Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Every four (now two) years since I can remember, my family has watched Olympic events broadcasted on television. Never mind that we only watch one or two of these sports during non-Olympic years. When the Olympics are on, suddenly my family becomes fanatics about every sport competed!

I know there are still several days of competition left, but I'm over it. I have Olympic burnout! Enough coverage. I haven't even watched the online coverage and I'm done. I just can't absorb any more of it. I watched the swimming and gymnastics. The two sports I care most about during the Summer Games. They're over and I don't think I can handle all the Track and Field that remains, plus the team sports that are still going!

I'm so tired of watching sports that I don't even want to watch college football right now. The season starts in a couple weeks and I've been looking forward to it all spring and summer! And what is with all the Manning commercials for ESPN? Enough! I get it, they're the quarterback dynasty of the NFL. I can only hope my burnout doesn't extend into the college football season.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rainy Days

It's unseasonably cold and very rainy today. I feel like either curling up with my favorite blanket and reading a book or watching Anne of Green Gables countless times in succession while working on a craft project. I'm also craving homemade broccoli and cheese soup (very unusual for me). Maybe homemade chili will suffice... Off to decide if I'm going to work on a craft project or spend the day reading!


It's hard to believe that I'm going back to school in two weeks! My first text book arrived Wednesday and the second one should arrive soon. I'm amazed that I only needed to buy one book per class. I'm used to buying 13-15 per class! God continues to meet all my needs in the area of school! I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I am.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


My dad would be so proud of my mom and me! Boo managed to destroy the carpet over the last couple of years and we decided that it needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

In the course of an afternoon and evening, we removed all the carpet in the living/dining room and I removed all the tacking strips (for safety)! I used a flathead screwdriver and hammer to get the tacking out of the concrete subfloor.

Due to the damage Boo caused to the subfloor, we have to remove all the rest of the carpet ourselves as well. We need to seal the damage before new carpet is installed and the carpet installers won't deal with pet stains.

Guess how I'm spending the next couple of weekends?

Watching all those home DIY shows with my dad for years finally paid off! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I have been sick every weekend for the last month and I finally figured out why. Apparently even the slightest sunburn causes my allergies to turn into a cold that could easily become a sinus infection. It's the most curious thing and very irritating; the more severe the burn, the more severe my cold. In all my years of having sunburns, I've never had a reaction like this before. I guess I need to stay out of the sun completely until the summer is over (and be better about applying sunscreen).

Grrrr-annoying allergies!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


So, anyone who knows me knows I love old movies from Hollywood's Golden Era. Turner Classic Movies is spending the entire month of August devoting one whole day to a single star. A couple days ago Claude Rains was the star. They showed Now Voyager; it's a fantastic movie also starring Bette Davis.

There's something about ugly duckling movies that has always appealed to me. Maybe it's because I see myself as an ugly duckling. I don't always fit into other people's idea of what I should be. This isn't bad, it just makes for a sometimes exciting but lonely existence. It also has taken me a while to figure out that it only bothers me as much as I let it bother me. However, I think I'm finally moving out of seeing myself as an ugly duckling and becoming the unique person I'm supposed to be.

That's enough deep thinking for a Friday afternoon! I'm so excited about seeing my friends from the Fort tomorrow and discussing the women's retreat for this fall with them!!!