I’m just beginning to understand why I haven’t been very good about posting on the blog. I put up a post every day last week, BUT I didn’t get over to the Wellness Center to work out – at all.

I’m not sure what the answer is, unless I give up something else.

  • I really like my reading time.
  • I really like sitting in the living room with Big Al in the evenings while we watch TV and I knit and do puzzles on the iPad.
  • I really like the activities I participate in during the day.
  • I really like spending an hour or so catching up with my friends on Facebook (I have already mostly given up Twitter because it was such a time-suck).
  • I don’t really like taking the time to cook dinner in the morning, but it’s better than cooking dinner in the evening.

I’m just not sure how I’m going to be able to fit in the time to both blog and work out.

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The preceding was written before lunch, and now I’m back from working out, after going to my Genealogy Group. Maybe this won’t be too disjointed. At least I hope not.

If anyone can figure out a solution to my problem of lack of time, I imagine you could make a fortune by bottling it!

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I have a meeting tonight for Pierce County Hunger Advocates. If you aren’t following that blog, or that Facebook page, then you aren’t really following me because that’s where a lot of my bandwidth is going these days.

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Speaking of hunger, homelessness, etc., I’ve been interested to follow the kerfuffle in Raleigh, NC, where the police threatened to arrest groups who were trying to feed the homeless on Saturday and Sunday. You can get a pretty good overview by checking the Pierce County Hunger page on Facebook. For information straight from the horse’s mouth, see the blog for Love Wins Ministries. Social media played an enormous role in “convincing” the city council and mayor to pay attention to the problem.

My New iPad

I got my last Christmas present today – an iPad! Big Al and I spent the early part of the afternoon at the Apple Store getting his iPad off of my Apple ID and getting my iPad to be happy with my iPhone.

I know I promised you before Advent that I would be posting quite a bit about Kathy Escobar’s Down We Go,  and I will get started on that shortly. (I had planned to do it today, but – first things (like an iPad) first.) Also, based on this book I’m going to be starting a new volunteer gig – I’ll tell you about it when it comes to pass. I’m really kind of excited about it.


Well, I may have completely jinxed any possibility of selling the house, but I turned down somebody who wanted to show it today. The thing is, we have had three last-minute requests to show the house in the past week – one Monday morning at 8:30 to show it at 11:00, one Tuesday morning at 9:00 to show it at 11:30, and one Friday afternoon at 5:30 to show it at 8:30 on Saturday morning. The call on Monday morning came after we had already sorted the wash, and had piles of clothes waiting their turn in the washing machine. The one Tuesday morning came when we had planned to go grocery shopping and then run errands. The one Friday evening came after Big Al had already decided to skip his men’s group at the church on Saturday morning because he was tired and wanted to sleep in. In all three cases we changed our plans in order to clean up, and vacate the house so it could be shown. In all three cases, we got notified DURING the agreed time of the showing, that “Oh, sorry, we’re not going to be able to make it! We’ll reschedule.”

None of these were the same realtor or even the same agency, but it still was really irritating.

Then, today, at 2:00 p.m., somebody asked if they could show it at 4:00 p.m. – right in the middle of the Cowboys game. Now I don’t have many things that I watch on TV religiously – Oregon football, and the Cowboys are the only sporting events that I make an effort to see. My only other show is Parenthood on Tuesday nights. Also, Big Al had set out to download and install the new iOS for his iPad, and it had run into trouble, so when the request came, he was at the Apple Store, and I didn’t have any idea when he would get home.

Anyway, I told the booking agency “No, the request came with too little lead time.”

In a way, it’s too bad we didn’t get to show it. I went to Calloway’s yesterday and got two of these beautiful Croton bushes for the side yard. They are really nice, and look like Fall is here.

Oh, well, if those people really wanted to see the house, I guess they’ll reschedule, next time with more lead time, I hope.