of these days I'll have something more interesting to share...I hope. In the meantime I appreciate your stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.



Kathi Carlson said...

Always glad to see you "surface," my friend! So, you decided it was a clumsy mouse. That was my thought, too. And I'm with you in hoping he was the last!

Happy to hear you're making progress in the house and on the socks. About the walking, I follow a businessman's blog at work, and he wears a pedometer all the time - takes about 10,000 steps a day. It made me kind of curious as to just how many steps we take in our regular day-to-day activities.

No, I'd better go get something done. Have a great Wednesday!

Sharli said...

I'm giggling about your mouse! An uncoordinated mouse - it could happen, you know! I love that you're cleaning and organizing - I'm jealous, too. That's what I should be doing instead of sleeping!

Your socks are really coming along - I love the colors!

About the walking - I'll share that at work, we have teams that compete in walking and I often log over 10,000 steps in a day. You'd think I would be more fit than I am, huh!! (Sharli, put down the chocolate and walk some more!).


Jena said...

Good luck with all your projects! I am the same way with bouncing around - I need to work on finishing the first task before starting a new one - sometimes I think I have A.D.D. ;-P And I hear ya on changing out the seasonal clothes - our weather up here in Wyoming has been the same as yours - it's cold in the mornings (under 40) but by the time they get out of school it's usually around 80 degrees!

Glad to hear you caught another mouse - hope it's the last one for ya!

Good luck on your walking goal as well - I completely understand how hard it can be to get out when it starts getting cooler. I don't know if you're like this, but for me it's funny because after winter, as soon as it starts to warm up just a little, we're dying to get out, even though it's just as warm as it was in the fall when it was too 'cold' to go out ;-)

Hope you have a great week - thanks again for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, it sounds like spring cleaning...LOL! We have been doing the same here in Omaha...getting ready for winter. We have sealed the decks, put patio furniture away. Well, not the ones by our fire pit. We seem to spend our chilly nights there.

The socks are going to be wonderful! Can't wait to see them on your pretty model.

Have a great day!

Carolyn Christie said...

Cute socks! So glad you're getting all those mice.Yikes!! I LOL at your comment about the mice are just jumping in the bin. :)
Have a great day. And good job on the treadmill!!
I did 1.74 miles this morning...YAY

Alanna said...

I'm so glad you all got another mouse. Hopefully that one was the last and that they don't come back.

Good for you for all that you've been getting done around the house. I love the sense of satisfaction I get when I've done a major cleaning project.

As for your walking, I know our weather won't be cooperating probably for the rest of this week. Good for you if you can get on the treadmill.

I hope that the rest of your week goes splendidly.

Laurel said...

I love those socks, they just look so warm and cozy!